Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia. Jo-Anne’s research field is sociology of education, with a special interest in post-structuralist theories of identity, embodiment and power, and environmental and sustainability education. Recent research focuses on systems-based change in teacher education and strategies and techniques deployed by environmental and sustainability educators to empower learners to become environmental citizens. She was co-convenor of the 6th WEEC in 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.