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Dr. Therese Keane is a senior lecturer at Swinburne University and has worked in a variety of school settings where she taught IT and was the Director of ICT.
She holds a Doctorate in Education focusing on ICT Leadership in schools. Therese is a Board member of the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) ICT Educators Board, a former office holder in (Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association (VITTA), Information and Communications Technology in Education Victoria (ICTEV)) and the Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria (DLTV).
Therese's current work involves the provision of professional development to ICT teachers and research into the use of technology, gender inequalities in STEM based subjects, robotics in education and computers in schools for teaching and learning purposes. She runs humanoid robot (NAO) workshops for primary and secondary school students during the school holidays and is also involved with the FIRST LEGO League, as Tournament Director for Victoria and a lead mentor for the RoboCats – a school girls only robotics team that participates in the FIRST Robotic Competition.