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Allyson Holbrook is Foundation Director of SORTI, the Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact.

The primary focus of her work is in the area of Doctoral Education but extends more broadly to several key themes in higher education and the professions. They are

• Doctoral supervision, learning outcomes, expectations

• Assessment at doctoral level specifically, and feedback more generally

• University management, administration and leadership (particularly in relation to research)

• Research culture and environment

• Higher order thinking, adaptivity and innovation in research and the professions

• Adult Learning

• Professional learning and adaptive knowledge production

• Choice of profession and work transition

• Translation of research into policy and research impact (especially in Education)

• Research Quality

Most of her research outputs and supervision are in these areas and in the past ten years she has been successful in obtaining several Australian Research Council Discovery Grants in the fields of Doctoral Education, Engineering Education and Child Development.

Allyson is currently Chair of the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee. She presented some 70 invited workshops, keynotes and seminars on her areas of research expertise and a number of consultancies in fields within and outside education. Currently she is engaged in the evaluation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy with colleagues from the University of Wollongong. Most of her projects are team-based and draw on mixed methods designs. Her main area of teaching is research methods, with particular reference to qualitative methods.

SORTI, the Centre of which she is Director, was established out of the concern evident at national and international levels about the quality and impact of research and research training. The continued development of the Centre has also responded to the escalating interest in higher and professional education; the acquisition, use, settings; and the acceleration of the use of information technologies in related contexts.

SORTI activities are directed toward the understanding and development of research and higher order problem solving skills; the impact of research training and knowledge use; professional development and pathways to professions; and e-learning in a wide variety of contexts.

Qualifications

  • PhD, La Trobe University, 13/05/1988
  • Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University
  • Master of Tertiary Education Management, University of Melbourne, 17/12/2011

Research

Research keywords

  • Doctoral education and assessment
  • Higher education
  • Higher order learning
  • History of education
  • Professional education
  • Research impact and quality
  • Researcher development
  • University administration

Research expertise

Professor Holbrook is a leading researcher in the area of doctoral assessment and doctoral quality and has won three national competitive research grants in these fields since 2002. Other recent competitive grant success has been in areas of doctoral learning, specifically metacognition, and adaptive knowledge production aligned with higher order learning and professional development. Her broad interest is higher education, specifically the study of university education, including undergraduate research, research administration and universities as learning organisations including communities of practice. She has undertaken a number of commissioned projects in areas of educational impact and research quality, as well as the effectiveness of peer review. She has an interest in research and innovation cultures, information use and choice of profession. This latter interest in the discipline of Engineering also gained competitive grant success. Professor Holbrook is currently director of the University centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI). Her disciplinary expertise ranges across history, economics and tertiary management as well as higher education and she specialises in cross disciplinary, mixed methods projects.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130300Specialist Studies In Education70
130299Curriculum And Pedagogy Not Elsewhere Classified15
130100Education Systems15

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Member - History of Education Quarterly (USA)

Appointments

Australian Research Council College Member
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/11/2013
OzReader
ARC (Australia)
01/01/2001
Council/Board Member
Australian Council for Educational Research (Australia)
01/01/2001 - 01/12/2003
Consultant for Carrick grant on standards for Dance doctorates
Carrick Institute (Australia)
01/01/2005

Invitations

History of research in Australia
Australian Teacher Education Association, Australia (Commission to write books)
2006
History of research in Australia
Australian Teacher Education Association, Australia (Commission to write books)
2006
Longitudinal RHD student profiling
Australasian Research Managers Society , Australia (Invited presentation)
2004
Banding Study of Education Journals
AARE/DEST, Australia (To assist DEST in ranking quality of Education journals)
2005

Collaboration

Current research collaboration includes:

ARC Discovery Project, A cross-national study of the relative impact of an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice, with researchers from UNSW, Sydney University, ANU and Oxford University.

