Researcher profiles

Nan Bahr

Professor Nan Bahr

Research Strengths: The influence of theory and student feedback on learning design; Building quality in teaching and teacher education; Learning design; Leadership enabling effective pedagogic change in higher education

Key Areas of Interest: Music education; educational psychology; teacher education; adolescence; resilience; and teaching innovation in higher education

Supervision level: Principal or Co-Supervisor. 

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Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Professor Amy Cutter-MacKenzie

Research Strengths: Environmental education; Early childhood education; Childhood studies; Climate change education; Childhoodnature; Posthumanism; Child-Framed Research Methodologies

Key Areas of Interest: Children and young people's affective, creative, and ontological relationships with/as nature and climate change

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Sustainability, Environment and Education (SEE) Research Cluster.

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David Lynch

Professor David Lynch

Research Strengths: Whole of school teaching improvement

Key Areas of Interest: Teaching; school leadership; teacher education; the role and skills required of educators to effect whole school teaching improvement.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Teacher Education Research Group (TERG)

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Lexi Lasczik

Associate Professor Alexandra Lasczik

Research Strengths: Arts-based Educational Research [ABER]

Key Areas of Interest: The Arts; Arts-Based Educational Research [ABER]; framed knowledge translation modes; issues of accessibility, including creative writing and artmaking; movement, specifically walkography, as an ABER methodology.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Creativity, Arts and Education Research Group (CreArE), Sustainability, Environment and Education (SEE) Research Cluster

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Lisa Jacka

Dr Lisa Jacka

Research Strengths: The implementation, integration and support of innovative technology in teaching and learning

Key Areas of Interest: The integration of technologies through the development of 21st century pedagogies, across curriculum areas in K-12 and higher education.

Supervision level: PhD Co-supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: STEM Research Group

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Sally Robinson

Dr Sally Robinson

Research Strengths: Research and evaluation in the social policy arena, focusing particularly on safety and harm, accommodation and social exclusion concerns of people with disability.

Key Areas of Interest: People with disabilities, particularly in regional and rural communities.

Supervision level: PhD Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP)

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Sue Hudson

Dr Sue Hudson

Research Strengths: Mentoring and induction; Beginning teachers; Professional Experience; Mentoring preservice teachers; Graduate standards for teachers; School-Community Integrated Learning (SCIL) pathway

Key Areas of Interest: Community engagement; professional experience; middle schooling and mentoring.

Supervision level: PhD Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Teacher Education Research Group (TERG), Creativity, Arts and Education Research Group (CreArE)

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Tony Yeigh

Dr Tony Yeigh

Research Strengths: Working memory (WM) and classroom instructional design; Cognitive Load Theory (CLT); Teacher education and training; School leadership and school improvement; Blended learning

Key Areas of Interest: Blended learning; school improvement; classroom behaviour; emotion and affect in teaching and learning; social-emotional well-being

Supervision level: PhD Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Teacher Education Research Group (TERG), Learning Sciences Research Group (LSRG)

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Martin Hayden

Professor Martin Hayden

Research Strengths: Higher education in the Southeast Asian region; Governance in Australian higher education

Key Areas of Interest: Higher education governance and management in the Southeast Asian region; higher degree supervisory practices.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

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Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

Research Strengths: Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural food enterprise; Teacher Professional Learning; Mixed Methods research

Key Areas of Interest: The multifaceted relationship between human agency, technology choice, ecology as a resource, and sustainable preferred futures

Supervision level: PhD Co-supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Sustainability, Environment and Education (SEE) Research Cluster

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Geoff Woolcott

Associate Professor Geoff Woolcott

Research Strengths: Scientific approaches to educational theories and practices; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education; networks & complexity theory

Key Areas of Interest: Studies of learning and engagement networks across society; knowledge networks; STEM education (mathematics and science focus); spatial reasoning; gifted education; complex networks; collaboration, impact and innovation; and, integrated service management.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: STEM Research Group, Learning Sciences Research Group (LSRG)

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Wendy Boyd

Dr Wendy Boyd

Research Strengths: Early childhood education programs; Early childhood teachers' attitudes to child care; Early childhood education for sustainability; Pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety

Key Areas of Interest: The quality of children’s experiences in early childhood education; Play-based experiences to support children’s learning

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Early Childhood Education and Care Research Group (ECECRG), Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP)

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Anne Bellert

Dr Anne Bellert

Research Strengths: Educational approaches for students experiencing learning difficulties

Key Areas of Interest: Learning difficulties in reading and mathematics; literacy; numeracy; teacher knowledge about how findings from cognitive neuroscience relate to classroom practices.

