Professor - Education Psychology
Chair of Academic Senate
Associate Dean International, Faculty of Social Sciences
Phone: (02) 4221 4434
Wilma’s area of expertise is in educational psychology with a particular interest in the education of gifted students. She is interested in how giftedness is understood within different cultural contexts and how it is identified and nurtured in educational settings. Much of her work focuses on issues of social justice. Originally a high school teacher of English and Speech and Drama in Tasmania, she completed her doctorate at the University of South Florida in 1991. Her dissertation involved the application of Multiple Intelligences Theory in a study of economically disadvantaged preschoolers. She previously worked at the University of Tasmania and has been at the University of Wollongong since 1993.
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