Narelle Lemon
Dr
La Trobe University
Australia

Dr Narelle Lemon is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. Her research agenda is focused on engagement and participation in the areas of teacher capacity building and cultural organisations in galleries, museums and other alternative education settings, social media for professional development including Twitter and Instagram, and working in academia. Narelle is also interested in values education, coping skills, and connections to learning preferences. She utilises narrative inquiry and image based research particularly with still digital photography. Her learning and teaching focus is based around arts education (music and visual arts), social learning theory, reflective practice, co-operative teaching and learning, and establishing a community of learners. She has been successfully awarded research awards including: La Trobe University Early Career Researcher Excellence Award (2013); Early Career Supervisor with Most Publications Award within the School of Education, RMIT University (2012); and Early Career Researcher International Travel Award from RMIT Research and Innovation (2012). Narelle blogs at http://chatwithrellypops.wordpress.com and tweets as @rellypops.