Three new professors at CSU

25 MARCH 2009

The Faculty of Education at CSU has three newly-promoted professors. Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Toni Downes, announced the promotions, saying they are hard-won and strengthen the University's capacity to teach and research across the disciplines of education and human movement studies.

The Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University (CSU) has three newly-promoted professors.
 
Professor Toni Downes, Dean of the CSU Faculty of Education Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Toni Downes, announced the promotions, saying they are hard-won and strengthen the University’s capacity to teach and research across the disciplines of education and human movement studies.
 
“CSU is a leader in both fields and it is vital that the University has outstanding academics to lead and nurture both our staff and our students.
 
“These professorial promotions help to ensure that the high quality of our graduates and our programs are underpinned by close cooperation and engagement with the professions and employers and our strong applied and strategic research programs,” Professor Downes said.
 
Professor Bob Perry is Professor of Education at the CSU Murray School of Education at Albury-Wodonga. Professor Perry’s promotion recognises the extent and quality of his work in three main research areas: early childhood mathematics education, educational transitions, and the value of education in the capacity-building of Indigenous communities. His work takes him around the world, and within Australia from Cape York and the Torres Strait to inner city preschools in Adelaide.
 
Professor Frank Marino is Professor of Exercise Physiology at School of Human Movement Studies at Bathurst. His promotion is recognition of his research output and international reputation for his work around fatigue,  and how the body regulates its ability to avoid shut down. At present he is working with world-renowned Professor Timothy Noakes from the University of Cape Town on developing the controversial theory known as the ‘central governor’ model of human performance.
 
Professor Sharynne McLeod at the School of Teacher Education at Bathurst is Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition. Her promotion recognises her international reputation for her research into how children learn to speak. She has demonstrated leadership in learning and teaching, research and professional engagement. Professor McLeod is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and was made a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2008.

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