Melanie Sugumaran

Course Directors

Melanie Sugumaran

B.Ed Human Movement and Health (USyd), M.EdSt (UoN), Grad Cert TESOL (Flinders), Grad Cert Health Promotion (UoW), Grad Cert Ed Research (UNSW)

Course Director / Lecturer
off campus

Melanie Sugumaran began her teaching career as a Secondary School Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Teacher. She undertook additional roles under the school welfare program. She was closely involved with teacher mentoring and teacher accreditation. In 2012, Melanie moved from a Secondary School setting, to teaching in tertiary education. Since 2016, she has been a part on the Faculty of Arts and Education. First as a Workplace Learning Coordinator for the Sydney region and then moving into the Course Director role for the Bachelor and Master of Teaching Secondary. She also works for the School of Education across Professional Experience subjects.

  • PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Professional Experience

Research interest include pre-service teacher well-being,  mid-career changers transitioning to teaching and teacher resilience.

Program Lead for the Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program with the Department of Education

Commencing my PhD in 2023 with CSU (ASHDRWSS)

  • Member of Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • Member of Australian Council of Educational Research

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