Simone White is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at RMIT. She is a leading expert in teacher education and professional learning, focusing on the best ways to prepare teachers for diverse contexts, in particular rural, regional and remote. Her research explores the fields of teacher education policy, teacher learning, professional experience and building and maintaining university-school/community partnerships. Simone is a Past President of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) and has held a number of leadership roles, including Director of Professional Experience at Deakin University, Chair of Teacher Education at Monash and the Associate Dean (International and Engagement) at QUT before taking on her current role as Dean of Education. Simone has been involved in a number of teacher education research projects. She was a key member of the ARC Discovery project titled, Teacher Education for Rural and Regional Australia (TERRAnova) and the ARC Linkage project Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education (SETE). Most recently Simone led the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) federal grant focused on supporting teachers to engage and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers. Through her collective work, Simone aims to connect research, policy and practice in ways that bring together and break down traditional borders between academics, policy makers, communities and practitioners.