|Present||Chair, SCU Human Research Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University|
|Present||Professor, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Environment, Science and Engineering|
|Present||SCU Student Ombud, Southern Cross University|
Australian Studies, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Geography
Environmental change, Human-landscape interactions, Environmental and cultural heritage management, Higher education, Environmental education, Higher education scholarship of teaching & learning, Social construction theory, Indigenous and community issues, Social processes, Environmental management and planning, Environmental archaeology and geoarchaeology, Quaternary science, and Palynology
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - Present||Chair, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering Scholarships Committee, AINSE, Australia||2013 - Present||Visiting Professor, Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona, Spain||2012 - Present||Academic elected member, Southern Cross University Council, Australia||2008 - Present||Professor of Geography, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University, Australia||2004 - Present||Student Ombud, Southern Cross University, Australia||1996 - Present||Life Member, Claire Hall, University of Cambridge, England||1994 - Present||Councillor (SCU Representative), Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering Council, Australia||2008 - 2015||Chair, Animal Care & Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University, Australia||1997 - 2010||Various executive Academic Board positions: Chair, Deputy Chair, Dean, Southern Cross University Academic Board, Faculty Board and School Boards, Australia||1994 - 2007||Associate Professor of Geography, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University, Australia||1992 - 1993||Senior Lecturer in Geography, Faculty of Resource Science & Management, University of New England Northern Rivers, Australia||1988 - 1992||Lecturer in Geography, Faculty of Resource Science & Management, University of New England Northern Rivers, Australia||1986 - 1988||Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Adelaide, Australia||1982 - 1986||Research Assistant & Research Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Glasgow, Scotland|
|2009||Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Learning & Teaching), Southern Cross University, Australia|
|2004 - 2006||Master of Educational Leadership (Higher Education), Macquarie University, Australia|
|2005||DSc, St Andrews University, Scotland|
|2002||Graduate Certificate in Management Communication, New South Wales Technical & Further Education (TAFE) Commission, Australia|
|1979 - 1982||PhD Quaternary Geology, Glasgow University, Scotland|
|1974 - 1979||BSc(Hons) Geography, St Andrews University, Scotland|
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Journal articles (102)
Adapting research ethics principles and practices to enhance professional coursework education in universities Journal of the European Higher Education Area (2014)
One way to expand students’ learning is to introduce exotic content into the syllabus. This paper describes an example of Australian research ethics principles and processes being adapted and adopted to inform teaching, learning and ...
An exploration of the role of schema theory and the (non-indigenous) construction of indigenous identity Environmental Education Research (2014)
Community engagement is increasingly important in environmental management. While such engagement has tended to comprise only one-way communication, genuine engagement often requires meaningful cross-cultural communication. This paper explores issues surrounding engagement with Australian indigenous communities, ...
Feeling good about teaching mathematics: addressing anxiety amongst pre-service teachers Creative Education (2014)
Research regarding pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards teaching mathematics has revealed that many pre-service teachers experience high levels of mathematics anxiety about both the learning of mathematics and the teaching of the mathematics curriculum. Little is ...
Identification of preserved fatty acids in archaeological floor sediments from prehistoric sites at Ban Non Wat and Nong Hua Raet in Northeast Thailand using gas chromatography Journal of Archaeological Science (2014)
This paper presents the first record of fatty acids recovered from archaeological sediment samples in Southeast Asia. Fatty acid analysis in archaeology provides a good source of evidence for the identification and interpretation of prehistoric ...
Multi-element characterization of archaeological floors at the prehistoric archaeological sites at Ban Non Wat and Nong Hua Raet in Northeast Thailand Quaternary International (2014)
This paper reports the results of geochemical analysis of hard floor sediment samples from the prehistoric Mun river valley occupation sites of Ban Non Wat and Nong Hua Raet in Northeast Thailand. Past human activities ...
Procedural skills, sketchup and vodcasting: distance teaching of design drawing skills and student learning autonomy Creative Education (2014)
The popularity of sites like YouTube demonstrates the potential preference for users to use video podcasts (vodcasts) as an instructional tool. As educators have been encouraged to become more literate in authoring Web 2.0 technologies, ...
