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Recent completions

2020

  • Dr Brendan Anthony, received the award of Doctor of Education for his thesis entitled Perspectives of Learning Popular Music Production in Higher Education From Both Sides of the Glass
  • Rochelle Banks, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled Exploring the impact of sexual harassment on teacher identity: An autoethnography
  • Danielle Bull, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled How Can Occupational Therapy Improve the Effectiveness of Airline Pilot Training?
  • Dr Deniese Cox, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled An Investigation of Influences on Enacted Practice in Online Vocational Education
  • Dr Sureetha De Silva, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled The changing academic work in universities: Lived experience and perceptions of Australian academics
  • Dr Anne-Maree Eyles, received the award of Doctor of Education for her thesis entitled Teachers' perspectives about implementing ICT in music education
  • Cassandra Gleeson, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled Beginning Teachers' Perceived Competence to Support Students' Mental Health: Developing Mental Health Literacy
  • Dr Yijun Hu, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled Being and Becoming Academics: A Case Study of Chinese Returned Academics Working on Knowledge Recontextualisation
  • Chun-Yu Huang, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled Exploring the values and aspirations of mothers with highly intellectual gifted children of their participation in out-of-school programs
  • Dr Jamie Kennedy, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for his thesis entitled Learning In Professional Orchestras
  • Hayley Mitchelson, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled Parent experiences of moving mainstream schools for their autistic child
  • Dr Renee Morrison, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled Search Engine Use in Australian Home-Schools: An Exploration Framed by the Generational Digital Divide Construct
  • Tracey Reader, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for h thesis entitled Mental Computation in Year 1
  • Dr Bronwyn Reid O'Connor, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled Exploring a Primary Mathematics Initiative in an Indigenous Community School
  • Danny Sidwell, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for his thesis entitled Great Expectations: An Exploration of Student Academic Learning Expectations
  • Alastair Smith, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for his thesis entitled High school student personality and misbehaviour
  • Dr Glenda Stanley, received the award of Doctor of Education for her thesis entitled Aspirations of Pacific Island High School Students for University Study in Southeast Queensland
  • Dr Adam Suess, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for his thesis entitled Instagram and the art gallery: Aesthetic experience, space, and sharing
  • Dr Rebecca Sutherland, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled An exploration of the feasibility, reliability, and acceptability of telehealth for students with diverse learning needs
  • Ms Jessica Veurman, received the award of Master of Education and Professional Studies Research for her thesis entitled The Work of the Applied Theatre Artist as Simulated Patient in Open Disclosure Scenarios
  • Dr Janet Watts, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for her thesis entitled Language and interaction in the Standard Australian English as an additional language or dialect environment: The schooling experiences of children in an Australian Aboriginal community

2019

  • Kathryn Ambrose, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Exploring possible gender profiles in carer-reported anxiety symptoms in children on the autism spectrum
  • Juliet Beattie, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Incorporating intercultural understanding capability in Christian studies years 7-9 in Lutheran education
  • Gemma Beriman, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled An exploration of two entrepreneurship education programs delivered to secondary school students and their impact on student self-efficacy
  • Gayle Brent, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Exploring academic staff perceptions of employability-based learning in STEM
  • Dr Debbie Brosseuk, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Launch-ing an organic literacy pedagogy to stimulate text production among learners in the early years
  • Dr Susan Chapman, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Arts Immersion across the curriculum: An action research case study in using the Arts as the home language in a primary school classroom
  • Dr Hao Chen, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Discipline heads' lived experiences of implementing higher vocational education curriculum reform in China
  • Dr Jacquiline Den Houting, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Too anxious to achieve? A quantitative investigation of anxiety and academic achievement in autistic children
  • Steven Griffiths, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Exploring Australian early career teachers' implementation of flipped learning in junior high school science
  • Dr Gail Hager, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Curriculum literacies: Experiences of teaching curriculum literacies in an independent middle school in South East Queensland; a complex relationship between the practices, the site, and the practice architectures that enable and constrain.
  • Sally Hawkes, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Transition to the teaching profession in a Queensland high school: Beginning teacher perspectives
  • Dr Hind Hegazy, received the award of Doctor of Education for the thesis entitled Teachers' perceived understanding of formative assessment and how it impacts their classroom practice: A case-study investigation
  • Dr Lorna Hepburn, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Teacher-reported knowledge and implementation of classroom management practices in Queensland state secondary schools: Investigating the research-to-practice gap
  • Dr Sharon Hogan, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Feedback for learning in the drama classroom
  • Katrina Kavanagh, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Transformative learning in Diploma of Community services programs
  • Dr Louise King, received the award of Doctor of Education for the thesis entitled Australian transnational vocational education and training provisions: Sustainability, quality, and relevance
  • Eszter Kiss, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled International undergraduate business students' perceptions of employability
  • Anthony Knox, received the award of Master of Philosophy for the thesis entitled An investigation of the theoretical and conceptual effectiveness of an adolescent leadership curriculum for Year 10 boys in an Australian secondary school
  • Dr Ellen Larsen, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled The influence of attribution style on beginning teachers' professional learner identities
  • Dr To Lan Luong, received the award of Doctor of Education for the thesis entitled Vietnamese university students' academic motivation
  • Leonard McKeown, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Determining the impact of the Corrective Reading program on the NAPLAN reading results of 'at risk' students
  • Annette Messenger, received the award of Master of Education for the thesis entitled Wellbeing and physical activity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder with and without intellectual disability
  • Dr Lisa Palethorpe, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled A change agent for improving quality: The educational leader in Australian early childhood education and care
  • Dr Teressa Schmidt, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled When the whole is more than the sum of its parts: Investigating ways that advanced skills for VET teachers are conceptualised and how they are developed
  • Dr Kassandra Soo, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled The learning and development process of pilots during initial airline training
  • Dr Margaret Toomey, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Computer games, learning and literacy: Reflections on students' learning and literacy experiences when engaging with computer games in a middle years English classroom
  • Dr Ellie van Aswegen, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled A design-based research study exploring student interest in an early learning enrichment program
  • Dr Brett Voss, received the award of Doctor of Education for the thesis entitled The design principles of on-demand learning: A design-based research study of educative provisioning in popular music production
  • Dr Jennifer Wong, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Playbuilding: Considering identities, agency and self-efficacy
  • Dr Monica Yadeun De Antunano, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled Re-understanding change: A decolonial pedagogy for empowering people to think from the margins
  • Dr Dian Zhang, received the award of Doctor of Philosophy for the thesis entitled A study of the impact on well-being of non-formal adult education in rural China

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