Dr Kate de Bruin is a researcher in inclusive education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She has taught in secondary school and higher education settings for two decades. In her academic work she has played a central role in developing the Inclusive Education courses in both the Masters of Teaching as well as the Masters of Education programs at Monash University.
Kate’s research focuses on inclusive education in policy and practice, examining classroom, school and system-level practices that are supported by evidence, and that promote quality and equity for all students, with specific attention to students with a disability. She has worked with Commonwealth, State, and Catholic Education Departments on projects such as: the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities Moderation Resource; the Victorian Inclusion Support Program; Models of School Support; and Tier Two Literacy Interventions in Australian Schools. Kate regularly provides professional learning to school teachers, and she writes for both academics as well as readers from the general public. She sits on the Academic Advisory Board for ‘All Means All: The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education’.