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Dr Wendy Goff

Lecturer Mathematics Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Bachelor of Education, University of Canberra, Australia


Wendy's previous experience spans over a variety of educational and early childhood settings. This experience includes working in numerous roles such as childcare worker, room leader, preschool teacher (centre-based and government), social welfare worker (based in a primary school setting), and primary school teacher (experience teaching years P-6). She has worked full time in the university setting since 2009, teaching in both undergraduate and post-graduate programs Her qualifications include BEd, MEd, GDPSY, GCISM, GCULT, PhD. Wendy's research focuses on the three areas of early childhood/primary education, the transition to school/school partnerships, and mathematics education. Her recent work utilised the Indigenous lens of the cultural interface to explore how adults come together to support young children’s mathematical learning as they make the transition to school. She is a current member of a large, international Marie Curie-funded research collaboration (Pedagogies of Educational Transitions – POET), collecting and sharing comparative data focused on the transition to school. This collaboration involves working with leading researchers from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Scotland and Iceland. During her employment in the tertiary setting, she has been successful in obtaining a number of small seeding grants that were focused on building effective university-school partnerships and improving learning outcomes for students (pre-service teachers and primary school children), these projects have involved creating and maintaining a close collaboration with schools throughout the semester. Wendy enjoys teaching and has received a variety of awards and distinctions for her teaching in the tertiary environment. She is interested in supervising students who are interested in mathematics education; adult relationships and how they support children's learning; family-school partnership; social and community psychology; or the transition to school. 

Research interests

Social Psychology; Social Psychology; Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Mathematics Education; Design-based Research; Educational Partnerships/Relationships

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) - 130102
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) - 130105
  • Mathematics And Numeracy Curriculum And Pedagogy - 130208

Teaching areas

mathematics education;inclusion;equity and diversity


  • 2013, Other, Vice Chancellor Nomination for Teaching Excellence, Monash University
  • 2013, Other, Lecturer of the Year - Student Union, Monash University
  • 2013, Other, Deans Award for Teaching Excellence, Monash University
  • 2012, Other, Golden Apple Award - Student Union, Monash University
  • 2011, Other, Golden Apple Award - Student Union, Monash University


Also published as: Goff, Wendy; Goff, W.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Working Together to Strengthen Mathematics/ICT Learning in Our Community *; Hawthorn Early Years Incorporated

* Chief Investigator