Our Higher Degree by Research Community

We have close to 100 higher degree by research students studying in a diverse range of research areas in education by various study modes. About one-third are international students, adding a rich, culturally diverse dimension to our research community. 

Current candidates and their projects 

Last Name First Name Project Title Advisor Role Advisor Full Name
Agustina Rina Pedagogies to support academic honesty an indonesian case study Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Dr Stephen Heimans
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Ahmad Afip Liyana The common European framework of reference from the perspective of Malaysian educators in higher education institutions Principal Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Al Aseri Hashem English as a medium of instruction in higher education in Saudi Arabia: Policy and pedagogy Principal Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Ali Md Maksud The socio-political dimensions of high-stakes English language tests in Bangladesh: scores and social policy Principal Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate AsPr Ian Hardy
Ali Muhammad Narrative /experience of students from refugee and asylum seeker background in higher education in Australia Principal AsPr Katie Makar
      Associate Dr Susan Creagh
Alkorbi Jamaan Investigating teachers' beliefs and practices in promoting out-ofclass autonomous EFL learning with technology in a Saudi university Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Allotta Elizabeth Stories of struggle and success: Teachers? stories from within the teaching profession Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate AsPr Carmen Mills
Almutairi Azizah Majed Cooperative Learning in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate Prof Robyn Gillies
Alshammari Faisal Hakim M The effect of cloud computing on students' skills in education Principal Dr Katherine McLay
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Andriani Dewi ?Situating the experiences of Indonesian women students: Autoethnographic exploration? Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Ravinder Sidhu
Barry Clayton Hope is critical: an inquiry into the place of critical pedagogy in Australia and its potential to engender in students hope for the future Principal Prof Martin Mills
      Associate Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
Beaumont Glenn Adolescent Students' Creation of Knowledge through Curiosity: Bringing the Curious Mind into Science Education Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Prof Patricia D Morrell
Beencke Andrew Implementing a Metacognitive Critical Thinking Program in the Primary Years Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Dr Peter Ellerton
Bekavac Kathryn The impact of student wellbeing, school engagement and school context characteristics on academic achievement: what are the relationships and what makes a difference over time? Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Dr Julie Bower
Bin Tahal Cindy What do school leaders do that teachers perceive as effective school leadership and management; that motivates and encourages productive pedagogical practices? Principal Dr Jodie Miller
      Associate Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed
Bolton Samantha Trust and teacher learning: a collective case study. Principal AsPr Katie Makar
      Associate Dr Christina Gowlett
Burke Sian Marist Pastoral Care and its impact on relationships and behaviour management in schools Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate AsPr Rhonda Faragher
Burton Rochelle Instructional coaching: Building capacity, improving student outcomes Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Dr Cameron Brooks
Campbell Sally Why Go To School: Why Students Disengaged From Learning Continue To Attend School Past Compulsory School Age Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Dr Marnee Shay
Claire Rebecca Literacy learning for the 21st Century: An investigation of literacy practices within the inquiry learning program of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate Dr Louise Phillips
Clark Theo Science Education: research, policy and politics Principal AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate AsPr Kim Nichols
         
         
Cuskelly Lauren Commercialisation of Public Schooling Principal Dr Anna Hogan
      Associate Prof Robert Lingard
Daliri Rafaan The nature and effects of NAPLAN on student, teacher and school practices Principal AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate Dr Susan Creagh
Dexter Karen Ladies who stitch - online craft communities and what they can teach workplace Learning & Development Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Louise Phillips
Dietler Emily Building Text Type Competency in Science Subjects Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Dr Mary Rafter
