Associate Professor Narelle Lemon
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Department of Education
- Hawthorn campus
Ass/Professor Narelle Lemon (DEd MEd BMus BTeach DipMan) is currently the Director of Professional Experience in the Department of Education, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Narelle is known for her interdisciplinary work with industry that focuses on lived experience and voice.
Narelle's overarching research area is focused on participation and engagement. She explores this through a variety of avenues including social media use for learning and professional development, creativity and arts education, and positive psychology specifically aimed at mindful practice and coping strategies. She engages with creative pedagogies, visual narrative and narrative inquiry to investigate lived experiences.
She is interested in the lived experience of being an academic - care, collaboration, mindful and supportive practices. This has been explored through online identity with social media and the project called Academics Who Tweet, and through hearing the stories such as those of early career researchers, and the upcoming edited book with Springer that explores the way that academics understand, embrace and enact the concepts of mindfulness in approaching their work in demanding and dynamic environments.
Narelle has worked extensively with the Australian GLAM sector including Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian National Maritime Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia Museum, Shepparton Art Museum, State Library of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, and Ulumbarra Theatre. She is currently working on a three-year funded project with Castlemaine State Festival to promote arts and cultural awareness in regional young people. Narelle founded #MuseumEdOz on Twitter, an online discussion community that brings together Australian and international teachers, museums and museum educators for monthly tweet chats. She has been featured in the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Museum Edition in a case study of innovative learning and teaching practice that brings together the GLAM sector, museum education, teacher education and social media to engage with education audiences.
She is an outgoing executive member of the national board Arts Education Australia, and has previously been on the executive of the state board Arts Education Victoria. Narelle works with the Creative Women’s Circle, a national non-for-profit organisation that supports creative women in their business and entrepreneurial endeavours.
Narelle has received over $1.2 million worth of nationally competitive grants and awards. She has been successfully awarded research awards including: La Trobe University Mid Career Researcher Excellence Award (2016); La Trobe University Early Career Researcher Excellence Award (2013); Early Career Supervisor with Most Publications Award within the School of Education, RMIT University (2012); and Early Career Researcher International Travel Award from RMIT Research and Innovation (2012). She is often invited as an expert speaker and commentator in the media and for online communities on research culture and education issues.
Narelle blogs at Chat with Rellypops, Tweets as @Rellypops, and curate an online project to promote stories of how creativity and mindfulness are applied to people’s lives from various disciplines in the community. This Explore and Create Stories series is curated on Instagram through @exploreandcreateco.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy - 130201
- Higher Education - 130103
- Specialist Studies In Education - 130300
- 2016, Other, MID CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD, La Trobe University
- 2014, Other, ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES (ARWU) RE-ENTRY INITIATIVE , La Trobe University
- 2013, Other, RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD, La Trobe University
- 2013, Other, EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARD, RMIT
- 2012, Other, EARLY CAREER SUPERVISOR WITH MOST PUBLICATIONS FOR 2012 (EDUCATION), RMIT
- 2010, Other, RMIT UNIVERSITY TEACHING AWARD , RMIT
- 2008, Other, RMIT UNIVERSITY TEACHING AWARD WINNER FOR CATEGORY A: HIGHER EDUCATION DISCIPLINE CATEGORIES, RMIT
- 2006, Other, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD, The University of Melbourne
- 2004, Other, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ELIZABETH ROBERTSON AWARD (Awarded for most meritorious essay in Master of Education degree), The University of Melbourne
Also published as: Lemon, Narelle; Lemon, N.
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