Our theses collection showcases the breadth and depth of Graduate Research at ACU. Our collection includes PhD and Masters theses.

Theses are arranged alphabetically by author's surname within the year that they were submitted. If you believe copyrighted materials have been used in a student's work, please contact us with details.

For more information about Graduate Research Courses at ACU, visit the Research Office.

Follow

Theses from 2014

PDF

Differential factors related to the cause and duration of attentional bias in the emotional Stroop task, Jessica Zoe Marrington

PDF

Pentecostal spirit baptism: an analysis of meaning and function, David Perry

PDF

The journey from new graduate to proficient nurse in the Intensive Care Unit: a descriptive phenomenological study, Farida Saghafi

PDF

Problem solving, thinking and group work in mathematics: developing an effective pedagogy, Gary R. Thomas

PDF

Evaluation of a behaviour change intervention targeting evidence-based management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction following acute stroke, Peta Drury

PDF

Exploring the beliefs, values and mission of educational institutions within Christian Outreach Centre Australia, Peter Thomas Geizer

PDF

Cyberbullying in social networking sites: an adolescent victim’s perspective, Rebecca Dredge

PDF

The efficacy of hypoxic training techniques in Australian footballers, Blake David McLean

PDF

The aim of the game: Insider stakeholders' perspectives on learning through play, Yeshe Jampa Colliver

PDF

Leadership in a Lutheran school: an exploration of principal and school pastor worldviews and their potential impact on the transformation of the school learning community, Ken Bartel

PDF

The therapeutic relationship in Pentecostal pastoral counselling: a qualitative, interdisciplinary exploration., Ann Crawford

PDF

Young indigenous students' experiences in mathematics: an exploration in pattern generalisation, Jodie Miller

PDF

Facilitating clinical transition in the midst of cultural diversity: challenges and strategies, Jennie Robinson

PDF

Consuming to cope: development of a measure, Leah Duxbury

PDF

From doer to stayer: dispositional and organisational factors affecting sustained volunteering in community service organisations, Michael Francis Ryan

PDF

Challenges of Melkite young adults in Melbourne: maintaining religious identity and social values within Australian society, Samir Haddad

PDF

The spiritual formation of Queensland Baptists ministers, David William Loder

PDF

A commentary on the shorter text of the Acts of Thecla and its new testament parallels, Theresa Angert-Quilter

PDF

Investigation of registered nurses' clinical decision-making processes in aged care, Marina Lucia LoMonaco

PDF

Beyond collaboration: trans-cultural journeys in the Kimberley, Robert Hoskin

PDF

Leading professional learning: an exploration of the leadership role of the REC in the professional learning of religious educators in catholic primary schools in the Melbourne Archdiocese, Elizabeth Ann Dowling

PDF

Recognising the spirituality of the Golliwogg: an analysis of Upton's Golliwogg picture books, Olga Buttigieg

PDF

Impact of warm-up intensity on simulated team-sport running performance, Grant Rowe

PDF

An investigation of teachers’ experience of applying Community Action Projects in the discipline of Humanities in a Victorian Catholic Secondary School, Marie E. Bagh

PDF

Adverse events following intensive care discharge: the contribution of system, clinician and patient factors, Malcolm Elliott

PDF

Being is double: Jean-Luc Marion and John Milbank on God, being and analogy, Nathan Edward Lyons

PDF

Comparative influence of relationship with God and with significant other on self-understanding in Protestant Christians, and the relation to counselling practices with Christian clients, Ruth Pamela Thorne

PDF

The transition of the spirituality of the Christian Brothers in Australia from a traditional to a contemporary mode, Paul G. Nangle

PDF

Reputational capital and retained ownership influence on Australian resources sector initial public offerings, Peter Wainaina Ngigi

PDF

An evaluation of an integrated health management program for workers in hospital setting, Toni M. Ryan

PDF

Bachelor of Midwifery (BM) students' experiences of reflective practice: a grounded theory study, Catherine Lara Wright

