Dr Adele Flood has taught and worked across all levels of Education with an ongoing particular interest in Visual Arts Education. In the Tertiary Sector she has worked in Teacher Education for a number of years and more recently in Academic Development. Adele has expertise in curriculum development, assessment strategies and the alignment of Graduate Attributes with assessment and practice.
She is a past president of Australian Institute of Art Education (AIAE) and is currently on the research board of The International Society of Education through Art (InSEA), She remains on the executive of Art Education Australia. She has written extensively on creativity and her most recent research is concerned with ideas of identity. She has a strong belief in the need of an individual to be heard and that notions of self should be explored by engaging in creative practice. In her current research Adele is exploring further, the ways recording narratives in visual diaries or journals can add to a person's understanding of self thereby enabling a change in their practice.
Adele presents her research regularly at both national and international conferences and she has many published papers in the fields of Art Education, Narrative Inquiry and the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching. She has attended several UNESCO international learning summits and represented Australia at the UNESCO Regional forum in Nadi. Adele is a practising artist; in the exhibition Sojourn( March 2007)on which her presentation is based she presented a series of 30 gouache and acrylic paintings based upon her travels to the South of France.