ARC Linkage Project, NSW Child Development Study, with UNSW

NSW Department of Education and Communities project, The Evaluation of the Flagships Projects for the NSW Volunteering Strategy, with the University of Wollongong

Administrative

Administrative expertise

research ethics, research & research training, research management, centre management, course co-ordination

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Doctoral learning
  • Qualitative research methods

Teaching expertise

Professor Holbrook has taught in most facets of teacher education, but in recent years her teaching is generally in methods areas, particularly qualitative methods. Most of her recent research has employed mixed methods. In addition to doctoral supervision she provides workshops and seminars on research skills, examination and supervision.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'PhD Theses at the Margin: Examiner Comment on Re-examined Theses', Melbourne Studies in Education, 45 89-115 (2004) [C1]
2012Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Budd JL, 'A metacognitive profile of PhD candidates: Evidence of epistemic variation', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2007Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Lovat TJ, 'Examiner comment on the literature review in Ph.D. theses', Studies in Higher Education, 32 337-356 (2007) [C1]
2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'Investigating PhD thesis examination reports', International Journal of Educational Research, 41 98-120 (2004) [C1]
2012Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature', International Journal of Educational Research, 53 68-79 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (2 outputs)

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2009May JR, Holbrook AP, Thompson AM, Preston GD, Bessant B, Claiming a Voice: The First Thirty-Five Years of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Australian Teacher Education Association, Perth, WA, 169 (2009) [A2]
1999Holbrook AP, Johnston S, Supervision of Postgraduate Research in Education, AARE, Australia, 235 (1999) [A3]

Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Individual differences that affect the quality of learning in doctoral candidates', Enhancing The Quality Of Learning: Dispositions, Instruction, And Learning Processes, Cambridge University Press, New York 93-114 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2010Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Preparing for a career as a researcher', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 110-119 (2010) [B2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2007Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, 'Examiners and examination outcomes', Supervising Doctorates Downunder: Keys to Effective Supervision in Australia and New Zealand, ACER Press, Melbourne, Victoria 234-242 (2007) [B1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

1999Holbrook AP, Johnston S, 'The many facets of research supervision in education', Supervision of Postgraduate Research in Education, AARE, Melbourne 3-14 (1999) [B1]
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Journal article (35 outputs)

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2014Winchester-Seeto T, Homewood J, Thogersen J, Jacenyik-Trawoger C, Manathunga C, Reid A, Holbrook A, 'Doctoral supervision in a cross-cultural context: issues affecting supervisors and candidates', HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, 33 610-626 (2014)
2014StGeorge J, Holbrook A, Cantwell R, 'Affinity for music: A study of the role of emotion in musical instrument learning', International Journal of Music Education, - (2014)
2013Holbrook A, Simmons B, Scevak J, Budd J, 'Higher degree research candidates' initial expectations in fine art', TEXT, Special Issue 22 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak

2013Simmons B, Holbrook A, 'From rupture to resonance: Uncertainty and scholarship in Fine Art research degrees', Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, 12 204-221 (2013) [C1]
2013Shaw K, Holbrook A, Bourke S, 'Student experience of final-year undergraduate research projects: an exploration of 'research preparedness'', Studies in Higher Education, 38 711-727 (2013) [C1]
2013Bourke S, Holbrook AP, 'Examining PhD and research masters theses', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 38 407-416 (2013) [C1]
2012Sebalj DA, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'The rise of 'professional staff' and demise of the 'non-academic': A study of university staffing nomenclature preferences', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 34 463-472 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2012Holbrook A, Bourke S, Fairbairn H, Lovat T, 'The focus and substance of formative comment provided by PhD examiners', Studies in Higher Education, (2012) [C1]
2012Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature', International Journal of Educational Research, 53 68-79 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2012St George JM, Holbrook AP, Cantwell RH, 'Learning patterns in music practice: Links between disposition, practice strategies and outcomes', Music Education Research, 14 243-263 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Jennifer Stgeorge

