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Tom O'Donoghue

Professor Tom O'Donoghue

Professor
Education, Graduate School of

Contact details
Address
Graduate School of Education
The University of Western Australia (M428)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3822
Fax
+61 8 6488 1052
Email
tom.odonoghue@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA NCEA, MEd Trinity(Dub.), MA PhD NUI
Key research
My current specialisms are in:
a. Generic curriculum theory (in relation to curriculum context, design, development, innovation and evaluation) including its application to leadership in a variety of challenging circumstances;
b. Qualitative research, especially interpretivism and symbolic interactionism;
c. Understanding contemporary issues through the study of the History of Education.
Publications
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1995

BOOKS

Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (2016) School Leadership in Diverse Contexts (London: Routledge).

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2016) Secondary School Education in Ireland: History, Memories and Life Stories, 1922-1967 (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

Zuniga, C.G., O’Donoghue, T., and Clarke, S. (2015) A Study of the Secondary School History Curriculum in Chile from Colonial Times to the Present (Rotterdam: Sense Publishers) (ISBN: 9789462099241).

Ledger, S., Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T. (2014) Global to Local: Curriculum Policy proceses: The Enactment of the International Baccalaureat in Remote International Schools (The Netherlands: Springer) (ISBN 978-3-319-08762-7).

Shine, K. and O’Donoghue, T. (2013) Schoolteachers in the News (New York: Cambria Press).

O'Donoghue, T. & Clarke, S.(eds.)(2013). School Leadership in Post-conflict Societies: The Importance of Context (London: Routledge).

O’Donoghue, T. (2012). Catholic Teaching Brothers: Their Life in the English-speaking World, 1891-1965 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

Martin, T., O’Donoghue, T. and O’Neill, M. (2012) Teachers and Teaching in Vocational Education and Training Institutions: Reflections from Western Australia (New York: Nova Science Press).

Lopes, E., O’Donoghue, T. and O’Neill , M. (2011) The Education of Children in Geographically Remote Regions through Distance Education: Perspectives and Lessons from Australia (North Carolina: Information Age Publishing).

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Clarke, S. (2010) Leading Learning: Process, Themes and Issues in International Perspective (London: Routledge).

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2007) Planning Your Qualitative Research Project: A Beginner’s Guide to Research in Education (London: Routledge)

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2006) Bilingual Education in Pre-independent Irish-speaking Ireland, 1800-1922 (Ceredigion, Wales: Edwin Mellen Press) (0-7734-5636-8).

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2004) Come Follow Me and Forsake Temptation: Catholic Schooling and the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers for Religious Teaching Orders, 1922-65 (Bern: Peter Lang).

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Punch, K. (eds) (2003) Qualitative Educational Research in Action (London: RoutledgeFalmer).

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2001) Upholding the Faith: The Process of Education in Catholic Schools in Australia, 1922-65 (New York: Peter LanG).

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1999) The Catholic Church and the Secondary School Curriculum in Ireland, 1922-62 (New York: Peter Lang)

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Dimmock, C.A.J. (1998) School Restructuring: International Perspectives (London: Kogan Page).

Dimmock, C.A.J. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) Innovative School Principals and Restructuring: Life History Portraits of Successful Managers of Change (London: Routledge).


BOOK CHAPTERS

O’Donoghue, T. (in press). ‘The role of male religious orders and congregations in Catholic education in Scotland’, In S. McKinney and R. McCluskey (eds.) History of Catholic Education in Scotland: New Perspectives.


Karareba, G., Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (eds) (2016) ‘Leading primary schools in post-conflict Rwanda: Some current concerns of the practitioners’, in School Leadership in Diverse Contexts (London: Routledge).


Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (eds) (2016) ‘The crucial matter of school leaders taking cognisance of educational contexts’, in School Leadership in Diverse Contexts (London: Routledge).


Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (eds) (2016) ‘School leadership in diverse contexts: Picking up thethread through the labryinth’ in School Leadership in Diverse Contexts (London: Routledge).

Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (2016). ‘Leading schools in post-new war contexts: Much ado about a lot’, in N. Dempster and G. Johnson (eds.) Leadership for Learning and Effective Change (The Netherlands: Springer).

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Clarke, S. (2014). ‘Faith-based non-government organizations and education in post-new war societies: Background, directions and challenges in leadership, teaching and learning’, in J. Chapman, S. McNamara, M. Reiss and Y. Waghid (eds) The International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-based Schools (Berlin: Springer) (ISBN: 978-94-017-8971-4), pp. 705-722.

Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2013) ‘Leading teaching and learning’, in M. Brundrett (ed) Principles of School Leadership. London: Sage, pp. 94-110 .

Crow, A. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2013). ‘The UNESCO programme ‘Educaton for All’ , in T.B. Mooney and M. Nowaki (eds.) , Aquinas, Education and the East. The Netherlands: Springer.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Whitehead, C. (2008) ‘Teacher education in the English-speaking world: Adopting a comparative perspective’, in T.A. O’Donoghue and C. Whitehead (eds) Teacher Education in the English-speaking World: Past, Present and Future (North Carolina: Information Age Publishing), pp. 1-7.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Whitehead, C. (2008) ‘A comparative analysis of teacher education across ten countries’, in T. A. O’Donoghue and C. Whitehead (eds) Teacher Education in the English-speaking World: Past, Present and Future (North Carolina: Information Age Publishing), pp. 191-200.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Potts, A. (2007) ‘Education in Australia,’ in C. Wolhuter (ed) Comparative Education: Education Systems and Contemporary Issues (Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers), pp. 99-115.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Potts, A. (2007) ‘Schools as dangerous places: Preliminary considerations,’ in A. Potts and T.A. O’Donoghue (eds) Schools as Dangerous Places (New York: Cambria Press), pp. 1-14.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2007) ‘Teachers and the child abuse scandals in Catholic schools,’ in A. Potts and T.A. O’Donoghue (eds) Schools as Dangerous Places (New York: Cambria Press), pp. 145-166.

Whitehead, C. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (Guest Editors) (2004) Special Issue of Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia) on ‘Teacher Education: International Perspectives,’ Vol. 28, No. 2, 2006.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2005) ‘Catholic influence and the secondary school curriculum in Ireland from 1922 to 1962, with a consideration of some recent developments,’ in G. McCulloch (ed), The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in the History of Education (London: RoutledgeFalmer), pp. 179-192.

Whitehead, C. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (Guest Editors) (2004) Special Issue of Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia) consisting of ‘Essays in honour of Professor Emeritus Richard Edward Aldrich,’ Vol. 26, No. 2.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Punch, K. (2003) ‘The case for students’ accounts of qualitative educational research in action,’ in T.A. O’Donoghue and K. Punch (eds), Qualitative Educational Research in Action (London: RoutledgeFalmer), pp. 1-6.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2002) ‘Bilingual education in Ireland in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries,’ in R. Lowe (ed), History of Education - Major Themes: Vol. 4. Studies of Education Systems (London: RoutledgeFalmer), pp. 552-566.

Aspland, T., Maxwell, T.W. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2000) ‘The political context of teachers’ work,’ in T.W. Maxwell and P. Ninnes (eds), The Context of Teaching (Armidale: Kardoorair Press), pp. 35-54.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2000) ‘A Gestalt view of planning curriculum and pedagogy,’ in C. Dimmock and A.Walker (eds), New Directions in Teaching and Learning: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press), pp. 49-68.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Punch, K. (Guest Editors) (1999) Special Issue of Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia) on ‘Qualitative Research’, Vol. 26, No. 2.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) ‘Addressing the misconceptions of the cultural inheritance in Catholic education,’ in J. McMahon, H. Neidhart and J. Chapman (eds), Leadership in Catholic Schools (Melbourne: Spectrum), pp. 31-48.


PAPERS IN INTERNATIONALLY REFEREED JOURNALS

Ledger, S., Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T. (2015) ‘International and remote schooling: Global to local curriculum policy dynamics in Indonesia’. The Asia Pacific Education Researcher

O’Donoghue, T. and Byrne, D. (2014) ‘Historical inquiry into the construction of religion as a school subject for Catholic schools in Australia, The Australasian E-Journal for Catholic School Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.1-20.

O’Donoghue, T. (2014) ‘History of education research in Australia: Some current trends and possible directions for the future’, Paedagogica Historica.Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 813-821.

Barry, M.J., Hauck, Y.L., O’Donoghue, T, and Clarke, S. (2014) ‘Newly-Graduated midwives transcending barriers: Mechanisms for putting plans into action’. Midwifery, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 962-967.

