Professor Miraca Gross

Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education
DipT Moray House, Edin, BEd SACAE, MEd PhD Purdue, FACE
School of Education


+61 2 9385 1971
Room 101, Goodsell Building

Professor Miraca U. M. Gross is Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education in UNSW's School of Education as well as Director of GERRIC. She is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading authority on the education of gifted and talented students.

Miraca holds MEd and PhD degrees in gifted education. She began her career as a teacher and has 22 years' experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator in State education systems in Scotland and Australia. For 12 years, she was a specialist teacher of gifted and talented children in several different classroom settings, including the regular classroom, cluster grouped classes, pullout programs, and full-time classes.

In December 1995, Professor Gross received the University of New South Wales Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1997 the Australian Federal Government honoured her with the inaugural Australian Award for University Teaching in Education. In 2003 the Australian College of Educators honoured her with the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for outstanding services to Australian education. In June 2008, she was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List with Membership in the Order of Australia. In 2011, she was honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education by the University of New South Wales.