Australian Catholic University's 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 2006

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An exploration of how some staff members perceive Catholic school renewal in some primary schools in the Catholic Diocese of Rockhamption, Simon A. Watkins

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Experiences of teachers' daily work which nourish and sustain the spirituality of lay teachers in Catholic high schools, Michael John Downey

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The music of Dom Stephen Moreno, OSB: A study of its sources, chronology and context, Paul Raymond Curtis

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Art and religious education: Seeking meaning in the sacred seriousness of art, Gina Bernasconi

Theses from 2005

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The role of the house motif in the Gospel of Mark, Brian Victor J. Beggs

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An investigation of reading intervention programs in a junior secondary school setting, Catherine Florence Callery

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Stories of buoyancy and despondency: Five beginning teachers' experiences in their first year in the teaching profession, Meagan Louise McKenzie

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Identifying some characteristics of children's spirituality in Australian Catholic primary schools: a study within hermeneutic phenomenology, Brendan Hyde

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A study of factors affecting participation and performance of police officers undertaking the Queensland Police Service's management development program by distance education, Barbara Leigh Jack

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Spirituality in the parochial and plain sermons of John Henry Newman, Richard St Clair Johnson

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Neither 'less' or 'free': A long-term view of couple's experiences and construction of involuntary childness, Christine Beatrix Moulet

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The effects of graphic organizers on Taiwanese tertiary students' EFL reading comprehension and attitudes towards reading in English, Chiu-Ling Chiang

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The value of transition support programs for newly registered nurses and the hospitals offering the programs in New South Wales, Jennifer Evans

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We grow in the shade of each other: A study of connectedness, empowerment and learning in the middle years of schooling, Mauricette Ann Hamilton

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Being effective Church in rapidly growing coastal towns, Geoffrey Martyn Smith

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The effects of games on the acquisition of some grammatical features of L2 German on students' motivation and on classroom atmosphere, Shu-Yun Yu

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Indicators of satisfaction and success for a paediatric outreach nursing service in metropolitan Sydney, NSW, Patricia M. Boss

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A study of the Mater Children's Hospital tile project, Kathleen Rose Creagh Sutton

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Cooperative learning, multiple intelligences and proficiency: Application in college english language teaching and learning, Shu-Fen Chen

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Henry Cowell (1897-1965) and the impact of his first European tour (1923), Victor Emanuel Rischitelli

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An evaluation of school responses to the introduction of the Queensland 1999 Health and Physical Education (HPE) syllabus and policy documents in three Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) primary schools, Timothy Joseph Lynch

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Reimagining the Catholic school: An exploration of principals' responses to changing contexts of the contemporary Catholic school, Graeme J. Mellor

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An analysis of the developing ecclesiology of the Assemblies of God in Australia, Shane Jack Clifton

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From the Sacred Heart to the heart of the sacred: The spiritual journey of Australian Catholics since the Second Vatican Council, Paul William Cashen

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An examination of seagrass monitoring protocols as applied to two New South Wales estuarine settings, Mustafa Kamal Hossain

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Between towns: Religious life and leadership during a time of critical change, Jan Barnett

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A study of successful implementation and management of educational technology in three New South Wales primary schools, Douglas Anthony Ashleigh

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Making "magic": An exploration of the relationship between teacher leadership and boys' academic motivation in the year 8 classroom at a Catholic school, Neil Alexander McGoran

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Sacred or profane: The influence of Vatican legislation on music in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, John Henry Byrne

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Ariadne's thread: Women and labyrinths in the fiction of A.S. Byatt and Iris Murdoch, Elizabeth Mary Tomazic

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When students negotiate: An action research case study of a year 8 English class in a Catholic secondary college in regional Victoria, Carlyn Sproston

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What a difference a play makes: An examination of factors influencing personal development benefits through involvement in extracurricular theatre, Ronald Leslie Sproston

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An exploration of the perceptions and experiences of leadership by teachers and their opportunities for leadership development, Patricia Anne O'Brien

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Motherhood statements: Mothers and their adolescent daughters, Cathy L. Deacey

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The Russian Orthodox presence in Australia: The history of a church told from recently opened archives and previously unpublished sources, Michael Alex Protopopov

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Factors influencing women's selection of infant feeding method, Diane Godson

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Re-engaging students in their learning through middle-school reform: A case study evalution of a vertically structured curriculum, Mellita M. Jones

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Exercise type, musculoskeletal health and injury risk factors in adolescent middle-distance runners, David Greene

Theses from 2004

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Education for an Australian choral tradition: Evaluating the philosophies of Stephen Leek, Annette Stephens

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An ethnographic study of a Victorian Secondary School, Carmel Laffan

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Heeding the voices-through learning to heal: an application of single and double loop learning in a case study of past experience, Antoinette Mary Baldwin

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Redesigning the principalship in Catholic schools, Helen Mary Cannon

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An exploration of the concept of values-led principalship, Christopher Michael Branson

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Assessing the characteristics of effective professional learning and training programs: Perceptions of teachers, principals and training personnel within Catholic Education in Melbourne, Robert Patrick O'Brien

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The most divine of all Arts: Neoplatonism, Anglo-Catholicism and music in the published writings of A E H Nickson, Ian Kieran Crichton

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Virtuous Nursing: More caring than science and more scientific than care, Kristine Morrison

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The Principal's leadership role in the spiritual formation of teachers in Catholic schools: A case study in one educational system, Anthony John Bracken

