Excelsia College

School of Social Work

Field Education Liaison Officer

Nicky Golan

Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work with Merit, Master of Public Health
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

nicky.golan@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Nicky has over 25 years’ experience in clinical practice, research, academia, and public and private health management. She has extensive experience consulting to human service agencies, not for profit organisations and small businesses. 

Nicky has had a diverse career including specialising in clinical work in the acute care, primary care, community, and private sectors. She has worked in executive management and senior quality improvement roles across a range of settings. She has diverse experience teaching across multiple Universities and Higher Education facilities and Colleges in both undergraduate and postgraduate in Social Work and other human services courses and degrees. 

She is a specialist in Social Work workplace learning and is particularly skilled in imparting Social Work theory and concepts in a way that students can connect with meaningfully and personally. 

Profile of Nicky Golan

Education

 Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work, A Master of Social Work with Merit and a Master of Public Health. 

Awards and Honours

Nicky has received the ACHS Quality Award for developing a Public Hospital and Community Services Staff Peer Support Model. 

She has received a Better Practice Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency for The Advanced Care Planning Project for a group of residential aged care facilities. 

Nicky has been invited to be a panel member on a number of the NSW / Vic Field Education Series, CUFEG NSW. 

She has been invited to be on several course advisory groups at various Universities. 

She has presented research and conceptual papers at various professional conferences throughout her career. 

Research Interests

Nicky has several research and interest areas; she is particularly interested in supporting International Students to transition successfully to the Western Social Work post graduate context and required expectations. Through the field education program, she supports International Social Work students to work closely with agencies and complete a thorough and complex research project culminating in a detailed business case / service proposal. In this capacity, students learn and develop the full scope of qualitative research and project management and in doing so, also contribute meaningfully to agencies. 

The research projects are focused within Nicky’s areas of interest and commitments; supporting and empowering women, naming, voicing and addressing social injustices and using methodologies, theories and approaches that are empowering, deconstructing of the dominant discourse and supportive of the marginalised and disenfranchised. 

Associations

Nicky is a member of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, the Higher Education Management Group, LeadX, a Leadership and Development Program and the Emotional Intelligence & Diversity Institute. 

She is a member of the Small Business & Independent Consultant Network and of the Innovation Management Group. 

She is also a member of the Cross-Cultural Coaching & Counselling Group and the Learning, Education, and Training Professionals Group. 

She is a member of the Grief and Loss Professional Network, The Narrative Practice and Discussion Group, The Trauma Informed Educators Network and the Trauma Informed Professionals Collaboration Network. 

Belinda Mawhinney | Excelsia College | Master of Social Work

Social Work Field Education Coordinator

Dr Belinda Mawhinney

Bachelor Social Work, Master of Health Management, Doctor of Philosophy
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

belinda.mawhinney@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Belinda qualified with a Bachelor Social Work (University of Sydney) and has worked for over twenty years in a range of fields applying social work skills. 

In addition to being a qualified social worker, Belinda is a Master graduate (Master of Health Management, University of NSW) and Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney). 

Profile of Dr Belinda Mawhinney

Education

Bachelor Social Work (University of Sydney). 

Master graduate (Master of Health Management, University of NSW) and Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney). 

Research Interests

Primarily working in the fields of health and child protection, Belinda was awarded a Winston Churchill Trust (Australia) Fellowship in 2013. The Fellowship investigated the key strategies required for health services to effectively work together in response to children and young people at “risk of harm”. The Fellowship involved interviewing experts in Canada, United States of America, England and Ireland. The Fellowship gave rise to the study underpinning her doctoral thesis, “Safeguarding children at risk of maltreatment: Role of the Australian child and family health nurse”. The study explores the knowledge, practice and education and training that underpins the critical work used by nurses when 

Mona Luxton | Excelsia College | Master of Social Work

Social Work Lecturer

Mona Luxton

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), Master of Counselling, Diploma of Community Services, Advanced Diploma Counselling and Family Therapy
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

mona.luxton@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Mona Luxton commenced teaching at Excelsia College school of counselling in 2019. Mona has been working as a professional counsellor and psychotherapist since 2002 and has attained a vast range of experience in various types of therapies and modalities for counselling issues. Mona has had a particular interest in working with victims of Domestic and Family Violence. She founded the Bay City Care Community Support and Counselling Centre in 2010 where she continues to work as the service manager. 

Mona has a Master of Social Work (professional qualifying) at Southern Cross University. In 2022 Mona joined the Social Work team at Excelsia as a Social Work lecturer. 

