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    Dr Deborah Netolicky
    BA, MA, GradDipEd, PhD

    About me

    I am an Australian teacher, school leader, researcher, writer and university adjunct, committed to offering positive alternative education narratives to those that focus on performance and simple solutions to the complexities of education.

    I am author of the book Transformational professional learning: Making a difference in schools and co-Editor of the Routledge education book Flip the System Australia: What matters in education

    I blog at theeduflaneuse.com, tweet as @debsnet and contribute to national and international conferences as well as to peer-reviewed academic journals, books, and international media. My research interests include identity, professional learning, coaching, teacher growth, organisational change, and leadership.

    I completed my PhD in April 2016. My thesis, Down the rabbit hole: Professional identities, professional learning, and change in one Australian school, can be downloaded here. It used narrative inquiry to explore the interactions between teachers’ and school leaders’ professional identities, what they consider to be transformational learning, and school culture and reform.

    Research areas

    My research areas include professional identity, professional learning, coaching in educational contexts, and individual and organisational change in schools. It explores qualitative methods such as writing as inquiry, narrative and ethnography.

    Awards and grants

    2018, WA Research in Educational Leadership and Management, Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

    2017, Emerald Publishing Award for Excellence: Emerald Literati Highly-Commended Paper Award for ‘Coaching for professional growth in one Australian school: “oil in water”‘, published in the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

    2016, Outstanding Research Award in Cognitive Coaching, for my PhD dissertation, Thinking Collaborative.

    2016, ‘New Voice’ In Educational Leadership Research Scholarship, Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

    Events and speaking engagements

    2018, December. Education research that engages with multiple voices: Flipping the Australian education system symposium (Chair), AARE national conference, Sydney.

    2018, October. Flip the System, ACEL conference, Melbourne. Flipping the Australian education system, AARE conference, Sydney.

    2018, August. Key coaching concepts keynote and Panel at CoachEd. Seminar, Perth.

    2018, October. Flip the System, ACEL conference, Melbourne. Flipping the Australian education system, AARE conference, Sydney.

    2017, November. What shifts the identities and practices of teachers and school leaders: Expanding notions of professional learning. AARE conference, Canberra.

    2017, November. The Cheshire Cat: Redefining the school leader through unexpected metaphor. Australian Association of Research in Education conference, Canberra.

    2017, May. Coaching in Education Research Panel. National Coaching in Education Conference, Melbourne.

    2017, May. Researching coaching in your own school: Navigating the challenges and tensions of being teacher, leader and researcher. National Coaching in Education Conference, Melbourne.

    2017, May. School leadership for change. NSW Primary Principals’ Association Credential Conference, Sydney.

    2016, September. We need to trust and support teachers. Transforming Education Panel, National Conference of Australia Council for Educational Leaders, Melbourne.

    2016, September. Using Cognitive Coaching and the Danielson Framework in action (videoed presentation). CoachMeet, Sydney.

    2016, July. The visible-invisible hero: Redefining heroism for the school leader. The Rise and Future of Heroism Science conference, Perth.

    2016, June. Coaching teachers for improved practice: A Cognitive Coaching model in action in one school. International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education, Sydney.

    2016, June. Current Australian research in coaching in education. International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education, Sydney.

    2016, May. Navigating the tensions of being teacher, leader and researcher within one school context. researchED, Melbourne.

    2016, May. Impacts and challenges of coaching in Australian education contexts: A panel discussion. researchED, Melbourne,

    2016, April. Through a tangled Wonderland: What makes transformative professional learning for teachers and school leaders. American Educational Research Association conference, Washington DC.

    2015, December. Using extended literary metaphor and characters as analytical and conceptual tools: creating a layered storyworld while preserving participant anonymity. Australian Association of Research in Education conference, Perth.

    2015, November. Researching coaching in education. Coaching in Education Research Seminar, Sydney.

    2015, February. A research-based model of teacher growth: creating a community of self-directed passionate learners. researchED, Sydney.

    2014, October. Creating a model for teacher growth and a community of reflective, passionate learners: One school’s journey. Australian Council for Educational Leaders national conference, Melbourne.

    2014, June. Teacher identity, teacher learning and school change: intersecting stories. Western Australian Institute for Educational Research forum, Perth.

