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.

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Theses from 2010

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Inclusion: teachers' attitudes and pedagogy, Cheryl McKenzie

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A transnational approach to educational leadership capacity building: a case study of the Masters of Education programme at Notre Dame Institute of Education, Karachi, Pakistan, Sukaina Rizvi

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Incident management: human factors and minimising mean time to restore service, Katherine Mary O'Callaghan

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Compliance with lipid-lowering medications following diagnosis of coronary heart disease by angiography: a prospective cohort study, Sandra N. McKellar

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Chronic depression: responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation and considerations of a developmental construction of self, Jasmina Markovski

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Hearing the call of God: toward a theological phenomenology of vocation, Meredith Ann Secomb

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Intrapersonal intelligence, executive function and stage three students, Maura Sellars

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Shout to the Lord: music and change at Hillsong, 1996-2007, Tanya Nicole Riches

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Developing a socioeconomic measure of the changing occupational status of British accountants in the nineteenth century, Kevin Clarke

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An ethnography study of nurses' cancer pain management in Sri Lanka, Badurakada Sunil De Silva

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Migratory shorebird ecology in the Hunter estuary, sourth-eastern Australia, Jennifer Spencer

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An investigation of the spirituality of children in Victorian state primary schools, Micheline Wyn Moriarty

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Gait variability, stride dynamics and falls risk in community dwelling older women, Kade Paterson

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The ministerial and congregational singing of chant: a study of practices and preceptions in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Paul Taylor

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The metaphysical realism of E.L. Mascall and Anglican doctrine, Robert Ireland

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A study of the effects of an intervention program incorporating aspects of social constructivist and essentialist models of pedagogy on educational experiences of boys in preliminary year English classes at a senior college, Anna Hill

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A case study of the responses of two mainstream primay teachers in a non-metropolitan area to the refugee English Language Learners in their classe, Jacqueline Coleman

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School and classroom environment of a small Catholic secondary school, Paul Kelly

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A study of the work role in the context of change management practices in Catholic schools, Wayne Hellmuth

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Implementing mandated curriculum reform: sources of support for teacher-meaning making, Janeen Therese Lamb

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What constitutes success in classroom religious education?: a study of secondary religious teachers' understandings of the nature and purposes of religious education in Catholic schools 2vols., David Gerard Kenyon

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They did what they were asked to do: an historical analysis of the contribution of two women's religious institutes within the educational and social development of the city of Ballarat, with particular reference to the period 1950-1980, Heather O'Connor

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Incarnate: presence and vestige in contemporary art practice, Michael Needham

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The engagement of newcomers in church attendance, Ian Hussey

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Living life in residential aged care: A process of continuous adjustment, Barbara McKenzie-Green

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Job-related factors that predict the psychological health and well-being of urban taxi drivers, Elizabeth R. Evans

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Mary's relationship to the Holy Spirit: a focus for the union of East and West, Birute Arendarcikas

Theses from 2009

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Hebrew text in praxis: shaping stories of significance, Catherine Jean Teller

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Identifying the indicators of individual readiness for positive life change amongst defenders within a remand setting 2vols, Stephen Norman Barlow

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Developing a professional learning community for teachers of religious education, Alexandra Katharina Harvey

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Training and competition demands of adolescent rugby union players, Timothy B. Hartwig

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

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An exploration of the role of school principals in faith formation leadership within the educational mission of two Australian Anglican schools, Craig William Moody

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The mission of the Catholic school and role of the principal in a changing Catholic landscape, Pat Coughlan

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From data-informed to data-led?: school leadership within the context of external testing, Philip Anthony Pettit

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Transforming teachers' temporality: futures in curriculum practices, Debra Bateman

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In service to the church: the nue Sachlichkeit and the organ chorale prelude in Norway: a study of Pro organo (1951-1958) by Rolf Karlsen and Ludvig Nielsen, David Scott Hamnes

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The nexus between cognitive function and self-care ablility in patients with chronic heart failure, Janette Cameron

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Bodies of Christ in seas of change: the relationship between ecclesiology, politics and practice in the conditioning of twentieth century Roman Catholic responses to violence, Matthew John Tan

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Between the 'Politics of mysticism' and the 'Mysticism of politics': implications of the universal call to holiness within the Roman Catholic tradition, David Gerard Ranson

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Catholic schools seeking authenticity in a secular and pluralist society, Fulvio Frijo

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Pioneering a new model of midwifery care: a phenomenological study of a midwifery group practice, Anne Moore

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Modelling the method: a Lonergan approach to Christian responsibility in interreligious relations, Patrick J. McInerney

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Indigenous female educational leaders in Northern Territory remote community schools: issues in negotiating school community partnerships, Martha Sombo Kamara

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Teachers' perception of the purpose of classroom religious education in New Zealand Catholic secondary schools, Kevin Patrick Win Wanden

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The senior secondary school live-in retreat: a study of the views of a sample of teachers from one metropolitan Catholic diocese about the purpose and practices of retreats, Rachele Tullio

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An exploratory descriptive study of mission integration and sustainability in a not-for-profit Australian Catholic hospital, Monica Whelan

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Putting the pieces together: the subjective experience of anorexia nervosa over the course of the disorder, Sarah N. Pegrum

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Reconceptualising spirituality: the development and testing of a four-dimension taxonomy of spiritual beliefs, Richard James Harmer

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A case study of the exploration of authentic leadership and learning in four Catholic primary schools, Kathryn Louise O'Brien

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Nurture, outreach and beyond: reconceptualising Lutheran education for the contemporary Australian context, Meryl Ann Jennings

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Never on a Sunday: a study of Sunday observance and Sunday public musical entertainment in theatres in Melbourne, 1890-1895, Laurence James Moore

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Run that you may win it: contingency and emotional connectedness in the soteriological language of Paul, Michael Julian Godfrey

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Politeness phenomena in Palestinian Arabic and Australian English: a cross-cultural study of selected contemporary plays, Said Hassan Farahat

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Spiritual ecological consciousness towards ecological conversion: experiental stories of senior secondary students and an autoethnography of the researcher, Margaret Elizabeth Bannan-Watts

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Elaboration on a permissible theme, Drew Allen Carter

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Contribution of gait analysis to the understanding of motor development, Cameron Wilson

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Lay people in the Asian church : a critical study of the role of the laity in the contextual theology of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (1970-2001) with special reference to John Paul II's Apostolic Exhortations Christifideles Laici (1989) and Ecclesia in Asia (1999) and the pastoral letters of the Vietnamese Episcopal Conference, Peter Nguyen Van Hai

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Lonergan's intentionality analysis and the foundations of organization and governance: a response to Ghoshal, John David Little

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The distribution, growth, reproduction and population genetics of a mangrove species, Rhizophora stylosa Griff, near its southern limits in New South Wales, Australia, Nicholas Charles Wilson

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Human rights education: exploring the experiences of participants in a human rights education program in a Melbourne secondary college, Kerry Roger Ang

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Parents, teachers and religious education: a study in a Catholic secondary school in rural Victoria, Anthony Gerard Finn

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Process of recovery from eating disorder symptomatology, Bridie Hellings

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Relocation to a nursing home: the significance of cultural diversity, Cecelia Akuda Yeboah

Theses from 2008

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'A Chinese fish thinks about Chinese water': the cultural engagement of Christian theology in the emerging Sin-Christian context, Timothy Lee Yii Lau

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The life and writings of St Therese of Lisieux: contributions to contemporary understandings of the relationship between Faith and Sin, Margaret Anne Quane

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Beyond the fringe of speech: the spirituality of Evelyn Underhill and art, Marie Therese Crowley

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Schools providing for students with disabilities: the impact of principal behaviours, principal engagement and school conditions, Ian Jackson

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The search for success ina a charismatic environment: senior teacher's responses to high stakes testing in academically successful Christian Brothers' schools, Michael Davies

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The development and testing of an instrument for measuring awareness of coronary heart disease risk factors reduction in a Hong Kong Chinese population, Choi Wan Chan

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Teachers mentored by students in using ICT, Donna Gronn

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The sound of many voices: investigating how principals view and influence massed singing in secondary boys' schools, Daryl James Barclay

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The nature of caring teachers and the factors that impact on their caring, Wendy Kay Moran

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Towards an ecologically sustainable Catholic primary school, Patricia Hindmarsh

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An assessment of animal repellents in the management of vehicle-macropod collisions in New South Wales, Craig Phillip Gibson

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An exploration of participant experience of the service learning program at an Australian Catholic boys' secondary school, Damien Faust Price

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An investigation of the union membership of teachers in Victorian Catholic schools during the period 1994 to 2004, Terence Henry Wilson

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Holy Cross College Woollahra 1908-2001: a micro-study of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Sydney in the twentieth century, Janice Royaline Garaty

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Not everything is grace: Aquinas's notion of 'pure nature' and the Christian integralism of Henri De Lubac and of radical orthodoxy, Matthew Bernard Mulcahy

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Carer-child relationships in permanent care programs, Maria Alexandris

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Jesus and the Cross: necessity, meaning and atonement, Peter Rod Laughlin

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A case study of the implementation of children's literacy success strategy: the perceptions of principals, literary co-ordinators and teachers, Mary Therese Lovelock

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The cognitive anatomy of moral understanding and the moral education question: a study in the philosophy of moral education, James Cooper

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Practising inclusion within the regular school setting: students with special needs and their Aprender experience, Napoleon Rodezno

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Exploration of differences in vertical jump performance between typically developing children and those identified with DCD: a kinematic and kinetic analysis, Morgan Williams

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Teacher leadership in South-East Queensland Anglican schools, Mark Donald Sly

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Meaning-making: a key pedagogical paradigm for schooling in the third millennium, Joanne Hack

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Catholicism, history and culture: a Dawsonian synthesis, Michael Richard Lynch

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Teaching pronunciation of English using computer assisted learning software: an action research study in an Institute of Technology in Taiwan, Su Tseng Lee

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The appropriateness of the apologetical arguments of Justin Martyr, Robert Michael Haddad

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Boarding houses, owners and tenants: the demise of an old form of working-class housing, Daniel William Carmody

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The relationship between "the religious" and "the secular": the case of Australian Catholics, Joan Margaret Daw

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An investigation into the equity and efficiency of Australia's higher education system, Sarah Jean Wright

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An exploration of teachers' knowledge about aspects of Australian indigenous history and their attitude to reconciliation, Diane McClure

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Practitioner experience of a developing professional learning community, Shirley Ann Coulson

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An exploration of a contemporary youth spirituality among senior students in three Catholic schools, Michael Maroney

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The chameleon principal: a reconceptualisation of the notion of leadership as seen within the context of a rural school and its community, Angela Kelly

Theses from 2007

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The transformative power of liturgical music: a case study of an Australian catholic parish, Catherine (Kit) Smith

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'What should I do?': a study of social work ethics, supervision and the ethical development of social workers, Marian Therese Esler

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Developing better practice for beginning primary teachers: the significance of the practicum, John Edward Elligate