Associate Professor in Science and Environmental education
Peta J. White is an Associate Professor in science and environmental education at Deakin University. She educated in classrooms, coordinated programs, supported curriculum reform, and prepared teachers in several jurisdictions across Canada and Australia. Her PhD explored learning to live sustainably as a platform to educate future teachers. Peta continues her commitment to initial teacher education leading courses, units, and programs and in-service teacher education through research-informed professional learning programs. She was acknowledged as a Senior HEA Fellow and awarded the Jeff Northfield Memorial Award for Excellence in Teacher Research (2021). Peta Co-directs the Centre for Regenerating Futures - a Faculty Centre that explores Anthropocene challenges and decolonising practices while building researcher capacity. Peta’s current research follows three narratives: science and biology education; sustainability, environmental, and climate change education; and collaborative/activist methodology and research.