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Flagships, Research Centres and Institutes

Centre for Early Christian Studies (Senate endorsed Centre)
Professor Pauline ALLEN BA BA(Hons)(Qld) MA(Hons)(UNE) DipMedStud(Leuven) DPhil(Oxf) FAHA
Brisbane Campus (Director)

Dr Bronwen J NEIL BA(Hons)(Qld) MATheolRes(Durham) PhD(ACU)
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Geoffrey D DUNN BA(Hons)(Qld) MLitt(UNE) PhD(ACU)
Australian Research Council Australian Research Fellow

Dr Youhanna Nessim YOUSSEF BCom(AinShamsUniv) BA MA PhD(Montpellier III)
Senior Research Associate

Dr Silke Sitzler BBus(UniSA) BA(Hons)(Adelaide) MA(Cardiff) PhD(Adelaide)
Senior Research Associate

Dr Edward Morgan BA(Hons)(Melb), MPhil(Cambridge) PhD(Cambridge)
Research Associate

For the following Flagships and Centres, the name and location of the Director is listed. Other staff are members of their respective Schools.

Flagship for Creative and Authentic Leadership
Professor Patrick DUIGNAN BA HDipTchg BEd(NUI) MEdAdmin PhD(Alberta)
Strathfield Campus

This Flagship is cross-Faculty and cross-disciplinary. Membership consists of staff from all three Faculties at ACU National as well as other invited members from Australia and overseas.

Mathematics and Literacy Education Research Flagship
Professor Doug CLARKE BSc DipEd MEdSt(Monash) PhD(Wisconsin)
Melbourne Campus

Flagship for Quality of Life and Social Justice
Director: Professor Ruth WEBBER TPTC BA MEd (Monash) BEd(LaT) PhD(Melb)
Melbourne Campus

Associate Director:  Professor Barbara BOWERS Edith RN, MN PhD GNP FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Helen Denne Schulte Professor School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA

Plunkett Centre for Ethics
Associate Professor Bernadette TOBIN MA MEd(Melb) PhD(Cantab)
St Vincent’s Hospital Campus, Darlinghurst

Centre for Lifelong Learning
Professor Judith D CHAPMAN AM BA DipEd(Melb) BEd(LaT) EdD(Nth Colorado) FACE FACEA FWAIEA
Melbourne Campus

Centre for Research into Ethics and Decision-making in Organisations (CREDO)
John LITTLE BE(Elec)
Melbourne Campus

Golding Centre for Women's History, Theology and Spirituality
Dr Sophie McGRATH BA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Syd) PhD(Macq)
Strathfield Campus

This is an inter-disciplinary Centre with outreach to all ACU National campuses.

Faculty Centre for Environmental Restoration and Stewardship
North Sydney Campus

Faculty Centre of Physical Activity across the Lifespan
Professor Geraldine NAUGHTON BEd(Primary) BAppSc(Dist)(FootscrayIT) MAppSc(VU) PhD(VU)
Strathfield Campus

The Centre supports physical activity research interests and productivity in the Schools of Exercise Science at Strathfield Campus and Melbourne Campus

Faculty Centre for Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioural Development
Dr Terry BOWLES DipTeach(ACU) BEd GIAE(Monash) BA PGDip PhD(Melb) MAPS
Melbourne Campus

Institute of Child Protection Studies
Associate Professor Morag McARTHUR DipWelfare BSocSci(Hons) PostgradCertHigherEdTeaching PhD(UNSW)
Canberra Campus

Institute for the Advancement of Research
Professor Peter WILSON BA(Hons) PhD(UNSW)
North Sydney Campus

Institute for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor Paul CHESTERTON TC, MEc DipEd(Syd) MA PhD(Macq) FIAIR
Strathfield Campus (Director IATL)

Andrelyn APPLEBEE DipT(SACAE) BEd(Sec)(UniSA) MEd(UC)
North Sydney Campus (Director of Flexible Teaching and Learning)