Dorothy Bottrell is Senior Lecturer in Social Pedagogy in the College of Education at La Trobe University. Her background is in secondary teaching, juvenile justice, youth and community work and TAFE teaching in community services.
Dorothy’s first academic post was at the University of Sydney (2007-13). Since joining La Trobe University in mid-2013, Dorothy has led a team of staff to develop the new degree, Bachelor of Education (Social Pedagogy). This course prepares educators to work in community and human services contexts. She has also taught in the 4th year Bachelor of Education P-12
, master's degrees in education, and supervised doctoral and minor thesis research.