Yael is a PhD student with the School of Education and the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Her area of focus concerns the relationship between thinking and writing and the pedagogical implications of this for teacher practice.

Prior to beginning her HDR, Yael was a Philosophy and Reason subject coordinator, Humanities teacher and Pedagogy Coach at Brisbane State High School. She also served as a member on the Philosophy and Reason State Panel.

Yael enjoys designing writing programs that facilitate the cognitive and metacognitive development of her students and supporting other teachers to do the same in their respective disciplines.