PDF

A retrospective, cross-sectional study of an in-home breastfeeding programme, Robyn Thompson

“The imaging of the invisible”: narrative, pilgrimage and “the metaphysics of the quotidian” in Charles Wright’s poetry, Sarah Dowling

PDF

The influence of objectivity, competence, and work performance on external auditors' judgements relating to the internal audit function in Jordan, Ashraf Saleh Mousa Alsukker

PDF

Hanging out in the concrete jungle: exploring the culture of youth homelessness in Melbourne, Jennifer L. Hill

Theses from 2013

PDF

An exploration of the role and experiences of the postnatal domiciliary midwife in Victoria, Australia, Karen Lesley Heyward

PDF

Contemporary issues in triage and inhospital assessment and management of women’s acute coronary syndrome in Victorian public hospitals: a retrospective study, Lisa Kuhn

PDF

The identity of the Spirit in Paul: did the Spirit come to possess a distinct identity within Paul’s Christian monotheism?, Christopher Thomas Baker

PDF

Myocardial mechanics in metabolic syndrome and aging populations, Edward Crendal

PDF

Foundations in practical theology: a critical appraisal of contmeporary contributions, John Francis Collins

PDF

Soak up the Goodness: Discourses of Australian Childhoods on Television Advertisements, 2006-2012, Christopher Drew

PDF

Improving Clinical Practice in Intensive Care: Implementation of an evidence based protocol for bowel management, Serena Knowles

PDF

A dialectical engagement with key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan, Dominic Arcamone

PDF

Riding the wave: an exploration of principals’ experiences leading their schools through and beyond critical incidents, Barbara E. Myors

PDF

The covenant between the generations in the thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II, Thérèse Maree Buck

PDF

Rumour outbreak: the impact of personal characteristics on consumer decision-making, Thomas Kobinah

PDF

The Use of Musical Elements To Influence The Learning Of Receptive Communication Skills In Children With Autism, Kathryn Mary Simpson

PDF

The history of Sisters of Mercy in Papua New Guinea (1956-2006): within the tradition of women called to Gospel discipleship and Christian mission, Teresa Anne Flaherty

PDF

An exploration of how identity leaders perceive and institutionalise the Edmund Rice charism, Conor Francis Finn

PDF

Understanding and implementing the Marist Charism from the middle: the experience of middle leaders in a Marist school, Jennifer Margaret Elvery

PDF

Nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory : a mixed methods study, Aaron Conway

PDF

Motor fitness profiling of elite and novice karate practitioners, Hovik Keshishian

PDF

The intercultural engagement in Mardin: religion, culture and identity, Ayşe Gűc-Işik

PDF

Middle class youth and education in neoliberal India, Andrew Deuchar

PDF

The Jordanian Corporate Governance Code: a study of institutional investors' perception of the reliability of the audit report and the audit expectation gap, Mohammad Khaled Shbeilat

PDF

Supporting inquiry in the primary years - children's science questions and how teachers deal with them, Kathrine Harris

PDF

Supporting principals to lead literacy learning in challenging contexts, Linda Dianne Dawson

PDF

Heart to Heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger, Peter John McGregor

PDF

English as a distant language: an investigation of teachers’ understanding, Richard Gaffney

PDF

Attentiveness to vulnerability: a dialogue between Emmanuel Levinas, Jean Porter, and the virtue of solidarity, Daniel John Fleming

PDF

The roles of Melanesians in the development of the Church in Melanesia 1925-1975, Atkin Zaku

PDF

“From whence shall they come?” Attracting the new generation of school leaders, Andrea O'Brien

Pre-service teacher education in the postmodern state, Dianne Margaret Cullen

PDF

"From life, to page, to stage": exploring theatrical artistry, community and storytelling with Margery and Michael Forde, Brent T. Downes

PDF

An exploration of parental choice of school by rural and remote parents, Michael McCarthy

PDF

Preventing venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients : using implementation science to close the evidence-practice gap, Jed Duff

Time to tell: the complexity of wellbeing from the perspective of tweens, Jenna Kathleen Gillett-Swan

