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Researcher: Abbott-Chapman, J (Professor Joan Abbott-Chapman)

Fields of Research

Sociology of education
Other education
Health services and systems
Curriculum and pedagogy
Learning sciences
Community child health
Education systems
Educational administration, management and leadership
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Specialist studies in education
Preventative health care
Educational technology and computing
Secondary education
Urban sociology and community studies
Primary health care
Social geography
Health promotion
Special education and disability
Social theory
Health and community services
Urban geography
Comparative and cross-cultural education
Education assessment and evaluation
Aged health care
Primary education
Technical, further and workplace education
Psychology of ageing
Continuing and community education
Nutrition and dietetics
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Educational counselling
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Social change
Public health nutrition
Human resources management

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Neonatal and child health
Health education and promotion
Children's services and childcare
Behaviour and health
Other culture and society
Learner and learning
Policies and development
Teacher and instructor development
Other health
Rural and remote area health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Equity and access to education
Preventive medicine
Other economic framework
Women's and maternal health
Teaching and curriculum
Waste management services
Clinical health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health inequalities
Schools and learning environments
Workforce transition and employment
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Inclusive education
Employment services
Management, resources and leadership
Disability and functional capacity
Expanding knowledge in education
Gender aspects in education
Professions and professionalisation
The creative arts

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'All in the family' - monitoring postschool student pathways by using the Modified Snowball Technique; Qualitative Research Journal
A new look at improving teacher recruitment, engagement and retention; Professional Educator
A place of peace and reflection; Principal Matters: Journal for Secondary School Leaders in Australia
A review of resource literature and policy documents
Action for Disadvantage
Action for disadvantage: A good example of school and university collaboration; Education Australia
Action Research for Teacher Staff Development: The value of school and university collaboration; Australian Teacher Education Association, 25th Annual Conference
Adolescent risk taking and the romantic ethic: HIV/AIDS awareness among Year 11 and 12 students; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology
Adolescent risk-taking: the challenge to secondary schools; Principal Matters
Adolescents' favourite places: Redefining the boundaries between private and public space; Space and Culture: The Journal
Adolescents' Risk Activities, Risk Hierarchies and the Influence of Religiosity; Journal of Youth Studies
AMC Beauty Point Campus Student Experiences and Support
AMC Beauty Point Campus Student Experiences and Support
Australian Secondary Education Project : participation and retention rates and social and educational factors which are related to them in Tasmania Vol 1 and 2; Centre for Education University of Tasmania
Autism, behavioural flexibility and play-based functional assessment; 45th Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Conference
Behavioural Flexibility in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability
Career Paths and Quality Management: Achieving Equity Goals for Staff at the University of Tasmania
Changes and Challenges in Senior Secondary Education in Tasmania 1982 to 1991
Changing Students, Changing Needs: findings from the University of Tasmania Student Survey; Australian Council of Education, Tasmanian Chapter Conference
Chapter 15 - Place and Identity: Evidence from Tasmanian Schools; Young People, Leisure and Place
Childhood health motivation and adult cardiometabolic health in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study; Health Psychology
Choosing to Stay Connected: Youth Leisure and Risk in Socio-Spatial Contexts; Young People, Leisure and Places Cross Cultural Perspectives
Collective Bargaining for CollegeTeachers -the US experience; Higher Education Review
Combining measures of risk perceptions and risk activities: The development of the RAPRA and PRISC indices; Risk Analysis
Comments on the Student Pathways Project
Community efficacy and social capital; Future of Australia's Country Towns National Conference
Community efficacy and social capital: Modelling how communities deliver outcomes for members; Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and the Management of Place: an international perspective
Community Efficacy and Social Capital: Modelling how communities deliver outcomes for members; Building Sustainable Communities through Partnerships in: Place Management, Social Capital and Lifelong Learning
Competing Discourses in Australian Higher Education: Giving Voice to the Public Intellectual; ISAA Review: The Journal of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc
Designing and Monitoring Programs of Outreach to Disadvantaged Students; Tertiary Access and Equity Initiatives: A Handbook for Evaluation Research
Dropping out or staying on? Factors affecting secondary retention in Tasmania; Youth studies : bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Economic and Academic Depression; Directions in Education
