Associate Professor Lorraine Graham
Phone: 2 6773 3821
Lorraine Graham is a member of the Special Education team in the School of Education.
Within this group, she teaches units focused on responding effectively to students' literary difficulties, enhancing reading comprehension, and international approaches to inclusive education. She is also a foundation member of SiMERR - The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia – and co-developer of the QuickSmart Numeracy and Literacy Programs (http://www.une.edu.au/simerr/quicksmart/pages/index.php).
PhD (Instructional Psychology) (Simon Fraser University)
Master of Arts (Education) (Simon Fraser University)
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Exceptional Children) (with Distinction) (Darling Downs IAE)
Diploma of Teaching (with Distinction) (Darling Downs IAE)
American Educational Research Association
Australian Association of Special Education
Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Council for Learning Disabilities
International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities
Effective teaching of students with learning disabilities/difficulties, intervention research, basic academic skills in literacy and numeracy, inclusive education, educational neuroscience, strategy instruction, comprehension processes.
Acknowledgements and Appointments
2012 Independent Reviewer for Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
2011 QuickSmart team members are finalists in the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland Innovation Awards in the Research & Education Category.
2011 Assessor of Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage, and Early Career Researcher grants.
2010 University of New England Citation Award for Excellence in "Teaching for the unit Literacy Difficulties in the Regular Classroom".
2009 September-March 2010 Member of the expert working group of the Australian Prime Minister's Science, Engineering, and Innovation Council on "Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge" (http://www.industry.gov.au/Section/pmseic/Pages/21.aspx).
2009 University of New England Vice-Chancellor's Team Award for Excellence in Research for the QuickSmart intervention program for low-achieving middle-years students.
2009-2012 International External Reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.
2007 Academy Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) "in recognition of research contributions related to and on behalf of those with learning disabilities".
1999 University of New England Nominated for Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year.
1993 Simon Fraser University Nominated for Postgraduate Student of the Year Award.
1989 - 1992 Continuous funding through Simon Fraser University Postgraduate Research and Teaching Scholarships.
1986 Marg Csapo Scholarship awarded to the most outstanding student of special education in British Columbia, Canada.
1982 Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Exceptional Children) awarded with Distinction (University of Southern Queensland).
1980 Diploma of Teaching awarded with Distinction (University of Southern Queensland).
1980 Valedictorian, delivered the valedictory address on behalf of Arts and Education graduates of the University of Southern Queensland.