2009Prieto-Rodriguez E, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, O'Connor JD, Page AW, Husher KJ, 'Influences on engineering enrolments: A synthesis of the findings of recent reports', European Journal of Engineering Education, 34 183-203 (2009) [C1]
2009Sebalj DA, Holbrook AP, 'The profile of university research services staff', Australian Universities Review, 51 30-38 (2009) [C1]
2009Holbrook AP, Panozza LA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'Engineering in children's fiction: Not a good story?', International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 7 723-740 (2009) [C1]
2008Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'The response of pre-service teachers to a compulsory research project', Australian Educational Researcher, 35 89-109 (2008) [C1]
2008Lovat TJ, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Ways of knowing in doctoral examination: How well is the doctoral regime?', Educational Research Review, 3 66-76 (2008) [C1]
2008Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Fairbairn HM, 'Consistency and inconsistency in PhD thesis examination', Australian Journal of Education, 52 36-48 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2007Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Lovat TJ, 'Examiner comment on the literature review in Ph.D. theses', Studies in Higher Education, 32 337-356 (2007) [C1]
2007Holbrook AP, 'Levels of success in the use of the literature in a doctorate', South African Journal of Higher Education, 21 1017-1038 (2007) [C1]
2006Holbrook A, St George JM, Graham A, Lawry M, Ashburn L, 'Assessment Practice in Fine Art Higher Degrees', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 118 86-97 (2006) [C1]
2006Holbrook AP, 'Editorial Advisory Board', Melbourne Studies in Education, 47 (2006) [C2]
2006Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Fairbairn HM, 'PhD Thesis Examination', Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 28 17-18 (2006) [C2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2005Holbrook AP, 'Editor - Editorial Advisory Board', Melbourne Studies in Education, 46 (2005) [C2]
2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Lawry MJ, Graham AM, 'Assessing the exhibition and the exegesis in visual arts higher degrees: perspectives of examiners', Working Papers in Art & Design, 3 1-14 (2004) [C1]
2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The processes and parameters of Fine Art PhD examination', International Journal of Educational Research, 41 136-162 (2004) [C1]
2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'PhD Theses at the Margin: Examiner Comment on Re-examined Theses', Melbourne Studies in Education, 45 89-115 (2004) [C1]
2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'An investigation of PhD examination outcome in Australia using a mixed method approach', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 4 153-169 (2004) [C1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'Investigating PhD thesis examination reports', International Journal of Educational Research, 41 98-120 (2004) [C1]
2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'Qualities and Characteristics in the Written Reports of Doctoral Thesis Examiners', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 4 126-145 (2004) [C1]
2002Holbrook AP, Findlay M, 'The disciplines in Australian education: Their share of the research output 1984-1998', Change: Transformations in Education - A Journal of Theory, Research, Policy and Practice, 5 (1) 106-123 (2002) [C1]
2002Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Links between research and schools: The role of postgraduate students', The Australian Educational Researcher, 29 (2) 15-32 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2001May J, Holbrook AP, 'Book Reviews - Love and Freedom. Professional women and the reshaping of personal life', History of Education, 30 (6) 571-573 (2001) [C3]
2000Holbrook AP, Findlay M, Mission S, 'Using education indexes to map research trends', Online information review - The International Journal of Digital Information Research and Use, 24 (3) 197-212 (2000) [C1]
2000Holbrook AP, 'Re-visiting the connections between school, work and learning in the workplace', History of Education Review, 29 (2) 1-19 (2000) [C1]
1998Holbrook AP, Barker RM, 'The Historical Investigation of other than Formal Education: A Comparative Framework', Melbourne Studies in Education, 39 (1) 81-104 (1998) [C1]
1995Holbrook AP, 'Methodological developments in oral history: A multi-layered approach', The Australian Educational Researcher, 22 21-44 (1995)
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Publishing in Academic Journals in Education', - (2009) [D1]
2009Holbrook AP, 'The basic challenges facing academic authors in education', Publishing in Academic Journals in Education (2009) [D2]
1999Holbrook AP, Ainley J, Bourke SF, Owen J, McKenzie P, Mission S, Johnston T, 'Mapping Educational Research and its Impact on Australian Schools - Report to the Higher Education Research Branch, Dept. of Education, Training and Youth Affairs', Report to the Higher Education Research Branch, Dept. of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (1999) [D1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

Conference (91 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2103Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd J, Bourke SF, Shaw K, Cantwell R, ''PhD candidate reflections on initial expectations of the PhD: mismatch and student satisfaction', 'Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning' Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Technische Universitat, Munich Germany (2103)
2013Bourke SF, Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, 'Measuring change in PhD candidate attributes during candidature', ¿Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning¿ Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Technische Universitat, Munich Germany (2013) [E3]
2013Shaw KM, Holbrook A, Bourke S, 'Mentoring & Nurturing Undergraduate Researchers: a cross-disciplinary perspective.', Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Kylie Shaw, Sid Bourke

