Jan Turbill is a Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia. She is presently working in the Faculty of Business as the Teaching and Learning Consultant, working with Business academics to improve their teaching. Her research ranges from early literacy development to the professional learning of teachers. She is the author of many books and articles and is the past President of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA). In 2008. She lives in a small seaside village with her 12 year old spoodle Bebe, 200km south of Sydney.