Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental and sustainability education
  • Place responsive education
  • Participatory research with young people
  • Intercultural environmental learning
  • Science education

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Helen Widdop Quinton

Helen Widdop Quinton, PhD, is a lecturer in science, sustainability, health and wellbeing education. She is also a Research Fellow at ISILC (Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities) at Victoria University.

Drawing on her past work as a school teacher and environmental education project manager, Helen's research focuses on identifying the connections between people and planetary wellbeing – particularly people’s interactions and relationships with place, space and nature. Her research incorporates intercultural environmental learning and links with initial teacher education.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Southern Cross University)
  • MEd (University of Melbourne)
  • PG Dip Student Welfare (University of Melbourne)
  • BSc (Monash University)

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Logan, M., & Widdop, Quinton. (180101). Childhoodnature Ecological Systems and Realities: An Outline (pp. 1-13). Springer International Publishing.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51949-4_54-1

2018 Widdop, Quinton., & Khatun, F. (180101). Childhoodnature Alternatives: Adolescents in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh Explore Their Nature Connectedness (pp. 1-32). Springer International Publishing.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51949-4_57-1

Year Citation
2016 WIDDOP, Q. UINTON. (161201). Growing through education in remote village schools in India. Melbourne: Victoria University.
2013 Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & WIDDOP, Q. UINTON. (130101). Multicultural School Gardens Research Project: Final Report. Gold Coast, Queensland: Southern Cross University: School of Education research papers..

Year Citation
2016 Evans, N., Piersol, L., & Widdop, Quinton. (160408). ChildhoodNature Place and Pedagogies in Disruption American Educational Research Association.
2015 WIDDOP, Q. UINTON. (150101). Is play a blindspot worth prospecting beyond early childhood education? Paper presented at http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php. AARE.
2015 WIDDOP, Q. UINTON. (150101). Places teenage co-researchers in Melbourne and remote India identify as valuable in their lives Paper presented at http://www.aaee.org.au/publication/2008-2/. AAEE.
2014 WIDDOP, Q. UINTON. (140101). Safe, restorative and comforting places in teenagers lives Paper presented at http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php. AARE.
2014 Widdop, Quinton. (140101). Is Facebook changing teenagers connection to local places? Torino, Italy: World Environmental Education Congress.
2014 Widdop, Quinton., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (140101). Exploring the natural-digital world divide with children in different cultural contexts Torino, Italy: World Environmental Education Congress.

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Australian Endeavour Mobility Grant (2016)

    Funding support for Master of Teaching study program in remote villages in Eastern Himalayan India.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Helen teaches in initial teacher education undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and postgraduate community development. The units focus on:

  • science education
  • health and wellbeing education
  • research methods in education
  • community sustainability. 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Environmental and science education research project officer
Southern Cross University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2012 -
Dec 2013
Environmental and science education research project officer
Southern Cross University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019
Environmental Education SIG Co-Convenor
AARE
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019
Environmental Education SIG Co-Convenor
AARE