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Researcher: Schmidt, MS (Dr Merete Schmidt)

Fields of Research

Sociology of education
Health and community services
Rural sociology
Higher education
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Education policy
Rural community development
Social change
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion
Australian government and politics

Research Objectives

Equity and access to education
Expanding knowledge in human society
Management, resources and leadership
Community health care
Learner and learning
Policies and development
Higher education
Political systems
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community service programs

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Filling the gaps': Regional academics and invisible innovation; TASA Thematic Week
'School is not for me': young people's perceptions of being a self-directed learner in a small rural Tasmanian town; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
Cinderella on the path at midnight: regional campus students and equity; HERDSA 2022 Conference
Peripherality, place and possibilities; Teaching Matters
Question taken on notice: Extent of Income Inequality in Australia
Re-imagining approaches to reduce dementia risk: an important change in preventive care; Public Health Association Australia Conference 2021
Reimagining our region: the transformative power of education
The role of interdisciplinarity in 21st century transformative pedagogies: Experiences of the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice; Teaching Matters
Young people’s post-compulsory educational choices in a small rural Tasmanian town
‘No one cares in the city’: how young people’s gendered perceptions of the country and the city shape their educational decision Making; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education

Research Projects

Studying Regionally: Experiences of Local University Students on Regional Campuses; Spencer Foundation (SPF)

Research Candidate Supervision