BSc (Hons1), DipEd, PhD
Bob Perry retired from Charles Sturt University in 2015, after 45 years of university teaching, research, and management, including roles as Faculty Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor. In recognition of his research achievements in the field of educational transitions, he was awarded Hedersdocktor (Honorary Doctor) by Mälardalen University, Sweden in 2015. For his achievements in the field of early childhood mathematics education, he received the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Career Research Medal.
Bob has a proud and continuing record of higher degree supervision and, in 2012, with Sue Dockett, was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision Excellence. In conjunction with Sue Dockett, he continues research, consultancy, and publication through the university and as Director, Peridot Education Pty Ltd. in the fields of early childhood mathematics education; educational transitions, with particular emphasis on transition to primary school; researching with children; and evaluation of educational programs.
Current research interests and projects include revision of the Let’s Count early mathematics program (The Smith Family) and consultancy, mentoring, and evaluation of transition to school programs in several states of Australia. With Sue Dockett, he has recently published an important book on the evaluation of transition to school programs and is currently co-editing a book on Latin American research in educational transitions.
Bob is currently not doing any university teaching but is extensively involved in professional learning programs for several education departments.
MERGA – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EECERA – European Early Childhood Education Research Association