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Contribution of saltmarsh to temperate estuarine fish in southeast Australia, Debashish Mazumder

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An analysis of mental health care in Australia from a social justice and human rights perspective, with special reference to the influences of England and the United States of America, 1800-2004, Bernadette Mary Ibell

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Set text study: A collective study, Elizabeth Anne Gleeson

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Pedagogy - The missing link in religious education: Implications of brain-based learning theory on the development of a pedagogical framework for religious education, Daniel John White

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Lift up your hearts: A musico-liturgical study of the eucharistic prayer of the Roman Rite, Anthony Way

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Imagination for better not worse: The Hobbit in the primary classroom, Maureen Carroll

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Factors relating to women attaining principal positions in Victoria's government secondary schools: A case study, Naciye Ertan

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A framework of growth points of secondary students' developing understanding of function, Erlina R. Ronda

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A call for a level playing field: A study of masculinity 1999-2000, Greer White

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The ethical implications of incorporating managed care into the Australian health care context, Helen Mary McCabe

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Investigating the meaning and function of prayer for children in selected primary schools in Melbourne, Australia, Vivienne Mountain

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The Catholic Education Office (CEO) as a learning organization and its perceived impact on standards, Mark Turkington

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Christian Mission in Malaysia: Past emphasis, present engagement and future possibilities, Maria Perpetua Kana

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The pledge of future glory. The eschatological dimension of the Eucharist: A systematic exploration, Paul Vu Chi Hy

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Theology engaging evolutionary theory: Fresh insights into the nature of God, Peter Michael Foord

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Coping with cancer: The adolescent experience, Tracy Till

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ADHD, a social construct: The experiences of families who have a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Koula Neophytou

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The effects of contextual interference and variability of practice on the acquisition of a motor task and transfer to a novel task, Stephen Wrathall

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Sing to the Lord a new song: A study of changing musical practices in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, 1861-1901, Laurence James Moore

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Sisters of St Joseph: The Tasmanian experience: The foundation of the Sisters of St Joseph in Tasmania 1887-1937, Josephine Margaret Brady

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Effects of different loading intensities on skeletal adaptation to exercise in prepubertal girls, Peter N. Wiebe

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An investigation into the use of water immersion upon the outcomes and experience of giving birth, Annie G. Sprague

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Levinas, Von Balthasar and Trinitarian Praxis, Glenn Morrison

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An exploration of the impact of principal leadership behaviour on school culture, Nicholas Phiranant Numkanisorn

Theses from 2003

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Organizational, professional and personal roles in an era of change: The case of the Catholic clergy, Georja Jane Power

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The affective component in effective education, Maura Sellars

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An investigation into the relationship between Total Quality Management practice and performance in a Taiwan public hospital, Mei-Chiao Lai

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The use of Scripture in the teaching of religious education in Victorian Catholic secondary schools, Michael James Grace

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The Latin-texted motets of Guillaume De Machaut, Jennette Lauren Montefu

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School refusal: A case study, Robert W. Rennie

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Visual art, the artist and worship in the reformed tradition: A theological study, Geraldine Jean Wheeler

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Why bother to be a student leader? An exploration of the school experiences and self-perceptions of year 12 students in three Catholic schools, Shane Lavery

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Towards a fifth Gospel via Schillebeeckx and Solle, Ann-Marie Harvey

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Mandated curriculum changes: Perspectives of teachers, Robyn Anne Sharpe

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Experiences and influences of women directors, Zena Burgess

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The relationship between manager's use of power and employees' work variables in nationalised commercial banks in Bangladesh, Nadim Jahangir

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Beyond the wall: Ballarat female refuge: A case study in moral authority, Dorothy Glennys Wickham

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Teenage boys' perceptions of the influence of teachers and school experiences on their understanding of masculinity, John Robert Lee

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Body image and dietary behaviours: A study of female adolescents and non-athletes, Vanessa Margaret Peterson

Theses from 2002

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Gender and school: Policy directions, practice and leadership, Anne Maria Wenham

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The voice of teachers in a changing Hong Kong society: The study of the effectiveness of a school guidance program me for teacher, Elaine Yee-Lai Tung

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Number sense or no sense: Pre-service teachers learning and understanding the mathematics they are required to teach, Frances May Hanrahan

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Burden of care: Ageing in urban Japan and China, the family and the State, Elizabeth Jill Miller

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The images of God of middle school adolescents, Veronica Rose Duffy

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The role of attachment in a time-limited marital therapy: Implications for practice and treatment, Coral Brown

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How is power used in the Catholic Church? A case study of a group of male religious in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Peter Dowling

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The ascetical theology and praxis of sixth to eighth century Irish monasticism as a radical response to the Evangelium, Catherine Thom

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A translation of the Quaestio Disputata De Spiritualibus Creaturis of St Thomas Aquinas, with accompanying notes, Colin Robert Goodwin

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The canonical adventure of the Apocalypse of John: An Eastern Orthodox perspective, Michael George Michael

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An analysis of Religious Educaton Coordinators' perceptions of their role in Catholic Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Gerard Patrick Fleming

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The role of the Learning Technology Coordinator in the professional development of teachers as they integrate learning technologies into classroom practice, Margaret O'Donnell

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Christian parent controlled schools in Australia - A study of the relationship between functional values and prevailing practices, Charles Francis Roy Justins

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Steel magnolias' healing journeys: Rural women speak of transforming their lives after the experience of childhood sexual assault, Kandie Allen-Kelly