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Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased that the 2023 Inaugural AJEC Invited Lecture was delivered virtually by Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris on Tuesday 25 July 2023.

The AJEC Invited Lecture recognises the scholarly work and contribution of leading academics of Early Childhood Education and Care. It provides the opportunity for the invited speaker to reflect upon, present and problematise the major issues and advances in their field of research.

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris will deliver a lecture on Connections through Country and Community.

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris

Dr Francis Bobongie-Harris is a Torres Strait and South Sea Islander woman from Yuwi Country. She is Senior Lecturer and Researcher with the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research focuses on Indigenous education in Australia and the Pacific, and Australian South Sea Islander policy, history and cultural studies. She specialises in qualitative, ethnographic, narrative, community-led and participatory research methodologies.

Francis is an early childhood educator with 26 years’ experience working in New Zealand and Australia. Francis was a member of the Approved Learning Frameworks Update research team.

We invite academics, policy officers, researchers, practitioners, directors and students to join us for this event.

Date and registration


Date Time Registration cost
Tuesday 25 July  2023 10.30 am–12.00 pm AEST $25.00

Registration fees are inclusive of GST.


About AJEC

The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood field. Published quarterly, AJEC offers evidence-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students.

ECA provides AJEC to subscribers both in hardcopy and online. An online annex offering even more articles, is also available for subscribers. Click here for more information on AJEC.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the AJEC Invited Lecture terms and conditions.