Deb McPherson

Deb McPherson taught English in NSW government secondary schools for twenty-eight years. She worked as part of the committee selecting texts for the Higher School Certificate for over fifteen years.  She was the Senior Curriculum Officer, English, at the Board of Studies from 2001-2002 when she worked on the development of the 2002 English Years 7-10 Syllabus. She was the Manager of English for the NSW Department of Education and Training from 2003-2006. She is the author of four anthologies of Australian non-fiction for Oxford University Press, Lives and Observations, Images and Reflections, Attitudes and Experiences and Passion and Persuasion. She has co-authored Choices for English, a collection of recommended texts for the 7-12 English classroom and Oxford HSC English. She lectured and tutored at the University of Newcastle from 2007-9 and at the University of Wollongong from 2010-2012.