Information related to research method "Qualitative Research"
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Supervisors with this research method
Faculty of Education and Arts
Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education
Anna Elizabeth du Plessis Phd, completed her studies at the University of Queensland and is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Brisbane, Australia. She has 26 years of teaching experience in different countries of which 8 years were in school leadership. Her research projects investigate teaching workforce challenges. She completed extensive research on the out-of-field teaching phenomenon and the implications it has for quality education, professional development of teachers, school leadership styles and classroom pedagogies. She has a specific interest in the preparation and preparedness of teachers for the complex challenges they experience within the teaching profession. Her research studies employ mixed methods and qualitative investigations with a focus on in-depth understanding of lived experiences (students, parents, school leaders and teachers) within school and classroom contexts. Her current research project focuses on beginning teachers, especially on their well-being, career decisions, working environment and their access to tailored support. Her research informs teacher workforce planning, strategies and decision-making.
: 6080 (Brisbane) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Religion Politics & Society
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
Nat Sch of Arts
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
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
Dr Xiaoying Qi (Email: Xiaoying.Qi@acu.edu.au) completed a PhD in 2011 at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney (Now Western Sydney University). Her thesis won the 2013 Jean Martin Award of The Australian Sociological Association, given biennially to 'the best PhD thesis in social science disciplines from an Australian tertiary institution'. Her book Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory (London & New York: Routledge, 2014) was awarded The Raewyn Connell Prize Special Commendation of The Australian Sociological Association ['in recognition of excellence of a first book by an author in Australian Sociology 2014-2015']. Dr Qi has published articles in leading internationally refereed journals including American Journal of Cultural Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, International Sociology, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Journal of Sociology, and Sociology. Innovation in research is evidenced by Dr Qi's development of analytical concepts, including 'intellectual entrepreneurs' and 'veiled patriarchy'. Professor Gurminder Bhambra interviewed Dr Qi, in recognition of her scholarly innovation regarding a publication ('Social Movements in China', Sociology  51(1), at http://soc.sagepub.com/site/Podcast/Podcast.xhtml Dr Qi has extensive teaching experience and was a recipient of The National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2012. Dr Qi is an experienced supervisor, having supported to completion numerous Honours, Masters and PhD theses.
: +61392308595 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
Nat Sch of Education
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
Associate Professor Joseph Zajda is a world-renowned scholar in the area of globalisation and education policy reforms. He has published over 41 books (monographs and edited books) and hundreds of book chapters and articles in refereed journals internationally. He has made an outstanding contribution to research in education globally, with emphasis on globalisation, education reforms, human rights, social justice, gender and equity and the enhancement of quality in teacher education.
His published research includes works in 480 publications in 4 languages and 10,105 library holdings, adding immense research expertise to his work globally in teacher education and pedagogy. He has provided outstanding service to teacher education through his research globally, graduate teaching, doctoral supervision, and his editorial work.
His Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (Dordrecht: Springer. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789401794923) has 121,145-chapter downloads so far.
As a result, he has received a new book contract from Springer to edit International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (2019).
He has established a series of leading academic journals. These included Educational Practice & Theory, Education & Society, Curriculum & Teaching, World Studies in Education, and Learning & Teaching, an international journal in classroom pedagogy. It enabled scholars in the field of education, curriculum and policy reforms to share their research with an international audience. A hallmark of his contribution to teacher education and research is his ongoing support to young researchers.
He was the chair of the Publication Committee of the World Council of Comparative and Education Societies, and chaired numerous panels and presented papers at the Comparative and International Education Society. He is consulting editor of the UNESCO's International Review of Education Journal.
He received Australian Awards for University Teaching in July 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for an innovative, influential and sustained contribution to teacher education through scholarship and publication and for an innovative approach in teacher education, where he uses global pedagogy and teacher as a researcher model.
He received the 2012 Peter Sheehan Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the high quality of research activities, and particularly celebrates sustained research that has had a substantive impact nationally and internationally (Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University)
He is Secretary of the Australian Council on Human Rights Education (elected in November 2018).
Elected as Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (June 2013). FACE
He is currently working on the 24-volume Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research series (Springer, 2015-2020). He has completed editing volumes 14-19 in the Globalisation series.
Areas of research
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
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
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).
: 7426 (Brisbane) : Poulomee.Datta@acu.edu.au
Lisl's research focuses on equity in education. She is interested in how curriculum design, methods of assessment, differentiation practices can either support or limit opportunities to learn and achieve for students from low-SES and Indigenous backgrounds. Lisl's reasearch also investigates how teachers' knowledge about genre and language can support teaching and learning practices that result in greater equity in education. Lisl uses a range of theoretical approaches in her research to help explain how curriculum, assessment and literacy practices can limit or extend opportunities to learn. She particularly draws on the theoretical work of Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein.
: (03) 5336 5421 (Ballarat) : Lisl.Fenwick@acu.edu.au
My research focuses on young children's experience in contemporary society, with a particular emphasis on re-conceptualising children's relations in and with space, time and more-than-human worlds. My work is cross-disciplinary and situated at the intersection of early years education, philosophy, critical geographies and childhood studies.
Specific research expertise includes: environmental education; children and new technologies; conceptualising childhood space/times; and policy, regulation and risk in education settings.
I am a member of the Common Worlds Research Collective - http://commonworlds.net/ - an interdisciplinary network of researchers concerned with children's relations with the more-than-human world.
