Faculty of Education and Arts
Faculty of Education & Arts
is interested in the area of key transitions in human development. This connects him particularly with strategic functioning in relation to advancing youth engagement, learning and language strategies, strategic teaching for effective learning, communication, sociability and wellbeing.
: 7825 (Brisbane) : Brendan.Bartlett@acu.edu.au
Research interests including mathematical tasks, early mathematics learning, teacher professional development, the power of the one-to-one, task-based assessment interview, rational number learning, and making mathematics relevant to students' needs and interests.
: (03) 9953 3287 (Melbourne) : Doug.Clarke@acu.edu.au
Early Mathematics Learning ; Teacher Professional Development ; Teacher ; One-To-One ; Task-Based Assessment Interview ; Education ; Making Mathematics Relevant To Students ; Mathematics ; Numeracy ; Learning ; Early Learning ; Rational Number Learning ;
Professor Joy Cumming is the Program Director of the Assessment, Evaluation and Student Learning Research Program in LSIA at ACU. Joy has been involved in educational research for 40 years, including state and federally funded research projects and contributing to national and state policies. Her core research priority is educational assessment, with projects in adult and child literacy and numeracy. Her research also focuses on equity and social justice in assessment, including work in education law that examines the impact of educational policy and legislation in assessment and accountability on students. Prior to commencing at ACU in 2013, Joy was employed in a number of roles including Professor in the Faculty of Education and Dean of Griffith Graduate Research School during her 25 years with Griffith University.
: 7862 (Brisbane) : Joy.Cumming@acu.edu.au
Professor Deborah Harcourt joined the Australian Catholic University in 2010 bringing 25 years experience in the field of early childhood education. She spent 12 years classroom teaching in a range of early childhood services including preschool, kindergarten, and junior primary. As the author of the first early childhood course for senior secondary students, she taught Year 11 and 12 students at Immanuel Lutheran College on the Sunshine Coast, and Lourdes Hill College in Brisbane. This was followed by the establishment of the Mary Waston College of Early Childhood Education, a private training insitution, where Prof Harcourt was the Principal. Prof Harcourt then moved to Singapore, where she spent 8 years working across Asia as a consultant, tertiary educator and Director of Pedadgogy and Research for a Singapore based teacher's college. Upon returning to Australia, Prof Harcourt was the Co-ordinator of Children's Services for Bond University on the Gold Coast and has just completed a secondment as Director, Early Learning and Research for Goodstart Early Learning. She is the inaugural Professor of Early Childhood Education within the Faculty of Education and the Arts at ACU.
: (07) 3623 7152 (Brisbane) : Deborah.Harcourt@acu.edu.au
Chair of Academic Board
Constructions of childhood; children's literature; children's literature and history; social and cultural issues in and of literature for young people; values education through literature for young people; children's literature and visual media.
: (03) 9953 3238 (Melbourne) : Margot.Hillel@acu.edu.au
Kathy A. Mills is Professor of Literacies and Digital Cultures at LSIA, ACU Brisbane. Her research has over 1300 citations. She currently leads two Australian Research Council grants, researching Indigenous ways of knowing and being in multimodal literacy practices in school (DE 140100047), and developing the multimodal expression of emotions of socially and economically disadvantaged primary students (LP 150100030). Professor Mills has won ARC grants totalling $1 million as named ARC Research Fellow or Lead CI. She has published over 80 works in total, including 5 sole-authored books, and more than 40 scholarly journal articles and chapters. She has published first-authored or sole-authored research in journals that include Review of Educational Research, Written Communication, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Language and Education, and Linguistics and Education. Her award-winning 2016 book, Literacy Theories for the Digital Age is highly acclaimed by Professors James Gee (Arizona State University), and Brian Street (King's College London). It won the LRA Edward Fry Book Award, USA. Her latest book, Handbook of Writing, Literacies and Education in Digital Cultures won the 2018 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies USA. Professor Mills serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Literacy Research (Arizona), and on the Review Board of the Reading Teacher (New Jersey), English Teaching Practice and Critique (New Zealand), and the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. She has served in a number of executive research leadership roles for the American Educational Research Association, and is the Chair of the American Educational Research Association Writing and Literacies SIG, of six hundred members (2017-2019), and past program Chair (2015-2017).
: 6234 (Brisbane) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Multimodal literacies in education ; digital cultures in education ; written communication in education ; multimodal emotional expression in education ; Indigenous language and literacy in education ;
Karen has a strong background in teaching and learning innovation, and particularly curriculum development, renewal and student engagement, with her foundation disciplines being education and early childhood. (with teaching experience from ECE a?? higher education). The sustained focus of her research has been on how critical reflection and teacher professional learning can serve the dual purposes of enhanced pedagogy, learning improvement and accountability across formal and informal learning contexts. A complementary focus is on how new technologies impact pedagogy and learning, thus enabling access to educational opportunities for marginalised groups. The applied nature of her research sits within a poststructuralist paradigm where, in accordance with Boyera??s Scholarship of Application and Learning and Teaching, her focus is on using research findings and innovations to remedy societal problems.
She has recently successful led and participated in a range of external research and consultations, including the design and implementation of the OLT NADLATE Discipline Development Grant evaluation and the OLT Student Leadership in Curriculum Development and Renewal project as well as the Catholic Education a?? Professional Learning Community Framework project and EdCommons: Professional Learning for beginning and experienced educators globally.
Her contribution to research/scholarship is across three key interrelated themes a?? teacher education and professional learning, academic development in higher education and enhancing/improving pedagogy. The underlying tenet of all her endeavours is to work with teachers (across early childhood, school and higher education contexts) to enhance practice and therefore positively impact learning.
: 6115 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Teacher professional learning and induction ; Early Childhood Education ; Teaching and learning in higher education ; Workforce capacity building ; Parent participation in education ; Transition to university ;
Len Unsworth is now Professor in Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. In recent years he has held professorial posts at Griffith University, and the University of New England, and was formerly Head of the School of Development and Learning in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Len has been a chief investigator on six Australian Research Council funded Discovery and Linkage projects since 2005, which have included work on image-language relations in picture books, the nature and role of images in large-scale reading comprehension tests, studentsa?? multimodal authoring using animation software, a a??good enougha?? grammatics for English teaching in primary and secondary schools, and pedagogies for cumulative learning in twenty first century schools. Lena??s publications include Literacy learning and teaching (Macmillan, 1993), Researching language in schools and communities (Continuum, 2000), Teaching multiliteracies across the curriculum (Open University Press, 2001), [with Angela Thomas, Alyson Simpson and Jenny Asha] Teaching childrena??s literature with Information and Communication Technologies (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press 2005), e-literature for children and classroom literacy learning (Routledge, 2006), New Literacies and the English Curriculum (Continuum, 2008), Multimodal Semiotics (Continuum, 2008) and, with Clare Painter and Jim Martin, Reading Visual Narratives (Equinox,2013).
: 2738 (North Sydney) : Len.Unsworth@acu.edu.au
My research interests are focussed on dimensions of the early childhood curriculum, including theories and philosophies of learning and development, play based learning, teacher thinking and digital technologies. My current research is examining different approaches to play-based learning in early childhood settings and the role and relationship between consumption, digital technologies and children's play. Current research students I am working with are examining the role and use of play in early childhood curriculum, the use of sociocultural theory in early childhood education, children's play-based activities with digital technologies and the role of digital technologies in the early childhood curriculum.
: (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Joce Nuttall is Program Director of the Early Childhood Futures Research Program in the Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Faculty of Education and Arts, at Australian Catholic University. Joce's research describes, implements, and theorises effective formative interventions in professional learning in early childhood education, particularly in childcare. Most recently this work has focused on capacity-building amongst educational leaders in early childhood settings, using system-wide analyses and actions. Joce has published over fifty books, book chapters, and scholarly articles, and is a regular presented of keynote addresses to international conferences on the areas of teacher development and early childhood curriculum and policy.
