Supporting the independent education community

Teacher’s experiences of teacher targeted bullying


A team of researchers from La Trobe University are undertaking a research project aiming to better understand the prevalence and outcomes of student and parental teacher targeted bullying and harassment in Australian East Coast schools as well as what policies exist and their effectiveness in tackling this issue.

To participate you must be a registered primary or secondary teacher (or have been registered within the last two years) in Australia and be aged between 21 to 70.

You can participate by taking a short survey (around ten minutes) and/or taking part in an online one on one interview; it is up to you and what you are comfortable sharing.

To participate in the survey, click here

If you would like to take part in an interview, click here

If you would like further information you can visit the project’s website at or alternatively call or email the chief investigator (Dr Paulina Billett) on Ph 5444 7241 or 9479 2395. Or email

The Union is glad to be assisting in this important research, and encourage all of our members to participate, to help inform future research and policy.