2013Holbrook AP, 'Examiner concern with the use of theory in PhD theses', "Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning", Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
2012Mhalila JJ, Holbrook AP, Shaw KM, Smith MW, 'Conceptualizing 'synergy' in higher education policy processes', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Sebalj DA, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Supporting research in Australian universities: A model of engagement', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2012Dunphy S, Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Exploring and describing professional knowing in a cohort of specialist physicians: A qualitative study of metacognition and affect in clinical decision making', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2012Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Budd JL, 'A metacognitive profile of PhD candidates: Evidence of epistemic variation', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2012Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd JL, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Capturing the learning challenges faced by PhD students', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2012Prieto-Rodriguez E, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Australian engineering doctorates: What examiners seek and implications for the field', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Scevak JJ, Budd JL, Holbrook AP, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Thinking with feeling in PhD candidature', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2012Bourke SF, Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd JL, 'PhD candidate satisfaction: Levels of satisfaction and relationships with candidate characteristics and candidature experience', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2012Budd JL, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Tracking the doctoral journey: Developing a measure of perceived progress and well-being for PhD Students', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2011Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Examining Ph.D. and research master's dissertations', American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting: Inciting the Social Imagination, New Orleans (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2011St George JM, Holbrook AP, 'Cognitive, social and affective factors related to engagement in instrumental music learning', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
2011Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'The pattern and style of formative feedback presented by PhD examiners in their reports', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2011Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'The major themes and qualities of formative comment by PhD examiners in the sciences and education', American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting: Inciting the Social Imagination, New Orleans, Louisiana (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2011Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Cholowski KM, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Rethinking the scope of metacognition: a multi-dimensional account', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2011Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'The quality and importance of thesis 'contribution'', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2010Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, 'Multiple uncertainties in new knowledge production: The case of the PhD', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'How examiners identify quality of research theses', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2010Holbrook AP, Chen S, Bourke SF, Holmes KA, Butler K, ''I can tell that English is not your first language'. Examiner comments and recommendations on the theses of students with ESL', 9th Quality in Postgraduate Research : Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2010 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2010) [E3]
2010Holbrook AP, St George JM, Sebalj DA, Shaw KM, 'Managing degrees of uncertainty: Management expectations in supervision', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Sebalj DA, Holbrook AP, 'Neither academic nor non-academic: the nomenclature preferences of university research support staff', Proceedings of the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference 2010, Newport, Wales (2010) [E3]
2010Simmons BA, Holbrook AP, Lawry MJ, 'From rupture to resonance: Art makers as art researchers', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Miranda Lawry

2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Budd JL, 'Developing measures of metacognitive and affective attributes of doctoral students, and their use in tracking the doctoral journey', 9th Quality in Postgraduate Research : Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2010 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Sid Bourke

2010Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'Honours as a gateway to the doctorate: Interdisciplinary perspectives', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Kylie Shaw

2009Fairbairn HM, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'A profile of education journals', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
2009Simmons BA, Holbrook AP, St George JM, Lawry MJ, Graham AM, 'Developing a researcher perspective during the course of a fine art research degree: Issues relating to supervision', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]

Co-authors: Miranda Lawry

2009Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Duty, territory, and empathy: Identifying the elements in PhD examination', 2009 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2009Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'Matching and understanding the context and language of PhD examiner reports', 2009 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]
2009Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'The content and language of PhD examiner reports', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
2009Bourke SF, Prieto-Rodriguez E, Holbrook AP, O'Connor JD, Page AW, Husher KJ, 'STEM: In school and after (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
2009Prieto-Rodriguez E, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Page AW, O'Connor JD, Husher KJ, 'Attitudes and careers in engineering: A cross-sectional study from elementary school to the profession', 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]
2008Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'PhD thesis quality: Predicting examiner recommendation as one measure of thesis quality', Quality in Postgraduate Research: Research Education in the New Global Environment. Proceedings of the 2008 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2008McMullen P, Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, 'Metacognitive change within a postgraduate nursing cohort over the duration of a specialist nursing course', International Nursing Research Conference: Facing the Challenge of Health Care Systems in Transition. Abstracts, Jerusalem, Israel (2008) [E3]
2008Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Some results of the education journal banding study', Abstracts of Focus Conference Papers 2007, Canberra (2008) [E3]
2008Holbrook AP, 'The PhD examination in balance and imbalance', Quality in Postgraduate Research: Research Education in the New Global Environment. Proceedings of the 2008 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2007Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, 'The response of education interns to a compulsory research project', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Jill Scevak, Kylie Shaw