Profile of Mona Luxton

Education

Mona completed a Master of Social Work (professional qualifying) at Southern Cross University a Master of Counselling at Wesley Institute in 2012, a Diploma of Community Services also in 2012 and an Advanced Diploma Counselling and Family Therapy Australian Institute of Family Counselling. 

Awards and Honours

 Mona has received the Bayside Citizen of the Year – 2018 award for her contribution to Domestic Violence Prevention; The Local Women of the Year – 2014 for her contribution to Domestic Violence Prevention and the Local Volunteer of the Year – 2013 for contribution to Domestic Violence Prevention. 

Research Interests

Mona’s research interests include the complexities of working with Domestic Violence and the current issue of gender inequality as a long-standing root cause of domestic violence. 

Associations

 Mona is a graduate member of the AASW, a Clinical member and registered supervisor of the CCAA and a level 4 member of the College of supervisors with the ACA. 

Academic staff | Bonny Cotter | Excelsia College

Field Education Supervisor

 Bonny Cotter 

 social work supervisor and practitioner 

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

Amy@actingmanagement.page

Biographical details

 Bonny Cotter is a social work supervisor and practitioner, with over twenty-five years’ social work experience in both government and community organisations. She is currently working as Program Manager at Bridging the Gap in Western Sydney, delivering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families within the local community, promoting partnerships and developing organizational policy. Bonny has also trained and worked as a music therapist within the disability and aged care sector and delivered group music therapy programs to parents and children to strengthen attachment and address trauma. 

Profile of Bonny Cotter

Education

 Bonny completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales in 1985. She also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Creative Music Therapy (Nordoff-Robbins) in 2003. Bonny also holds a Diploma in Community Service Co-ordination and a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma (Australian Childhood Foundation) 

Research interests

 Bonny is particularly interested in trauma informed practice, creative and expressive therapies, human rights and ethics. 

Associations

 Bonny is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. 

Academic staff | Amy Lee | Excelsia College

Casual Lecturer

Amy Lee

FCPA, Exe MBA (AGSM), BCom (UNSW)
Contact Details

Telephone Number: 02 9000 9604

LinkedIn: Amy KW Lee

Email

amy.lee@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

A Doctorate candidate in Business Administration (International Management) with Geneva Business School in Switzerland, I hold an MBA from AGSM, a Fellow of CPA Australia, and graduated at UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce (Merit). I am an entrepreneur as I found two CPA Public Accounting Practices – Acting Management and Cohort Partners. Before that, I was the Commercial Director at Medacs Healthcare Group and Director of Finance, the Asia Pacific with Odgers Berndtson.

 

In my executive capacity, I have over 15 years of qualified financial and management experience in strategies implementation, change management, due diligence, management and financial reporting, cash flow management, business development, and business expansion, especially in the Asia Pacific.

 

I have a long teaching history and am very passionate about passing my skills and knowledge to the next generation. I am currently a Professional Year Trainer with Navitas Professional and Lecturer at La Trobe University, Federation University, and Sydney University.

Profile of Amy Lee

Education

Geneva Business School, Switzerland

Doctorate candidate in Business Administration, 2022

 

University of New South Wales

Executive MBA 2013

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance 1994

 

CPA Australia – Fellow

Leadership

Hong Kong Australia Business Association

Immediate Past President 2020 | President 2019

 

Liberal Party NSW

Candidate – Member of Legislative Council 2019

Candidate – City of Ryde Council 2016

Dr Lex Akers | Excelsia College

MAR. Associate Lecturer

Dr Lex Akers

Certificate IV in Civil Engineering, Certificate IV in Training and Assessing, Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Business, Doctor of Ministry
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

lex.akers@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Rev. Dr. Lex Akers is a pastor and church leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Church (WMC) of Australia. He currently serves as the District Superintendent of the WMC for NSW/ACT as well as the assistant National Superintendent. Dr Lex has had experience in Civil Engineering, Business and Management before becoming a pastor. Dr Lex joined Excelsia in 2017. With 25 years of leadership and pastoral ministry he brings unique insights to teaching the Christian message to students of all faiths.

Profile of Lex Akers

Education

Dr. Lex holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California. He also holds a Bachelor of Ministry Degree from Kingsley College in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business (Management and Human Resource Management) from Queensland University of Technology. Additionally Dr. Lex has Certificate IV qualifications in Civil Engineering and Training and Assessment.