Dilly Samuel Negotiating Permanent Limbo while Reframing the Role of the Educator: How has the teaching profession in Australian schools responded to recent immigration policies for people seeking asylum? Principal Dr Christina Gowlett
      Associate AsPr Carmen Mills
Ejlertsen Maria Negotiating Affective Encounters ? An exploration of youth belonging in school through attention to affect and place Principal Dr Christina Gowlett
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Fleming Mark Conceptualising an Educational Quality of Life in Religious Education to enhance Catholic school experiences for students with intellectual disabilities Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
Fletcher Brigid A study of the impact of the marketisation of the VET sector in Australia on education policy. Principal AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate Dr Anna Hogan
Flowers-Smith Machelle What?s `good care?? Care pedagogies of educational guidance counsellors. Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Louise McCuaig-Holcroft
Forrester Louise Understanding excessive school absenteeism in primary school children Principal AsPr Carmen Mills
      Associate Dr Christina Gowlett
Galvin Patrick Language Games in Primary Mathematics: a qualitative study of how dialogic pedagogy is further enabled by using Wittgenstein's notion of language games to provide rich contexts for talk in primary mathematics Principal AsPr Katie Makar
      Associate Dr Jodie Miller
Godbold Nattalia Exploring group professional learning practice, in the form of professional learning communities (PLC's), to enable deep collaboration and improved teaching practice (curriculum and pedagogy) in a University setting. Principal AsPr Kelly Matthews
      Associate AsPr Karen Moni
      Associate Dr Deanne Gannaway
Green Mel A study of  the rationale, significance and pedagogic practices of mandated demands for students to 'engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment' Principal Dr Louise Phillips
      Associate Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
Greenwood Kathryn Finding common ground: school leadership practices for Aboriginal parent engagement in schools Principal AsPr Gilbert Burgh
      Associate Prof Norman Sheehan
Haghighi Siahgorabi Sara Understanding different approaches to mathematics teaching and resulting mathematical classroom discourses in Iran Principal Dr Jana Visnovska
      Associate AsPr Katie Makar
Hamarjit Singh Daljit Kaur Students? perceptions of Science inquiry method versus traditional teaching method in learning Science Principal AsPr Kim Nichols
      Associate Dr Reshma Parveen
Hatten-Roberts Toni Inquiry learning vs. teacher directed instruction:  A critical synthesis and analysis Principal AsPr Jason Lodge
      Associate Dr Jodie Miller
Heng Kimkong Promoting Cambodian ELT research engagement and publication: Challenges and opportunities Principal Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate AsPr MD Khan
Hurrell Lisa An Appreciative Narrative Inquiry Capturing the Voice of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Views of their Teachers to Explore Engagement and Inclusion in Secondary Schools Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
Hyne Victoria The Space Between: How to lead and enact change working within and through bureaucratic systems Principal Prof Peter Renshaw
      Associate Dr Ron Tooth
Jackson Kirsty Perezhivanie and literacy learning arising from childrens' interactions with the more than human world Principal Prof Peter Renshaw
      Associate Dr Ron Tooth
Jeffery Danielle Decolonising Spanish languaging practices: A critical autoethnographic, com-post analysis Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Adriana Diaz
      Associate Dr Carlos R Rivera Santana
Jennings Michael Issues in bridging between senior secondary and first year university mathematics Principal Prof Merrilyn Goos
      Associate Prof Peter Adams
Jeong Da Eul Policy-makers' perceptions on the post-2015 global education discourse in relation to ethnic educational inequality: A case study of Lao PDR Principal AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate Dr Kayoko Hashimoto
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Jiao Ming Parent support in sexuality and human relationships development of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities Principal Prof Karen Nankervis
      Associate Prof Robyn Gillies
Jones Jacqui Truth to tell: Teachers' conceptions of NAPLAN in a `post-truth' age Principal AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Jordan David Becoming Internationally Minded: Critical Reflection for the International Educator Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
Kleiss Donna Maree Scientific Literacy in Primary School: Developing a Pragmatic Framework Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Dr Mary Rafter
