Rebecca Cairns: Rebecca lives and works on Wadawurrung Country around Geelong. She enjoys being a Humanities Lecturer at Deakin University and her research spans curriculum inquiry, history education and studies of Asia. Prior to this she was a History teacher, which is where she developed a keen interest in Chinese modern history.
Phillip O’Brien: Phillip currently works as a Learning Specialist with the Department of Education and as a Casual Academic at Deakin University. He has taught History, Geography, and Languages for around two decades and has been involved with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) and other associations as an author, presenter and consultant.
Nicolette Arranga: Living on Bunurong Country and completing her Masters of Teaching (Secondary) on the Wurundjeri lands, Nicolette’s interests are located within the field of history and philosophy. Ancient Egypt has always been a topic of interest, and she is always curious about how philosophical discussions shape history.
Sam Babic: Sam is currently studying the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (secondary teaching) at Deakin University with her third specialty in History. She has a large interest in modern history with a specific focus on disaster history and Australia’s involvement in war and other battles including working with connections at the Shrine of Remembrance and Australian War Memorial.
Connor Beaumont: Connor lives in Rowville, aiming to teach History and Literature after completing the Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching, specialising in History and Literature, and passionate in teaching his majors in an exciting and specialised manner. Through teaching the past, Connor hopes to guide the future as best he can.
Brittany Bell: Brittany lives in Geelong VIC and studies her Master of Teaching through Deakin’s cloud campus. Brittany loves ancient and medieval history and is passionate about making history education accessible for students with diverse learning requirements.
Nicholas Bridges: Nicholas studies on-campus at Deakin Burwood. He is passionate about delivering History content in an engaging and informative way, and has a particular interest in US History.
Mason Camanzi: Mason lives and studies on Bunurong Country in Victoria, and is currently studying his Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University, specialising in History, Psychology and Inclusive Education. He is passionate about telling the stories of those who can no longer tell it themselves.
Merjam Colan: Merjem is living on Darug country in Sydney, NSW. She is finishing her Masters of Teaching (Primary/Secondary). She is passionate about integrating living history into the classroom through AI technologies.
Harvey Costigan: Harvey is living on Wurundjeri Country, he is currently finishing his Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University, with his methods being History and Mandarin Chinese. Originally from Bendigo (Djadjawurrung country) he is particularly interested in the ways in which culture and language are developed alongside civilisations throughout history.
Remi Donnison: Remi lives on Wadawurrung Country in Geelong, VIC, and is finishing their Bachelor or Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University. They are often on the internet, falling down the rabbit hole to discover niche historical details.
Brett Fletcher: Brett is in his final year of a Masters of Teaching (Secondary). He is looking forward to sharing his love of history with Victoria’s secondary schooling cohorts.
Nick Frawley: Nick lives in Geelong and is currently undertaking his Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University. His methods consist of English and History and is interested in the relationship between history and texts.
Lisa Grbin: Lisa lives on Wadawurrung country and is a Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Education and Health at Deakin University. Her favourite thing about working as a librarian is collaborating with a variety of people and exploring different technologies and solutions to support learning and teaching.
Anna Griffiths: Anna is currently studying her Masters of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) online, with History and Humanities methods. She is passionate about holistic education of students, building community connections and delivering engaging and enriching Humanities lessons for students of all capabilities.
Tayla Hilton: Tayla lives in Canberra, ACT and is studying a Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) at Deakin’s Cloud Campus. She is passionate about creating a Humanities classroom that is inclusive and approachable for all students.
Abby Kampl: Abby is currently studying her Master of Teaching (Secondary) with methods in Psychology and History. She enjoys reading and has a fascination with American history.
Kevin Liew: Kevin lives in Werribee VIC and is in his final year of his double degree, the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Secondary Teaching, with his methods being both History and Humanities. Kevin seeks to make History more engaging and fun for his student, and has interests in both revolutions and 20th century history.
Joel Lindeman-Collins: Joel is finishing his Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) double degree. He is passionate about modern history and encouraging historical inquiry within the classroom. Joel is hoping for a long and rewarding career in the teaching industry.