Education and Training Provisions for Newly Arrived Immigrants to Tasmania; Commonwealth Bureau of Immigration Research
Education for Consumption or Investment? Policy implications of gender differences in study and employment outcomes; 1995 National Social Policy Conference
Employer Expectations and Satisfaction with University of Tasmania Graduates
Ensuring Teaching Quality: Assessing the Role of Competency Frameworks; 1994 Australian College of Education National Conference
Ensuring teaching quality: Assessing the role of competency frameworks; Ensuring Quality in Education
Equity and access in education: A discourse on welfare or a discourse of rights?; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
Evaluation of Staff Development at the University of Tasmania: Opportunities, Participation and Levels of Staff Satisfaction
Evaluation of the 2001 UniStart Program: Findings from the 2001 Questionnaire Survey. Phase 1, July
Evaluation of the Students At Risk (STAR) Program
Evaluation of the UniStart program 2002: Findings from the 2002 Questionnaire Survey. Phase 1. June
Evaluation of the UniStart Program: Findings from the 2001 Questionnaire Survey, Phase 2, July
Evaluation of the UniStart Program: Findings from the 2002 Questionnaire Survey, Phase 2. December
Exploring the implications of the NBN for education in Tasmania; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Family Support Weaker; Directions in Education
Family welfare and community values; Rural Life
Feasibility of Establishing an Overseas Qualifications Unit. Report to the Tasmanian Government
Findings from the Student Survey: Consultant's Report to the Board of Management
Gender differences in adolescent risk-taking: Are they diminishing? An Australian intergenerational study; Youth and Society
HealthLit4Kids: Responding to a gap in health literacy education; The Health Advocate
HIV/AIDS Awareness in Year 11 and 12 Students: An exploratory study
Holistic Approach; Directions in Education
Home as a Private Space: Some Adolescent Constructs; Journal of Youth Studies
How does gender affect participation rates, academic performance, anxiety and confidence? The Gender Effect; Youth Studies Australia
Identifying the characteristics of rural learning communities: implications for rural development; SPERA 19th National Conference
Identifying the Qualities and Characteristics of the 'Effective' Teacher
Identifying the Qualities and Characteristics of the Effective Teacher. Report 2: Normative Dimensions of Teacher/Student Interaction
Improving Access of Disadvantaged Youth to Higher Education; Australian Government Publishing Service
Improving Participation of Disadvantaged Students in Post-Compulsory Education and Training: A Continuing Challenge; Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-First Century Festschrift for Professor Phillip Hughes
Improving post-school outcomes for rural school leavers; Australian Journal of Education
Improving Student Performance at University. Report to the University of Tasmania Strategic Initiatives standing Committee
Intergenerational educational mobility is associated with cardiovascular disease risk behaviours in a cohort of young Australian adults: The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study ; BMC Public Health
Is the debate on quantitative versus qualitative research really necessary?; Australian Educational Researcher
Job Prospects and Basic Skills; Directions in Education
Leisure activities as a source of informal learning for older people: The role of community-based organisations; Australian Journal of Adult Learning
Leisure activities, place and identity; Handbook of youth and young adulthood: New perspectives and agendas
Let's keep our Beginning Teachers; Principal Matters: Journal for Secondary School Leaders in Aus. & NZ
Longitudinal Cohort Analysis; Dialogues in Educational Research
Making the most of the mosaic: facilitating post-school transitions to higher education of disadvantaged students; Australian Educational Researcher
Monitoring student progress: A framework for improving student performance and reducing attrition in higher education; National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Moving from technical and further education to university: an Australian study of mature students; Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Multiple Student Welfare Problems; Directions in Education
National Truancy Inquiry; Directions in Education
Older people's perceived health and wellbeing: The contribution of peer-run community-based organisations; Health Sociology Review
Our Vision for the Future?; Directions in Education
Parents Struggle to Pay; Directions in Education
Participation and Inclusion - A discourse of welfare or a discourse of rights?; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Perceptions of Health and Post-Compulsory Educational Participation of Students with Physical and Sensory Disability
Places of the Heart: A celebration of adolescents' favourite places as 'identity space'; Senses of Place
Population Planning-Whose responsibility?; Overseas Challenge
Population problems in rural areas of the Third World -A challenge to Planners; Town and Country Planning Summer School, University of Nottingham
Post School Education Access and Equity; Directions in Education
Post-Compulsory Education andTraining and Work and Study Career Paths (Australian Youth Survey Publication Series)
Post-compulsory Participation of Students with Disabilities: The Importance of Perceived Personal Control; The Australian Educational Researcher
