Research experts

There is a diverse array of research undertaken within the Faculty of Arts and Education, ensuring we have supervisors with a broad scope of expertise.

NameContent ExpertiseMethods ExpertiseDiscipline
Aernie,  Jeff

School of Theology

New Testament Theology; Gospel of Mark; Greek linguistics; Pauline Epistles and TheologyNarrative Criticism; Theological InterpretationBiblical Studies
Afzal,  Waseem

Information Studies

Human information behaviour; Information and knowledge management; Information communities  
Ansari, Masheed

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

History of Islam and Muslims in Australia; Oral History & Migration History; Transnational and Transcultural Islamic Movements; Islamic Sacred Texts & Theology; The history of Islamic Thought, Spirituality and Culture; South Asian Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Islamic Studies & Religion & Society.  

Armour, Josephine

School of Theology

Ecclesiology; Sacraments; Ministry Systematic Theology
Bacchus,  Ruth

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature, Colonial and post colonial studies, Pedagogies, Creative WritingTextual analysis, discourse analysis, qualitative social science methodsEnglish

Bain, Alan

School of Teacher Education

Inclusive Education- learning and Behaviour foci; Inclusive Schools; Educational Technology; Educational Productivity Research; Teaching and Learning  (School and University); Teacher Preparation; School and Higher Education Reform and Improvement; School OrganisationQualitative and Quantitative research approaches; Evaluation ResearchInclusive Education; Teacher Education; School Learning; Educational Technology
Bell,  Karen

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Post-conventional social work theory; gender; social justice; epistemic justice; ecological social work; psychosocial aspects of assisted reproduction; rural health; rural service delivery; women's health; qualitative research; social work education; international social work and international mobility programs/international social work; global social workQualitative methodsSocial Work
Boetto, Heather

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Environmental justice; disaster resilience; environmental social work practice and education; gender; international social workQualitative methodsSocial work
Bousfield, Kellie
School of Education
Educational inequality; Standardised Testing; Social Class; Neoliberalism and Education; Sociology of Childhood; Parenting Cultures; Teaching Status; Education Policy; Social JusticeQualitative research approachesSociology; Education
Bowker,  Sam

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Research methods in art history and curatorship; learning in museum/ gallery contexts; portraiture and self-portraiture; war art; khayamiya (Egyptian tentmaker applique); Australian art; travelling artists; orientalism; anonymity in art history; tourist art; ancient art; nineteenth-century European art; Islamic art and architecture; visual culturesObject-centered analysis; provenance and art historiography; visual analysis (formal, comparative, iconographic, semiotic and reception theories); postcolonial frameworks; subaltern or vernacular studies, as well as archival research and ethnographic studiesArt History & Visual Culture

Bowles, Wendy

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social work practice scholarship, social work research methods, practitioner research, ethics, disability, ecological social work, scholarship of field education (Work Integrated learning)Qualitative  methods, social work research methodsSocial work

Bridges, Donna

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gender theory; Gender and work; feminist theory; military sociology; resilience at work.Qualitative methodology; cooperative inquiry; feminist methods.Sociology

Brown, Lachlan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contemporary Australian Literature; Creative Writing (poetry); Poetry and Poetics; Transnational Literature; Literature and Theology, Asian-Australian Writing; Literature and the Suburbs; Literature and Computer GamesPoetics, Creative Practice, Textual Analysis, Cross-Disciplinary approaches to English, Post-Colonial Analysis,English/ Creative Writing
Cameron, David
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Communication; digital media; video games; journalism; drama in education; social media; media production; technology in higher education; digital arts culturesQualitative and mixed method; ethnography & autoethnography; multimodal; practice-based researchCommunication; Creative Industries; Media Production; Journalism; Drama and Technology
Campbell, Heather
School of Education
History teaching, Teacher professional identity, cultural awarenessQualitativeTeacher education
Carroll,  Mary

Information Studies

Information infrastructure; Access and equity; Education in work place; Vocational education and higher education; Libraries and their role in the community; Libraries as social and cultural institutions; Impact of outside agencies particularly philanthropic agencies on the Australian education landscape  
Cash, Belinda