2007Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, 'Relationships of PhD candidate, candidature and examination characteristics with thesis outcomes', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2007Sebalj D, Holbrook AP, 'Administering PhD studies', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E2]
2007Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, 'Doctoral examiner ego and assessment etiquette', EARLI 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning. Abstracts, Budapest, Hungary (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2007Holbrook AP, 'Dalliance or intimate relationship?: Evidence of what contributes to successful use of the literature in a doctorate', Proceedings of the Postgraduate -State of the Art and the Artists - Conference, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa (2007) [E3]
2007Bourke SF, Prieto-Rodriguez E, Holbrook AP, 'Identification of strategies to increase enrolments in engineering', EARLI 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning. Abstracts, Budapest, Hungary (2007) [E3]
2007Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, 'Quality indicators for PHD theses in engineering', EARLI 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning. Abstracts, Budapest, Hungary (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2007Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Fairbairn HM, 'Sources of agreement and disagreement in PhD thesis examination', Proceedings of the AERA 2007 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2006Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'An Investigation of the Nature and Contribution of Honours Programs in Australia', Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times. Refereed Publication of the 2006 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Kylie Shaw

2006Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Cantwell RH, 'Using research candidate Annual Report data to examine supervision effectiveness', Quality in Postgraduate Research: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times, Adelaide, South Australia (2006) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2005Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, 'Using examiner reports to identify quality PhD theses', AARE Special Focus Conference Paper Collection Cairns 2005. Quality in Educational Research, Cairns, Australia (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2005Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Examiner Reflections on the Fine Art Higher Degree Examination Process', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, Farley PH, 'Attrition, Completion and Completion Times of PhD Candidates', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2005Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'An investigation of inconsistencies in PhD examination decisions', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2005Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Lu Y, 'The assessment of the literature review in the PhD thesis', Proceedings of the HERDSA Conference 2005, Sydney, Australia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2005Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'Mapping honours programs in Australia: The rationale for, and approach to, an investigation of the nature, current and future role of honours programs in Australia', Proceedings of the HERDSA Conference 2005, Sydney, Australia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Kylie Shaw

2005Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, Ashburn EA, 'Assessment Practice in Visual Arts Higher Degrees', European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 11th Biennial Conference. Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments, Nicosia, Cyprus (2005) [E3]
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The perspectives of examiners on the processes of research higher degree supervision and examination in fine art', Conference Paper, Stockholm (2004) [E2]
2004Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'Characteristics, degree completion times and thesis quality of Australian PhD candidates', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E2]
2004Bourke SF, Hattie J, Anderson L, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, 'Predicting examiner recommendations on PhD theses', Conference Paper, Stockholm (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Cantwell RH, Carmichael K, McBriarty L, 'Longitudinal tracking of research student progress to inform and facilitate strategic action', ARMS 2004 Conference Enabling the research environment: delivering enhanced outcomes and impact, Fremantle, Western Australia (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The Fine Art higher degree examination process', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E3]
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Examiner reflections on the Fine Art Higher Degree examination process', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, Farley PH, 'Attrition, completion and completion times of PhD candidates', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2004Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Dally KA, 'An investigation of inconsistencies in PhD examination decisions', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Lawry MJ, Lu Y, 'Evaluating some fundamental features of doctoral assessment', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E3]
2003Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Higher Degree Examination in Fine Art', Defining the Doctorate, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle (2003) [E1]
2003Lovat TJ, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Morrison KA, Dally K, 'Ways of Knowing In Assessing The PhD and Ramifications For The Role Of The Supervisor', UNSURE, Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2003Chen S, Absalom DJ, Holbrook AP, 'Cultural Conflict in PhD Supervision', Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Newcastle (2003) [E2]
2003Holbrook AP, Dally K, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, 'Doctoral Examiners as Supervisors', Proceedings HERDSA Annual Conference Christchurch 2003, Christchurch (2003) [E2]
2003Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Dally K, 'How examiners define quality in the doctoral thesis', Improving Learning, Fostering the Will to Learn. Abstracts of the10th Biennial Conference EARLI, Padova, Italy (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2003Holbrook AP, Dally K, 'Emphases in 603 doctoral examination reports', Improving Learning, Fostering the Will to Learn. Abstracts of the10th Biennial Conference EARLI, Padova, Italy (2003) [E3]
2002Lovat TJ, Holbrook AP, Hazel GJ, 'What Qualities are Rare in Examiners Reports?', AARE 2001 Conference Papers, Fremantle (2002) [E2]

Co-authors: Terry Lovat

2002Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, Bourke SF, Dally KA, Hazel GJ, 'Examiner comment on theses that have been revised and resubmitted', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2002Holbrook AP, 'PhD Examination - Assessment's Lease Mapped Frontier', AARE 2001 Conference Papers, Fremantle (2002) [E2]
2001Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Farley P, Carmichael K, 'Analysing PhD examination reports and the links between PhD candidate history and examination outcomes: A methodology', 24th International HERDSA Conference Vol 24 - Research & Development in Higher Education, Newcastle (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2001Lovat TJ, Holbrook AP, Hazel GJ, 'What qualities are rate in examiners reports?', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: Terry Lovat

2001Holbrook AP, 'PhD Examination - Assessment's least mapped frontier', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
2001Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'The role of popstgraduate students in dissemination and use of research in schools and school systems', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2001Chen S, Absalom DJ, Holbrook AP, 'The interaction between Australian supervisors and Chinese research students', Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Conference, ANU (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Shen Chen

2001Chen S, Holbrook AP, Absalom DJ, 'Culture, Confusion & Conflict', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Shen Chen

2001Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Ainley J, McKenzie P, Owen J, 'Research Impact and Research Trends: An Overview of the findings of a study that investigated the uses of educational research in Australia (page 52)', BERA Annual Conference - Book of Abstracts, University of Leeds (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2001Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Monfries MM, Hazel GJ, 'Examination of PhD Theses', Abstracts - 9th European Conference EARLI, Freibourg - Switzerland (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke, Terry Lovat

2001Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Three views on the impact of research on schools and school systems', Abstracts - 9th European Conference EARLI, Freibourg - Switzerland (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2001Holbrook AP, Lovat TJ, Monfries MM, 'Examiners as Teachers: The instructional content of Ph.D. reports', BERA Annual Conference - Book of Abstracts, University of Leeds (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Terry Lovat

2000Holbrook AP, Findlay M, Mission S, 'Using education indexes to map research trends', Conference Papers - AARE, Melbourne (2000) [E2]
2000Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Owen J, McKenzie P, Ainley J, 'Mapping educational research and exploring research impact: A holistic multi-method approach', Creating Knowledge in the 21st Century - Insights from Multiple Perspectives, April 24-28, 2000 New Orleans, Lousiana (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

2000Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'The Research Activity of Faculties of Education: A National Analysis', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

1999Barker R, Holbrook AP, 'EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE NRMA National Roads and Motorists' Association 1920 - 1990 - The investigation and description of education outside the formal educational sector', AARE - Online publications, Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, 1998 (1999) [E2]
1999Holbrook AP, May JR, 'Research into gender and discipline in the early twentieth century classroom', Global Issues & Local Effects: The Challenge for Educational Research, Melbourne Australia (1999) [E3]

Co-authors: Josephine May

1999Holbrook AP, 'Using education indexes to map research trends', Global Issues & Local Effects: The Challenge for Educational Research, Melbourne Australia (1999) [E3]
1998Holbrook AP, May JR, 'Making an impression: teachers' use of the 'visual' in Australian classrooms (1920s-1950s)', Imagine, All the Education..... The Visual in the Making of the Educational Space through History, Leuven (1998) [E3]

Co-authors: Josephine May

1998Barker RM, Holbrook AP, 'Private industrial and enterprise training and education in the Hunter Region', Online -http://lucy.swin.edu.au/abs97/show_abs97, Brisbane (1998) [E3]
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Report (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Smith M, Holbrook A, Lyons K, Macneil J, Forster D, Clement N, et al., 'Evaluation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2012-13. Final Report: Timebanking Trial', The NSW Office of Communities (2014)
2011Prieto-Rodriguez E, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, O'Connor JD, Page AW, Husher KJ, 'Identification and Development of Strategies for Increasing Engineering Enrolments', ARC, 150 (2011) [R1]
2009Holbrook AP, 'The Green we need: An investigation of the benefits of green life and green spaces for urban dwellers' physical, mental and social health', Nursery and Garden Industry Australia/SORTI, University of Newcastle, 175 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants50
Total funding$1,661,208

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2014 (1 grants)

The Changing World of Volunteerism: Challenges and Opportunities$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Daniella Forster
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1400125

2013 (2 grants)

Modelling doctoral provision by universities: A multidimensional organisational analysis$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Johanna Macneil
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1300459

EARLI Munich 27-31 August 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300750

2012 (1 grants)

Evaluation of the Flagship Projects for the NSW volunteering Strategy$50,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Project Team
Professor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Johanna Macneil, Doctor Daniella Forster
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020122013
GNo:G1200610

2011 (3 grants)

A cross-national study of the relative impact of an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice$194,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Ms Margaret Kiley, Professor Brian Paltridge, Dr Sue Starfield
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$194,00020112013
GNo:G1000149