: 9953 3532 (Melbourne) : Joce.Nuttall@acu.edu.au
Theda Thomas is the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Education and Arts. Her research interests lie in higher education, looking in particular at the development of graduate attributes and skills across the curriculum. She has a specific interest in first year pedagogy and how different discipline areas help students come to grips with the requirements of their discipline.
: (03) 9953 3867 (Melbourne) : Theda.Thomas@acu.edu.au
Lenore Adie is a Senior Research Fellow based in Brisbane in the Learning Sciences Institute Australia, working in the Assessment, Evaluation and Student Learning Program. Lenore has previously worked in the primary school sector in teaching and administrative positions. Her research focuses on assessment practices, in particular formative assessment and moderation, and spans across primary, secondary and tertiary education.
: 7333 (Brisbane) : Lenore.Adie@acu.edu.au
Dr. Jim Gleeson is the inaugural Professor of Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education at Australian Catholic University. Prior to that, he worked as a secondary teacher in Dublin and Tipperary before joining the Education Department, University of Limerick (UL). He has worked in post-primary (consecutive and concurrent) teacher education there for some thirty years. His responsibilities included Head of Department, Course Leader for the Master's in Education Leadership and for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. He has extensive experience in school-based curriculum development and was responsible for the development of the Leaving Certificate Applied with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and the external evaluation of various curriculum projects including 'European Studies' and 'Exploring Masculinities'. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia on the theme of curriculum policy issues and has published widely on a range of related issues. He directed the Curriculum Evaluation and Policy Research Unit at UL and has supervised many post-graduate research students at doctoral and Master's levels. Jim was nominated by the Higher Education sector to the Teaching Council of Ireland (2005-2012) and has been both an elected and ex officio member of the UL Academic Council. He has worked as an External Examiner in Scotland and Northern Ireland and in all universities in Ireland and he remains an Adjunct member of the Department of Education and Professional Studies at UL.
: 7786 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Curriculum Development and Evaluation ; Managing Curriculum Change ; Teacher Education ; Participatory Action Research ; Masculinities ; Initial vocational education ; Moral reasoning ;
Institute for Religion Politics & Society
I am currently the Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center The City University of New York where I am the Director of the Mellon Committee for the Study of Religion and the Director of the Institute for Religion Politics and Society at ACU (Melbourne Campus). My interests are in the sociology of religion and the sociology of citizenship and human rights. My recent research has focused on the Sharia in Australia (mainly Sydney) and the United States (mainly New York)and on the idea of Muslim subjectivities (in a research project in Melbourne, Paris and Detroit). I am also developing an international study of religion and happiness primarily among young people. I am with Irfan Ahmad the co-founder of the journal for Religious and Political Practice. I have also been the founding editor of two other journals - Citizenship Studies and Journal of Classical Sociology.My other research interest is in technology, ageing and the longevity project. I recently co-edited a special issue of Sociological Quarterly on technology and ageing.
: (Overseas) : Bryan.Turner@acu.edu.au
religion citizenship human rights law ageing ;
Dr Afrianty is a research fellow at Institute for Religion, Politics, and Society. Her research focuses on the gender aspects of political development in Muslim societies. In particular, Dr Afrianty looks at the intersection of politics, state ideology, religion, and the global rights movement. She is interested in how they influence progress in gender relations and the status of women. She has investigated the rights of women in education, the socio-economic sphere, politics and religion in Indonesia resulting in a number of major publications. Dr Afrianty holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in Arts and was previously Head of Department for International Relations in a major Islamic State University in Indonesia, the Syarif Hidayatullah, State Islamic University. She has supervised research students and taught a range of International Relations units. Her PhD focused on the women and civil society movements in Indonesia and how their efforts have been shaped by transnational feminist movements and political democratisation in Indonesia. She has a broad interest in social policy, legal reform, and civil society movements and has worked in international development projects in Indonesia in these fields. Dr Afrianty's other research interests include the rights of People with Disability in Islamic education in Indonesia and aspects of regional security. She is a regular commentator including in the media and the Indonesia at Melbourne blog, University of Melbourne. She is a research fellow for Gender, Religion, and Law in Muslim Societies at the Center for Social Difference, Columbia University and an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the Melbourne School, University of Melbourne. She was an Endeavour Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she also undertook her PhD and Master studies.
: 8085 (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Gender and Politics ; Women's rights in Muslim Societies ; Women's movements and political participation ; Islamic education ; Community and International Development ; International Relations Theory ;
Tom is an economic sociologist at the Institute for Religion, Politics & Society at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He is working in the Institute's Cities and Successful Societies research stream, which looks at the role of society, government and business in the rejuvenation of cities and regions undergoing industrial decline. The core of this stream is a study of the social impact of Australian automotive manufacturing's decline in Melbourne and Geelong. He completed his PhD in political economy at the University of Sydney in 2011 and is an expert on urban development, industry and labour markets in India. He has a strong interest in the study of Asian labour movements, particularly Indonesia and India. He has written a book, Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys (Routledge, 2015) and is currently completing a book on labour relations in the Indian automotive industry. He is co-convenor of the Sociology of Economic Life group for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and a fellow with the Victorian Parliamentary Library.
: 3931 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
I am a political sociologist and the current leader of the Law and Religion stream within the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society. My work examines the intersection of law and religion, political Islam, Sharia, multiculturalism, citizenship and xenophobia. I also work on broader topics related to cities, deindustrialisation and Australian political parties.
: 3153 (Melbourne) : Joshua.Roose@acu.edu.au
Sally Weller is an economic geographer and economic sociologist with research interests focused on labour markets, cultural industries, manufacturing, urban and regional development and Australiaa??s evolving political economy. She is accomplishing in research design and both qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Sally has conducted three major longitudinal studies of labour market restructuring, has published more than 60 papers in quality peer-reviewed journals and earned more than $3 million in research grants and consultancies. She serves on the Editorial Boards of two highly ranked international journals - the Journal of Economic Geography and Work Employment and Society. Sallya??s contribution to the Cities and Successful Societies program links questions of urban and regional development to issues of social and spatial justice in an increasingly unequal world.
: 8194 (Melbourne) : Sally.Weller@acu.edu.au
Institute for Social Justice
Romand Coles is a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University. He is a political theorist and action research scholar who works on grassroots democracy, social movements, ecological crisis, religion and politics, intercultural dialogue, politics of difference, and democratic educational transformation. His work is informed by continental philosophy, critical theory, democratic theory, theology, critical pedagogy, and complex dynamic systems theory, as well as decades of participatory action research in processes of community organising. His books include, Visionary Pragmatism: Radical and Ecological Democracy in Neoliberal Times; Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations between a Christian and a Radical Democrat (with Stanley Hauerwas); Beyond Gated Politics: Reflections for the Possibility of Democracy; Rethinking Generosity: Critical Theory and the Politics of Caritas; Self/Power/Other: Political Theory and Dialogical Ethics; and a co-edited volume with Mark Reinhardt and George Shulman, Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and has been a professor at Duke University and Northern Arizona University.
: 61297392883 (Overseas) : Romand.Coles@acu.edu.au
democracy ecological crisis social movements ;
Director, Institute for Social Justice
Research Professor in Philosophy and Political Thought
: 9739 2728 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Weir is a social and political philosopher. Her work focuses on intersections of gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, a??race,a?? and religion in the development of individual and collective identities, and on the relation of identity to agency and freedom, power and solidarity. She is currently working on a project exploring and developing diverse nondominant conceptions of freedom, including indigenous, Africana, Islamic, Buddhist, yogic, feminist, and queer conceptions, to consider how these relate to practices of decolonization and struggles for global justice. She also works on caregiving as a global issue, focusing on global care chains. Her work is interdisciplinary, in the areas of feminist theory, queer theory, critical theory, critical race theory, poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, and history of philosophy.
