Sue's reasearch interests include the role of music in learning; arts and second language learning; cultural diversity.
Sue completed her PhD in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, Spanish programme, at UQ. Researching in the areas of ethnomusicology and Latin American studies, she focussed on the Cuban 'nueva trova' (music movement), investigating the relationship between the artist and the State.
While completing her studies she developed and taught a course on the culture, politics and history of Latin America through the prism of arts practice.
She is currently working in the School of Education as Project Manager on two projects: The first focuses on the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework which has been implemented in schools across Queensland. The second project investigates how schools are engaging students; specifically in relation to issues of difference and recognition.