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Dr Eileen Slater


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6123, Mobile: 0407914569, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.215
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6123
Mobile: 0407914569
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.215  


Eileen is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2016.
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, Curtin University of Technology, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education), Curtin University of Technology, 1998.


Recent Research Grants

  • Towards ensuring a STEM workforce: Engaging industry to inspire and foster real‐world STEM teacher learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2017,  $136,805.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G., (2019), Engaging adolescent Kyrgyzstani EFL students in digital storytelling projects about astronomy. Issues in Educational Research, 29(4), 1107-1130.
  • Morris, J., Slater, E., Fitzgerald, M., Lummis, G., Van Etten, E., (2019), Using local rural knowledge to enhance STEM learning for gifted and talented students in Australia. Research in Science Education, online(n/a), 1-19, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-019-9823-2.
  • Slater, E., Howitt, C., (2018), Teacher perceptions of a pilot process for identifying intellectually gifted 6- and 7-year-old children in the classroom. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 27(1), 5-20, Sydney, Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented , DOI: 10.21505/ajge.2018.0002.
  • Slater, E., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., (2018), Astronomy alternative conceptions in pre-adolescent students in Western Australia. International Journal of Science Education, 40(17), 2158-2180, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2018.1522014.
  • Slater, E., (2018), The identification of gifted children in Australia: The importance of policy. TalentEd, 30(1), 16p., Australia, University of New England.

Conference Publications

  • Salimpour, S., Bartlett, S., Fitzgerald, M., Cutts, R., James, CR., Miller, S., Danaia, L., Cabezon, S., Faye, M., Baudouin, C., Birkenbauma, D., Anjos, S., Wu, Q., Slater, E., (2018), Robotic Telescopes and Student Research in the School Curriculum around the OECD countries., 33-40.
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