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Theses from 2019

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Relationship between teachers’ interpersonal style and student outcomes in physical education, Diego Itibere Cunha Vasconcellos

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Signposts and messagesticks: An ethnographic study of non-indigenous drama teachers’ engagement with an indigenous drama text, Mark Eckersley

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Do instrumental music students hear differently ? : implications for students who have a disability, Ross Walker

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An examination of the visual exploratory actions of association football players, Thomas Baxter McGuckian

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Systemic school improvement and student achievement: A case study, Michael Krawec

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A study of higher level upper-secondary mathematics course choice, Michael Andrew Easey

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Holding their words: Children's experiences of parental separation and divorce, Barbara Ann Knight

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The six ways to well-being (6W-WeB): A new measure of valued action that targets the frequency and motivation for six behavioural patterns that promote well-being, Geetanjali Basarkod

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Sea pictures of a convent boarding school: Oral histories of teachers and students at St Ursula’s Yeppoon 1917-1997, Maree Lillian Ganley

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Writing pedagogy in the early years: A study of teacher beliefs, classroom practices and influences, Marlo Anne Graham

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Exploring contradictions in physical activity understanding, practice and opportunities between the home and the ECE settings, Debbie Ryder

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Sport and physical activity for youth with intellectual disability: An analysis of determinants and outcomes, Nathanial J. Kapsal

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Measuring community walking in stroke survivors using physiotherapists’ perspectives and the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF) framework, Neelam Nayak

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Leadership in a binational, bicultural and bilingual school, Kathleen Alice Sutherland

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The contribution of short-term cross-cultural immersion to the formation of Catholic school staff, Monica Dutton

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An evaluation of a model of care for children with serious illnesses and their families in New Zealand, Cynthia Ward

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Religion and the populist radical right in western Europe, Nicholas George Morieson

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Socioemotional functioning in youth with borderline personality disorder, Elizabeth Pizarro-Campagna

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Development of a practical model for coaches to use mental skills training to enhance psychological strengths for athletes, Vijay Kumar

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‘Like gold scattered in the sand’: Human rights as constructed and understood by African families from refugee backgrounds, Maree Higgins

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"Into outside country": The influence of violence on discourses of homeland in twentieth-century Australian young adult novels, Trudy Clutterbok

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Intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations and psychological well-being: a meta-analysis and latent profile analyses of life goals, Emma Bradshaw

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A model of art therapy for Aboriginal children within the preschool, Shiri Hergass

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Teacher isolation and the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder: Bridging the divide, Mitchell Graeme Coates

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Implementation and participation in vocational education and training in Catholic schools, Michelle Deanne Swan

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Identification of gifted students in Australian Catholic primary schools, Catherine Mary Young

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Heidegger's abyssal ground of ethics: A fourfold approach, Augustine Ifeanyi Obi

Theses from 2018

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A psychosocial stage of change approach to unemployment: A psychosocial, stage of change approach to improve employment outcomes for the unemployed, Darren Coppin

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Anna Brennan (1879-1962): Feminism and Catholicism in Context, Helena Mary Anderson

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How flexible is morality ? : a test of the moral credits model of moral balancing, Rose Ferguson

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Are age-related changes in perceptual-motor regulation related to an increased falls risk?, Steven van Andel

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Missionary life writing: Constructing a self – denied, Mary Jennifer Brooks

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Innovative mathematics curriculum and teacher professional learning: A case study, Laurinda Lomas

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Mindfulness and acceptance approaches to athletic performance, Michael Thomas Noetel

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Changing self-limiting mindsets of young mathematically gifted students to assist talent development, Linda Catherine Parish

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Exploring Health Education Delivered to Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Admitted to a Shanghai Hospital, Xian-Liang Liu

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Copyright for education: a case study of Palestine, Rawan B. Al-Tamimi

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‘Sins of our fathers’: The lived experiences of children and young people with a parent in prison, Vicky Saunders

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Modelling of intrinsic and extrinsic injury risk factors in elite tennis, Danielle Gescheit

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An exploration of the dimensions of children’s lived experience of spirituality on “The Walk”, Kristen Jaye Hobby

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Low back pain in dance: Prevalence and associated factors, Christopher Thomas Vaughan Swain

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Exploring Teachers’ Phenomenological Experiences of a Principal’s Change Initiative, Anne-Marie Louise Black

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The benefits of believing you can change: implicit malleability theories moderate the relationship between low self-esteem and negative outcomes, James Conigrave

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The affordances of online multiplayer games for the social interactions of middle-primary-school-aged students with ASD, Bessie Gay Stone

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Improving Analogical Reasoning Skills in Adolescence Through Figurative Music Lyric Exposure: Towards better decision-making skills, Shannon S. Clark

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How the Principals of New Zealand Catholic Secondary Schools Understand and Implement Special Character, Siân Maree Owen

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Tackling Ability in Rugby League Players: a Strength and Conditioning Perspective, Michael Speranza

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‘Crying for home: Who really cares?’ A critical analysis of care giving in the context of Victorian residential care, Paul F. Chalkley

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Daily living transactions: Understanding how children and carers work together to complete daily living tasks and routines when the child has cerebral palsy., Robyn Heesh

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Improving the Livelihoods of Young People in Nepal: The Contribution of Social Enterprises, Rojee Joshi

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The significance of individual contributions to the history of Kildonan UnitingCare., Sharron Lane

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A Matter of Time: an Investigation into the Learning and Teaching of Time in the Middle Primary Years, Margaret Christine Thomas

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Improving Screening and Physiotherapy Management of Vestibular Disorders in the Hospital Setting, Vicky Stewart