Kuss Adam Controlling the Controllables:  Leading Pedagogical Change for School-wide Implementation of Teaching for Thinking Pedagogies Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Prof Deborah Brown
Lam Kai Wei Community-based STEM Professional Learning for Teachers of Middle Years: How can STEM be Embedded in Science/Everyday Curriculum Learning? Principal AsPr Kim  Nichols
      Associate Dr Kay Colthorpe
      Associate Dr Reshma Parveen
Landroth Andrew Use of student data to enhance teacher performance Principal AsPr Kim Nichols
      Associate Dr Kay Colthorpe
Lee Huan Yik English as a Global Language: Education Policies and Practices in the ASEAN Context Principal Dr Obaid Hamid
      Associate AsPr Ian Hardy
le Goullon Damian A Place to Belong the Community Experiences of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Principal Prof Karen Nankervis
      Associate AsPr Rhonda Faragher
Leibovitch Yael Writing as a 21st Century Skill: Foregrounding Student Thinking in Literacy Pedagogy Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Prof Deborah Brown
Levitt Jennifer Student and Teacher Perceptions of Feedback in Year 7 and Year 9 Writing: A Peer Feedback Intervention Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Dr Cameron Brooks
Liang Yifei How Chinese university students and lecturers understand the (western) concept of engaging students as partners in teaching and learning Principal AsPr Kelly Matthews
      Associate AsPr Jason Lodge
Lima Solange Applying learning analytics to learning management systems at a secondary school to design personalized learning plans Principal Prof Peter Renshaw
      Associate Dr Katherine McLay
Lloyd Janette National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - how it affects the lives of young adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) and their families living in Queensland. Principal AsPr Karen Moni
      Associate AsPr Monica Cuskelly
Lynn Sasha Mindfields: Navigating the Wellbeing of Adolescents in School Through Social Emotional Learning Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
      Associate Dr Emma Antrobus
Madden Karen Can I be feminist here? A critical autoethnographic perspective of feminist leadership in Australian girls' schools Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Christina Gowlett
Madsen Beth Built In or Bolt On? A Policy Analysis of Non-Government Programs in Indigenous Education Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Dr Susan Creagh
McKenna Thomas James Curriculum connection ? outdoor learning: Experiences of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on an overnight school camp Principal Prof Karen Nankervis
      Associate AsPr Rhonda Faragher
McKinnon Daniel Developing a Typology of School Types Principal Dr Anna Hogan
      Associate Dr Greg Thompson
      Associate Prof Robert Lingard
Nagy Joseph Exploring Design Thinking in Community-Based STEM Professional Learning for Teachers of Middle Years Principal AsPr Kim Nichols
      Associate Dr Reshma Parveen
Olssen Emma The voices and experiences of Indigenous peoples working in professional roles Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Prof Bronwyn Fredericks
Parkinson Martha Towards an effective model of mathematics and science interdisciplinary learning Principal AsPr Kim Nichols
      Associate Dr Jana Visnovska
Perkins Ren Keeping Indigenous teachers in the profession: Indigenous Teachers? voices on why they stay in the profession Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Petrie Kirstie Personalised interventions for enhancing university student self-regulated learning Principal AsPr Jason Lodge
      Associate Dr Sarah Ainscough
Phillips Lowana A fine-arts approach to academic English literacy Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
Princi-Hubbard Rita The student teacher relationship: Exploring neuroscience variables that impact upon student wellbeing and learning Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Prof Ross Cunnington
      Associate Dr Stacey Parker
Purcell Diane Language is Power: Charting the Refugee Journey from Intensive English Centre to the Mainstream Classroom Principal Dr Susan Creagh
      Associate Prof Peter Renshaw
Raffaele Danielle Feline-assisted Educational Interventions and Engagement in Students with Special Needs within Primary and Secondary School Contexts Principal AsPr Kim Nichols
      Associate AsPr Carlie Driscoll
Rahimah Dewi Representation of project based learning, problem based learning, and discovery learning in junior high schools Indonesian mathematics textbooks Principal Dr Jana Visnovska
      Associate Prof Robyn Gillies
Rom Mitchell Teaching on Sacred Ground: A Critical Insight into the Experiences of Academics in Teaching Preservice Teachers in Indigenous Australian Courses Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Katelyn Barney
      Associate Prof Tracey Bunda
