Carolina joined the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University as a Research Officer in 2016. She has particular expertise in early childhood education and care, multilingual education and cultural competence.

Carolina has worked as a research assistant on various projects, both at Victoria University and Deakin University.

Her many roles have included:

  • conducting literature reviews
  • assisting with the creation of data collection tools
  • completing fieldwork
  • assisting with data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • contributing to journal articles.

Carolina has also worked as a sessional lecturer at Deakin University, teaching Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in the Global Context with a mixed cohort of Masters level students.

In 2012, Carolina completed a Masters in Teaching (Early Childhood and Research). Her thesis explored how early childhood teachers understand and support the needs of English language learners.

Carolina is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University. Her research is focused on how educators, children and families enact multilingual pedagogies in early childhood classrooms.

Areas of expertise

  • Multilingualism and multilingual education in the early years
  • Cultural competence
  • Early childhood education and care