Current Graduate Researchers
PhD title: Agenda setting and policy change in higher education research policy: A comparative analysis of the research ‘impact’ agenda in Australia and United Kingdom.
Supervisors: Prof Leo Goedegebuure and Prof Lynn Meek
Research interests: Higher education and research policy, policy making process, research/policy gap, research 'impact' agenda, and research assessment.
PhD title: Learner Enhanced Technology: Development of student engagement profiles to explore the intersection of learning design and learning technology.
Supervisors: Prof Gregor Kennedy and Dr Tracii Ryan
Research interests: Personalised learning, learning technologies, and learner analytics.
PhD title: Discursive juxtapositions in constructive misalignment: hidden impacts of implementing constructively aligned curriculum in higher education.
Supervisors: Dr Victoria Millar (MGSE), A/Prof Chi Baik and A/Prof Jason Lodge (The University of Queensland)
Research interests: Learning and teaching in higher education, higher education curriculum, the relationship between knowledge, power and learning, and linguistic bias in assessment.
PhD title: Heredity of Australian higher education financing legislation.
Supervisors: Prof Richard James and Prof Hamish Coates (Tsinghua University, China)
Research interests: Higher education financing, higher education policy, higher education policy reform.
D.Ed title: Pre-class learning in the flipped classroom.
Supervisors: A/Prof Kristine Elliott and A/Prof Heather Verkade (MDHS)
Research interests: The relationships between student preference and perceptions of different format of pre-class learning in the flipped classroom and student self-regulated learning behavior.
PhD title: Interaction among diverse student groups.
Supervisors: A/Prof Chi Baik and Dr Tracii Ryan
Research interests: Internationalisation of higher education.
PhD title: Implementing Technology-enabled Feedback in an EAL Higher Education Environment.
Supervisors: Dr Chris Deneen and Prof Sophie Arkoudis
Research interests: Feedback and learning engagement, technology-enabled feedback and assessment, English language teaching, and EAL writing.
D.Ed title: "Pathway College" students and the challenges of engagement in Higher Education.
Supervisors: Prof Gregor Kennedy and Prof Sophie Arkoudis
Research interests: Student engagement, cultural interface, transition theory, and educational identity.
D.Ed title: To what extent does working with student as co-creators of course content in real time engage them with their learning?
Supervisors: Prof Sophie Arkoudis and A/Prof Kristine Elliott
Research interests: Co-creation and student as partners.
PhD title: Has the emergence of for-profit Private Higher Education impacted diversity in the Australian higher education sector?
Supervisors: Dr Mary Leahy (MGSE), Dr Gwilym Croucher and Prof John Polesel (MGSE)
Research interests: Global higher education policy, higher education expansion, diversity and marketization.
Ai Tam P. Le
PhD title: Exploring academic work values from the perspectives of doctoral students.
Supervisors: Prof Leo Goedegebuure and Dr Peter Woelert (MGSE)
Research interests: Academic profession, academic work, and academic values.
D.Ed title: Graduate attributes, experiences and outcomes in a (Masters) graduate entry-to-practice nursing degree course.
Supervisors: Prof Sophie Arkoudis and A/Prof Chi Baik
Research interests: Nursing education, clinical skill development, cultural safety, and student wellbeing.
PhD title: Identifying students’ confusion in digital learning environments.
Supervisors: Prof Gregor Kennedy and Prof James Bailey (MSE)
Research interests: Learning analytics, data mining, and machine learning.
Alisa (Hang) Nguyen
PhD title: Continuing Professional Development for the 21st Century EFL Lecturer in Vietnam Higher Education.
Supervisor: Dr Gwilym Croucher
Research interests: Continuing professional development in higher education, and motivation and wellbeing.
PhD title: What is TAFE's mission in Australia?
Supervisors: Prof Leo Goedegebuure and Prof John Polesel (MGSE)
Research interests: Public vocational education and training policy and practice, regional education and training, social partnerships, system adaptation following disruption/opportunities, and construction of narratives.
PhD title: The first-year university experience of undergraduate students in Chile.
Supervisors: A/Prof Chi Baik and A/Prof Ryan Naylor (The University of Sydney)
Research interests: First-year experience, student experience, teacher-student interactions, and higher education.
PhD title: Fostering self-regulated learning in Biomedicine.
Supervisors: A/Prof Chi Baik, Prof Elizabeth Molloy (MDHS), and A/Prof Anna Ryan (MDHS)
Research interests: Self-regulated learning and higher education.
PhD title: Understanding professional skill development: evaluating practical implementation of teaching graduate attributes.
Supervisors: Prof Sophie Arkoudis and Prof Andrew Ooi (MSE)
PhD title: The use of visual imagery in students' choice of international university.
Supervisors: Prof Gregor Kennedy and A/Prof Chi Baik
PhD title: Early career academics' translation of professional learning experiences into their teaching contexts: a longitudinal investigation.
Supervisors: A/Prof Chi Baik and A/Prof Mike Prosser
Research interests: Teaching and professional development in higher education, reflective practice, and group learning.
D.Ed title: “We need to provide structure, but with open arms": An exploration of intent and practice of social learning design by teachers.
Supervisors: A/Prof Kristine Elliott, Dr Camille Dickson-Deane (University of Technology Sydney) and Dr Marian Mahat (MGSE)
Research interests: Innovative approaches to business education, e-learning, online instruction and pedagogy, social constructivism, and effective learning design.
PhD title: Task engagement in digital learning.
Supervisors: Prof Gregor Kennedy and Dr Tracii Ryan
Research interests: Psychological engagement and flow theory with application in current and emerging higher education learning environments, and work integrated learning.