Helen Bound

Deputy Director, Work and Learning

Honorary lecturer, School of Education, University of Tasmania

Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Griffith University


Helen heads the Work and Learning research unit within IAL. Her unit's research contributes to policy and practice in the continuing education and training sector in Singapore. Helen's research interests focus on learning across a wide variety of contexts, including workplace learning, learning in high technology environments, professional learning and learning through collaborative activity. She has published widely on a range of topics including professional learning and development of continuing education/vocational teachers, workplace learning, generic skills, dialogical enquiry, learning spaces between classroom and work and the development of research instruments. Her most recent publication (with Peter Rushbrook) is “Towards a new understanding of workplace learning: The context of Singapore”. Helen has a background in vocational training and education, having coordinated the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at the University of Tasmania, (Australia) and before that spent some years as a trade union trainer. Her experience teaching in Australian secondary schools is the source of her deep interest in pedagogy and learning.