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Biography

I am currently Deputy Director and Associate Professor (Teaching and Learning) in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.  My research interests include history of Australian education, film and history, historical consciousness, and childhood and youth histories, encompassing gender, race, and class perspectives. These interests came together in my latest book, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema (Peter Lang, 2013). I am embarking on a new book project on the history of women teachers to be published in the USA in 2015. I am also part of a team led by the University of Wollongong that won a grant of $47,000 from the Office of Learning and Teaching to examine the experience of first in family tertiary students across three institutions. I am active in my research communities as a member of HERMES, and I am on the Executive of the Australian New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) having served as President in 2011-2012. I am also a member of the Editorial Boards of the History of Education Review, the new open access journal Historical Encounters, as well as current Chair of the Editorial Board of the online Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand (DEHANZ). I am a member, and past secretary, of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). My passion for teaching was recognised when, as part of a team teaching undergraduate Australian History, I received a 2012 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Award for Teaching Excellence. Among other previous awards, in December 2007 I was awarded a New South Wales Quality Teaching Award.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 18/08/2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle, 19/05/1990
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Newcastle, 10/05/1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 29/04/1988

Research

Research keywords

  • Enabling Education
  • Film and the History of Australian Education
  • Gender and sexuality
  • History of Australian Education
  • History of Teacher Education

Research expertise

My research expertise is primarily in the discipline of history. My expertise is especially developed in the history of Australian education in the twentieth century. I am very interested in gender, class, age, and race and ethnicity as they affect the lived experience of education. My work also examines representational aspects of education, including mythological constructions in memory and in images, especially in films. I have researched the history and experience of single-sex secondary schooling, as well as tertiary enabling education. This latter research has helped to raise the profile of enabling education as a research field nationally. I edited the first-ever journal edition devoted exclusively to tertiary enabling programs in Australia (Australian Journal of Adult Learning, November 2004). I have published numerous articles on the area of film and history and with a colleague, co-edited an issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (volume 10, 2006) on film, history and gender in Australia and New Zealand. My book, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema (Peter Lang, 2013) has been reviewed nationally and internationally. As lead author and manager of the project, I completed a commissioned history of the Australian Teacher Education Association (2009). My current projects are the history of Australian female educational leaders and the experience of first in family tertiary students. While expert in traditional historical methodology, I am an experienced oral history researcher. My work is informed by interdisciplinary perspectives, especially in the use of qualitative evidence.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130399Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified50
210300Historical Studies40
200200Cultural Studies10

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Executive, Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society
  • Member - International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Executive

Conference Chair

  • The Inaugural Australian Enabling Educators Conference Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature Committee 2004

Editorial Board.

  • Member - History of Education Review
  • Editor - Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education
  • Editor - Online Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand

Awards

Distinction.

2009Lecturer of the Year
Australian University Jobs website and Campus Daily (Australia)
Lecturer of the Year - National finalist, Australian University Jobs website and Campus Daily

Recognition.

2012Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2009Teacher Recognition Award
Australian College of Education (Australia)
2009 Winner ACE (Hunter Division) Teacher Recognition Award
2009Excellence Award
School of Humanities and Social Science Student Forum (Australia)
Citation Reads: 'To acknowledge the highest regard held for your work by students of University of Newcastle'.
2007New South Wales Quality Teaching Award
Australian College of Educators (Australia)
The NSW Quality Teaching Award Citation read: "Josephine’s well-organised, holistic and nurturing approach changes lives, giving students at all levels, from enabling programs to PhDs, self-belief. She inspires them to love history and to challenge assumptions in safe, humane and humour-filled learning environments."

Invitations

NewMac Postgraduate Conference
University of Newcastle and Macquarie University, Australia (Invited Judge)
2013
Invited Book Launch
Common Ground Publishing; Coop Bookstore, Australia ( )
2012
Presidential Address
ANZHES, Australia (Keynote Address)
2012
Newmac Postgraduate Conference
University of Newcastle/Macquarie University, Australia (Invited Judge)
2012
Ned Kelly
Singleton Library , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2012
'Look Who's Talking' Local History Series
Maitland City Council Library , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2011
NSW Premiers History Prize
Arts NSW, NSW State Government, Australia (Invited Judge and Panel Chairs x 2)
2011
NSW State Records
NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration, Australia (Invited Judge, NSW Archival Research Fellowship)
2011
Public Forum on Governor Macquarie
NSW History Week (Hunter) , Australia (Invited Chairperson)
2010
'From Reel Schools to Real Schools Australian Films and the History of Education'
Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society, Australia (Keynote Address)
2009
Invited Speech for book launch
Australian Teacher Education Association, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009
NSW Premier’s History Awards
Arts NSW in association with the History Council of NSW, Australia (Invited Judge)
2009
Invited Occasional Talk
Union of University Women, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
International Women’s Day After Dinner Speech
Union of Australian Women (Hunter Region) , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009
Annual Conference Dinner
Progressive Labour Party, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008

Collaboration

My main research projects at present concern the history of Australian women teachers as leaders, for which I am collaborating on a book project accepted for publication in 2015. I am also interested in researching the theory and method of tertiary teaching, as well as collaborating on a funded research project 'Breaking the Barriers' examining the experience of first in family tertiary students.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

1. I am able to undertake significant university-wide roles and discharge them effectively. For example, from January to June 2012, I was Acting Head of School in the School of Humanities and Social Science where I was Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning). I was Deputy Dean of Students at the Ourimbah Campus in 2008-2009 dealing with over one quarter of all cases for the Dean of Students Office. I have served on boards, committee of review, and interview panels, as well as given many presentations to prospective students.

2. I am able to handle complex organisational tasks. In terms of the wider academic community, I have managed two national/international conferences at the University of Newcastle, and I was Chair of the 2006 Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature that attracted over twenty of the nations top authors and over 1000 attendees.

3. I have considerable administrative expertise at the Program level as a Program Coordinator, first as Newstep Program Coordinator, where I was responsible for the management of 17 teaching staff and 240 students, and then as acting Program Co-ordinator, in the Open Foundation Program in 2003 where I coordinated over a thousand students and a large teaching staff. I have also been acting Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator twice.

4. I have administrative strong expertise as course coordinator required to coordinate courses, some with over 500 students and seven tutors.

5. My expertise is sought out beyond the university. I was President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (2011-2012) and on its executive currently; I have been Secretary of the International Australian Studies Association, and Book Reviews Editor since 2006 for the A ranked (ERA 2009) academic journal History of Education Review. I am on two other editorial boards.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Australian History
  • Film and History
  • Gender and History

Teaching expertise

My teaching expertise has been developed over twenty years of academic teaching at all levels of the university. I can work with both small and very large groups of students and I have some experience of Distance Education. I have a genuine passion for teaching which is reflected in the ways I write and deliver courses. I have an interactive style, use multimedia in my teaching and online systems for delivery of material. I am able to teach alone with others. I am expert in teaching Australian History from a number of perspectives from undergraduate survey courses such as The Australian Experience, Issues in Australian History and Australia and the World, to courses on Australian auto/biography. My upper level course on film and history incorporated American, European and Australian films and was very well received by students. I have also taught survey courses in Western and Eastern Civilisation as well as having developed expertise in teaching womens history from 500-1750.

Aside from copious informal positive feedback from students, my expertise has been recognised in formal ways. For example, my courses in Australian history have regularly over the years scored very highly in Student Evaluation of Courses. I was awarded a New South Wales Quality Teaching Award in 2007; I was named as one of the top ten nominees from The University of Newcastle in 2008 for the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year award; and I won an Australian College of Educators (Hunter Division) Teacher Recognition Award in 2009. My 2009 course on womens history at the Ourimbah campus, based on student satisfaction, was rated highest of 132 courses offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science in second semester 2009, and the same course was ranked third in the university as a whole. I am currently thesis supervisor for eight postgraduate higher degree students.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013May J, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema., Peter Lang, Bern, 285 (2013) [A1]
2013May J, Proctor H, 'Being special: memories of the Australian public high school, 1920s-1950s', History of Education Review (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), 42 55-68 (2013) [C1]

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013May J, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema., Peter Lang, Bern, 285 (2013) [A1]
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]

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011May JR, 'The Devil's Playground: Coming-of-age as national cinema', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 158-163 (2011) [B2]
2002May JR, 'Loyalty and dissent: the labour movement in Newcastle during the Great War', Broadmeadow to Villers-Bretonneux: Newcastle during the Great War, Random, Newcastle 250 (2002) [B2]

Journal article (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013May J, Proctor H, 'Being special: memories of the Australian public high school, 1920s-1950s', History of Education Review (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), 42 55-68 (2013) [C1]
2013May JR, 'Book Review: Transformations and Self Discovery: Stories of Women Returning to Education by Cathy Stone and Sarah O'Shea 2012 Common Ground Publications.', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 50-51 (2013) [C3]
2010May JR, 'A field of desire: visions of education in selected Australian silent films', Paedagogica Historica, 46 623-637 (2010) [C1]
2009May JR, 'A challenging vision: The teacher-student relationship in The Heartbreak Kid', Journal of Australian Studies, 33 405-415 (2009) [C1]
2009May JR, 'Schools as dangerous place: A historical perspective', Journal of Education Administration and History, 41 209-213 (2009) [C3]
2009May JR, 'Australian postwar documentary film: An arc of mirrors', Media International Australia, 173-174 (2009) [C3]
2009May JR, 'ATEA special publication: Claiming a voice: The first thirty-five years of the Australian Teacher Education Association', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 37 415-417 (2009) [C3]
2008May JR, 'Puberty Blues and the representation of an Australian comprehensive high school', History of Education Review, 37 61-67 (2008) [C1]
2007May JR, Ramsland JA, 'The disenchantment of childhood: Exploring the cultural and spatial boundaries of childhood in three Australian feature films, 1920s-1970s', Paedagogica Historica, 43 135-149 (2007) [C1]
2006May JR, 'Secrets and lies: Sex education and gendered memories of childhood's end in an Australian provincial city, 1930s-1950s', Sex Education, 6 1-15 (2006) [C1]
2006May JR, 'Imagining the secondary School : the 'pictorial turn' and representations of secondary schools in two Australian feature films of the 1970s', History of Education Review, 35 13-22 (2006) [C1]
2006May JR, 'Insistent Bodies versus the Rule: Male Sexualities and Gender Identities in the Devil's Playground', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 107-123 (2006) [C1]
2006Bennett JE, May JR, 'Introduction', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 i-ix (2006) [C3]

Co-authors: J BENNETT

2005Debenham JA, May JR, 'Making connections: a dialogue about learning and teaching in a tertiary enabling program', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 45 82-105 (2005) [C1]
2005May JR, 'A child of change: the establishment of the Open Foundation Programme in 1974', History of Education Review, 34 51-62 (2005) [C1]
2004May JR, 'Educating Rita and Peter: gender and a history of the Open Foundation Program, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1974-1994', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 9 129-147 (2004) [C1]
2003May JR, 'Of secular nuns and worldly men: Australia students from two single-sex high schools recall their teachers in the 1930's to the 1950's', Histoire de L'Education, 161-185 (2003) [C2]
2003May JR, 'The Medium and the Message: Teaching 'Australia' to Australians in Two Types of tertiary Access Courses', Crossing: the bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association, Vol 8, 1 8 (2003) [C3]
2001May JR, 'A very big change', Change: Transformations in Education, 4 19-32 (2001) [C1]
1995May JR, 'A pocket of empowerment? Women's memories of selective schooling in Newcastle, 1930s to 1950s', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 1 11-21 (1995) [C1]
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012May JR, 'Winn, Osbert Mervyn (1906-1983)', Australian Dictionary of Biography (2012) [D2]
2004May JR, 'Special Issue on Enabling Education: Guest Editor's Desk', Australian Journal of Adult Learning (2004) [D2]
2001May J, Holbrook A, 'Book Review: Love and Freedom', History Of Education (2001) [D2]

Conference (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013May JR, Bunn R, '1974-1976: The seeds of flexibility in pathways to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW', National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: ROSALIE BUNN

