Meet our Associates


Dr Megan Gibson

As an early childhood educator Dr. Megan Gibson brings together rich professional experience and theoretical understandings. She has worked extensively in education, including lower primary and kindergarten /preschool. For over 10 years Megan was the Director of a long day care centre, where she worked with a dynamic team of educators to lead pedagogical and operational growth. Working at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in early childhood teacher education, for the past 12 years she has prepared emerging graduates for the exciting, challenging and complex work in the field.

Megan’s program of research focuses on preparing and sustaining the early childhood workforce, with her work in teacher education spanning leadership, professionalism and health, and wellbeing.

Dr Megan Gibson’s work with Gowrie Training & Consultancy includes the role of lead researcher for Action Research projects within the education and care Tasmanian sector.


Alison Stone 

Alison Stone is an educator with over 25 years experience working in Education and Care and schools and a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. Alison has developed a range of programs over the past 15 years that focus on empowering parents, increasing social capital within local communities, literacy programs and programs that aim to increase social and emotional development skills for children aged 6-12 years. Alison is a strong advocate for children and families.

Alison’s collaborations and contributions to Gowrie Training & Consultancy extends over a vast array of programs, products and projects.