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

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Creativity
  • Drama education
  • Medieval history
  • Fifteenth century literature and earliest literacy in English
  • Educational equity

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Mary-Rose McLaren

Mary-Rose works at the intersection of theory, practice, and performance. Her PhD is in Medieval History (London chronicles) and her teaching qualification is in Drama. She connects these two disciplines in her research, focusing on the use of Drama in developing Literacy, the London sources of Shakespeare, and the role of creativity in education.

Mary-Rose undertakes research by creative output as a director of plays and as an actor and writer. She also undertakes traditional research with publications in international journals and chapters in books. She is also a published poet.

In her teaching, Mary-Rose brings together elements of performance and research to generate communities of learning within the classroom. She is currently writing a novel set in fifteenth-century London and is working on the representation of women in London chronicles. She is also working on a project which tracks students through their courses at university in order to identify which aspects of teaching and learning make a difference to their success.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Melbourne, Australia, 1992
  • BA (Hons) University of Melbourne, Australia, 1983
  • LTCL, Trinity College, London, 1997

Key publications

Year Citation
2015 McLaren, M. R. (151214). The play s the thing : Performance and pedagogy (pp. 147-157).

doi: 10.4324/9781315716985-25

2015 MCLAREN, M. (150629). Power, Vulnerability and Sexuality: Representations of Margaret of Anjou in a London Chronicle and Shakespeare's 3 Henry VI In White, R. S;. (Ed.) (pp. 69-79). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Year Citation
2021 Mclaren, M. -R. (210721). Strumpets, witches and goddesses: the representation of women in the London chronicles in the fifteenth century Victoria University; AAL; AVSA; AULLA; ASAL.
2021 Mclaren, M. -R., Walsh, J., Jobson, S., Scott, C., Nehma, N., & Mascarenhas, P. (210707). Playspaces in public places: The ethical and social challenges of a pop-up urban playspace in Melbourne, Australia. Playful Planet; university of Birmingham.

Year Citation
2021 Mclaren, M. -R. (210701). ARTSPRAXIS. ARTSPRAXIS, 8(1), (200-220).
2021 McLaren, M. R., Welsh, S., & Long, S. (210101). Subverting perceptions of academic and professional learning with drama. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 49(3), (249-261).

doi: 10.1080/1359866X.2020.1731731

2016 McLaren, M. R., & Arnold, J. (160101). Transforming pedagogies: Encouraging pre-service teachers to engage the power of the arts in their approach to teaching and learning. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(5), (21-35).

doi: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n5.2

2014 McLaren, M. R. (140101). Searching and searching again - finding meaning through arts-based research. Qualitative Research Journal, 14(3), (307-317).

doi: 10.1108/QRJ-09-2013-0054

2013 Mclaren, M. R. (130527). Owning history: Building historical understanding through creative engagement. Curriculum Perspectives, 33(1), (63-74).
2013 McLaren, M. R. (130101). Owning History: Building historical understandings through creative engagement. Curriculum Perspectives, 33(1), (63-73).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Early Childhood Professional Practice Partnerships
From: Victorian Department of Education & Training
Other investigators: Ms Sarah Jobson, Dr Jeanne Iorio
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed

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 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD Integrated (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Doctor of Education (4) Principal supervisor
Doctor of Education (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.