Dr. Kay Ayre EdD, MLI, Grad Dip (EC), BEd, Dip Teach (Primary)
EdD (Doctor of Education), Queensland University of Technology
Master of Learning Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
Graduate Diploma Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Education, Queensland University of Technology
Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Griffith University
Member of the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)
Dr Kay Ayre is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia where she has been a staff member since 2014. She has worked extensively with disengaged and disruptive children, their teachers and schools. Kay has a passion for helping build the capacity of teachers, to develop and maintain positive, inclusive classrooms with a focus on supporting children with trauma who demonstrate serious, disruptive behaviour. Her research and her teaching, focus on challenging behaviour of children with and without trauma, trauma-informed positive behaviour support, functional behaviour assessment and childhood wellbeing and resilience.