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Dr Douglas Eacersall

Dr Douglas Eacersall
Name Douglas Eacersall
Position Learning Advisor (Higher Degree Research)
Section Library Services
Office R210
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2223
Extension 2223
Email
Qualifications BA Griffith , GDipFET USQ , MAppLing USQ , PhD Qld

As an academic at USQ, the Learning Advisor works with students enrolled in Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs, and collaborates with other university staff, to support student learning and development. The Learning Advisor provides one-to-one consultations, as well as developing and delivering teaching and learning resources for HDR students, and working with academic staff and researchers to identify and address student learning needs. The Learning Advisor participates in relevant scholarship to enhance support for research at USQ.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Education ( 130000 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 200200 )
  • Historical Studies ( 210300 )

Research interests
Higher Education, Research Training and Development, Researcher Development, Student Learning and Development, Technology Enhanced Learning, Identity, Masculinity, Cultural identity, Popular Culture

Professional memberships
Queensland College of Teachers
Martial Arts Studies Research Network
University of Oxford TORCH Network

Currently teaching courses/programs
HDR Library and Information Tutorial

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
6 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Divisional Research and Research Training Committee member

Research most recent
Bartlett, C., & Eacersall, D. (forthcoming). Reflections on confirmation of candidature. In T. Machin, M. Clara and P.A. Danaher (Eds.), Traversing the doctorate: Reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators. Palgrave Macmillan.

Sherwin, L., Darnell, T., Eacersall, D., Kelly, T., & Peters, E. (2018, December). Library Research Support Team: HDR Library and Information Tutorial. Poster presented at the Learning and Teaching Celebration, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Eacersall, D. (2017, November). Quest for student success: A cross-disciplinary exploration of the learning and development needs of online students in a regional university. Paper presented at the 13th biennial conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning, Deakin University, Australia.


Research most notable
Eacersall, D. (2017). Quest for student success: An exploration of the learning and development needs of Higher Degree by Research students at a regional university. Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland.

Parker, M., McGilvray, J., Harper, M., Emmerson, M., Norris, L., Eacersall, D., & Terry, P. (2016, July). ReDTRain: Supporting and engaging research students. Poster presented at the Post Graduate Student Experience National Symposium. Bond University, Australia.

Kimmins, L., Eacersall, D., Devi, A., Kek, M., Frederiks, A., Emmerson, M., Thangavelu, A., Dickson, B., & McCarthy, E. (2016). Meet-Up program: Peer learning for success. Poster presented at the Learning and Teaching Celebration, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, 2016.

Kek, M., Padro, F., Kimmins, L., Frederiks, A., Ayriss, P., Emmerson, M., Thangavelu, A., Dickson, B., McCarthy, E., Devi, A., Eacersall, D., & Atwell, B. (2016). The Learning Centre: Supporting student success. Poster presented at the Learning and Teaching Celebration, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Eacersall, D. (2015). The old and the new: Chinese boxing and the integration of traditional and modern Chinese identities. Paper presented at the Imperial Identities: Intersections and Transformations Symposium, Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

Eacersall, D. (2015). Myths, legends and history: Constructing identity in the reconstruction and reinvention of Western martial pursuits. Paper presented at the 10th biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Queensland, Australia.

Hatoss, A., O’Neill, S., & Eacersall, D. (2012). Career choices: Linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia. Linguistics and Education. 23(1), 16-30.

Hatoss, A., & Eacersall, D. (2008). ARC, African Languages Discovery Project Report. Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland.


Publications in ePrints

Bartlett, Cristy L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7763-9724 and Eacersall, Douglas C. (2019) Confirmation of candidature: an autoethnographic reflection from the dual identities of student and research administrator. In: Traversing the doctorate: reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 29-56. ISBN 978-3-030-23730-1

Hatoss, Aniko and O'Neill, Shirley and Eacersall, Douglas (2012) Career choices: linguistic and educational socialization of Sudanese-background high-school students in Australia. Linguistics and Education, 23 (1). pp. 16-30. ISSN 0898-5898