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Informal care giving; spousal care; rural service provision; social policy; ageing in rural areas; mental health and well beingQualitative research; multiple methods; focus groups; interviews; critical discourse analysis; thematic analysisSocial work; critical social gerontology

Chen, Ruiwen

School of Theology

China StudiesSociology of Religion; HistoriographyChurch History

Cheung, Sau Ching

School of Theology

Digital HumanitiesResearch; Information TechnologyLibrary Sciences
Chida, Ignatius
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Migration and ageing issues for first generation migrants particularly from Sub-Saharan Africa; settlement experiences for skilled migrants in rural and regional Australia; Developing cross-cultural competence; Ageing and Informal care givingQualitative methods - PhenomenologySocial Work and Human Services

Chong, Chee Min

School of Theology

Old TestamentTextual CriticismBiblical Studies
Clarke,  Stephen

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applied Ethics; Medical Ethics; Professional Ethics; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Moral Psychology; Philosophy of Religion; Conscientious Objection; Human Enhancement; Cognitive Bias; Cognitive Science of Religion; Tolerance; Religion and Violence; Conspiracy TheoriesAnalytic Philosophy; Naturalistic Philosophy; Empirically Informed Philosophy 
Cohen,  Daniel

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Free will; moral responsibility; self-control; ethical theory; population ethicsanalytic philosophy 
Coruh,  Hakan

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Medieval Exegesis of the Qur'an (Classical tafsir); Modern Qur'an Exegesis (Modern tafsir); Contemporary Islamic thought; Islamic Legal Theories (usul al-fiqh) and Jurisprudence (fiqh); Islamic Theology; Radicalisation, theological ideologies, and counter-radicalisation; Comparative Theology and Interfaith relations; Nursian StudiesQualitative research methods 
Craig, Marie-Louise

School of Theology

Hebrew Linguistics; Hebrew and Greek Language; Old Testament/Hebrew BibleLexicography; Narrative Criticism in Old Testament/Hebrew BibleBiblical Studies
Crichton,  Merrilyn

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rural mental health, human rights, rural health, lived experience of health and wellbeing, community wellbeing, politics of water and drought, social construction of water and drought, rural social inequalityqualitative research, ethnography, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnomethodology, post structural epistemologies, oral history, narrative research, applied researchSociology
Cumming, Tamara

School of Teacher Education

Early childhood education and care; early childhood educators; early childhood practice and politics; well-being; workforce sustainability; policyQualitative and post-structural methodologies 
Danaia,  Lena

Teacher Education

Science education; Astronomy education; Teacher education; Transition (primary to high school and high school to tertiary); Teacher professional learning; Classroom practice; Curriculum development  
Daniel, Graham

School of Teacher Education

Family School Partnerships; Children's experience of schooling; Early childhood research; Teacher EducationQualitative methods; (Phenomenology; Discourse analysis; Case study research); Quantitative methodsEducation; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Davidson,  Christina

School of Education

Digital literacies; Literacies; Young children’s social interactions; Classroom interactionsEthnomethodology; Conversation analysisEducation
Daylight, Russell

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Language, democracy, children's literature, semiotics, continental philosophyQualitative, quantitative, discourse analysisEnglish
De Luca, Wendy
School of Education
Vocational Education & TrainingGrounded TheoryAdult and Vocational Education

Devasagayam, Gethzi

School of Theology

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; Prophets; Wisdom Literature; Biblical Hebrew; Biblical HermeneuticsBiblical Criticisms: Historical, literary, narrative, feminist; Dalit hermeneuticsBiblical Studies
Doherty, Bernard

School of Theology

Church history; Patristics; History of religions; new and alternative religious movements; world religions; religion and media; sociology of religion; Australian history Church History; Theology
Douglas,  Brian

School of Theology

Anglican theology; Anglican sacramental theology; especially Eucharistic theology; interfaith dialogue Theology

Duncombe, Rohena

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anxiety, online study/engagement, homelessness, health service deliveryQualitative, inclusive and action  researchSocial Work
Edwards-Groves,  Christine

School of Education

Classroom Interaction, Literacy teaching, Dialogic Pedagogies, Professional learningConversation Analysis, thematic analysis, discourse analysisEducation
Elwick, Sheena

School of Education

Early childhood education curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy; early childhood education policy and funding (particularly preschool policy and funding); child development (birth to five); professional development for early childhood education service staff and teachers; early childhood mathematics education; Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy.

