Australian Catholic University's theses collection showcases the breadth and depth of Graduate Research at ACU. Our collection includes PhD and Masters theses. If you are the author of a thesis created prior to 2000, and have concerns regarding the content of your record in Research Bank, please contact Library Research Services.

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Theses from 2003

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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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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

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Journey to the margins: The contribution of the Missionary Society of St Columban to the theory and practice of overseas mission within the Catholic Church 1920-2000, Charles Rue

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Naïve and yet knowing: Young learners portray beliefs about mathematics and learning, Andrea M. McDonough

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Coastal wetland habitat dynamics in selected New South Wales estuaries [Vol. 1], Kylee Margaret Wilton

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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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Girard's mimetic theory and the image of God in man: A preliminary theological perspecitve of human mimesis, Peter Robert Stork

Theses from 2001

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The emotional congruence of experience and bodily change, Matthew Reeder

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The 'Limit" experience of senior high school students: A study across four Catholic high schools, Paul Terence McQuillan

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Two Australian Pilgrimages, John Alfred Victor Hannaford

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The evolution of transport assistance for students attending non-state schools in Queensland 1906 - March 2001: A project, Paul Travers

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Characteristics of adults with advanced HIV/AIDS referred to community nurses, Adrienne Lucey

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Frequency of in season strength and power training for rugby league, Haydn John Masters

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My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? The setting and Rhetoric of Mark's Gospel, Brian J. Incigneri

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Waiting: A critical experience, Amber van Dreven

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A review of the grief process and bereavement follow-up support, Catherine Margaret Tomlinson

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The theory practice interface: A case study of experienced nurses' perceptions of their role as clinical teachers, Heather Joy Beattie

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Hydostatic and thermal influences on intravascular volume determination during immersion: Quantification of the F-cell ratio, Christopher James Gordon

Theses from 2000

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Righting women's writing: A re-examination of the journey toward literary success by late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth century women writers, Roslyn Stanford

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An investigation of primary school teachers' problem-solving beliefs and practices in mathematics classrooms, Judith Anne Anderson

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A Study of the adult learning experiences of Peruvian single women who migrated to Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Flor Marina Becerra

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A call above duty: The portrayal of the South Pacific missionary in children's literature, 1800-1935, John Nolan

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Yorn HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) liturgies: Incorporating a Yom HaShoah liturgy within the Christian liturgical calendar in Australia, Barbara Allen

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Johannine Sabbath conflict as juridical controversy: An exegetical study of John 5 and 9:1-10:21, Martin Asiedu-Peprah

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Rhetoric or reality: An exploratory study of the culture of Queensland Lutheran Schools, Ian Wilbur Marks

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The role of reflection in leading the professional development of the advanced skills teacher, Pamela Anne Hanifin

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A study of Catholic schools' consultants in New South Wales: Their leadership, relationship with principals and influence on schools, Anthony Peter Whelan

Theses from 1999

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Russian orthodox music in Australia: The translation of a tradition, Galina Maximova

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Quality assurance processes: The nature, outcomes and effectiveness of quality assurance processes of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney, Michael L. Idobo

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A rhetorical analysis of Tertullian's Adversus Iudaeos, Geoffrey D. Dunn

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Students' and teachers' perceptions of year 12 religious education programs in Catholic schools in Victoria: Implications for curriculum, Marian de Souza

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Gifted origins to graced fulfilment: The soteriology of Julian of Norwich, Kerrie Margaret Mary Hide

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The meaning of the word owoai (save) in the Gospel of Mark (a semiotic analysis approach), Vivian Daniel Jacquin

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An examination of the applicability of the extended stakeholder strategy matrix model to marketing, Michael Jay Polonsky

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Transforming the categories of western theology: A critical comparison between the political theology of Johannes Baptist Metz and the feminist theological hermeneutics of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Anne Patricia Tuohy

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Experience of six non-Aboriginal teachers living and working in remote Aboriginal communities during the 1990's, Elizabeth Whiting

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Growing up Catholic in Sunshine, 1919-1927: The establishment of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Primary School: A journey in historiography, Maureen Lane

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Why is self-knowledge different from other kinds of knowledge, Akeel Bilgrami

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Activation of AMPK reduces the co-transporter activity of NKCC1, David Fraser, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

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Aging and prospective memory: Differences between naturalistic and laboratory tasks, Peter Gregory Rendell and Donald M. Thomson

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The association of behavioural adjustment to temperament, parenting and family characteristics among 5-year-old children, Gill Paterson and Ann Sanson

Theses from 1998

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Communication of school culture in an Anglican grammar school, Peter Terence Scott

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Collaborative leadership: Leading educational organizations into the next millennium, Christopher J. Mayes

