About Us


TalentEd is a refereed journal, dedicated to the exchange of information about current research, theory and best practice in gifted education and talent development. The journal invites, from researchers, scholars, teachers, parents and students, scholarly articles, book and materials reviews and other contributions on any aspect of talent development. Academic articles are peer reviewed.

TalentEd was the brainchild of Stan Bailey, and was first published in 1983. Linley Cornish has been an Editor of TalentEd since 1996 and, following Stan Bailey’s retirement, Peter Merrotsy has been an Editor since 2004.

Over the past 30 years, TalentEd business has included the production of a journal, talent development days for students, information sessions for parents, conferences for teachers, an online resource service, and an online talent development program. Current activities of TalentEd are restricted to the production of an online journal.


Linley_CornishLinley Cornish

School of Education, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351

Associate Professor Linley Cornish is a teacher educator in the University of New England. She teaches pre-service teachers a general course on learning theory and effective teaching strategies, as well as a specific course on teaching mixed-grade classes. Her supervision of post-graduate students includes many research projects in the field of gifted and talented education. Linley’s main research is carried out in different types of mixed-grade class — composite, multi-grade, staged, and multi-age. One of her interests is the suitability of these classes for gifted and talented students. She has been Co-Editor of TalentEd since 1997, first with Stan Bailey and then with Peter Merrotsy. In connection with this role, she and Stan previously designed and taught an online course to talented school students. Linley’s publications prior to 2006/2007 were published under the name Linley Lloyd. She can be contacted by email at: linley.cornish at une.edu.au

Peter_MerrotsyPeter Merrotsy

Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia

Peter Merrotsy is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Previously, he enjoyed eighteen years’ experience as a teacher and head teacher of Mathematics in rural New South Wales, during which time he completed his doctorate on curriculum for gifted students. Subsequently, he joined the School of Education at the University of New England, where his research focused on gifted children and youth from backgrounds of so-called disadvantage. In 2013, Peter was appointed to UWA where he continues to conduct research on gifted Aboriginal children, as well as on creativity and problem solving. When not reading and writing, he plays chess, attempts cryptic crosswords with a biro, tortures family with his cello playing, and “goes bush” (orienteering, rogaining, and bushwalking). He has been Co-Editor of TalentEd since 2004.

Editorial Advisory Board

Tony Crocker, The University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Kay Gibson, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
Bruce Knight, Central Queensland University, Mackay, Qld
Kevin Lamoureux, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
Roger Moltzen, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Margaret Sutherland, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Jude Matyo-Cepero, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska, USA