Qualitative and post-qualitative research approaches and analysis, including using visual research methodologies to elicit details of teachers’ and very young children’s experiences of early childhood settings; qualitative and quantitative survey design, implementation and analysis; data visualisation; philosophical-empirical inquiry; ethics in research with young children.Early Childhood Education
Fenton,  Angela

School of Education

Child Development, Child Protection, Early Childhood, Strengths Approaches to EducationQualitative methods, Embedded Case studies, Strengths approachesEducation - Early Childhood
Foulcher, Jane

School of Theology

Monastic Theology, Christian Spirituality, Christian Mystical traditions Theology
Francisco, Susanne

School of Education

Workplace learning; Professional Learning/Professional Development; Adult and vocational education; Leading Vocational Education and Training (VET) pedagogyCase studies; The theory of practice architectures (analytical and theoretical framework); Action researchAdult and vocational education; Education
Garner, Jane

School of Information Studies

Libraries and their role in correctional facilities; libraries and their role in the community; information poverty; access and equity; library services to the disadvantaged and underservedQualitative research; phenomenologyInformation Studies
Garrison,  Kasey

Information Studies

Educational information services; Teacher librarianship; Academic libraries and libraries in educational settings; Children's and youth literature; Storytelling; e-learning and information literacies in educational contexts (schools and higher education); Educational informatics  
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Creative Industries; SciArts; Visual Arts; Digital Video and Print Media; Interactive technologies – museum Installation; Science CommunicationCross-Disciplinary methods; Practice-led research; Interdisciplinary practice; Science-arts visual communication; Exhibition and Museum Installation, Models of Practice, Experiential Materials and InstallationCreative Industries; Communication; Science-Arts; Visualisation, Interactive arts; Innovation Practice
Gibson, Suzie
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
19th, 20th and 21st Australia, American and English Literature, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Film and TV Studies, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies, Writing and PublishingClose Textual Analysis, Analytical Methodologies, Comparative Textual Approaches, Application of Critical Theory with Literary Textual Forms (including Screen Texts).English
Gladwin, Michael
School of Theology
Religious, cultural and intellectual history of Australia; Religious history of Britain and the British Empire; History of colonialism and Christian missions; War and religion in Australian historyHistorical Research and Methods; Prosopography and Critical Biographical History; Intellectual HistoryChurch History
Gottschall,  Kristina

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cultural studies; Subjectivity (gender; childhood; Indigenous); Post-structuralism; Post-colonialism; Feminist theoryVisual and textual analysis; Discourse analysis; Alternative research methods 
Harvey, Robin

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social Gerontology education; Mental health and ageing; Health promotion with older people; Age-friendly communitiesAuto-ethnographyGerontology
Hider,  Philip

Information Studies

Information organisation; Information retrieval; Information architecture; Online information behaviour; Informetrics; Valuation of library and information services; LIS educationQuestionnaire surveys; transaction log analysis; usability/protocol analysis; content analysis; contingent valuation and choice modelling 
Holcombe, Jamie

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Photography (digital and analogue); Fine Art; Creative Practice; Practice-led research; Exhibitions and Curation; Art Theory; Photographic Melancholy; Urban Landscape; Tanka Poetry; Social Comment Song Writing; Photography/Musicology CollaborationPractice-led research; ExhibitionPhotography / Fine Art
Holland, Jonathan
School of Theology
Anglican Church History (esp. 20th century; Biography (Bp Philip Strong); Liturgy Church History; Practical Theology; Biblical Studies
Holland, Travis