Research Interests

Discipleship, Practical Religion

Awards and Honours

• QUT Faculty of Business Northern Corridor Community Achievement Award

• Australian Institute of Management Prize

Dr Pegah Marandi

Lecturer and Field Education Coordinator
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5)

Dr Pegah Marandi

PhD English Literature, MEnglish Literature, BEnglish Literature, GradDip Applied Linguistics & TESOL
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

pegah.marandi@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Pegah Marandi is an experienced lecturer with over 14 years of experience lecturing different units of Master of Teaching (Secondary): supervising, advising, and assessing practicum students, working on Academic Materials and Digital Design for LANTITE at Western Sydney University as well as teaching Media unit at Macquarie University. She is also a research assistant engaged in different research projects at Western Sydney University.

 

Pegah has experience in analytical cultural studies and expertise in coding and analysing qualitative data. This expertise in content analysis was used in the data analysis and reduction processes. She has carried out research projects in other contexts as well as in Australian within School of Education. She is currently a research assistant engaged in both current state of historical consciousness of Australian children (from school year 6 to school year 12) who are exposed to the Australian curriculum in History and determine what historical concepts, values and skills are evident, and also engaged in developing pre-service teachers’ capability to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students

Profile of Pegah Marandi

Education

Dr Marandi completed her PhD from University of Tehran. She completed her Master’s degree from Salford University, and completed her Bachelor degree from Bahonar University. She also gained Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics & TESOL from Macquarie University.

Current projects

Mental health and well-being in selected communities; person-centered approach in our practice, counsellor education and training.

Research Interests

Dr Marandi is an active researcher covering areas of pre-service teachers, pre-service teachers’ dispositions; attitudes; and beliefs, community languages, linguistic and cultural diversity, historical consciousness, teaching and cultural diversity, EAL/D students, plural-linguistic teaching, English literature and Postcolonialism, and English Modernity.

Refereed Journal and Conferences publications

Marandi, P., and Anushiravani, A., Bourdieusian Reading of Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money, Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 2015.

 

Marandi, P. and Anushiravani, A., Uncovering Cinematic Adaptations of James Joyce’s The Dead, International Journal of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies, ISSN 2202-9451, Vol. 5, No. 4; October, 2017, pp. 38-47.

Marandi, P., and Marandi, P. 2013, Factors Affecting Tourism Attraction: A Case Study on Ardeshir and Dokhtar Castles, International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Vol. 2., No. 3., pp. 203-218.

 

Marandi, P. 2016, How Far Do Authors Gain Their Authority over Their Material and Their Readers In Social Problem Fiction, The 14th International TELLSI Conference, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, November 16-18, 2016, Kerman, Iran.

 

Marandi, P. 2016, The Representation of Women In Virginia Woolf and Storm Jameson During The 1920s and 1930s, The 14th International TELLSI Conference, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, November 16-18, 2016, Kerman, Iran.

Gideon Boadu | Excelsia College | Academic Staff

Lecturer, Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary)

Dr Gideon Boadu

BEd, MEd, PhD

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

gideon.boadu@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Gideon Boadu is a teacher by training. Gideon has worked in the areas of early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education in Ghana and Australia and across multiple higher education providers. Gideon is committed to the preparation of high-quality future educators and to supporting students achieve their career goals and aspirations.  

Profile of Dr Gideon Boadu

Education

Dr Boadu holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Newcastle, Australia where he worked as an Academic and Research Assistant. Gideon also holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching and a Bachelor of Education (Hons) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Awards and Honours

Gideon received multiple Excellence awards for high academic performance at the University of Cape Coast. He was also a recipient of University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central during his doctoral studies. In 2019, Gideon was nominated for prestigious Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education.

Research Interests

Gideon has research interests in teacher and history education, teacher reasoning and classroom practice, curriculum studies, and teacher professional development. Gideon applies constructivist epistemology to teaching, with focus on the nexus between teacher reasoning, classroom practice, professional development, and curriculum mandates. He brings a critical perspective to teaching and educational research with a view to contributing to ongoing improvement and innovation in education.

Associations

Gideon is a member of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Australian Association for Research in Education, The Quality Teaching Academy, and the HERMES Research Group at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Selected publications

Boadu, G. (2021). Giving voice to teachers through interpretative phenomenological research: a methodological consideration. Qualitative Research Journal, 21(4), 408-423.

Boadu, G. (2021). Developments in history education in Ghana. Yesterday & Today, 25, 1-22.

