DR Rhonda Di Biase

DR Rhonda Di Biase


  • Developing teacher capacity (Clinical teaching)
  • Education in small states
  • Pedagogical reform in developing countries (Student-centred pedagogy)



  • Rhonda Di Biase currently works at The University of Melbourne within the MTeach (Secondary) program. She previously worked at the Maldives National University in the area of student-centred pedagogy as part of a post-tsunami aid project. Her research interests are active learning reform in developing countries and how teachers can be supported through this process. Rhonda completed her PhD, on education reform in the Maldives, focusing on the implementation of active learning. Her classroom teaching experience spans all levels of schooling in Australia and Asia.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship September to December 2014   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • CertMent, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MEd, University of Melbourne 2009
  • DipEd, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1984

Awards and honors

  • Best dissertation award (South Asia Special Interest Group), Comparative and International Education Society South Asia SIG, 2018
  • Early Career Researcher Excellence in Research award, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 2018
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Australian Government Department of Education, 2013



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Student-centred pedagogy, clinical teaching and the role of the teacher; Comparative education - education reform in developing countries and small states; International education - IB-PYP, inquiry learning and international-mindedness; Design-based research