Staff Profile

Name: Audrey Juma

Qualification:

PhD (Education-University of Melbourne)

MA (History-University of Karachi)

MEd (Primary-Australian Catholic University)

MEd (University of Karachi)

Biography:

Audrey D’Souza Juma is director at Notre Dame Institute of Education. Her doctorate is in the area of early childhood and gender. Audrey served as Honorary Fellow at the Youth Research Centre at theUniversity of Melbourne until December 2014. She also worked as a faculty member and coordinator of early childhood programs at the Institute for Educational Development-Aga Khan University. She has been a member of the advisory committee for the review of the Pakistan National Curriculum for early childhood and an invited member to JLICED (now UNA), a global learning initiative on children and ethnic diversity comprising of researchers from 32 countries.

Audrey has been a consultant for a USAID evaluation program on early childhood in Pakistan and has worked on various consultancies within the region. She has extensive teaching and teacher education experience in varied settings in Pakistan and Australia and has been part of research teams in both countries. She has contributed to policy reform both provincially and nationally.

Research Interests:
  1. Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy
  2. Gender and education
  3. Teacher education
  4. Ethnic diversity and identities
Academic Specialization:
  1. Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy
  2. Gender and education
  3. Teacher education
  4. Ethnic diversity and identities
  5. Educational leadership
  6. Social studies education
Professional Association: Gender and Education Association Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Awards
  1. Australian-Pakistan Scholarship Program (APSP) award for doctoral studies in Teacher
  2. Director’s Award for excellence from Notre Dame Institute of Education (1999)
  3. Laurentian Achievement Award (for securing first class second position in Masters in General
  4. Gold Medal, Award for excellence from Notre Dame Institute of Education