ITaLI academics are engaged in supervising Higher Degree Research (HDR) students as well as research scholars from a range of disciplines.

Our HDR students and their projects

HDR student Project Advisory team Year started Status

Lauren-BaadeLauren Baade

How does visualisation effect a student’s ability to learn?

Prof Gwen Lawrie, Dr Effie Kartsonaki, Dr Hassan Khosravi

2021

In progress

Lauren CarpenterLauren Carpenter

How does industry conceptualise industry-valuable science graduates?

Professor Susan Rowland, Dr Deanne Gannaway

2021

In Progress

Aparna Datey

Identity, Role and Support of Tutor/Adjunct Faculty in Shaping Design Learning: Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning

Dr Deanne Gannaway, Dr Sandra Kaji-O’Grady

2021

In progress

Joanna Hargreaves

Exploring the landscape of identity development for Clinical Educators in Physiotherapy

Dr Shaun O’Leary, Dr Deanne Gannaway, Dr Anne Hill

2021

In progress

Hatim LahzaHatim Lahza

Employing a Learning Analytics Lens to Explore Student Learning and Behaviour in Digital Learning Environments

Dr Hassan Khosravi, A/Professor Gianluca Demartini

2020

In progress

Meng ZhangMeng Zhang

Exploring student-staff partnership practices: how Chinese international students navigate power dynamic through intercultural dialogue at an Australian university

A/Professor Kelly Matthews, A/Professor Shuang Liu, Dr Eimear Enright

2020

In Progress

Ali Darvishi  Ali Darvishi

Employing Peer Review to Evaluate the Quality of Student Generated Content at Scale

Dr Hassan Khosravi, Professor Shazia Sadiq

2019

In progress

George GyamfiGeorge Gyamfi

Investigating the Effects of Strategies for the Development of Students’ Evaluative Judgement via a Crowdsourced Learning System

Dr Barbara Hanna, Dr Hassan Khosravi

2019

In progress

Yifei LiangYifei Liang

How Chinese university students and lecturers understand the (western) concept of engaging students as partners in teaching and learning

A/Professor Kelly Matthews, A/Professor Jason Lodge

2019

In progress

Preeti VayadaPreeti Vayada

Between fixed identities: Indian students’ experiences in student-staff partnership programs in Australian universities

A/Professor Kelly Matthews, Dr Eimear Enright, Dr Suraiya Hameed

2019

In Progress

Irene SemosIrene Semos

Enacting Pasin through storying as research: ways of rethinking the health workers’ curriculum in Papua New Guinea

A/Professor Kelly Matthews, Professor Diann Eley

2018

In Progress

Shiva ShabaninejadShiva Shabaninejad

Development of Intelligent Dashboards: Supporting Educators with Data Exploration in Learning Analytics Dashboards

Dr Hassan Khosravi, Professor Shazia Sadiq, Professor Marta Indulska

2018

In progress

Solmaz AbdiSolmaz Abdi

Learner models for learnersourced adaptive educational systems

Dr Hassan Khosravi, Professor Shazia Sadiq

2017

In progress

Ruiqi DengRuiqi Deng

Learner engagement in MOOCs: links with learner factors, teaching context, and learning outcomes

A/Professor Pierre Benckendorff, Dr Deanne Gannaway

2016

Completed
(2019)

Kun DaiKun Dai

An exploration of Chinese students’ learning experiences in China-Australia ‘2+2’ articulation programmes: In between two systems

A/Professor Vicente Reyes, Professor Bob Lingard, A/Professor Kelly Matthews

2014

Completed
(2018)

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The Higher Education (HE) Research Group

The HE Research Group brings together HDR students exploring pedagogy and curriculum from the perspectives of university students and teaching staff. The group meets monthly to share practices, support each other with milestones and presentations, discuss topics of shared interest, and co-author journal papers and conference abstracts.

In 2021, the group facilitated a Roundtable at the HERDSA ‘Showcasing Higher Education Research and Scholarship’ event that attracted students from across Australia.

This group is coordinated by HDR students and aims to achieve inclusive and collaborative cross-cultural learning. Through engaging students and academics from different cultural backgrounds (e.g. Australia, China, India and Papua New Guinea), members embrace learning at the ‘cultural interface’ given the strength of diversity within the group.

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UQ Summer/Winter Research Programs

The Summer and Winter Research Programs are coordinated by the Student Enrichment and Employability Development (SEED) team in conjunction with ITaLI and other schools/faculties/units at UQ.

The program is an opportunity for motivated UQ students (undergraduate, honours or master's by coursework) to participate in an educational research experience.

Benefits for staff include:

  • collaboration helps identify new areas of exploration
  • scholars can facilitate the process towards publication
  • opportunity to identify potential Honours and HDR candidates
  • gaining experience in supervising and mentoring students.

ITaLI project(s)

ITaLI currently offers the following project to prospective scholars in the 2021-22 Summer Research Progam:

  1. Dr Christine Slade: Assessment in Micro Credentials, Badges and Other Shorter Form Credentials: A resource for educators and students (PDF, 110.7 KB)

Applications close on Sunday 26 September 2021.

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