Striepe, M. and O’Donoghue, T. (2014). ‘Servant leadership in a Catholic school: A study in the Western Australian context’. Educational Research and Perspectives. Vol. 41, pp. 130-153.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2014). ‘The conception, construction and maintenance of the identity of Catholic female religious teachers’. Teachers and Teaching, Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 410-426

Allender, T. and O’Donoghue, T.A (2014) ‘Identity dystopias, Empire framing and theoretical Hegemonies: Two case Studies, India and Ireland’, The Journal of Educational Administration and History, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 134-144.

Striepe, M., Clarke, S. and O’Donoghue, T. (2014). ‘Spirituality, values and the school’s ethos: Factors shaping leadership in a faith-based school’. Issues in Educational Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 85-97.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J.(2013). ‘Addressing the apparent paradox of the Catholic sister principal, 1940-1965’. History of Education, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 765-782.

Chapman, A. and O’Donoghue (2013). ‘An analysis of recruitment literature used by orders of Catholic religious teaching brothers in Australia in the first half of the twentieth century: A social semiotic analysis. Paedagogica Historica iFirst.

Shine, K. and O’Donoghue, T. (2013). ‘Teacher representation in news reporting on standardized testing: A case study from Western Australia’, Educational Studies. iFirst


Barry, M.J., Hauck, Y.L., O’Donoghue, T, and Clarke, S. (2013). ‘Newly-graduated midwives transcending barriers: a grounded theory study’. Midwifery. iFirst.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2012)‘Contesting the Limond thesis on British influence on Irish education since 1922: A comparative perspective. Comparative Education (UK), Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 337-346.

Vidovich, L., O’Donoghue, T. and Tight. M. (2012) ‘Transforming university curriculum policies in a global knowledge era: Mapping a global-local research agenda’, Educational Studies (UK), Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 283-295.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2011). ‘A comparative history of Church-State relations in Irish education’, Comparative Education Review (USA), Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 315-341.

Harford, J. and O’Donoghue, T. (2011). ‘Continuity and change in the perspectives of women religious in Ireland on themselves both as religious and as teachers in the years immediately prior to, and following, the Second Vatican Council (1962-65),’ Paedagogica Historica (Europe), Vol. 47, No. 3, 2011, pp. 399-413.

O’Donoghue, T. and Chapman, A. (2011) ‘A social semiotic analysis of the discursive construction of teacher identity in the ‘book of rules and customs’ of the Australian Sisters of St. Joseph of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,’ History of Education (UK), Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 391-408.

Evangelinou-Yiannakis, A. and O’Donoghue, T. (2011) ‘A qualitative study of the teaching of modern Greek in Western Australia under the ‘Seconded Teachers from Greece’ scheme, with implications for other similar schemes,’ The Australian Journal of Teacher Education (Australia), Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1-10.

O’Donoghue, T. and Chapman, E. (2010) ‘Problems and prospects in competencies-based education: A curriculum studies perspective,’ Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia), Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 85-104

Gardiner, D., O’Donoghue, T. and O’Neill, M. (2010) ‘The construction of Education as an area of study at Murdoch University: 1974-2003,’ The Australian Journal of Teacher Education (Australia), Vol. 35, pp. 56-67.

Toffoli, A., Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T. (2010). ‘Middle schooling policy processes in a Catholic context: Synergies and dissonances,’ Asia Pacific Education Researcher, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2010, pp. 199-212.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2010) ‘Troubling some generalisations on teacher education in the English-speaking world: The case of the Republic of Ireland,’ South African Journal of Education, Vol. 30, pp. 91-104.

Hanafin, J., O’Donoghue, T.A., Flynn, M. and Shevlin, M. (2010). ‘The primary school’s invasion of the privacy of the child: Unmasking the potential of some current practices,’ Educational Studies (UK), Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 143-152.

Trotman, J. and O’Donoghue (2010) ‘Becoming a woman teacher: Memories of learning to be a monitor in Western Australia in the 1920s and 1930s,’ Oxford Review of Education (UK), Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 171-185.

O’Donoghue, T. and Harford, J. (2009). ‘A contemporary overview on secondary school teacher education in the Irish Republic,’ New Educational Review, Vol. 19, Nos. 3-4, pp. 235-246.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2009) ‘Colonialism, education and social change in the British Empire: The cases of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Ireland,’ Paedagogica Historica (Europe), Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 787-799.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Burley, S. (2008) ‘God’s Antipodean teaching force: An historical exposition on Catholic teaching religious in Australia,’ Teaching and Teacher Education (UK), Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 180-189.