Tang Pusen Liu (Thompson): Thompson lives in Xuzhou, China, and currently studies online for his Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University. He is passionate about innovative teaching and inclusive education.
Annaliese Magee: Annalise lives in Hastings VIC and is in her third year of her Bachelors of Health and Physical Education (Teaching) where her third method is History. She is passionate about Australian history and environmental changes in history.
Kristiana Markovski: Kristiana is currently studying Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) at Deakin’s Cloud Campus. She enjoys reading books and is dedicated to developing her teaching practice.
Chris Mayman: Chris has spent six years living and working in remote communities on the APY Lands. With a passion for indigenous teaching and learning he is excited to engage with these aspects of the Australian cultural landscape in all of his classrooms.
Alistair McCann: Alistair lives in Geelong VIC, and is in his third year of his Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Teaching) where his third method is History. He is passionate about learning more about the American Revolution and he wants to teach History because history provides an explanation of why things are the way they are today and can inform our future.
Simon O’Rouke: Simon is currently completing his Masters of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) as a Cloud student in Melbourne but originally grew up in a small village in regional New South Wales. He has spent a number of years living abroad in South Korea and Japan and is always fascinated by the local histories of the places he resides in and their connections to the present.
Tamsyn Pentland: Tamsyn lives in Guys Hill VIC and is in her third year of her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Teaching) where her third method is History. She is passionate about learning more about Australia’s First Nations people and their fight for rights post colonisation.
Nick Reynolds: Living on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country in Naam, Nicholas is currently finishing his Master of Teaching (Secondary) with a focus on Drama and History at Deakin Burwood. Passionate about storytelling, Nicholas has a specific interest in the existence of queer identities throughout human history.
Amy Sellers: Amy lives on Boon Wurrung country and is a Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Her favourite aspect of working as a librarian is talking to interesting people who are passionate about their learning and research.
Sam Shannon: Sam lives in Melbourne and is currently completing his Master of Teaching (Secondary). He has a keen interest in history, in particular the history of film and how that has shaped popular culture.
Monica Sheehan: Monica is currently completing her Masters of Teaching (Secondary), with methods in History and English. She is particularly passionate about the influence of women throughout history.
Victoria Smart: Tori lives in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and enjoys spending time with her Husky puppy, cooking and reading. She is passionate about education that fosters the development of the student as a whole person and preparing them for life beyond the classroom.
Jessie Smith: Jessie lives in Balaclava, Victoria and is in her third year of her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education in which her third method of teaching is History. Jessie aims to make history exciting and interesting for her students.
Jemima Stafford: Jemima is completing her Masters of Secondary Teaching on Wurundjeri land in the methods of History and Humanities. Through avid passion for anthropological and historical studies, she is hoping to explore these topics with students in future and inspire intrigue within them.
Joni Stamatopoulous: Joni lives in south-east Melbourne and is completing his Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary). He is fascinated with history and loves learning about different cultures.
Isabella Swanwick: Isabella is currently completing her Masters of Teaching (Secondary), with methods in History and English. She is particularly interested in 20th century history and the lasting impacts of colonialism across the world.
Phobe Thomas: Phoebe is completing her final year of her Masters of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) at Deakin University. She is passionate about encouraging her students to do their best, rather than be the best, and providing an enriching and enjoyable educational experience that meets the vast needs of all her students.
Brandon Tilley: After fifteen years of teaching tertiary students in the United States, Brandon moved to Wurundjeri Country in 2019 to teach English at Scotch College, Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Middle English literature, and approaches historical thinking from the perspective of a medievalist chiefly interested in exploring primary sources.
Mia Treacey: Mia lives in Melbourne and is undertaking her Master of Teaching (Secondary) with specialisations in English and History. Mia previously completed a PhD in History and Film & Television Studies, and taught History for over a decade at multiple Victorian universities.
Tahlia Webb: Tahlia is undertaking her Masters of Teaching (Secondary), with the methods of English and History. She has an interest in how the two methods can be intertwined and particularly enjoys analysing historical sources.