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Associate Professor Sandra Wooltorton

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9780 7753, Email:, Campus: Bunbury, Room: BU5.112
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9780 7753  
Facsimile: (61 8)  9780 7800  
Campus: Bunbury  
Room: BU5.112  


Staff Qualifications

  • Diploma of Teaching, Edith Cowan University .
  • Master of Education hon, Murdoch University .
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University .
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), Edith Cowan University, 2012 .
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1978 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Sustainable environmental management in Australian small firms,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2011 - 2013,  $545,019.
  • Noongar History and Geography Project: CEO,  Catholic Education Office of WA,  Grant,  2013,  $7,500.
  • Facilitators to Develop and Maintain School Community Partnership Agreements within Aboriginal Innovation Schools,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2012,  $40,455.
  • A Cultural Geography of the Leschenault Estuary: A social values study,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012,  $93,515.
  • Economic Contribution of the South West Racing Industry to the Western Australian Economy,  Bunbury Turf Club,  Bunbury Turf Club Grant,  2011,  $10,000.
  • Long term reorientation of schools towards sustainability,  Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd,  Scholarship,  2006 - 2011,  $66,000.
  • Transition to Sustainability: ECU South West - A Study of The Transformation of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $65,525.
  • Worsley Energy Challenge a?? Energy Literacy Acquisition (Phase 2 of the Energy Education Resources Project),  BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $3,850.
  • The development of a tool for assessing provision and effectiveness of coastal management education,  Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $491.
  • Sustainable energy education resources project,  Department of the Premier and Cabinet - Public Sector Management,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $50,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Wooltorton, S., (2012), Sustainability: ambiguity and aspiration in teacher education. Critical voices in teacher education: teaching for social justice in conservative times, 257-272, New York, USA.

Journal Articles

  • Wooltorton, S., Palmer, M., Steele, F., (2011), A process for transition to sustainability: Implementation. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 27(1), 160-174, St. Lucia, Queensland.
  • Wooltorton, S., Palmer, M., Goodwin, K., Paine, D., (2010), A process for transition to sustainability: Beginning. The Social Educator, 28(2), 20-27, Tasmania.

Conference Publications

  • Wooltorton, S., (2009), Education for sustainable cities: The great Australian dilemma. State of Australian Cities National Conference: City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability, 16p., Perth, Western Australia.
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