Boadu. G. (2020). Historical significance and the challenges of African historiography: Analysis of teacher perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2020.1843070

Boadu, G. Donnelly, D. J. & Sharp, H. (2020). History teachers’ pedagogical reasoning and the dynamics of classroom implementation in Ghana. History Education Research Journal 17(2), 179-194.

Boadu, K., Boadu, G., & Nyame, G. (2020). The hidden curriculum and classroom procedure: Informed personal views of teachers. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(10), 562-572.

Lotte Latukefu | Excelsia College | Bachelor of Music

Head of School of Creative & Performing Arts

Dr Lotte Latukefu

PhD M.Mus (Voice)
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

lotte.latukefu@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Lotte Latukefu is Head of Performing Arts. Prior to that she lectured in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong for 18 years. She is well known internationally as a researcher within the field of Higher Music Education and Performance-led research and made a major contribution to these fields. In 2015 she undertook a Research Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

Profile of Dr Lotte Latukefu

Education

2010 PhD

Title: The constructed voice: A socio-cultural approach to teaching and learning singing

1996 M.Mus (Voice) Manhattan School of Music

1991 B.Mus. (Voice) Canberra School of Music

Awards and Honours

2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2011 Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award (UOW)

1994 Fulbright Scholar

Research Interests

Recent and current research includes collaborative learning, practice-led research, portfolio career training and socio-cultural approaches to teaching and learning music and drama at tertiary level.

Current projects

Training Creative Entrepreneurs for Life After Graduation (Latukefu and Pollard)

Selected publications

Book Chapters

Latukefu, L., Verenikina, I., (In press). The role of play in developing self-regulated learning in singing at a tertiary level in J. Encarnao and D. Blom (Eds.) Giddy Up – Teaching and evaluating music performance at university: Beyond the conservatory model. Routledge

Latukefu, L., Rooney, D. (In Press) Discovery and Learning, Inclusion and Inspiration in the HONK! Oz Workshops and Pick-up Band in E. Field, A. Snyder, R. Garofolo (eds). HONK!: Mapping a Street Band Renaissance. Routledge

Latukefu, L., O”Donnell, M., Hayes, J., Burns, S. G., Ellmers, G. N. & Stirling, J. (2013). Fire in the belly: Building resilience in creative practitioners through experiential and authentically designed learning environments in J. Holmes (Ed.). The CALTN papers (pp. 59-61). Creative Arts Teaching and Learning Network: Hobart

Latukefu, L. & Verenikina, I. (2013). Expanding the master-apprentice model: tool for orchestrating collaboration as a path to self-directed learning for singing students in H. Gaunt & H. Westerlund (Eds.), Collaborative Learning in Higher Music Education: Why, What and How? (pp. 101-109). Ashgate: London


Journal Papers

Latukefu, L., & Ginsborg, J. (2018). Understanding what we mean by portfolio training in music. British Journal of Music Education, 1-16. doi:10.1017/S0265051718000207

Latukefu, L., Burns, S. G., O’Donnell, M. & Whelan, A. M. (2014). Enabling music students to respond positively to adversity in work after graduation: A reconsideration of conventional pedagogies in Higher Music Education. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 11 (1)

Latukefu, L. & Verenikina, I. (2011). Scientific concepts: Do they belong in a student toolbox of learning? British Journal of Music Education, 28 (2), 181-194.

Dr Maureen Miner Bridges | Director of Research | Director Lumen Research Institute | Excelsia College

Director of Research & Director Lumen Research Institute

Dr Maureen Miner Bridges

BSc(Hons) DipCrim DipEd MClinPsy DipBS PhD
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604

Email

maureen.minerbridges@excelsia.edu.au

Biographical details

Before joining Excelsia College Maureen held the positions of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University. She has lectured in Pastoral Counselling to theological students and continues to consult as a Clinical Psychologist. Her passion for research leadership led to her becoming a Founding Director of the Lumen Research Institute in 2016, an initiative of Excelsia College in Sydney and Indiana Wesleyan University in the USA.

Profile of Dr Maureen Miner Bridges

Education

Maureen’s doctorate was awarded by Western Sydney University. Her research and scholarship in the fields of psychology, religion and spirituality have been recognized internationally: by a Crawford Miller Fellowship (St Cross College, Oxford) and a fellowship for the John Templeton Oxford program of seminars and research into Christianity and science.

