Peter Freebody is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The University of Wollongong. Recent positions include Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Sydney, and foundation Deputy Dean Research at the Centre for Research on Pedagogy, National Institute of Education, Singapore. His research interests are in literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction, and research methodology. He has contributed journal articles, book chapters, and invited entries in international handbooks and encyclopedias on these topics, and has secured 16 ARC grants and numerous other competitive project funding under other government programs. Peter has served on Australian state and national advisory groups in the areas of literacy education and curriculum design. He was the 2015-16 Chair of the International Literacy Association’s Research Panel, and the 2014 recipient of that association’s W.S. Gray Citation of Merit for outstanding lifelong contributions to international literacy education. Peter is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a member of the International Reading Hall of Fame.