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Professor Christopher Brook


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 6125, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.148
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 6125  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.148  


Chris is Head of the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.


Chris currently holds the position of Head of School (Education) at Edith Cowan University. Previous roles have included Dean of Teaching and Learning and Head of School for Regional Remote and e-Learning. In these roles Chris has been a driver of significant change in teaching and learning including face to face, online and blended learning settings. He has led research projects that explore quality teaching in classroom settings, in-service teacher professional growth and community development in online settings. Current research interest include effective pre-service teacher training and graduate competencies.

Chris has received several research awards including the Faculty Research Medal (Edith Cowan University), the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia award for Excellence in a Thesis and Best Paper awarded by the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.

Professional Associations

  • 2014 - Penrhos College
  • 2014 - Roseworth Primary School
  • 2013 - Makybe Rise Primary School
  • 2011 - Mazenod College
  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority

Research Interests

  • Community development in online settings
  • In-service teacher professional learning
  • Instructional technology
  • Gifted and talented learners

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1987.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Edith Cowan University, 1985.


Recent Research Grants

  • Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations,  Yayasan Sampoerna - Sampoerna Foundation Teacher Institute,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $159,913.
  • Blended learning, situated cognition and a sense of community: Effecting pedagogic change in school settings,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $15,000.
  • Balga Senior High School ICT Evaluation 2006,  Balga Senior High School,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  .
  • Strategic Partnerships in ICT Teacher Development Project,  Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $19,091.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor Of Philosophy; Rethinking Connectedness: An Investigation Into The Access Of Teacher Professional Learning In Regional And Remote Western Australia
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