Supervision level: PhD Co-supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: STEM Research Group, Learning Sciences Research Group (LSRG)

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Peter Cook

Mr Peter Cook

Research Strengths: Dance education; Arts education; A/r/tography; Performing Arts activism; Online delivery of teacher education in the Arts

Key Areas of Interest: Arts teaching experience and curriculum implementation with students from selective, Performing Arts and comprehensive schools

Supervision level: Honours and Masters Coursework Project Supervision

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Creativity, Arts and Education Research Group (CreArE)

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Jenny Johnston

Dr Jenny Johnston

Research Strengths: Range of qualitative methodologies

Key Areas of Interest: Teacher identity; leadership; positive psychology; parent engagement; quality teaching; teacher professionalism; change implementation; the introduction of teaching innovations

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Teacher Education Research Group (TERG)

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Raoul Adam

Dr Raoul Adam

Research Strengths: Depth Interviewing; Discourse Analysis; Comparative Case Studies; Collective Intelligence Focus Groups; Mixed-Method Survey Design; Ethnography & Autoethnography; Qualitative Data Mapping & Visualisation

Key Areas of Interest: The origin and nature of worldviews and contested social issues or ‘wicked problems’

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

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Kate Neale

Dr Kate Neale

Research Strengths: Inclusive and ethical methodologies; Knowledge exchange and translation

Key Areas of Interest: Childhood studies; socialisation theories; accessible methodologies; knowledge translation; the ethical considerations of involving children and young people with disability in research in a meaningful capacity

Supervision level: N/A

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Centre for Children and Young People

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Cathy Lembke

Mrs Cathy Lembke

Research Strengths: Developing cultural competence; the impact of short term education immersion programs for Australian pre- service teachers; the link between school leadership and real school improvement

Key Areas of Interest: Developing the cultural competence of pre-service teachers by short term immersion education programs in Cambodia, and improving student outcomes through improved school leadership

Supervision level: Honours and Masters Coursework Project Supervision

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Marilyn Chaseling

Associate Professor Marilyn Chaseling

Research Strengths: School improvement; Teacher professional development; Student-teacher learning; Public education; Music education history; Historical methodology

Key Areas of Interest: Linking with the teaching profession and understanding the nexus between school and university. For example, she is currently leading a team of Southern Cross University academics in the North Coast Initiative for School Improvement.

Supervision level: PhD Co-supervisor

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Megan Pedler

Megan Pedler

Research Strengths: Education with a focus on teachers’ conceptualisations of student engagement and how these understandings impact on their teaching practices

Key Areas of Interest: Effective teacher pedagogy and how this can support diverse learners in both primary and secondary classrooms

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Anne Graham

Professor Anne Graham AO

Research Strengths: Wellbeing in schools; Student participation at school; Children’s experiences of change, loss and grief; Children’s participation in family law decision-making; Mixed method participatory research design; Research ethics

Key Areas of Interest: Children’s rights and wellbeing in school, community and family contexts

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP)

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Leanne Cameron

Leanne Cameron

Research Strengths: Effective technology integration in education; Digital Technologies, Social Media and integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in Education

Key Areas of Interest: Ensuring teachers are skilled up to meet the challenges of the new Australian Technologies curriculum implementation

Supervision level: Honours and Masters Coursework Project Supervision

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Tess Boyle

Tess Boyle

Research Strengths: Educational transitions and policies; Critical participatory action research; Critical practice theories

Key Areas of Interest: Cross-sectorial continuity and transitions to school

Supervision level: Honours and Masters Coursework Project Supervision

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Early Childhood Education and Care Research Group (ECECRG), Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP)

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Jubilee Smith

Jubilee Smith

Research Strengths: Early literacy and language development; STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education; Teaching English and Technology

Key Areas of Interest: English (Early Childhood and English); the use of digital technology in education; STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education

Supervision level: Honours and Masters Coursework Project Supervision

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Early Childhood Education and Care Research Group (ECECRG)

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Christos Markopoulos

Dr Christos Markopoulos

Research Strengths: Mathematics education

Key Areas of Interest: Mathematics education, especially in the development of learning environments which encourage students to construct their own mathematical meanings.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: STEM Research Group

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Jo Ferreira

Associate Professor Jo-Anne Ferreira

Research Strengths: Systems-based change in teacher education; Environmental and sustainability teaching strategies and techniques

Key Areas of Interest: The sociology of education, with a special interest in post-structuralist theories of identity, embodiment and power, and environmental and sustainability education.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Sustainability, Environment and Education (SEE) Research Cluster

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Catharine Simmons

Dr Catharine Simmons

Research Strengths: Student participation and wellbeing in schools; Children and young people’s rights; Childhood Studies

Key Areas of Interest: Student participation and wellbeing, childhood culture and sub-cultures, imaginative play in the classroom, learning through practice, sociology, child-centred research methods and ethnography.

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP)

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Marianne Logan

Dr Marianne Logan

Research Strengths: Environmental Sustainability/ community partnerships

Key Areas of Interest: Inspiring learners in science, sustainability and the environment

Supervision level: PhD Principal or Co-Supervisor

Member of Research Group/Centre/Cluster: Sustainability, Environment and Education (SEE) Research Cluster

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