Brian is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. He is currently working on research focusing on academic boredom, learning approaches and academic achievement.
Secondary and tertiary student attrition and persistence
Factors influencing student achievement
School to work/training transitions
Productivity of university academics
Future Direction of Research
National assessments and their relationships with other school-related measures
Lecturer self-efficacy and workplace satisfaction
Inclusive education and the lecturer's perspective
Child and adolescent development
Learning and motivation
Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 2009+
Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2012
Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE ) 1985+
Member of the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) 1993+
Member of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA), 2001–2006 [including Treasurer from 2001-2003]
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (forthcoming) The relationship between research self-efficacy, research disposition, and publication output. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology.
Steel, A., Hemmings, B., Sibbritt, D., & Adams, J. (forthcoming) Research challenges for a complementary medicine higher education institution: Results from an organisational climate survey. European Journal of Integrative Medicine.
Sharp, J.G., Hemmings, B., & Kay, R. (forthcoming) Towards a model for the assessment of student boredom and boredom proneness in the UK higher education context. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Sharp, J.G., Hemmings, B., Kay, R., & Callinan, C. (2015) When worlds collide: Identity, culture and the lived experiences of research when teaching matters more. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 39(5), 612-644.
Hemmings, B., Hill, D., & Sharp, J.G. (2015). The transition from a university college to a university: A United Kingdom study. Tertiary Education and Management, 21(2), 127-139.
Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N., & Hemmings, B. (2015). The development of a spelling assessment informed by Triple Word Form Theory. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 38(2), 72-82.
Hemmings, B. (2015). Strengthening the teaching self-efficacy of early career academics. Issues in Educational Research, 25(1), 1-17.
Hemmings, B. & Hill, D. (2014) Increased research emphasis in Australian universities: Examining one Christian university's response. Christian Higher Education, 13(3), 183-198.
Mackenzie, N.M. & Hemmings, B. (2014) What predicts success with writing in the first year of school? Issues in Educational Research, 24(1), 41-54.
Hemmings, B., Kemmis, S., & Reupert, A. (2013) Practice architectures of university inclusive education teaching in Australia. Professional Development in Education, 39(4), 470-487.
Sharp, J.G., Hemmings, B., Kay, R., & Callinan, C. (2013) An application of the revised 'Lecturer Self-efficacy Questionnaire': An evidence-based route for transformational change. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 37(5), 643-674.
Hemmings, B., Kemmis, S. & Reupert, A. (2013) Practice architectures of university inclusive education teaching in Australia. Professional Development in Education, 39(4), 470-487..
Hemmings, B., Hill, D. & Sharp, J.G. (2013) Critical interactions shaping early academic research career development in two higher education institutions. Issues in Educational Research, 23(1), 35-51.
Kerr, R., Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2013) The effect of social contingencies on nursing students' reactions during a clinical placement. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-10.
Hemmings, B., Hill, D. & Sharp, J.G. (2013) Research experiences of staff within a specialist UK higher education institution: Challenges, opportunities, and priorities. Tertiary Education and Management, 19(1), 52-67.
Hemmings, B., Kay, R., Sharp, J. & Taylor, C. (2012) A transnational comparison of lecturer self-efficacy. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 36(3), 291-308.
Woodcock, S., Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2012) Does study of an inclusive education subject influence pre-service teachers' concerns and self-efficacy about inclusion? Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(6), 1-11.
Carlson, L., Hemmings, B., Wurf, G. & Reupert, A. (2012) The instructional strategies and attitudes of effective inclusive teachers. Special Education Perspectives, 21(1), 7-20.
Hemmings, B. (2012) Sources of research confidence for early career academics: A qualitative study. Higher Education Research and Development 31(2), 171-184.
Hemmings, B. & Woodcock, S. (2011) Pre-service teachers' views of inclusive education: A content analysis. Australasian Journal of Special Education 35(2), 103-116.
Hemmings, B. (2011) How early career academics gain confidence to publish. In M.E. Poulsen (Ed.), Higher education: Teaching, internationalization and student issues (pp. 289-297). New York: Nova Publishers.
