Gloria Latham's research is in writing, creative literacy, narrative and pedagogy. Her most recent book, Learning to Teach (3rd Edition) was written with RMIT colleagues Karen Malone, Julie Faulkner and Mindy Blaise, as well as Shelley Dole from the University of Queensland.
Before entering academia in the 1990s, Gloria was a primary-school teacher in the United States. She is interested in why secondary schools are still using textbooks as a primary information source, and why teachers move methododically through these textbooks chapter by chapter?
Gloria has made a strong contribution to the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, especially in areas of language, literacy and teacher education. She has examined a master's thesis and is available for co-supervision of HDR students.