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Wormald, Catherine M. Dr.

Lecturer

  • School of Education
  • Faculty of Social Sciences 2014 - 2020

Overview


Catherine Wormald first worked professionally as a secondary maths teacher before developing an interest in gifted education. She has worked across the public, private and Catholic school sectors both as a maths teacher and later as a coordinator of gifted education. Catherine also spent a number of years working in the former Selective Schools Unit of the NSW Department of Education (now the High Achieving Unit). She later consulted with the Department as a gifted education specialist, and was part of the team responsible for the development of the current NSW Department of Education gifted education policy. Catherine has also consulted with the ACT Department of Education, reviewing and updating their policy on gifted education.

Catherine’s PhD studies focused on barriers to the identification of gifted students with learning disabilities (known as Twice Exceptional students). She participated in the first National Research Project to study teachers’ attitudes and knowledge of Twice Exceptional students, and has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters on this type of student. Her current areas of research interest are Twice Exceptional students, gifted and special education and inclusive education.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Catherine Wormald's research focus is on students who are twice exceptional i.e. gifted with learning disabilities, gifted, special and inclusive education education.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Students who are Twice Exceptional, gifted, special and inclusive education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy Perceptions of multiple stakeholders on the effectiveness of ability grouping of gifted and talented students
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Importance of Individual Education Plans (IEP) in Gifted Education: A Key to Accountability, Pacing, and Positive Educational Outcomes Lamanna, Jodi
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluation of gifted education practices in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Alqahtani, Rabee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Interventions to Reverse Academic Underachievement in Gifted Learners Erwin, Adrienne
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A longitudinal Study of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of the 'High potential/Gifted' Policy in NSW Brewster, Marek

Keywords


  • Twice exceptional, gifted, special inclusive education

Full Name


  • Dr Catherine Wormald

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Catherine Wormald's research focus is on students who are twice exceptional i.e. gifted with learning disabilities, gifted, special and inclusive education education.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Students who are Twice Exceptional, gifted, special and inclusive education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy Perceptions of multiple stakeholders on the effectiveness of ability grouping of gifted and talented students
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Importance of Individual Education Plans (IEP) in Gifted Education: A Key to Accountability, Pacing, and Positive Educational Outcomes Lamanna, Jodi
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluation of gifted education practices in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Alqahtani, Rabee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Interventions to Reverse Academic Underachievement in Gifted Learners Erwin, Adrienne
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A longitudinal Study of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of the 'High potential/Gifted' Policy in NSW Brewster, Marek

Keywords


  • Twice exceptional, gifted, special inclusive education

Full Name


  • Dr Catherine Wormald

Geographic Focus