A number of Excelsia staff recently attended the Higher Education Provider – Quality Network (HEPP-QN) National Forum (20–21 November) and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Conference (22–23 November) which were both held in Melbourne. In addition, the College’s SRC Co-President, Kirti Punjabi, attended the TEQSA Conference as the College’s student representative. 

 

The theme of this year’s HEPP-QN National Forum was Self-Assurance in Higher Education. Excelsia’s Provost, and HEPP-QN Founding Convenor, Professor Jane Fernandez, invited participants (both in person and online) to step up to self-assurance and work to build greater trust in the sector, especially between institutions and regulators. These themes were revisited in a series of presentations, workshops and panels over the course of the two days, with participants discussing a wide range of topics including the Australian Universities Accord, Generative AI, self-accrediting authority, and the current threats and opportunities within the sector. One of the many highlights was a presentation and Q&A session by TEQSA Chief Commissioner Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, and his vision for the sector. Other key presenters were Professor Andrew Norton, Dr Michael Tomlinson, Dr Lindsay Heywood and Dr Paula Kelly. The HEPP-QN National Forum keynotes received strong commendation from HEPP-QN participants. A big thankyou goes to all HEPP-QN institutions who attended and a special thanks to survey respondents. 

 

Many of the topics from the HEPP-QN National Forum were also featured at the TEQSA Conference, which, for this year, had the theme Reshaping Higher Education. Workshops and presentations covered assessment in the age of AI, contract cheating, support and safety for international and First Nations students, the Australian Universities Accord,  skills for the future, QILT insights, and current issues for regulation in the higher education sector. As well as staff from within the sector, over 100 students were in attendance, both as participants and panel members, which provided valuable insights and perspectives. 

 

Both the HEPP-QN National Forum and TEQSA Conference provided participants with a wealth of knowledge and many opportunities to network, and although there are clearly many challenges facing the sector, there are also many opportunities and an exciting future ahead. 

  

Further Reading: 

The Australian Universities Accord 

Assessment reform for the age of artificial intelligence 

Draft Higher Education Provider Amendment (Support for Students Policy) Guidelines 2023 

Professor Jane Fernandez is Provost of Excelsia College and oversees the College’s Research and Partnerships, Registrar and Quality portfolios. In this context, she oversees the regulatory outcomes of the College, including supporting governance and audit and risk functions. Prior to Excelsia, Jane was Vice-President (Learning and Teaching) and then Vice-President (Quality and Strategy) at Avondale (now Avondale University) and led Avondale through its change of provider categories, namely, its self-accrediting and university college achievements and its Joint-Conferral Scheme with Charles Sturt University.

 

Jane’s influence over Australian higher education is evidenced through her founding role in establishing the Higher Education Provider Quality Network (HEPP-QN), Australia’s first national quality assurance network for the independent sector. Since establishing the network almost a decade ago, she has successfully led several milestones in its development and impact. What started as approximately eight higher education institutions has grown to a membership of 80 institutions. This success she attributes to her shared leadership with her HEPP-QN Steering Group and to the continuing collaboration of member institutions.

 

The success of the HEPP-QN is notable in that it is recognised by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Jane notes that the HEPP-QN’s success is owed to the generosity of many leaders who reflect its goodwill: namely, TEQSA, the HEPP-QN Steering Group, several reputable sector experts, and the many passionate leaders across HEPP-QN institutions.

 

The several national webinars Jane has led have been opportunities to share collective expertise with the sector. Two HEPP-QN highlights include the national webinar with the previous TEQSA Chief Commissioner Nick Saunders on the topic of self-accrediting authority and the more recent interview she held with the TEQSA Commission on TEQSA’s vision in October 2022. These have been opportunities to share the HEPP-QN’s motivation to provide a unifying vision for national-based quality in Australian higher education. Jane believes that sharing the space of leadership and learning from her teams is part of stepping up to lead. This is important to her for both her work with the HEPP-QN and just as importantly, for her Provost role at Excelsia.

 

Jane explains her leadership drive: ‘My motivation is the future of young people who are entrusted in our care. The outcomes that we want to achieve, as leaders, cannot be done alone,’ she says. Jane values the leadership philosophy ‘rise by lifting others’. This philosophy is also reflected in the HEPP-QN’s motto ‘Achieving Together’.

 

When approaching leadership from a Christian world view, Jane says, ‘We can look to Christ who beautifully brought together the human elements of leadership including empathy, compassion and forgiveness. Christ’s whole life on earth is graced with elements of humility and compassion: he was born in a stable, embraces sinners, affirms the dispossessed, and washes the feet of His disciples.’

 

The big lessons of Christian leadership for Jane involve being authentic through self-critique. This involves sharing and growing a vision while connecting to what it means to be human: facing our own flaws; seeking and giving forgiveness; growing through the mistakes we make; sharing the lessons we learn; respecting people; being inclusive and celebrating the talents and gifts that others bring; asking and seeking help; acknowledging that we never achieve anything alone; and always being grateful for the journey, dedicating the success God allows us to a higher purpose.  

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Lumen Conferral

Redeeming Truth and Community in the Age of Individualism 
The search for meaning, theological understanding, spiritual life, and the foundation of morality in the contemporary world

The 2018 Lumen conference examined the identity and marginalisation of the Christian voice today. The 2021 Conferral looks at what has been lost in pushing the Christian search for Truth and community to the margins (corroborated by Miroslav Volf’s book, Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World, Yale University Press, 2017), leaving declining liberal democracy, globalisation and free market economy at the core. Jonathan Sacks in his book, Morality (Hodder and Stoughton, 2020) claims that the levers of power (states and governments) and capitalism (wealth) have eclipsed and displaced the search for Truth, which, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, is the search for meaning, theological understanding, spiritual life, and the foundation of morality.

 

To this disintegration Sacks further attributes deterioration of families and marriages, the global growth in loneliness, depression and anxiety, drug addiction, and suicidality; the loss of social, communication and concentration skills; and an overall disintegration of society that arises from individualistic thinking of ‘I’ not ‘we’ ironically in pursuit of rights and freedom. ‘An individualistic universe may be free but it is fraught with loneliness, isolation, vulnerability and nihilism, a prevailing sense of the ultimate meaninglessness of life’ (Sacks, 2020, p. 85). Whilst the origins of individualism may stem from the Enlightenment, Sacks suggests that the current surge of individualism emerged with the ‘liberation’ of the 1960s, and abandonment of morals and religion, identified by Alasdair MacIntyre in his seminal moral theory study, After Virtue (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), which is now epitomised by the iGen (or Generation Z, born after 1995, who have spent their entire life with smartphone technology).

 

What does Christian Truth and community have to offer society in the age of dangerous post-truth or ‘alternative facts’ (Lee McIntyre, MIT Press, 2018), unstable and inequitable liberal democracies, re-emerging totalitarian states, environmental irresponsibility, ‘social’ media that fosters isolation and insecurity, to people isolated and socially handicapped by technology, to a world that idolises wealth and power at the cost of equality, creating an ever-widening gap between affluence and poverty, a gulf between authoritarianism and justice? Is the search for Truth and spirituality truly obsolete? If not, how can we redeem the core values of Christian teaching and enrich society?

 

This year’s Conferral (towards a book of thematically aligned chapters) will build on the 2018 Lumen Conference and consequent book theme, Christian Identity in the Public Arena. That edition discussed Christian identity today and challenges to having a voice in the public sphere where Christians are marginalised and seen as ‘alien’. Alien and marginalised as Christianity may be, the 2021 Conferral asks what has Christianity to offer the dystopian spiritless future, and what must it retrieve in order for meaning and Truth to survive?

 

Jesus modelled radical and countercultural inclusiveness of marginalised and alienated people in his interactions, acknowledging the dignity and value of ethnic outsiders, the vulnerable, the physically and mentally ill, people with ritually unclean professions, women, people of all classes, and those generally ostracised by society. He did this nowhere more clearly than in the Lukan Gospel. In its sequel, Acts, the work of the early church focused on community creation and inclusiveness. How does Christianity today retrieve community cohesion and resilience, and support marginalised people from its own position of marginalisation?

Keynote Speaker

Dr Michael Frost is an internationally recognised Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world and he is much sought after as an international conference speaker. Since 1999, Dr Frost has been the founding director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at various seminaries in the United States.

 

He is the author or editor of nineteen theological books, the best known of which are the popular and award-winning, The Shaping of Things to Come (2003), Exiles (2006), The Road to Missional (2011) and Surprise the World! (2016). Frost’s work has been translated into German, Korean, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish. For twelve years, he was the weekly religion columnist for the Manly Daily, and has had articles published in the Washington Post, The Tennessean, The Charlotte Observer, Le Monde, and other publications. He was one of the founders of the Forge Mission Training Network and the founder of the missional Christian community, smallboatbigsea, based in Manly in Sydney’s north. He is also well known for his protests against Australia’s treatment of refugees, some of which have resulted in his arrest by the NSW police, as well as his advocacy for racial reconciliation, foreign aid, and gender equality.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT MIKE FROST

About Lumen Research Institute

The Lumen Research Institute is a global collective of Christian scholars who pursue questions of social concern through collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts.

 

It is a global collective drawn from colleges and universities around the worldfrom a host of culturally diverse perspectives of Christian scholars who grapple with the full complexity of questions facing our global society todayChristian scholarship brings together academic disciplines in fruitful dialogue to pursue questions of social concern – addressing the challenges of human existence regarding historical and contemporary wisdom as well as Christian understandings of the nature, purpose, and ends of the created order. Its fellows are collaborative and interdisciplinarybringing together a web of disciplinary perspectives and representing a diversity of global perspectives.

Plenary Presentations

John Ayoub, Ganesh Bala, Kirsty Beilharz, Kate Bradford, Peter Carblis, Jane Fernandez, Christopher Gilbert, Louise Gosbell, Sunaina Gowan, Nicola Hoggard Creegan, Dion Khlentzos, Muchiri Machuki, Maureen Miner Bridges, George Odhiambo, Jerry Pattengale, Christopher Porter, Erin Sessions, Mark Seton, Mark Stephens, Joanna Swadling & Christine Carroll, and Leonardo Veliz.

E.g. the rejection of Christian theology or world views by secular reason in post-Enlightenment Western philosophy; the diminution of Christian foundations of morality; and dismissal of Christian voices in governance, economic policy, social policies, and religious freedom.

E.g. Truth and wisdom for responsible stewardship, sustainable community, and for meaningful human life; the place of theology, philosophy and spirituality for governance and governing policies, and for flourishing families and parenting; overcoming challenges to Christianity in a material, capitalist world; impacts of economic policy, free market economy, and liberal democracy; and creative arts as a culturally integrated locus of spiritual encounter.

E.g. Being responsible stewards and advocating stewardship; being a resilient, responsible community and fostering communities; being ethical and fostering ethical action in all areas of life; being wise citizens and advocating for just, inclusive, truthful governance; restoring absolute truth and factual truth in the age of post-truth, such as in perspectives on social media or responsible journalism.

E.g. The biblical, Judeo-Christian and Jesus-inspired model of inclusiveness; dignity for marginalised people: the role of Christianity in aged care, dementia care, people with disability, palliative care and healthcare; the role of Christianity in gender equity and responsible leadership, Indigenous leadership, Christian/servant/Trinitarian and pastoral leadership models; the role of Christianity in mental health and wellbeing; in Indigenous opportunity, education and healthcare, and truthful histories; in supporting migrants, asylum-seekers, and ethnically ostracised groups; in understanding and supporting people affected by domestic and family violence; in inclusive education; and supporting people in poverty, crisis-care, and homelessness.

