Information related to research method "Qualitative"
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Supervisors with this research method
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination)
Institute of Child Protection Studies (DVCC)
Professor Daryl Higgins commenced as the Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies in February 2017. His research focuses on public health approaches to protecting children, and child-safe organisational strategies. A registered psychologist, Prof Higgins has been researching child abuse impacts and prevention, family violence and family functioning for over 20 years.
Prior to joining ACU, Prof Higgins was the Deputy Director (Research) at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, where he had responsibility for the research program, knowledge translation and exchange functions focusing on issues affecting families in Australia.
Prof Higgins has extensive experience in managing and supervising research, and has led projects looking at child abuse and neglect, child protection, children in out-of-home care, child-safe organisations, family law and allegations of child abuse, disability and family care, welfare reform, family and interpersonal violence, jobless families, past adoption and forced family separation practices, and community development approaches to child and family welfare issues. He has considerable experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodology and frameworks, and a sound knowledge of state and territory policy and service delivery contexts across Australia.
: 3607 (Melbourne) : Daryl.Higgins@acu.edu.au
Faculty of Education and Arts
Faculty of Education & Arts
Professor Elizabeth Labone is the Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty Education & Arts.
Professor Labone has worked in Teacher Education and leadership in higher education for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in leadership roles including National Head of Education and State Head NSW/ACT, as well as Director of Higher Degree Research. She is currently on the Executive of the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education as well as a member of both the Victorian and Queensland Council of Deans of Education. Professor Labone has extensive knowledge of Teacher Education programs and policy across a range of contexts.
Professor Labone is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of teacher efficacy. Her specific expertise is in the formation of efficacy beliefs, the role of efficacy beliefs in teacher professional learning and collective efficacy in school improvement. She also has significant scholarship and research in building teacher capacity for working with marginalised students. Professor Labone???s most recent projects include an international development program in Kiribati, Teach for Australia, principal resilience in Catholic schools, and support for the achievement of graduate standards for Indigenous students. She has successfully engaged in a range of large funded projects including OLT and ARC Linkages grants.
Professor Labone commenced her academic career at the University of Sydney where she completed her PhD. Prior to her academic career she worked in Primary Education both in the Catholic and government sector. She has continued to engage strongly with the school sector in partnership projects, advisory and board roles.
: (02) 9701 4130 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education
Professor Edwards conducts research in the field of early childhood education, specifically focussed on young children's learning in contemporary times. Her research considers the role and use of digital technologies by young children, families and educators. This includes digital play, young children's health and wellbeing using technologies, and cyber-safety education in the early years. Professor Edwards is also interested in examining the role of play-based learning and intentional teaching in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy. Professor Edwards draws on sociocultural and cultural historical theory, practice theory and philosophy of technology to inform her work. Current candidates working with Professor Edwards are researching: teacher imagination in children's play; joint-mediated engagement between infants, toddlers and parents using digital media; and, the role of loose-object play in children's learning outcomes.
: (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat Sch of Arts
Rachel Busbridge is a political sociologist who received her PhD at the University of South Australia in 2010. Since then, she has held research positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, La Trobe University and Freie Universitaet Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has taught sociology and politics at al-Quds University, al-Quds Bard College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of South Australia, Deakin University and Swinburne. She joined ACU as a Lecturer in Sociology in January 2018.
Her work has appeared in Theory, Culture and Society, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies and Social Identities, amongst others. Her first book, Multicultural Politics of Recognition and Postcolonial Citizenship: Rethinking the Nation (2018), was recently published by Routledge as part of the Postcolonial Politics series.
Rachel is also a Commissioning Editor of Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology (Sage).
: 8594 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
Nat Sch of Education
Renata is a Health and Physical Education Lecturer at the Melbourne Campus. Her research interests and experience relate to school health and physical education, body image, wellbeing and Indigenous health and education, and international cross-cultural teaching experiences. Renata has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research.
: 3047 (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
: 4461 (Strathfield) : Thu.Ngo@acu.edu.au
Dr Dung Tran is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Education at Australian Catholic University.
Prior to joining ACU, he worked at North Carolina State University, USA for more than two years developing and researching Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). He also worked as Victoria University, Melbourne for two years as a lecturer. He is a native of Hue city, Vietnam, graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA with a PhD in Mathematics Education and a PhD Minor in Statistics. He also earned a Master of Education in Mathematics Education and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Vietnam.
His research focuses on designing and implementing curricular materials to improve students' quantitative literacy, abilities to use mathematics and statistics to be functional and critical in the home, civic, and work life. This agenda is evident in two related foci: (a) investigating the impact of inclusion of mathematical modelling and applications into curriculum on teaching and learning and (b) documenting ways to develop statistical literacy for students and teachers. He has extensive experience in curriculum analysis and development at the middle and high school levels, conducting sizeable clinical interviews with elementary children, and analysing a diversity of both quantitative and qualitative data.
: 0392308176 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Janet is a Yuin woman from the South Coast of NSW. She is currently a Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to this she was the Director of the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney (1996 a?? 2013) and Lecturer/coordinator in the Aboriginal Education Assistants Program (1990 a?? 1996). She has also been a Secondary Teacher, Education Officer, and Consultant in Aboriginal Education. Janet has dedicated her career to improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people and she strongly believes that education is a tool for social justice and therefore actively promotes exemplary and innovative educational practice. Her research interests include: the effective teaching of Indigenous students; Indigenous Studies; and interventions that make a difference in educational settings; i.e. employment and education, education policy and teaching, social justice, culture, history.
: 02 9701 4660 (Strathfield) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat Sch Psychology
I joined the School of Psychology, ACU in January this year. I am a board endorsed Organisational Psychologist who has worked in both academia and industry. At ACU I am currently teaching organisational and counselling psychology, as well as coordinating the Master of Clinical Counselling program. By training, I am a registered psychologist with a PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University. I have three PhD students continuing at ANU studying the impacts of mindfulness and values-based living on daily life. I am just now beginning a program of research in collaboration with my honours and masters students exploring the behavioural and physiological correlates of breath meditation practice. Other research I am conducting focuses upon the effects of mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy upon identity, perspective taking and relationships. I have just finished editing a book for Cambridge University Press on the use of mindfulness training in organizations.
: 4497 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
I am a research psychologist and family therapist specialising in palliative care.
See my publishing profile on Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7218-5775
I am based in Canberra at the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research, which is co-located between ACU Canberra and Calvary Health Care. We conduct clinically relevant, robust research into a range of palliative care areas.
I am used to providing supervision via Skype/email etc, so don't let geography get in the way if you're interested in joining the team.
: 1363 (Canberra) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Margo Pritchard (RN,RM,ANNN,PhD) is the Jackman Chair of Neonatal Nursing at ACU and has had extensive experience in Neonatal Intensive Care high risk paediatric nursing care and infant follow up. Her main area of research is in understanding early life neuro-rehabilitation, including screening and surveillance, acute respiratory management and longitudinal family and infant psychology and health outcomes. Professor Pritchard also has broad expertise in quantitative research, particularly diagnostic screening, longitudinal outcomes and RCT.
: 07 31636845 (Brisbane) : Margo.Pritchard@acu.edu.au
Associate Professor Amanda Johnson is State Head [NSW/ACT] for School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine. She was awarded her PhD in 2011 by the University of Western Sydney. Her research interests are: aged and palliative care, education and inherent requirements. She led the development of the IR tool at UWS leading to its widespread uptake nationally in nursing and then translation to other disciplines. For this activity she was the recipient of the 2011 VC's Excellence in Leadership Award. She has achieved close to $1m in Commonwealth and other grant funding resulting in referred journal publications (30) as an early -mid career researcher. She is an editor of the texts: Chronic illness and Disability (3rd edn.) and Caring for Older People (2nd edn.) with widespread adoption across Australasia. In total she has edited 10 books including an international text on palliative care and a book on Living with Dementia for the community. She has also written 18 book chapters. A/Professor Johnson enjoys the supervision process which have led to 2 of her BN Hons students receiving awards.
: 9739 2025 (North Sydney) : Amanda.Johnson@acu.edu.au
Nat School of Allied Health
Professor Debbie Plath commenced at the Australian Catholic University in February 2018 as National Discipline Lead for Social Work. She has broad experience in social work practice, education, research and consultancy with particular expertise in the inter-relationship between research and practice in social work. She has published widely on approaches to evidence-informed practice in social work, most recently with the book Engaging Human Services with Evidence-Informed Practice (2017, NASW Press). Her approach focuses on the critical interconnection between research knowledge, relationship building and critical reflection for effective social work practice and the organisational processes required to sustain a research-informed approach. Professor Plath previously held senior social work academic positions at the University of Newcastle and the University of Western Sydney. She is also chairperson on the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) social work education programs accreditation panel.
: +61297014757 (Strathfield) : email@example.com
Dr Gabrielle Drake is Associate Professor of Social Work and Deputy Head of School, Allied Health, at the Australian Catholic University. Dr Drake is a recognised expert in the areas of mental health and disability; homelessness and housing pathways; and inclusive and emancipatory research. Gabrielle has more than twenty years practice experience across a variety of roles and settings including clinical practice, community and public sector management, research, policy and oversight.
: 4196 (Strathfield) : Gabrielle.Drake@acu.edu.au
Faculty of Law and Business
Nat Peter Faber Business School
Dr Haifeng Shen is the Discipline Leader of Information Technology in the Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Before joining ACU in 2019, he had been a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Flinders University in Australia since 2009 and an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 2003 to 2009. Dr Shen also has over six years working experience in industry as a software engineer, computer system administrator and programmer before becoming an academic.
Dr Shen's primary research expertise is in Intelligent and Interactive Software and Technology. He develops and studies intelligent human-centred collaborative and social software systems across a variety of platforms for people to share, communicate, interact, and collaborate with one another over communication networks through seamless intergration of artificial and human intelligence.
Dr Shen has published over 110 research papers at international conferences and journals, including top venues such as ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), and IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS).
Dr Shen has supervised 8 PhD completions as the principle supervisor at Flinders University and Nanyang Technological University. Dr Shen has been a general chair or program chair for a number of international conferences such as International Conference on Information Visualization, International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging, and Visualization, Australasian Software Engineering Conference, and Australasian Human Computer Interaction Conference.
: 9366 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org