Dr. Ann Webster-Wright's research has a focus on learning, wellbeing and authenticity in professional working lives.
Ann has been an academic and practitioner in the fields of Education and Health for four decades. Her research has focused on learning, wellbeing and authenticity in the lives of working professionals and the social sustainability of organisations. She draws on existential phenomenological philosophy and participatory action and narrative research methodology to explore people's lived experiences and how they make sense of them.
Ann has worked at the University of Queensland since 2000 on research projects investigating learning and teaching in higher education, communities of practice, interdisciplinary research, workplace learning and continuing professional development, has lectured in Higher Education and facilitated groups of academics to support their teaching and research practices. Her most recent fellowship at the Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) at UQ focused on developing a professional learning framework for supporting academics and other professionals.
She is currently an honorary research fellow at TEDI, a senior adjunct research fellow at the Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University and a research consultant at UQ, supporting projects investigating professional learning in academia and at work. Her research interests are moving towards learning and life beyond work and the value of Existential and Eastern philosophy in everyday working life.
Her research interests are in the areas of
- Professional learning
- Authenticity in professional life
- Wellbeing at work
- Philosophy in everyday life
- Narrative identity
- Reflection and mindfulness
- Learning and life beyond work