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Dr Gordon Lyons

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

* Teacher training / education

* Inclusive education for students with additional needs

* Values education

* School-wide approaches to student discipline / welfare

* Classroom management

* Scholar-Teacher model of practice

* Contemporary models of pedagogy

* Quality of life for children with profound multiple disabilities

* Decision making by and for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities

* Persons with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Special Education, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Classroom management
  • Contemporary models of pedagogy
  • Decision making by and for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities
  • Inclusive education
  • Inclusive education for students with additional needs
  • Pedagogy
  • Persons with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours
  • Quality of life for children with profound multiple disabilities
  • School-wide approaches to student discipline / welfar
  • Special education
  • Student welfare and discipline
  • Teacher training / education

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130199Education Systems not elsewhere classified30
130312Special Education and Disability70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2006 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/06/2006LecturerMacquarie University
Australian Centre for Educational Studies
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2004Senior LecturerBCA National Training Group
Education; Community Services
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/2004 Sessional Lecturer, Tutor, Course-CoordinatorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Australian College of EducationAustralian College of Educators
Australia
Member - Australian Teacher Education AssociationAustralian Teacher Education Association [ATEA]
Australia
Member - Australian Association for Research in EducationAustralian Association for Research in Education [AARE]
Australia
Member - Australian Association of Special EducationAustralian Association of Special Education
Australia
Member - Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual DisabilitiesAustralasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities
Australia
Member - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual DisabilitiesInternational Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1998 - 1/12/2004Senior Guardian, Guardian, Liason OfficerNSW Attorney General's Department
Office of the Public Guardian; Community Services
Australia
1/01/1998 - ConsultantGordon Lyons Consultancy
Australia

Teaching appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1985 - 1/12/1998TeacherNSW Department of Education and Training
1/01/1980 - 1/12/1984TeacherCatholic Education Office
Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2004NSW Office of the Public Guardian Special Leave
Unknown

Research Award

YearAward
2005Interactive Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Unknown
2001Australian Postgraduate Award 2001-2003
Unknown
2001The University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts Research Grant
Unknown
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lyons GS, Ford M, Slee J, Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne, Australia, 254 (2014) [A4]
2011Lyons GS, Ford MW, Arthur-Kelly MD, Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC, 272 (2011) [A2]
Co-authorsMargot Ford, Michael Arthur-Kelly
2006Arthur-Kelly MD, Lyons GS, Butterfield N, Gordon C, Classroom Management. Creating positive learning environments, Thomson, South Melbourne, Australia, 288 (2006) [A3]
Co-authorsMichael Arthur-Kelly

