Belinda has been a teacher in Queensland secondary schools since 1997. She currently works with senior English students, and is a Head of Department in a Far North Queensland State School. Belinda is interested in student writing practices and supporting teachers in fostering effective feedback pedagogies. She has presented at a range of state and national conferences. Belinda is currently engaged in study at QUT with a focus on the QCAA syllabus suite for English. Belinda's professional interests are in functional grammar, educational policy, and representations of teachers. Her unprofessional interests are chickens, Harry Styles and long distance running.