Elizabeth Freeman is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education where she jointly co-ordinates the Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) program.
Originally a secondary teacher, Liz subsequently worked in the education system for many years as an educational psychologist. Liz’s current research interests include the promotion of social and emotional wellbeing in schools; interpersonal communication and conflict management in education, cultural diversity; and teachers’ professional learning and action research.
In addition to chief investigator roles in Australian Research Council Linkage projects in the areas of enhancing wellbeing and learning, and creating culturally respectful primary schools, Liz has been engaged in a major 10-year professional development and research partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, focused on the creation of positive learning environments and student wellbeing.
Liz has received an MGSE Excellence in Teaching Award and a Knowledge Partnerships Excellence Award.