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Lumen Research Institute International Conference

Faith, Cohesion, and Communities

To inquire about the conference, please contact:

Dr Maureen Miner Bridges, at maureen.minerbridges@excelsia.edu.au 
or Prof Kirsty Beilharz, at kirsty.beilharz@excelsia.edu.au

Faith, Cohesion, and Communities

Wed, 2 Aug 2023 8:30 AM – Thu, 3 Aug 2023 5:00 PM AEST
Location: Excelsia College

Keynote Speaker

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D. | Lumen Conference 2023 | Excelsia College

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program), and he is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. He has published widely on the science of self- and other-forgiveness among other topics, and he has developed the REACH Forgiveness model (see www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com for free resources), supported in over 30 published randomized controlled trials, and other practical interventions to help people reach their potential.

Reverend Canon Professor Scott Cowdell

Reverend Canon Professor Scott Cowdell | Lumen Conference 2023 | Excelsia College

Scott Cowdell is Adjunct Research Professor in Theology with the Centre for Religion, Ethics and Society (CRES) at Charles Sturt University and Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Anglican diocese. His PhD is from the University of Queensland. He is the author of ten books, most recently René Girard and the Nonviolent God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) and Mimetic Theory and its Shadow: Girard, Milbank, and Ontological Violence (Michigan State University Press, 2023). These further develop his internationally recognized theological engagement with the mimetic theory of religion, culture and violence developed by the French American theorist René Girard (1923-2015). With Joel Hodge (Australian Catholic University) and Chris Fleming (Western Sydney University) he founded the Australian Girard Seminar in 2011, serving as its President and co-editing its ‘Violence, Desire, and the Sacred’ series with Bloomsbury Academic, which currently stands at twelve volumes. Fr Cowdell also writes about ecclesiology, with Church Matters: Essays and Addresses on Ecclesial Belonging published in 2022 with Coventry Press, Melbourne, showcasing his contributions over 25 years. His next book is Why Church?, currently (March 2023) being completed during a period as Dean’s Scholar at the Virginia Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.

Professor Rob McIver

Professor Rob McIver | Lumen Conference 2023 | Excelsia College

Robert K. McIver began his professional career as a teacher of mathematics in a state high school in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since then, he has been a student, a church pastor and is now director of the Scripture Spirituality and Society Research Centre, and a professor in biblical studies in the Avondale Seminary at Avondale University College, where he has taught since 1988. Alongside his research interests in biblical studies, Rob is lead researcher on the research project undertaken for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which investigates how employees of Adventist organizations perceive the relationship of their work and the wider mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Rob has published 9 books, and edited 6 others. He has published in academic journal as diverse of the Australian Religion Studies Review, the Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Applied Cognitive Psychology and the Monash Bioethics Review. Robert’s goal in the classroom is to communicate the excitement of seriously studying the Bible.

Book Launch

Join us for the launch of two books at the Lumen Research Institute International Conference 2023: Faith, Cohesion, and Communities.

 

Time/Date: 12:45pm–2pm (conference lunch break), 2 August 2023

 

Venue: Excelsia College

 

Books:

Redeeming Truth and Community in the Age of Individualism: Meaning and Morality in the Contemporary World

 

Embracing Diversity: Formative Christian Higher Education and the Challenge of Pluralisms

 

For more details and how to register, download the book launch flyer here.

Conference Theme

In The Phenomenology of Spirit of 1807, Hegel described the social reality of his time as the ‘topsy-turvy world’ (die verkehrte Welt) in which even the best-made projects turn into their opposite – ‘a dream of freedom into terror, morality into hypocrisy, excessive wealth into poverty of the majority’ (Slavoj Zažek, Surplus—Enjoyment, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, p1). More than two hundred years later, it is not clear that signs of ‘progress’ such as the Internet of Things (pervasive computing), artificial intelligence, tremendous scientific advances, greater psychological understanding of the mind and cognitive mechanisms, the march of democracies, capitalism, globalisation of cultures, trade, and economy, have achieved coherence and ordering of the topsy-turvy chaos to which Hegel referred. The aspirations of freedom, fraternity and equality are not realised; there is fragmentation across all areas of life instead of connection, compassion, and justice.

In the area of social media, the internet promised us infinite connectivity and certainly transformed the social experience of whole generations. Education, too, is transformed by play-inspired methods of maker-space learning, peer-learning, intercultural dialogue, new histories and geographies enabled by real-time discourse, and the synchronous exchange of ideas. Churches have (in some cases) become ‘mega’, global not local, with multilingual live translation and televised, and our Bibles are in our pockets on a phone not a tenderly leather-bound tome. Cities and populations are expanding to cover tens of thousands of kilometres but condense people into closer and closer proximity.

Yet despite this growth, people feel ever more isolated and lonelier. Students in online classrooms claim to be disengaged and excluded from communities of learning, practice, and social interaction. Older people are more likely to feel depressed and lonely than overwhelmed by the speed of the topsy-turvy world. Mental health, counselling, and wellbeing practices are seeing increasing numbers of people affected by identity and personality disorders. One can sit on a Tokyo train amidst millions of commuters and feel alone or even die from overwork (karoshi) without being noticed. Zaźek posits ‘we live in a weird moment where multiple catastrophes—pandemic, global warming, social tensions, the prospect of full digital control over our thinking …—compete for primacy’, (ibid, p.2) where arguably these multiple catastrophes have amplified the disconnection, disintegration, and fragmentation of individuals, communities, and societies.

In response, we are holding the ‘Faith, Cohesion, and Communities’ conference. This 2023 Lumen conference asks the questions of whether Christian faith can contribute meaningfully to cohesion, and whether Christian faith can influence re-connection, integration, and orderliness amidst the chaos. Further, through the gathering and transformation of communities, can such faith offer ethical insights mitigating cultural dilution, virtuality, and social and political fragmentation, together with steadfast commitment to appease violence and unrest? Or, is faith, too, a victim impacted by fragmentation? How has Christian faith been impacted by fragmentation of self, society, polity, economy, or culture?

Pre-conference workshop

Pre Lumen-Conference workshop on forgiveness:
1 August 2023
Workshop with Keynote Speaker Emeritus Professor Everett Worthington:

Title: Forgiveness: What Do Science and Christian Theology and Practice Tell Us about What Is It and How Can We Do It and Help Others Do It

The free, interactive workshop will look at individual forgiveness but also at stimulating forgiveness and reconciliation in the community and workplace. See registration link below.

Forgiveness is a Christian value, but it also enhances workplace, social cooperation, and personal wellbeing and inner peace even in secular contexts. This workshop is therefore relevant to people of all professions and faiths. It is approached here from a psychological point of view.

Everett L Worthington, Jr, PhD, is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program). He continues to be active in research and speaking around the world. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 45 books and around 500 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility and positive psychology, marriage and family topics, and religion and spirituality. He also has developed the REACH Forgiveness model (see www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com).

Workshop summary and objectives

I draw on a lifetime as a Christian who has studied the psychology of forgiveness since the 1980s. I seek to provide participants with a Biblically consistent, scientifically informed understanding of what forgiveness is and how to help friends, family members, clients (if any), and church attendees forgive, if they wish to do so. 

Primary objectives

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to

  • Summarize scientific theories of forgiveness. 
  • Define two types of forgiveness and differentiate them from reconciliation.
  • Use REACH Forgiveness to help oneself and others forgive.

Secondary objectives
• Help their own or other couples’ relationships using information from the Hope-Focused Couple Approach.
• Help oneself and others forgive themselves for things they have done or ways they have fallen short of their own expectations using six steps to Self-Forgiveness.

Can communities become more forgiving?
1 August, 9:30am–4pm
Venue:

Excelsia College, 69–71 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park 2113

What does forgiveness mean?

Everett believes there are two types of forgiveness. ‘Decisional forgiveness’ involves deciding to forgive a personal offense and letting go of angry and resentful thoughts and feelings toward the person who has wronged you. ‘Emotional forgiveness’ involves replacing the negative emotions with positive feelings like compassion, sympathy, and empathy. Research shows that emotional forgiveness is where most health benefits lie. This type of forgiveness can reduce our stressful reaction to a transgression – and stress has been shown to lead to a suppressed immune system and an increased risk for cardiovascular issues. Emotional forgiveness also keeps us from ruminating over the wrong that was done to us, and rumination can be harmful, too; it has been associated with a number of mental health problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. Decisional forgiveness is more important in repairing and reconciling relationships.

On his website, Everett offers ‘no-cost resources’:

Research supporting REACH Forgiveness is extensive. Nathaniel Wade, William Hoyt, Julia Kidwell, and Everett Worthington (2014) published a comprehensive meta-analysis of all outcome research on forgiveness in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Everett’s workshops have been variously tailored for both secular and Christian groups, i.e. for everyone – religious or not. Forgiveness can be involved in many personal and relationship problems. Even when forgiveness is an issue for a person who is depressed, anxious, with a personality disorder or any psychological disorder, most psychotherapy does not spend much time on forgiveness. Everett’s work in forgiveness includes self-forgiveness, forgiveness of others, his ‘method’ and resources, and building forgiveness around the world. In the lead up to the Faith, Cohesion and Communities Lumen Conference, we anticipate this workshop will look at individual but also group, community and societal dimensions of forgiveness and how forgiving can make for better personal and professional relationships.  

Can communities become more forgiving?
Everett is completing a project attempting to see the community impact in Christian colleges when a campus organises a two-week ‘forgiveness blitz’. It seems to me that, at a time of material scarcity, when natural disasters, war, enmity, ethnic and religious diversity and other forms of differentiation have the potential to create division, the exploration of personal and community capacity for forgiveness is urgent.

Venue: Excelsia College, 69–71 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park 2113
Date and time: 1 August, 9:30am–4pm
Register for the FREE workshop, light lunch included, here.

Lumen Conference Schedule with speakers and topics

Faith, Cohesion and Communities at Excelsia College 2-4 August 2023

Tuesday 1 August: Workshop on Forgiveness with Prof Ev Worthington
Time Session Speaker Topic
9:00am - 9:30am
Arrive and coffee
9:30am–11am
Session 1

Prof Everett Worthington

Understanding forgiveness

11am–11:30am
Morning tea
11:30am–1pm
Session 2
Prof Everett Worthington
REACH forgiveness
1pm–2pm
Lunch
2pm–3:30pm
Session 3
Prof Everett Worthington
Self-forgiveness
Wednesday 2 August: Conference Day 1
Time Session Speaker Topic
8:30am - 9:00am
Arrive and coffee
9:00am–9:30am
Welcome

Peter McKeon, CEO Excelsia

Opening and Acknowlegement of Country

Opening prayer
Prof Kirsty Beilharz
Greetings
Professor Jerry Pattengale
9:30am–10:45am
Keynote 1 with Q&A
Prof Everett Worthington
More forgiving communities
10:45am–11:15am
Morning tea
11:15am–12:30pm
Keynote 2 with Q&A
Rev Canon Prof Scott Cowdell
René Girard on community, cohesion and faith today: Individualism, undifferentiation, nihilism, apocalypse
12:30pm–1:45pm
Lunch and book launches
Peter McKeon, Prof Jerry Pattengale, Prof Kirsty Beilharz, Dr Maureen Miner
Embracing Diversity from ACHEA 2021; Redeeming Truth and Community in the Age of Individualism from Lumen 2021
1:45pm–2:30pm
Invited address
Prof Jerry Pattengale
Writing for the wider public
2:30pm–3:30pm
Paper session 1
3:30pm–3:45pm
Short break
3:45pm–5:15pm
Paper session 2
5:15pm
Close, optional conference dinner (own expense)
Thursday 3 August: Conference Day 2
Time Session Speaker Topic
8:30am - 9am
Arrive and coffee
9am–10:15am
Keynote 3 with Q&A

Prof Rob McIver

What should a Christian church be contributing to contemporary society?

