Information related to research method "Mixed methods"

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Supervisors with this research method

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination)

  • Institute of Child Protection Studies (DVCC)

  • Professor Morag McArthur

    Sociology and social policy with particular interest in: participatory research and evaluation methodologies, child centred methodologies, child protection, child and family welfare, research with vulnerable children and young people, homelessness, family relationships, drug and alcohol, evaluations of social programs.

    Phone : (02) 6209 1225 (Canberra) Email : Morag.McArthur@acu.edu.au

  • Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin

    Stephanie Taplin has qualifications and interests in psychology, criminology and public health. Stephanie has spent much of her research career in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field and has in recent years focused on the intersection between AOD and child protection. Stephanie has undertaken research with mothers in opioid pharmacological treatment about their children and involvement with the child protection system, and has recently been looking at the issue of prenatal reporting and child protection interventions. Stephanie is currently a Chief Investigator on three large ARC grants. She has a particular interest in the prevention of substance use and mental health problems, and her focus, over recent years, on child protection has developed from this interest.

    Phone : 1319 (Canberra) Email : stephanie.taplin@acu.edu.au

  • Dr Justin Barker

    Dr Justin Barker is an urban anthropologist whose research has examined youth homelessness, homeless fathers, intergenerational drug use, alcohol related violence, normalisation of alcohol and other drug use amongst subcultures of young people, and tobacco management in the community sector. He has been the project manager and lead researcher on numerous research projects that have aimed to directly inform policy and practice.

    Prior to his career as a researcher Justin was a youth worker in Adelaide and Canberra working with homeless young people. This experience led onto his PhD that examined the lives of homeless young people in Canberra, providing ethnographic insights into the conditions of youth homelessness. He has developed and implemented a range of qualitative research methodologies aimed at doing research with young people and vulnerable population groups. Justin has a strong background in social theory which he uses to add meaning and insight into his research and draws on research findings to contribute to social theory.

    Phone : 1226 (Canberra) Email : Justin.Barker@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

  • Nat Sch of Arts

  • Associate Professor Theda Thomas

    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.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3867 (Melbourne) Email : Theda.Thomas@acu.edu.au

  • Nat Sch of Education

  • Associate Professor Janeen Lamb

    Janeen Lamb is Coordinator, Higher Degree Research in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

    Janeen completed her PhD in 2010, focusing on the role leadership plays when introducing new curriculum in mathematics education. Thesis title: Implementing mandated curriculum reform: Sources of support for teacher meaning making.

    Her research has grown from a focus on the school principal to include the professional learning community as a way to lead educational change. Within mathematics education, her research has included:
    - mathematical modelling across primary and secondary mathematics,
    - mental computation in the early years;
    - numeracy across the curriculum;
    - statistics and probability in the secondary school; and
    - the principal as instructional leader while integrating digital resources into the mathematics curriculum.

    Janeen also researches the role of the principal as faith leader. Her research has generated more than 60 outputs across her funded projects.

    In addition to her own research, Janeen has supervised six higher degree research students to completion as principal supervisor. She is currently supervising seven higher degree research students.

    Beyond her coordination of higher degree research, her own research and supervision, Janeen completed a Master of Tertiary Education (Management ) in 2017 at the University of Melbourne.

    Phone : (07) 3623 7318 (Brisbane) Email : janeen.lamb@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Jill Brown

    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

    Phone : 3847 (Melbourne) Email : Jill.Brown@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Poulomee Datta

    Dr. Poulomee Datta is working as a Lecturer (Level B) in Special and Inclusive Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. 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 (five of these are complete), the research grants (five 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 educational psychology. 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. In 2016, Poulomee was awarded as one of the best ECRs nationally in the Faculty of Education and Arts (ACU) with strong research potential (25k DVCR Award).

    Phone : 7426 (Brisbane) Email : Poulomee.Datta@acu.edu.au

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Prof Barbara Riegel

    Professor Barbara Riegel is the Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and Co-editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Professor Riegel is an established nurse scientist studying adults with cardiovascular disease. Her primary research interest is self-care of older adults with chronic heart failure. This interest in self-care grew out of her early years as a Clinical Nurse Researcher at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California, where she led several studies testing methods of transitioning chronically ill patients from hospital to home. Her work in self-care and disease management has been cited widely and used to support programs of care internationally.

    Phone : (Overseas) Email : mmihr.visitingprofessors@acu.edu.au

  • Institute for Health & Ageing

  • Dr Andrea Nathan

    Phone : 3342 (Melbourne) Email : andrea.nathan@acu.edu.au

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Dr Anthony Dillon

    Dr Anthony Dillon graduated with a PhD from University of Western Sydney in 2011. His teaching and research focus on alternative conceptualisations of mental health (particularly ADHD), statistics and psychometrics, applied psychology, and Indigenous health. His PhD centres on an investigation of the factors that predict parentsa?? acceptance or rejection of the ADHD diagnosis of their child.

    Phone : 4670 (Strathfield) Email : Anthony.Dillon@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Professor Kim Foster

    Kim Foster is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Northwestern Mental Health and Australian Catholic University. This is a joint professorial appointment in mental health nursing between Melbourne Health and ACU. She is based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where she leads the mental health nursing research unit.