Indigenous Research Higher Degree candidature in Australian universities: Exploring identity at the cultural interface$150,225
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Kathleen Butler, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,22520112013
GNo:G1000579

The NSW Child Development Study$60,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Vaughan Carr, Professor Kristin Laurens, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Rhoshel Lenroot, Ms Sally Brinkman, Doctor Miles Bore, Dr Elizabeth Maloney, Professor Max Smith, Mr Robert Stevens, Associate Professor John Allan
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020112014
GNo:G1200213

2010 (1 grants)

Making a Difference, University of Melbourne, 28/11/2010 - 2/12/2010$1,259
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,25920102010
GNo:G1000849

2009 (2 grants)

Influences of metacognitive beliefs on success in PhD candidature$190,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$190,00020092011
GNo:G0188709

Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 13-17 April 2009$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020092009
GNo:G0190226

2008 (5 grants)

Modelling and validating an approach to maximise consistency in research thesis examination$175,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$175,00020082010
GNo:G0187439

Investigation of research into the benefits of green life for health, well-being and sustainability$15,111
Funding Body: Nursery & Garden Industry Australia

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kevin Lyons
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,11120082008
GNo:G0189198

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189098

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189382

Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, QUT, Brisbane, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2008$855
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$85520082008
GNo:G0189711

2007 (2 grants)

Modelling an assessment approach to optimise consistency in research thesis appraisal$18,289
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,28920072007
GNo:G0187173

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Theme, The World of Educational Quality, Chicago, 9/4/2007 - 13/4/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187565

2006 (4 grants)

The relative contributions of learner attributes, life events and institutional contexts to PhD completion and attrition$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020062006
GNo:G0186047

History of the Australian Teacher Education Association$17,510
Funding Body: Australian Teacher Education Association

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May, Mr Greg Preston, Professor Bob Bessant, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,51020062007
GNo:G0186621

Doctoral research expectations, learning needs, supervisory and assessment practices and qualities of research outcomes in Fine/Visual Arts.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Conjoint Professor Elizabeth Ashburn, Doctor Robert Cantwell
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186067

AARE Annual Conference; Engaging Pedagogies, 26-30 November 2006$1,170
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,17020062006
GNo:G0186923

2005 (6 grants)

The Identification and Development of Strategies for Increasing Engineering Enrolments$206,433
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Mr Stephen Williamson
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$206,43320052007
GNo:G0185049

The Identification and Development of Strategies for Increasing Engineering Enrolments$60,000
Funding Body: Engineers Australia

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Mr Stephen Williamson
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020052007
GNo:G0185915

2005 RIBG allocation$39,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$39,00020052005
GNo:G0185822

The Identification and Development of Strategies for Increasing Engineering Enrolments$15,000
Funding Body: AmpControl Pty Ltd

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Professor John O'Connor, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Mr Stephen Williamson
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020052007
GNo:G0185916

The acquisition and development of research skills, knowledge and understandings by Fine Art students$11,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50020052005
GNo:G0184685

Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments: 11th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 23-27 August 2005$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185551

2004 (2 grants)

The role of the exhibition in the doctoral assessment practice of Fine Art examiners$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Ms Miranda Lawry
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020042004
GNo:G0183366

Optimising Learning Environments in Higher Education, 18-21 June 2004, Sweden$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184139

2003 (3 grants)

PhD Assessment: An investigation of examination process, examiner consistency and factors that identify Thesis quality across disciplines.$174,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$174,00020032005
GNo:G0182108

Comparisons of evaluations by PhD examiners and ARC Discovery Grant assessors$29,666
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Mr Greg Preston
SchemeRole
Multi-Year Project Grant ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29,66620032005
GNo:G0182326

EARLI Biennial Conference: Fostering the Will to Learn$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0183224

2002 (4 grants)

PhD Examination in the Creative Arts$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Ms Miranda Lawry
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020022002
GNo:G0181382

PhD Examination: Examiner consistency, thesis attributes, and factors that contribute to thesis quality and rating across disciplines$8,300
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,30020022002
GNo:G0181384

Visit of Prof Mark Wilson, from 25 May 2002 to 7 July 2002$4,236
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,23620022002
GNo:G0181868

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA 1-5 April 2002$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0181719

2001 (4 grants)

PhD Thesis Quality: What can be learned from candidate history and the examination process?$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020012001
GNo:G0180109

