Meghan Stacey

Lecturer, Sociology of Education and Education Policy
Lecturer

Dr Meghan Stacey is a lecturer in the sociology of education and education policy. Taking a particular interest in teachers, her research considers how teachers’ work is framed by policy, as well as the effects of such policy for those who work with, within and against it. Meghan completed her PhD with the University of Sydney in 2018. Before this, she worked for a number of years as an English and Drama teacher in public secondary schools in NSW, in particular in the Riverina region. 

 

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McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Stacey M; Fitzgerald S; Gavin M, 2020, Valuing the Teaching Profession Inquiry - Submission from the Teachers’ Work in Schools Research Team, https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/80327
2020
Wilson R; Stacey M; McGrath-Champ S, 2020, Teachers’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic: Shifts, challenges and opportunities, Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne, Victoria, https://www.cse.edu.au/content/teachers%E2%80%99-work-during-covid-19-pandemic-shifts-challenges-and-opportunities
2020
McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Fitzgerald S; Stacey M; Gavin M; Parding K, 2019, Submission to: Valuing Australia’s teachers: Parliamentary Inquiry into the status of the teaching profession, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Employment_Education_and_Training/TeachingProfession/Submissions
2019
Fitzgerald S; McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Stacey M; Rainnie A; Parding K, 2016, Submission to: Education and Health Standing Committee Inquiry into the Department of Education's Independent Public Schools Initiative, http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/commit.nsf/(Evidence+Lookup+by+Com+ID)/4B96A0397DA4400748257FB80026BC50/$file/18.pdf
2016
Journal articles
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Mills M; Mockler N; Stacey M; Taylor B, 2021, '‘The village and the world’: research with, for and by teachers in an age of data', Teaching Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10476210.2020.1868141
2021
Stacey M; Fitzgerald S; Wilson R; McGrath-Champ S; Gavin M, 2021, 'Teachers, fixed-term contracts and school leadership: toeing the line and jumping through hoops', Journal of Educational Administration and History, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2021.1906633
2021
Mockler N; Stacey M, 2021, 'Evidence of teaching practice in an age of accountability: when what can be counted isn’t all that counts', Oxford Review of Education, vol. 47, pp. 170 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2020.1822794
2021
Mills M; Mockler N; Stacey M; Taylor B, 2021, 'Teachers’ orientations to educational research and data in England and Australia: implications for teacher professionalism', Teaching Education, vol. 32, pp. 77 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10476210.2020.1843617
2021
Gavin M; McGrath-Champ S; Stacey M; Wilson R, 2020, 'Women’s participation in teacher unions: Implications of a ‘triple burden’ for union gender equality strategies', Economic and Industrial Democracy, pp. 0143831X2095848 - 0143831X2095848, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X20958481
2020
Stacey M; Talbot D; Buchanan J; Mayer D, 2020, 'The development of an Australian teacher performance assessment: lessons from the international literature', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 48, pp. 508 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2019.1669137
2020
Parding K; McGrath-Champ S; Stacey M, 2020, 'Governance reform in context: Welfare sector professionals’ working and employment conditions', Current Sociology, pp. 001139212090985 - 001139212090985, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392120909859
2020
Stacey M; Wilson R; McGrath-Champ S, 2020, 'Triage in teaching: the nature and impact of workload in schools', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2020.1777938
2020
Stacey M, 2019, 'Deficit discourses and teachers’ work: the case of an early career teacher in a remote Indigenous school', Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2019.1650383
2019
Stacey M, 2019, '‘If you’re wrong for the place you just don’t survive’: examining the work of early career teachers in context', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, vol. 25, pp. 404 - 417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2019.1621828
2019
McGrath-Champ S; Stacey M; Wilson R; Fitzgerald S; Rainnie A; Parding K, 2019, 'Principals’ support for teachers’ working conditions in devolved school settings: Insights from two Australian States', Educational Management Administration & Leadership, vol. 47, pp. 590 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143217745879
2019
Fitzgerald S; Stacey M; McGrath-Champ S; Parding K; Rainnie A, 2018, 'Devolution, market dynamics and the Independent Public School initiative in Western Australia: ‘winning back’ what has been lost?', Journal of Education Policy, vol. 33, pp. 662 - 681, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2017.1412502
2018
Fitzgerald S; McGrath-Champ S; Stacey M; Wilson R; Gavin M, 2018, 'Intensification of teachers’ work under devolution: A ‘tsunami’ of paperwork', Journal of Industrial Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185618801396
2018
Stacey M, 2017, 'The teacher ‘problem’: an analysis of the NSW education policy Great Teaching, Inspired Learning', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol. 38, pp. 782 - 793, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2016.1168778
2017
Parding K; McGrath-Champ S; Stacey M, 2017, 'Teachers, school choice and competition: Lock-in effects within and between sectors', Policy Futures in Education, vol. 15, pp. 113 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478210316688355
2017
Stacey M, 2016, 'Middle-class parents’ educational work in an academically selective public high school', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 57, pp. 209 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2015.1043312
2016
Book Chapters
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McGrath-Champ S; Gavin M; Stacey M, 2020, 'Strategy and policy: the 'professionalisation' of teaching and the work of an Australian teachers' union', in Lansbury RD; Johnson A; van den Broek D (ed.), Contemporary issues in work and organisations: actors and institutions, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 110 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429439919
2020
McGrath-Champ S; Gavin M; Stacey M, 2019, 'Strategy and policy', in Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations, Routledge, pp. 110 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429439919-10
2019
Hayes D; Stacey M, 2018, 'Ethnographies in education: Misunderstandings and new developments', in Gannon S; Hattam R; Sawyer W (ed.), Resisting Educational Inequality Reframing Policy and Practice in Schools Serving Vulnerable Communities, pp. 203 - 213
2018
Forsey M; Proctor H; Stacey M, 2017, 'A most poisonous debate: Legitimizing support for Australian private schools', in Koinzer T; Nikolai R; Waldow F (ed.), Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education Global Change and National Challenge, Springer, pp. 49 - 66
2017
Books
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Stacey M, 2020, The Business of Teaching Becoming a Teacher in a Market of Schools, Springer Nature
2020
Reports
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Fitzgerald S; McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Stacey M, 2019, Understanding Work in WA Public Schools: 2019 Report to the State School Teachers Union of WA
2019
McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Stacey M; Fitzgerald S, 2018, Understanding work in schools: The foundation for teaching and learning, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/21926
2018
McGrath-Champ S; Wilson R; Stacey M, 2017, Teaching and learning: Review of workload, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/21927
2017

Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Association for Research in Education, 2020

New Voice Scholar in Educational Leadership Research, ACEL, 2020

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Sydney, 2016

Institute for Educational Research (IER) grant to attend the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Dublin, Ireland, 2016

Best Research Paper Award, University of Sydney Research Students' Forum, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2015

Postgraduate scholarship for attendance at the Association of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference in Auckland, New Zealand, 2015

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2014-2017

G. S. Caird Scholarship for Most Proficient Student in Bachelor of Education II, University of Sydney, 2007

NSW Department of Education and Training Teacher Education Scholarship, 2005-2010

 

Competitive

Australian Research Council Linkage Project, 2021-2024, $232,347 - Co-Chief Investigator

'Time use, time poverty and teachers' work', Associate Professor Greg Thompson, Dr Anna Hogan, Associate Professor Nicole Mockler and Dr Meghan Stacey

UNSW School of Education Research Grants funding, 2019, $5000 - Chief Investigator

'Graduate school choice and initial teacher education', Dr Meghan Stacey

Commissioned

NSW Teachers Federation, 2018, $120 000 - Co-Chief Investigator

'Understanding work in schools: the foundation for teaching and learning', Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ, Dr Rachel Wilson, Dr Meghan Stacey, Dr Scott Fitzgerald

NSW Teachers Federation, 2017, $50 000 - Co-Chief Investigator

'Teaching and learning: review of workload', Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ, Dr Rachel Wilson, Meghan Stacey

Education policy, in particular teachers and school choice

Convenor:

  • EDST1104 - Social Perspectives in Education
  • EDST5451 - Educational Policy: Theory and Practice
  • EDST5457 - Literature Review