10:15am–10:45am
Morning tea
10:45am–12:45pm
Paper session 3
12:45pm–1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm–2pm
Performance
Ensemble from School of Creative and Performing Arts
2pm–3pm
Invited address
Prof Everett Worthington
What we know about hope from science and Christian practice
3pm–4pm
Paper session 4
4pm–5pm
Panel and Plenary Q&A
Prof Everett Worthington, Prof Rob McIver, Prof Jane Fernandez
Christian contributions to more coherent communities
5pm
Prizes and close
Peter McKeon

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ACHEA Conference

Changing Worlds: Purpose formation, pluralism and paradigm clash – past and present

 

In this conference we will discuss the nature, goals and processes of formation, challenges to formation in pluralistic contexts, and problems of formation at times of paradigm clashes. The legitimacy of individually focused formation through higher education is not immune to question, given the social inequalities evident in access to enrolment and between graduates and non-graduates. The ethical implications of intentional formation of people in a social context that privileges autonomy are also worthy of close scrutiny. Some ethical questions include: Who has the right to attempt the formation of others? What legitimates formation activities? What are the benefits and harms of purposive individual formation in situations of pluralism? In considering these and related questions about purposive formation we reflect on the present and consider lessons that can be learned from the past.

Keynote Speakers

Excelsia College | ACHEA Conference

Dr Stan Rosenberg
CCCU & Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford

Excelsia College | ACHEA Conference

Dr Beth Green
Tyndale University College, Toronto

Excelsia College | ACHEA Conference

Dr Perry Glanzer
Baylor University Texas

Conference Schedule

DAY 1
Time Session Speakers & Topics
8.30am - 8.45am
Registration
9am - 9.15am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peter McKeon, CEO – Excelsia College
Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Chief Commissioner - TEQSA

Time

Session Example

1. Worldviews and social imaginaries in CHE
 Peter Carblis, Simon P. Kennedy
2. Structures for Christian Higher Education
 Phil Fitzsimmmons, Paul Oslington
3. Formation and Pluralism in Schools
Emily Lockhart, Jacqueline Greentree
4. Formation in a Context of Pluralism
David Turnbull, Andrew Butcher

DAY 2
Time Session Speakers & Topics
8.30am - 8.45am
Registration
9am - 9.15am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peter McKeon, CEO – Excelsia College
Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Chief Commissioner - TEQSA

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Excelsia College Active Research Staff

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Book chapters

 

Alizadeh S. and Chavan M. (2015). Communication competence in health care: The case of the cross-cultural caregivers. In Christopher E. (ed), International management and intercultural communication: A collection of case studies. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

 

Alizadeh, S. and Chavan, M. (2019). Perceived cultural distance in healthcare in immigrant intercultural medical encounters. International Migration. doi: 10.1111/imig.12680.

 

Alizadeh, S., Chavan, M. and Hamin, H. (2016). Quality of care and patient satisfaction amongst Caucasian and non-Caucasian patients: a mixed-method study in Australia. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. Vol 33, No 3. pp. 298 –320.

 

Latifi, F. and Alizadeh, S. (2016). The influence of national factors on transferring and adopting telemedicine technology, International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications. 7(3). doi:10.4018/IJEHMC.2016070104.

 

Alizadeh, S. and Chavan, M. (2015). Cultural competence dimensions and outcomes: a systematic review of the literature. Health & Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12293.

 

Alizadeh, S. (2009). Adoption of Telemedicine Technology in Iran. Iranian Journal of Management Review. Vol.1, No.2. pp.12-20.

Vidya Sagar Athota PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Books

Athota, V. S. (August 2020), Mind over Matter in a Digital Age: Building employee mental fitness for organisational success. Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2019). Managing Employee Wellbeing and Resilience for Innovation. Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Book chapters

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2018). The 360-Degree Feedback at Workplace: A Transformative Learning Perspective, Cambridge Handbook of Instructional Feedback.

 

Athota, V. S., & Treloar, S. (2018). Conflict in the workplace and need for wellbeing. Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Relations – An International Perspective. (Springer).

 

Treloar, S., & Athota, V. S. (2018). The insurance arm of a leading Australian bank. Strategic Human Resource Management and Employment Relations – An International Perspective. (Springer).

 

Athota, V. S. (2017). Foundations and future of well-being: How personality influence happiness and well-being, Impact of Organizational Trauma on Workplace Behaviour and Performance.

 

Athota, V. S., O’Connor, P.J., & Jackson, C. J. (2010). The role of emotional intelligence in moral judgement. In R. Hicks (ed). Personality and Individual Differences: Current Directions. Australia: Australian Academic Press.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kearney, S., Athota, V.S., & Bee, S. (2018). International service learning in higher education: Contradictions of purpose. Journal of Global Education and Research.

 

Walden Person, S. & Athota, V.S. (2018). Academic Contra power Harassment (ACPH), and Pedagogy for Mental Health through Self-compassion: A conceptual paper. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change.

 

Yuspendi, Virgo Handojo, V., Athota, V.S., Mike Yuni Margaretha Sihotang, M.Y.M., and Putu Ngurah Asita Dewi Aryanid, P.N.A.D. (2018). Adult Attachment Security Before and After Marriage Between IPV and Non-IPV Mothers in Indonesia. A&NZ Journal of Family Therapy.

 

Athota, V.S., O’Connor, P.J., & Roberts, R.D. (2017). To punish first and reward second: Values determine how reward and punishment affect risk-taking behaviour. American Journal of Psychology, 130(3), pp. 303-313.

 

Athota, V. S., & Malik, A. (2017). Closing the innovation gap: A human capital perspective. 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), St. Petersburg, Russia. (Full paper conference publication).

 

Kearney, S. P., & Athota, V.S. (2017). International immersions experiences in higher education: Who benefits? In S. Hou (ed.) Service-Learning: Perspectives, Goals, & Outcomes. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers.

 

Walden Pearson, S., Athota, V. S., & De Burgh-Woodman, H. (2017).  The influence of self-compassion on knowledge worker subjective wellbeing, creative and knowledge sharing behaviour. 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), St. Petersburg, Russia. (Full paper conference publication).

 

Athota, V. S., Malik, A., & Connell, J. (2016). Closing the innovation gap: A human capital perspective. 11th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2016), Dresden, Germany. (Full paper conference publication).

 

Athota, V.S., O’Connor, P.J., & Roberts, R.D. (2016). How values of Stimulation and Hedonism provide contrasting paths from Sensation Seeking to risk-taking behaviour based on risk sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 465.

 

Athota, V. S., Treloar, S. & Kearney, S.P. (2016). Using learning styles to predict charitable values via emotional management. Jindal Journal of Business Research. 4, 46-55.

 

Athota, V. S., Kearney, P. S., & Cocodia, E. (2015). How self-transcendence via individualized moral foundations predict emotional and social enhancement. Journal of Beliefs & Values. Taylor & Francis Group.

 

Athota, V. S., & Roberts, R. D. (2015). How Extraversion + leads to problem-solving ability. Psychological Studies, 60, 332-338.

 

Athota, V. S., & O’Connor, P. J. (2014). How approach and avoidance constructs of personality and emotional management predict core human values. Learning and Individual Differences, 31, 51-58.

 

Athota, V. S. (2013). The role of moral emotions in happiness. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 1(2), 110-115.

 

O’Connor, P. J., & Athota, V. S. (2013). The intervening role of Agreeableness in the relationship between Trait Emotional Intelligence and Machiavellianism: Reassessing the potential dark side of EI. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 750-754.

 

Athota, V. S., O’Connor, P.J., & Jackson, C. J. (2010). The role of emotional intelligence in moral judgement. In R. Hicks (ed). Personality and Individual Differences: Current Directions. Australia: Australian Academic Press.

John Ayoade PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Book

Ayoade J., Josopandojo S., Barretto J., Ayoade T. “Using RFID System to Enhance the Monitoring of Wildlife Observation Activities” –Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology ISSN-2205-6181, ISBN (e-Book): 9780994365682 –July 2017.

 

Book Chapter

Ayoade J. “RFID Adoption in the Developed and Developing World” Book Chapter of the book title “Radio Frequency Identification” Nova Science Publisher, USA., 2011ISBN: 0781611224160.

 

Ayoade J.& Symonds J. “An Evaluation of the RFID Security Benefits of the APF System: Hospital Patient Data Protection” (pages 37-48) Book Chapter of the book titled “Emerging Pervasive and Ubiquitous Aspects of Information Systems”. 2011.

 

13.Ayoade J., Symonds J.  “RFID for Identification of stolen/Lost Items”  Book Chapter  of  the  book  title  “Auto-Identification   and   Ubiquitous   Computing Applications: RFID and Smart Technologies for Information Convergence” ISBN 978-1-60566-298-5,  IGI Global, Information Science Reference, USA, 2009.

 

Ayoade J. “From Fixed to Convergence” Book Chapter of the book title “Auto-Identification   and   Ubiquitous   Computing   Applications:   RFID   and   Smart Technologies for Information Convergence” ISBN 978-1-60566-298-5, IGI Global, Information Science Reference, USA, 2009.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Symonds J., Ayoade J.“The RFID Tag Pictorial Glossary Project”, ISTA 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society –Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, Australia ISBN: 978-1-4244-7775-3,2010.

 

Ayoade J.“Ensuring Customer and Business Data Protection by Securing RFID Systems” The Impact ofe-Economy on Mena Region Development: Global Competitiveness, International Regulations and Strategy Partnerships 14-16 March 2015.

 

Nassim Mozaffaric, Javad Rezazadeh, Reza Farahbakh, John Ayoade “IoT-based Activity Recognition with Machine Learning from SmartWatch” International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Networks (IJWMN)2020.

 

Ayoade J., Symonds J. “An Evaluation of the RFID Security Benefits of the APF System” Journal of the Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Vol 1. Issue 1, ISSN: 1937-965X; EISSN: 1937-9668IGI Global, Information Science Reference, USA,2009.

 

Symonds J., Ayoade J., Parry D. “Auto-Identification and Ubiquitous Computing Applications: RFID and Smart Technologies for Information Convergence” ISBN 978-1-60566-298-5, IGI Global, Information Science Reference, USA, 2009.

 

Ayoade J. “Roadmap to Solving Security and Privacy in RFID Systems” International Journal of Computer Law and Security Report, UK Vol.23, No.6, pp.555-561, 2007.

 

Ayoade J. “Security implications in the RFID and Authentication Processing Framework” Journal of Computers and Security, USA ISSN:01674048, 2006.

 

Ayoade J., Nakao K. “The Applications of the APF for the protection of Privacy in the RFID Systems” The North American Technology and Business Conference, Montreal, Canada ISSN: 1557-699X, 2005.

 

Ayoade J., Takizawa, Nakao K. “A Prototype System of the RFID Authentication Processing Framework” Keynote Speaker at the 3rdInternational Workshop in Wireless Security Technologies, London, United Kingdom ISSN 1746-9058, 2005.

 

Ayoade J., Ohno H. “Applications and Importance of the SPLC (Solution to Privacy and Lawful access Conflict) on Online Information Privacy and Security”, 4th   Australian   Information   and   Warfare   &   IT   Security   Conference.   ISBN 086803995 Pg. 61-69, 2003.

 

Ayoade J. Kosuge T. “Breakthrough to Privacy Concerns and Lawful Access”, Elsevier Science JournalsTelematics and Informatics, Elsevier UK Vol.19/4 pg.273-289, 2002.

Hassan Shakil Bhatti PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2019, ‘A customer repurchase behavior survey for Australian mobile telecommunication services: Research instrument validation’, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 72-79.

 

Refereed conference papers

Bhatti, H and Hassan, T 2019, ‘The influence of customer experience on customer loyalty for the mobile telecommunication services’, in CONF-IRM 2019 Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand, 26 May 2019, pp. 1-8.

 

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2019, ‘Factors that impact customers loyalty for mobile telecommunication products and services in Australia’, in CONF-IRM 2019 Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand, 26 May 2019, pp. 1-10.

 

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2016, ‘An evaluation of customer repurchase behaviour in mobile telecommunication services in Australia’, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2016), Bali, Indonasia, 4 – 7 December 2016, pp. 602-606.

 

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2016, ‘An empirical examination of customer retention in mobile telecommunication services in Australia’, in International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 July 2016, pp. 72-77.

 

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2017, ‘Towards the investigation of the effect of customer satisfaction and customer experience on behavioural intention in mobile telecommunication services in Australia’, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS 2017), Langkawi, Malaysia, 16-17 July 2017, pp. 1-6.

 

Bhatti, H, Abareshi, A and Pittayachawan, S 2017, ‘The analysis of antecedents of customer loyalty in the Australian mobile telecommunication market’, in Marten van Sinderen, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Enrique Cabello (ed.) Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2017) – Volume 2: ICE-B, Madrid, Spain, 24-26 July 2017, pp. 91-99.

Grant Bickerton PhD - Research Fellow Lumen Research Institute (Excelsia)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Miner, M. & Bickerton, G. (2020). A new model of Christian leadership: Insights from the job demands-resources model and Trinitarian theology. Journal of Psychology & Theology.

 

Bickerton, G. R., & Miner, M. H. (2019, February 25). The Interrelationships Between Spiritual Resources and Work Engagement. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000253

 

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. R., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2015). Spirituality and work engagement among church leaders. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 18(1), 57-71. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2014.1003168

 

Refereed conference papers

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.

 

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.

Henry Boateng PhD - Sessional Lecturer

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Nylund, P., Arimany, N., Ferras, X., Viardot, E.; Boateng, H., Brem, A. 2019. Internal and External Financing of Innovation: Sectoral differences in a longitudinal study of European firms, European Journal of Innovation Management. doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-09-2018-0206.

 

Mrva-Montoya, A., Luca, E. J. & Boateng, H. 2019, Understanding academic  authors in the humanities, arts and social sciences: their publishing experiences, values and perspectives, Journal of Scholarly Publishing.

 

Narayan, B., Luca, E. J., Tiffen, B., England, A., Booth, M., & Boateng, H. 2018. “Scholarly communication practices in humanities and social sciences: a study of researchers’ attitudes and awareness of open access”. Open Information Science, vol.2 no.1, 168-180.

 

Kosiba, J. P. B., Boateng, H., Okoe Amartey, A. F., Boakye, R. O., & Hinson, R., 2018. Examining customer engagement and brand loyalty in retail banking: The trustworthiness influence. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, vol. 46 no. 8, 764-779.

 

Boateng, H., Adam, D.R, Okoe, A. & Aning-Dorson, T. 2016, “Assessing the determinants of Internet Banking adoption intentions: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective” Computers in Human Behaviour, vol.65, pp.468-478.

 

Osakwe, N.C, Boateng, H., Popa, S.  Chovancová, M & Soto-Acosta, P. 2016, “Modelling Cosmopolitan Consumers’ Repeat Purchasing Behaviour in an Online Context: Shoppers’ Brand Orientation and Vendors’ Reputation”, E+M Economics and Management Journal, vol.19 no.4,pp.149-166.

 

Boateng, H. & Agyemang, G. F. 2016, “The role of agreeableness trait and communal organizational culture in knowledge sharing”, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies (IJKMS), vol. 7 no.1-2, pp.154-165.

 

Boateng, H., Okoe, A.F. & Omane, A.B., 2016, “Does personal innovativeness moderate the effect of irritation on consumers’ attitudes towards mobile advertising?”, Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice, vol.17, no.3, pp.201-210.

 

Boateng, H., Dzandu, M. D. & Tang, Y. 2016 “Knowledge sharing among employees in Ghanaian Industries: the role of leadership style and organizational culture”, Business Information Review, vol. 33 no.3, pp.145-154.

 

Boateng, H. 2016, ‘An Interrogation of Corporate Social Responsibility Communication on Banks’ Web sites, Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research, vol. 42,no.1,pp.100-118.

 

Okoe F. A.  & Boateng, H. 2016, “Assessing the Online CSR communication of an indigenous Ghanaian Bank”, Communication Research and Practice, vol. 2 no.2,pp. 229-243.

 

Boateng, H. 2016, “Customer Knowledge Management on Social Media Platform: A case study of MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana”, Information Development, vol.32 no.3,pp. 440451.

 

Boateng, H. & Agyemang, F.G., 2016, “A qualitative insight into key determinants of knowledge sharing in a public sector institution in Ghana”, Information Development, vol.32, no.1, pp.35-43.

 

Okoe A. F. & Boateng, H. 2016, “CSR disclosure in the financial services sector: Assessing the information needs of Microfinance Institutions’ customers”, Journal of Information Communication and Ethics in Society, vol. 14 no.3,pp. 272-287.

 

Agyemang, F.G., Dzandu, M.D. & Boateng, H. 2016, “Knowledge sharing among teachers: the role of the Big Five Personality Traits”, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, vol.46, no.1,pp. pp.64 – 84.

 

Dzandu, M.D., Boateng, H., Agyemang, G.F., Quansah, F. 2016, “Social media adoption among University Students: What is the role of gender, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use?”, International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, vol. 4 no.2,pp. 124-136.

 

Okoe F. A., Boateng, H. & Anning–Dorson, T. 2016, “Consumers’ preference for Foreign Products: Do Family Communication Patterns and Self Esteem play a role?” International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, vol. 8 no.2,pp. 210-221.

 

Boateng, H. & Okoe F. A. 2015 “Determinants of consumers’ attitude towards social media advertising, Journal of Creative Communication, vol.10, no.3,pp. 1–11. DOI: 10.1177/0973258615614417.

 

Boateng, H. & Okoe F. A. 2015, “Consumers’ attitude towards social media advertising and their behavioural response: the moderating role of corporate reputation”, Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 9(4), 299 – 312.

 

Boateng, H. & Agyemang, G.F. 2015, “The role of culture in knowledge sharing in a Public Sector organization in Ghana: Revisiting Hofstede’s Model”, International Journal of Public Administration, vol.38, no.7,pp. 486-495.

 

Boateng, H. Dzandu, M.D. & Agyemang, G.F. 2015, “The Effects of Demographic variables on Knowledge Sharing”, Library Review, vol.64, no.3,pp. 216-228.

 

Agyemang, G.F., Boateng, H. & Dzandu, M.D. 2015, “Dialogic Communication on Universities in Ghana Libraries’ Websites”, The Electronic Library, vol.33, no.4,pp. 684-697.

 

Boateng, H. & Agyemang, G.F. 2015, “Examining the effect of Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Application on Service Recovery Performance in Hotels: Evidence from Ghana”, Business Information Review, vol.32, no.2,pp. 119-126.

 

Boateng, H & Narteh, B. 2015, “Knowledge Application in Ghanaian Industries”, Information Development, vol.31,no.2, pp.176-185.

 

Okoe F. A. & Boateng, H. 2015 “Consumers Attitudes toward and Intentions to Accept Mobile Advertising”, Management Science Letters, vol.5, no.9,pp. 833-842.

 

Okoe, A. F., Boateng, H., Quansah, F., & Omane, A. B. 2015, “Self Esteem, Customer Identification and Willingness to Pay Price Premium: Evidence from Young Consumers Market”, Asian Journal of Marketing, vol. 9, no.1, 27-37.

 

Boateng, H., Agyemang, G.F. & Dzandu, M.D. 2014, The Pros and Cons of Library Automation in a Resource Challenged Environment: A Case Study of KNUST Library, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), Paper 1061.

 

Boateng, H., Dzandu, M.D. & Tang, Y. 2014, “An Investigation into Knowledge Acquisition idiosyncrasies in Ghanaian Universities”, VINE: The journal of information and knowledge management systems, vol. 44, no.4,pp. 579-591.

 

Dzandu, M.D., Boateng, H & Dzandu, C.E. 2014, “Key Determinants of Students’ Mobile Phone Choice”, Management Science Letters, vol.4 no.8, pp.1801-1814.

 

Boateng, H. & Quansah, M.K., 2013, “Mobile telecommunication networks choice among Ghanaians”, Management Science Letters, vol.3, no.7,pp.1839-2188.

 

Dzandu, M. D. & Boateng, H. 2013, “Unravelling the dilemma of the information search process: the application of Wilson’s model in a Ghanaian University setting.” International journal of digital library services, vol.3, no.3,pp.22-37.

Christine Carroll PhD - Music Program Director

Book chapters

Carroll, C. (in press). A field divided: How Legitimation Code Theory reveals problems impacting the growth of school music education. In R. Wright, G. Johansen, P. Kanellopoulos, & P. Schmidt (Eds.), Routledge Handbook for Sociology of Music Education (2nd Edition). London, UK: Routledge (draft accepted 1st Sept 2018).

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Carroll, C. (2019). ‘Illiterate’ musicians: An historic review of provision for student popular musicians in Australian senior secondary classrooms. British Journal of Music Education. 1-17. doi:10.1017/S0265051719000196.

 

Carroll, C. (2019). Seeing the invisible: Theorising connections between informal and formal musical knowledge. Research Studies in Music Education. 1-19. doi:10.1177/1321103X18824641.

Fu Dai PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dai, F., Teo, S. T.T., Wang, K., 2017 “Network marketing businesses and Chinese ethnicity immigrants in Australia”. Journal of Small Business Management. Vol. 55, issue 3, pp. 444-459. Doi:10.1111/jsbm 12244.

 

Dai, F., Wang, K., Teo, S. T.T. 2011 “Chinese immigrants in network marketing business in Western host country context”. International Business Review, Vol. 20, issue 6, pp. 659 -669.

 

Dai, F., Teo, S.T. and Wang, K.Y. 2010, “An extension of the model of network marketing business entrepreneurial performance”, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Adelaide, Australia, Dec 2010 in 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing Unknowable Futures, ed Gurd, B, ANZAM, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-49.

 

Dai, F., Teo, S.T. & Wang, K.Y. 2009, “Identifying and measuring motivational factors in conducting network marketing business by Chinese immigrants”, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 2009 in 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 ‘Sustainability Management and Marketing’, ed Beaumont, N, ANZAM, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-22.

 

Dai, F., Teo, S.T. & Wang, K.Y. 2008, “Performance of entrepreneurial Chinese immigrants in network marketing organisations”, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec 2008 in Proceedings of 22nd ANZAM Conference, ed Wilson, M, ANZAM, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-20

 

Redfern, K., Dai, F. and Ma, X., 2005, “The Differences in the Outlook in Management Value in Various Parts of China (中国各地管理价值观之差异)”, Management World (Monthly)《管理世界》2005 No.5, pp.  96 – 103.

Ian Eddie PhD - Director of Research, Partnerships and Industry Engagement

Peer-reviewed journal articles

‘An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Firm Financial Performance’, Business and Economic Research, Vol.10, No.1, March 2020.