The decline and revival of music education in New South Wales schools, 1920-1956 Australian Journal of Music Education (2014)
This paper overviews the decline and revival of music education in New South Wales schools from 1920 to 1956. Commencing with a focus on vocal music during the period up to 1932, a time of ...
The slow process of modernising teacher training in music in New South Wales, 1920-1956 Australian Journal of Music Education (2014)
The need for appropriately trained teachers to teach in its schools has been a priority for the Department of Education (hereafter referred to as the Department) since the beginning of public education in New South ...
Unconventional gas development: why a regional community said no Geographical Research (2014)
Public concern resulting from unconventional coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and production has become a contentious planning issue in regional Australia, with public concern drawing attention to government planning obligations. To assist Lismore City Council ...
(Hardly) anyone listening? writing silent geography Coolabah (2013)
In 1984, J. Douglas Porteous challenged the geography world to silence. True geographical appreciation cannot be expressed in prose; the logical conclusion is for geographers to be silent. Given that they cannot be silent, Porteous ...
Community perspectives of natural resource extraction: coal-seam gas mining and social identity in Eastern Australia Coolabah (2013)
Using a recent case study of community reaction to proposed coal-seam gas mining in eastern Australia, we illustrate the role of community views in issues of natural resource use. Drawing on interviews, observations and workshops, ...
Current issues in environmental management in Australia: what do people think? Coolabah (2013)
In 2010, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) published their Grand Challenges in Global Sustainability Research, seeking to mobilise researchers in a 10-year scientific effort to address what ...
Developing the Lismore CSG poll- a university/local government collaboration Journal of Economic and Social Policy (2013)
Regional universities can contribute to the capacity of regional governance by providing an important source of specialist knowledge that can be used to aid problem-solving and engage communities more actively in decision-making. This paper reports ...
Does Boyer’s integrated scholarships model work on the ground? an adaption of Boyer’s model for scholarly professional development International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2013)
Boyer’s model of four scholarships as an integrated system engaging and integrating the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and teaching is being increasingly adopted both by individual scholars and institutions. Here I reflect on my ...
Finding a home: harnessing biographical narrative in teaching and learning in cultural geography Coolabah (2013)
This paper describes the use of reflective biographical narrative, in postgraduate research supervision, in helping students develop their sense of place – an intellectual place – within the scholarly landscape. The example provided centres on ...
Institutional challenges to the effectiveness of management of Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia Asia Pacific Viewpoint (2013)
Marine protected areas are recognised as an important marine management strategy to deal with a range of user conflicts and over-exploitation of marine resources. This article explores the experiences of establishing a marine protected area ...
Postcolonial times: lock the gate or pull down the fences? Coolabah (2013)
The development of a rural coal seam gas industry in regional Australia, together with its key technology, fracking, has been met by a very active, lively and vocal social protest movement. This 2013 Tricontinental Lecture ...
Reflections: remade, reworked, reimagined: Sally Brown talks about place Coolabah (2013)
For quite a long time it has been claimed that cultural production in Tasmania has an inimitable and idiosyncratic place within the scheme of things. Sally Brown, a young Tasmanian designer, maker, artist, is unlikely ...
Sketching up new geographies: open sourcing and curriculum development Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2013)
The functionality of web 2.0 technologies has caused academics to rethink their development of teaching and learning methods and approaches. The editable, open access nature of web 2.0 encourages the innovative collaboration of ideas, the ...
Teacher assistants support our students, but who supports our teacher assistants? Special Education Perspectives (2013)
Support for students with special needs in primary schools can be provided by the employment of a teacher assistant. Using a participant action research and observation methodology, this case study examines the role of a ...
Writing for ethical research: novice researchers, writing, and experience of experimental narrative Creative Education (2013)
The objective of this paper is to better understand how to bring the experience of applying for research ethics approval closer to the practice of research planning. The hypothesis is that, while experienced scholars understand ...
'Friday is my research day': chance, time and desire in the search for the teaching-research nexus in the life of a university teacher Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (2012)
This paper builds on some ideas recently presented by Boyd et al. (2010). In that paper, the focus was on the ways in which experienced academic staff articulate the teaching-research nexus. By presenting six short ...