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 Name  
Agustina Rina Pedagogies to support academic honesty an indonesian case study Principal Dr Vicente Reyes 
      Associate Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
Ahmad Afip Liyana The common European framework of reference from the perspective of Malaysian educators in higher education institutions Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate Prof Peter David Renshaw
Al Aseri Hashem English as a medium of instruction in higher education in Saudi Arabia: Policy and pedagogy Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate Prof Peter David Renshaw
Ali Md Maksud The socio-political dimensions of high-stakes English language tests in Bangladesh: scores and social policy Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate AsPr Ian Joseph 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 Elizabeth 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 David Renshaw
Al Qarni Mohammed Samhan A comparison of traditional and ICT approach in Saudi English classroom Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate Prof Peter David Renshaw
Alshammari Faisal Hakim M The effect of cloud computing on students' skills in education Principal Dr Vicente Reyes
      Associate Dr Katherine Frances McLay
Andriani Dewi ?Situating the experiences of Indonesian women students: Autoethnographic exploration? Principal AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Ravinder Kaur 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 David Mills
      Associate Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
Beaumont Glenn Adolescent Students' Creation of Knowledge through Curiosity: Bringing the Curious Mind into Science Education Principal Dr Anthony Hugh Wright
      Associate Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
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 Majella 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 Prof Martin David Mills
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 Margaret Gillies
      Associate Dr Rhonda Muriel 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 Gwenneth Phillips
Clark Theo Science Education: research, policy and politics Principal AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
      Associate AsPr Kim Colleen Nichols
Clutterbuck Jennifer To change or not to change, is not the question: how can sustainable change be achieved in rural and remote educational settings Principal AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
      Associate Dr Susan Elizabeth Creagh
Coogan Grantley Performance pay for teachers: Is a good teacher measurable? Principal Prof Martin David Mills
      Associate Dr Kerryn Gail McCluskey UQ Grad School
Cuskelly Lauren Commercialisation of Public Schooling Principal Prof Robert Leslie Lingard
      Associate Dr Anna Rebecca Hogan Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
Daliri Rafaan The nature and effects of NAPLAN on student, teacher and school practices Principal AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
      Associate Dr Susan Elizabeth Creagh
Dexter Karen Ladies who stitch - online craft communities and what they can teach workplace Learning & Development Principal AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Louise Gwenneth Phillips
Dietler Emily Building Text Type Competency in Science Subjects Principal Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
      Associate Dr Mary Majella 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 Dr Carmen Elissa 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 David Renshaw
Eslick Belinda Women, Difference, and `Politics?: Reconceptualising Women?s Non-Institutional and Non-Party Political Activity to Identify Women?s Radical Political Subjectivities Principal AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate AsPr Marguerite Mary La Caze Historical & Philosophical Inq
      Associate Dr Laura Jane Roberts Historical & Philosophical Inq
Fleming Mark Conceptualising an Educational Quality of Life in Religious Education to enhance Catholic school experiences for students with intellectual disabilities Principal Dr Rhonda Muriel 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 Joseph Hardy
      Associate Dr Anna Rebecca Hogan Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
Flowers-Smith Machelle What?s `good care?? Care pedagogies of educational guidance counsellors. Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Louise Anne McCuaig-Holcroft Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
Freihofner Ursula Sense-making and learning in the 21st century: Science student voices on learning through a second language Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate Dr Chris Campbell UQ Grad School
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 Louise Miller
Gaunt Lorraine Enhancing numeracy for adults with intellectual disabilities using everyday activities Principal Dr Jana Visnovska
      Associate AsPr Karen Bradshaw Moni
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 Bradshaw 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 Gwenneth Phillips
      Associate Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
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 Colleen Nichols
      Associate Dr Reshma Parveen
