Professor - Promotional Chair
College of Arts & Society & Education
Centre for Research & Innovation in Sustainability and Education
James Cook University , Townsville, Australia
Brian Lewthwaite is a Professor in Education at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. His educational career started at as a mathematics, chemistry and biology teacher in northern Canada followed by twelve years of science and mathematics teaching and administration in New Zealand. He started his work in teacher education in 1993 as a Senior Lecturer and adminstrator at Palmerston North College of Education followed by Massey University College of Education. From 2002-2012 he worked as an Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Manitoba where he also served as the Co-Director for the University of Manitoba's Centre for Research, Youth, Science Teaching and Learning.
Brian's primary research focus has been in the area of science education with specific focus on pre-service and in-service teacher development. Of particular concern for Brian has been the attention given to ensuring the educational experience provided for Indigenous students is located consistent with local community and self-determining priorities for education rather than being mandated by nationalistic goals.