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Ms Sarah Jefferson


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6032, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.113
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6032
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.113  


Sarah is Course Co-Ordinator for the Bachelor of Education Secondary within the School of Education.

Current teaching

  • EDU6231 - Teaching and Learning: From Theory to Practice
  • EDU6233 - Assessment and Reporting in Teaching


Sarah is an experienced educator who has taught in a range of schools. She is a former Head of English and Literacy Co-ordinator. Sarah has completed the Masters by Research Practice units of the Integrated PhD course at ECU. She is currently a PhD candidate at ECU. Her research topic centres around the role of social connection as a positive coping strategy for veteran teachers.

Professional associations

  • Australian Council State Schools Organisation (External Director)
  • Inner City College (Board Member)

Awards and recognition


  • 2018 - Susan Holland Scholarship winner

Research areas and interests

  • Teacher wellbeing
  • Long term and later career teachers


  • Graduate Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1997.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1996.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Still keen and committed: Piloting an instrument for identifying positive veteran teachers. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 25(4), 418-433, DOI:
  • Gray, C., Lowe, G., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., (2019), “I feel very fortunate to still be doing what I love”: Later career performing arts teachers still keen and committed. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 20(7), 1-22, Online, DOI: 10.26209/ijea20n7.
  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Positive veteran teachers: Who are they, and where are they to be found?. Issues in Educational Research, 29(3), 823-840.
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