Australian Catholic University's theses collection showcases the breadth and depth of Graduate Research at ACU. Our collection includes PhD and Masters theses.

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Theses from 2011

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Exploring the spirituality and religiosity of Dinka Children in Catholic Schools in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Denise Anne Carmel Goodwin

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In good faith: A historical study of the provision of religious education for Catholic children not in Catholic schools in New South Wales: The CCD Movement 1880-2000, Ann Maree Whenman

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The community development concepts of the Igorot indigenous peoples in Benguet, Philippines, Digna Lipa-od Adonis

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A qualitative study of Spanish-speaking patients’ experiences of pain after surgery, Nelly Beatriz Bruinsma

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Pedagogy: What's my purpose? : an investigation of the impact of the learning community Institute professional activities on pedagogical practices across a rural Catholic Schools system, Kerry D. Mowett

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Human and animal individuality, Simon James Coghlan

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Matthew's wisdom christology in its Jewish and early Christian contexts, Thathathai Singsa

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The ends of morality, Sean Benedict McKenna

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An investigation of the linkages between leadership, learning and student engagement, Brad Campbell

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Integrating project-based learning in an English language tourism classroom in a Thai university, Jantima Simpson

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Upper body bone strength and muscle function in non-elite artistic gymnasts, Lauren A. Burt

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Musculoskeletal kinetic models to predict injury and performance in adolescent female athletes, Mark Peter Moresi

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Evaluation of nursing students' academic expectations, perceptions and experiences of science at different stages during their undergraduate studies, Hemant Mehta

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Interpreting students' explanations of fraction tasks, and their connections to length and area knowledge, Anne Elizabeth Mitchell

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The effect of the emerging paradigm of diversity on the church and its leadership, Andrew Peters

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Human resource capital and relational capital dimensions and the perceptions of mum and dad shareholders, Alma Sleiman Kairouz

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Teachers as learners: Professional learning in the lives of teachers, Sandra Ellen Cameron

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Implementing curriculum change in religious education: A study of the perceptions of primary school religious educators in the Archdiocese of Hobart, Helen Healy

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The experiences of parents and nurses of hospitalised infants requiring oxygen therapy for severe bronchiolitis: A phenomenological study, Alison Peeler

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The history of Bantu education: 1948-1994, Ivan Raymond Wills

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How young Catholics come to faith: Why they continue to practics their faith and how they understand their identity as Catholics, Diana Wendy McKinley

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Teachers in transition: A journey of educational reform, Margaret Noack

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Learning to be in the 21st century: Meanings and needs: a transdisciplinary approach, Marie-Laure Mimoun-Sorel

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Do leaders' characteristics and organisational culture matter while downsizing?: A study of publicly funded Australian universities, Banadahally Manjegowda Santosh

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A christological interpretation of "The Golden String" of Bede Griffiths' spiritual journey, Beatrice Alice Green

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Stones cry out: A gospel imagination for Catholic school identity, William Francis Sultmann

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The origins of the convent high school in Europe and its implantation and evolution in the Antipodes – St. Rita’s College, Brisbane, as a case study (1926-2008), Anna Barbaro

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Educational restructuring in Catholic schools: A case study of St John's College, Woodlawn: Towards a personalist account, Raymond F. Chapman

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An exploration of factors that influence end of career nurses' decision making regarding their workforce participation, Catriona Anne Booker

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'A vision splendid': The use and value of the concept of sustainability in policy, reform and practice in human services, Giovanna Margaret Richmond

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How understanding the Aboriginal Kinship system can inform better policy and practice: Social work research with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of Northern Territory, Karen Christine King

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The theology of witness: A critical exposition of George Tyrrell's pastoral theology, Anthony Maher

Theses from 2010

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Spiritual wellbeing and its relationship to adolescent resilience. A case study of Australian youth attending one local church, Lindsay Mervyn Smith

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The spirituality of pilgrims: A study of an Australian experience of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Neil Patrick Harrigan

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Retelling scripture: The rhetorical function on the Old Testament citations vis-a-vis the Jews in John 1:19-12:15, Ruth Sheridan

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The origin and development of the doctrine of the communion of saints, Nithyananda Augustus Nathan

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Developing a measure of cognitive deconstruction, Zoe Clare Nicholes

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A study of affective domain factors influencing the decisions of leaders with different cultural perspectives, Geoffrey Robert Beech

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Investigating rejection sensitivity: an exploration of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors, Emily L. Musgrove

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Open Access community child health services: A three-phase evaluation, Lauren Naomi Kearney

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The effect of high intensity running training on work capacity in football (soccer), Timothy James Rogers

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Transition to end-of-life in the aged care setting: Identifying the changes, Ruth Hohn

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Queensland's education and training reform: Perspectives from teachers and administrators in one secondary school, Robyn Maree Burton-Ree

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Writing on the spirit: An exploration of the role of senior leadership teams in enhancing the mission integrity of selected Catholic schools in the Mercy tradition, Darren J. Egberts

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Catholic secondary school principals as faith leaders: A study of the dioceses of Lismore, Caroline Thompson

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Collaborative partnerships: A model of professional learning in primary science for practising and preservice teachers, Mellita M. Jones

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Platonic prophecy and the possibility of philosophy, Stuart Weierter

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Principles of the new evangelization: Analysis and direction, Richard Rymarz

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An ethnographic study of the work environment of an aid organisation, Pauline Abboud

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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, 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: Tutures in curriculum practices, Debra Bateman

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In service to the church: The neue 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