Allison Weir is the author of Identities and Freedom (Oxford 2013) and Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity (Routledge 1996). She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2010 from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, where she was Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Program in Gender and Womena??s Studies, and has held visiting positions at Goethe University in Frankfurt, the New School for Social Research in New York, the University of Dundee, Scotland, and Concordia University in Montreal. She completed her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Program in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto.
: 2729 (North Sydney) : email@example.com
political philosophy gender race theory ;
Researching at the intersection of religion and politics, Naser's interests lie in the study of Islamic political theology, secularism, state-religion-society relations, and Middle East and Iranian politics. By mapping competing discourses and practices in the Muslim world, his current research project involves conceptualising the possibility not only of the co-existence of religious and secularity but also the need to recognise the religious roots of an emerging model of secularity in the Muslim world. Conceptualising the notion of electoral Theocracy, Naser is also working on authoritarian resilience in Middle East. This project intends to explore the contribution of repeated elections to the durability of authoritarianism.
Naser holds a Ph.D. (University of Sydney, 2012) and an M.A. in Political Science (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran 2001). He has also worked as editor-in-chief of the foreign policy service at the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), communication officer with the UNDP and head of the Information Resource Centre (IRC), UNICEF office in Tehran.
Naser has authored three books including Religious secularity: a theological challenge to the Islamic state (Oxford University Press, 2015), Caspian sea: legal regime, neighbouring countries and US policies (Farhang-e Gofteman, 2005) and A study of people's divergence from ruling system (Farhang-e Gofteman, 2002). His articles have been published in internationally refereed journals such as Third World Quarterly, Democratization, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Contemporary Politics, and Discourse.
: 2737 (North Sydney) : Naser.Ghobadzadeh@acu.edu.au
Kiran is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Social Justice. Her areas of research interest include postcolonial and feminist legal theory, international criminal justice and the relationship between international legal regimes and local activism in post-conflict settings. Prior to joining ACU, Kiran has worked as a lecturer in human rights at the University of Sydney, as a researcher at Amnesty International and the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, specializing in administrative and immigration law. Most recently Kiran has been working as research manager on a three-year EU-funded project working on torture prevention with the Sri Lankan and Nepali armed forces and police.
: 2736 (North Sydney) : Kiran.Grewal@acu.edu.au
Emilian's research has focused on European politics, International Theory, and Asian affairs. He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the application of Complexity Thinking has important implications for the way global life is approached, explained, and understood. At the same time, these research foci sketch a prolegomenon to the conceptual contexts of theory-building and policy-making intent on facilitating economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable.
: 2730 (North Sydney) : Emilian.Kavalski@acu.edu.au
International Relations Theory ; Asian Studies ; Indian Foreign Policy ; Chinese Foreign Policy ; European Union Foreign Policy ; Complexity Theory ; Security Studies ; Non-Anthropocentric International Relations ; Normative Power in Global Life ;
I am a political theorist interested in issues of memory, violence, justice and temporality. I am committed to cross-disciplinary explorations, and I have ventured into the territories of cultural studies, film and literature, asking questions about the importance of collective memory and trauma for how societies do justice for past violence; about the status of marginality in contemporary life; and about the strategies of unsettling the position of a??the humana?? within eco-critical thinking.
I have a PhD in political science from the University of Copenhagen (2005). Since graduating, I have been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta (Canada), and Irmgard Coninx Research Grant Recipient at the Social Studies Research Centre Berlin (Germany). Prior to coming to the Institute for Social Justice at ACU, I was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney.
: 2727 (North Sydney) : Magdalena.Zolkos@acu.edu.au
La Salle Academy of Religious Education
William (Bill) Sultmann is a teacher, psychologist, theologian and administrator with Executive and Governance Leadership roles in Education, Health and Welfare sectors across forty years. Qualifications span Arts, Education, Psychology, and Leadership with research doctorates in Educational Psychology and Pastoral Theology. Fellowships exist with Education and Management professional bodies. Current responsibilities include University Teaching, Consultancy, Professional Writing, and Community engagement in not-for-profit governance.
: 0427138414 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Sciences Institute Australia
Claire Wyatt-Smith is a Professor of Educational Assessment and Literacy and Institute Director of the Learning Sciences Institute Australia. Her research focuses on professional judgment, standards and moderation, with an aligned focus on curriculum and literacy education. Her publications address teachersa?? assessment identities; large-scale standardised testing and its impact on learning; assessment adaptations for students with disabilities and assessment and new technologies. Clairea??s research has attracted funding from the Australian Research Council and she has undertaken numerous government-funded large-scale longitudinal projects. Recent books include Assessment for education: standards, judgement and moderation (Sage, 2014) and Designing assessment for quality learning (Springer, 2014), and she is the Series Editor for Springera??s assessment series, The Enabling Power of Assessment through which she works with international networks of researchers focused on assessment and professional practice. Claire holds an advisory role in the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Ireland and a Professorial Teaching Fellowship, Hong Kong University, working in the Faculties of Education and Dentistry.
: +617 3623 7112 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Nat Sch of Arts
My research expertise lies in American political and intellectual history, with a particular interest in the history of African Americans and US foreign policy. In 2012 the Australian Academy of the Humanities awarded me the Max Crawford Medal, 'Australia's most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities'. The Crawford Medal is 'granted to early career Australian researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement in the humanities in Australia, and to those whose publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of humanities disciplines by the general public'.
: 2389 (North Sydney) : Michael.Ondaatje@acu.edu.au
African-American history, US foreign policy ;
Computer Security, Data Communications, Education and Information Systems, Applied Mathematics
: (02) 9701 4467 ( Strathfield) : Jan.Seruga@acu.edu.au
My research expertise lies in the area of Australian and comparative social history, with a particular interest in the history of childhood, women's history, welfare history, religious history, history of the family and Indigenous history. I am the team leader of the Historicising Social Policy program within ACU's Historical Research Concentration, building on the influence which my research has had on inquiries and responses to Australia's history of forced adoption and abuse of children in out-of-home care.
: (03) 9953 3239 (Melbourne) : Shurlee.Swain@acu.edu.au
Associate Professor Catherine Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, visual arts lecturer and Gallery Director at the Australian Catholic University. She has presented her Doctoral research at the 95th Annual CAA conference in New York (2007), King's College, London at the Menzies Centre for Australian studies (2008), York St John University UK and NGBK Neue Gesellschaft f??r Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2009), University of Toronto (2010) and International Arts & Health Conference, Notre Dame University Australia, Freemantle Western Australian (2012). Her emerging research in art and health complements her art practice that forefronts art on the margins, art activism, community engagement and feminist perspectives. Catherine Bell is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and her video artwork can be viewed at the Australian Video Art Archive www.videoartchive.org.au
: 9953 3363 (Melbourne) : Catherine.Bell@acu.edu.au
Performance Art, Art & Health, Art on the Margins ; Community Engagement and Art, Art Activism, ; Feminist Practice, Animals in Contemporary Art ; Art and Crime, Shamanistic and Ritualistic Art ; Public Art, Stealth and Performative Interventions ; Video & Installation Art, Drawing, Collage ; Photography, Art and Food, Visual Culture ; Cultural Anthropology, Art and Disability ;
Mark is an associate professor in politics. He joined ACU in early 2013 from the University of Melbourne where he had been a McKenzie Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences. Trained as a political scientist and lawyer, Mark received his BA (Hons) and LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University. His PhD in Political Science and International Relations was awarded by the University of Queensland in 2010. With teaching and research interests in global politics, political theory, democracy, and cultural politics, Mark has taught courses in international relations, democratic theory and peace and conflict studies.