Post-compulsory retention in Tasmania: 'material disadvantage' as a factor in 'dropping out'; Support for staying on at school : the role of student assistance in post-compulsory secondary education and TAFE : papers delivered at a seminar held in Canberra 3-4 December 1986
Pre-service professionals' constructs of adolescent risk-taking and approaches to risk management; Journal of Sociology
Pressure to achieve; Directions in Education
Promoting Access, Increasing Opportunities for University Education: a study of mature-aged students from disdvantaged regions
Protecting the Majority against Violence; Directions in Education
Putting Partnership at the Centre of Teachers' Professional Learning in Rural and Regional Contexts: Evidence from Case Study Projects in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Recent Trends in Social and Academic Profiles of Medical students at the University of Tasmania (Years 1 to 6 in 1986)
Remote island students' post-compulsory retention: emplacement and displacement as factors influencing educational persistence or discontinuation; Journal of Research in Rural Education
Research Project 3:Teacher Competencies- a developmental model; Unicorn (Journal of the Australian College of Education)
Resource Implications of the introduction of Good Strategies in HigherEducation for Disadvantaged Students. Commissioned Report No.30; National Board of Employment, Education and Training (Australia) (NBEET)
Retention issues: participation and equity; Australia 21
Rural belonging, place attachment and youth educational mobility: Rural parents' views; Rural Society: The Journal of Research Into Rural and Regional Social Issues in Australia
Rural Disadvantage and Post Compulsory Participation in Education and Training; International Conference Held by the Rural Education Research and Development Centre
Rural Disadvantage and Post-Compulsory Participation: Parents' Views of School and Work
Rural parentsí school choices: affective, instrumental and structural influences; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Rural Resilience: Youth 'making a life' in regions of high unemployment; Youth Studies Australia
Rural Young People's Work/study Priorities and Aspirations: The Influence of Family Social Capital; The Australian Educational Researcher
School breakfast club programs in Australian primary schools, not just addressing food insecurity: a qualitative study; Health Education & Behavior
School breakfast programs: not just addressing food insecurity; 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion
Schools Can't Fix it All; Directions in Education
Schools of Hope: Are there enough of them?; Second International Online Conference: Vision 2020
Schools, disadvantage and access to English and mathematics; Unicorn
Secondary and Tertiary Retention Patters of Girls in Relation to School Assessed Ability - Evidence from the Tasmanian Retention Analysis; Unicorn - Online Refereed Articles
Seeking Teen Drug Solutions; Directions in Education
Social effects of University Selection; The Journal of the Careers and Advisory Centre
Social support as a factor inhibiting teenage risk-taking: views of students, parents and professionals; Journal of Youth Studies
Strengthening and Celebrating Women's Careers - a new look at the glass ceiling; Partnership with Education
Student Accommodation and Student Satisfaction with University: Report on the re-analysis of data from the 1997 Survey of University of Tasmania Students
Student Life in a Class Society; Pergamon Press Ltd
Student school engagement, self-efficacy and post-compulsory retention; Achieving Quality Education for All: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region and Beyond
Student Services in the modern university - Responding to changing student needs; Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association
Student Support - Everyone's Business; National Equity & Access Conference
Students & Part Time Work
Students' Educational Intentions
Students' Images of Teaching - Factors Affecting Recruitment: Commissioned Report No.8; Australian Government Publishing Service
Students' social class in three northern universities; British Journal of Sociology
Studentsí school engagement, stickability, risk-taking and educational attainment
Subject Choice in Schools as a Surrogate Measure of Ability; Curriculum and Teaching
Support for Students' Studies: Everyone's Business
Teachers' Perceptions of Classroom Competencies over a Decade of Change; Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Teaching Competencies in the classroom - the role of the professional learning community
Teaching competencies in the classroom: deconstructing teacher experiences; Education Research and Perspectives
Teaching competencies in the Classroom: identifying the qualities and characteristics of the effective teacher
Technology in the Curriculum: Trends and Issues emerging for the 1990s. Synopsis of Emerging Trends and an Annotated Bibliography. National Curriculum Technology Mapping Project
The association between childhood school engagement and attainment and adult education and health outcomes: preliminary findings from an interdisciplinary research project using longitudinal Australian cohort data; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
The challenge of retention: raising and meeting students' educational expectations; Youth Studies Australia
The challenges of creating connectivity for Tasmanian education: The NBN in Education Project
The changing role of Australian primary schools in providing breakfast to students: a qualitative study; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
The concept of motility; The Sociological Review
