Special Interest Groups

A Special interest Group (SIG) is a group of 15 or more AARE members with shared research interests. SIGs support networking with fellow researchers and are a benefit of their membership with AARE. SIGs undertake a diverse range of activities including organising events, discussion groups, research training, convening symposia, contributions to AARE news and the Australian Educational Researcher, etc. AARE members volunteer as SIG convenors. The SIGs Co-ordinator oversees all the SIGS and is an elected member on the AARE Executive.

SIGs are led by a Convenor and Co-Convenor(s) who are responsible for organizing the group’s activities and delegate responsibilities. All members of SIGs must be current financial members of AARE. Non-AARE members are strongly encouraged to join the Association to help support the infrastructure provided to SIGs by AARE.

Further information

How to obtain approved funds 

AARE is happy to pay in the following ways:

  • Direct to a company on provision of an invoice
  • As reimbursement to a person on provision of receipts
  • As reimbursement to a University on provision of receipts

All payments must be approved by the SIG convenor or project lead. AARE makes payments every fortnight on a Wednesday and most payments will be completed at these times. However, if you have an urgent request for payment please contact the AARE office. 

Please use this form to apply for payment. (You must be logged in as an AARE member to access this form). 

Special Interest Group Convenor/s
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Melitta Hogarth, Tracey Bunda
Arts Education Practice Research Kathryn Coleman, Peter Cook, Mark Selkrig
Assessment and Measurement Jo Dargusch, Anna Fletcher, Stefanovych Roberts, Joanna Tai
Children and student voice across all sectors Manaia Chou-Lee, Trang Hoang
Cuturally and Linguistically Diverse education Sally Baker, Rachel Burke
Early Childhood Jo Bird, Dr Monika Krajcovicova, Kathy Swinkels
Educational Leadership Jeffrey Brooks, Melanie Brooks, Nicola Sum
Educational Theory and Philosophy Steven Stolz, Robert Stevens
Environmental and Sustainability Education Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Karen Malone, Helen Widdop Quinton
Gender, Sexualities & Cultural Studies Annette Bromdal, Leanne Coll, Lisa van Leent
Global Contexts for Education Rhonda Di Biase, Lesley Friend, Miriam Ham
Health and Physical Education Tony Rossi, Nicole Taylor, Benjamin Williams
History and Education Yeow-Tong Chia, James Goulding
Inclusive Education Kate de Bruin, Linda Graham, Haley Tancredi
Language and Literacy Janet Dutton, Bree Kitt, Kathy Rushton
Motivation and Learning Emma Burns, Natasha Kett
Middle Years of Schooling Anne Coffey, Tony Edwards, Katherine Main, Kerry Renwick
Politics and Policy in Education Jessica Gerrard, Radhika Gorur, Ian Hardy, Glenn Savage
Poststructural Theory Lucinda McKnight, Melissa Wolfe
Professional and Higher Education Giedre Kligyte, Catherine Manathunga, Jan McLean, Alisa Percy
Qualitative Research Methodologies Ian Davis
Rural Education Melyssa Fuqua, Erica Southgate
Schools and Education Systems Angela Ferguson, Rebecca Libke
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Amanda Berry, Ann Osman
Social Justice Lilly Yazdanpanah, Tim Fish
Sociocultural Activity Theory John Cripps Clark, Brendan Jacobs, Judith MacCallum
Sociology of Education Babak Dadvand, Emma Rowe, Garth Stahl
Teacher Education and Research Innovation Angelina Ambrosetti, Thi Kim Anh Dang, Jeana Kriewaldt, Jon Quach
Teachers' Work and Lives Christine Grima-Farrell, Natasha Wardman
Technology and Learning Ulla Freihofner, Katherine McLay