Professor Brendan Bartlett - Faculty of Education & Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


is interested in the area of key transitions in human development. This connects him particularly with strategic functioning in relation to advancing youth engagement, learning and language strategies, strategic teaching for effective learning, communication, sociability and wellbeing.


Phone :7825 (Brisbane)
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Research Interests

top-level structuring, reading and literacy ; learning strategies, strategic teaching ; communication ; reconnecting disaffected youth ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative, quantitative, action research ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Assessment policies, curricular directives, and teacher agency: quandaries of EFL teachers in Inner Mongolia. , in Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, (ahead-of-print), 1-14.


Opportunities and Challenges for Negotiating Appropriate EAP Practices in China-A Case Study. , in In I. Liyanage & A. Walker (Eds.). EAP in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context.(pp TBA). Springer.

When Decision-Making Becomes More Socially-Responsible: Personal and National Gains through Greater Sustainability in Jobs and Wellbeing amongst Once-Disaffected Youth. , in In J. Zelger, J. M??ller, S. Plangger (Eds.). GABEK VI. Sozial verantwortliche Entscheidungsprozesse. Socially responsible decision making processes (pp. 175-206). Studienverlag (Innsbruck / Wien / Bozen).

Improving reading performance for economically-disadvantaged students: Combining strategy instruction and motivational support. , in Reading Psychology, 34(3), 257-300.

Personality types and languages learning strategies: Chameleons changing colours. , in System, 41(3), 598-608.

Other information

Brendan is Chair Professor of Education at Australian Catholic University, a Gellibrand Scholar, UNICEF Fellow, King Mongkut Medallist, award holder of the Rotary International Certificate for Significant Achievement in Education and of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for services to Education. He is an adjunct professor at Griffith University and International Associate at the Institute of Learning Sciences at Arizona State University. His most recent ARC Linkage research reported on BoysTown's success in retrieving youth whose early attempts to transition from school to work, training or higher education had failed. Currently he leads a study of Queensland's alternative education programs and is supported by an ARC Discovery Grant (with Clarence Ng and Claire Wyatt-Smith) in researching avoidance issues in children's literacy development. His long-term passion has been developing through research his understanding of how people construct the macro ideas in texts they create or read - and how they remember, make sense of and utilise such ideas.