Associate Professor Lisa van Leent

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Associate Professor, Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Learning Innovation (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology)

Associate Professor Lisa van Leent is an academic in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership within the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice at QUT. Their research interests concern social justice in education with a focus on teachers' pedagogical practices, genders and sexualities, teacher attraction and retention, the purpose of schooling. Dr Lisa van Leent has extensive experience as a primary classroom teacher. They completed their doctoral study, titled “Primary School Teachers’ Conceptions of Pedagogical Responses to Concepts of Diverse Sexualities” at Queensland University of Technology. Lisa's future research interests involve developing socially just pedagogical practices with teachers regarding diverse genders and sexualities.

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Dr Lisa van Leent enjoys working with schools to improve the teaching and learning for students and staff. Her passion is in supporting teachers with effective tools and strategies within a whole school environment.

Lisa is engaged with key stakeholders such as community groups, the Department of Education, and schools to support socially just teaching and learning regarding diverse genders and sexualities.