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Professor Jill Lawrence

Professor Jill Lawrence
Name Jill Lawrence
Position Head of School and Dean (Humanities & Communication)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q210
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1004
Extension 1004
Email
Qualifications DipEd UNE , BA UNE , GDipEdAdm DDIAE , PhD USQ
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Professor Jill Lawrence is Head of the School of Humanities and Communication at UniSQ. Jill’s professional profile radiates from her leadership in collaborating across divides to support each other support students. In her learning and teaching role this translates in her interdisciplinary work across schools, faculties and universities to build student capacity and enhance their learning outcomes. Jill’s nationally and internationally recognised research emanates from a range of collaborative projects crossing disciplines, programs and institutions. This research includes higher education research, Learning Threshold Outcomes across the Humanities disciplines in Australia, the transition experiences of the diversity of students accessing higher education, and the facilitation of diversity and inclusion in higher education contexts.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 390199 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )

Research interests
Higher education research
First year experience
Access and equity issues
Cross-cultural communication

Professional memberships
Member,The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
Member, Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
Member, Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
4 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Head of School, School of Humanities and Communication, UNISQ

Research most recent
Brown, A., Lawrence, J., Basson, M., Axelsen, M., Redmond, P., Turner, J., ... & Galligan, L. (2022). The creation of a nudging protocol to support online student engagement in higher education. Active Learning in Higher Education. Advanced Online Publication, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/14697874211039077

Brown, A., Lawrence, J., Basson, M., & Redmond, P. (2022b). A conceptual framework to enhance student online learning and engagement in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 41(2), 284-299. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1860912Brown, A., Lawrence, J., Basson, M., & Redmond, P. (2021). A conceptual framework to enhance student online learning and engagement in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, Advanced online publication, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1860912

Lawrence, J., Brown, A., Redmond, P., Maloney, S., Basson, M., Galligan L., & Turner, J. (2021). Does course specific nudging enhance student engagement, experience and success? A data-driven longitudinal tale. Student Success, 12(2), 28-37. https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.1914


Research most notable
Lawrence, J., Brown, A., Redmond, P., & Basson, M. (2019). Engaging the disengaged: Exploring the use of course-specific learning analytics and nudging to enhance online student engagement. Student Success, 10(2). 47-58. https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v10i2.1295

Lawrence, J 2009, ‘Two conceptual models for facilitating learners’ transitions to new post-school learning contexts’ in edited by J Field, J Gallacher & R Ingram ,Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning, Routledge, http://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Researching-Transitions-in-Lifelong-Learning-isbn9780415495998

Lawrence, J 2005, ‘Reconceptualising attrition and retention: integrating theoretical, research and student perspectives, Studies in Learning, Evaluation and Development, vol. 2, no.3, pp.16-33, http://sleid.cqu.edu.au


Publications in ePrints

Brown, Alice ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0306-729X and Lawrence, JillORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Basson, MaritaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9731-1128 and Redmond, PetreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 (2022) A conceptual framework to enhance student online learning and engagement in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 41 (2). pp. 284-299. ISSN 0729-4360

Brown, Alice ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0306-729X and Lawrence, JillORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Basson, MaritaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9731-1128 and Axelsen, MeganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8858-2049 and Redmond, PetreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Turner, JoannaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4106-6295 and Maloney, Suzanne and Galligan, LindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8156-8690 (2022) The creation of a nudging protocol to support online student engagement in higher education. Active Learning in Higher Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1469-7874

Kossen, Christopher and Kiernan, Eleanor F. and Lawrence, Jill E.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 (2021) Communicating for success. Pearson Australia Group, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9780655702399

Lawrence, Jill ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Brown, AliceORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0306-729X and Redmond, PetreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Maloney, Suzanne and Basson, MaritaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9731-1128 and Galligan, LindaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8156-8690 and Turner, JoannaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4106-6295 (2021) Does Course Specific Nudging Enhance Student Engagement, Experience and Success?: A Data-Driven Longitudinal Tale. Student Success, 12 (2). pp. 28-37. ISSN 2205-0795

Azitoni, Remal and Dashwood, AnnORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7311-3765 and Lawrence, JillORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 (2020) Revealing teachers’ motivational strategies in Libyan English as a Foreign Language Classrooms. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (4). pp. 762-771. ISSN 1475-7192

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 390199 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )