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Dr Ellen Larsen

Dr Ellen Larsen
Name Ellen Larsen
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A202a
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4346
Extension 4346
Email
Qualifications DipT BrisbaneCAE , BEd Griffith , MEd Tas , PhD Griffith
Homepage https://research.usq.edu.au/researcher/80qvy/dr-ellen-larsen
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Ellen Larsen is a Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Ellen works with preservice teachers to develop capabilities in a range of pedagogies, including new pedagogies for deep learning, data-driven and evidence-based teaching and learning and has been involved in Initial Teacher Education program accreditation and the implementation and coordination of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) for the university. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ellen served on the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Executive 2020-2021 as the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative and on the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) executive as ECR Representative 2022-2023. She is also the convenor of the national Teachers' Work and Lives Special Interest Group (2022-current). She has supported ECRs through her leadership of the Teacher Education Early Career Researcher Advocacy and Action (TEECRAA) group at UnisQ from 2020-2023. In 2020, Ellen was nominated for the prestigious Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education and was awarded the ATEA ECR Grant. Her research interests are focused on the work of early career educators including beginning teachers, and more recently, practicing preservice teachers. Her body of research includes topics of professional learning, mentoring, professional identity, education policy, and professionalism. She works extensively with schools to develop future-focused mentoring programs.


  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development ( 130202 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Education Policy ( 160506 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Education Policy ( 390201 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development ( 390102 )
  • Education ( 130000 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )

Professional learning
Teacher mentoring and induction
Early Career Teachers
Beginning teachers
Preservice teachers
Higher Education Pedagogy
Primary Years Pedagogy


Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Registered teacher (QCT)


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

EDP2222 The Roles of the Teacher 2
EPP3100 Practising as a Professional Teacher 1
EPP3200 Practising as a Professional Teacher 2


7 Years


29 Years


  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development ( 130202 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Education Policy ( 160506 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Education Policy ( 390201 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development ( 390102 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )