Completed theses

Conferred in 2015

Name Degree conferred Thesis title Supervisor

Abu-Rayya, Maram

PhD

Identity, psychological adaptation, and socio-cultural adaptation among Australian adolescent Muslims.

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Associate Professor Richard Walker

Alharthi, Nora

MEd(Res)

Collaboration for inclusive education: attitudes of middle school teachers in Saudi Arabia.

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Associate Professor David Evans

An, Seojin

MEd(Res)

The construction of comfort women as social policy problem: with the focus on the South Korean government response.

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Associate Professor Ruth Phillips

Ashe, David

PhD

Upper primary school students’ scientific and socio-scientific thinking: A case study investigating epistemic challenges in year-six inquiry science lessons.

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Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite

Barnhardt, Brad

PhD

A social contract model of ‘disintegrity’ within the dual-process paradigm of moral psychology: reducing the scope of the ‘belief-behavior incongruity’.

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Dr Paul Ginns

Bi, Nick Zhiwei

PhD

A multi-dimensional examination of strategic competence in the lexico-grammar test performance of Chinese EFL university students.

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Associate Professor Aek Phakiti

Bourne, Roger

PhD

Kirra’s Aboriginal epistemic talk: driving her bildungsroman.

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Dr Kelly Freebody

Chan, Yoke Yin Yvonne

PhD

The 7 Cs wellbeing programme: a Singaporean study on the wellbeing and the development of resilience in preschool aged children.

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Professor Alison Elliott

Egan, Suzanne

PhD

Working with Foucault to examine feminist knowledge/practices in the field of sexual assault.

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Associate Professor Susan Goodwin and
Professor Jude Irwin

Fishwick, Elaine

PhD

When the stars align’: decision-making in the NSW juvenile justice system 1990-2005.

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Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

Hadi, Abdul

PhD

Accommodating English, Islam, and secular values: an exploration of pre-service English teacher education curriculum in Islamic and secular public universities in Indonesia.

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Honorary Associate Professor Lesley Harbon

Hale, Christine

PhD

The Chinese continuum of self-cultivation: a Confucian-Deweyan learning model.

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Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

Hasanloo, Zhila

PhD

COLOURS IN A BLACK WORLD Capturing the voices of the blind through the development of a radio drama.

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Associate Professor Robyn Gibson and
Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Howes, Therese

EdD

Leading strategic planning in Australian Universities.

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Associate Professor Deb Hayes

Hu, Fang-Tzu

PhD

Getting the point: tracing worked examples enhances learning.

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Dr Paul Ginns

Khan, Shahadat

PhD

Vocational teachers’ conceptions of, and approaches to, ICT in professional education.

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Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite

Little, Cathy

PhD

Teacher attitudes and the social inclusion of students with asperger syndrome.

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Associate Professor David Evans

Lo, Wing Yee

PhD

The mathematical knowledge and beliefs of pre-service primary teachers in Hong Kong.

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Associate Professor Judy Anderson

Mills, Margaret

PhD

Dementia and guardianship: challenges in social work practice in a health care setting.

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Professor Barbara Fawcett Hanlon and
Dr Rosalie Pockett

Munday, Caitlin

PhD

Conceptualising the drama classroom as community: a case study approach to effective learning and teaching.

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Professor Michael Anderson

Papworth, Brad

PhD

Attending boarding school: a longitudinal study of its role in students’ academic and non-academic outcomes.

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Professor Andrew Martin

Petschler, Jennifer

PhD

Change efforts in schools: implications for professional development as a strategy for change.

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Associate Professor Deb Hayes

Piccolo, Giovanni

PhD

Why this text? Why now? A case study involving four NSW stage 5 English teachers.

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Associate Professor Jacqueline Manuel

Rushton, Kathleen

PhD

Learning to be literate in Aboriginal communities: the significance of text.

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Professor Robyn Ewing

Saunders, John NR

MEd(Res)

School drama: a case study of student academic and non-academic outcomes.

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Professor Robyn Ewing

Saunders, Mykaela

MEd(Res)

Yarning with Minjungbal women: testimonial narratives of transgenerational trauma and healing explored through relationships with country and culture, community and family.

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Dr Karen O'Brien

Scott, Bronwen S

EdD

Opening up the world: early childhood orientation and mobility intervention as perceived by young children who are blind, their parents, and specialist teachers.

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Dr Lesley Scanlon and Associate Professor David Evans

Serrano-Amaya, Jose Fernando

PhD

Chiaroscuro: the uses of ‘homophobia’ and homophobic violence in armed conflicts and political transitions.

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Professor Raewyn Connell

Shang, Ying

PhD

The internationalisation of a Chinese university: a case study.

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Dr Kevin Laws

Silk, Melissa

MEd(Res)

The possibilities of the parabola.

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Associate Professor Robyn Gibson and
Dr Marianne Hulsbosch

Thibaut Paez, Patricia Andrea

PhD

Literacy and learning across physical and digital spaces: a case study in a blended primary classroom.

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Dr Jen Scott Curwood,
Dr Lucila De Carvalho and
Associate Professor Alyson Simpson

Tobin, Susannah

PhD

Hope within trauma for refugee women: whispers and echoes through shadows and reflections.

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Professor Barbara Fawcett and
Dr Rosalie Pockett

Tseris, Emma

PhD

Diagnosing distress? Psychiatric and therapeutic constructions of “traumatised” young women.

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Associate Professor Margot Rawsthorne and
Associate Professor Lesley Laing

Wang, Wei

PhD

Thesis writing in English as a foreign language: learner characteristics, genre knowledge, and learning processes.

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Associate Professor Huizhong Shen and
Dr Lindy Woodrow

Wardak, Dewa

PhD

Traces on the walls and traces in the air: inscriptions and gestures in educational design team meetings.

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Professor Peter Goodyear,
Dr Lucila De Carvalho and
Dr Katherine Thompson

Wettewa, Virandi

PhD

School choice: the case of Sri Lankan international schools.

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Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall and
Associate Professor Tim Allender

Wood, Paul

PhD

Exploring how principals construct knowledge in support of students with disruptive behaviour in NSW government primary schools.

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Associate Professor David Evans and
Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Zhang, Zhen

PhD

The Chinese knowledge diaspora and diaspora knowledge network: Australia and Canada compared.

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Professor Anthony Welch and
Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall