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Researcher: Barnes, NR (Dr Nicoli Barnes)

Fields of Research

Sociology of education
Higher education
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Animal welfare
Primary education
Social change
Educational technology and computing
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Sociological methodology and research methods
Agricultural land planning
Special education and disability
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Continuing and community education
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Professional education and training
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Rural sociology
Education assessment and evaluation
Sustainable agricultural development
Agricultural production systems simulation
Human resources management
Oenology and viticulture

Research Objectives

Equity and access to education
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
Learner and learning
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Other education and training
Policies and development
Management, resources and leadership
Pedagogy
Public services policy advice and analysis
Animal adaptation to climate change
Wine grapes
Gender aspects in education
Higher education
Teaching and instruction technologies
Teacher and instructor development
Workforce transition and employment
Expanding knowledge in human society
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Work and labour market
Expanding knowledge in education
Communication
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Environmentally sustainable plant production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

AgFEST poster demonstration
Approaching disadvantage with ‘care’; Learning to Teach in the Secondary School
Beyond the academic precariat: a collective biography of poetic subjectivities in the neoliberal university; Sport Education and Society
Certificate of nomination for the Australian Association for Research in Education Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education
Co-developing and improving digital tools for increased drought resilience with, and for Tasmanian farmers : Project update
Community-based participatory research: a methodology for working in partnership with rural communities; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2021
Connection, challenge, and change: the narratives of university students mentoring young Indigenous Australians; Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Considering young people’s dislocation from STEM education: looking beyond the narrow focus of teaching and learning practice within school; Frontiers in Education
Disrupting deficit: The power of 'the pause' in resisting the dominance of deficit knowledges in education; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Endeavour Executive Fellowship
Engaging parents, engaging communities, engaging schools: the parent engagement project
Graduate outcomes: a generative curriculum model for international students; 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Informing key influencers of low SES regional, rural and remote students' education and career pathway choices: A whole community approach
Institutional practices for low SES admissions and support; Admission and success for low SES university students: Report on a HEPPP 2018 National Priorities Pool Project
It’s just a matter of time: the perceptions of growing our own students of the Growing Our Own program; Learning Communities
NEXUS Involve & Partner: impacts of biochar supplementation on livestock productivity, profitability and GHG emissions : Milestone 3
NEXUS Involve & Partner: impacts of biochar supplementation on livestock productivity, profitability and GHG emissions : Milestone 4
NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate : Milestone 8
Precarious education and the university: navigating the silenced borders of participation; International Journal on School Disaffection
Preliminary finding: the role of non-formal education in developing rural youth empowerment; The Asian Conference on Education 2018
Reconciling educationally displaced young people and education
Reconciling educationally displaced young people and education
Taking exception: discourses of exceptionality and the invocation of the 'ideal'; Disability and the Politics of Education
The Beth Southwell Research Award for outstanding thesis
The importance of education; International Seminar Law, Policy and Diversity in International Education and Collaboration
The Teenage Expertise Network (TEN): an online ethnographic approach; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Understanding the challenge of community-research partnerships in rural communities; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2021
Using Community-Based Participatory Research in Rural Career Development Learning Partnerships; Career Development Learning and Sustainability Goals

Research Projects

Admission and success for low SES university students; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Drought decision-support using the Farming Forecaster in Tasmania; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Informing key influencers of low SES regional, rural and remote students education and career pathway choices: a whole community approach; National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University (NCSEHE)
Roadmap for a Regional Agri-Food Knowledge Cluster in North West Tasmania; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Research-based monitoring, evaluation and learning to support the Farm Business Resilience Program in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision