Masters Gifted Education
Geraldine Townend is a published academic in the field of gifted education, having expertise in the area of twice exceptionality and pedagogy to support creativity. In the UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty, Geraldine lectures and conducts research in GERRIC (Gifted Education Research and Resource Information Centre) in the areas of gifted education, gifted learners with disability, and special learning needs. Her research interests focus on supporting gifted and twice-exceptional students to aspire to their potential in education, which includes the development of positive academic self-concept.
(2021) NSW Department of Education: NSW Equity Consortium: Imagined Futures (a whole-of-cohort outreach program with Years 7–10 including post-school transition)
Provost Award for teaching at Griffith University 2015 - awarded to top 1% of lecturers
2022 - Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Education.
2023 - Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Education.