Sharon Tindall-Ford

Sharon Tindall-Ford

Position: Associate Dean - Teacher Education
Phone: (02) 4221 3553


  • 10 years teaching experience in secondary schools in South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales in High School Teaching
  • UNSW Masters of Education
  • UNSW PhD: Cognition and Instruction
  • 20 years working in the tertiary sector at UNSW, USyd and UOW in educational psychology and teacher education
  • Deputy Head of School

UOW Scholars Profile - Sharon Tindall-Ford

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • Initial Teacher Education

Future Research Topics

Sharon Tindall-Ford is interested supervising HDR students in the following research areas:

  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Non Cognitive attributes for teaching
  • Models of best practice in professional experience
  • Models of mentoring within teacher education

Research Students

  • Gerardo Sozio (Doctor of Philosophy): Investigating the effectiveness of product-oriented and process-oriented worked examples to support pre-service teachers engaging with the NSW Quality Teaching Model
  • Stuart Sepp (Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)): Embodied Cognition and ICT Interfaces
  • Julie Mathews (Doctor of Education): Reviews versus Reality: The Enablers and Inhibitors of Implementing a School/University Mentoring Partnership
  • Adam Levin (Doctor of Education): Characteristics of successful schools, their effectiveness and improvement
  • Faisal Mirza (Doctor of Philosophy): Investigating how primary school students can self-manage cognitive load when presented with redundant information: Self- management of the redundancy effect
  • Deborah Chadwick (Doctor of Philosophy): Cognitive load theory compliant instructions: Providing working memory support for highly anxious students
Last reviewed: 24 June, 2016