School of Education

Dianne Harrison

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Gippsland Campus, 2S Building, Room 2S-110
Phone: 5122 8072


Master of Education (TESOL) - Monash University - 2011

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Indonesian & Humanities) - Monash University – 2002



  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)


  • Learning, thinking and creativity (EDBED1008)
  • Child and youth studies (EDBED1009)
  • Social education and humanities curriculum (EDBED3002)
  • Professional policy, practice and responsibility (EDBED4004)/Entering the profession (EDF4314)
  • Theory and practice of learning and teaching (EDFGC5807)
  • Understanding and investigating our worlds (EDFGC5705)


Di is an educator who lectures in the School of Education. Prior to joining Federation University in February 2014, Di taught English to migrants and refugees at GippsTAFE, Morwell, where she developed an interest in migrant experiences and access to education. She is a qualified LOTE teacher and has taught Indonesian language in both primary and secondary school settings. She also has experience as a generalist classroom teacher. Di is currently teaching first year, fourth year and post graduate students enrolled in primary teaching programs. She has recently joined the management committee which oversees the Clemente program conducted at Federation University, Gippsland Campus. Di is also involved in the FUGuE Collective and contributed to the writing of a paper which was presented at an Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference. She has contributed extensively to her local community and is a graduate of the Gippsland Community Leadership program. Di continues to be actively involved in her local Rotary International club and has served in various leadership positions.

Areas of expertise

As an early-career researcher, Di is currently completing her second Master’s degree. Her minor thesis research project aims to understand the lived experiences of graduate students who have studied online. Di is also very interested in the Clemente program, which is a ground-breaking university education program that aims to break the cycle of poverty, inequity and social injustice for Australians facing multiple disadvantages and social isolation and is a possible area of future doctoral research. Another area of interest is the Discovery Club which is a program that introduces grade 6 students to university and seeks to develop their future career aspirations.

Research interests

  • Online pedagogy and digital literacies
  • Equitable access to rural higher education
  • Clemente program – social inclusion
  • Transforming education


Refereed conference paper

The FUGuE Collective, Federation University Gippsland – School of Education
Plowright, S., Glowrey, C., Green, M., Fletcher, A., Harrison, D., Plunkett, M., Emmett, S. & Johnson, N. (2016). Reimagining and transforming identity as researchers and educators: a (con)textual fugue. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2016, Melbourne.


  • Australian College of Educators (ACE)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)