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Dr. Catherine Oxworth

Lecturer, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Initial Teacher Education



Berwick Campus, Online


Dr Catherine Oxworth is a Lecturer in the School of Education at Federation Univeristy Australia. Dr Oxworth is always interested in research and projects that give voice to those that are marginalised in our world. Through her research, Catherine considers the complexities of identity, post-colonialism, gender and feminism through qualitative research methods such as ethnography and narrative inquiry.

Catherine has had extensive experience working as a teacher, trainer, mentor and leader in schools throughout Australia, China, Pakistan, Kenya and Zambia.  Catherine has conducted research in school communities in Kenya and Zambia, with a particular focus on giving voice to girls. She has also worked on a project that investigated the experiences of Indigenous pre-service teachers in Australia.

Additionally, Catherine is a classically trained musician with an interest in investigating the benefits of music and arts education. Through her research, teaching and work, Catherine’s intent is to try to make the world a better place for having lived in it.

African Girls’ Experiences of Gender in School Communities: Observations and Reflections from a Researcher

Why aren’t we there yet? A typology for evaluating resistant and counter-hegemonic practices

Lines of school-university partnership: Perception, sensation and meshwork reshaping of pre- service teachers' experiences

School-university partnerships are complex, entangled and layered. As renewal of initial teacher...