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lyons GS, 'Practicing successful inclusion', Inclusion in action, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne 73-120 (2014) [B2]
2014Lyons GS, 'Inclusion in primary schools', Inclusion in action, Cengage, South Melbourne 457-500 (2014) [B2]
2011Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, 'Life satisfaction for children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities.', Enhancing the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, Springer, New York 183-204 (2011) [B2]
DOI10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0
2011Kelly A-M, Lyons GS, 'Practicing successful inclusion', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 69-111 (2011) [B2]
2011Lyons GS, Tassell A, 'Inclusion in primary schools', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 447-488 (2011) [B2]
2010Lyons GS, 'Quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities: A review of the literature.', Enhancing the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, Springer, New York 73-126 (2010) [B2]
DOI10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0
2008Lyons GS, Kelly A-M, 'Resources to support inclusion', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 427-467 (2008) [B2]
2005Lyons GS, 'Resources to support inclusion', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 445-490 (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lyons GS, Arthur-Kelly M, 'UNESCO Inclusion Policy and the Education of School Students with Profound. Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Where to Now?', Creative Education, 5 445-456 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.4236/ce.2014.57054
Co-authorsMichael Arthur-Kelly
2013Arthur-Kelly MD, Lyons G, 'Collaborative stretching: A research agenda for enhancing the quality of lives of people with severe cognitive impairments', Journal of Care Services Management, 7, 2013 107-115 (2013)
Co-authorsMichael Arthur-Kelly
2013Arthur-Kelly M, Sutherland D, Lyons G, Macfarlane S, Foreman P, 'Reflections on enhancing pre-service teacher education programmes to support inclusion: perspectives from New Zealand and Australia', European Journal of Special Needs Education, 28 217-233 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/08856257.2013.778113Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsPhil Foreman, Michael Arthur-Kelly
2013Arthur-Kelly MD, 'Collaborative stretching: A research agenda for enhancing the quality of lives of people with severe cognitive impairments', Journal of Care Services Management, 7, 2013 107-115 (2013)
Co-authorsMichael Arthur-Kelly
2013Lyons GS, Walla P, Arthur-Kelly M, 'Towards improved ways of knowing children with profound multiple disabilities: Introducing startle reflex modulation', DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION, 16 340-344 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3109/17518423.2012.737039Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMichael Arthur-Kelly, Peter Walla
2012Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, 'The education of Australian school students with the most severe intellectual disabilities: Where have we been and where could we go? A discussion primer', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 36 79-95 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2012Lyons GS, Mundy-Taylor J, 'Following the blue bouncing ball: An evidence-based strategy for using storytelling and collaborative stretching to enhance quality of life for persons with severe cognitive impairments', Storytelling, Self, Society, 8 85-107 (2012) [C1]
2012Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, 'Student wellbeing for those with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities : same, or same but different?', Journal of Student Wellbeing, 5 18-33 (2012) [C1]
2011Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, 'Curriculum development for students with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities: how about a quality of life focus', Special Education Perspectives, 20 24-39 (2011) [C1]
2011Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, Mundy-Taylor J, ''Stretching': A simple strategy for improving the quality of life of children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties', The SLD Experience, 61 8-12 (2011) [C1]
2005Lyons G, 'The Life Satisfaction Matrix: an instrument and procedure for assessing the subjective quality of life of individuals with profound multiple disabilities', JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, 49 766-769 (2005)
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00748.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 17
2005Lyons GS, 'That awkward silence', Education Connect, 3-5 (2005)
2003Lyons GS, 'Go ahead... Make my day! Children with PMLD can have their own say: Life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties', The SLD Eperience Journal, 36 22-26 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Arthur-Kelly M, Farrell G, Neilands J, Foreman P, Lyons G, De Bortoli T, Bennett D, 'Sustaining implementation: Design and delivery elements in two recent special education professional development initiatives for staff working with students who have complex needs', JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsPhil Foreman, Michael Arthur-Kelly
2007Lyons GS, Williams CA, 'Quality teacher education: Walking the talk', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Program Booklet, Wollongong (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsCheryl Williams

