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Associate Professor Narelle Lemon

Associate Professor of Education

Biography

I am an internationally recognised researcher in education and initial teacher education bringing an interdisciplinarity across education, arts, and positive psychology. I engage with narrative inquiry and creative research methods with a recent focus on poetry and visual narratives. My particular research expertise and interest relate to fostering wellbeing literacy in K-12 teachers, preservice teachers, and higher degree research students and academics in the higher education sector– that is, capacity building in wellbeing and self-care practices that supports proactive decision making across diverse areas of evidence-based wellbeing science in order to flourish while learning how to adapt to work, life and societal stressors. As an interdisciplinary researcher I have also built a portfolio in scholarship of learning and teaching with a particular focus on professional digital literacy and confidence in higher education having researched this across future teachers’ use of Twitter and Instagram, and in academic use of Twitter in the capacity of being networked scholars. My work in these areas has been acknowledged with an AUUT National Teaching Citation. As a passionate teacher educator, I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in professional experience (work integrated learning) in Australia and Malaysia. I have made significant contributions to the collegial life and leadership of Swinburne in roles across department, school and whole university including leading gender equity as a member of promotions executive for Swinburne Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), mentoring across disciplines in the Swinburne ECR Mentoring program, and being a regular invited guest speaker for HDR events to support the development of a wellbeing literacy. I am currently Associate Dean (Education) in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education leading the learning and teaching portfolio across 4 departments and 2 research centres. In this role I have made significant contributions to student engagement and retention with the design and implementation of a Pedagogy of Belonging that places humanising learning, relationships, and care for students and colleagues at the centre of pedagogical decisions. I have led national and international bodies including Arts Education Victoria, Arts Education Australia, Action for Happiness Australia, and Holistic Education Special Interest Group for American Educational Research Association. I tweet and gram as @rellypops, blog as Wellbeing Whisperer, and can be found on Apple and Spotify as executive producer and host with various podcasts. 



PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Curriculum And Pedagogy - 390100
  • Higher Education - 390303
  • Specialist Studies In Education - 390400

Awards

  • 2019, National, National Teaching Citation, Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)
  • 2018, Swinburne, VC Award in the team category of Diversity and Inclusion., Swinburne University of Technology
  • 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

Publications

Also published as: Lemon, Narelle; Lemon, N.; Lemon, N. S.; Lemon, Narelle S.; Lemon, Narelle Suzanne
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Sa'ili le ala: 21st Century career discovery sprint for Pasifika youths *; DISER - Safer Communities Fund: Early Intervention
  • 2021: Access Quality Teaching initiative *; VIC Department of Education and Training
  • 2021: Supporting Pasifika islander youth towards positive life trajectories *; Department of Justice - Building Safer Communities

* Chief Investigator