 

‘New Financial Regulatory Philosophy: A paradigm shift in securities market supervision’, Corporate Ownership and Control April 2020.

 

‘Developing a resilient securities market architecture’, Managerial Finance, April 2020.

Dalia Habil PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Waal, André & Habil, Dalia & Goedegebuure, Robert, (2017). “Formulating a partnership framework for Egyptian ICT companies”, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 10 Issue: 3, pp.293-312.

 

Waal, André & Habil, Dalia & Goedegebuure, Robert, (2016). “Suitability of the high-performance organization framework to Egyptian ICT companies”, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 11, pp 632-648.

Gazi Hossain PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Book Chapters

Hossain, Gazi. (2010). Labour Turnover in the Ready-made Garment Industry in Bangladesh. Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Hossain, Gazi. & Mahmood, Monowar. (2018). Employee Turnover in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh: An Organisation Level Perspective. South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management (SAGE Journal).

 

Oloruntoba, R., Hossain, Gazi., & Wagner, B. (2016). Theory in Humanitarian Operations Research. Annals of Operations Research (A Ranked- Australian Business Deans Council). DOI 10.1007/s10479-016-2378-y.

Eun Su Lee PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Book chapters

Lee, E. S., Nguyen, D. C., & Szkudlarek, B. (2020, forthcoming). Global migration and cross-cultural management: Understanding the past, moving towards the future. In B Szkudlarek, L Romani, J Osland and D Caprar (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management (Chapter 27), Sage Publications.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Szkudlarek, B., Nardon, L., Osland, J., Adler, N. & Lee, E. S. (2019). Unveiling canvas ceiling: A multidisciplinary literature review and research agenda of refugee employment and workforce integration, Academy of Management Perspectives. (ABDC Rank: A; JIF:3.857).

 

Lee, E. S. (2019). Book review: Managing social purpose driven organizations: Looking at the third sector. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(1), 112114. (ABDC Rank: A*; JIF:3.274).

 

Lee, E. S. (2019). Book review: Being ethnographic: A guide to the theory and practice of ethnography. Management Learning. (ABDC Rank: A; JIF:1.935).

 

Lee, E. S., Szkudlarek, B. A., Nguyen, D. C., & Nardon, L. (2018, July). Refugee workforce integration: An interdisciplinary literature review. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 15575). Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management.

Associate Professor Andrew Levula - Director of Research (Graduate Programs)

Shah, Z.; Levula, A.; Khurshid, K.; Ahmed, J.; Ullah, I.; Singh, S. (2021) Routing Protocols for Mobile Internet of Things (IoT): A Survey on Challenges and Solutions. Electronics, 10(19), 2320-2349.

 

Levula, A., Harré, M., & Wilson, A. (2018). The association between social network factors with depression and anxiety at different life stages. Community mental health journal54(6), 842-854.

 

Levula, A., Harré, M., & Wilson, A. (2017). Social network factors as mediators of mental health and psychological distress. International Journal of Social Psychiatry63(3), 235-243.

 

Levula, A., Wilson, A., & Harré, M. (2016). The association between social network factors and mental health at different life stages. Quality of Life Research25, 1725-1733.

Jae Won Kang PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kang, J. W., & Bonny, Lee. (2017). Please tell me I’m the victim! – A study of moral status and the direction of association for Korean remembrance at Cowra. Journal of Diaspora Studies, 21(1), 7-51.

 

Kang, J. W.., Lim, S., & Bae, M. (2017). The impact of public relations on perception towards the local sport centre image and customer loyalty. The Korean Journal of Sports Science, 26(1), 1-17.

 

Kang, J. W., Lim, S., & Hwang, B. (2017). The relationships between self-management, confidence, team satisfaction and performance among semi-pro team athletes. The Korean Journal of Sports Science, 26(1), 209-228.

 

Kang, J. W. (2016). “Identity of Sport Ministry”, Sydney, Australia, May, 2016 in 2016 World Diaspora Culture and Sports Conference: Healing, Hope and Heaven, ed. Kang, J. W., World Sports Mission, p. 29. [ISBN 979-11-5811-999-6].

 

Kang, J. W., Choi, S. B., & Lim, S. (2016). The relationship among perfectionism, performance strategy and emotion change in elite youth tennis players. Journal of World Society of Taekwondo Culture, 13, 49-67.

 

Kang, J. W. (2015). An analysis of facility management of Sydney Olympic park with non-existent legends and its policy implication. Academic Association of Global Cultural Contents, 18, 1-23.

 

Kang, J. W., & Lim, S. (2015). The relationship of demographic characteristics, service quality and customer satisfaction among recreational golfers. The Korean Journal of Management 24(5), 981-998.

 

Kang, J. W., Lim, S., & No. Y. (2015). The relationship between characteristics, mentoring perception, satisfaction and performance. The Journal of Korean Alliance of Martial Arts, 17(2), 101-119.

 

Kang, J. W., Lim, S., & Lim, W. N. (2015). The relationship between participation characteristics, motivation and exercise addiction. The Korean Journal of Sports Science, 24(1), 455-470.

 

Kang, J. W., Lim, S., & Seo, M. J. (2015). The relationship between leadership and performance satisfaction among young fencing players. The Korean Journal of Sports Science, 24(1), 185-201.

 

Kang, J. W. (2014). An understanding of Christian missions to Aboriginal people and the role of Korean ethnic Churches in Australia. Theology and Praxis, 38, pp. 612-640.

 

Lim, S., & Kang, J. W. (2014). A study of obesity, body image satisfaction and social physique anxiety of middle-aged women. The Korean Journal of Science, 23(4), pp. 38-54.

 

Kang,  J.  W.,  Lim,  S.,  &  Song,  S.  (2014).  The  effect  of  golfer’s  characteristics  on  buying behaviour: Focused on demographic and situational characteristics. Journal of  Tourism  and Leisure Research, 26(4), pp. 285-304.

 

Kang, J. W. (2014). Modern acceptance and suggestion of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia. Academic Association of Global Cultural Contents, 14, 41-60.

 

Kang, J. W. (2014). Perceived discrimination as a predictor of the acculturation process to the mainstream cultural context: the mediating role of peer social support of mainstream group members. Journal of Social Science Research, 22(1), pp. 4-21.

 

Kang, J. W., Lim, S., & Lim, W. (2014). Relationship between participation characteristics, motivation and exercise addiction among health club participants: Moderating effect of exercise flow. Korean Journal of Leisure, Tourism and Recreation, 38(3), pp. 23-36.

 

Kang, J. W., & Lim, S. (2014). A study of gender differences in consumer behaviour: The role of expectancy value in the relationship between service quality and consumer’s purchase intention. The Korean Journal of Sports Science, 23(6), 327-340.

 

Kang, J. W. (2013). Australian Aboriginal history and cultural heritage as national identity and its problems toward extension of Aboriginal values. Journal of History and Culture, 46, 193-225.

 

Kang, J. W. (2013). Value and prospect of taekwondo as ethno-cultural content in a multicultural context. Academic Association of Global Cultural Contents, 10, 71-105.

 

Kim, Y. R., Yoo, T. H., Shin, S. Y., Kwon, S. Y., & Kang, J. W. (2013). Career education for national representative athletes. Seoul: Korea Institute of Sport Science.

 

Kang, J. W., & Kim, Y. R. (2013). A review of elite athlete career and education program in Korea. Korean Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 18(1), 263-284.

 

Kang, J. W. (2013). The biblical principle of sports ministry and strategy. Theology and Mission, 42, 175-213.

 

Kang, J. W. (2012). The relationship between acculturation and ethnically-based sporting culture among the 1.5-2ndgeneration Korean-Australian children. Association for the Studies of Koreans Abroad, 27, 7-59.

 

Kang, J. W. (2011). Influence of acculturation, social support and perceived constraints on level of sport participation. The International Journal of Sport and Society, 2, 65-74.

 

Kang, J. W. (2011). Perceived  constraints on  sport participation  among  young Koreans in Australia. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 7(77), 775-781.

 

Kang, J. W. (2010). Towards an effective network structure of overseas Korean taekwondo leaders. Journal of Korean Society for the Sociology of Sport, 23(1), 1-26.

 

Kang, J. W. (2010). ‘Young Koreans and taekwondo in Australia’, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2010 in 10th Biennial Pacific-Asia Conference on Korean Studies 2010: Korean Studies in Shift, ed Song, C., School of Asian Studies & New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland, pp. 97-122. [ISBN 978-0-473-18349-3].

Dion Khlentzos PhD - Head of Counselling

Book chapters

Dobia, B., Arthur, L., Roffey, S., Jennings, P., Khlentzos, D.S., Parada, R. & Sheinman, N. (2019). Implementation of social and emotional learning. In Social and Emotional Learning in Schools, Chapter 7. Vancouver: UNESCO.

Lotte Latukefu PhD - Head of Performing Arts

Peer-reviewed journal articles
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.

 

Peer-reviewed 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 – Music Assessment. Routledge.

 

Latukefu, L. & Verenikina, I. (2015). ‘The case studies: CHAT in use- Case study 13.1 Designing an effective undergraduate vocal pedagogy environment: a case of cultural-historical activity approach in a singing course’.

 

V. Bozalek, D.Ng’Ambi, D.Wood, J.Herrington, J. Hardman & A. Amory (Eds), Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies (pp.159-163). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

 

Peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings

Latukefu, L., Miner-Bridges, M., & Webb, L. (2018). Spiritual formation and community engagement in a Bachelor of Music Program. In A. Gibson and C. Chihota (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference for Christian Educators (pp. 177-193) Tauranga New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.

Peter McNamara PhD - Tutor, Composition; Advanced Harmony

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2016, “Contrasting Approaches: The Continued Relevance of Pre-recorded Live Electronic Music in Australian Music”. Musicology Australia, 38.1 (2016): 46-64.

 

Peer-reviewed papers in published conference proceedings

2018, “Contrasting Approaches: The Continued Relevance of Pre-recorded Live Electronic Music”. Australasian Computer Music Conference Proceedings (2018): 46-50.

Rocky Mehera PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Mehera, A. R. (2017). Shared Value Literature Review: Implications for Future Research from Stakeholder and Social Perspective. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 7(4), 98-111.

 

Mehera, A. R. (2018). Multiple case explorations of Australian property organisations creating social and economic value: application of shared value framework. The Int’l Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, 14(4), 57-82.

 

Mehera, A. R. (2019). Shared Value Creation in Australian Insurance Industry: The Qualitative Case Studies of IAG and AIA. European Journal of Business and Management, 11(30), 60-70.

Maureen Miner PhD - Director of Research & Director Lumen Research Institute

Books and Monographs

Miner, M. & Bickerton, G. (2020). A new model of Christian leadership: Insights from the job demands-resources model and Trinitarian theology. Journal of Psychology & Theology. Online prepublication DOI: 10.1177/009/647120908010.

 

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2019).  The inter-relationships between spiritual resources and work engagement.  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. DOI: 10.1037/rel10000253.

 

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.https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2019.1587745

 

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.

 

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 Well-Being 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.

 

Miner, M., Proctor, M.T., & Dowson, M. (2009). Spirituality in Australia: Volume 2 Directions and Applications. Sydney: Centre for Human Interaction, Learning and Development (CHILD)/Australasian Centre for Studies in Spirituality.

 

Dowson, M., Miner, M. & Devenish, S. (2008). Spirituality in Australia: Resurgence and Divergence. Sydney: Centre for Human Interaction, Learning and Development (CHILD)/Australasian Centre for Studies in Spirituality.

