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Professor Jill Lawrence

Professor Jill Lawrence
Name Jill Lawrence
Position Head of School (Humanities & Communication)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q210
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1004
Extension 1004
Qualifications DipEd UNE , BA UNE , GDipEdAdm DDIAE , PhD USQ
Executive Support

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 )

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
CMS1008 Building Professional Nursing Attributes A
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences
NUR1102 Literacies and Communication for Health Care

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Dean (Students) Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

Research most recent
Thomas, T., Allen, P., Jones, A., Lawrence, J., Cole, B. & Sheridan Burns, L. (2017). Strategies for leading academics to rethink humanities and social sciences curricula in the context of discipline standards. International Journal for Academic Development, 22(2), 120-133. doi: .org/10.1080/1360144X.2017.1285239

Lawrence, J. & Brodie, L. 2016, Advocate, strategist or dogsbody: the Associate Dean (Student's) role in shaping and managing students' expectations in consumer focused higher education, Proceedings of the First Year in Higher Education Conference, Perth, July 2016. Available from URL: papers14/08A.pdf

Kong, E, Harmsworth, S., Rajaeian, M., Parkes, G. Bishop, S., Al Mansouri, B., Lawrence, J. (2016) University transition challenges for first year domestic CALD students from refugee backgrounds: a case study from an Australian regional university. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56 (2). pp. 170-197. ISSN 1443-1394

Research most notable
Burton, L, Lawrence, J., Dashwood, A & Brown, A 2013, Producing pedagogy: Developing, contextualising and evaluating an institutional approach to learning and teaching, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London

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,

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,

Publications in ePrints

Lawrence, Jill and Brown, Alice and Redmond, PetreaORCID: and Basson, MaritaORCID: (2019) Engaging the disengaged: exploring the use of course specific learning analytics and nudging to enhance online student engagement. Student Success, 10 (2 (SI)). pp. 47-58.

Huijser, Henk and Kek, Megan Y.C.A. and Abawi, Lindy A. and Lawrence, Jill (2019) Leveraging creativity to engage students in an agile ecology for learning. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 2 (3). pp. 138-153.

Lawrence, Jill and Burton, Lorelle J. (2018) Setting SMART goals for psychological case reports. In: The elements of psychological case report writing in Australia. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 29-41. ISBN 978-0-8153-6717-8

Clark, Jennifer and Jones, Adrian and Thomas, Theda and Allen, Pamela and Cole, Bronwyn and Lawrence, Jill and Sheridan-Burns, Lynette and Wallace, Joy (2018) Teaching the History Threshold Learning Outcomes to First-Year Students. In: Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards. Springer Nature, Singapore, Singapore, pp. 59-87. ISBN 9789811300462

Thomas, Theda and Rechter, Sue and Wallace, Joy and Allen, Pamela and Clark, Jennifer and Cole, Bronwyn and Sheridan-Burns, Lynette and Jones, Adrian and Lawrence, Jill (2017) Designing first-year sociology curricula and practice. Asian Social Science, 13 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1911-2017

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