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Dr Brad Gobby

Dr Brad Gobby Dr Brad Gobby

BA, Grad Dip Ed, MEd, PhD

Position Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Education
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 501
Phone 08 9266 3795
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Brad is an early career researcher. His research examines government policies, programmes and technologies. He is currently investigating the Independent Public Schools initiative in Western Australia, documenting the changes to and the effects of this reform to the management and government of state schools. He uses Foucauldian perspectives in his research. 

Brad has worked as a research officer and lecturer at Murdoch University for a number of years. He has worked with Professor Barry Down as a research officer on a number of research projects, including three ARC-funded projects in the areas of: the schooling of young people at disadvantage; early career teacher resilience; and the use of the arts in community development. Brad lectures pre-service teachers in the area of curriculum, curriculum theory and sociology.

Brad taught in secondary schools in Western Australia and UK over a five year period, mainly in the areas of English and literacy. He has been at Curtin since January 2013.

Brad is the Master of Education Course Coordinator.

Memberships, Awards and Training



Professional Affilitations

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Brad has taught in the areas of: English curriculum, media curriculum, the sociology of education, the teaching of Society and Environment, and multi-literacies. He is currently teaching:

EDPR3004 Cultural Contexts in Primary Education 

EDUC1003 Exploring and Contesting Curriculum

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Research Interests

Brad's areas of research interest include:


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Featured Publications

Book Chapters - Other


Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories


Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)


Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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Other Publications & Presentations

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