Dr Rachel Perry

BEd(Primary)(Hons), PhD, CELTA
Honorary Research Fellow
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Education Building A35 / 328
The University of Sydney

Rachel Perry has a wide range of experience across school education, academia and government. She believes strongly in taking an interdisciplinary approach to research and is particularly interested in supporting research capacity in schools, and exploring the way teachers and leaders use evidence-informed practice to enhance learning. Her past projects and publications explore digital pedagogies, situated learning, community entanglement, teacher professional learning, arts, creativity and the impact of new and emerging technologies. 

  • Senior Research Specialist, Evidence Institute, Association of Independent Schools NSW 

Selected book chapter
  • Perry, R., & McGarry, T. (2017). "Through a lens of reinterpretation: roles in facilitated action research." In Rowell, L L.., Bruce, C. D., Shosh, J. M., & Riel, M. M. (Eds.) Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research. USA: Palgrave MacMillan.

Selected journal articles
  • Kearney, M., Schuck, S., Fergusson, J. & Perry, R. (under review). "Reacting to the 2020 emergency school lockdown: case study of four schools." Australian Educational Researcher.
  • Maher, D., Schuck, S., & Perry, R. (2017). "Investigating knowledge exchange amongst school teachers, university teacher educators and industry partners." Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(3). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol42/iss3/5.
  • Perry, R., Currie, J., Maher, D., & Johnston, R. (2014). "Perceptions of the hospital school experience." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review Vol 20 pp9–21.
  • Perry, R. (2012). "Facilitated action research: enhancing the teaching of classroom drama." Action Learning Action Research Journal 18(1) pp 5-34.
  • Perry, R. & Kearney, M. (2012). "Alternative spaces for engagement: performance and conversation in the connected classroom. Proceedings of ICLS (International Conference of the Learning Sciences) (pp. 453–4). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

  • Isaac Dargan – Thesis Title: Leading literacy pedagogies in primary schools. Role: Associate supervisor