Coral Kemp, PhD OAM
Dr Coral Kemp is an experienced practitioner, consultant, program director, teacher educator, and researcher in the field of early childhood intervention (ECI). Coral’s practical experience in ECI has included: special educator on a transdisciplinary home-based early intervention team, Preschool Special Education Consultant for the NSW Department of Education, and Academic Team leader of the Early Years programs at Macquarie University. Her work in ECI at Macquarie University included co-ordinating the Post-Graduate Certificate in Early Intervention and co-editing Early Links, a magazine for early childhood practitioners and the families of infants and young children with additional needs. Coral is a member of the Coordinating Committee for the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI), member of the Shepherd Centre Research Committee and member of the Management Committee of the STaR Inclusive Early Childhood Association, which supports children with disabilities in regular childcare. Coral is on the editorial board of Infants and Young Children. She has published research in Australian and International peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to her work in ECI, Coral has taught children in regular and special education classes and has been a special education consultant for the NSW Association of Independent Schools. She was teacher-in charge of a two-teacher school in a remote mining town in Western Australia and has been Deputy Principal and Acting Principal of the Special School at Macquarie University. Coral has supervised research students at Macquarie University where she is currently an honorary senior lecturer.