Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman AM
Phil Foreman was Director of the Special Education Centre, Dean of Students and, from 2001-2007, Dean of Education at the University of Newcastle. He retired in 2008 and was appointed as an Emeritus Professor.
Phil is a Life Member of the Australian College of Educators, and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian College of Educators. He was Chair of the NSW Institute of Teachers 2007-13.
Phil was Editor of the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 1992-2002, and remains an Associate Editor. He is also Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education.
Phil was foundation President of both Newcastle & Hunter Community Access and Disability Advocacy Service Hunter. Under his leadership, these organisations became large-scale providers of disability services in the Hunter/Northern NSW regions.
The fifth edition of Phil’s edited text, Inclusion in Action, was published in 2017. His single-authored book Education of Students with an Intellectual Disability: Research and Practice was published in 2009.
In 2002, the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability awarded Phil a Distinguished Service Citation for research in special education. In 2008, he received the Macquarie University 2007 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service (Professional Category). He received the Australian College of Educators Outstanding Educator Award in 2014.
In 2013 Phil became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to tertiary education, particularly in the area of special education, and to people with a disability.