REDI researchers awarded ARC Discovery Project funding

Seven REDI researchers have been awarded over $1 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in Round 1 of the 2023 Discovery Project scheme.

REDI Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss says the funding success highlights the excellence of the research being undertaken at REDI.

“REDI continued its strong performance in successful ARC funding applications in the current funding round,” she said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of those who applied and were not successful this round. While disappointing, ARC grants are highly competitive and the experience of applying is always a valuable one regardless of the outcome.”

Congratulations to the following REDI members for their ARC Discovery Project success:

Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler and Dr Peta White

Enacting climate change education through representing scientists’ practice
This research will work with scientists and teachers across three continents to translate contemporary climate-related research practices into a novel curriculum approach that emphasises deep science knowledge, skills, and values. It responds to a pressing national need to prepare students for a 21st century marked by complex work futures and major socio-scientific challenges related to climate change. The project will develop students’ engagement with and competencies in the sciences for fast changing work futures, and decision making and action regarding environmental challenges. It contributes to an enhanced scientific workforce and a citizenry capable of responding to complex environment-related challenges.


Professor Phillip Dawson, Professor David Boud, Associate Professor Jaclyn Broadbent and Dr Joanna Tai

Feedback literacy for effective learning at university and beyond
This project aims to develop frameworks and strategies that help learners make the most of feedback across their studies and into their working lives. Using behaviour change techniques from the health and social sciences, the project expects to develop ways to support students and graduates to seek out and use feedback, and to manage their emotions throughout the feedback process. Expected outcomes of this project include evidence-informed strategies that individuals and institutions can use to develop life-long capabilities to make the most of feedback. This should provide significant benefits across all sectors of Australian society, where productivity, learning and wellbeing depend on healthy and effective engagement with feedback.


Professor Amanda Keddie (named on the project team of the following ARC Discovery Project led by Monash University)

Invisible labour: principals’ emotional labour in volatile times
Schools face a major principal recruitment and retention crisis due to intensified workloads and the emotional labour of managing diverse communities. This project aims to improve leadership preparation and development for school principals to help them manage complex emotional workload demands. The project expects to generate new knowledge about principal workforce development and to create a framework for policymakers that identifies the knowledge and practices required to develop leaders’ emotional skills and build bridges across diverse communities. Anticipated benefits include reduced principal turnover, improved teacher retention, improved student outcomes and greater social cohesion.

News 29 November 2022