Mark is the author of a number of research articles in such journals as Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science, Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, New Political Science, Political Studies Review, Telos, Critical Horizons, and Journal for Cultural Research. His first book, Greek Tragedy and Contemporary Democracy, was published in 2012 by Bloomsbury.
Currently, his research examines the issue of democratic failure, looking to examples in ancient Athens, the Weimar Republic, contemporary United States, China, and Australia for insight. His first book on this topic, Theorising Democide: Why and How Democracies Fail, was published by Palgrave in 2013. His second volume, Democracy Against Itself: Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2014.
He is also the co-founder and editor of the new international journal, Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which is published and distributed by Berghahn.
Mark is an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network.
: (03) 9953 3209 (Melbourne) : Mark.Chou@acu.edu.au
I am a sociologist with specific interests in religion, cultural consumption, health, and rural communities. My teaching covers a range of sociological fields. I specialise in quantitative methods, particularly survey data.
: 3303 (Melbourne) : Haydn.Aarons@acu.edu.au
I am a lecturer in history with a special interest in social, cultural and gender history of Australia. I was a lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQ) before joining ACU in 2013, and before that worked as a researcher at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at UQ, funded by ARC and UQ postdoctoral fellowships.
My work looks at youth culture, protest masculinity, 'rough girls' and street style in Australian history. I also work on the history of the emotions and sentimentality in Western popular culture. I have an ongoing interest in the history of popular theatre, entertainments and early cinema - including the history of blackface minstrelsy and African-American performance.
I am currently supervising historical projects on 'bad girls' and women from the 'criminal classes' in Australian cities,and Aboriginal domestic servants in Queensland.
: 4148 (Strathfield) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Social and Cultural History of Australia ; History of Youth Culture ; History of the Emotions ; Street Style and Street Culture ; History of Popular Theatre and Entertainments ; Blackface and African-American Performance ; Gender History (especially of masculinities) ;
My research areas are primarily focused on modern and contemporary art history and theory. I also have an interest in the intersections between politics and visual cultures both in a contemporary, globalised, neoliberal world, as well as in the Renaissance/Baroque periods. I completed an Honours degree at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney and then traveled on a scholarship to the UK where I completed a PhD at the University of Essex, awarded in 2012. My doctoral thesis focused on the art of the late American surrealist Dorothea Tanning with whom I worked in New York before her death in 2012. Before studying art history, I completed a BA in literature and philosophy and a Masters by thesis on Shakespeare's late plays, both at the University of Sydney.
My research interests have been broad and reflect my education in the Humanities and my personal interest in the history of music. For this reason, I would consider my research practices genuinely interdisciplinary. In the past, I have mostly focused on the work of women artists involved with Dada and surrealism and I am still involved with a number of projects in this area.
My publications include essays on Tanning's work and its relationship to music, gothic literature and mermaid imagery. I have also published on surrealist poetry, Young British Artists, the surrealist Czech artist Emila Medkova and I am currently preparing a critical monograph on Dorothea Tanning due for publication in 2017.
: 4264 (Strathfield) : Victoria.Carruthers@acu.edu.au
Nick Carter is Associate Professor in Modern History. Before joining ACU in July 2013, he was formerly Head of History at the University of Wales, Newport (UK), 2010-13, and Head of History at De Montfort University, Leicester (UK), 2001-04. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the University of Southampton (UK), the University of New South Wales and Monash University. He is a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century Italian history and historiography, including Italy in a transnational context and Fascist legacies. A/Prof Carter also has written and published on the topic of Britain and European integration.
In 2013, the Australian Journal of Politics and History declared his book Modern Italy in Historical Perspective (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) an 'instant classic alongside works by [Richard] Bosworth, [Denis] Mack Smith and [Paul] Ginsborg.' His latest edited book, Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento, was published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. The book has been described by Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge University) as an 'innovative, sophisticated and multi-dimensional reappraisal of some of the key aspects of this fascinating page of transnational history'.
Nick's current research examines the material legacies and memories of Italian Fascism in the postwar and contemporary periods.
: 4587 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
I am a Physical Geographer and the Lecturer in Charge of Geography here at the ACU. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Sydney and since then have held post-doctoral positions at the Smithsonian Institution (USA), Georgetown University (USA) and the University of Glasgow (UK). Prior to relocating back to Sydney in 2012 I worked for the New Zealand Defence Force at the Defence Technology Agency as an Environmental Research Scientist.
My research is currently focused on the relationships between climatic variability, human response and landscapes over a variety of timescales worldwide. This work falls broadly into two main categories:
1. Recent and projected human-climate interactions: Historical climatic variability and environmental extremes in West Asia; Investigating the climatic background to recent piracy in the Horn of Africa region; projected climate change impacts in the Horn of Africa region; remote sensing of coastal environments via satellite and UAVs
2. Human response to environmental change in the past: High-resolution records of environmental change (Asia, Central America, Australasia), ancient agriculture and climate adaptation (Central America, UK), palaeoclimates and archaeological change (SE Asia, Mesoamerica)
The common theoretical thread linking these research interests is the question of how best to quantify and understand the complex interaction between human activity, climatic fluctuations and environmental change across the Earth's surface.
: 4147 (Strathfield) : Duncan.Cook@acu.edu.au
I am a senior lecturer in youth work. I came to ACU 12 years ago after working extensively in the youth and community sectors in Australia and South Asia. I have established a national reputation for my work in the area of refugee young people and resettlement, and have recently completed the first longitudinal ethnographic study to explore refugee young people and homelessness in Australia.
I have worked with, and on behalf of, young people in the areas of refugee settlement, displacement, homelessness, rights and participation, torture and trauma, and capacity building. I have published widely in the area of young people and marginalisation and I am particularly interested in working in hopeful and positive ways to change social inequalities and exclusion.
I have conducted ethnographic and qualitative research in Australia, USA, Mexico, Thailand, India and Tibet. I am experienced in a range of empirical research methods including in-depth interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, photography and ethnography and have used these in a range of fieldwork situations from anti-capitalist protests in India, USA, Australia and Mexico, working children's movements in India and cyber resistance in Tibet. My current research is focused on youth work in conflict zones, decolonizing youth work practice and embedding Southern Theory into pedagogy.
I am an accredited supervisor for Honours, MPhil and PhD students. I have supervised postgraduate students working on an array of projects that focus on marginalised communities often with the aim of readdressing social injustices.
: (03) 9953 3560 (Melbourne) : Jen.Couch@acu.edu.au
Hannah Forsyth is Lecturer in History and ARC DECRA Fellow at ACU. Her DECRA Project 'Are we all Middle Class Now? A History of Professions in Australia' begins in 2017 and aims to give an account of the growth of professions in twentieth-century Australia. A better profile (this page is populated in a way that causes delays) can be found at https://webapps.acu.edu.au/staffdirectory/index.php?hannah-forsyth= - or click on 'Staff Directory Profile' below.
Hannah is a historian of modern Australia able to supervise projects in Australian history. Hannah's own research is primarily in intellectual, educational and labour history, though she has also conducted original research in the cultural history of cities and country towns, historiography, history teaching and in Australian political history (both 'top-down', as in politicians and political institutions, and 'bottom-up' as in grassroots activism and community groups). Hannah has experience with archival and oral history methods, is committed to community-engaged history and to social inclusion in education. Pior to her PhD in history, Hannah conducted educational research and is also proficient in social scientific approaches, including sampling, surveys, focus groups, interviews and in analysing data. Hannah currently holds a DECRA fellowship for a project entitled 'Are we all middle class now? A history of professions in Australia'.
: 4621 (Strathfield) : Hannah.Forsyth@acu.edu.au
I completed a Master of Arts at the University of Queensland and a PhD at Monash University, both in literary studies. My publications on Australian authors inlcude an edited collection of contemporary Australian short stories (UNEASY TRUCES) and the first critical book on Peter Carey (THE GENESIS OF FAME). In addition, I have over twenty years of experience as a literary journalist, reviewing books for journals and newspapers, most recently for THE AUSTRALIAN. I have held teaching and research positions in literary studies, creative writing, and media and communications at at the University of Queensland, Monash University and The University of Melbourne
I have have experience as an editor and manuscript assessor for major publishers and was a Ministerial Speechwriter for the Arts, working from a government public affairs unit in Canberra.
My most recent research publication is on the Australian novelist Thea Astley, a now critically acclaimed biography, titled INVENTING HER OWN WEATHER (UQP, 2015.
: 4112 (Strathfield) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Masel's central area of interest is poetry in English, especially contemporary and modern poetry, but she has also published on short fiction and novels that make use of poetic techniques. Other areas of expertise include nineteenth-, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Australian literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Canadian literature.
: (03) 9953 3562 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
American Literature ; Australian Literature ; Modern Poetry ; Recent & Contemporary Poetry ; Canadian Literature in English ; Nineteenth-century Literature ; Twentieth-century Literature ; Writing about cities ;
Dr Nell Musgrove is the author of 'The Scars Remain: A Long History of Forgotten Australians and Children's Institutions', Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013.
She holds an Australian Research Council Discovery grant (2013-2015): A Long History of Foster Care in Australia: hidden stories of growing up in foster care in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This project is being conducting in association with Dr Dee Michell of the University of Adelaide. The project continues Dr Musgrove's association with the Federal Government's Find and Connect Web Resource, a website which brings together histories of out-of-home 'care' and archival holdings to help support Former Child Migrants, Forgotten Australians, their families, and all people with an interest in this part of Australia's history.
Dr Musgrove has a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne which examines the history of children in institutional 'care' in Victoria: 'The Scars Remain': Children, Their Families and Institutional 'Care' in Victoria, 1864-1954.
She also has a Master of Arts by Research (History) from the University of Melbourne: 'Making Better Families': Family Welfare in Melbourne 1945-1965; and a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, honours year in history: 'Denying Diversity': The Policy of Aboriginal Assimilation in 1950s Australia.
: 03 9953 3208 (Melbourne) : Nell.Musgrove@acu.edu.au
Welfare History ; Australian Social History ; Women's History ; Child and Family Welfare History ; Historiography and Ethical Historical Practice ; Australian Indigenous History ; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History ; Indigenous History ; History of Childhood ;
My research critically analyses representations of race and ethnicity in Australian cultural and literary production. Specifically, I focus on questions arising from literary hoaxes in the Australian context, including the nature of identity, authenticity and cultural authority.
: (07) 3623 7182 (Brisbane) : Marguerite.Nolan@acu.edu.au
Race ; Ethnicity ; Reconciliation in Australian ; Australian Literature ; Literary Hoaxes ; Cultural history ; Popular Culture ; Identity ; Authenticity ; Cultural Authority ; Multculturalism ;
My research focuses on the social history of marginalised groups in the Australian military. In particular I have researched Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and the relationships between military service, citizenship, Indigenous rights and national identity. I am currently commencing new research into the history of LGBTI military service in Australia. While most of my research focuses on Australia, I also have experience in comparative Indigenous history, particularly in relation to the United States and Papua New Guinea. I am available to supervise topics related to LGBTI, comparative and Indigenous history, particularly topics in the twentieth century.
: 03 9953 3226 (Melbourne) : Noah.Riseman@acu.edu.au
I am an accredited supervisor for Honours, MPhil and PhD students. I have supervised postgraduate students working on Forgotten Australians; Domestic and Family Violence Crisis centres; midwifery in the era of professionalisation and Catholic women's organisations. I have supervised honours students on: the Armenian diaspora in Australia; immigation stories of Anglo Indian migrants; Immigration experiences of South Africans coming to Melbourne; and Polish immigration and community in the western suburbs of Melbourne and currently, on the social and cultural impact of African-American visitors to Australia before the 1950s.
: (03) 9953 3822 (Melbourne) : Ellen.Warne@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch of Education
Tania Aspland is currently Professor in Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. She was previously Professor and Head of Education at the University of Adelaide. She has been a leader in course development in teacher education for many years and is currently engaged in a number of research projects in higher education pedagogies in teacher education undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly in relation to professional standards and evidence based assessment. Tania Aspland has developed an international reputation for community capacity building in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, and Vietnam. She has evidenced-based success with action learning as a project based learning strategy in developing countries. Tania Aspland is employed in off shore contexts in the field of curriculum development and curriculum evaluation and thesis supervision. She has also instigated new models of professional development within schools and universities, to support the process of curriculum development and leadership
: 02 9701 4584 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org
teacher education; transnational education; higher ; Higher education; curriculum development ;
: (07) 3623 7301 (Brisbane) : Christopher.Branson@acu.edu.au
Educational Leadership ; Organisational Change ; Values and Leadership ; Ethics and Leadership ; Wisdom ; Human Resource Management ; HRM ; Self-Reflection ; Curriculum Leadership ; Social Justice ;
Career Development and Leadership. Chaos Theory of Careers. Change, chance, complexity and uncertainty in careers and organisations. Leading in and with complexity.
: (02) 9701 4257 (Strathfield) : Jim.Bright@acu.edu.au
Career ; Career Development ; Chaos Theory of Careers ; Change, Chance, Complexity, Uncertainty in Careers ; Uncertainty ; Chance ; Complexity ; Uncertainty in Careers ; Change ; Leadership ; Educational Leadership ;
Professor Bruce Burnett's teaching and research extend across the area of sociology of education with a particular interest in critical social justice issues within teacher education and the high poverty schooling sector. Bruce was a co-founder of the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program which expanded across 7 Australian universities. His research experience includes lead roles on an ARC Linkage grant and European Commission Horizon 2020 grant targeting equity and access in low SES school settings. In addition, Bruce has led an Australian Council of Deans of Education/More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative research project and is regularly invited to collaborate nationally and internationally on research associated with teacher education within high poverty contexts. Recent publications include a co-edited Springer publication 'Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools' and an NETDS Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Teacher Education. Bruce is currently a Senior Editor for the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Education Complement: 'ORE: Encyclopaedia of Global Perspectives on Teacher Education'.
: 07 3861 6285 (Brisbane) : Bruce.Burnett@acu.edu.au
Professor Carmel Diezmann is Head of Education, Queensland. She is interested in the cognition and creativity of individuals, groups and organisations in various educational settings as they build intellectual and professional capacities. Her research has included large and small scale studies of curriculum innovations, practices and evaluation in mathematics, science and technology involving young children, school students, preservice and practicing teachers and postgraduate students.
Carmel's interest in mathematical learning focuses on how to equip children and their teachers for the visually-oriented 21st century. She has conducted longitudinal and intervention studies to establish how students' knowledge of graphics (e.g., maps, graphs, numberlines) and their use of diagrams and drawings impacts on their understanding of mathematics and how teachers can support this learning.
Carmel is also interested in gifted individuals and high academic performance. In higher education, she has investigated how to build research capacity in academics and postgraduate students, and how academics reach the professoriate. Carmel's contributions to research collaboration and doctoral education have been acknowledged by an Honorary Professorship from Beijing Normal University.
: (07) 3623 7153 (Brisbane) : Carmel.Diezmann@acu.edu.au
Early childhood and primary mathematics education; ; Visual literacy in mathematics ; Mathematical investigations; ; Curriculum innovation and assessment in mathematic ; Teacher education and teacher professional learnin ; Higher Education ; Research capacity building ; Academic writing ; Women professors ;
Peta Goldburg is the foundation Professor of Religious Education at Australian Catholic Unversity. After graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music she was a music specialist with the Queensland education department. She began her study in religious education and theology in 1983. Peta has extensive teaching expereince at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Peta's particular expertise is in developing pedagogy for religious education. Her doctoral thesis was in the area of Religious Education and the Creative Arts and her research interests include religion and the arts, world religions particulalry Judaism, and creative pedagogies.