Hasan Mahbub Teachers' conceptions of an approaches to ICT enhanced teaching and learning of science courses in secondary education in Bangladesh: a phenomenographic inquiry Principal Prof Peter David Renshaw
      Associate AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
      Associate Dr Azharul Karim UQ Grad School
Hatten-Roberts Toni Inquiry learning vs. teacher directed instruction:  A critical synthesis and analysis Principal AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
      Associate Dr Jodie Louise Miller
Hellens Andrea Margaret One school's perception of implementing and enacting creative thinking in the high school classroom Principal AsPr Katie Makar
      Associate Prof Martin David Mills
Heng Kimkong Promoting Cambodian ELT research engagement and publication: Challenges and opportunities Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate AsPr Asaduzzaman Khan Health & Rehab Sci 
Hepburn Stevie-Jae Embedding teacher wellbeing in the workplace Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate AsPr Louise Anne McCuaig-Holcroft Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
Hurrell Lisa Is Autism always a disability? A study of High School Students on the Autistic Spectrum using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Methodology. Principal Dr Vicente Reyes
      Associate Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
Jeffery Danielle Decolonising Spanish languaging practices: A critical autoethnographic, com-post analysis Principal AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Adriana Diaz Languages & Cultures 
      Associate Dr Carlos R Rivera Santana Communication & Arts 
Jennings Michael Issues in bridging between senior secondary and first year university mathematics Principal Prof Merrilyn Enid Goos
      Associate Prof Peter Adams Science Faculty
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 Dr Vicente Reyes
      Associate Dr Kayoko Hashimoto Languages & Cultures 
Jiao Ming Parent support in sexuality and human relationships development of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities Principal Prof Karen Nankervis
      Associate Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
Jones Jacqui Truth to tell: Teachers' conceptions of NAPLAN in a `post-truth' age Principal AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
      Associate Dr Md Hamid
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Jordan David Becoming Internationally Minded: Critical Reflection for the International Educator Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
Khong Thi Diem Hang Teacher learning about dialogical pedagogy: A multiple case study of Vietnamese educators from a Bakhtinian perspective Principal Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
      Associate AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
Kleiss Donna Maree Scientific Literacy in Primary School: Developing a Pragmatic Framework Principal Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
      Associate Dr Mary Majella Rafter
Kuss Adam Controlling the Controllables:  Leading Pedagogical Change for School-wide Implementation of Teaching for Thinking Pedagogies Principal Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
      Associate Prof Deborah Jean Brown Historical & Philosophical Inq
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 Colleen Nichols
      Associate Dr Kay Louise Colthorpe Medicine Faculty
      Associate Dr Reshma Parveen
Landroth Andrew Use of student data to enhance teacher performance Principal AsPr Kim Colleen Nichols
      Associate Dr Kay Louise Colthorpe Medicine Faculty
Leathwick Sandra Explore the characteristics and expectations, socio-cultural and educational requirements of low socio-economic status (LSES) student in higher education Principal AsPr Kelly Matthews
      Associate AsPr Karen Bradshaw Moni
      Associate Dr Eimear Nora Enright Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
Lee Huan Yik English as a Global Language: Education Policies and Practices in the ASEAN Context Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
le Goullon Damian Adults with a Disability Learning to Participate in a Community Literacy Program Principal AsPr Karen Bradshaw Moni
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
Leibovitch Yael Writing as a 21st Century Skill: Foregrounding Student Thinking in Literacy Pedagogy Principal Prof Robyn Margaret Gillies
      Associate Prof Deborah Jean Brown Historical & Philosophical Inq
Lestari Yuni Budi Incorporating native texts and cultural practices in EFL classrooms: an ethnographic study of rural Indonesian schools Principal Dr Md Hamid
      Associate Prof Peter David Renshaw
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 understand the (western) concept of engaging students as partners in teaching and learning Principal AsPr Kelly Matthews
      Associate AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
Lima Solange Applying learning analytics to learning management systems at a secondary school to design personalized learning plans Principal Prof Peter David Renshaw
      Associate AsPr Amanda Keddie UQ Grad School
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 Bradshaw Moni
      Associate AsPr Monica Mary Cuskelly
Lynn Sasha Mindfields: Navigating the Wellbeing of Adolescents in School Through Social Emotional Learning Principal Prof Annemaree Carroll
      Associate Dr Emma Catherine Antrobus Social Science 
      Associate Dr Julie Majella Bower