 

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.

 

Miner, M. (2006). A proposed comprehensive model for ethical decision making. In Morrissey, S.A. and Reddy, P. (Eds). Ethics and professional practice for psychologists (pp. 25-37). Melbourne: Thomson.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2019).  The inter-relationships between spiritual resources and work engagement.  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. DOI: 10.1037/rel10000253.

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2019.1587745

 

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. 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: A relational approach to the integration of psychology and theology. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40(1), 55-59.

 

Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Sterland, S. (2010). Ministry orientation and ministry outcomes: Evaluation of a new multidimensional model. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83(1), 167-188.

 

Proctor, M., Miner, M., Mclean, L., Devenish, S., & Bonab, B. (2009). Exploring Christians’ explicit attachment to God representations: The Development of a template. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 37(4), 245-264.

 

Miner, M. (2009). The impact of child-parent attachment, attachment to God and religious orientation on psychological adjustment. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 37(2), 114-124.

 

Miner, M. (2009). Applying relational and contextual reasoning (RCR) to understand human – divine relationships. Theology and Science, 7(3), 245-259.

 

Miner, M.H., Sterland, S. & Dowson, M. (2009). Orientation to the demands of ministry: Construct validity and relationship with burnout. Review of Religious Research, 50, 463-479.

 

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2009). Burnout and work satisfaction in Australian church leaders. InPsych, August, http://www.psychology.org.au/inpsych/burnout/.

 

Miner, M. (2008). Resonance, attunement and attachment: Contribution to an understanding of human-divine relationships by developmental psychology and trinitarian theology. Crucible – theology & ministry, 1(2).

 

Miner, M. (2008). Healthy questing and mature religious reflection: Critique, antecedents, and relevance of attachment theory. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 36(3), 222-233.

 

Dover, H., Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2007). The nature and structure of Muslim religious reflection. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 2(2), 189-210.

 

Miner, M. (2007). Back to the basics in attachment to God: Revisiting theory in light of theology. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 35(2), 112-122.

 

Miner, M. (2007). Changes in burnout over the first 12 months in ministry: Links with stress and orientation to ministry. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(1), 9-16.

 

Miner, M. (2007). Burnout in the first year of ministry: Personality and belief style as important predictors. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(1), 17-29.

 

Miner, M., Sterland, S., & Dowson, M. (2006). Coping with Ministry: Development of a multidimensional measure of internal orientation to the demands of ministry. Review of Religious Research, 48(1), 212-230.

 

Miner, M.H. (2005). Ethics education: Further reasons why a grounding in ethical theory is essential. A comment on Davidson, Garton and Joyce (2003). Australian Psychologist, 40(1), 54-56.

 

Miner, M.H. & Petocz, A. (2003). Moral theory in ethical decision making: Problems, clarifications and recommendations from a psychological perspective Journal of Business Ethics, 42(1), 11-25.

 

Goldfried, J. & Miner, M.H. (2002). Quest religion and the problem of limited compassion. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41(4), 685-695.

 

Miner, M.H. & McKnight, J. (1999). Religious attributions: Situational factors and effects on coping. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 38(2), 273-285.

 

Miner, M.H. (1991). Self concept of homeless adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 20(5), 545-560.

 

Miner, M.H. (1991). The adjustment of long-term homeless youth. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 26(1), 24-34.

 

Miner, M. & Gorta, A. (1987). Heroin use in the lives of women prisoners in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 20(1), 3-15.

 

Peer-reviewed papers in published conference proceedings

Latukefu, L., Miner-Bridges, M., & Webb, L. (2018). Spiritual formation and community engagement in a Bachelor of Music Program. In A. Gibson and C. Chihota (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference for Christian Educators (pp. 177-193) Tauranga New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.

 

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

 

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. & Dowson, M. (2009). Does religion compromise autonomy? In K. McPhillips (Ed).  proceedings of the AASR Conference (pp.55-70). University Of Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Dover, H., Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2007). Religious Reflection amongst Muslims. In M. Miner & M.Dowson (Eds.), Spirituality in Australia: Psychological, Social and Religious Perspectives. Proceedings of the UWS Psychology and Spirituality Society Annual Conference, University of Western Sydney. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

 

Miner, M., Dowson, M., Sterland, S. (2007). The plight of the Australian clergy revisited: Orientation to ministry, burnout and ministry satisfaction. In M. Miner & M.Dowson (Eds.). Spirituality in Australia: Psychological, Social and Religious Perspectives. Proceedings of the UWS Psychology and Spirituality Society Annual Conference, University of Western Sydney.

 

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (2007). Spirituality in Australia: Psychological, Social and Religious Perspectives. Proceedings of the UWS Psychology and Spirituality Society Annual Conference, University of Western Sydney.

 

Dowson, M., Parker, P., & Miner, M. (2007). Internal orientation to Ministry: Theory, construct validation and measurement invariance. In M. Miner & M. Dowson (Eds.), Spirituality in Australia; Psychological, Social and Religious Perspectives. Proceedings of the UWS Psychology and Spirituality Society Annual Conference, University of Western Sydney.

 

Dowson, M., Miner M., & Nelson, G. (2006). Internal orientation to ministry: A secularisation perspective on the social structure of ministry coping. In R. Craven, J. Eccles, & M.T. Ha (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation, social & personal identity for the 21st Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial Conference of the Self-Concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Centre. Sydney: SELF Research Centre.

 

Dowson, M., Miner, M., Nelson, G.F., & Sterland, S. (2005). Coping with ministry: Confirmatory factor analysis of a multidimensional measure of orientations to the demands of ministry. In M. Atherton (Ed.), Proceedings of Scholarship and Community: The inaugural conference of the College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney.

 

Miner, M.H. (1995). Spiritual Well-Being: Measurement, Research and Clinical Issues. In W. Vialle, (Ed.), Why Psychology? Selected Papers from the Annual Conference, Wollongong, 1994. Wollongong: APS Ltd.

Susannah Minutillo PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Minutillo, S., Cleary, M., Hills, A. & Visentin, D. (2020) Mental Health Considerations for International Students. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 41 (6), DOI:10.1080/01612840.2020.1716123.

 

Minutillo, S., Cleary, M. & Visentin, D. (2020) The mental health of online learners within the educational sector, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, DOI:10.1080/01612840.2020.1776552.

 

Minutillo, S., Cleary, M. & Visentin, D. Employee well-being in open-plan office spaces (In Press Issues in Mental Health Nursing February 2020).

 

Visentin, D., Cleary, M. & Minutillo, S. (2020) Small Business Ownership and Mental Health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing , 41 (5), DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2020.1733871.

 

Say, R., Visentin, D., Betihavas, V. & Minutillo, S. (2019) Assessing and Managing the Deteriorating Patient: A cognitive load theory informed simulation intervention. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 16 (1), DOI: 10.1515/ijnes2019-0009.

 

Say, R., Betihavas, V., Visentin, D. & Minutillo, S. (2018) Designing Low-Fidelity Simulation: A Cognitive Load Theory Approach. Teaching Matters – November 2018, Launceston, Australia. http://www.utas.edu.au/teaching-matters/program/presentation-7fr2.

 

Torcasio, S.*& Sweller J. (2010). The use of illustrations when learning to read: A cognitive load theory approach. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 659-672.DOI: 10.1002/acp.1577.

Peter Rampling PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Book chapters

Nejati, M., Quazi, A., and Amran, A., (2015) Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Contemporary Perspectives Chapter 11: Pearson Malaysia.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Rampling, P.N., Eddie, I.A and Liu, J., (2011), Executive Remuneration in China: A Literature Review:  Southern Cross Business School: Southern Cross University:   Tweed Heads NSW Australia; Asian Review of Accounting, issue 21, vol 2.

Fay Rezazade PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Rezazadeh, Faezeh and Rahmani, Zeinolabedin (2015), The effect of unethical behaviour on brand equity, Journal of Growing Science, 5(6), pp. 603-610.

Roz Riley PhD - Research Fellow Lumen Research Institute

Book chapters

Riley, R. & Miner, M. A judgment in stone: A perspective on Christian identity in selected Don Juan plays. Ch 8 in Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds, in press). Identifying as Christian in an alien public arena. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

 

Riley, R. (2017). Producing a passion play in the 21st century. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Riley, R. (with Norman Foo).  Generalized implication Equation languages.  J. Austral Math. Soc 39.  1985

 

Review of LNCS 56: Fundamentals of Computation Theory” in Australian Computer Journal 1978

 

Conference Presentations

“Teaching Statistics by Computer” delivered to Macquarie University Statistics Conference 1974.

 

“Negation as Failure: a better approach to Algebraic Specifications” delivered as lecture to postgraduate students at Oxford University.  Feb 1984

 

“Polyglot and Polymorphous: Proving programs Correct” winner of Basser Department of Computer Science Final Year Essay prize 1977; presented to Basser research group.

Mark Seton PhD - Theatre History Lecturer & Production Manager

Book chapters

Seton, M (2019). Integrating wellbeing skills and practices into professional curriculum: Challenges and opportunities. ISBN: 9780409350982 A. Sifris & J. Marychurch (Eds.) Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business. Chatswood, Australia: Lexis Nexis.

 

Seton, M. (2017). Nurturing innovation in performance training: Embodying values of interconnection, collectivity, and interaction in Higher Education. in Creativity and spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective, (Edited by Maureen Miner and Martin Dowson). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 

Seton, M, and Trouton, L, “Deconstructing the taken-for-grantedness of institutional knowledge and power in arts education through ethical conversation: restoring the voice of the creative student”, Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Educational Research, Sense Publishers, Warren Midgley, Andy Davies, Mark Oliver and Patrick Alan Danaher (ed), Rotterdam, pp. 95-109. ISBN 9789462094895 (2014) [Co-Authored Research Book Chapter].

 

Seton, M, “Apocalyptic and Prophetic: Revelation and Mystery in the Revival of Doctor Who”, Small Screen Revelations: Apocalypse in Contemporary Television, Sheffield Phoenix Press, James Aston and John Walliss (ed), Sheffield, pp. 164-178. ISBN 9781907534782 (2013) [Research Book Chapter].

 

Seton, M, and Burvill, T, “The ‘Not-Yet Archive’ of Sidetrack Performance Group”, Scrapbooks, Snapshots and Memorabilia: the Hidden Archive of Performance, Peter Lang AG, Glen McGillivray (ed), Bern, pp. 45-66. ISBN 9783034303903 (2011) [Co-Authored Research Book Chapter].

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Seton, M., Maxwell, I. & Szabó, M. “Warming up/cooling down: Managing the transition on and off stage”. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 10:1, pp. 127-141, ISSN 1944-3927 (2019) DOI:10.1080/19443927.2014.993568 [Refereed Article].

 

Maxwell, I., Seton, M, with Szabó, M, “The Working Lives of Actors’” Australasian Drama Studies, 72 (2018)
pp.149-175. [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, with Maxwell, I, Szabó, M, “The Australian Actors’ Wellbeing Study: A Preliminary Report”, About Performance: The Lives of Actors, 13, pp. 69-113, ISSN 1324-6089 (2015) [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, with Prior, R, Maxwell, I, Szabó, M, “Responsible Care in Actor Training: Effective support for occupational health training in Drama Schools”, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6:1, pp. 59-71, ISSN 1944-3927 (2015) DOI:10.1080/19443927.2014.993568 [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, “Traumas of acting physical and psychological violence: How fact and fiction shape bodies for better or worse” Performing Ethos, 4:1, pp. 25-40, ISSN 17571979 (2014) DOI: 10.1386/peet.4.1.25_1 [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, “The ethics of embodiment: Actor training and habitual vulnerability” Performing Ethos, 1:1, pp. 5-20, ISSN 17571979 (2010) [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, and Burvill, T, “Access to digitized performance documentation and the AusStage database” Studies in Theatre and Performance, 30:3, pp. 305-322, ISSN 1468-2761 (2010) DOI:10.1386/stap.30.3.305_1 [Refereed Article].

