Education and Arts
Professor Brendan Bartlett is professor at Australian Catholic University, a Gellibrand Scholar, UNICEF Fellow, King Mongkut Medallist, award holder of the Rotary International Certificate for Significant Achievement in Education and of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for services to Education. He is an adjunct professor at Griffith University and the Griffith Institute of Educational Research.
His most recent ARC Linkage research has reported on BoysTown’s success in retrieval of youth whose early attempts to transition from school to work, training or higher education had failed.
Currently he is supported by an ARC Discovery Grant (with Clarence Ng and Claire Wyatt-Smith) in studying avoidance issues in children’s’ literacy development, but for years past and those ahead, he has sought to develop through research his understanding of how people identify the “big” ideas in texts they create or read – and how they remember and make sense of such ideas.