Dr Annie Gowing

Annie leads the Student Wellbeing Specialisation in the Master of Education and also teaches in the wellbeing area in the Master of Teaching. She has been active in the area of student wellbeing within schools and in policy development for over 25 years.

Annie has a background in both social work and education and has worked extensively in student wellbeing roles in Queensland and Victoria and also held a student wellbeing management role in the Victorian Department of Education.  Her most recent experience is schools was a leadership position in north east Victoria where her portfolio covered student wellbeing and engagement.  Her PhD researched school connectedness and this, along with school climate and the concepts of helping and caring in the school context are her key research interests.