 

Seton, M, “Recognising and mis-recognising the ‘x’ factor: the audition selection process in actor-training institutions revisited” Australasian Drama Studies, 50, pp. 170-182, ISSN 0810-4123 (2007) [Refereed Article].

Sam Sterland - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 2018, Vol29 (pp204-230). Vitality in Protestant Congregations: A large scale empirical analysis of underlying factors across four countries. Sterland, S., Powell, R., Pepper, M., Hancock, N.

 

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 2018, Vol29 (pp231-252) Newcomers and Collective Confidence in Protestant Churches: a Longitudinal Study from 2001 to 2011. Sterland, S., Powell, R., Hancock, N., Pepper, M., Dowson, M.

 

Australian e-Journal of Theology, 2015, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 95-119. Churches who share their faith: A case study survey of the Baptist Union of Victoria.  Cronshaw, Darren; Powell, Ruth; Hancock, Nicole; Sterland, Sam; Wilson, Stacey; Duncum, Ian.

 

Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2015/01/02, pp. 8-19.  Methodological overview of the study of well-being through the Australian National Church Life Survey. Pepper, Miriam; Sterland, Sam; Powell, Ruth.  10.1080/13674676.2015.1009717.

 

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 2015, Vol26 (pp250-265) Workaholism and burnout in Australian church workers. Sterland, S.

 

Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 2015, Vol 18 (1) (pp57-71)  Spirituality and work engagement among church leaders. Miner, M., Bickerton, G., Dowson, M. & Sterland, S.

Hardik Vachharajani PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dhillon, A. S., & Vachharajani, H. (2019). Productivity Analysis of Coal-fired Thermal Power Plants in India Using Malmquist Index Approach. Global Business Review. (ABDC, Scopus, J-Gate).

 

Raman, R., Vachharajani, H., & Achuthan, K. (2018). Students motivation for adopting programming contests: Innovation-diffusion perspective. Education and Information Technologies, 1-14. (Scopus, J-Gate).

 

Singh, A., & Vachharajani, H. (2017). Analysis of Technical Efficiency of India’s State Power Distribution Utilities and Its Influence on Profitability. IIMS Journal of Management Science, 8(3), 265-283 (J-Gate).

 

Beckett, R. C., & Vachhrajani, H. (2017). Transdisciplinary Innovation: Connecting Ideas from Professional and User Networks. Journal of Industrial Integration and Management, 2(04), 1750016. (Scopus).

 

Oliver J. and Vachhrajani H. (2016), Encouraging participation through blended learning design, TEQSA and HES Higher Education Compliance and Quality (HECQ) Forum, Melbourne, 1011/Nov/201.

 

Cyril S. and Vachhrajani H. (2016), Implications of work on academic performance : a case study of international students in a private tertiary institution, TEQSA and HES Higher Education Compliance and Quality (HECQ) Forum, Melbourne, 10-11/Nov/2016.

 

Kaur H., and Vachhrajani H. (2016), A look into the ‘B’. Study of consumer’s buying preference in ‘B’ segment cars, XIth International Conference on Applied Business Research, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 05-09/Sept/2016.

 

Dhillon, A. S., & Vachhrajani, H. (2016). Restructuring India’s B-Segment Automobile Industry using Socio-Demographic and Psychological Factors. Research Bulletin, 42(2), 133-143.

 

Dhillon, A. S., & Vachhrajani, H. (2016, March). Looking beyond the financial ratios through Data Envelopment Analysis. In Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT), International Conference on (pp. 2652-2656).

 

Vachhrajani, H. & Dhillon, A. S. (2014), “Measuring Technical Efficiency of Thermal Power Plant Using Data Envelopment Analysis”. In Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing (ICONIAAC ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA (Scopus).

 

Dhillon, A. S., Vachhrajani, H. & Kaur, J. (2014), “Assessing the Operational Performance of Orissa Power Generation Corporation Limited through Slack Based Model” –International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference 2014 (ISI-RSC 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-19/Nov/2014.

 

Raman Raghu, Vachhrajani Hardik, Shivdas Avinash, Raman Prema (2014), Low-Cost Tablets as Disruptive Educational Innovation; Modeling its diffusion within Indian K12 System, 2014 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and Innovation in Technology Conference, Providence, USA(Scopus).

 

Kaur, J., Vachhrajani, H. & Dhillon, A. S. (2014), “Output Benchmarking of State Bank of India Using Data Envelopment Analysis” –International Conference on Technology And Business Management, organized by American University in the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 24-26/March/2014.

 

Dhillon, A. S., & Vachhrajani, H. (2013), “Impact of Operational Efficiency on Overall Profitability-A Case Study of GIPCL”, ICAI Research Bulletin, Vol. XXXVIII (ISSN: 2230-9241) December 2013, Pp. 1-12.

 

Vachhrajani Hardik B.  & Vachhrajani Bhadrayu V. (2010), Role of Universities in National Innovation System. The University News (Association of Indian University’s Journal of Higher Education), Vol. 48 No. 442.

 

Vachhrajani Hardik B. (2010), N=1 The Case for Grounded Theory Research in Innovation, Real InnovationInsights, Vol. 4, No. 166, www.realinnovation.com, WA.

M. Vesal PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Vesal, M. , Nazari, M., Hosseinzadeh, M. , Shamsaddini, R. & Nawaser, Kh. The relationship between “labor market efficiency” and “business sophistication” in global competitiveness, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 8, No. 13, 2013.

 

Shamsaddini, R. , Vesal, M. & Nawaser, Kh. A new model for inventory items classification through integration of ABC-fuzzy and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP), International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015.

 

Nawaser, Kh., Shahmehr, F., Kamel, A., & Vesal, M. Assessing the relationship between strategy and organizational culture in an iranian manufacturing industry, Asian Social Science, Vol. 10, No. 21, 2014.

 

Hosseinzadeh, M., Vesal, M. , Shamsaddini, R. & Kamel, A. Prioritizing competitive strategies in iranian sme’s based on ahp approach in severe economic sanctions, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 8, No. 16, 2013.

 

Sadeghi Gogheri, A., Nawaser, Kh., Vesal, M. Afshar Jahanshahi, A. & Kazi, R., Which organizational culture moves towards organizational excellency? Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. I l , 2013.

 

Karimi Takalo, S., Naser Sadr Abadi, A. , Vesal, M. , Mirzaei, A. & Nawaser, Kh. Fuzzy failure analysis: a new approach to service quality analysis in higher education institutions, International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 9, 2013.

 

Forozandeh Dehkordy, L., Shakhsian, F., Nawaser, Kh., Vesal, M. & Kamel, A. Identification of factors influential in policy making and presenting a combined model of Iran’s policy-making, Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2013.

 

Eizi, N., Lari Semnani, B., Nawaser, Kh. & Vesal, M. The impact of application of information technology on e-service quality, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 15, 2013.

 

Vatankhah Torbehbar, S., Hajizadeh Gashti, M., Nawaser, Kh., A. & Vesal, M. Rating barriers and existing problems for women entrepreneurship, Applied Mathematics in Engineering, Management and Technology, June 2014.

Susan Vinnicombe PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Vinnicombe, S (2010), ‘Organics in Australia: an emerging industry’, Australasian Journal of Business & Social Inquiry, Number 1 (March) 2pp. 54-63.

 

Archana Preeti Voola PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Book chapters

Voola, A. P. & Voola, R. (2019). Developing Capabilities and Freedoms at the Base of the Pyramid. In Ramendra Singh (Eds.), Bottom of the Pyramid Marketing: Making, Shaping and Developing BOP Markets, (pp. 189-198). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

 

Voola, R., Voola, A. P. (2019). Developing Sustainable Strategies at the Base of the Pyramid. In Altinbasak-Farina I and Burnaz S (Eds.), Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Marketing. Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application, (pp. 263-276). Singapore: Springer.

 

Voola, A. P., Beavis, K. & Mundkur, A. (2017). A “Fair Go” in the Lucky Country? Gender Equality and The Australian case. In Örtenblad, A., Marling, R. and Vasiljević, S. (Eds.), Gender equality in a global perspective (pp. 101 – 125). London, UK: Routledge.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Voola, A. P. (2019). Gendered Vulnerabilities in Australian Microfinance. Social Business, 9(1), 21- 47.

 

Voola, A. P., Voola, R., Wiley, J. Carlson, J. & Sridharan, S. (2018). Families and Food: Exploring Food Wellbeing in Poverty. European Journal of Marketing, 52(12), 2423 – 2448.

 

Goodwin, S., Voola, A.P. & Voola, R. (2018). What is program success in Ultra Poverty? An exploration of Randomised Control Trials (RCT) and Social Inclusion evaluations. Third Sector Review, 24(1), 119 – 138.

 

Voola, A.P. (2016). Gendered poverty and education: Moving beyond access to expanding freedoms through microfinance policy in India and Australia. The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 15(1), 84 – 104. https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/IEJ/article/view/10446/10372

 

Goodwin, S. & Voola, A.P. (2013). Framing microfinance in Australia –Gender neutral or gender blind? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(2), 223 –239. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2013.tb00279.x/abstract

 

Voola, A.P. (2013). The sustainability of what? The challenge for microfinance in Australia. Third Sector Review, 19(1), 127 –146.https://search.informit.org/documentSummary;dn=568718104757656;res=IELAPA

Albert Wijeweera PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Manwa, F. Wijeweera, A. and Kortt, M., “  Trade and Growth in SACU Countries: A Panel Data Analysis,” Economics Analysis and Policy, Vol, 63, 107-118, 2019.

 

Sinnewe, E., Harrison, J.L., Wijeweera, A., “Future Cash Flow Predictability of Non-IFRS Earnings: Australian Evidence,” Australian Accounting Review, Vol. 27(2), pp.118-128, 2017.

 

Gani, I. Wijeweera, A. and Eddie, I. “Audit Committee Compliance and Company Performance Nexus: Evidence from ASX Listed Companies” Gani, Business and Economic Research 7 (2), pp. 135-145. 2017.

 

Sajeewani, D. and Wijeweera, A. “Trade Liberalization and Export Earnings: A Time Series Analysis, Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 16(11), pp.1-10, 2017.

 

Manwa, F., Wijeweera, A., “Trade liberalisation and economic growth link: The case of Southern African Custom Union countries,” Economics Analysis and Policy, Vol.51, pp. 12-21, 2016.

 

Webb, M.J., Wijeweera, A., “Using state election results to predict the fortunes of national parties in federal polls in India,” South Asia Research, Vol. 35(2), pp. 235-256, 2015.

 

A. Wijeweera, H. To & M. Charles, “ An Empirical Analysis of Australian Freight Rail Demand,” Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 44(1), pp. 21-29, 2014.

 

S. Tuvadaratragool, A. Wijeweera & K. Sloan, “Financial Ratios as Predictors of Corporate Financial Distress: Evidence from Thailand,” Asian Profile, Vol.42 (4), pp.321-330, 2014.

 

Hong To, Wijeweera, A. and Charles, M., “Role of Energy of Economic Growth: Evidence from Australia”, Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 13 (12), pp. 1243-1249, 2014.

