NATIONALITY:  Australian

CURRENT POSITIONS: Independent scholar, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and Emeritus Professor Western Sydney University

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:   Professor, University Western Sydney, Professor, James Cook University, Associate Professor University of New England

DEGREES:   B.A. (Psychology and English); Dip.Ed.; B.Ed.; Ph.D. (UNE)



Bronwyn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her work in early childhood at Uppsala University.

Her book Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales has been translated into Swedish, German and Spanish and chapter 1 into Hindi. Author of 17 books and more than 130 book chapters and papers, many of them co-authored. In 2019 she completed her latest book New Lives in an Old Land and is turning now to an exploration of the possibilities of thought opened up in new materialist writing. In the last decade she has visited England, Ireland, Belgium, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Chile and the US to lecture, to assist PhD students and other scholars in their academic writing, and to run research workshops.  In 2018 she gave a keynote address at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Books published over the last ten years include New Lives in an Old Land. Re-turning to the Colonisation of New South Wales through Stories of my Parents and their Ancestors, published in 2019 by Ornithorhynchus Paradoxus Books; Listening to Children. Being and Becoming, published in 2014 by Routledge; a children's story The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly published in 2014 by the National Library of Australia; Deleuze and collaborative writing: An immanent plane of composition, with Wyatt, Gale and Gannon, published by Peter Lang in 2011; Place Pedagogy Change with Somerville, Power, Gannon and de Carteret, published by Sense Publishers in 2011; and Pedagogical Encounters, co-edited with Gannon was published with Peter Lang in 2009. Her first book, Life in the Classroom and Playground. The Accounts of Primary School Children has been re-issued by Routledge in their education classics series.

Bronwyn was born in Tamworth, NSW Australia on January 10 1945. She attended the Tamworth Church of England Girls School, now called Calrossy. She has three sons and seven grandchildren. She has a BA, B.Ed and PhD from the University of New England, where she worked through the 70s, 80s and early 90s. She was a professor of Education at James Cook University and then at the University of Western Sydney before becoming an independent scholar in 2009.