Awards and Honours

Her research and scholarship in the fields of psychology, religion and spirituality have been recognized internationally: by a Crawford Miller Fellowship (St Cross College, Oxford) and a fellowship for the John Templeton Oxford program of seminars and research into Christianity and science. Dr Miner also initiated and chaired the Western Sydney University Psychology and Spirituality Society, sponsored by the Mextanexus Local Societies Initiative.

Research Interests

Dr Maureen Miner developed a strong interest in the relationship between religion, spirituality and psychology. This was expressed in her doctoral work and in subsequent research and research supervision.

Associations

Member of the Australian Psychological Society; member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society; member of the Christianity and Psychological Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society. Registered as a psychologist to practise in New South Wales, Australia.

Current Projects

A major strand of research examines the nature, measurement and psychological impact of attachment to God amongst Christians and Muslims. Another research strand considers psychological factors related to sustainable church leadership and engagement in ministry. Some of this research is conducted in collaboration with the National Church Life Survey Research. A further research field relates to the personal, professional and spiritual development of students through Christian higher education.

Selected Publications

Books, Monographs, Edited Conference Proceedings

Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the 3rd annual Lumen Research Institute Conference in Sydney, Australia: CHILD.

Stevens, B. & Miner, M. (2017). Free to love: Schema therapy for Christians. Religion and Society Series. New York, NY: Nova Science.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) (2017). Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) (2016). Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and WellBeing Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia. Sydney: CHILD

Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). (2012). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Book Chapters

Miner, M. (2018). Stronger Christian voices for the public arena through intentional identity formation. In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2018). Antecedents and outcomes of a perceived calling to work among the religious. In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Miner, M. (2017). Creativity and Spirituality: Psychological perspectives. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017). Creativity & spirituality in higher education: The case for inclusion. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017). Integrating creativity & spirituality in higher education. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Comely, C. & Miner, M. (2016). Faith in Therapy: Utilising the client’s Christian or Jewish faith as a strength in cognitive behavioural therapy. In K.A. Moore, P. Buchwald, F.Nasser & M.Israelashvili (Eds), Stress and Anxiety, strategies, opportunities and adaptation (pp.29-36). Logos Verlag Berlin. 

Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2016). Spirituality: Perspectives from psychology. In De Souza, M., Bone, J., & Watson, J. (Eds). Spirituality across disciplines: Research and practice (pp.165-178). Switzerland: Springer.

Miner, M., Dowson, M., Sterland, S. & Powell, R. (2013). Spirituality and burnout amongst church leaders: Findings from the 2011 Australian National Church Life Survey. In Doolittle, B. (Ed). Psychology of burnout: New research (pp.157-178). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Dowson, M. & Miner, M. (2013). Religion, culture, motivation & achievement. In Liem, G.A. & Bernado, A.B. (Eds.) Advancing Cross-cultural Perspectives on Educational Psychology: A Festschrift for Dennis M. McInerney (pp. ). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. Dowson, M., Miner, M. & Sterland, S. (2012). Burnout and job satisfaction among Australian Catholic clergy. In Ata, A.W. (Ed.), Catholics and Catholicism in contemporary Australia (pp.194-205). Melbourne, Australia: David Lovell.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (2012). Spirituality as a key resource for human flourishing. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.5-32). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

George, T., Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2012) . Human flourishing in education: The relationships among student attachments, attributions and self-regulation. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.109-126). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Dowson, M. & Miner, M. (2012) . Towards a theory of personal maturity: Links to spirituality and human flourishing. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.127-150). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. 

Kaldor, S. & Miner, M. (2012). Spirituality and community flourishing: A case of circular causality. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.183-198). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Brouwer, R. & Miner, M. (2012). Wholistic coaching: A case study and analysis. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.215-230). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Miner, M. & Bickerton, G. (in submission). Relational leadership: Trinitarian theology and the job demands-resources model. Journal of Psychology & Theology.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (in press). The inter-relationships between spiritual resources and work engagement. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Riley, R. & Miner, M. (in submission). A judgment in stone: Damnation and judgment in the Don Juan plays. Religion and Literature.

Yıldız, M., Bulut, M.B., & Miner, M. (2019). Adaptation of a Muslim Spiritual Attachment Scale (God Attachment) for Turkish Muslims: A Validity and Reliability Study. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

Miner, M. (2018). Psychological Contributions to Understanding Prejudice and the Evangelical Mind. Christian Scholars Review, XLVII:4, 363-372. 

