Dr Angel Mok

Lecturer, Early Childhood Education - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Education

Angel Mok

Phone: +61 2 6773 1858

Email: mmok2@une.edu.au


Angel is a Lecturer in the Early Childhood Education Team. Before Angel joined UNE in 2017, she taught early childhood courses, sociology in education as well as research methodology at various universities in Sydney. Angel has worked in early childhood settings as an educator in both Sydney and Hong Kong. She has also taught in primary schools in Sydney as an accredited primary teacher.


PhD (Macquarie University, Australia)
MTeach (ECE) (Western Sydney University)
BECs (Western Sydney University)
BA (The University of Hong Kong)

Teaching Areas

Angel teaches and coordinates a range of early childhood units.

Research Interests

Current research interests:

  • Early childhood leadership and mentoring
  • Exploring current educational issues through a sociological lens
  • Engaging and supporting students in online learning environments
  • Qualitative methodology, in particular narrative methodologies and ethnography.


2018    University of New England Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). “Becoming and Belonging: supporting early childhood teacher education students to become the leaders in early childhood education settings (Mok & Elliott). Total of grant: $10,000

2017    University of New England School of Education Research Funding. “Rethinking Private Tutoring” (Mok & Takayama). Total of grant: $1,300


Mok, A. (2020). “It’s a Skill That Can Be Trained”: How Chinese Parents View Mathematics and What This Means. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies https://doi.org/10.1007/s40841-020-00154-4

Mok, M.Y.A. (2017) Understanding Chinese families’ Cultural Identities and Their Children’s Mathematics Learning Through a Narrative Approach. SAGE Research Method Cases. SAGE Publications Ltd.

Mok, M.Y.A., & Saltmarsh, D. (2014). The Transnational Child. Global Studies of Childhood. 4(1). doi: 10.2304/gsch.2014.4.1.11

Mok, A. (2013). Listening to their stories - Chinese families sharing their lived experiences in Australia and their children's mathematics learning. Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference.Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

Mok, A. (2012). Reflect, Reconsider, Reposition: Finding self in the journey of others. Joint AARE APERA International Conference, Sydney 2012. Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).