Information related to research method "Surveys"

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Supervisors with this research method

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination)

  • Institute of Child Protection Studies (DVCC)

  • Professor Daryl Higgins

    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.

    Phone : 3607 (Melbourne) Email : Daryl.Higgins@acu.edu.au

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  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Institute for Religion Politics & Society

  • Dr Tom Barnes

    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.

    Phone : 3931 (Melbourne) Email : tom.barnes@acu.edu.au

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Dr Stephanie Tobin

    I joined the School of Psychology as a Senior Lecturer in June, 2015. Prior to joining ACU, I worked as a Lecturer at the University of Queensland and an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston. I completed my PhD in the Social Psychology Program at Ohio State University in 2004.

    My research examines the psychology of social media use. In particular, I am interested in activities and experiences that promote and threaten belonging and well-being, and factors related to social media addiction.

    Phone : 7212 (Brisbane) Email : Stephanie.Tobin@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Professor Colleen Doyle

    Colleen is Professor of Aged Care and supported research in a partnership agreement with Catholic Homes and Villa Maria Catholic Homes 2012-2016. The goal of her research is to improve support for older adults living in the community as well as residential care. Key areas are telehealth, e-health and dementia care as well as mental health. Colleen's doctorate from The University of Adelaide was in memory training and intellectual disability, and over the last 30 years she has built a career in aged care services and program evaluation with particular expertise in dementia and health service evaluation. She is honorary research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute and honorary professorial fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and founder of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group. She publishes in both academic and technical evaluation genres, and has received over 30 research grants since 1990, the most significant grant being the national evaluation of the federal government's Dementia Initiative (2007-10).

    Phone : 0409739136 (Melbourne) Email : Colleen.Doyle@acu.edu.au

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  • Non-Faculty Areas

  • Learning and Teaching Centre

  • Dr Duncan Nulty

    Dr Duncan D Nulty is nationally and internationally recognised for his expertise on: curriculum and assessment design; evaluation of teaching, courses and other educational programs; institutional policy and practice in these areas; and, academic standards including consensus moderation.

    He has a significant and sustained record of academic leadership, research, and community service with a particular emphasis on institutional change in relation to strategic issues of institution-wide impact and significance.

    Dr Nulty has authored and co-authored many high quality refereed publications in highly ranked journals, and book chapters with reputable international publishers.

    He has led, co-lead, been a team member, or active contributor in 10 teaching and learning development grants including two nationally funded projects in Australia, and one international project funded in the UK. These focus on assessment practice and policy, and the development of consensus moderation practices which support comprehensive quality assurance of assessment standards.

    Duncan has a demonstrable and sustained record of high standards and innovation in teaching and course development, including entirely online courses.

    Duncan has supervised or co-supervised to completion six students of Research Higher Degrees.

    Phone : 9079 (North Sydney) Email : duncan.nulty@acu.edu.au

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  • Office of the PVC Engagement

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement

  • Professor Sandra Jones

    Professor Sandra Jones (BA, MBA, MPH, MAssessEval, PhD) is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and provides leadership, advice and support for ACU's community engagement strategy. Sandra was previously Director of ACU's Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) and an ARC Future Fellow. She is an internationally recognised expert in the area of social marketing, particularly in relation to capacity building and community development. Sandra and her team have conducted numerous community-based interventions, often in partnership with health services and NGOs, to improve the uptake of health promoting and risk-reducing behaviours. Sandra's career research funding exceeds $8 million; and she has published more than 180 referred papers, 11 book chapters, and numerous policy-related monographs and reports. She is also a member of numerous policy and advisory committees, including those focused on cancer prevention, health communication, disability and community support services in Australia and overseas.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3709 (Melbourne) Email : Sandra.Jones@acu.edu.au

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