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Researcher: Johns, SM (Dr Susan Johns)

Fields of Research

Other education
Educational administration, management and leadership
Higher education
Health services and systems
Specialist studies in education
Technical, further and workplace education
Environmental education and extension
Rural sociology
Community child health
Health and community services
Primary health care
Economic geography
Special education and disability
Urban sociology and community studies
Curriculum and pedagogy
Health promotion
Digital health
Social program evaluation
Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Educational technology and computing
Social geography
Urban geography
Continuing and community education
Teacher education and professional development of educators

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Rural and remote area health
Equity and access to education
Learner and learning
Policies and development
Neonatal and child health
Management, resources and leadership
Management and productivity
Employment patterns and change
Ability and disability
Pacific Peoples community services
Other culture and society
Other health
Occupational health
Teaching and instruction technologies
Families and family services
Micro labour market issues
Human capital issues
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Inclusive education
Workforce transition and employment
Other law, politics and community services
Other economic framework

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Prelimiinary model of successful school principalship; ECER European Conference on Educational Research 2004
A preliminary model of successful school leadership; International Educational Research Conference
A responsive training market: the role of brokers
A Rural School: Common ground uniting a community. Case Study of Meander Primary School, Tasmania
An academicís role? Supporting student wellbeing in pre-university enabling programs; Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
Building Capacity for Rural Health: The Role of Boundary Crosser and the Impact of their Behaviours on Community Readiness Partnerships; PASCAL International Observatory Fourth International Conference
Building capacity for rural health: the role of boundary crossers in coalition maturity for partnerships with external agents; Building stronger communities. Connecting research, policy and practice
Building effective government-community partnerships to nurture early childhood development in rural communities; Governments and Communities in Partnership: From Theory to Practice
Contributions of VET to Regional Communities; Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Designing a pre-degree program to foster a sense of belonging; 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference
Early childhood service development and intersectoral collaboration in rural Australia; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Engaging older clients with exercise physiology software: Focussing on user-prioritised needs; International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
Enhancing early childhood collaborations in small rural communities; 2009 Western Australian Childcare and Early Childhood Education Conference: Quality and collaboration matter
Exploring the retention & success of students with disability; Exploring the retention and success of students with disability
Exploring the Retention and Success of Students with Disability
Exploring the retention and success of students with disability in Australian higher education; International Journal of Inclusive Education
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
Foundations for change, confidence, and new opportunities: impacts of a university enabling program in north-west Tasmania; Inaugural Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference
Good Practice Models for Using TVET to Address Skill Shortages: A Case Study from Health; Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice
Guidelines for Best Practice Health and Wellbeing Services and Resources for the Rural Sector
How Farmers Learn: Different Approaches to Change; The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
How rural schools support the early years; International Journal of Child Health and Human Development
I feel like I'm dancing on the Titanic: Managing the stress of farming in difficult times; Opening the Gates on Farmer Health, National Centre for Farmer Health Inaugural Conference
In-migration as opportunity for rural development; Planning Theory & Practice
Innovative solutions to skill shortages in health: research & practice; National Rural Health Conference
Innovative Solutions to Skill Shortages in Health: Research & Practice; Making a Difference, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Conference
Institutional responses to social inclusion in Australian higher education: responsible citizenship or political pragmatism?; Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning
Leadership for dynamic learning communities; Lifelong Learning Conference 2002
Leadership for dynamic school-community partnerships
Leadership for rural school community partnerships; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
Lifecycles and leadership: Partnerships for VET; Making a World of Difference: 5th annual conference of the Australian VET Research Association (AVERTA)
Managing Change through VET. The role of vocational education and training in regional Australia
Managing Farming: How farmers learn. Interim report
Managing Farming: How farmers learn. Final Report