PDF

Rules, rights and responsibilities: becoming 'responsible' students in upper-primary school contexts, Natsha Penelope Wardman

PDF

Comparison of a single versus a four intradermal sterile water injection technique for the relief of lower back pain for women in labour: a mixed methods study, Nigel Lee

Assessment and management of the anxious patient in the cardiac catheter laboratory, Maree Ellen Ruge

Do sport and physical education have an important role to play in educational institutions?, Steven Andrew Stolz

Theses from 2012

PDF

An exposition and Christian ethical evaluation of the conflict between the Bangsamoro people and the government of Philippines, Norberto Dellosa

PDF

"They just want me to be happy": a study of how year 10 students in Queensland choose subject pathways for their senior secondary studies, Therese Ruth Nolan

PDF

Keeping them in mind: a reflexive study that considers the practice of social research with children in Australia, Timothy Peter Moore

PDF

The lives of Saint Dominic in medieval french and their relation to the latin sources, Denis John Cochrane

PDF

Remainders of the day: the collapse of Angus & Robertson and the culture of bookselling in Australia, Carly Johanna Been

PDF

The rabbit ate the grass! Exploring children's activities on digital technologies in an early childhood classroom, Jo Bird

PDF

An exploration of the previous teaching and learning experiences of overseas educated nurses from China, Korea and India, Carmel Rita Adnams

PDF

Exclusive breastfeeding rates of women at discharge, three and six months postpartum prior to BFHI implementation at a tertiary facility: a prospective cohort study, Michelle Kelly

PDF

Leadership characteristics of successful Catholic parish primary school partnerships, Michael G. Harris

PDF

Judge Willis in Port Phillip: 1841-1843, Christopher Brien

PDF

Faith-based charity and professional ambition in the life of Charles Gordon O'Neill (1828-1900), Stephen Utick

PDF

Efficacy of whole-body vibration on exercise tolerance and functional performance on the lower limbs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Trentham Phillip Furness

PDF

The building bridges through interfaith dialogue in schools programme: an investigation into the effectiveness of a model of interfaith education, Timothy Ross McCowan

PDF

An investigation of the pertinent factors associated with overweight and obesity, Kerri Nicole Thomas

PDF

The lived experience of older adults participating in a social support network group, Regina Mary McDonald

PDF

Saltmarsh, mosquitoes and insectivorous bats : seeking a balance, Leroy Gonsalves

PDF

Cultivating fertile soil: Formation for canonical governance, John Henry Thornber

PDF

Flow at work: the development and validation of a measure, Christopher James Holt

PDF

An exploration of the use of Web 2.0 to enhance teaching and learning in an Australian Catholic secondary school, Kevin T. Sharkey

PDF

A map of the divine subtle faculty: the concept fo Qalb (Heart) in classical and contemporary Islamic scholarship, Mehmet Yavuz Seker

PDF

Like a bridge: scaffolding as a means of assisting low-attaining students in mathematics during cognitively challenging tasks, Sarah Ferguson

PDF

Musculoskeletal stiffness and Achilles tendon mechanical property changes following exercise-induced muscle damage, Corey William Julian Joseph

PDF

Understanding the experiences of mothers who are breastfeeding an infant with tongue tie: a phenomenological study, Janet Elizabeth Edmunds

PDF

On the grounds of a transcendental intellect for a philosophy of leadership, Thomas Alexander Lysaght

PDF

Separated at birth: adoption practices in relation to single women confined at the Royal Women's Hospital 1945-1975, Christin Anne Quirk

Drugs and having babies: an exploration of how a specialist clinic meets the needs of chemically dependent women, Michelle Morris

High performance school-age athletes at Australian schools: a study of conflicting demands, Maureen O'Neill

The gift impossible: representations of child removal in Australian children's literature, 1841-1941, Pamela Scott

Experiences of Tongan immigrant students in Australian Catholic schools and influences on their engagement in learning, Kalolaine Lataifalefehi Sikimeti