Peta has played a significant role in curriculum development for teach religion for the Queensland Studies Authority, writing the syllabus for Study of Religion and Religious Ethics in 2000,2008 and in the revision of Religion and Ethics 2014. In 2010, she was invited by Cambridge University Press to write the text book for Study of Religion entitled Investigating Religion, and in 2012 she published Exploring Religion and Ethics for Senior Secondary students. She is currently writing four books for junior secondary religious education entitled Discovering Religion.
: 07 3623 7303 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Religious Education and the Arts; Biblical Women; ;
My current position is Professor and Queensland Head of Education at the Banyo (Brisbane) campus of the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
My teaching and research are broadly in the areas of mathematics education and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for learning and teaching. My particular research interests involve, but are are not confined to:
* Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) curriculum integration, enhancement and transformation
* Transforming learning and teaching with ICT
* Development of statistically valid and reliable measurement instruments (quantitative methods)
* Evaluation of educational programs and initiatives, especially those involving ICT
* Mathematics Education
* Intelligence, Higher Order Thinking, Problem Solving and Creativity
: +61736237267 (Brisbane) : Romina.Jamieson-Proctor@acu.edu.au
ICT and digital technologies for learning ; ICT and teacher practice ; Creativity and Learning ; Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Skills ; 21st Century Learning Environments ; Mathematics Education ;
Kristina Love is Professor and Head of the School of Education at the Australian Catholic University (Victoria). As an educational linguist, she has been deeply involved in research and professional activity related to teachers' knowledge about language and literacy across the school subjects. She is Co Chief Investigator (with Professor Len Unsworth of QUT and Associate Professor Mary Macken-Horarik of UNE) on a three year ARC Discovery grant ($473,000) entitled "Grammar and praxis: investigating a grammatics for 21st century school English". She has been President of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), Editor of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) and Chief Examiner of VCE English Language. She has produced multimedia resources for teachers and teacher educators that translate current theory about language and literacy into practice (eg "Building Understandings in Literacy and Teaching" and "Literacy Across the School Subjects") and is working with colleagues in Stockholm and Copenhagen to further develop these materials online. In 2007 she was won the Norm Curry Award for innovation and excellence in the support of, and service to teaching and learning ($25,000) and in 2008 a Universitas 21 Fellowship to visit Stanford, UBC, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities. She has been an invited keynote at national and international conferences on issues related to her research.
: 61 3 99533507 (Melbourne) : Kristina.Love@acu.edu.au
My teaching and research interests are in gifted learning and talent development, creativity, literacy and math learning and learning difficulties, instructional leadership, school improvement and learning internationally.
: 8309 (Melbourne) : John.Munro@acu.edu.au
Lauren Stephenson, Professor of Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Education and Arts holds a Ph.D in educational leadership and is an experienced educator with a background in teacher education, educational leadership, TESOL and EAL/D learning and teaching. She has an extensive record of scholarly activities at national and international levels and has published in the areas of educational leadership, teacher education, adult and professional learning, work integrated learning, TESOL, action research, autoethnography and narrative inquiry.
: 2691 (North Sydney) : Lauren.Stephenson@acu.edu.au
Professor Elizabeth Warren, is an internationally renowned mathematics education researcher and has been in this field since 1991. Elizabeth has many years teaching experience at the secondary level and lecturing part time at various Queensland Universities. Presently, Elizabeth is a fulltime researcher where her interests are varied. Her interests are in promoting Indigenous student learning and the algebraic domain. Elizabeth has co authored over 100 publications in the last 15 years. Currently, Elizabeth is heavily involved with research promoting Indigenous students mathematical learning. She is Chief Investigator of a number of large Indigenous project (total funding approximately $ 5 million); Representations, oral language and Engagement in Mathematics RoleM and the Counting on You Project (CIC).
: 7218 (Brisbane) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Blair has been engaged in Aboriginal education and human rights and social justice issues for 4 decades. Her PhD entitled a??Sweet Potatoes, Spiders and Water Lilys: Privileging Australian Indigenous Knowledges : Researching in culturally relevant and appropriate ways and contextsa??engages the importance of story and performance arts in the expression of Indigenous Knowings. This thesis was the recipient of the University of Newcastle Research Award of Excellence, the Newcastle Institute for Educational Research 2009 and the NSW Institute for Educational Research Beth Southwell Award for an outstanding thesis, 2010.
: (02) 9739 2875 (North Sydney) : Nerida.Blair@acu.edu.au
Vince Geiger is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at ACU. Vince taught mathematics and held school leadership positions before joining ACU in 2005. His research interests lie in the teaching and learning of mathematics and its applications, with a particular focus on the use of digital tools as enablers of mathematical understanding. The approach he takes to research is guided my socio-cultural principles of learning in exploring how both individuals and collectives of learners acquire mathematical ideas and learn to apply them.
Vincea??s research program has attracted in excess of $1 million in external funding including an ARC Discovery award (2012-2014) and more recently an ARC DECRA (2015-2017). In addition, he is leader of the ACU team within a DEEWR OLT LELT project (Opening real science: Authentic mathematics and science learning for Australia, 2013-2016). Vince is a recipient of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasiaa??s Practical Implications Award for a research paper with the potential for direct application in school classrooms. He is the author of 81refereed publications that address the interests of both research and professional audiences and is currently Associate Editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal. Vince supervises higher degree research students in science and mathematics education.
Vince has always maintained a close link with the mathematics teaching profession and has held the positions of President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and Chair of the National Education Forum. He was a member of the Queensland Studies Authoritya??s (QSA) Subject Advisory Committee and State Assessment Panel (1996-2005) and a member of the QSAa??s Learning Area Reference Committee (Mathematics) (2009-2014). His tertiary teaching expertise has been recognised through an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2009.
: (07) 3623 7188 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Mathematics Education ; Numeracy ; Mathematical Modelling ; Teacher Education ; Teacher Professional Learning ; Digital technologies ; Applications of Mathematics ; Curriculum design ; Assessment in Mathematics ; Assessment in Higher Education ; Social Justice ;
Janeen Lamb is Director of Higher Degree Research. Her own research in the last 10 years has focused on issues related to educational leadership and mathematics education. This has included teaching and learning of mental computation in the early years; numeracy across the curriculum; statistics and probability in the secondary school and sources of support for the professional learning community as a way to make meaning of educational change in mathematics education.
: (07) 3623 7318 (Brisbane) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Clarence Ng has internationally recognised expertise in the field of motivation and learning. Drawing from both cognitive and sociocultural theories, his research work on motivation and learning has taken an integrated perspective to investigate complex contextual and interactive influences on learning and teaching in different curriculum areas using student participants drawn from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds. The notion of contextualizing motivation and learning is the focus of his book, "Reforming Learning"(Ng & Renshaw, 2009, by Springer), a major international publication for understanding learning reforms within the Asia-pacific region. Building on this successful publication, Clarence is currently leading a group of international educational researchers to develop a new publication, entitled as "Reforming learning and teaching in Asia-Pacific universities"(Ng, Fox & Nakano, forthcoming 2014, by Springer), to explore important issues on improving learning and teaching at the university level, explicating significant influences of globalised processes at work in the Asia-Pacific region.
Using longitudinal mixed-method designs, Clarence currently leads two ongoing ARC-funded discovery projects to investigate complex engagement issues in learning to read (DP110104289, Ng, Wyatt-Smith & Bartlett, 2011-2015) and sustaining aspirations for advanced Mathematics (DP140101431, Ng, Goos & Bahr, 2014-2016) among students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Australia.
