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Professor Stephen Winn

Professor Stephen Winn is the Executive Dean of the School of Education and has over 25 years of experience in academia. Stephen has held a number of academic leadership positions including Head of School, Teacher Education and Early Childhood USQ; Deputy Chair of the Queensland Council of Deans of Education; Academic Director UNE; Deputy Head of School; School of Rural Medicine, UNE; and Deputy Head of School, School of Education.

Stephen has been involved in the regulation, accreditation and approval of initial teacher education programs as well as medical programs across several jurisdictions in Australia.

He was responsible for overseeing the major changes of initial teacher education programs to ensure compliance with the specific jurisdictional and Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) compliance post the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) review and implementation of recommendations whilst at USQ.

Stephen was the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Council of Deans of Education from 2014-2018 and a Board Director of Parents and Citizens Queensland from 2017-2018. He also was a member of the Senior Secondary Assessment and Tertiary Admissions Ministerial Advisory group in Queensland from 2015-2018.

He was a member of the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards Committee from 2014-2018.

Stephen has worked at several universities across Australia and is a Visiting Professor in the School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at University of California, Riverside, holds an adjunct position as Professor at the School of Rural Medicine UNE and is a Visiting Scholar at NIE Singapore.

Research areas and interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Compliance and accreditation
  • Disability
  • Hearing impairment and deafness
  • Tele-medicine and Tele-health
  • Rural and Remote education
  • Online education

Stephen holds a Diploma in Teaching from Adelaide College of Advanced Education (1978), a Bachelor of Education from the South Australian College of Advanced Education (1986), a Master of Special Education from The Flinders University of South Australia (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy from The Flinders University of South Australia (2006).

He is also a member of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL), Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA), Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and a Member of Public Health Association.


Executive Officer
Mr Zack Weedon
Telephone: (08) 6304 5106
Email: z.weedon@ecu.edu.au

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