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Big Gubba Business: The making of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, first nations resurgence and the Australian connection, Graeme Lyle La Macchia

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The Contribution of the Neighbourhood Environment to the Relationship Between Neighbourhood Disadvantage and Physical Function Among Middle-Aged to Older Adults, Hui Yee Loh

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A change of heart: An investigation of the role of moral purpose within a model of leading for learning, Michelle T. Court

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More than Open Data mandates: a staged model for achieving Open Access to scientific data, Vera Jane Lipton

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Gender and age differences in recreational and transport walking: The contribution of the neighbourhood social and built environments, Fatima Sayeda Ghani Gonzalo

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A study of substantial change in the writings of St Thomas Aquinas, Steven Ledinich

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A Critical Look at Parenting Research: An Examination and Contextualisation of Autonomy Supportive and Psychologically Controlling Parenting, Jasper J. Duineveld

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The knowledge-practice gap: Evidence-based practice for acute stroke care in Ghana, Leonard Baatiema

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Colossians, cosmology and Christ: A study into Colossians 1:15-17 with insights from Plato's Timaeus, Philo of Alexandria and middle Platonism, Matthew Colin Burow

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The Dynamics of Shame in the Eden Narrative, John M. Andersen

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Outdoor play decision-making by families, schools, and local government for children with disabilities, Julia Sterman

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Measuring the effects of chest physiotherapy on respiratory function in mechanically ventilated infants and children, Bronagh McAlinden

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The Gospels of Mark and Matthew in the Context of the Early Church, Sarah L. Cook

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The Fatigue Response Following a Team-Sport Match Simulation, Paul J. Tofari

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Decision-making impairment in long term opiate users, Kathryn Biernacki

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Understanding the Psychological and Social Origins of Gender Disparities in Self-Beliefs, Motivation, and Educational Attainment, Brooke Van Zanden

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Using a Randomised Controlled Trial to Test the Effectiveness of a Family-Oriented, Theoretically Based, Diabetes Self-Management Education Program to Improve Glycaemia, Self-Management and Self-Efficacy of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Living in Rural Thailand, Nutchanath Wichit

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Teaching children about Allah, Huseyin Aldemir

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Hamstring strain injury: objective assessment tools and exercise-specific progression criteria during pain-threshold rehabilitation, Jack Thomas Hickey

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An exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' experience of education: a case study of a Catholic secondary school, Patricia Y. Jones

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The function and significance of middle voice verbs in the Greek New Testament, Susan E. Kmetko

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Thomas Aquinas and Joseph Ratzinger's theology of divine revelation: a comparative study, Andrew Francis Wood

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Adherence of allied health clinicians to the Stroke Foundation clinical guidelines for management of stroke (2010): a retrospective clinical record audit of both acute and rehabilitation services., Philip Thomas Abery

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John Chrysostom On Almsgiving and the Therapy of the Soul, Junghun Bae

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An Exploration of Three New South Wales Nurse Practitioner Services in 2008, S Jane Allnutt

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Google rules: an analysis of Google’s influence on copyright law and practice, Joanne Elizabeth Gray

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Perceptions, practices, and potential: An exploration of school choice for academically gifted students, Sherrol Gane

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Demands of the Kettlebell Snatch, James Alexander Ross

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The Work of Infant and Toddler Specialists in University-based Early Childhood Teacher Education in Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand, Katherine Anne Bussey

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The Making Available Right: Realizing the Potential of Copyright's Dissemination Function in the Digital Age, Cheryl Jo LIn Foong

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Sensory and Motor Interventions for Very Early School-age Children: a Cluster Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial Examining Effect on Development, Behaviour and Academic Learning Outcomes., Sandra Jennifer Miles

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The Combined Effect of Training and Match Loads on Injury Risk in Professional Australian Footballers, Nicholas B. Murray

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An exploration of Muslims' perceptions and experiences of mental health, illness and treatment services, Lucy Verwey

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Living our parents’ trauma: Effects of child abuse and neglect on the next generation, Joanna Marta Menger Leeman

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Enlightening Science: Addressing the Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Aspects of Science Learning, Munirah Shaik Kadir

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An Investigation Into the Provision and Parents’ Understanding of Discharge Information to Assist in Managing Their Child Following Discharge from the Emergency Department of an Australian Hospital: A Mixed Methods Study., Kodchanipa Phonpruk

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The impairment of vascular reactivity across the spectrum of cardiometabolic health, Jordan Luke Loader

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Physical Qualities and Match Demands of Female Australian Football, Georgia Black

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Disturbing the Storm: Narratives from the Liminal Space: Investigating the Commonalities Between Older Afghan Hazara Women and Calabrian Exiles through Theories of Storytelling and Creative Led Research, Jema Anna Stellato Pledger

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The Influence of On-site Professional Development on Teacher Practice, Catherine Margaret Forrester

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Constructing the Espoused Purpose of Islamic Schools in Australia, Nada Nemra Ghamra-oui

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An Exploration of a Variation of Achievement, Sue Jury

Theses from 2017

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Liturgical poetry in the Middle Byzantine period: Hymns attributed to Germanos I, Patriarch of Constantinople (715-730), Kosta Simic

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Walter Kasper’s Theology of the Spirit and its Implications for the Reception of Lay Ecclesial Ministry in the Catholic Church, Julie Trinidad

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Muscle force contributions to knee joint loading, Nirav Maniar

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Submaximal running testing to monitor training responses in elite Australian rules football players, Kristopher Veugelers

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Self-Concept of Children with Cerebral Palsy, Sau Kuan Cheong