There is a diverse array of research undertaken within the Faculty of Education, ensuring we have supervisors with a broad scope of expertise. Open the links below for lists of qualified supervisors in each study area.
|Bourdieu, identity, gender, rurality, youth culture, Aboriginal identity, globalization, dance, drama, visual art, music and arts assessment.|
Community of Practice. Legitimate Peripheral Participation, Bourdieu, Curriculum design, Curriculum change, Practice Based Education, Work-Based learning, Authentic assessment
|Barney DALGARNO||ICTs and learning, interactivity and cognition, virtual worlds, technology and teaching practice, technology and teacher education, educating the 'net generation', mixed methods research, case studies, experimental research, survey research, quantitative and qualitative analysis.|
|Christina DAVIDSON||Research/supervision expertise. Writing pedagogy; digital literacies; young children's social interaction; ethnomethodology; conversation analysis.|
|Sue DOCKETT||Early childhood education, early years of school, transition to school, educational transitions, researching with children, participatory research, children's play, children's thinking, early years curriculum, early childhood workforce.|
|Toni DOWNES||ICT in education; e-learning in school education and higher education; computing studies; gendered performance and participation in ICTs; new technologies & multiliteracies; curriculum, teaching & learning; curriculum children, youth and social networking; quantitative and qualitative methodologies.|
|Christine EDWARDS-GROVES||Literacy practices, explicit teaching, ethnomethodology, interaction, professional development, professional learning, multiliteracies, technoliteracies, digital literacies, practice architectures, student voice, multimodal writing processes.|
Curriculum inquiry, literacy studies, English teaching and curriculum history, doctoral research education, education for rural-regional sustainability.Methodologies: poststructuralist theory and philosophy (including discourse analysis), curriculum history - ie history & philosophy, broadly.
|Kristina GOTTSCHALL||Critical pedagogy, public pedagogy, cultural studies, film studies, popular culture, film, cinema, subjectivity, feminism, post-structuralism, Foucault, Butler, gender, sexuality, youth, childhood, femininity, masculinity, arts-based research methods, social semiotics, discourse analysis, literary analysis|
Early childhood education and care (ECEC); infant-toddler learning,development and wellbeing; assessment of quality in ECEC; longitudinal research; quantitative research methodologies; application of attachment theory to ECEC
|Brian HEMMINGS||College faculty, content analysis, multivariate statistics, publish or perish issues, self-efficacy, school achievement, Person-environment interaction theory.|
|Mike KEPPELL||Flexible learning, blended learning, learning spaces, educational technology, authentic learning, design-based research, qualitative research, strategic change, policy, higher education.|
|Sally KNIPE||Post-compulsory education, Ex=Post Facto Research, Ex Post Facto Data.|
|Mun-Yee LAI||Mathematics teaching and learning in primary school, understanding students' misconceptions in primary mathematics, mathematics teacher education, mathematics pedagogical content knowledge.|
Teacher education, workplace learning and development, international education, critical pedagogy, socio-cultural studies.Methods: Ethnographic research, case study research and critical discourse analysis.
|Will LETTS||Science education; cultural studies of science education; ethnographic methods; queer theory; feminist poststructuralism; gender and sexuality in schooling; teacher education theory and practice.|
|Tom LOWRIE||Mathematics education, visual imagery and spatial reasoning, assessment, technologies, oout-of-school learning contexts.|
early childhood mathematics education; primary mathematics education; mathematics curriculum and pedagogy; transitions to school; researching with children; children's drawings; representations; ecological theory; Bronfenbrenner; prior-to-school and out-of-school contexts.
