Staff Profile

Name:Margaret Madden

Designation:Senior Lecturer


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Full time/part time/ visiting:International Sessional Faculty


Dr Margaret Madden PhD is an Australian academic who has had a long career in education during which she has moved across classroom teaching and school administration, systems level administration to university teaching, research and administration. In 1995 she moved to Pakistan and since then has been involved in the re-growth of an educational research culture in the country through the development of researchers at master and doctoral levels as well as early career researchers, particularly amongst the faculty of Notre Dame Institute of Education (NDIE). Over her years at NDIE she has held the positions of Med Programme Head and Director of the Institute.

Dr Madden had had wide and first-hand involvement in the various stages of the evolution of educational reform measures in Pakistan through policy critique, development of teacher education curricula, the standards for teachers and teacher education institutions, designing and implementing continuing professional learning and development (CPLD) for teachers and administrators as well monitoring and evaluating the implementation of various internationally funded teacher ‘training’ programs such as ESRA. Dr Madden has travelled throughout the provinces and territories of Pakistan, working with teachers, administrators and teacher educators, critiquing their efforts to sustain changes in their approaches to and practices of learning and teaching in schools, teacher education colleges and university faculties.

She is currently an international sessional faculty member of NDIE, Karachi; Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University; and Director, Teaching Learning Unit, Faculty of Education and Learning Sciences, IQRA University, Karachi.

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  1. Member of the Australian College of Education 1983
  2. Member Australian Council for Educational Administration 1995
  3. Deakin University Post Graduate Association 1995
  4. Pakistan Association for Research in Education (PARE) 2007
  5. International Study Association on Teachers and Training 2008
  6. Association for Research in Education 2005
  7. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education 2007
  8. Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Education and Learning Science, IQRA University, Karachi Pakistan 2008
  9. Member, Board of Governors, Catholic Board of Education,Archdiocese of Karachi 2015