Research in gifted education focuses on the education, training and/or development of individuals of high ability. The Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) is an integral part of the research community that aims to advance knowledge and practice on the education, learning, teaching, wellbeing,and development of gifted students. GERRIC is the pre-eminent centre of gifted education in the Southern Hemisphere. 

    • Academic engagement
    • Acceleration
    • Career development
    • Highly gifted populations
    • Identification
    • Indigenous populations
    • Motivation
    • Social-emotional development
    • Twice exceptionality
    • Underachievement
    • Career decisions of gifted students (current and planned)
    • Twice exceptional gifted students (current and planned)
    • Rural gifted students (current and planned)
    • Attitudes toward gifted students (current and planned)
    • International Mathematics Olympians (current)
    • Creativity (planned)
    • Wellbeing of gifted students (planned)
    • Evaluation of gifted education program (current and planned)
    • Jae Jung
    • Geraldine Townend
    • Susen Smith
    • Jihyun Lee
    • Carol Barnes
    • Marie McGregor
    • Sue Ann Lim
    • Rajini Mangaleswarasharma


  • Catholic Education South Australia project

    Research projects (including one current project on attitudes toward gifted education) that will ultimately inform the development of a gifted education program and gifted education policy for Catholic Education South Australia.

    Australian Mensa project 

    An investigation of the development of mathematical talent among International Maths Olympians and their post-education career decisions.

    Gifted education program evaluation projects

    Research relating to the evaluation of gifted education programs in schools (projects have been completed for two schools)

    Twice exceptional students project 

    A series of projects on an educational/vocational curriculum for twice exceptional students are being conducted with ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia) and Griffith University.

    An annual conference: “Ignite the Spark, Fuel the Fire”

    Hosted in partnership with the NSW Department of Education.

    MOU with KAIST and PUCV

    Finalisation stage of Memoranda of Understanding with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV).

    Editorship of the Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Asia Pacific

    Editorship of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education

Partners and collaborators

    • Catholic Education South Australia
    • NSW Department of Education
    • Australian Mensa
    • Asia Pacific Federation on Giftedness
    • Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
    • Gifted NSW
    • NSW Department of Education
    • Professional learning program in gifted education (ie. Mini-COGE)
    • GERRIC Gifted Student Programs (holiday programs designed for gifted students)
    • GERRIC Parent Courses (courses run to educate and support the parents of gifted students)
    • GERRIC Master Classes (workshops that cater to the professional development needs of teachers who are likely to have completed a Mini-COGE and/or postgraduate qualifications in gifted education).