Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman AM
2pm Thursday 4 April - Faculty of Education and Arts
Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, AM is a distinguished educator and researcher in the field of special education and current Chair of the NSW Institute of Teachers.
Professor Foreman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of New England where he went on to study a Master of Education and Master of Letters. He then completed a PhD in Special Education at Macquarie University.
Combining an extensive research and publication record with a significant administrative load for more than 20 years, Professor Foreman was Director of the University of Newcastle’s Special Education Centre for 14 years, during which time the Centre developed a significant research profile supported by a number of major grants.
Professor Foreman also served as the University’s Dean of Students and later the Dean of Education for six years until his retirement in 2008.
Professor Foreman was instrumental in developing the link between the University of Newcastle and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, leading to the establishment of the Renwick Centre, a research centre for projects related to the education of students with hearing or vision impairments. Through the University of Newcastle, the Centre provides postgraduate programs for professionals educating children with sensory disabilities.
In 2013 Professor Foreman was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to tertiary education, particularly in the area of special education, and to people with a disability.
Professor Foreman is a Life Member of the Australian College of Educators, and of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.