AMHHEC Our People Professor Margaret Carter

Professor Margaret Carter

Professor Margaret Carter commenced with the Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) in 2019. Before coming to ACAP, Margaret was employed at James Cook University where she lectured since 2010, first in Singapore as a Senior Lecturer in Education (2010-2013), then Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Education, and then Associate Professor (2017-2018). Margaret's motivation and challenge has been leading and sustaining meaningful environments that enhance learning and engagement within higher education. Her main areas of research and educational consultancy include mental health and wellness, preventing cyberbullying, and young children’s social behaviour.

Margaret has intentionally intertwined research, teaching and community engagement in all aspects of her work, a process that led to her receiving a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2017 for leading a transformative and ethical community of inquiry approach in the guidance and counselling program.

Margaret's scholarship and research in cyber safety and mental health is grounded in her understanding and advocacy that mental health is everyone’s business. Currently, she is leading an internal Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement project that seeks to rethink how the curriculum can better support guidance, counselling, and career development students’ mental health, and how promotion, prevention and early intervention strategies can be integrated into the culture of higher education institutions.

Professor Margaret Carter is AMHHEC 2020 Committee Leader.