WHO ARE WE?
Professor Lorraine Graham has a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Master of Arts (Education) along with teaching and special education degrees. She is Professor of Learning Intervention at the University of Melbourne. From 2001 onwards, she has been involved in the development and scaling up of the QuickSmart Numeracy and Literacy programs. Her work with Professor John Pegg on QuickSmart alone has impacted over 30,000 Australian students drawn from more than 1,200 schools across the country.
During the last twenty-one years, Lorraine Graham has collaborated to attract over $9.8 millions of research funding. She has contributed over 90 published academic works, including five books, and extensive educational resource materials. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Research into Learning Disabilities and recipient of UNE’s Team Award for Excellence in Research. Lorraine was nominated in both the Academic Achievement and Professional Achievement categories of the 2013 Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumni Awards, and was commended as an outstanding researcher during the 2015 University of Southern Queensland’s Alumnus of the Year Awards.
Dr. Jeanette Berman is a member of the inclusive education team at UNE and a registered psychologist with professional experience working in schools. Her professional and research interests are broad, involving child and adolescent development, sustainable learning, psychoeducational assessment, responsive classroom teaching, learning intervention for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, professional practice in school and educational psychology, and Indigenous educational psychology.
Dr Anne Bellert is a teacher and researcher who is committed to achieving sustainable learning – Learning for all, teaching that matters, learning that lasts. Whilst working as a researcher at UNE’s SiMERR centre Anne was involved in the design and development of the now widely-implemented QuickSmart intervention programs. She now pursues research and publication interests focusing on learning difficulties in reading and mathematics, effective teaching for literacy and numeracy, the potential role of cognitive neuroscience in 21st-century education, and more recently the reconceptualization of inclusion as ‘Sustainable Learning’.
Lisa is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne where she is program coordinator of the Master of Learning Intervention. Prior to this, Lisa was a leading teacher at Travancore School, a mental health focussed special education setting. Lisa has over 25 years’ experience working in education, including primary, secondary and special education settings, and specialist alcohol and other drug services. She is currently involved in research projects focusing on help seeking by adolescents for alcohol use and mental health, wraparound interventions for re-engaging severe school refusers, and including the voice of students with mental health diagnoses in their education.