Professor Kitty te Riele leads the research portfolio in the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Kitty’s research aims to support educational policy and practice that improves opportunities to participate and succeed in school education for young people in disadvantaged communities. In particular, she collaborates with alternative and flexible education programs that aim to turn around the life chances of marginalised young people. She is foundation board member of the Australian Association for Flexible and Inclusive Education.
Her books (with valued colleagues) include Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education (2020, Brill), Reimagining schooling for education. Socially just alternatives (2017, Palgrave Macmillan), and Ethics and Education Research (2015, SAGE).