Margaret River: Making the most of every opportunity; The Boys in Schools Bulletin
Matching training needs and opportunities: The case for training brokers in the Australian agricultural sector; International Journal of Lifelong Education
Matching training needs to opportunities: A guidebook
Maturing school-community partnerships: developing learning communities in rural Australia; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
Mobile skilled workers: Making the most of an untapped rural community resource; Journal of Rural Studies
More than an Education: Leadership for Rural school-community partnerships
Optimising the Benefits of the Highly Skilled, But Mobile Workforce: What Can Country Towns Do?; The Sustainability of Australia's Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance and Resilience
Our health in our hands: Building effective community partnerships for rural health service provision; Rural Society
Partners in the Leadership Dance: School Vocational Learning Partnerships and Community Development; The Educational Forum
Partners in the leadership dance: VET in rural schools; VETnetwork National Conference 2002: Enterprising People and Partnerships: vocational education and careers for a changing world
Partners, not heroes make VETIS work
Partnerships and place: Mobilising resources from outside; Senses of Place
Pathways for rural schools: Are rural VET students more likely to stay?; VETnetwork National Conference 2002: Enterprising People and Partnerships: vocational education and careers for a changing world
Pathways from rural schools: Does school VET make a difference?; The sixth Australian VET Research Association Conference
Pathways from rural schools: Does school VET make a difference?; The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Pathways from rural schools: does VET make a difference?; International Journal of Training Research
Responding to health skills shortages: Innovative directions from vocational education and training
Responding to rural skills shortages: innovations using vocational education and training; 2006 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference
School contribution to rural communities: Leadership issues; Annual National Research Forum of the Australian Rural Education Research Association Inc
Skill shortages in health: innovative solutions using vocational education and training; Rural and Remote Health
Social Capital, Education Institutions and Leadership; International Encyclopedia of Education
Social Capital, Educational Institutions and Leadership
Staying Healthy: Behaviours and services used by farmers and fishers
Staying healthy: how farmers and fishers maintain good health in difficult times; 11th National Rural Health Conference
Staying Healthy: The Case of Cotton and Cane Growers in Australia; Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective
Successful School Leadership: An International Research Project; The CCEAM Conference 2002
Successful School Principalship; Leading and Managing
Successful school principalship in Tasmania: Case studies; Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
Successful School Principalship in Tasmania: Case Studies; University of Tasmania
Supporting farmer and fisher health and wellbeing in 'difficult times': Communities of place and industry associations; Rural Society
Taking The Lead: The role of rural schools in community development; ACEA 2000
The ABC of primary health care collaborations in rural Australia; Driving Change: 2009 General practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference
The contribution of business operators to regional areas: roles, skills, benefits beyond the store front; Regional Advantage and Innovation: achieving Australia's national outcomes
The Mobile Skilled Workforce: Optimising Benefits for Rural Communities
The path less travelled: VET articulation in Tasmania Final Report
The rural school support in early childhood; Rural Child Health: International Aspects
Thinking outside the box: a remote VET in Schools program challenges traditional boundaries; National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia; Australian Journal of Adult Learning
VET pathways in Tasmania: collaborating for successful participation; 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference
Vocational education training solutions for allied health skill shortages in Australia; Shifting the Balance: New Roles and Models of Care, International Conference
Why is it important for higher education to connect with the VET sector?; 35th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Annual International Conference

Research Projects

11th National Rural Health Conference - Perth, Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploring the retention and performance of students with disability; National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University (NCSEHE)
Outcomes of VET-in-schools Programs for Rural Youth and Communities: Skills Acquisition, Destinations and Retention of Youth; National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER)
Parents Matter: raising children's post year 10 educational aspiration; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Steps to transitioning and thriving in Tertiary Education for people with Autism Spectrum Condition; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ambulance Involvement in the Treatment of Palliative Care Clients Within the Rural Areas of Tasmania.
Learners' Aspirations with Regard to VET Skills, with Gender Based Comparisons
Vocational Education and Training in Tasmania; from historical review to a future of open possibilities