2013May JR, 'Desire, Denial and Death in The Fringe Dwellers (1986): coming of age as a counter-narrative of nation', Conference Program and Book of Abstracts, Leicester, United Kingdom (2013) [E3]
2013May JR, 'Brian Smith: tackling wider access and participation in an Australian University in the 1970s', Final Conference Program with Abstracts, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Queensland Australia (2013) [E3]
2012May JR, 'Lessons from the black box: Australian cinematic representations of the classroom', Combined conference of the ANZHES, Mechanics' Institutes World Wide and the 10th Australian Library History Forum, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012May JR, 'The multicultural nation at school in Australian cinema', Abstracts. International Standing Conference for the History of Education, Geneva, Switzerland (2012) [E3]
2012May JR, 'Reading the country in The Country Schoolteacher: The relevance of the history of education on film for understanding Australian nationalism', Program. 17th Biennial Conference: Canadian History of Education Association, Vancouver, BC (2012) [E3]
2011May JR, 'Suffering sexualities: Otherness and counternarratives of nation in two Australian coming of age films', Histories of Sexuality, Newcastle, Australia (2011) [E3]
2011Proctor H, May JR, 'The ties that bind: Memory and the experience of the NSW selective public high school, 1920s-1950s', Experiencing Education: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference. Programme and Abstracts 2011, Auckland, NZ (2011) [E3]
2010May JR, ''Welcome to Dante's Inferno': Gender, the nation, and the boy problem in two Australian school films of the 1980s', Double Vision: Biennial Australian Studies Conference, University of Sydney (2010) [E2]
2010May JR, 'A classroom without walls: Reviewing post-war national imaginings of Australian geography in two Australian documentaries', Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference. Program and General Information for Delegates, University of Western Australia, WA (2010) [E2]
2010May JR, 'Schooling at the periphery: In My Beginning and the experimental Koornong School, Victoria, 1939-1947', Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference Program and Abstracts, Wagga Wagga, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009May JR, 'From reel schools to real schools: Australian films and the history of education', Connections and Circuits in Histories of Education: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference Program and Abstracts 2009, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009May JR, 'ATEA in the 1980s: Context, history and identity', ATEA 2009 Conference Program, Albury, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008May JR, 'Father knows best: One woman's transition from school to work in the late 1940s', Work! Work! Work! Work and the History of Education: Program and Abstracts, University of Sydney (2008) [E3]
2008May JR, 'A challenging vision: Eros, agency and gender in The Heartbreak Kid', ASA Conference 2008. New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies. Book of Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007May JR, 'Engaging histories: Engaging the history of education on Australian silent film: The female teacher as object of desire', Australian Historical Association 2007 Regional Conference. Papers, Armidale, NSW (2007) [E2]
2006May J, 'Reflections on writing the history of a professional association: the ATEA Project', ANZHES Conference: Education, Leadership and Community, Armidale (2006) [E3]
2005May J, 'Picnics, Playgrounds and Puberty Blues: Visions of Youth and the Nation in Australian Films 1970s to the 1980s', Paper presented at the 8th Biennial EASA and InASA Conference, ReVisions of Australia: Histories, Images, Identities, Debrecen (2005) [E3]
2004Debenham JA, May JR, 'Making connections: a dialogue about learning and teaching in a tertiary enabling program', Building Foundations 2004 Conference of Enabling Educators, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E2]
2003May JR, 'From idea to reality: A history of the Open Foundation Program, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, circa 1970-1978', Bridging Education in New Zealand Proceedings of the Third Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators, Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E4]
2001May J, Jarvis R, Holbrook A, 'Migrants and education in the Hunter Region of New South Wales after World War Two', Visible Migrants 6 - Speaking to Immigrants: Oral testimony and the History of Australian Migration, Canberra (2001) [E3]
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: ALLYSON HOLBROOK

1999May J, 'Sex/gender differences in the school to work transition of forty selective school students in Newcastle, 1930s to the 1950s', NIER Mini-Conference 99: From School to Work, Callaghan (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: ALLYSON HOLBROOK