    Professor Foster is an internationally recognised mental health nurse academic, researcher and educator and is widely published in mental health and psychosocial health research. She has won numerous awards for research. Her areas of research expertise and interest include co-associated physical and mental health; resilience; and mental health family carers & families where parents have mental illness. She is currently a CI on an NHMRC Partnership Grant in the field of Paediatric Trauma. Kim is an experienced higher degree research supervisor with 10 HDR completions.

    Phone : 03 9342 7676 (Melbourne) Email : kim.foster@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Paul Fulbrook

    Paul Fulbrook is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University. Based at the Brisbane Campus, he was appointed in 2004. He also holds the post of Deputy Director of the Faculty's National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research. He is based full time at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane within the Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre, where he holds the post of Nursing Director Research and Practice Development.

    Phone : 0447 053814 (Brisbane) Email : Paul.Fulbrook@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Anne Gardner

    Professor Anne Gardner joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University on the Canberra Campus in late 2011 as Professor of Nursing with a research intensive focus. At ACU Anne is chief investigator in nationally funded studies related to nurse practitioner specialty competency teaching and learning and infection control. Anne is also the Director of Research for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.

    Prior to the current appointment, Anne spent 4 years as the inaugural Professor of Tropical Health at James Cook University. This was a joint appointment between the university and Townsville Health Service District. Anne has a background in critical care nursing, nurse education and clinical research. She has a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health from the ANU. Anne's clinical research interests focus primarily on infection control and wound care. Anne is especially well known nationally and internationally for her collaborative research into nurse practitioner scope of practice.

    Phone : +61(0)262091330 (Canberra) Email : anne.gardner@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Tracey McDonald AM FACN

    Appointed in 2005 to the RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at Australian Catholic University Tracey McDonald has a research and scholarship interest in issues important to veterans, clinicians and older adults concerning safety and quality care of older people; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; information technology; spirituality and life quality. In 2012, a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) was bestowed for her work in nursing, health and aged care, United Nations Expert Groups and development of national and international public health and social welfare policy.

    Qualifications and experience in public health, nursing, midwifery, education and management across the aged care and health services support involvement with public policy, clinical leadership and research.

    As director of the RSL LifeCare Centre for Practice Development and Innovation in Ageing (CPDIA) she is working on developing programs of research that will support the health and wellbeing of both veterans and the general community

    Phone : (02) 9739 2280 (North Sydney) Email : Tracey.McDonald@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Elizabeth McInnes

    Research methods: RCTs; surveys; quantiative and qualitative systematic reviews; qualitative.

    Topics: Implementation science; practice change; models of care; stroke; pressure injury

    Phone : (03) 9230 8171 (Melbourne) Email : Liz.McInnes@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Adam Burston

    Adam Burston RN, MHlthServMgmt, PhD is a Lecturer and Bachelor of Nursing Course Advisor at the Australian Catholic University (Australia), School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine. He was twice recipient of a Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (2006 & 2008) during his post-graduate Masters program, and inaugural recipient of the University of Queensland School of Nursing & Midwifery PReST scholarship during his PhD candidature. Mr Burston is also a member of the Australian College of Nursing.

    Adam has an extensive and varied background in nursing, and has co-authored book chapters on peri-operative nursing, respiratory nursing and nursing management of pain. He was also invited by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing to co-author an on-line module on Ethical Behavior. He has published research on moral distress in nursing, and presented at international and local conferences on topics such as moral distress, and using blended learning to support a transitional pedagogy. He has a particular interest in (psychosocial) workforce preparedness and workforce retention, with post-doctoral work to continue exploring the effects of moral distress on aged care workers in Australia.

    As an academic he has particular interest in undergraduate nursing education, specifically; transition to university (commencing students), transition to clinical practice (completing students), healthcare ethics and inter-professional practice. He has been instrumental in the implementation of blended learning pedagogy targeted at engaging 1st year undergraduate students, and has also been active in supporting other academics to embrace this approach to teaching. Adam is also involved in community engagement activities with undergraduate students; providing health education, health resources and direct healthcare to local communities in Siem Reap and Battambang, Cambodia.

    Phone : 7556 (Brisbane) Email : Adam.Burston@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Professor Debbie Plath

    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.

    Phone : +61297014757 (Strathfield) Email : debbie.plath@acu.edu.au

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  • Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

    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.

    Phone : 4196 (Strathfield) Email : Gabrielle.Drake@acu.edu.au

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  • School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

  • Professor Peter Wilson

    Professor Wilson is Co-Director of the Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR) and Professor of Developmental Psychology at ACU. Before that he was Deputy Head (R&I) in the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University where he worked from 2000-2011. He leads international programs of research in child development, disability and rehabilitation which now span 23 years and over 120 peer-reviewed publications. His research involves two streams: (i) mechanisms of movement and cognition in typical child development and in neurodevelopmental disorders (esp. DCD), and (ii) innovations in neurorehabilitation using VR, including the award-winning Elements DNA (EDNA) system. Prof. Wilson is past President of the International Society for Research on DCD.

    Phone : 3445 (Melbourne) Email : peterh.wilson@acu.edu.au

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