Miner, M., Ghobary-Bonab, B., & Dowson, M. (2017). Development of a measure of attachment to God for Muslims. Review of Religious Research, 59(2), 183-206. DOI: 10.1007/s13644-016-0281-2

Miner, M. (2015). A Christian attachment-based therapy can support psychological healing and spiritual growth. Counselling Connections Across Australia, 6, 7-13.

Bickerton, G. R., Miner, M. H., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2015). Spiritual resources as antecedents of clergy well-being: The importance of occupationally specific variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 123-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.01.002

Miner, M., Bickerton, G., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2015). Spirituality and work engagement amongst church leaders. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 57–71. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2014.1003168.

Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2015). Interacting religious orientations and personal well-being. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 72–84. DOI:10.1080/13674676.2014.1003167

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2014). Attachment to God, psychological need satisfaction, and well-being among Christians. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 42(4), 326-342.

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014). Spiritual resources and work engagement among religious workers: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 370-391. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12052

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014). Spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, pp.1-24 DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2014.886517

Bickerton, G.R., Miner, M.H., Dowson, M. & Griffin, B. (2014). The incremental validity of spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 7(2), 162-172. doi: 10.1037/rel0000012

Miner, M., Ghobary, B.B., Dowson, M., & Proctor,M.T. (2014). Spiritual attachment in Islam and Christianity. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 17(1), 79-93. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2012.749452

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2013). Spiritual satisfaction of basic psychological needs and psychological health. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41, 298-314.

Ghobary B.B., Miner, M., & Proctor, M.T. (2013). Attachment to God in Islamic spirituality. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7 (2), 77-104.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (2012). Spiritual experiences reconsidered:

Invited Lectures and Keynote Addresses

Miner, M. (2019). Re-vitalizing church leaders: Using organizational theory in schema therapy. Invited presentation for Activate, the Conference of the Christianity and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society, Marcoola, Queensland, on 3 May 2019.

Miner, M. (2018). Banish Teacher Burnout: The secret of long-term success for educators. Presentation at the Anglican EdComm Agora series, Tara School, Parramatta, on 22 March 2018

Miner, M. (2016). Researching in the Light. Keynote address at the opening of the Lumen Research Institute, Excelsia College, on 9 March 2016.

Miner M.H. (2010, August). Applying an attachment theory of spirituality in clinical practice. Invited presentation at the Iranian University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, on 8 August 2010.

Conference Presentations

Miner, M. & Bickerton, G. (2018). Relational leadership: Trinitarian theology and research into the job demands-resources model. In Write2018, a conference of the Simeon Network, Sydney, Australia, 7 April 2018.

Miner, M. (2017). Psychological Contributions to Understanding Prejudice and the Evangelical Mind. In The State of the Evangelical Mind: Reflections on the Past, Prospects for the Future, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute, Indiana, IN, on 22 September 2017

Miner, M. (2017). A framework for integrative social science research in higher education. In Envisioning Christian Higher Education, Conference of Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance, Sydney, on 18 August 2017.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2017). The inter-relationships between spiritual resources and well-being at work. In Envisioning Christian Higher Education, Conference of Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance, Sydney, on 19 August 2017.

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Ghobary B. (2016, October). Spirituality and psychological well-being of Muslim Australians: A quantitative study of attachment to people and God. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October). Re-development of a measure of attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity using a cross-cultural sample. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October). Attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity in a cross-cultural sample. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Miller, H. & Miner, M. (2016, October). The relational self in therapeutic encounter: Towards an understanding of therapeutic relationship through a lens of theological anthropology. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Clanfield, J., Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2016, October). School ethos, religiosity & orthodoxy. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Miner, M. (2016, April). Student flourishing through attachment and self-regulation. In Education for Human Flourishing, Conference of Christians in Teaching, Sydney, Australia, on 30 April.

Miner, M. (2016, April). Developing flourishing communities. In Education for Human Flourishing, Conference of Christians in Teaching, Sydney, Australia, on 30 April. Miner, M. (2014, November). A Christian approach to attachment can integrate psychological and spiritual perspectives in areas of forgiveness, hope and peace. In Forgiveness, hope and peace: Psychological and spiritual perspective, Christianity and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society, Sydney, Australia on 21 November.

Miner, M. (2013, November). Using Christian spirituality to move beyond well-being to flourishing. In Theology for Psychologists and Counsellors, Christianity and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society, Parramatta, Australia on 14 November.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (2012, October). Reaching towards the inexpressible: A psycho-spiritual expression of the good life. In The Expressible and the Inexpressible, Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion & Culture, Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia, on 6 October.