Publications & presentations

Peer-reviewed papers and book chapters

Netolicky, D. M., Heffernan, A., & Barnes, N. J. (in preparation). Metaphors for women’s experiences of early career academia: Buffy, Alice, and Frankenstein’s creature. In A. L. Black & S. Garvis (Eds.) Metaphors, manifestos, angst and agency: Listening to and learning from women’s lived experience in academe.

Barnes, N. J., & Netolicky, D. M. (in preparation). Roaming through online borderlands: Pedagogy of a co-authorship. In M. Thomas & R. Bellingham (Eds.) Disruptive Methodologies: Innovation & Early Career Research. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Netolicky, D. M., Andrews, J., & Paterson, C. (in press). Flipping the system: An Australian perspective. In L. Rycroft-Smith, J.-L. Dutaut, & K. Sowter (Eds.) Flip the System UK.

Netolicky, D. M. (in press). The visible-invisible school leader: Redefining heroism for the school leader. In O. Efthimiou, S. T. Allison & Z. E. Franco (Eds.), Heroism and wellbeing in the 21st century: Applied and emerging perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Netolicky, D. M. & Barnes, N. (2017). Method as a journey: A narrative dialogic partnership illuminating decision making in qualitative educational research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

Netolicky, D. M. (2016). Rethinking professional learning for teachers and school leaders. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1(4) pp. 270-285.

Netolicky, D. M. (2016). Coaching for professional growth in one Australian school: “Oil in water.” International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 5(2) pp. 66-86.

Netolicky, D. M. (2015). Using literary metaphor and characters as structural and symbolic tools: Creating a layered storyworld while preserving participant anonymity. Narrative Inquiry, 25(2) pp.264-282.

PhD thesis

Netolicky, D. M. Down the rabbit hole: Professional identities, professional learning, and change in one Australian school (Doctoral dissertation, Murdoch University).

Opinion pieces and guest blog posts

2016, August. Heutagogical and transformational: Journeys of discovery, discomfort and breakthrough. Heutagogy Community of Practice.

2016, July. Australian PhD completion: Not with a bang, but a whimper. PhdTalk.

2016, May. Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation. The Conversation.

2016, March. Champagne and anxiety: diary of a PhD completion. Times Higher Education.

2016, January. Is ‘good enough’ teaching good enough? Education Week.

2014, September. The Passionate PhD: let excitement and purpose drive your academic schedule. PhdTalk.


2016, May. Interview on Sydney’s 2SER radio station on performance pay for teachers.

2016, May. Interview on Teachers Education Review podcast on professional identity.

2015, October. Interview on coaching research by Growth Coaching International.

Conference papers

Netolicky, D. M. (2016). Through a tangled Wonderland: What makes transformative professional learning for teachers and school leaders. Presented at American Educational Research Association conference.

Conference presentations

2016, September. We need to trust and support teachers. Transforming Education Panel, National Conference of Australia Council for Educational Leaders, Melbourne.

2016, September. Using Cognitive Coaching and the Danielson Framework in action (videoed presentation). CoachMeet, Sydney.

2016, July. The visible-invisible hero: Redefining heroism for the school leader. The Rise and Future of Heroism Science conference, Perth.

2016, June. Coaching teachers for improved practice: A Cognitive Coaching model in action in one school. International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education, Sydney.

2016, June. Current Australian research in coaching in education. International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education, Sydney.

2016, May. Navigating the tensions of being teacher, leader and researcher within one school context. researchED, Melbourne.

2016, May. Impacts and challenges of coaching in Australian education contexts: A panel discussion. researchED, Melbourne,

2016, April. Through a tangled Wonderland: What makes transformative professional learning for teachers and school leaders. American Educational Research Association conference, Washington DC.

2015, December. Using extended literary metaphor and characters as analytical and conceptual tools: creating a layered storyworld while preserving participant anonymity. Australian Association of Research in Education conference, Perth.

2015, November. Researching coaching in education. Coaching in Education Research Seminar, Sydney.

2015, February. A research-based model of teacher growth: creating a community of self-directed passionate learners. researchED, Sydney.

2014, October. Creating a model for teacher growth and a community of reflective, passionate learners: One school’s journey. Australian Council for Educational Leaders national conference, Melbourne.

2014, June. Teacher identity, teacher learning and school change: intersecting stories. Western Australian Institute for Educational Research forum, Perth.