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Researcher: Rayner, CS (Dr Christopher Rayner)

Fields of Research

Special education and disability
Inclusive education
Education systems
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Architectural design
Educational technology and computing
Psychology of ageing
Educational psychology
Community planning
Sociological methodology and research methods
Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Educational administration, management and leadership
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
People with disability

Research Objectives

Inclusive education
Teaching and instruction technologies
Learner and learning
Equity and access to education
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Higher education
Policies and development
Information systems, technologies and services
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Other education and training
Other health
Children's services and childcare
Teacher and instructor development
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Families and family services
Disability and functional capacity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A preliminary study of students with disabilities in 'flexi' education settings; Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education
Applying the theory of planned behaviour in assessments of teachers’ intentions towards practicing inclusive education: a scoping review; European Journal of Special Needs Education
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE) Best Reviewer 2020
Asperger's and girls: What teachers need to know; Australasian Journal of Special Education
Attitudes and self-efficacy as significant predictors of intention of secondary school teachers towards the implementation of inclusive education in Ghana; European Journal of Psychology of Education
Attitudes of Australian primary school teachers towards the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders; The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Chaplains' perspectives on their work in Tasmanian government schools; International Journal of Christianity & Education
Children with autism in a sport and physical activity context: a collaborative autoethnography by two parents outlining their experiences; Sport, Education and Society
Collaborative teams: teachers, parents, and allied health professionals supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream Australian schools; Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education
Comparing tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response for enabling two boys with developmental disabilities to access preferred stimuli; Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Early Career Researcher Award
From research to reality: Australian evidence-based practice in autism education; Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Inclusive education: What does it mean for Christian learning communities into the future?; The Christian Teachers Journal
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: what do children think?
Mapping the evidence-based research on Ghana's inclusive education to policy and practices: a scoping review; International Journal of Inclusive Education
New Voice in Educational Leadership Perspectives: Christopher Rayner
Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of simSchool as preparation for inclusive education: a pilot study; Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Preparing pre-service teachers for classroom practice in a virtual world: A pilot study using Second Life; Journal of Interactive Media in Education
Progress In Video-Based Intervention For Individuals With Autism: Impacts Of Imitation Skills And Model Types; The Future of Educational Research
School experiences, Autism Spectrum Disorder characteristics, and mental health in females with Asperger syndrome; 50th Annual ASID conference
Sibling and adult video modelling to teach a student with autism: imitation skills and intervention suitability; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in higher education
Teaching students with autism to tie a shoelace knot using video prompting and backward chaining; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
The finding that three children with ASD were taught to use an iPad PECS app was conclusive, though one participant retained a preference for use of the traditional PECS book; Evidence-based communication assessment and intervention
The Impact of Teacher Attributes on Intentions to Practice Inclusive Education in Secondary Schools in Ghana; International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
The Power of One: Using Single-Case Experimental Designs to Inform Evidence-Based Practice; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Using online video-recorded interviews to connect the theory and practice of inclusive education in a course for student teachers; Australasian Journal of Special Education
Using visual arts to encourage children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to communicate their feelings and emotions; Open Journal of Social Sciences
Video Learning Profiles (VLPs): Pilot study report
Video-based intervention for children with autism: Towards improved assessment of pre-requisite imitation skills; Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Video-based intervention for individuals with autism: Key questions that remain unanswered; Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Video-modelling to improve task completion in a child with autism; Developmental Neurorehabilitation

Research Projects

Portable touch-screen technologies in the education of children with autism; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sibling Influence on Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education; National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University (NCSEHE)
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think?

Research Candidate Supervision

Lexical Density and its Correlation with Student Achievement in Academic Writing
Reading between the Lines
The Education of Girls With Asperger's Syndrome
The Efficacy of a Multisensory Structure Language approach for struggling readers (at risk/dyslexia characteristics)