Chapman, A. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2007) ‘The recruitment of religious as teachers: A case study from 1960s Australia,’ Cambridge Journal of Education (UK), Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 561-577.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2004) ‘Rescuing lay teachers in Catholic schools from anonymity for the period 1870-1970,’ pp. 78-93, in C. Whitehead and T. O’Donoghue, T. (Guest Editors), Special Issue of Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia) consisting of ‘Essays in honour of Professor Emeritus Richard Edward Aldrich,’ Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 78-93.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Potts, A. (2004) ‘Researching the lives of Catholic teachers who were members of religious orders: Historiographical considerations,’ History of Education (UK), Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 469-481.

Sweeney, J., O’Donoghue, T.A. and Whitehead, C. (2004) ‘A study of university students’ perspectives on traditional face-to-face and web-based tutorials,’ Teaching in Higher Education (UK), Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 311-324.

Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2004) ‘Curriculum policy and non-government schooling: A case study of an Australian school,’ International Journal of Educational Reform (USA), Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 2-18.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Vidovich, L. (2004) ‘Researching non-government schools and the curriculum: A case study of a Catholic school in Australia,’ Journal of Educational Administration and History (UK), Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 9-18.

Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2003) ‘Addressing a neglected area in curriculum policy research: The case of curriculum policy and non-government schools,’ Research in Education (UK), No. 70, 2003, pp. 65-73.

Gardiner, D. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2003) ‘Robert George Cameron: The first professor of education at The University of Western Australia,’ The Australian Journal of Teacher Education (Australia), Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 3-17.

Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2003) ‘Global-local dynamics of curriculum policy development: a case study from Singapore,’ The Curriculum Journal (UK), Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 341-360.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2003) ‘Child-abuse scandals and the Catholic Church: Are we asking the right historical questions?’ History of Education Review (Australia/New Zealand), Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 1-15.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2002) ‘The Catholic Church and the promotion of a Gaelic identity in Irish secondary schools,’ The Australian Journal of Irish Studies (Australia), Vol. 2, pp. 149-165.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Dimmock, C.A.J. (2002) ‘Teacher professional development in the area of school-reporting-to-parents,’ Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Australia), Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 169-180.

Vidovich, L. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2002) ‘Curriculum policy and non-government schooling: An argument for a qualitative case study research approach,’ International Journal of Educational Reform (USA), Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 282-296.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (2000) ‘Issues in primary and secondary education in Australia: Past, present and future,’ International Journal of Educational Reform (USA), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 50-58.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Chalmers, R. (2000) ‘How teachers manage their work in inclusive classrooms,’ The Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education (UK), Vol. 16, No. 7, pp. 889-904.

Chapman, A. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (2000) ‘Home schooling: An emerging research agenda,’ Educational Research and Perspectives (Australia), Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 19-36.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Clarke, S. (1999) ‘School enterprise bargaining and the need for qualitative research,’ The International Journal of Educational Management (UK), Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 45-56.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1999) ‘Catholic influence and the secondary school curriculum in Ireland from 1922 to 1962, with a consideration of some recent developments,’ History of Education Review (Australia/New Zealand), Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 16-29.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1998) ‘The education of children with intellectual disabilities in Western Australia: An historical perspective,’ Journal of Educational Administration and History (UK), Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-16.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1998) ‘Catholicism and the curriculum: The Irish secondary school experience, 1922-62,’ Historical Studies in Education (Canada), Vol. 10, Nos. 1/2, pp. 140-158.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) ‘The Christian Brothers in Queensland and the Irish tradition: Continuity and change,’ Aspects of Education (UK), No. 54, pp. 72-81.

Dimmock, C.A.J. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) ‘A new methodology to empower the study of school leadership: The edited topical life history approach,’ Leading and Managing (Australia), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 48-70.

Carrivick, S.E. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) ‘Principals’ perceptions of their role in enabling teachers to inform their practice with educational research,’ Research in Education (UK), No. 57, pp. 36-44.

Dimmock, C.A.J. and O’Donoghue, T.A. (1997) ‘Managerial imperatives for the improvement of school reporting to parents,’ International Journal of Educational Management (UK), Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 149-158.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Dimmock, C. (1997) ‘The principal’s contribution to school restructuring initiatives aimed at improving teaching and learning: Exploring the potential of the edited topical life history research approach,’ Educational Management and Administration (UK), Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 35-50.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Dimmock, C.A.J. (1996) ‘School development planning and the classroom teacher: A Western Australian case study,’ School Organisation (UK), Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 71-87.