The effects of social class on student life; Contemporary Problems in Higher Education: An account of research
The employment of women and the reduction of fertility: implications for development; World Development
The Evaluation of the Students at Risk Program. Report 2
The Expansion of Educational Opportunity and the Changing Role of the Student; Social and Economic Administration
The Home-School Partnership: A changing Relationship; Principal matters : the official journal of the Secondary Principals' Associations of Australia
The Hutchins Middle School - Consultants Report on the 1998 Surveys of Students, Parents and Teachers
The Identification and Development of Intellectual Ability report (1986-1989); Centre for Education, University of Tasmania
The Influence of Student Gender and Parental Socio-economic Status on Post-school Career Paths; The Australian Journal of Social Research
The longitudinal association of childhood school engagement with adult educational and occupational achievement: Findings from an Australian national study; British Educational Research Journal
The national broadband network and the challenges of creating connectivity in education: The case of Tasmania; Ausralasian Journal of Educational Technology
The perceived benefits and challenges of running school breakfast programs in Tasmanian primary schools
The role of Women in Population and Development; Overseas Challenge
The school and the home in partnership; New Horizons in Education
The value of children; World's Children
The value of Mothers- the Dual Role Reconsidered; Women Speaking
Time out in 'green retreats' and adolescent wellbeing; Youth Studies Australia
Time out spaced out: young people making meaning; Youth Studies Australia
Time to focus on rural schools; Leadership in Focus: the journal for Australian school leaders
Towards Equity and Excellence: Final Conclusions and Recommendations of a research study on The Impact of Financial Assistance on Secondary and Tertiary Participation
Youth and achievement: The importance of 'stickability' and perceived personal control; Youth '95 International and Cross-cultural Issues: Challenges and Change
Youth Leisure, Places, Spaces and Identity; Landscapes of Leisure: Space, Place and Identities
Youth Participation in Education: A review of trends, targets and influencing factors
Youth, Leisure and Home: Space, Place and Identity; Society and Leisure

Research Projects

Adolescent Risk-Taking, Youth Culture and Perceived Personal Control in Education; Australian Research Council (ARC)
AIDS awareness in Year 11/12 students - an exploratory study; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Career choices/recruitment to teaching and analysis of entry scores; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
Education and Training Facilities for Newly Arrived Migrants to Tasmania; Bureau of Immigration and Population Research (BIPR)
From civics to citizenship: civic education and deliberative democracy; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Home as an adolescent social construct; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improved educational engagement for children with special health care needs (SHCN): testing the user friendliness and validity of instruments for children with SHCN; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Improving educational participation and performance of disadvantaged youth of high ability, using schools as the agents of change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Intergenerational Risk-Perceptions and Experiences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pathways from Rural High Schools: Influences on Choices; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Perceptions of Community needs in relation to provisions and take up of technical and trade education; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Pre-service professionals' perceptions of adolescent risk; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Evaluating the HealthLit4Kids pilot study.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Proof of concept: HealthLit4Kids at four diverse Tasmanian schools; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Research & action programs to improve retention to grades 11 & 12 and to tertiary institutions in Tasmania; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
Resource implications of the introduction of good strategies in higher education for disadvantaged students; National Board of Employment, Education and Training (NBEET)
Targeted Outreach - An evaluated program of outreach to improve retention at the upper secondary and higher education level; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
Teaching competencies-implementation in the classroom; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Australian Youth Survey Data Analysis Program; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
The development of the Childhood Health Orientation (CHOI); Financial Markets Foundation for Children (FMFC)
The development of the Childhood Health Orientation Index (CHOI); Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
The perceived benefits of school breakfast programs in Tasmanian primary schools; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Youth and Community Outcomes from Community-based Learning Programs in Rural Schools: A Measurement Framework; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Youth Risk, Resilience and Re-Integration; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Beauty Point Student Study

Research Candidate Supervision

A comparative analysis of counselling and development graduates course skills to professional practice.
