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  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

  • Prof Kathy Mills

    Kathy A. Mills is Professor of Literacies and Digital Change at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Professor Mills holds the only Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship 2018 won in education and is developing interdisciplinary methods of sensory orchestration for multimodal literacy learning in primary education nationally and internationally (FT18010009; 2019-2022). Mills is simultaneously implementing two other ARC grants across the Linkage and Discovery schemes as lead investigator and second CI respectively, with total 'category one' grant income to date of $2.47 million. This success builds on her continuous and exceptional trajectory of competitive research fellowships and grant funding from her first full time academic position in 2009. She was first awarded 1 of 2 ARC Australian Post Doctoral (Industry) fellowships nationally in education in 2009. Her ARC APDI Fellowship and later chief investigator role on Linkage (LP150100030) involved leading a design-based research intervention that successfully developed students' digital literacy practices in the context of school reform for socially disadvantaged students. She then achieved 1 of only 5 Discovery Early Career Research Awards nationally in education, Jan 2014-Dec 2017. The DECRA research project made a unique contribution to enhancing Indigenous students' multimodal literacy learning in ways that are consistent with Indigenous ways of knowing and being (DE140100047). Mills' current ARC Linkage grant involves strategic partnerships with five organisations to develop teaching approaches to strengthen the effective multimodal communication of emotions and opinions of disadvantaged students (LP150100030, 2016-2019). The Discovery grant develops novel teaching methods to develop students' vital coding and animation skills across the curriculum, with other leading national and international researchers, Professors Len Unsworth (ACU), Garry Falloon (Macquarie) and Andrew Burn (University College London), DP190100228, 2019-2021. Professor Mills is actively sought as an international grant collaborator, reviewer, and assessor, and has forged a number of industry partnerships across education and cultural sectors nationally and internationally.

    Mills has published over 100 academic works, including 6 sole-authored books, and high quality journal articles and chapters in the discipline of education. While her grants and outputs are primarily in education, her interdisciplinary project leadership, methods, and collaborators span other fields in the social sciences. Professor Mills' research on literacies and digital cultures in education has 2119 citations and a h-index of 24 (July 2019, Harzing), with a focus on improving teaching and learning of literacies by creating innovative digital environments for school students. Her most cited work is 'A Review of the 'Digital Turn' in the New Literacy Studies' published in the highest-ranked educational journal, Review of Educational Research. Her research monograph, Literacy Theories for the Digital Age, won the Literacy Research Association's, Edward Fry Book Award, USA. The edited Handbook of Writing, Literacies and Education in Digital Cultures won the 2018 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies, with an attached keynote in Oklahoma, USA.

    Professor Mills serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Literacy Research (USA), and the Review boards for English Teaching Practice and Critique (NZ) and the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. Mills recently completed a two-year international research leadership role as elected President, American Educational Research Association, Writing and Literacies SIG, USA (2017-2019). She also maintains a strong public research voice for literacy research through national radio, TV, news media and social media, and assesses research grants in Australia and internationally.

    Phone : 6234 (Brisbane) Email :

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Dr Borja del Pozo Cruz

    Dr Borja del Pozo Cruz is a mid-career research scientist working in the fields of Physical Activity and Public Health. His main research interest is in modelling the health-related outcomes of time-use, and developing optimal strategies to modify individuals??? behaviors to increase physical activity and adopt active lifestyles. Dr del Pozo Cruz???s research has a particular focus on populations known to be vulnerable to inactivity, such as individuals with chronic diseases. To address the complex challenges inherent in understanding and influencing the lifestyle behaviour-human health interaction, Dr del Pozo Cruz draws upon theory and evidence from multiple fields???including public health, psychology, human movement, sport science, and implementation science. In doing so, Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s uses a multidisciplinary approach based on the Ecological Framework for Understanding and Influencing Lifestyle behaviours and Health. This approach has been validated and is widely used in epidemiological research.
    Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s research approach embraces a dynamic and contemporary concept of health, one focused on individuals??? ability to adapt to and self-manage the personal, social, and mental changes and challenges that they face during their lives. In Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s view, physical activity and an optimal use of time have the potential to enhance individuals??? resilience to poor outcomes in all three domains: the physical, the social, and the mental domain. Optimising the time use of vulnerable populations towards active and healthy lifestyles through programs and interventions represents a significant window of opportunity to reduce the burden associated with the care of individuals with chronic diseases. Lifestyle habit modifications shift the health-care responsibilities towards individuals and the community, thereby reducing the burden on official institutions. Through deep partnerships between academia and the health-care system, strategies that optimize individuals??? time-use have the potential to improve the health of end-users in ways that are sustainable, equitable and cost-effective. This view is consistent with alternative models of care and disease prevention, where the heavy lifting is shifted from health-care systems to the community in a sustainable and coordinated manner.

    Over the past 7 years, Dr. del Pozo Cruz has participated in 4 national and international major research projects funded through competitive grant schemes as Chief Investigator to the value of $400,000. To date, he has published 63 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and disseminated this work in 43 national and international conferences. Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s h-index is 20. Considered against his career stage (6.6 years since PhD award, not counting career breaks), this equates to an m-index of 3. Hirsh [16], founder of the h-index, claimed that an m-index approaching 1 indicates a successful career, while an m-index of 2 should be considered outstanding and ???would likely be found only at the top universities???. Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s research has contributed to better understanding the impact of lifestyle behaviour on individual health in ways that have significantly advanced the field. For example, one of his international collaborations (Tremblay et al. 2017, IJBNPA) led to the standardization of the concept of Sedentary Behaviour, influencing subsequent research across the globe. Further, Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s work on time use and health outcomes over the life course has been used to develop new public health guidelines for physical activity in the UK (del Pozo Cruz, J. et al. 2018, Am J of Prev Medicine) and Australia (del Pozo Cruz et al. 2018, PLoS One). Dr. del Pozo Cruz has also recently been invited to join the Expert Committee for the development of the new 24-hour guidelines for children and adolescents in Australia (Wollongong, Nov 2018).

    Phone : +61297014644 (North Sydney ) Email :


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