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Research Centres

University Priority Research Centres are listed below together with other centres. The Director and Deputy Director(s), where applicable, are shown for each centre, together with research and general staff employed by the centre. Other academics associated with the centres are listed in Faculty staff lists. Full staff lists are provided on each centre’s website.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Institute of Child Protection Studies
University Priority Research Centre

Associate Professor Morag McARTHUR DipWelfare BSocSci(Hons) PostgradCertHigherEdTeaching PhD(UNSW)
Canberra Campus (Director)

Dr Gail WINKWORTH PSM BSW(Hons)(UNSW) DSW(Syd)
Senior Research Fellow

Ms Lorraine THOMSON BSW(Hons)(UNSW) MLitt(UNE) MSW(ACU)
Research Fellow

Quality of Life and Social Justice Research Centre
University Priority Research Centre

Director: Professor Ruth WEBBER TPTC BA MEdSt(Monash) BEd(LaTrobe) PhD(Melb)
Melbourne Campus (Director)

Dr Patricia BAZELEY BA(Hons) PhD(Macq)

Professor Barbara BOWERS RN, BSN(Michigan) MSN(Wayne) PhD(Calif, SF) FAAN

Dr Kate JONES BEc(Hons)(Syd) GradDipLib(Canberra) MA(Melb) PhD(LaTrobe)

Rev Dr Michael MASON STM(Union Theological Seminary, NY) MPhil PhD(Columbia, NY)

Mrs Fiona SPARROW
Administrative Officer

Mr Ian SPARROW BTax(UNSW) ASA
Senior Administrative Officer

Ms Julie WILMOT BSocSc(ACU) PostgradDipArts(Sociology)(Melb)
Research Assistant

Faculty of Education

Centre for Creative and Authentic Leadership
University Priority Research Centre

Associate Professor Michael BEZZINA BA(Hons) DipEd PhD(Macq) MEdStuds(UniSA) MACE FACEL
Strathfield Campus (Director)

Dr Jack FRAWLEY DipT(AquinasTC Vic) BEd(Inservice)(UniSA) MEdStudies(NTU) MEd(TESOL)(UniSA) PhD(UWS)
Senior Research Fellow

Mr Soma NAGAPPAN BSc(Malaya) GDipBIS MBA(Curtin)
Manager

Mathematics Teaching and Learning Research Centre
University Priority Research Centre

Professor Doug CLARKE BSc DipEd MEdSt(Monash) PhD(Wisconsin)
Melbourne Campus (Director)

Ms Anne ROCHE BEd DipEd MEd(ACU)
Centre Manager and Research Assistant

Ms Rose KNIGHT DipT BEd(ACU)
Research Assistant

Ms Louise HAMILTON
Research Assistant

Faculty of Health Sciences

Centre of Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Professor Geraldine NAUGHTON BEd(Primary) BAppSc(Dist)(FootscrayIT) MAppSc PhD(VU)
Strathfield Campus (Director)

National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research
University Priority Research Centre

Professor Sandy MIDDLETON RN, ICUCert BAppSc(Nursing) MN PhD(Syd) FCN MRCNA
Director, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent’s & Mater Health, Sydney and ACU
Director, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research (NaCCOR), Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

Professor Paul FULLBROOK RN, DipProfStudNurs BSc(Hons)(Bournemouth, UK) PGDipEd MSc(Manchester, UK) PhD(Bournemouth, UK)
Deputy Director, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research (NaCCOR), Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

Professor Linda WORRALL-CARTER RN, CorCareCert(UK) BEd MEd(Prelim) PhD(LaTrobe)
Director, Centre for Nursing Research, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Deputy Director, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research (NaCCOR). Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

Ms Justine BENFIELD DipTrng&AssessSys CertIVBus(FrontlineMgmt), CertIVTrng&Assess (TAA40104)
Executive Officer

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Asia-Pacific Centre for Inter-Religious Dialogue

Professor Raymond CANNING LicPh STB(Greg) PhD STD(Leuven)
Canberra Campus (Director)

Professor Ismail ALBAYRAK BA MA(Ankara) PhD(Leeds)
Melbourne Campus (Assistant Director)

Centre for Early Christian Studies
University Priority Research Centre

Professor Pauline ALLEN 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)
Burke Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical Latin

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

Dr Youhanna Nessim YOUSSEF BCom(AinShamsUniv) BA MA PhD(Montpellier III)
Lecturer in Coptic and Christian Arabic

Dr David LUCKENSMEYER BSc BA(Hons) PhD(Qld)
Research Associate

Dr Stephen LAKE BTheol(Hons)(Flinders) PhD(Cambridge)
ARC Research Associate

Ms Dinah JOESOEF BBA MBA(San Francisco)
Administrative Officer

Mr Thomas BUCHANAN BMus(Hons) LLB(Monash) GradDipLegPrac(TheCollegeofLaw)
Administrative Officer

Golding Centre for Women's History, Theology and Spirituality

Dr Sophie McGRATH BA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Syd) PhD(Macq)
Strathfield Campus (Director)

Dr Rosa MacGINLEY BA BEd MA(Qld) DipTh(CIS) PhD(Qld)
Brisbane Campus (Associate Director)

Plunkett Centre for Ethics

Dr Bernadette TOBIN MA MEd(Melb) PhD(Cantab)
St Vincent’s Hospital Campus, Darlinghurst (Director

Kathleen Bradburn
Administrative Officer

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