At the Learning Sciences Institute Australia (LSIA), Clarence is a program director for a priority research program on "Enhancing Literacy and Engagement for Overcoming Disadvantage". A major focus of this priority research program is the development of empirically verified interventions and innovative pedagogical models for re-engaging disadvantaged students to read and write with confidence and interest. National and international researchers including Professors Brendan Bartlett, Claire Wyatt-Smith, Steve Graham and Karen Harris are part of the research team working collaboratively to achieve this significant research goal.
: 7826 (Brisbane) : email@example.com
Phil Riley, a former school principal, spent 16 years in schools before moving to the tertiary sector. He researches the overlapping space of psychology, education and leadership, producing >200 publications and peer reviewed conference presentations. He has been awarded ~$8 million in research funding including 3 prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants. In 2010 Phila??s research was recognised with an inaugural Monash Researcher Accelerator award. This award funded the first two years of The Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, the first independent research project into principalsa?? occupational health and wellbeing. He has since won the Deana??s award for Excellence by an Early Career Researcher, and the award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration, at Monash in 2011. In 2015, Phil won the International Study Association of Teachers and Teaching Award for Most Outstanding Article of 2014. He has presented 9 international Keynote addresses (Germany, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, France, Hungary and New Zealand) and 69 local Keynote addresses to industry groups in all states and territories. The Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey is now conducted in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
: 3730 (Melbourne) : Philip.Riley@acu.edu.au
leadership, leader-member exchange ; teaching and psychological processes ; Interpersonal relationships within the ; classroom and in the staffroom ; impact of Attachment Styles on the leadership ; OH&S for School Leaders ;
Invitational Education, positive psychology, teacher effectiveness, academic achievement, self-concept, self-efficacy, career counselling skills, research design, structural equation modelling, and measurement and evaluation.
: (03) 9953 3257 (Melbourne) : Ken.Smith@acu.edu.au
Self-Efficacy ; Invitational Education ; Teacher Effectiveness ; Academic Achievement ; Self-Concept ; Career ; Structural Equation Modelling ; Measurement and Evaluation ; Counselling ; Education ; Teacher ; Career Counselling Skills ; Research Design ;
My expertise is in mathematics education and in particular researching metacognition and the teaching, learning and assessing of real world applications and mathematical modelling.
: (03) 5336 5329 (Ballarat) : Gloria.Stillman@acu.edu.au
Globalisation and comparative education research, globalisation and education policy, decentralisation and privatisation in education, education reforms in the Russian Federation, lifelong learning, active citizenship education, curriculum reforms, values education, constructivist pedagogy, and school history textbooks.
: (03) 9953 3268 (Melbourne) : Joseph.Zajda@acu.edu.au
Cross-cultural perspectives ; Cultural identities and values education ; Globalization and education reforms ; School history textbooks/nation-building ; Teachersa?? work in schools ; Lifelong Learning ; Russian history textbook research ; English literature education ; Constructivist pedagogy ; Curriculum policy and design ; Higher education policy research ; Values Education ; Active Citizenship Education ; History Education and Curriculum ;
My expertise is in mathematics education. My teaching includes mathematics education for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary pre-service and in-service teacher education. I have a particular interest researching the teaching, learning and assessing of real world applications and mathematical modelling, functions in technology-rich environments, affordances, zone theory, and anything that furthers our understanding of teaching and leaning mathematics
You can find out about my publications via http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=OCZIwoQAAAAJ&hl=en
: 3847 (Melbourne) : Jill.Brown@acu.edu.au
Mathematics ; Mathematics Education ; Real-World ; Mathematical Modelling ; Functions ; Mathematical Thinking, Reasoning and Proof ; Technology-Rich Teaching and Learning Environments ; Applications and investigations ; Teacher Education ; Authentic Learning ;
My research agenda is driven by the thing I am most passionate about and that is student achievement in religious education through holistic engagement and deep learning. Learning in religious education has the potential to transform lives and learned people transform society in significant ways. My research program explores certain areas pertaining to the advancement of successful student learning. These areas include leadership in religious education and leadership in faith-based schools. Leadership in these areas demands all the education skills and expertise required of educational leadership in other schooling systems and contexts as well as the ability to integrate the faith and religious culture of the school within an educational environment. Effective leadership is oriented towards successful student achievement and my research explores key dimensions of leadership that are integral to leaders and aspiring leaders. The leadership dimensions under investigation in my research include: spiritual leadership, religious leadership, faith leadership, ministerial leadership, curriculum leadership and educational leadership. Teachers and the formation of teachers is also extremely relevant to successful student achievement and my research also encompasses the professional growth of pre-service and in-service teachers through reflective practices such as peer review.
Research and interest fields
Leadership and Religious Schools (e.g. Leadership and religious schools: International perspectives and challenges, 2013)
Reflective Practice and Religious Education (e.g. Pre-service teachers' perceptions of the benefits of peer review, 2012)
Religious Values and Culture (e.g. The impact of cultural religious Values upon Pre-service teachers perceptions of their role as educators in Catholic religious schools, 2011)
Curriculum Change in Religious Education (e.g. Managing curriculum change in religious education: An inside perspective from school leaders in religious education, 2010)
Ministerial dimension of RE leadership (e.g. Ministerial leadership: A dimension of leadership in religious education, 2011)
Spiritual dimension of RE Leadership (e.g. Attending to the spiritual dimension to enhance curriculum change, 2010)
Student Learning in Religious Education (e.g. Learning beyond the surface: Engaging the cognitive, affective and spiritual dimensions within the curriculum, 2008)
: (03) 9953 3294 (Melbourne) : Michael.Buchanan@acu.edu.au
Curriculum ; Managing Curriculum Change ; Curriculum Leadership ; Religious Education Leadership ; Leadership in Faith-based Schools ; Formation and Professional Growth of Educators ; Religious Education ;
My research expertise includes socio-cultural aspects of science education, globalisation, postcolonialism, sustainability science and education for sustainability. I am also interested in how neoliberalism shapes science education policy, particularly with the emphasis on STEM. I am well published in the top science education journals which are highly ranked on Thomson ISI and SJR indices.
: (03) 9953 3282 (Melbourne) : Lyn.Carter@acu.edu.au
The abiding concern of my research is to identify and understand philosophical dimensions in the cultural logics of education. Drawing on ideas from philosophical feminism, I tend to work at the intersection of epistemology, ethics and the politics of education. I am concerned with the relationship between education and society, the situated nature of educational issues through attention to social and cultural contexts, the powerful patterns that underlie our thinking about education and the generation of imaginative conceptions of philosophy of education. Recent research projects include: a study of the relationship between spatiality, embodiment, technology and classrooms; equity and widening participation in education, politics of wellbeing and ability in schooling and education for sustainability.
: 4158 (Strathfield) : Amy.Chapman@acu.edu.au
Dr. Poulomee Datta is working as an Early Career Academic (Lecturer) in Special and Inclusive Education at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus. Prior to this, she worked in diverse positions - Mainstream Teacher, Special Education Teacher, University Lecturer and a Research Assistant. Her record of scholarly achievement at the University is evident from the number of research projects she worked in (four of these are complete), the research grants (four in number) that she was successful in winning through (as part of a team) and her journal publications in the field of special education, teacher education and higher education. She has worked in research projects designed to improve the educational outcomes for students with special educational needs and disabilities. She was the recipient of two research awards, 'Outstanding Student Publication Award' in 2011 at the School of Education, University of Adelaide and 'Research Capacity Building Award' in 2015 at the Australian Catholic University, for her active contribution to research in the discipline.
: 7426 (Brisbane) : Poulomee.Datta@acu.edu.au
Early learning including contemporary and international perspectives, early childhood pedagogies, creative arts and multiliteracies; Childhood studies including social justice, giftedness in early childhood, and children's television; Qualitative methodologies including case study, phenomenology, and children's perspectives in research.