Rye Charmaine A Tale of Two Curricula: Supporting students for successful transition in Australian Montessori-International Baccalaureate hybrid schools Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Ian Hardy
Schurch Santana Roberto International evidence-informed policies. A multiple-case study about the recent use of OECD studies by education policy-makers in Australia and Chile Principal Dr Susan Creagh
      Associate AsPr Ian Hardy
      Associate Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed
Seevaratnam Vijayakumari Design Thinking-Learning and its Impact on Students? Learning for the 21st Century Principal Dr Deanne Gannaway
      Associate AsPr Jason Lodge
Shakhovskoy Marian Parents and their adolescents: Being a strength in their success Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate Dr Jenny-Louise Povey
Simpson Annette Investigating and identifying the drivers that are pushing more mature aged (over 25) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake university studies. Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Dr Katelyn Barney
      Associate Dr Rea Saunders
Sinton Emilia Vocabulary-centred teaching approaches designed to enhance student understanding and success in mathematical problem solving Principal Dr Jana Visnovska
      Associate AsPr Shelley Dole
      Associate Prof Merrilyn Goos
Skinner Elizabeth Do we learn differently from print and digital text? Principal AsPr Jason Lodge
      Associate AsPr Karen Moni
Smith Timothy Cole Really raising achievement: are the successes of Piagetian cognitive acceleration programmes on transferable achievement the result of changed neurological processes Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Prof Annemaree Carroll
Stein Guerrero Jose Power, status, and social markers in school environments: An exploration of school cultures and their influence on bullying Principal Prof Peter Renshaw
      Associate Dr Katherine McLay
Swendson Carol Behind our backs, yet through our heads: Capitalism and the transfer of nurse education in Queensland (1967 - 1987) Principal Prof Robert Lingard
      Associate AsPr Ian Hardy
Tan Aik Lim Bridging the gap between formal and informal learning: An application of neuroscience to improve student learning outcomes through interest-driven learning Principal Prof Robyn Gillies
      Associate Dr Azilawati Bte Jamaludin
Taylor Richard Paul Evaluating the impact of gamification on ESL students Principal Dr Chris Campbell
Teo Aaron ?We?re not helpless here!?: Counter-stories of recently-migrated Australian teachers from Asian Confucian Heritage Culture backgrounds Principal AsPr Elizabeth Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Susan Creagh
Thacker Cheryl Dual sector universities - are they the university model of the future? Principal AsPr Amanda Keddie
      Associate Dr Glyn Thomas
Theobald Katherine Investigating the disconnect between perception, rhetoric and reality of the value of the Humanities in Australian higher education: a case study of Brisbane universities Principal Dr Deanne Gannaway
      Associate EmPr Frederick D'Agostino
Torepe Toni Cultural taxation: A workplace myth or cultural reality Principal AsPr Elizabeth  Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Marnee Shay
Valente Ramos Marcelo Learning in and out doors: the experiential education (EE) praxis for a sustainable education in Australian graduate courses Principal Prof Peter Renshaw
      Associate Dr Louise Phillips
van der Kruk Yolanda Impact of improved classroom acoustics on the educational outcomes of students with ASD Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
van Ommen Mark Educational Quality of Life for Students with Disabilities Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
Vayada Preeti Speaking for ourselves: Exploring how students from the Indian subcontinent experience `student-staff partnership? projects in an Australian university. Principal AsPr Kelly Matthews
      Associate Dr Eimear Enright
      Associate Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed
Walker Ross Orchestrating change: Music training as a mechanism of enhancing auditory discrimination for children who have a disability. Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate AsPr Julie Ballantyne
Williams Llewellyn An exploration of corporates in Australia with Reconciliation Action Plans Valuing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women through leadership opportunities Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed
Yako Kele Providing Inclusive education for students with learning difficulties through reliable curriculum practices at the lower primary level in Primary Schools in Papua New Guinea. Principal AsPr Rhonda Faragher
      Associate Prof Robyn Gillies
Yang Suijing The Mechanism of Effective Learner Control in Computer-supported Collaborative Learning Environment Principal AsPr Jason Lodge
      Associate Dr Cameron Brooks

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