    Professional and community service

    Member of the Social Ventures Australia, Evidence for Learning, national ‘Research Use and Evaluation Committee’, an independent group of Australian academics and educators in the field of school evidence evaluation and research. It provides guidance on the work of the Learning Impact Fund and on promoting research use more generally. Link: http://evidenceforlearning.org.au/about/governance-and-advisory-bodies/research-use-and-evaluation-committee/

    Member of the Board (Deputy Chair), Karrinyup Primary School

    Publications

    Books

    Netolicky, D. M. (in press). Transformational professional learning: Making a difference in schools. Routledge.

    Netolicky, D. M., Andrews, J. & Paterson, C. (Eds.). (2019). Flip the System Australia: What matters in education. Routledge.

    Peer-reviewed papers in academic journals

    Heffernan, A., Netolicky, D., & Mockler, N. (2019). New and
    alternative metaphors for school leadershipJournal of Educational Administration and History, 51(2), 83-86.

    Barnes, N., & Netolicky, D. M. (2018). Cutting apart together: A diffracted spatial history of a scholarly relationshipInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

    Netolicky, D. M. (2018). Redefining leadership in schools: the Cheshire Cat as unconventional metaphorJournal of Educational Administration and History, 1-16.

    Netolicky, D. M. (2017). Cyborgs, desiring-machines, bodies without organs, and Westworld: Interrogating academic writing and scholarly identity. KOME 5(1), pp. 91-103. DOI: 10.17646/KOME.2017.16

    Netolicky, D. M. & Barnes, N. (2017). Method as a journey: A narrative dialogic partnership illuminating decision making in qualitative educational research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

    Netolicky, D. M. (2016). Rethinking professional learning for teachers and school leaders. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1(4) pp. 270-285.

    Netolicky, D. M. (2016). Coaching for professional growth in one Australian school: “Oil in water.” International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 5(2) pp. 66-86. {This paper was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.}

    Netolicky, D. M. (2015). Using literary metaphor and characters as structural and symbolic tools: Creating a layered storyworld while preserving participant anonymity. Narrative Inquiry, 25(2) pp.264-282.

    Book chapters

    Netolicky, D. M. (2019). Professional identity and voice: Elevating teachers and school leaders in education reform. In D. M. Netolicky, J. Andrews, & C. Paterson (Eds.) Flip the System Australia: What Matters in Education. Routledge.

    Netolicky, D. M. & Barnes, N. (2019). Scholarship of the cyborg: Productivities and shadows. In In A. Baroutsis, S. Riddle, & P. Thomson (Eds.), Education Research and the Media: Challenges and Possibilities. Routledge.

    Netolicky, D. M., Heffernan, A., & Barnes, N. J. (2018). Metaphors for women’s experiences of early career academia: Buffy, Alice, and Frankenstein’s creature. In A. L. Black & S. Garvis (Eds.) Lived experiences of women in academia: Metaphors, maifesto and memoir. Routledge.

    Netolicky, D. M. (2018). The visible-invisible school leader: Redefining heroism and offering alternate metaphors for educational leadership. In O. Efthimiou, S. T. Allison & Z. E. Franco (Eds.), Heroism and wellbeing in the 21st century: Applied and emerging perspectives. New York: Routledge.

    Netolicky, D. M., Andrews, J., & Paterson, C. (2018). Flipping the system: An Australian perspective. In L. Rycroft-Smith, J.-L. Dutaut, & K. Sowter (Eds.) Flip the System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto. Abingdon, OX: Routledge.

    PhD thesis

    Netolicky, D. M. Down the rabbit hole: Professional identities, professional learning, and change in one Australian school (Doctoral dissertation, Murdoch University). Winner of the international Outstanding Research Award in Cognitive Coaching.

    Podcasts and interviews

    2019, March, Panel on the future of education policy, UWA.

    2018, October. Flip the System Australia editor interview, TER podcast (from about 29 minutes).

    2018, January, What should give educators pause in 2018? with Benjamin Doxtdator.

    2017, September, What makes a great teacher? WES Talks.

    2016, May. Interview on Sydney’s 2SER radio station on performance pay for teachers.

    2016, May. Interview on Teachers Education Review podcast on professional identity.

    2015, October. Interview on coaching research by Growth Coaching International.

    Opinion pieces and guest blog posts

    2018, April. How schools can engage with research and evidence. UK Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM).

    2018, April. Evidence-based education: expectations, barriers and pitfalls. UK Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM).

    2016, May. Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation. The Conversation.

    2016, March. Champagne and anxiety: diary of a PhD completion. Times Higher Education.

    2016, January. Is ‘good enough’ teaching good enough? Education Week.