Current Candidate Profiles

The work done by doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Arts and Education is diverse, spanning the research areas of the schools that make up the Faculty.

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Candidate Research Topic/Title
Sarkhan Gasimov The influence of al-Ghazali’s works on Abraham bin Maimonides regarding God, universe and human soul through his mysticism
Leila Khaled How effective is ISRE (Muslim scripture) in making better Muslims and better citizens?
Carol Mroue Psychological Trauma of domestic violence and an Islamic perspective on healing: A case study of Australian Muslim women
Ahmed Ikramullah The Global Issue of Moonsighting; Sighting vs Calculation, A critical Evaluation
David Drennan Beyond Flexibility in Fatwas: Engaging Power, Progress, and Modernity in Islamic Thought
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Helen Blake Enhancing proficiency, intelligibility and participation of multilingual speakers in Australia
Mark Brown Real-Time Compositional Tools for the Dance Classroom
David Simpson The gifted child's transition to Primary school
George Scorgie The Changing Space of International Education: Investigating a Chinese-International School in Mainland China
James Purkis A study of the interrelationship between school and out-of-school uses of digital technology for collaboration by Australian secondary school students using activity theory
Helen Logan Constructions of quality within Australian Early Childhood Education and Care policy between 1972 and 2009
Phil Roberts Rethinking Place in Rural Education
Suzanne Hopf Supporting Fijian children's speech, language, and literacy
Letitia Galloway How does the Australian Curriculum:History Enable or Constrain Rural Primary Teachers' Professional Practice?
Ben Pham Children's acquisition of consonants, vowels, and tones in Northern Viet Nam
Sarah Masso Polysyllable maturity of preschool children with speech sound disorders
Balvinder Mahinder Singh Whose culture, whose capital? An Investigation of the provision of education to humanitarian entrants in rural Australia
Lincoln Gill Pre-service teacher use and non-use of ICTs for learning and teaching on professional placement: Investigating pedagogical decisions and defining practice
Kathryn Hendy-Ekers How Teachers use Art Museums to Enact Curriculum
James Deehan An exploration of the factors impacting primary teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs and science teaching practices as they transition from university into their teaching careers
Emma Saxton Music and Music Education are important in our lives: An investigation into the Values of a Regional Community
Melissa Lew
Valerie Tillett
Steve Murphy Practices contributing to school STEM success in rural Victorian secondary schools
Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan An examination of the relationship between philosophy, pedagogy and practice in UK Education: focusing on specific epochs in physical education.
Amanda Cooke Towards a re-conceptualisation of risk-taking in early childhood education and care practices.
Alexandra Blitz-Raith The Development of a Multimodal and Semiotic Analytical Framework for Educational Apps
Nicole McGill 'Wait' lifting: Active waiting for services for children with speech and language difficulties
Belinda Friezer How do infants interact in triads in long day care?
Carmen Huser Children's perspectives of play
Anna Cronin The speech, participation and well-being of toddlers with cleft palate
Helen Stavrou Singing to success: The use of song as a motivational tool for promoting writing/creative writing in the EFL/ESL classroom-tertiary education
Jenny Dwyer Children’s universal right to play, learn and express opinions: A cross cultural study of the cultural construction of STEM
Maslathif Dwi Purnomo The Power of Language on the Political Event in Indonesia: A Multimodal Analysis of President Jokowi’s Speeches
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Barry Archibald Inspection and Accountability in Colonial/State Government Schools: 1852 - 2011/12
Rebekah (Becky) Willson Information in transition: Examining information behaviour of university faculty as they transition in academe
Paul Kloppenborg Library support and the scholarly information behaviour of Higher Education lecturers in TAFE: a constructivist grounded theory
Helen Reid Learning on the job. How can academic library staff keep up to date with emerging technologies
Wendy De Luca Preparing the Ethical Soldier: Ethics training for beginning professionals within the Australian Army
Romany Manuell The education and training role of Australian academic librarians
Rebecca Muir Moving forward in library service provision for people with an invisible disability
Tracy Sorensen Crochet and Cancer, Craftivism and Climate Change
Tracie Edmondson Mediatisation in the digital age: Transforming communication roles in professional sport in Australia
Lucia Würsch Transactional Analysis in Organisations: A Case Study exploration of Berne's theory with a focus on Communication
Monique Shephard Adolescent responses to depictions of mental health in Australian contemporary young adult fiction
Mary Coe A sense-making approach to active e-book indexes
Daren Pope The 19th century Romantic landscape, mid-twentieth century mythologizing and current regional arts practice
Arif Khan An investigation of practicum supervision in library and information science
Rafael de Lima Who plays the player? The nodal process for collaborative translations in immersive media
Muqeem Khan Optimal Digital Preservation for Digital Intangible Heritage
Marie-Christine Sweeney Here and Now: Storytelling role of the children’s screen writer for the millennial generation
Bec Humphries Rudolf Steiner’s impact on contemporary Australian art
Ché Baker Reviving Digital Davinci; innovation and new methods of screen storytelling in Australia in the age of digital distribution
Victoria Erskine Exploring practitioner wellbeing in communication: Towards an approach for sustainable practice
Kate Rowe Digital literacy within the community, and the role of libraries and other organisations
Krystal Gagen-Spriggs Teacher librarians as influencers of reading cultures in secondary schools.
Candidate Research Topic/Title
Jennifer Watkins Rural Rites: Women's Experience of Funerals and and Remembrance on Lower Eyre Peninsula in the post 1960s era
Heather Boetto An ecologically centred approach in social work: Towards transformative change
Sharon Crossett Making boys disappear: maternal abandonment, heroic girlhood and emasculation in young adult dystopian fiction
Monica Short The Anglican Church of Australia engaging with people in rural, regional and remote Australia
James Rogerson Walker Percy in the Age of the Crisis of Man
Graham Lupp Building Bathurst - The story of those who built Bathurst and Central NSW 1815-1915
Sharyn Anderson Colour, Light and the Complexity of Modernity: The Life and Work of Dorothea Mackellar
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John Brunton Theology in Planning: an Integrated theological framework for the planning process
Rev Mark Thomas Adelaide Anglicans and the Gospels: towards a transformative Gospel literacy
Leonie Westenberg When she calls for help: Domestic violence in Cristian families, and the response of the church in the Australian context
Don Tamihere "Ka kohia atu au ki tōku iwi": A Māori reading of Genesis 49:1 – 50:14
Matt Anslow The Prophetic Vocation of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: A Narrative and Socio-Historical Study
Isileli Jason Kioa The Role of the Tongan National Conference in the Uniting Church in Australia
Ryan Buesnel The Deutsche Christen under Hitler: Die Botschaft Gottes and the Institute for the Study and Elimination of Jewish Influence on German Church Life
Kaye Colwell Ordained Local Ministry: practice and best practice
Ensar Cutahija Mystical Approach to the Qur’anic Story of Prophet Isa (Jesus) through the Exegesis Ruh al Bayan by Ismail Haqqi Bursawi
Mir Sadeq Ansari The role of 'aql in matn (content) criticism in the works of Abu Ja'far Tahawi
Mark Layson The lived experience of loyalty and betrayal: Implications for multidisciplinary responses to Moral Injury in emergency workers