Dr Nicole Todd
Dr Nicole Todd is currently the Special and Inclusive Education Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Springfield Campus, Brisbane, having previously worked at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in an academic career spanning more than two decades. Nicole teaches at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises postgraduate research. She publishes in the Special and Inclusive Education field and reviews articles and for a number of journals.
Nicole has taught students of all ages in mainstream schools and special education settings across Australia and overseas and has provided consultancy to teachers and school leaders in the areas of whole school planning to support students with additional needs and the use of evidence-based practices with diverse learners in the classroom. Her current research involves support teachers working in inclusive environments. Nicole has developed a professional learning program (Co-teaching and Effective Strategies for Secondary Support Teachers).
Currently Nicole is vice-president of Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) and has served on the LDA council and the National Council of the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) for many years. As the LDA representative, Nicole is Chair of the biennial, national Learning Difficulties Conference in Brisbane, working alongside SpeldQld and the Learning Support Teachers Association of Queensland in this long running, cross-organisational endeavour.