|Noella MACKENZIE||Writing acquisition, writing processes, writing instruction, early years literacy, literacy education, early reading instruction, transition, teacher morale, teacher status, teaching awards, qualitative methods.|
|Jae MAJOR||Diversity, multiculturalism, TESOL, primary literacy, identity, poststructuralism, classroom based research, culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies.|
|Donna MATHEWSON-MITCHELL||Visual arts education, teaching practice, bullying, teacher education, collaborative inquiry, memory work, collective biography, postmodern emergence, arts-based inquiry, practice theory, Bourdieu.|
|Sarah McDONAGH||Inclusive/special education, reading difficulties: prevention & intervention, instructional design, data-based decision making, curriculum based measurement (CBM), quantitative methods.|
|David MCKINNON||Elementary and high school science education, pre-service teacher science education, quantitative methods, mixed methods, lexical analysis, conceptual change, social constructivism.|
|Sharynne MCLEOD||Early childhood, speech, multilingual, speech-language pathology.|
|Libbey MURRAY||Early childhood, transition to school, school adjustment, kindergarten, starting school, learning readiness, including children in research, teacher-child relationships, classroom quality|
|Bob PERRY||Educational transitions; early childhood mathematics education; staying on at high school; Indigenous education; social justice through education and transitions; community capacity building; evaluation of policy and practice.|
|Fran PRESS||Early childhood education, policy, leadership, integrated early year's services.|
|John RAFFERTY||Discourse Analysis, school reform, curriculum development, science education, education for sustainability, neo-liberalism, dominant discourses, salvation stories, curriculum, school reform, educational change.|
|JoAnne REID||Literacy education, rural education, teacher education, poststructuralism, action research, classroom practice, discourse analysis.|
|Ninetta SANTORO||Multicultural education, teacher identity, post-structuralist methodologies, language education, teacher education.|
|Jennifer SUMSION||Early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy, professional practice and teacher education; quality in ECEC; integrated services and inter-professional practice; feminist, critical and poststructuralist perspectives; Deleuze.|
|Tuija TURUNEN||Ethnographic research, case study research and critical discourse Analysis|
|Jane WILKINSON||Educational leadership, gender, ethnicity, theories of practice, higher education, schools, equity, Bourdieu, feminism, practice architectures, intersectionality, critical approaches.|
Integrated arts learning; eportfolios; literacy and arts learning; the arts and indigenous pedagogies.
Early childhood education; Inter-professional Practices; History of Early Childhood; Participatory, collaborative, strengths-based evaluation and research; Historiography.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island education - all levels. Importance of Identity.
Methodology: Qualitative - collaborative, participative, ethnography. Use of open and honest self-reflection (and communication). Discourse analysis.
Human information behaviour; information literacy; web usability; health information; qualitative research practices; higher education; discourse analysis; grounded theory; research ethics
|Philip HIDER||Information organisation, information retrieval, information architecture, information organisation, information retrieval, information architecture, online information behaviour, informetrics, valuation of library and information services, LIS education.|
|Mary Anne KENNAN||E-research, data management, scholarly communication, information openness, e-participation, informed participation, interpretivist approaches, qualitative research methods, actor-network theory, content analyses.|
|Ying-Hsang LIU||Interactive information retrieval, organisation of information and knowledge resources, user-centred design and evaluation of information retrieval systems.|
Information literacy, information practice, sociocultural theory, practice theory, workplace learning.
|Bob PYMM||Archiving, audio-visual, significance , preservation, digital preservation, record keeping, action research.|
|Asim QAYYUM||Human computer/document interaction, digital libraries, Information & knowledge management, user needs, Information practices.|
Socio-cultural information studies, information access, information poverty, usability analysis, information society.
|Zhixian (George) YI||Management and leadership for information professionals, change management, knowledge management, marketing techniques, information needs and use, digital libraries, information technology use, quantitative and qualitative data analysis.|
|Stephen BIRD||Strength and conditioning, Athletic performance, Strength training, Functional training, Nutritional supplementation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation|
Ageing, resistance training, neuromuscular function, mechanisms of fatigue, electromygraphy, muscle recuitment, voluntary muscle activation, eccentric contractions, muscle contractile properties, M-waves.
|Rylee DIONIGI||Older people; sport, exercise, physical activity and leisure in later life; qualitative research; sociology of sport and ageing; psycho-social dimensions of exercise participation in later life; the experiences of older Masters Athletes.|
Exercise, Athlete, Sport, Weight lifting, Muscle, Athletic performance, Statistics, Research design
|Rob DUFFIELD||Sports performance, Exercise in the heat and pre-cooling, Recovery strategies, Team-sport exercise, Ergogenic aids, Exercise and diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Exercise and systemic inflammation|
|Suzi EDWARDS||Biomechanics, lower limb, lower limb injuries, neuromuscular fatigue, knee joint, movement variability, groin injuries, patellar tendinopathy, lower limb landing mechanics, basketball, soccer, Australian Football, rehabilitation, injury prevention.|
Sport Sociology, Sport Ethics and Sports History related research projects. Specifically, sport and gender/women's participation, sport and sexuality related issues, and the relationship between sport and the media
Exercise and fatigue, thermoregulation, hydration and performance, neuromuscular activation, muscle recruitment, Central Governor Model, anticipatory regulation of human performance.
|Steve REDHEAD||Sports media, sociology of sport, sport and deviance, entertainment and sports law|
Exercise physiology; Cardiovascular function and regulation, Muscle metabolic biochemistry; Metabolic acidosis; Indirect calorimetry; Exercise-induced fatigue; Thermoregulation; Sports Nutrition; Exercise and hypoxia.