Heather has a PhD in education, with a focus on curriculum. She has been an educator for 20 years in secondary schools and universities. She is currently Deputy Head of School Research at the University of Newcastle. Heather’s research centres on History curriculum and understanding historical pasts. In recent times, she has published in history education, literacies, and foundations of tertiary education. Heather enjoys taking her students on experiential learning experiences to museums, memorials, and outbound study tours to the former western front sites of World War I.