Madden Karen The experience of 'backlash' to feminist action in Brisbane's single-gender secondary schools Principal AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Christina Gowlett
Madsen Beth Teacher Engagement with External Providers in Indigenous Education Principal Dr Marnee Shay
      Associate Dr Susan Elizabeth 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 Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
McKeown Christine A phenomenal profession: learning teaching while teaching learning Principal Prof Martin David Mills
      Associate AsPr Katie Makar
McKinnon Daniel Developing a Typology of School Types Principal Dr Anna Rebecca Hogan Human Movement & Nutrition Sci
      Associate Dr Greg Thompson UQ Grad School
      Associate Prof Robert Leslie Lingard
Mursi Najwa Bakr Inclusive education and the inclusion of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in general education classrooms in Saudi Arabia - challenges and affordances Principal AsPr Karen Bradshaw Moni
      Associate Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
      Associate AsPr Christina Elizabeth van Kraayenoord
Parkinson Martha Towards an effective model of mathematics and science interdisciplinary learning Principal AsPr Kim Colleen 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 David Renshaw
Petrie Kirstie Personalised interventions for enhancing university student self-regulated learning Principal AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
      Associate Dr Sarah Louise Ainscough
Phillips Lowana A fine-arts approach to academic English literacy Principal Dr Simone Smala
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
Purcell Diane Language is Power: Charting the Refugee Journey from Intensive English Centre to the Mainstream Classroom Principal Dr Susan Elizabeth Creagh
      Associate Prof Peter David Renshaw
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 Margaret 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 Narelle Mackinlay
      Associate Dr Katelyn Sarah Barney
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 Joseph Hardy
Schuls Margaret Developing critical and creative thinking skills in preservice and beginning teachers Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
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 Elizabeth Creagh
      Associate AsPr Ian Joseph Hardy
      Associate Dr Vicente Reyes
Seevaratnam Vijayakumari Design Thinking-Learning and its Impact on Students? Learning for the 21st Century Principal Dr Deanne Gannaway Business
      Associate AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
Shakhovskoy Marian Parents and their adolescents: Being a strength in their success Principal Dr Linda-Dianne Willis
      Associate Dr Jenny-Louise Povey Inst for Social Sci Research
Sherwood Carl First Year University Students Making Sense of Statistics Through Storytelling Principal AsPr Katie Makar
      Associate Dr Michael Ross Bulmer Mathematics & Physics 
Sinton Emilia Vocabulary-centred teaching approaches designed to enhance student understanding and success in mathematical problem solving Principal Prof Merrilyn Enid Goos
      Associate AsPr Shelley Louise Dole UQ Grad School
Skinner Elizabeth Do we learn differently from print and digital text? Principal AsPr Karen Bradshaw 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 Margaret 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 David Renshaw
Swendson Carol Behind our backs, yet through our heads: Capitalism and the transfer of nurse education in Queensland (1967 - 1987) Principal Prof Robert Leslie Lingard
      Associate AsPr Ian Joseph 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 Margaret Gillies
      Associate Dr Azilawati Bte Jamaludin UQ Grad School
Taylor Richard Paul Evaluating the impact of gamification on ESL students Principal Dr Chris Campbell UQ Grad School
Teo Aaron ?We?re not helpless here!?: Counter-stories of recently-migrated Australian teachers from Asian Confucian Heritage Culture backgrounds Principal Dr Vicente Reyes
      Associate Dr Susan Elizabeth Creagh
Thacker Cheryl Dual sector universities - are they the university model of the future? Principal AsPr Amanda Keddie UQ Grad School
      Associate Dr Glyn John 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 Business
      Associate EmPr Frederick Bruce D'Agostino Languages & Cultures 
Torepe Toni Cultural taxation: A workplace myth or cultural reality Principal Dr Eileen Margaret Honan
      Associate AsPr Elizabeth Narelle Mackinlay
Valente Ramos Marcelo Learning in and out doors: the experiential education (EE) praxis for a sustainable education in Australian graduate courses Principal Prof Peter David Renshaw
      Associate Dr Louise Gwenneth Phillips
van der Kruk Yolanda Impact of improved classroom acoustics on the educational outcomes of students with ASD Principal Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
van Ommen Mark Educational Quality of Life for Students with Disabilities Principal Dr Rhonda Muriel Faragher
      Associate Prof Karen Nankervis
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 Terrance William Fitzsimmons
Yang Suijing The Mechanism of Effective Learner Control in Computer-supported Collaborative Learning Environment Principal AsPr Jason Micheal Lodge
      Associate Dr Cameron Brooks


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