Annette Woods is a Professor in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. Before beginning an academic career she taught across prior to school, primary and adult literacy contexts, and continues to work closely with teacher researcher colleagues toward providing access to quality, equitable education systems. She researches and teaches in the fields of literacies, social justice, school reform and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Her current research includes a multi-site qualitative study of learning to write in the early years of school with Comber and Kervin, and a study that investigates how young children narrate their worlds when sustainability and literacy are considered together in prior to school settings with Somerville, Dunn and Rautio. She is also engaged with colleagues Shay and Sarra in a project that investigates the links between cultural identity and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island young people in alternative and traditional secondary schools. She was recently the President of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2017-2018).