An Investigation of the Cultural Conflicts Experienced by Students of Chinese Cultural Heritage Background Undertaking PhD Candidature$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Shen Chen, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020012001
GNo:G0180110

Visit of Prof Lorin Anderson from 17 May 2001 to 1 July 2001$4,358
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,35820012001
GNo:G0180778

British Educational Research Association BERA$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020012001
GNo:G0181205

2000 (3 grants)

PhD Examiner Comment and Grade Study: Ideas for Discussion.$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020002000
GNo:G0180199

8th European Conference for Research in Learning & Instruction: Gottborg, Sweden.$1,587
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,58720002000
GNo:G0179344

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA.$1,288
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,28820002000
GNo:G0180221

1998 (2 grants)

Independent occupational industrial and enterprise education in the Hunter region 1890-1990$13,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00019981998
GNo:G0177251

Teacher Beliefs and Practices$10,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Jennifer Archer, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,50019981998
GNo:G0177242

1997 (2 grants)

Private industrial and enterprise training and education in the Hunter Region 1900-1990.$10,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019971997
GNo:G0176662

Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Using Qualitative Methods to Study Social Life, Toronto, Canada, 5-8 August 1997$2,370
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,37019971997
GNo:G0179482

1996 (1 grants)

The school, work and school to work transition experiences of adolescents in NSW 1935-1950$9,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50019961996
GNo:G0175791

1994 (1 grants)

94,95 GRANT. The school, work, and school to work transition, experiences of adolescents in N.S.W. 1935-1950.$43,351
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,35119941995
GNo:G0172917

1993 (1 grants)

The School, Work, and School to Work Transition Experiences of Adolescents in Metropolitan Schools in NSW 1935-1950$7,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019931993
GNo:G0172762
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions10
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.65

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorPathways to Leadership for Professional Staff in the Higher Education Sector
20132016PhD (Computer Engineering)Co-SupervisorCurriculum Development in Engineering Education: A Case Study of Change Agents in the Telecommunication Specialty
20122020PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation of the Learning Attributes and Meta-Cognition of Innovative Policy Entrepreneurs
20122016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of Visual Learning, Focusing on Spatial Awareness and Visual Literacy (Visuality) of Higher Education Students Envisaging Imagery in a Digital World
20122016PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorSleep and School Life: Understanding the Educational Impacts of Inadequate Sleep in Upper Primary School".
20102015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorA Mixed Methods Investigation that Explores the Synergy Between University-Based Higher Educational Researchers and Government Higher Education Policy Makers in Australia
20092016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorProfessional Knowing, Medical Expertise and Clinical Decision Making: Exploring and Describing Professional Knowing in a Cohort of Specialist Physicians
20082016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorTeachers and the Change Process
20062015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe College: A History of Newcastle Teachers' College, College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.
19992010PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorWhy do Aboriginal kids switch off school? When and why does this happen? And how can we attract them back?

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorInfluences on Gender Disparity in TVET: A Comparison of Engineering and Business Courses in Kenya
2013PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorResearch Services Staff in Australian Universities: An Investigation of Profile, Nomenclature, Professional Alignment, Role, Workplace Relationships, and Policy Implementation
2011PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorJournal Peer Review: Comparing the Perceptions and Quality Judgments of Experienced Australian Reviewers in Education and the Physical Sciences
2010PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorStudent Experience of Undergraduate Research Projects: A Perspective on Honours in Australia
2010PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe Subjectivity of Musical Learning: Understanding Participation in Instrumental Music Instruction
2007PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorA Case Study of Year 10 Student Interaction with School-Based Design and Technology in Two New South Wales Secondary Schools
2007PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorHow Registered Nurses Make the Transition to Become Specialist RN's
2001PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAn historical perspective on the academic education of deaf children in NSW 1860s-1990s
2000PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorGender, memory and the experience of selective schooling in Newcastle, New South Wales, 1930s to the 1950s.
2000PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorGeography, History and the Social Sciences: The Evolution of Secondary School Syllabuses in New South Wales 1967-1989
1998PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx
1998PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe Education and Training of Apprentices and Engineering Technicians in the Metal Trades in New South Wales 1947-1972: An Historical Study of Sectional Influence
1996PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Professor Allyson Holbrook

Work Phone(02) 4921 5945 (02) 4968 6710
Fax(02) 4921 7887
Email
PositionProfessor
Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI)
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HC70,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/allyson-holbrook