Adolescence, Sense of Identity and Risk Taking Amongst Female Students in a Senior Secondary School in Tasmania
Ageing Well- An Inquiry into Older People's Experiences in Community Based Organisations
Any Bodies Out There? Educating the Posthuman
Assessing Behavioural Flexibility in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Play-Based Procedures
Changing patterns of recruitment to teaching of male and female teachers in the primary school years
Coping strategies adopted by schools in response to increased school autonomy
Curriculum collaboration and the provision of curriculum information in Australia
Curriculum implementation- The Tasmanian ELF
Developing a framework for Lithuanian studies in Australian universities- a model for understanding the adoption, or non-adoption, of low demand language courses in higher education
Equity and access in student service provision in higher education
Euphemism in English and Japanese- A pragmatic contrastive study
Examining how students can assist teachers to implement new teaching strategies in the classroom
Expanding the Professional Knowledge Base of Beginning Teachers- The Influence of Differentiated Employment Experience on the Development of Competency in Teaching
Family and Community Factors Encouraging Study Persistence Among Tasmanian Rural High School Students- An Exploration of Social Capital
Finding Common Ground- An Exploration of the Factors Influencing Coordinated and Collaborative Community-based Approaches to Services that Support Early Childhood Development in Tasmanian Rural Communities
Forgotten Students, Forgotten Teachers- Positioning the Middle Years in New Zealand Teacher Education
Future personal and professional development needs of nurse managers
Gender differences in response to reading of quality literature in and outside school and its impact on gender indentity and career aspirations
Gender, Education, Achievement and Agency
Health Literacy and Healthcare System Navigation for People who Have Had, or are at Risk of, a Cardiac Event
How are the personal and professional identities of early childhood teachers affected by recent literacy curriculum
Identity Spaces- Narratives of Being and Becoming a Teacher
Implementing Learning from Tertiary Teacher Preparation Programs into the Workplace
Intercultural Literacy and the International School
Language, Learning and the Information Age
Languages other than English policy- Teachers' perspectives
Leadership succession- preparation for the principalship in Tasmanian government schools
Learning teams in schools
Literature, Critical Literacy and Transformational Pedagogies Transformation in the English Classroom Through Text.
Marketing Australian higher education
Medical Hegemony in the development of Para-Medical Curricula
Moving Towards a Parrhesiastic Pedagogy
On Location/s- seeking fieldwork sites for the study of society and environment within teacher education - an analysis of social constructs of place and space
Outreach education in geosciences
Post school, persistance, career paths and family values
Post-School Outcomes for "The Island" Students and their views on place and identity- Year 10 to Year 11 Transition in a rurally remote area
Potent fictions- student's literacy, teacher's prdagogy and the challenge of popular culture
Public secondary education and social class in Tasmania 1913-33
Reconstructing English Teacher's Pedagogy; Engaging Alienated Youth in Literacy
Repositioning Secondary English Pre-service Teachers as Bricoleurs
Retention in post-compulsory secondary education
Rurality and Gender in Education
School effectiveness- meetings and the role of leadership
Sexual Health Issues in Adolescents- An Examination of the Discourses of Sexuality Within Health Education
Staying Connected- Investigating Peer-run Community-based Organisations and their Contribution to Older People's Self-assessed Health and Wellbeing
Synoptic reflection as an element of teacher competency
Teachers' Roles in the Implementation of Year 9 Reform
The accelerated schools project in Australia- resilience and renewal
The retention of students in rural schools in Tasmania
The Role of the Marimba, and Associated Pedagogical Practices, and its Influence on Students' Musical Self-Perception and Instrumental Retension During the Four Years of High School Education
TITLE- A socio-cultural study of leprosy in Nepal- Compliance, patient illness career patterns and health education
Video-Based Intervention for Individuals with Autism
What is the nature of Morals Education- What direction should Morals Education take?
Willendorf Readings- Post/Linguistic Praxis for Education
Women and educational leadership