Postgraduate Awards

2017

Dr Rosemary Allen (PhD Thesis) Combining content-based and EAP approaches to academic writing: Towards an eclectic program Awarded to the most meritorious graduated postgraduate by research student in Education. Edith Cowan University
Mary-Anne Zevenbergen (MPhil Thesis) Examination of Primary School Teachers’ Analysis of Literacy Assessment Data
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Rebecca Saunders (PhD Thesis) Professional development, instructional intelligence and teacher emotions: A mixed methods study of a four-year systemic change initiative. Murdoch University
Janet McHardy (Best Post-Graduate Publication) McHardy, J. and Chapman E. (2016). Adult reading teachers’ beliefs about how less-skilled adult readers can be taught to read. Literacy and Numeracy Studies, 24 (2), 24-42. The University of Western Australia
Dr Susan Bunkum (PhD Thesis) Thomas Kuhn, Paradigm Revolution Possibilities, and ‘Frausein’: Patriarchy Seen Yet Unseen
Curtin University
Dr Sonja Vanderaa
(PhD Thesis) Towards Openness: A Reflection on Functional Behaviour Assessment in Schools
Curtin University

2016

Dr Susan Girak (PhD Thesis) Creative Reuse: How Rescued Materials Transformed My A/r/tographic Practice
Edith Cowan University
Dr Jenni Parker (PhD Thesis) Designing authentic online community of learning experiences for higher education
Murdoch University
Dr Siew Yee Lim (PhD Thesis) Effects of using history as a tool to teach mathematics on students’ attitudes, anxiety, motivation and achievement in grade 11 classrooms
The University of Western Australia
Dr Elaine Horne (EdD Thesis) Biology teachers’ use of their interpretational frameworks for assessing students’ understandings in biology
Curtin University
Dr Amanda McCubbin (Best postgraduate publication) The readiness of primary trained teachers to effectively manage classrooms in Kimberley Schools in Western Australia
The University of Notre Dame

2015

Dr Shane Glasson (PhD Thesis) Developing Tomorrow’s School Leaders: The Western Australian Catholic Education Aspiring Principals’ Program
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Susan Main (PhD Thesis) Enhancing Teaching Through Professional Learning: Case Studies of Professional Learning to Improve Reading Instruction for Year 2 Students with Reading Difficulties in One Australian State
Edith Cowan University
Dr Bich Nguyen (PhD Thesis) “Anh Nam, the attach file is my report for trip to KL”: An investigation into the emergence of a new variety of English in written Vietnamese business
Curtin University
Dr Teresa O’Brien (EdD Thesis) Assessing the impact of teachers’ technology, pedagogy and content knowledge, and beliefs, in a regional vocational education and training context
Murdoch University
Ms Michele Delacretaz (Best postgraduate publication) Newly graduated midwives transcending barriers: Mechanisms for putting plans into action
The University of Notre Dame

2014

Dr Lisa Bell (PhD Thesis) Investigating the use of teacher action research based on students’ perceptions of the learning environments to improve secondary high school classrooms
Curtin University
Dr Glenda Cain (PhD Thesis)_Service learning as a way of developing pre-service teachers’ knowledge, perceptions and cultural awareness of Aboriginal education_
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Rose Carnes (PhD Thesis) Unsettling white noise: Yarning about Aboriginal education in Western Australian prisons
Murdoch University
Dr Kathryn Shine (PhD Thesis) Schoolteachers in the news: A historical analysis of coverage in The West Australian newspaper
The University of Western Australia
Naranchimeg Tsedendamba (PhD Thesis) Learning and living in English
Murdoch University
Dr Siew Yee Lim (PhD Thesis) Identifying affective domains that correlate and predict mathematics performance in high-performing students in Singapore
The University of Western Australia

2013

Dr Annamarie Paolino (PhD thesis) The Orff-Schulwerk approach to effective teaching of Italian to upper primary students
Edith Cowan University
Dr Eunice Sari (PhD thesis) Teacher professional development in an online learning community: A case study in Indonesia
Edith Cowan University
Ms Debra Sayce (EdD thesis) Professional and personal needs of beginning principals in Catholic schools: The first five years
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Tracey Jones (PhD thesis) FLOTE-ing and sinking: Teacher participation in on-line professional development
Murdoch University
Dr Shireen Maged (PhD thesis) Teacher education for cultural diversity
Curtin University
Dr Ying Tao (Publication) A comparison of approaches to the teaching and learning of science in Chinese and Australian elementary classrooms: Cultural and socioeconomic complexities
The University of Western Australia