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Fan studies; digital media; television; communication; higher education pedagogyContent analysis; Social network analysis; Media studiesCommunication; Creative Industries; Media Studies
Hyndman, Brendon

School of Education

Social Media and Educational Technologies; Active Play and Exploration; Physical Education Across Sectors (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education); School Environmental Influences; School Climate Protection; Social-Ecological Model; Physical Activity Participation; School Playground StrategiesQuantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods; Questionnaire Development; Direct Observation; Intervention Research; Document Analysis; Student-Centred Approaches; LeximancerPersonal Development, Health and Physical Education; Teacher Education; Education Across Sectors (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education)
Iner,  Derya

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Islamophobia; Muslims in the West and Australia; Religiosity; Women in Islam and Muslim societies; Early 20th century intellectual debates in the Muslim world and its extension today; Early 20th century Muslim Women historyInterdisciplinary study; mixed methods (Questionnaire surveys and interviews); archival research in early periodicals; research in Ottoman archives 
Jamali,  Hamid R.

Information Studies

Human information behaviour; health information; Scholarly communication; scientometricsQuantitative methods; Statistics; Mixed-methods design; Qualitative data analysis 
Jefferson-Buchanan, Rachael
School of Education
Physical Education; Fundamental Movement Skills; Creative Arts; Dance; Health and Wellbeing; Yoga/Mindfulness in Education; International Education;  Constructions of the Body (e.g. Gender, Class); Foucault; Pedagogy; Curriculum.Qualitative Methods; Genealogy (particularly in respect of curriculum and policy documents).Personal Development, Health and Physical Education; Dance; Special Educational Needs; Teacher Education (primary & secondary).
Jones, Gareth
School of Theology
Christian Doctrine; HermeneuticsPhilosophy; TheologyTheology
Jones, Matthew
School of Theology
Global Christianity; TheologyResearch MethodologyTheology
Kater, John
School of Theology
Ethics; Ministry; AnglicanismQuantitative MethodsTheology
Kennan,  Mary Anne

Information Studies

E-research; Data management; Scholarly communication; Information openness; E-participation; Informed participationInterpretivist approaches; qualitative research methods; Actor-network theory; content analyses 
Keskin,  Zuleyha

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Contemporary Islamic Studies; Islamic Spirituality; RadicalisationTheological methods; Content analysisIslamic Studies
Kline, Peter
School of Theology
Systematic Theology; Soren Kierkegaard; Negative/Apophatic theology; Continental Philosophy; Critical Race Theory; Feminist Theology Systematic Theology
Lam, Chun Wai
School Theology
LiturgyTextual PreparationTheology
Lamping, Sally

School of Teacher Education

Literacy: Adolescent and late primary; literacy acquisition among students with previously interrupted access to formal education; English education; critical and participatory literacy; critical pedagogy, metacognition, and teacher leadership; embedded literacy instruction in STEM programs; Montessori; Project Based Learning; culturally sustaining literacy pedagogiesQualitative; Participatory Action Research; Cross Discipline ApproachesLiteracy; English Education; Educational Leadership
Langat,  Kiprono

School of Education

Teacher education; Workplace learning and development; International education; Critical pedagogy; Socio-cultural studiesEthnographic research; Case study; Critical discourse analysis 
Letts,  Will

Teacher Education

Science education; Cultural studies of science education; Gender and sexuality in schooling; Teacher education theory and practiceethnographic methods; queer theory; feminist post-structuralism 
Lewis, Robert

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Acting, voice and movementVoice and speech; Accents and dialects; Actor training; Directing for performance; Integrative practices; Performance makingActing and Performance
Lim, Chin Ming (Stephen)
School of Theology
Biblical Hermeneutics; HebrewIdeological Criticism; Textual CriticismBiblical Studies
Liu,  Jianxin (Richard)

