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Back to School 

 La Trobe media experts are available to discuss a wide range of topics relating to education and students return to school. 

 *Please contact experts directly during this for “back to school” topics. Some may not be available on all days.  

Senior Lecturer Educational Psych and Pedagogy, Education  

Contact: kylie.murphy@latrobe.edu.au  or 0403 827 285 

Kylie Murphy is an Educational Psychology academic with decades of experience as a teacher, curriculum designer and program leader. 

 Kylie’s topics include: 

  • Effective study techniques that help students reach their VCE potential 
     

Dr Lafferty is a Lecturer within the School of Education.   

Contactk.lafferty@latrobe.edu.au or 0417 313 039 

Her areas of expertise are assessment, pedagogy, gifted education and gender. 

 Dr Lafferty’s topics include: 

  • Tips to make your kids super learners/get the best start to school 

  • How to deal with your child’s learning problems – first steps if they are falling behind in class  

  • Handling behavioural issues that interfere with learning 

 

Professor Therese Keane 
Assoc Dean Research Industry Engagement  

Contact:T.Keane@latrobe.edu.au  or 0403 457 316 

 For over 25 years Professor Therese Keane has been a champion for empowering girls in STEM. She has received numerous international, national and state awards. 

Topics include: 

  • Gender imbalance in certain subjects - how this potentially impacts learning and if it discourages some students from continuing to specialise in the subject 
     

Senior Lecturer Pedagogy and Education Futures Contact:a.maddox@latrobe.edu.au or 0417 058 571 

Dr Maddox is passionate about digital literacy, investigating digital frontiers and socio-technical transformation. 

Topics include: 

  • Impact of social media, AI and deepfake pornography on students and learning 

 

 

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