2012

Mr Jeffrey Brown (MEd thesis) The impact of student created Slowmation on the teaching and learning of primary science
Edith Cowan University
Dr Dianne Chambers (PhD thesis) Assistive technology: Effects of training on Education Assistants’ perceptions of themselves as users and facilitators of assistive technology and consequent transfer of skills to the classroom environment
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Matthew W. Kemp (Best publication) Kemp, M. W., Newnham, J. P. & Chapman, E. (2012). The biomedical doctorate in the contemporary university: Education or training and why it matters. Higher Education, 63(5), 631-644.
The University of Western Australia
Dr Janean Robinson (PhD thesis) ‘Troubling’ behaviour management: Listening to student voices
Murdoch University
Dr Josephine Sia (Doctorate in Science Education) High school students’ proficiency and confidence levels in displaying their understanding of basic electrolysis concepts
Curtin University of Technology

2011

Dr Angela Fitzgerald (PhD thesis) Beliefs, knowledge and practices of effective science teachers
Edith Cowan University
Ms Anne Harris (Masters thesis) An investigation of the relationship between emotional literacy and bullying
Murdoch University
Dr Deborah Margaret Southwell (PhD thesis) Leadership in Australian higher education: Lessons from female educational leaders
Curtin University of Technology
Dr Elisabeth Tchacos (PhD thesis) Attitudes and opinions of Aboriginal youth to suicide in the Goldfields region of WA
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Ms Wahiza Wahi (Best publication) Wahi, W., O’Neill, M. & Chapman, A. (2011). Investigating English language academic literacy for employability of undergraduate students: A case in a Malaysian public university. In A. Pandian, S. A. M. Mohamed Ismail & C. H. Toh (Eds.), Teaching and learning in diverse contexts: Issues and approaches. (pp.90-101). Malaysia: School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
The University of Western Australia

2010

Dr Lois Etzel (PhD thesis) The learning environment, attitudes and achievement of students with disabilities in inclusion and self-contained biology classes
Curtin University
Dr Geoffrey Lowe (PhD thesis) A study into Year 8 student motivation to continue class music in Perth, Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Ms Miriam R. Brooker (MEd thesis) Youth mentoring and adult-youth relationships: The importance of context
Murdoch University
Dr Richard P. Branson (PhD thesis) The role of imagination in the religious conversion of adolescents attending Catholic secondary schools
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Jaromir Audy (PhD thesis) Designing technology enriched pedagogy to enhance thinking and engagement of students in science oriented courses
The University of Western Australia
Dr Michele Toner (PhD thesis) Students diagnosed with AD/HD and their first year at university: A theory of developing empowerment
The University of Western Australia

2009

Dr Rosemary Evans (PhD thesis) The effect of the Kids’ Science State Professional Development Program on the promotion of scientific literacy
Curtin University
Ms Jessica Elderfield (MEd thesis) Comparing single-level and multilevel regression models in analysing Rasch measures of numeracy
Edith Cowan University
Ms Catherine Pearce (MEd thesis) Implementation of an outcomes focused approach to education: A case study
Murdoch University
Dr Gregory Hine (PhD thesis) Exploring the development of student leadership potential within a Catholic school: A qualitative case study
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Di Gardiner (PhD thesis) A historical analysis of the construction of education as an area of study at university level in Western Australia
The University of Western Australia

2008

Dr Anne Angelkovska (PhD thesis) The development and validation of an instrument to identify risk of self-harm in children
The University of Western Australia
Dr Robin Cordin (PhD thesis) Psychopathic-like-traits and aggression in suspended mainstream school children and adolescents
The University of Western Australia
Dr Neil MacNeill (PhD thesis) Changing teachers’ pedagogic practices: A study of principal leadership
Curtin University
Mr Ed Rush (MEd thesis) A reflective analysis of a transformative pedagogical approach at a rural Thai University
Murdoch University
Dr Carmel Suart (EdD thesis) Nurturing faith within the Catholic home: A perspective from Catholic parents who do not access Catholic schools
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Pina Tarricone (PhD thesis) Demystification and reconceptualisation of the intricate web of metacognition
Edith Cowan University

2007

Dr Diana Brown (PhD thesis) Teachers’ implicit theories of expression in visual art education: A study of Western Australian teachers
Edith Cowan University
Brad Gobby (MEd thesis) Captured becomings: An assemblage of sexual difference, neoliberal capitalism and bodies in the boys’ education debate
Murdoch University
Dr Christine Howitt (PhD thesis) Confidence and attitudes towards science and science teaching: Preservice primary teachers’ conceptions of an holistic science methods course
Curtin University
Dr Angela McCarthy (PhD thesis) A grounded theory: Realising family potential through choice of schooling
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Hanapi Mohamad (PhD thesis) Promoting creativity in early childhood education in Brunei Darussalam
The University of Western Australia