 

A. Wijeweera, H. To, M. Charles & K. Sloan, A time series analysis of passenger rail demand in major Australian cities, Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 44(3), pp. 301-309, 2014.

 

A. Wijeweera & B. Dollery, “J-Curve disparity between the goods sector and the services sector: Evidence from Australia.” Applied Economics Letters, vol. 20, pp. 452-456, 2013.

 

Wijeweera, A & Webb, M.J. “ Military spending and economic growth and in South Asia: A Reply, Defense and Peace Economics, 24(2), pp. 179-181, 2013.

 

Hussain, M.N. & Wijeweera, A. “ Measuring the impact of US monetary policy shocks in South East Asia, Asian Profile, 41(1), pp. 96-99, 2013.

 

A. Wijeweera & M. Charles, “Determinants of Passenger rail demand in Melbourne.” Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 43 (3), pp. 249-264, 2013.

 

A. Wijeweera & M. Charles, Econometrics Analysis of Passenger Rail Elasticities in Perth, Australia, Applied Econometrics and International Development, 13(2), pp. 217-230, 2013.

 

Hussain, M.N. & Wijeweera, A. “Estimation of the Money Demand Function in a Heterogeneous Panel for selected Asian Countries, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, 12(1), pp. 23-35, 2013.

 

D. Garis & Wijeweera, A. “China oil demand income elasticities, 1993-2008:Implications for world resource and food market price expectations, Empirical Economics Letters, 11(3), pp. 273-280, 2012.

 

Wijeweera, A. & Webb, M.J. “Using the Feder-Ram and Military Keynesian Models to Examine the Link between Defense Spending and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka, Defense and Peace Economics, 23(3), pp.303-311, 2012.

 

B. Dollery, M. Kortt & A. Wijeweera, “Misconceiving regional local tension: Two case studies from Tasmania,” Public Policy, 7(1), pp. 63-78, 2012.

 

M. Webb & A. Wijeweera, “Correlations in Party Performance in State Legislative Assembly and Subsequent Parliamentary Elections in India 1980-2009”, Journal of South Asian Studies, 35(3), pp.546-569, 2012.

 

A. Wijeweera & M.J. Webb, “Military spending and economic growth in South Asia: A panel data analysis,” Defence and Peace Economics, 22(5), pp. 545-554, 2011.

 

A. Wijeweera & M.J. Webb, “A Peace Dividend for Sri Lanka: The Case for a Return to Prosperity Following the End of Hostilities,” Global Economy Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, article 6. 2010.

 

A. Wijeweera, R. Villano, & B. Dollery, “Economic Growth and FDI Inflows: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis” The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 143-158, 2010.

 

G. Dickenson-Jones & A. Wijeweera, “’An Empirical Analysis of Price and Income Elasticities of Papua New Guinea’s Exports,” Pacific Economic Bulletin, vol.25, no 2, pp. 140-151, 2010.

 

A. Wijeweera, & J. Deskins, “Do Recent Data Provide Evidence That U.S. Trade Deficit Will Correct Itself?” Applied Economics Letters, vol.17. pp. 31-35, 2010.

 

B.H. Harbinger, & A. Wijeweera, “Nominal Exchange Rate Neutrality: The Case of Australia,” International Journal of Economics and Business Research, vol.2, no. 5, pp.341-351, 2010.

 

B. Dollery & A. Wijeweera, “An assessment of rate-pegging in New South Wales local government,” The Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, vol. 6, pp.56-76, 2010.

 

A. Wijeweera, M. J. Webb, “Military Spending and Economic Growth in Sri Lanka: A Time Series Analysis,” Defense and Peace Economics, vol. 20, pp.499-508, December 2009.

 

A. Akimov, A. Wijeweera, & B. Dollery, “Financial development and economic growth: Evidence from countries in transition,” Applied Financial Economics, vol. 19, no. 12, pp.1-10, 2009.

 

A. Wijeweera & B. Dollery, “Host country corruption level and foreign direct investments inflows,” Int. J. Trade and Global Markets, vol. 2, no. 2, pp.168–178, 2009.

 

A. Wijeweera, & D. Garis, “Wagner’s Law and social welfare The Case of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Applied Econometrics and International Development, vol. 9, no. 2, pp.199-209, September 2009.

 

D. Sajeewani & A. Wijeweera, “Income and price elasticities for exports: The case of south Asia,” Tropical Agricultural Research Journal, vol. 20, pp.42-49, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera, & J. Kellett “Determinants of foreign direct investment: An econometric analysis,” Empirical Economics Letters, vol.7, no. 8, pp. 819-825, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera, M.N. Hussain & S. Mounter, “An empirical examination of bilateral trade elasticities: The case of Bangladesh,” Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 12(1&2), pp.46-58, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera, M. Nur & B. Dollery, “Impacts of trade liberalization on import price and income elasticities: The Case of Bangladesh,” International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, vol. 19, pp. 114-125, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera & B. Dollery, “An empirical analysis of the effects of Sri Lankan monetary policy shocks on exchange rates,” Global Business and Economics Review, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 58-67, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera & S. Mounter, “A VAR analysis on the determinants of FDI inflows in Sri Lanka,” Applied Econometrics and International Development, 8(1), pp. 187-198, 2008.

 

A. Wijeweera & S. Mounter, “A vector auto-regression analysis of the impacts of company tax rates on foreign direct investment and other macroeconomic variables in Australia,” Global Economic Review, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 137-145, 2007.

 

M. Nur A. Wijeweera, & B. Dollery, “Estimation of the export demand function using bilateral trade data: The case of Bangladesh,” South Asia Economic Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, pp.249-264, 2007.

 

A. Wijeweera, B. Dollery & P. Pathberiya, “Cointegration analysis of debt overhang concept: The case of Sri Lanka,” Indian Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 93-102, 2007.

 

A. Wijeweera, B. Dollery &. D. Clark, “Corporate tax rates and FDI in the United States”, Applied Economics, vol. 39, no. 1, pp.109-117, 2007.

 

A. Wijeweera & S. Fahlino, “Monetary policies and macroeconomic impacts: An SVAR model approach for the case of Sri Lanka,” Empirical Economics Letters, vol. 5, no. 3, pp.119-127, 2006.

 

A. Wijeweera & D. Clark, “Taxation and foreign direct investment inflows: Time series evidence from the United States,” Global Economic Review, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 135-143, 2006.

 

A. Wijeweera & M. Siriwardana, “The impact of corporate income tax rate on foreign direct investment in Australia and implications for technology transfer,” International Journal of Technology and Globalization. vol. 1, no. ¾, pp. 451-461, 2005.

 

A. Wijeweera, “Are trade deficits self-correcting? The case of Australia,” Empirical Economics Letters, vol. 4, no. 6, pp.363-360, 2005. 46.P. Pathberiya & A. Wijeweera, “An overview of the external debt situation in Sri Lanka,” UNEAC Asia Papers, no 9, pp. 1-10, 2005.

Mariya Yesseleva-Pionka PhD - Casual HDR Supervisor

Books

Yesseleva-Pionka, M. (2019) “Overview of Finance: A Collection of Infosheets”. Work-in-progress work with Cengage on adapting Personal Finance textbook to the AUS and NZ market.

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Yesseleva, M. (2013) “Professional Advice and its effect on SMEs access to external debt finance in Australia”. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal Vol. 5 No. 1.

 

Yesseleva, M. (2011) “Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Data Sources in Australia”. Global Journal of Business Research. Volume 6(2), pages 83-92.

 

Yesseleva, M. (2010) “Australian Small Enterprises and Their Business Banking and Finance Needs. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 57”.

Excelsia College > Research > Research Areas and Topics

Research Areas and Topics

Research at Excelsia College covers five priority areas that reflect the College’s mission, vision and values.  These priority research areas, with their research leaders, are as follows:

  • • Religion, Spirituality and Human Well-Being: led by Dr Maureen Miner
  • • Integrative Studies: led by Professor Kirsty Beicharz
  • • Organisational leadership and business studies: led by Professor Ian Eddie
  • • Performance, Creativity and Innovation: led by Dr Lotte Latukefu
  • • Christian Teaching and Teacher Education: led by Associate Professor George Odhiambo.
Specific topics within each area of research interest include:
Religion, Spirituality and Human Well-Being
  • Attachment to God and psychospiritual formation
  • Spiritual and Psychospiritual Maturity

  • Psychological Needs and Mental Health

  • Well-Being Across the Life-Span

Integrative Studies
  • Faith-Life Integration
  • Christianity and contemporary culture
  • Biblical studies and formation
Organisational leadership and business studies
  • Management and workplace diversity
  • Burnout, Work Engagement and Leadership Sustainability
  • Ethical business practice and leadership
Performance, Creativity and Innovation
  • Professional and personal formation of performing artists
  • Nature and nurture of creativity
  • Andragogical Approaches to Performance Studies in Higher Education
Christian Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Christian Schooling
  • Christian Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum and Teaching Methods
  • Teacher Preparation and Teacher Mentoring

Excelsia College > Research > Research Policy Framework

Research Policy Framework

Excelsia College > Research > Research Seminars

Work in Progress Seminars

Purpose

The broad purpose of the Research Work in Progress (WIP) seminars is to support and mentor staff in their research activities as part of the coordinated research efforts of the College.

Specific aims of the WIP seminars are to:

  1. Foster a research community through regular discussion of internal and external research activities;
  2. Foster collaborative research, including inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research, through discussion of internal and external research activities;
  3. Provide feedback from diverse academic perspectives on staff research outputs at critical times in the research process (initial ideas, formulating specific research questions or hypotheses, finalising methodology, data analysis, written or verbal research reporting);
  4. Facilitate dissemination of internal research outputs to the Excelsia College community and the wider academic community.
Dates and Times of Seminars

Seminars are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding December, January & February. The exact dates depend on staff availability. Meetings are held between 12pm and 1pm.

 

Format of Seminars

Formats include research workshops and seminars, writing workshops, and conference practice sessions. In workshops staff or invited external researchers briefly present some work in progress and invite discussion. In seminars an invited speaker presents research findings or discusses a research issue in a more extended presentation, but with at least 20 minutes of open discussion. Writing workshops are devoted to reading and providing feedback to works in progress in pairs or small groups.  Conference practice sessions include the presentation of a paper prepared for a forthcoming conference plus discussion of the content and mode of presentation.

Supervision Workshops

Supervision workshops address topics related to best practice in the supervision of HDR candidates. They form part of the ongoing professional development of staff engaged in HDR supervision.

Writing Retreat

Objectives of the three-day writing retreat are to write part or all of a research paper; learn about and share useful information about writing and publishing; and develop research collaborations in areas of mutual interest.

Symposia

Research symposia provide opportunities for a number of presentations on related topics by invited speakers. Open symposia include staff and international experts as speakers; HDR symposia feature the research of HDR candidates.

Excelsia CollegeResearch > Why Research?

Why research?

Research is an essential activity for staff and postgraduate students at Excelsia College. High quality research generates knowledge that, in turn, informs teaching and professional practice.

Staff members engage in research as a way of contributing to knowledge in their own discipline and remaining up to date with current ideas. Consistent with the vision and mission of Excelsia College to provide excellence in Christian higher education, research by staff members often includes a Christian focus. Specifically, staff research includes projects that integrate Christian values and perspectives within their disciplinary area to the benefit of both the Christian and wider communities.

Postgraduate students normally study research methods and conduct research projects as part of their degrees. By undertaking research, post-graduate students are not only learning how to be lifelong learners, but they are also contributing to contemporary knowledge. As such, they are emerging as members of the scholarly community.