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John Williamson

Dean of the Faculty of Education and Professor of Education at the University of Tasmania
John  Williamson

John Williamson is Professor of Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education, at the University of Tasmania. Prior to this appointment he was Chair of the Academic Senate, UTAS, for 12 years.

John has contributed to education policy and practice through membership of government committees and professional associations, particularly in the areas of teacher education and registration, vocational education and training, and teacher quality.

Over three decades he has conducted large and small scale research in the areas of classroom processes, teacher education, youth gambling, teachers’ work lives, and school-based decision-making. This research has been shared through four monographs and 70 journal articles/book chapters/refereed conference papers. Agencies he has conducted research for include the OECD, ANTA, WA Department of Education, and the Tasmanian DHHS.

He is passionate about providing high quality higher education for all those who have the commitment and interest to pursue it.

John believes education transforms lives and that it is the primary means for assisting individuals to lead enriched lives as citizens contributing to their communities and civil life through informed participation and respectful engagement.

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