Academic Staff

Dr Monica Dutton has extensive experience in Catholic education, working as a teacher, leader and consultant in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. She holds a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and in Religious Education and her doctoral studies focus on the contribution of short-term cross-cultural immersion to the formation of Catholic school staff.

Monica has a passionate interest formation and immersion, and has led groups of staff and students to a number of First Nations communities in Australia; to Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Kiribati and Japan; and to communities in Tanzania. Monica has also led Benedictine pilgrimages for governance and school leadership personnel through Italy and England, and groups of staff and students to World Youth Day.

Monica has been involved in social justice initiatives and outreach programs for school leaders, staff and students for many years and is acutely aware of the long-term impact of experiential learning and its pivotal role in the transformation of individuals and communities. Her belief is that formation is central to the lived experience of Catholic school communities and that ultimately, it enhances an understanding of, and participation in, God’s mission in the world today.