: 1334 (Canberra) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jonathon Sargeant is Senior Lecturer and researcher in Children's Rights Education, Inclusive Education and Classroom Management at the Australian Catholic University. Dr Sargeant's current research focuses on the child's perspective on their lives, educational experience, and future. He is particularly interested in supporting educational provision that incorporates young people's perspectives through ethical practices informed by the UNCRC. Other research interests include school-age children's wellbeing & safeguarding, behavioural enhancement, and social skills development.
: (03) 9953 3291 (St Patrick's Campus Melbourne) : Jonathon.Sargeant@acu.edu.au
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty Coordinator of Health Simulation, Faculty of Health Sciences.
: 3857 (Melbourne) : Stephen.Guinea@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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.
: 0447 053814 (Brisbane) : Paul.Fulbrook@acu.edu.au
Jointly appointed with NorthWestern Mental Health. Located at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. NWMH is the largest public mental health service provider in Australia. We have created an active and engaging research culture among the clinical staff at many of NWMH AMHS. Supervised by Professor Kim Foster, our research is strengthened by access to services, clinicians, consumers, and carers. We welcome honours and post graduate students to contact us to pursue research projects.
: +61 03 93428255 (Melbourne) : email@example.com
Nat School of Allied Health
Professor of Occupational Therapy; National Head of School of Allied Health; Director, Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR): www.acu.edu.au/ceddr
: 0399533404 (Melbourne) : Christine.Imms@acu.edu.au
Faculty of Law and Business
Nat Peter Faber Business School
Michael D Fischer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership, Visiting Scholar at University of Oxford where he was previously a senior research fellow, and a Program Director at Melbourne Business School. He holds a PhD in organisational behaviour from Imperial College London, University of London.
Trained as a business school social scientist and clinical group analyst, his research has a strong empirical focus on the practice-level microsociology of organisational change in research-intensive settings, especially in healthcare.A He specialises in ethnographic and comparative case studies, analysing intersubjective relations, emotions and power, and their potential to mobilise organisational change.A He has a particular interest in executive education and the role of business schools in a rapidly developing knowledge economy.
His research is published in leading international journals in the Financial Times 'top 50', ABDC A* and CABS 4* lists, including Accounting Organizations and Society, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Public Administration, and Social Science and Medicine.A He has led major competitive research grants as principal and co-investigator, including funding by the National Institute of Health Research, the University of Oxford and Kings College London.A
He is a highly active researcher with a strong focus on practice-level processes of organisational change, especially in research-intensive settings. His research draws on sociomaterial perspectives to analyse dynamics of influence and change in complex organisations. By focusing on the 'backstage' work of everyday emotions, affect and politics, he analyses their effects in mobilising ideas, material practices and technologies that can dynamically stimulate major organisational change.
In his original ethnographic research at Imperial College London, he examined a UK healthcare policy from inception to implementation and subsequent collapse. Its formal risk management systems had unintended consequences on organisational life, undermining organisational functioning and leading to policy collapse. He later investigated the impact of professional regulation on healthcare professionals, analysing how embedded practices of self-regulation may be undermined by regulatory transparency, performance metrics and sanctions. His research highlights the role of supportive 'formative spaces' and forms of self-regulation which can be more effective in supporting good practice.
In a related second research theme, he examines how micro-sociological dynamics operate in knowledge leadership. His leadership research provides an in-depth analysis of how leaders interpret and 're-assemble' ideas, techniques and materials, and utilise these in their leadership practices.A Through a series of longitudinal case studies focused on research-intensive settings,A he has analysed how the most effective leadership practices assemble and mobilise organisational change.A In his research at the University of Oxford, he analysed at first hand flagship leadership programmes at Sa??d Business School - its High Performance Leadership and Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.
His international career in public services focuses mainly in the healthcare sector where he has held senior clinical, managerial and policy adviser roles. Before joining academia, Michael had an accomplished career as a Lead Consultant Psychotherapist in leading teaching hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool and London, most recently at St Thomas' Hospital, London. He is a noted expert in the group and intersubjective relations that influence contemporary organisations and can powerfully mobilise organisational change.
For further details of his work, please see:
: 8314 (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat Thomas More Law School
Spencer Zifcak is Allan Myers Professor of Law and Research Co-ordinator in the Thomas More Academy of Law. Professor Zifcak obtained his Ph.D in politics and government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). He has held several senior positions at international universities including as Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Visiting Professor at the Austrlan Academy of Public Administration, University of Vienna, and Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Law at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2010, Professor Zifcak was awarded the prestigious and internationally competitive Bemjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol (UK).
: 3924 (Melbourne) : Spencer.Zifcak@acu.edu.au
Amanda Alexander is a lecturer in the Thomas More Law School. She studied law and history at the University of New South Wales and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to take a Masters in Legal Theory and History at University College London. She completed her PhD at the Australian National University.
Amanda's research concerns the history of international humanitarian law.
: 2719 (North Sydney) : email@example.com
Learning and Teaching Centre
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.
: 9079 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the PVC Assisting Vice-Chancellor and President
Institute of Child Protection Studies (DVCC)
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.
: (02) 6209 1225 (Canberra) : Morag.McArthur@acu.edu.au
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.
: 1226 (Canberra) : Justin.Barker@acu.edu.au
Office of the PVC Engagement
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement
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.
: (03) 9953 3709 (Melbourne) : Sandra.Jones@acu.edu.au