2006

Dr John Bednall (PhD thesis) Leading religiosity in Anglican and Uniting Church independent schools: A phenomenological exploration
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Robert Ely (PhD thesis) Creating a creative university
Edith Cowan University
Dr Maria Fiocco (EdD thesis) ‘Glonacal’ contexts: Internationalisation policy in the Australian higher education sector and the development of pathway programs
Murdoch University
Dr John O’Rourke (PhD thesis) Academic and social support mechanisms for adolescents with mild disabilities in inclusive classrooms: The development and evaluation of a program
The University of Western Australia
Dr Lou Siragusa (PhD thesis) Identification of effective instructional design principles and learning strategies for students studying in web-based learning environments in higher education
Curtin University

2005

Dr Lesley Payne (PhD thesis) School governance: Phases, participation and paradox
Murdoch University
Dr Gail Chittleborough (PhD thesis) Curtin University
Dr Rachel Sarah Sheffield (PhD thesis) Edith Cowan University
Mr William (Bill) Allen (PhD thesis) The University of Western Australia
Ms Sophie Lee (PhD thesis) The University of Notre Dame

2004

Dr Agnes Meerwald (PhD thesis) Chineseness at the crossroads: Negotiations of Chineseness and the politics of liminality in diasporic Chinese women’s lives in Australia
Murdoch University
Dr Glenda Raison (PhD thesis) The impact of cooperative learning strategies on children with reading difficulties
Curtin University
Chris Hackett (PhD thesis) Religious education curriculum innovation: Demands and formation needs of beginning secondary RE teachers The University of Notre Dame
Dr Paul Swan (PhD thesis) The computation choices made by students in years 5 to 7
Edith Cowan University
Dr Vivienne Lawrence (PhD thesis) Application of ADHD theory outside the laboratory: Children’s cognitive performance in real life context
The University of Western Australia

2003

Dr Jennifer Pearson (PhD thesis) New tricks for old hands: How experienced primary teachers incorporate new science curricula in to their practice
Curtin University
Dr Caroline Mansfield (PhD thesis) The influence of students’ contextual perceptions on motivational goal pursuit in the first year of middle school
Edith Cowan University
Ms Jocasta de Reuck (MEd(Hons) thesis) Empathy and identity: A role for theatre in the construction of self and its relation to the environment
Murdoch University
Dr Francis Donohoe (EdD thesis) Person, perception, perseverance, place and peers: Managing the transition from Year 10 general education to a residential agricultural studies course in the upper secondary years
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Myra Taylor (PhD thesis) Stress-induced atypical brain lateralisation in boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Implications for scholastic performance
The University of Western Australia

2002

Dr Catherine Dunworth (PhD thesis) Tertiary entry level English language proficiency: A case study
Curtin University
Dr Glenda Boyd (PhD thesis) Early childhood teachers perceptions of their leadership roles
Edith Cowan University
Dr Christopher Harlow (PhD thesis) Reader response theory and ethical possibilities: An investigation into student readers’ moral judgements and their interpretations of a short literary text
Murdoch University
Angela McCarthy (MEd thesis) Choosing Catholic secondary education in Western Australia: A grounded theory study
The University of Notre Dame
Dr Rick Kellner (PhD thesis) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disordered children’s social self-perceptions of their peer-related personal and interpersonal problems
The University of Western Australia

2001

Graham Daniel (Masters thesis) The lived experience of parents who are involved in their children’s schools
Murdoch University
Dr Terry McClafferty (PhD thesis) Visitors’ use and understanding of interactive exhibits and their learning of scientific concepts
Curtin University
Robyn Quin (PhD thesis) A socio-historical study of the construction of knowledge in secondary media education in Western Australia – whose knowledge?
Edith Cowan University
Dr Wah Seng Toh (PhD thesis)
The University of Western Australia

2000

Peta Edwards, Curtin University
Rose Senior, Edith Cowan University
Karen Glaister, Murdoch University
Gay Ward, The University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth Tuettemann, The University of Western Australia

1999

Paul Newhouse, Curtin University
Pam Garnett, Edith Cowan University
Gerard McKelvie, Murdoch University
Peter Roguszka, The University of Notre Dame
Janet Ring, The University of Western Australia

1990

Mr Anthony Fetherstonhaugh, Curtin University
Ms Denise Chalmers, Curtin University of Technology
Dr Paul Rich, The University of Western Australia
Mr Paul Swan, Western Australian College of Advanced Education