1996May JR, 'Australian womens and mens autobiographies of childhood and schooling, 1930s-1950s', Sidelights to an oral history study Conference Papers, Brisbane, Australia (1996) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004May J, 'Communities benefit from engaged members', (2004) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grushka K, Bennett J, Parkes RJ, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Falzon C, et al., 'Visual media texts: Teaching and assessing the humanities & social sciences in a post-literate age', Centre for Learning and Teaching, 18 (2013) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$57,543

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2014 (2 grants)

Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Catherine Hart, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Heather Sharp
SchemeRole
Strategic Networks GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:G1400959

Breaking the barriers: supporting and engaging mature age first-in-family university learners and their families$5,350
Funding Body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May, Dr Sarah O'Shea, Doctor Cathy Stone, Ms Janine Delahunty
SchemeRole
Commissioned Strategic ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,35020142014
GNo:G1400842

2011 (1 grants)

Visual Media Texts: Teaching and Assessing the Humanities and Social Sciences in a Post-literate Age$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECT GRANTS 2011Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:174870605

2010 (1 grants)

The Australian historical Associate Biennial Conference: Reviewing History, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 05 - 09 July 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000529

2009 (1 grants)

ANZHES Conference: Connections and circuits in histories of education, North Adelaide, 7-10 December 2009$492
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49220092009
GNo:G0900106

2007 (1 grants)

Engaging Histories - 2007 Regional Conference, University of New England, Armidale, 23/9/2007 - 26/9/2007$580
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$58020072007
GNo:G0188016

2006 (1 grants)

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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,51020062007
GNo:G0186621

2005 (1 grants)

8th Biennial European Australian Studies Association Conference. ReVision of Australia: Histories, Images, Identities, 20-24 September 2005$1,957
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,95720052005
GNo:G0185436

2004 (2 grants)

The National Conference of Enabling Educators: Building Foundations 14 to 16 July 2004$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Conference Establishment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020042004
GNo:G0183776

Social Change, Education and History ANZHES Annual Conference 2004, 7-10 December 2004$210
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21020042004
GNo:G0184954

2003 (1 grants)

3rd Annual Conference of New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators$840
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$84020032003
GNo:G0183280

2002 (1 grants)

XXIV Annual Conference: Secondary Education-Institutional, Cultural and Social History, Paris, France 9-13 July 2002$1,604
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Josephine May
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,60420022002
GNo:G0181718
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.05

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
20142018PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Principal SupervisorTurn the Switch On: The Potential Class and the Search for the Cultural Thread!
20142018PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorFinding Out About the Past Through Documentaries: The Role and Significance of Documentary Films in Informing, Educating and Influencing Historical Consciousness
20142019PhD (History)Principal SupervisorIn Search of George Wenham: an Aboriginal Anzac and the History of Denial
20142016PhD (History)Principal SupervisorDevelopment and Change in the Specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia 1950 - 2010, Retrospect and Prospect
20142020PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe women's movement in Newcastle in the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of Josephine Conway's archives
20122018PhD (Classics)Co-SupervisorThe Portrayal and Implications of Feminine Ageing in Latin Literature
20092014PhD (History)Principal SupervisorMemory, Work and Community at Teralba
20082016PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe History and Impacts of the Open Foundation Program on the Hunter and Central Coast Regions
20062015PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe College: A History of Newcastle Teachers' College, College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (History)Principal SupervisorMasculinities in American Western Films, 1950-1972: A Hyper-Linear History
2013PhD (Humanities)Principal SupervisorStorytelling Engagement in the Classroom: Observable Behavioural Cues of Children's Story Experiences
2013PhD (English)Co-SupervisorCreative Empathy: How Writers Turn Experience Not Their Own Into Literary Non-Fiction
2013PhD (History)Principal SupervisorWomen and Constructing Re-Membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations
2008PhD (History)Principal SupervisorValue to Vermin: The Donkey in Australia
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Associate Professor Josephine May

Work Phone4921 5383
Cell / Mobile Phone0418 531 553
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHistory
Office
MCG62b,
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/josephine-may