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A critical edition of Anastasius Bibliothecarius' Latin Translation of Greek Documents Pertaining to the Life of Maximus the Confessor, with an analysis of Anastasius' translation methodology, and an english translation of the latin text, Bronwen Neil

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Holistic perspective of depression and anxiety among a community palliative care population, Peta K. McVey

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The spiritual revolution: Re-forming the nature and purpose of the Catholic school, Pat Coughlan

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Mentoring as a professional development activity for administrators in Catholic education, Peter Anthony Hill

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Karl Rahner and the option of grace in freedom: A critical examination of Rahner's understanding of both fundamental option and virtue ethics and the link between them in the light of their classical antecedents and contemporary developments in moral theo, James Jonathan Warner

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Flannery O'Connor's letters and fiction: A corresponding identity, Bernadette Rosbrook

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Fear under their feet: An icon of heroes, regional perspectives, Noela Mary Fox

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Ministries in the Catholic church today: The Nigerian situation, Basil A. Ekot

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Role of the Catholic school principal in the face of modern day challenges and demands: Key behaviours, issues, perceptions, challenges and dilemmas facing Catholic school principals in the late 1990s, Michael Joseph Slattery

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The dialogue of theology and education: Clarifying the role of Lutheran confessional theology for Australian Lutheran school education, Malcolm Ian Bartsch

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Teachers, clergy and Catholic schools: A study of perceptions of the religious dimension of the mission of Catholic schools and relationships between teachers and clergy in the Lismore Diocese, Wayne Maurice Tinsey

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Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and K. Stanton

Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and K. G. Stanton

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zona drilling and zona removal of the human oocyte and embryo, Y. Okuma, Orly Lacham-Kaplan, and Alan Trounson

Theses from 1997

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Experiencing humour: A critical care phenomenon, Jan Skinner

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The relationship between the Catholic school and the parish in the diocese of Rockhampton: A case study, Simon A. C. Watkins

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Explicating practice knowledge: A hermeneutic inquiry into adolescent mental health nursing, Rene Geanellos

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Changing the social system of a Catholic secondary school: An examination of salient design features pertinient to the change process from a permacultural perspective, Peter John Harney

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A case study of teachers' perceptions in a culture of change, John Percy

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The Catholic school parish nexus: A case study, James F. Quillinan

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The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Trevor A. Mori, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and Kim G. Stanton

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Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to clients at a university counseling service: A collaborative approach, Martyn L. Newman and Phillip Greenway

Theses from 1996

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A case study of the induction experience of new teachers in one Catholic primary school, Rhonda Leslie Thornton

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A case study of one staff's response to Catholic school administration, John Carroll

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A case study of parent-school partnership, Jan Cronin

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A study of ordering mechanisms for generating R6 and SAI distributions from criteria-based assessment data, Brett Rangiira

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The specificity of mitochondrial complex I for ubiquinones, Mauro Esposti, Anna Ngo, Gabrielle McMullen, Anna Ghelli, Francesca Sparla, Bruna Benelli, Marina Ratta, and Anthony Williams Linnane

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Effectors of the mammalian plasma membrane NADH-oxidoreductase system. Short-chain ubiquinone analogues as potent stimulators, Francois Vaillant, Jari Larm, Gabrielle McMullen, Ernst Wolvetang, and Alfons Lawen

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Boys in education: An action research project, Elizabeth M. Ryan

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The relationship between racial attitudes and social-cognitive development in children: An Australian study, Dasia Black-Gutman and Fay Hickson

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Measuring the quality of academic journals: The case of economics, Clive Beed and Cara Beed

Submissions from 1995

Non-English speaking background (NESB) workers literacies: A workplace health and safety issue, Claire Maree Wyatt-Smith and Geraldine Castleton

Theses from 1994

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The collaborative role of parental participation in school policy development: A case study, Mark Creevey

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A case study investigating changes in students' approaches to learning when exposed to teaching strategies aimed at promoting metacognitive learning, Gerard Effeney

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Policy development as a process of renewal in a school community: A thesis, Denis Anthonisz

Submissions from 1993

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Effect of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived control on nurses' intention to assess patients pain, Robyn Nash, Helen Edwards, and Monica Lydia Nebauer

Submissions from 1992

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Submissions from 1990

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Myosin light chain kinases, Bruce E. Kemp and James T. Stull

Submissions from 1989

Discussions of the findings, Bonnie Meyer, Carol Young, and Brendan John Bartlett

Introduction and rationale for the study, Bonnie Meyer, Carole Young, and Brendan John Bartlett

Background literature in aging and reading, Bonnie Meyer, Carole Young, and Brendan John Bartlett

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Method for the evaluation study, Bonnie Meyer, Carole Young, and Brendan Bartlett