Professor Alison Elliott has extensive research, teaching and policy experience in higher education and specifically in teacher education programs that prepare educators for teaching roles with young children in early childhood contexts and schools. She has expert knowledge of curriculum design, planning, implementation and assessment processes, and especially promoting optimum learning and teaching environments for younger children in regional contexts.
Alison has had diverse professional experiences in education contexts in Australia and internationally. She has held a range of academic and leadership positions in the university sector and is author of many early childhood and other education publications and reports. She is the long-time editor of the leading professional publication for early childhood educators Every Child and is on the Board of the Australian Children’s Educational and Care Quality Authority.
Alison’s recent research and policy work has been mainly in regional and remote communities (in the NT, Qld and WA), focusing on strengthening professional learning and practice for teachers and other educators.