Hemmings, B., Kay, R. & Kerr, R. (2011) The influence of social contingencies on teacher education students undertaking an internship. Education in Rural Australia, 21, 95-110.
Hemmings, B., Grootenboer, P. & Kay, R. (2011) Predicting mathematics achievement: The influence of prior achievement and attitudes. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 9, 691-705.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2010) Prior achievement, effort, and attitude as predictors of current achievement. Australian Educational Researcher, 37, 41-58.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2010) Journal ratings and the publications of Australian academics. Issues in Educational Research, 20, 234-243.
Reupert, A., Hemmings, B. & Connors, J. (2010) Do we practise what we preach? The teaching practices of inclusive educators in tertiary settings. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22, 120-130.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2010) Research self-efficacy, publication output, and early career development. International Journal of Educational Management, 24, 562-574.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2010) University lecturer publication output: Qualifications, time, and confidence count. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 32, 185-197.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2009) Lecturer self-efficacy: Its related dimensions and the influence of gender and qualifications. Issues in Educational Research, 19, 243-254.
Hemmings, B. & Kay, R. (2009) LANNA tests and the prediction of Year 10 English and Mathematics results. Issues in Educational Research, 19, 25-33.
Hemmings, B. & Hill, D. (2009) The development of lecturer research expertise: Towards a unifying model. Issues in Educational Research, 19, 14-24.
Hemmings, B. (2008) Youth Studies Australia (1998-2007): A review and content analysis. Youth Studies Australia, 27, 9-15.
Hemmings, B. & Connors, J. (2008) Research sources and methods. In J. Athanasou (Ed.), Adult Education and Training. Tuggerah, NSW: David Barlow Press.
Harris, A. M. & Hemmings, B. (2008) Pre-service teachers' understandings of and preparedness for gifted and talented education. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 17, 5-18
Green, L. Hemmings, B., & Green, A. (2007) Career change and motivation: A matter of balance. Australian Journal of Career Development, 16, 20-27.
Weaven, E. & Hemmings, B. (2007) Pre-service teachers' views about an inclusive education internship: A qualitative study. Special Education Perspectives, 16, 70-95.
Hemmings, B., Rushbrook, P., & Smith, E. (2007) Academic's views on publishing referred works: A content analysis. Higher Education, 54, 307-332.
Hemmings, B., Park, S., & Masonwells, S. (2006) Eating disorders. Professional Educator, 5, 40-41.
Hemmings, B., Rushbrook, P., & Smith, E. (2005) To publish or not to publish: That is the question? Learned Publishing, 18, 63-66.
Hemmings, B., Smith, E., & Rushbrook, P. (2004) Factors differentiating between those academics who do and who do not publish refereed works. Issues in Educational Research, 14, 156-166.
Hemmings, B., Hill, D., & Davies, S. (2004) Evaluating a rural-based early childhood intervention service. Special Education Perspectives, 13, 31-54.
Hemmings, B., Kundalaputra, C., & Hill, D. (2003) An evaluation of two joint doctoral programs: Implications for professional practice in higher education. Paper presented at the Innovations in Professional Practice: Influences and Perspectives Conference, Canberra, March.
Hemmings, B. & Hockley, T. (2002) Student teacher stress and coping mechanisms. Education in Rural Australia, 12, 25-35.
Hill, D. Hemmings, B. & Green, K. (2001) Female early school leavers: A neglected group in rural Australia. Australian Journal of Career Development,10, 6-10.
Hill, D., Hemmings, B, & Green, K. (2000). Early school-leavers: A neglected group in rural Australia. Australian Journal of Career Development, 9, 26-33.
King, R., Hill, D. & Hemmings, B. (Eds) (2000) University and diversity: Changing perspectives, policies and practices. Wagga Wagga: Keon Publications.
Hemmings, B, Quinn, P. & Hill, D. (2000) Agriculture courses: Student entry and exit attributes and industry needs. A Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra. (223 pages)
Quinn, P., Hemmings, B., & Hill, D. (2000) Tertiary agricultural courses and industry links. Training Agenda: A Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 8, 22.