Other (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Lyons GS, 'Guardianship for persons with the most severe cognitive impairments: Substitute judgement? Best interests? Paper presented at the 2006 NSW Office of the Public Guardian Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.', (2006)
2005Lyons GS, 'Children with a disability', Participation: Count me in! Involving children and young people in research ( pp.82-82). Sydney, NSW, Australia: NSW Commission for Children and Young People (2005)
2005Lyons GS, 'Life satisfaction for children with PMD: A relational model. Paper presented at the 10th National Conference of the Association for the Welfare of Child Health, Parramatta, Australia.', (2005)
2004Lyons GS, 'The nature of life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities, how others 'come to know' yhem and the Life Satisfaction Matrix. Paper presented at the CDDS International conference on quality of life, Sydney, Australia.', (2004)
2003Lyons GS, 'How about a FUNctional curriculum? An alternative approach to the education of students with profound and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Sydney, Australia.', (2003)
2003Lyons GS, 'Life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the AGOSCI 2003 National Conference, 20-23 March, Sydney Australia.', (2003)
2002Lyons GS, 'Life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the Contexts of Learning Mini Conference, Friday 11 October 2002, School of Education, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.', (2002)
2002Lyons GS, 'Understanding life satisfaction for children with the most severe intellectual disabilities: Remembering Aristotle and eudaemonia. Paper presented at the 7th International Hippocrates & Socrates Conference, CHERI The Childrens' Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.', (2002)
2002Lyons GS, 'Case management for persons with the most severe intellectual disabilities: True collaborative decision-making. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Case Management Society of Australia, 22 February, Sydney, Australia.', (2002)
2002Lyons GS, 'Understanding life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities: A report on research in progress. Paper presented at the Inaugural European IASSID Quadrennial Conference, 12-15 June, Dublin Ireland.', (2002)
2001Lyons GS, 'Quality of life for individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the 3rd International Respite Care Conference, 11-14 September, The Masonic Centre, Sydney, Australia.', (2001)
2001Lyons GS, 'Quality of life for individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities: Inclusion or life satisfaction? Paper presented at the Council for Intellectual Disability Australia National Conference, 11 May, Sydney.', (2001)
2001Lyons GS, 'True collaborative decision-making for people with high and complex needs. Paper presented at the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability National Conference, November, Melbourne Australia', (2001)
2001Lyons GS, 'True collaborative decision-making for people with high and complex needs. Paper presented at the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability National Conference, November, Melbourne Australia', (2001)
2000Lyons GS, 'Individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities, quality of life and decision-making: Unearthing eudaemonia. Paper presented at the 2000 Annual Conference of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services, 11 December, University of Western Sydney, Westmead, Sydney.', (2000)
2000Lyons GS, 'Individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities, quality of life and decision-making: Unearthing eudemonia. Paper presented at the 2000 Annual Conference of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services, 11 December, The University of Western Sydney, Westmead, Sydney Australia', (2000)
1999Lyons GS, 'Quality of life for students with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the 1999 Australian Association of Special Educators National Conference, 25-27 September, Sydney, Australia.', (1999)
1999Lyons GS, 'Quality of life and substitute decision-making: Rhetoric or reality? Paper presented at the 7th National Guardianship & Administration Conference, 21st -22nd October, Sydney, Australia.', (1999)
1999Lyons GS, 'Informed decision-making for individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities: Hoping or knowing? Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference: Justice for All: Intellectual Disability and the Law, 13th November, Wollongong University, Wollongong, Australia.', (1999)
1999Lyons GS, 'Assessing / measuring quality of life for individuals with the most severe intellectual disabilities: Unearthing eudemonia. Paper presented at the 35th Annual ASSID National Conference, 22-24 September, Sydney, Australia.', (1999)
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Lyons GS, Life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities: Seeking eudaemonia., The University of Newcastle, Australia (2004)
2000Lyons GS, Embracing eudaemonia: Quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities., The University of Newcastle, Australia (2000)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$31,035

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20141 grants / $20,000

Engaging technology to optimise communicative engagement outcomes for students with multiple and severe disabilities in a range of settings $20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Doctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301375
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20072 grants / $11,035

Validating the life satisfaction matrix: An instrument and procedure for assessing the subjective quality of life of individuals with profound multiple disabilities$9,535

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187303
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Measuring Quality of Life for Persons with Severe Dementia$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187756
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australian schools; examining the implications for teaching.
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Preparing Teachers to Use Function-Based Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disability in Vietnam: An Action Research Project
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014The Development of Classroom Management Skills of Early Career Teachers in PBL and Non-PBL Schools: A Comparative Analysis
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Phenomenological Study of Educational Characteristics Associated with Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Communication as Interaction: Students, Peers, Teachers and Technology
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007Students in care xxxx
Education Studies, Macquarie University
Principal Supervisor
2006The transition of children with disabilities to Kindergarten
Education Studies, Macquarie University
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Gordon Lyons

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Emailgordon.lyons@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4348 4073
Fax(02) 4348 4075

Office

RoomHO1.20
BuildingHumanities
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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