Teacher Education

TESOL; New learning; Multimodality and multimodal assessment; Gender and masculinity studies; Cultural studies; China and Chinese studies; Post-structural and postcolonial theories  
Logan, Helen School of Teacher EducationEarly Childhood Education; quality; policy and policy history; educator well-being; leadership and pedagogical practiceQualitative research methods; discourse analysis; elite interviews; mixed methods design 
Luck,  Morgan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy of religion; metaphysics; new and alternative religious movements; video game ethicsAnalytical PhilosophyPhilosophy
Lymn,  Jessie

Information Studies

Collections; especially zines and other DIY and community collections; Archival practices; LGBTQI+ considerations in information studies; Research data managementQualitative research methods; Ethnography & autoethnography; Discourse analysis; Narrative; Queer theory & scavenger methods 
MacDonald,  Amy

School of Education

Early childhood mathematics education; Primary mathematics education; Mathematics curriculum and pedagogy; Transitions to school; Researching with children; Children's drawings; Representations; Ecological theory; Bronfenbrenner; Prior-to-school and out-of-school contexts; Early childhood STEM education; Professional development for early childhood educators  
Mackenzie,  Noella

School of Education

Writing acquisition; Writing processes; Writing instruction; Early years literacy; Literacy education; Early reading instruction; Transition; Teacher morale; Teacher status; Teaching awardsQualitative 
Mahony, Linda
School of Education
Teacher practice; teacher education; emotional wellbeing; families with complex needs; early childhood education; early childhood workforce; initial teacher education professional experience; literacyQualitative methods; interview technique; Grounded TheoryEducation
Mairata, James
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Film and television production and theory including narrative film style; cognitive theory and emotion research; Film HistoryFilm and television productionMedia Studies
Mansourian, Yazdan

School of Information Studies

Human Information Behaviour; Information Activities in Serious Leisure; Everyday Life Information Seeking; Information Grounds; Information Visibility/Invisibility; Information Literacy and Information SocietyQualitative methods; Grounded Theory; Ethnography; Thematic Analysis; Phenomenology; Discourse Analysis; Case Studies and Action ResearchInformation Science
Masterman-Smith,  HelenEnvironmental sociology; sociology of animals; critical animal studies; sociology of work; labour history; political economy; social movement  
Mathews, Jeanette

School of Theology

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; Biblical Performance Criticism; Biblical Hermeneutics; Hebrew languagePerformance Criticism; Historical critical methods of biblical interpretation; literary interpretation of the bible; advocacy interpretation of the bibleTheology; Biblical Studies
Mathieson, Ruth
School of Theology
Gospels (especially Gospel of Matthew)Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation (SRI); Narrative, Perspective, Intertexture, Ideological (especially Feminist and Postcolonial), and Socio-Scientific AnalysisBiblical Studies
Mawson, Michael
School of Theology
Systematic Theology; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Ecclesiology; Martin Luther; Disability Theology; History of Ethics; Phenomenology Systematic Theology and Ethics
McFarland,  Laura

School of Education

Early childhood education; Parenting; Parent-educator relationships; Teacher-child relationships; Families; Birth-two education and care; Attachment; Parental well-being and mental health; early childhood environmental sustainability  
McGillion, Chris

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Journalism; Development communication; US-Latin American relations; religious sociology (Australia)Documentary analysis; ethnographyCommunication
McLeod,  Sharynne

Teacher Education

Speech-language pathology; Early childhood; Speech; Multilingual  
Mlcek,  Susan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rural community development; community management; Indigenous ideas and issues; including cross-cultural competencies; volunteering; social capital; cultural capital; human services delivery; narratives from social work and human services; societal issues; for example: social inclusion of homeless people; marginalisation and isolation of refugees and migrants; sociology of education  
Moorhead, Bernadette

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional identity; newly qualified social work; early career social work; social work education; study abroad/international mobility programs; phenomenology; qualitative researchPhenomenology; interpretive phenomenological analysis; qualitative research methods; interpretivist approachesSocial work and human services
Munday, Jennifer

