David Roy, Lecturer in education, University of Newcastle, School of Education
An award-winning educator, teacher and researcher, David Roy uses his research to inform inclusion and equity practices for children across Australia, with a particular focus on children with disability.
Roy works with schools, systems and politicians to develop meaningful and pragmatic means to offer achievement for all in education. He initiated the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Education of Students with a Disability and is working with multiple agencies to implement the inquiry’s recommendations, whilst pushing for a wider evidence-based royal commission into disability in Australia.
Roy has a passion for the integration of multiple curricular subjects via a polymath approach. He is particularly focused on engaging science and the arts together to encourage students to be creative in preparing for the future challenges. Roy draws on his 17 years of experience as a teacher and 10 years as an academic to engage a wider audience to recognise the important role and status education and schools should have.