Dimmock, C.A.J., O’Donogue, T.A. and Robb, A.S. (1996) ‘Parental involvement in schooling: An emerging research agenda,’ Compare (UK), Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 5-20.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Saville, K. (1996) ‘The power of the story form in curriculum development: An exposition on the ideas of Kieran Egan,’ Curriculum, (UK), Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 24-35.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1996) ‘Malaysian Chinese students’ perceptions of what is necessary for their academic success: A case study at one university,’ Journal of Further and Higher Education (UK), Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 67-80.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Brooker, R. (1996) ‘The rhetoric and the reality of the promotion of reflection during practice teaching: An Australian case study,’ Journal of Teacher Education (USA), Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 99-109.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and O’Brien, S. (1995) ‘Teachers’ perceptions of parental involvement in school decision making: A Western Australian case study,’ The International Journal of Educational Reform (UK), Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 404-414.

O’Donoghue, T.A. and Austin, D. (1995) ‘The professional development of teacher educators in the developing world,’ South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Australia), Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 45-59.

O’Donoghue, T.A. (1995) ‘Educational restructuring gone astray in paradise: The Papua New Guinea experience,’ Journal of Educational Administration (Australia), Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 79-90.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
PhD Coordinator
Funding received
1. National competitive grant – award of $29800 under the competitive grants program of The Australian Learning and Teaching Council for further work on a project entitled Applying quality principles to Australian university transnational teaching and learning, with Dr. David Pyvis (Curtin University of Technology and Professor Anne Chapman (The University of Western Australia)

1. National competitive grant (Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant Scheme), award of $62,000.00 for a project entitled From periphery to centre: an historical analysis of lay teachers' experiences in Australian Catholic schools, from 1940 to 1980. This is a sole grant for funding in 2013 and 2014;

2. National competitive grant – award of $116,000 under the competitive grants program of The Australian Learning and Teaching Council for a project entitled ‘Applying quality principles to Australian university transnational teaching and learning’.

3.National competitive grant – award of $150,000 under the competitive grants program of The Carrick Institute for a project entitled ‘Generating quality principles for the improvement of Australian university transnational teaching and learning'.
Languages
English
Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge)
Memberships
1. President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society for the years 2002 and 2003.

2. Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society for the years 2000 and 2001.

3. Member of the Executive of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society 2000 -2005.

3. Adjunct Professor at the Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea(2002-2010).

Member of the International Advisory Board, Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education since June 2009.

Member of the editorial board/corresponding
member of the following refereed journals:
History of Education (UK)
History of Education Quarterly (USA)
Journal of Educational Administration and History (UK)
International Studies in Catholic Education (UK)
The Welsh Journal of Education (UK)
Irish Educational Studies (Ireland)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
The Australian Journal of Irish Studies

Honours and awards
Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK)
Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Previous positions
1. High school teacher of Irish Gaelic and History in Ireland, 1975-1989;
2. Head of Education Department, OLSH Teachers' College, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea,1989-1992, and part-time lecturer at The University of Papua New Guinea;
3. Lecturer in curriculum theory, QUT, Brisbane, 1992;
4. Appointed as Assistant Professor in curriculum theory in the Graduate School of Education at UWA in 1993. Subsequently promoted to Associate Professor, Professor, and Winthrop Professor.
Teaching
• In 2011 I was the recipient of the Excellence in Supervision Award across UWA’s Faculties of Education, Law, and Architecture, Landscape and the Fine Arts.

• In 2009 I received a ‘national citation for excellence in postgraduate supervision from the National Learning and Teaching Council. The citation was “for contribution to student learning at UWA and beyond through innovative, rigorous and sophisticated postgraduate supervision and ‘supervision education’ in ‘Education Studies’”.

• In 2007 I was the recipient of The Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision award;

• In 2005 I was nominated for The Students’ Guild and The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Research Supervision;

• In 2005 I was nominated for The Students’ Guild and The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Research Supervision;

• In 2004 I was nominated for The Students’ Guild and The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Research Supervision;

• In 2000 I was the winner of The Students’ Guild and The University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Research Supervision;
Current external positions
1. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide.
2. Adjunct Profesor, School of Health, Science and Education, The University of the Sunshine Coast
Useful links
For The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia see:
http://www.assa.edu.au/fellows/profile.php?id=100004

For the Royal Historical Society see:
http://www.royalhistoricalsociety.org/
Current projects
1.Issues for school-based leaders (particularly in various challenging circumstances), especially in relation to curriculum and paedagogy;

2. Changing models of the 'whole' curriculum at university level: Historical and comparative perspectives

3. Lay teachers' in Australian Catholic Schools: Historical Prespectives.

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