School of Education

Creative Arts (Music, Visual Art, Drama, Dance, Media Art); Theatre Arts. Early Childhood Arts & Technology. Reflective practice; ePortfolio creation and processes. The T and A in STEAM and the T in STEM.Qualitative methods; Arts-based research including Crystallisation; Bricolage; Ethnotheatre.Theatre Arts; Creative Arts; Technology; Online Learning
Murphy, Steve
School of Education
STEM education, Mathematics and science education, student engagement and motivation, rural schools and rural education.Mixed methods, statistical analysis, case study, basic content and interpretative thematic analysis.STEM education
Murray,  Libbey

Teacher Education

Early childhood; Transition to school; School adjustment; Kindergarten; Starting school; Learning readiness; Including children in research; Teacher-child relationships; Classroom quality  
Neville,  David

School of Theology

New Testament Theology; Gospels; Biblical Hermeneutics; Scripture and Ethics; Scripture and Public TheologyMethods appropriate to the study of biblical literature, including historical, literary, and theological modes of analysisBiblical Studies
O'Sullivan, Dominic

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Australian and New Zealand history; Australian and New Zealand politics and policy; Comparative indigenous politics and policy; Education policy and theory; Health policy; Social policy; Public theology/religion and politics Political science; history; sociology; indigenous studies; public theology; education
Ogden, Steven
School of Theology
Systematic Theology; Public Theology; Church and Power; Violence and Masculinity; Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Post-structuralismSystematic Theology; Theorisation; Conceptual Critique; Interrelated Strategies of Theology, Philosophy, Political philosophy, and SociologyTheology
Owens,  Kay

Teacher Education

Mathematics education particularly transitions in culture and early childhood education; Geometry and measurement education; Visuospatial reasoning; Ethnomathematics; Evaluation research; Indigenous education particularly in Papua New Guinea and Australia; Curriculum evaluation; Human society and environmental education studies; Integrating ICTs in schoolsMixed methods; Quantitative; Qualitative research 
Ozalp, Mehmet

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Islam in the West: Islam and West relations, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social cohesion/multiculturalism in Australian and in the West, Islamophobia, radicalisation, citizenship and integration; Muslim Youth in the West: Muslim youth identity and identity formation, Muslim youth issues in Western societies and in Australia; Islamic theology and its contemporary applications in public theology; Islamic classical and modern history including contemporary religious, cultural, political issues in the Middle East  
Pawar,  Manohar

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social work and social policy; international social work; social development; social consequences of climate change and water; social work education; informal care and ageing; community development  
Pun, Oi Kuan (Odette)
School of Theology
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Qayyum,  Asim

Information Studies

Human computer/document interaction; Digital libraries; Information and knowledge management; User needs; Information practices  
Ragusa,  Angela

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Environmental Sociology; Media Studies, Advertising, & Communication; Cultural studies (animal studies, LGBTIQ); Social Inequality (class, gender, sexuality); Organisational Behaviour (institutional & individual change); Social Psychology (social/self-identity, attitudes); Human Geography (land use, migration, tree/sea-change); Social Control (power & deviance); STS (Sociology of Science & Technology) - education technologies, health/mental health; Leisure & work (materialism/consumerism)Qualitative & quantitative social research methods (discourse, content & narrative analysis; interviews; surveys; case studies) 
Randell-Moon, Holly

School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Indigenous media studies; critical race and whiteness studies; communications and new media; feminist media studies; education policy and the knowledge economy; cultural geography, creative cities, and digital infrastructureCritical and cultural theory; discourse analysis; textual analysis; case studies; ethnography - interviews; qualitative research – mixed methods; Indigenist methodologies 
Rees, Anthony
School of Theology
Old Testament; Pentateuch; Peace StudiesNarrative Criticism; Postcolonial CriticismBiblical Studies
Robinson, Ian
School of Theology
Mission; Evangelism; Leadership Practical Theology
Rush,  Emma

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional ethics, Environmental ethics, Sexualisation of childrenConceptual analysis, logical analysis, feminist approachesPhilosophy
Sertkaya,  Suleyman

