Dr Deanne Gannaway’s career has been firmly based in education, with experience gathered in both the school and higher education sectors. She has taught in schools, colleges and universities in Australia and South Africa.

Dr Gannaway's work on curriculum design has been primarily focused on large generalist programs, such as the BA. Her research in this area has led to commissioned projects and collaborations, invitations to participate in program reviews, and planning days across Australia and internationally.