Dr Sean Perera

BSc (Bangalore), MSc (Peradeniya), PhD (ANU)
Academic Sub Dean & Program Convenor
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Comparative And Cross Cultural Education 130302
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators 130313
  • Education Assessment And Evaluation 130303
  • Communication And Media Studies 2001
  • Migrant Cultural Studies 200208


Dr Sean Perera is a transdisciplinary scholar, with international expertise in cross-cultural communication. His research explores STEAM communication with culturally and linguistically diverse teachers and learners. He is the Academic Sub Dean for Gradute Studies Select, and he also convenes the Bachelor of Studies at ANU.

Sean holds a First Class triple-major in microbiology, chemistry and zoology (2000), and a master’s degree in agriculture (2004). He worked as a research scientist in South Asia before earning his PhD in science communication from ANU (2010).

Among his significant achievements are the ANU College of Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Policy and Outreach, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy UK, and the Inspiring Australia Recommendations report to the Federal Government to develop an evidence base for science engagement in Australia. Sean is a member of the Australian Academy of Science Basser Library and Fenner Achieve Committee.

Current student projects



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Projects and Grants

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Updated:  23 April 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers