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Dr Elizabeth Stamopoulos

Elizabeth is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Current Teaching

  • EPA5170 - Leading Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice (0-8 years)
  • EPA5175 - Leading Family and Community in the Early Years (0-8 years)
  • ECE5195 - Early Years Education
  • ECS4261 - Professional Engagement in Early Childhood Education

Professional Associations

  • 2001-2014: Early Childhood Australia (National Director, President, Vice-President, Committee Member)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Early Childhood Leadership and Change Management
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Professional Teaching Standards
  • Benchmarking


  • Doctor of Philosophy Major in Early Childhood Studies, Edith Cowan University, 2002.
  • Master of Education By Research Major Early Childhood Study, Edith Cowan University, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1979.


Recent Research Grants

  • Development of child and parent centre initiative WA,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2012 - 2014,  $45,455.
  • Development of Kindergarten / Pre-Primary Guidelines for Western Australian Schools,  School Curriculum and Standards Authority,  Tender,  2012 - 2013,  $68,668.
  • An Investigation of Goodstart's Centre-Based Practice and Program Quality Using the National Quality Standards as the Benchmark, with a Focus on Building the Capacity of Early Learning Consultants,  Charles Sturt University,  Grant - Good Start Early Learning Centre Ltd,  2013,  $7,000.
  • Building Pedagogical Knowledge and Leadership Capacity in Long Day Care Centres,  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $49,817.
  • Building Pedagogical Leadership Capacity in Early Childhood Classroom Teachers,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $99,604.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children Learning to Read in the Early Years of School,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007,  $47,185.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Stamopoulos, E., (2015), The Professional Leadership and Action Research Training Model: Supporting early childhood leadership. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(4), 39-48, Deakin, ACT, Early Childhood Australia Inc..
  • Campbell-Evans, G., Stamopoulos, E., Maloney, C., (2014), Building leadership capacity in early childhood pre-service teachers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(5), Article No. 3, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n5.3.
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