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Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 14/05/2004
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle, 04/07/2000
  • Master of Special Education, University of Newcastle, 07/05/1998
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, University of Newcastle, 07/05/1993

Research

Research keywords

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

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

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130312Special Education And Disability70
130199Education Systems Not Elsewhere Classified30

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Member - Australian Teacher Education Association
  • Member - Australian College of Education
  • Member - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Member - Australasian Society for the Study pf Intellectual Disabilities
  • Member - Australian Association of Special Education

Editorial Board.

  • Editorial Committee - Special Education Perspectives

Awards

Research Award.

2005Interactive Curriculum Development in Teacher Education Programs
Maquarie University - Maquarie University Strategic Curriculum Innovation Grant (Australia)
2001Australian Postgraduate Award 2001-2003
Australian Government Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) (Australia)
2001The University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts Research Grant
University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts (Australia)

Special Leave

2004NSW Office of the Public Guardian Special Leave
NSW Office of the Public Guardian (Australia)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Classroom management
  • Inclusive education
  • Pedagogy
  • Special education
  • Student welfare and discipline
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Arthur-Kelly MD, Lyons GS, Butterfield N, Gordon C, Classroom Management. Creating positive learning environments, Thomson, South Melbourne, Australia, 288 (2006) [A3]

Publications

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

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Book (3 outputs)

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

Chapter (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Lyons GS, Tassell A, 'Inclusion in primary schools', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 447-488 (2011) [B2]
2011Kelly A-M, Lyons GS, 'Practicing successful inclusion', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 69-111 (2011) [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]
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]
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 (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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)
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]
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-authors: CHERYL 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, '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)
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)
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, 'Life satisfaction for children with profound and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the AGOSCI 2003 National Conference, 20-23 March, Sydney Australia.', (2003)
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)
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)
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, '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, '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)
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)
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, '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)
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)
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)
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)

Co-authors: PHIL FOREMAN

2000Lyons GS, Embracing eudaemonia: Quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities., The University of Newcastle, Australia (2000)

Co-authors: PHIL FOREMAN

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$31,035

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2014 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Doctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1301375

2007 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,53520072007
GNo:G0187303

Measuring Quality of Life for Persons with Severe Dementia$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Gordon Lyons
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020072007
GNo:G0187756
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.75
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.75

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
20142016M Philosophy (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Development of Classroom Management Skills of Early Career Teachers in PBL and Non-PBL Schools: A Comparative Analysis
20142018PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Effects of Positive Behaviour Support Professional Development for Teachers of the Behaviour of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Vietnam
20132021PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorEvaluating the Inclusive Implementation of Evidence-Based Support Strategies Associated With Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder Across Australian School Based Settings
20122018M Philosophy (Education)Co-SupervisorCommunication as Interaction: Students, Peers, Teachers and Technology

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2007Masters Education Studies
Macquarie University
Principal SupervisorStudents in care xxxx
2006Honours Education Studies
Macquarie University
Sole SupervisorThe transition of children with disabilities to Kindergarten
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Dr Gordon Lyons

Work Phone(02) 4348 4073
Fax(02) 4348 4075
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HO1.20,
Humanities,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/gordon-lyons