School of Education

Mary Walker

Position: Sessional Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Berwick Campus
Phone: (03) 5122 6026


Doctor of Philosophy – Edith Cowan University

Master of Education (Educational Management & International Policy) – Melbourne University– 2013

Bachelor of Education – Tabor College – 2006

Bachelor of Arts – Deakin University- 2001



  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth - Yr 6)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education Studies


  • Learning and Teaching (EDBED1016)
  • Collaborative Partnerships (EDBED2112)
  • Transition to the Profession 1 (EDBED2114)
  • Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing (EDBED2111)
  • Differentiating for diverse learners (EDBED2007)


Mary joined Federation University in 2018 as a sessional lecturer in the faculty of education. Previously Mary worked as a research assistant on several education, arts and community health projects at both Melbourne University and Monash University. She currently works in various roles with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and as a CRT in primary and secondary schools. Mary has previously worked in management positions in the TAFE sector. She is currently completing her PhD in Education at Edith Cowan University.

Areas of expertise

Mary's current research focuses on training to improve pre-service teachers’ inclusivity skills. It explores cultural sensitivity training and research in to emotional intelligence. Exploring how training might improve people’s inclusivity, cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence is of great interest to Mary. She is interested in action research, particularly self-study. Mary is very interested in the way that action research can benefit teaching practice. As a director, writer, actor and musician Mary has an interest in the Arts, particularly drama. She is interested in advocating for the continued development and growth of this area in education.

Research interests

  • Inclusivity
  • Action Research
  • The Arts