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Expert alert – Back to School

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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:  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. 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  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 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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