I edit Australian Garden History, the journal of the Australian Garden History Society, which promotes awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes through engagement, research, advocacy and activities.

Become a member and receive the journal four times a year. 


Works on tertiary education

My latest research paper, Begin with the end,  is about independent validation of assessment, published in July 2021 by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research


Go to the VOCED database  


I drafted the Professional Historians Association submission on the  2020 Job Ready Graduates legislation, which regrettably has been passed into law.  

Innovation and Creativity: The Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training inquired into how Australia’s tertiary education system—including universities and public and private providers of vocational education and training—can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity. Its report was published in May 2017.

Francesca’s submission is available on the committee’s website.


University of Canberra see Francesca’s speech at the University of Canberra’s graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Education, Parliament House, 28 March 2012.


Putting life into years : the Commonwealth’s role in Australia’s health since 1901 (2001)


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Francesca Beddie has put together a comprehensive and informative account of the history of the Commonwealth’s evolving role in health matters during the past century…

Milton Lewis, University of Sydney, Health and History, 4/2 2002


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