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Sirah of the Prophet (Biography of Prophet Muhammad) and Sirah Philosophy; Interpretation of Islamic Sacred Texts; Tafsir (Exegesis of the Qur’an) and Hadith (Prophetic Tradition); Islamic Theology; Radicalisation and Islam; Islam and Morality; Oral History, History of Islam and Muslims in Australia  
Simmons,  Peter

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Organisational communication; internal and external; Principles for professional communication of fairness and legitimacy; Human perspectives on coexistence with non-human animals; Strategies and tactics for communicating the future.Social media analysis; Surveys; questionnaires; interviews; vignettes 
Smith,  David

School of Education

Online learning; Learning design; Educational leadership; Technology assisted pedagogy; Mobile learning; Information literacy and practiceMixed methods 
Thomson, Cathy
School of Theology
Soteriology; Ecclesiology; Interface between Language and Theology; Reflective Practice.Critical Analysis; Qualitative, Quantitative and mixed methodsTheology
Tinkler, Jacqueline
School of Education
Digital technologies and education, digital technologies in schools and higher education, online learning, and digital technologies in STEMQualitative methods, case study, interpretive thematic analysis, and visual methods.Educational technologies
Van Duinen, Jared

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sports history; colonial/imperial history; cultural history; Australian history; history theory; early modern to modern era British and European historyQualitative historical methodologyHistory
Velander, Fredrik

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Climate change and mental health; mindfulness; general mental health; community mental health; workplace mental health; addiction; organisational development; community developmentQualitative methods (interviewing, focus groups, survey development, literature reviews, evaluations); Quantitative methods (survey development, data extrapolation)Human Services
Vigliante,  Tace

Teacher Education

Social justice education; Anti-racism education; Indigenous studies in higher/teacher education; Philosophy for and with children; Philosophical and ethical inquiry in teacher education; Capabilities Approach in education; Society and Environment (social studies) education  
Villar, Oliver

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

United States-China-Latin America relations: great power rivalries, the rise of China, US-Colombian relations and politics.Critical security studies: international security and great powers; economic and resource security; territorial conflicts and cross-border security; grand strategy; intra-state conflicts, insurgencies and guerrilla movements.American foreign policy: counterinsurgency and counter terrorism strategy; state violence; civil wars and proxy wars.International political economy: capitalism, globalisation, class analysis and class relations between and within the First World and Third World (or Global North and Global South).

  
Wa Mungai, Ndungi
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Refugee and asylum seekers human rights, migrant settlement, food security, social development, sustainability, gender/masculinities, ageing issues for migrants.Qualitative methods/phenomenological methodsSocial Work
Wahlin, Willhemina
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Design for Social Justice and Human Rights, 'Difficult' exhibition design, Design for civic engagement, Design Thinking, Human-Centred DesignBricolage, Ethnographic observation, Autoethnographic observation, semiotic analysis, stakeholder analysis, user analysisPractice-Led Design Research, Communication Design, Exhibition Design,
Design for Social Good, Social Semiotics, Critical Hermeneutics
Wardle, Sabine
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ageing in regional-rural areas; ageing and spirituality; end of life care law; palliative care; working with culturally and linguistically diverse(CALD) population groups; grief and loss; social work field education Social Work and Human Services
West, JamesBiblical Studies; ReformationTextual CriticismBiblical Studies; Church History
Wickeri, PhilipChina StudiesHistoriographyChurch History
Winslade, Matthew

School of Teacher Education

Health and Physical Education; Health Promotion; Physical Activity; Professional Experience /Work Integrated learning; Intercultural and cultural competence; teacher education; School-university partnershipsQualitative research methodsTeacher Education
Yi,  Zhixian

Information Studies

Management and leadership for information professionals; Change management; Knowledge management; Marketing techniques; Information needs and use; Digital libraries; Information technology useQuantitative and qualitative data analysis 
Yucel,  Salih

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Islamic Theology; Quranic Exegesis; Jurisprudence; interfaith relations and contemporary Islamic movements  
Zundans-Fraser,  Lucie

Teacher Education

Inclusive education; Special education; Gifted education; Course design; Curriculum design; Collaborative practice; Higher educationQualitative research methods; Design-based research