Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Brian Hemmings

Dr Brian Hemmings

BEd (Hons)USyd, BEdStud, MEdStud Newcastle PhD UNSW

Brian is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. He is currently working on research focusing on academic boredom, learning approaches and academic achievement.

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  • 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

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  • Child and adolescent development
  • Special/inclusive education
  • Learning and motivation

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  • 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]

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  • 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.

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