Mrs Kristen Allen

Mrs Kristen Allen

Deputy Convenor

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (English)

Career Summary

Biography

Kristen is the Deputy Program Convenor for the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.  She is also the Course Coordinator of Academic Literacies 1 and 2 - the core courses in the Newstep Program.

Research

In 2017, Kristen began her PhD in sociology where she plans to explore the successes of enabling students that occur beyond what the numerical data reveals, and look to why the definition of ‘success’ in higher education needs to be revisited in order to be more inclusive.

In 2018, Kristen was the recipient of the ELFSC New Research Concepts grant, where she explored student perceptions of academic capability and achievement against metrics of success in higher education policy and pedagogy. She presented her findings at the 2018 FABENZ conference in Wellington, NZ.

In 2017, Kristen also presented a workshop at the NAEEA conference presenting the findings of her PhD research to date, regarding the effects of limiting definitions of success on students.

In 2015, in her role as Discipline Coordinator (Humanities), Kristen undertook research on why enabling practice in assessment is at variance with first year undergraduate practice in the Humanities discipline. Kristen presented her findings at the annual NAEEA conference. 

During the same year, Kristen also co-wrote a peer-reviewed conference paper entitled "Engaging enabling students by integrating themes of social equity and justice into enabling programs".

Awards

2018 Vice Chancellor's award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning

2018 Academic Division Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning

2018 Academic Division Award for Health and Safety Excellence

2018 ELFSC Award for Health and Safety Excellence

2015 ELFCC Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Enabling Programs

Grants

2018 - New Research Concepts - $3000

2018 - New Research Concepts top-up - $500 

Teaching

After earning her Bachelor Teaching / Bachelor Arts degree (Hons), Kristen began teaching in secondary education in English and Drama. Motivated by exploring pathways to tertiary education, she accepted employment with the University of Newcastle's Newstep Program and is currently coordinating the Program's two compulsory Academic Literacies courses.

Since joining the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre in 2008, Kristen has also coordinated Australian Culture and Society, and Linguistics, as well as tutored in Foundations in Education, in the Open Foundation Program.

Governance and Administration

Deputy Program Convenor - Ourimbah (2016 - Present)

Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee - Ourimbah (2015 - Present)

Member of the ELFSC Board - Ourimbah (2017 - Present)

Discipline Coordinator (Humanities) (2015)

Academic Advisor (2009-2010)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Enabling
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teritary education

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160809 Sociology of Education 100

Professional Experience

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2016 -  Deputy Program Convenor English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Australia
1/06/2014 - 31/12/2015 Discipline Coordinator (Humanities) English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2014 -  Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Academic Literacies 1 and 2 - The core Newstep courses

English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Newstep
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2018 Academic Division Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning
University of Newcastle, Academic Division - Newcastle
2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning - Divisional Award
The University of Newcastle
2018 Academic Division Award for Health and Safety Excellence
University of Newcastle, Academic Division - Newcastle
2015 ELFSC Teaching and Learning Award
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EPHUMA137 Australian Culture and Society
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2013 - 31/12/2015
EPHUMA148 Introduction to Linguistics
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2015
EPHUMA123 Academic Literacies 2
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2019
EPHUMA122 Academic Literacies 1
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Academic Literacies 1 and 2 are the 'core' Newstep courses.
Course Coordinator 1/01/2014 - 31/12/2019
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $327,811

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


Highlighted grants and funding

New Research Concepts$3,000

Funding body: English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Funding body English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Kristen Allen

Scheme New Research Concept Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

New Research Concept 'top-up'$500

Funding body: English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Funding body English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Scheme New Research Concept Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20191 grants / $324,311

Success from the Perspective of the Successful: Low SES Students, Success and Completion in Higher Education$324,311

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Rubin, Doctor Olivia Evans, Professor Penny Jane Burke, Doctor Anna Bennett, Professor Sarah O'Shea, Mrs Kristen Allen, Nida Denson, Associate Professor Peter Howley, Doctor Suzanne MacQueen, Carmen Mills, Ryan Naylor, Maria Raciti, Ms Olivia Evans
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900344
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON Y

20182 grants / $3,500

New Research Concepts$3,000

Funding body: English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Funding body English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Kristen Allen

Scheme New Research Concept Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

New Research Concept 'top-up'$500

Funding body: English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Funding body English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Scheme New Research Concept Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Mrs Kristen Allen

Position

Deputy Convenor
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

English

Contact Details

Email kristen.allen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4348 4287

Office

Room HO1.60
Building Humanities Building
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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