Our team

Our team

Academic Director

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Dr Iain Hay

Department of Educational Studies

Phone: +61 2 9850 8056

Deputy Director

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Dr Kim Wilson

Department of Educational Studies

Phone: +61 2 9850 9337

Dr Kim Wilson is Lecturer in Secondary History Education at Macquarie University. Her research into historical fiction for child and young adult readers identified a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Her current research focusses on strategies to enable and...View full profile in our Researcher's database


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Leanne Bamford Barnes

Department of Educational Studies

Phone: +61 (2) 9850 9827

Leanne Bamford Barnes is Manager of the Academy, overseeing governance, course design and development, as well as stakeholder engagement and marketing. Bamford Barnes is an experienced leader and manager and has worked in various industries including adult education and professional development, marketing and event management. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), Graduate Certificate in Marketing, Diploma of Training and Assessment, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Quality Assurance Project Officer

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Raymond Gillies

Department of Educational Studies

Ray Gillies guides the Academy on quality assurance, alignment of professional development courses with the APST and registration of courses with NESA. He has extensive successful experience as a teacher, senior educational administrator in public education and professional learning facilitator for teachers and principals.

Learning Designer

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Kate McFadden

Department of Educational Studies

Kate is an accomplished learning designer, with experience in designing, developing and delivering online, face-to-face and blended training courses in corporate, tertiary and government industries. Kate joined the ACPDE in 2019 and works with experts across Macquarie University to produce professional development courses for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. Kate has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Administration Officer

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Leigh Lofts

Department of Educational Studies

Phone: +61 (2) 9850 9889

Leigh is an experienced administrator who has worked in various sectors performing project support and event management duties. Leigh has a Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management).

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