: (02) 9701 4151 (Strathfield) : Cathie.Harrison@acu.edu.au
I joined ACU in 2010 after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Sydney, under the supervision of Professor James Martin. This research project focussed on the development of online resources within an embedded academic literacy support program at Hong Kong City University. Prior to this I completed a PhD, exploring the persuasive strategies of adolescent social activists beyond schooling. I have also worked and researched extensively in secondary and primary school literacy practices, focussing on the linguistic resources needed for access to high stakes knowledge in the disciplines. I have co-written a number of textbooks for pre and in-service teachers to support them in developing the knowledge of language for literacy and learning.
: 4469 (Strathfield) : Sally.Humphrey@acu.edu.au
Language Education ;
Mellita's research is focused on effective pedagogies for teaching, learning and assessment, particularly in the areas of teacher education, and science education for a more just and equitable world. Mellita's research is predominantly qualitative with some work in mixed methods as well. She is particularly concerned with the use of critical reflective practice, and this informs her work with practising and preservice teachers in these areas.
: (03) 5336 5372 (Ballarat) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedagogies for Effective Teaching ; Reflective Practice ; Science Teacher Education ; Teacher Education in Rural and Regional Contexts ; University-School Partnerships ; Teachers' Professional Learning ; Teacher practice ; Teacher Efficacy ; Curriculum design ;
Elizabeth is Professor and National Head of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts. Elizabeth's research interest focuses on the study of self-efficacy and more particularly teacher efficacy. Her interest in self-efficacy is centered on both developing understandings of the formation of efficacy beliefs in teachers, and the role of efficacy beliefs in teacher professional learning and the role of collective efficacy in school improvement. She is also interested the study of self-efficacy beliefs in diverse and challenging contexts, particularly the role of efficacy in supporting equity in education. Since completing her PhD on the role of teacher efficacy beliefs in the development and prevention of teacher burnout in 2000, Elizabeth has developed and published theoretical frameworks for the formation and enhancement of efficacy beliefs in general as well as frameworks to support the enhancement of teacher efficacy through professional learning. She has also done considerable work in the study of self-efficacy in diverse contexts including identification of a multidimensional construct of Efficacy for Social Engagement in challenging contexts. She has developed instrumentation to measure this type of efficacy and applied this to teacher engagement with diverse groups of students including teacher engagement with Indigenous students and communities. Elizabeth has also applied this to the study of efficacy in volunteer contexts in an ARC Linkages grant with a number of NGOs. Elizabeth's current projects include a large multi-state study of the engagement and retention of students from low SES backgrounds funded through HEPPP. She has recently completed studies of sources of self-efficacy that supported successful completion of Indigenous students in higher education, beliefs associated with teacher care for students and self-assessment as a relational pedagogy that supports success of diverse student populations.
: (02) 9701 4130 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
Teacher Efficacy ; Formation and change in self-efficacy in teachers ; Teacher professional learning processes ; Teacher beliefs and practices ; Equity in Education ; Academic self-efficacy in diverse student groups ; Efficacy for engagement with marginalised groups ;
Dr. Mun Yee Lai is a senior lecturer with the School of Education at Australian Catholic University. She has extensive experience and lectures in both primary and secondary mathematics education. She conducts research into pre-service teachersa?? mathematical knowledge for teaching, Teaching for Mathematising, using Variation Theory in Learning Study, Chinese primary childrena??s misconception in decimal numbers, Chinese children's visual perceptual abilities and the relationships between languages and mathematics learning. Recently, she has begun to explore the application of Planned Behaviour Theory for understanding school learnersa?? mathematics learning intention.
: 3249 (Melbourne) : MunYee.Lai@acu.edu.au
Primary Mathematics ; Mathematics content knowledge for teaching ; Pedagogical content knowledge for maths teaching ; Language and mathematics learning ; Mathematics problem solving ; visiual perceptual abilities and maths learning ;
Dr Valerie Margrain is a passionate advocate for marginalised children and families and for inclusive, responsive practice. Her research platform is "strength-based assessment in the early years", including young gifted children, special needs, inclusion, assessment approaches, early literacy, challenging behaviour, teacher-family partnerships and early years education. She has primarily used qualitative and mixed method approaches in her own research and the research she has supervised.
Valerie has experience teaching in both early childhood and primary school settings, and has research connections across Australia, New Zealand and Sweden
: 3368 (Melbourne) : Valerie.Margrain@acu.edu.au
Strength-based assessment. ; Early years pedagogy, practice and partnerships ; Early years literacy. ; Gifted and inclusive education. ; Higher Education in Australia, NZ and Sweden ;
Dr Karen McLean (PhD; MEd, BEd; DipTeach) is a Lecturer in Education at Australian Catholic University. Karen's research interests are focused on literacy and technology in the early years of education, including pedagogical approaches, play based learning and digital technologies. Her PhD research explored the symbiotic relationship between literacy and technology in the early years of education. Karen's current research involves examining the role of supported playgroups in schools. Her work in this area explores how school-based playgroups can support the development of community connections for children and families and provide increased opportunities for relevant play-based learning experiences. Other research includes the investigation of stakeholder perspectives on belonging,home learning and children's play through participation in supported playgroups and the exploration of pedagogical approaches to science and literacy in kindergarten.
: 5420 (Ballarat) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodie Miller is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Arts. Prior to her appointment, she was Research Associate where she worked on large scale and smaller research projects. Jodie's research interests lies in mathematics education, early algebra, ESL learners and Indigenous Education. Her thesis was titled 'Young Indigenous students' ability to generalise: An exploration in pattern generalisation'.
Jodie's interests in mathematics education includes building an understanding about how students' learn and communicate mathematics, and using mathematics as a tool for social empowerment. Most research Jodie has been associated with has been conducted in marginalised contexts.
: 7819 (Brisbane) : Jodie.Miller@acu.edu.au
Dr Sargeant's current research focus is on giving children and youth (particularly tweens) a voice regarding their futures. He is particularly interested in developing better educational provision that incorporates young people's perspectives through ethical research practices that are informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
His research interests also include the use of physical activity to bring about behavioural enhancement and improved social skills and wellbeing in school age children.
: (03) 9953 3291 (St Patrick's Campus Melbourne) : Jonathon.Sargeant@acu.edu.au
As a Fulbright scholar I completed my doctorate in the Human Development and Psychology program with a concentration in Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Professor Catherine Snow, world-renowned expert in child language. My dissertation research, funded by a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, involved an in-depth mixed methods study of 100 South African children in kindergarten, exploring their language and emergent literacy skills as well as their home and school literacy environments. My research background is in social science and my experience falls under the umbrella of child development and well-being, with particular expertise in language and literacy development. My research experience includes studies on children's perspectives on their wellbeing, children's knowledge about and attitudes towards children's rights, and development of children's narrative abilities. My research is underpinned by a strong academic background in developmental psychology, linguistics, language and literacy, and speech-language pathology.
: 4575 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
Joanne has qualifications in teaching English and ESL to secondary students. She began her career as an academic teaching academic literacy and research writing in South Korea, where she explored the methodologies of autoethnography and narrative inquiry in her Doctorate. Most recently she has worked intensively in the area of quality pre-service teacher education across a wide range of subjects in the primary and secondary teacher education program at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). At UTS, Joanne is worked with universities and schools in Asia to establish cross-institutional research, academic and student exchange. She is currently working at the Australian Catholic University in the professional experience teaching program for primary teacher education students.
Joannea??s research interests include developing collaborative teaching partnerships, teaching as an embodied practice, action research and arts-based research methodologies, such as narrative inquiry and autoethnography. She is also involved in professional development for practising teachers in Australian schools on effective writing pedagogies and project-based learning.
: 4747 (Strathfield) : Joanne.Yoo@acu.edu.au
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