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Assoc Prof Martin Kerby

Assoc Prof Martin Kerby
Name Martin Kerby
Position Associate Professor (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A238
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4617
Extension 4617
Email
Qualifications BA Qld , GDipT McAuleyColl , GDipArts ACU , MA AmericanMilitary , PhD ANU

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education ( 130300 )
  • Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210299 )
  • Historical Studies ( 210300 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Heritage ( 430299 )

Research interests
Kerby’s research focuses on both educational and historical areas. In the field of education he has investigated links between schools and universities, mentoring, and multiliteracies. His historical focus encompasses school museums as sites for learning, biography, military history, Australian involvement in the Great War, the nature of historical inquiry, and artistic and cultural responses to conflict. Kerby has published six sole-authored research books: 'Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace' (2016); 'Nudgee ANZACS' (2015); 'Nudgee: A Life' (2014); 'Undying Echoes: A History of Nudgee College at War' (Kerby, 2002); 'Where Glory Awaits: A History of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace at War' (Kerby, 2005); and 'Of Great and Good Men: A History of St Joseph’s Nudgee College 1st XV and 1st XIII' (Kerby, 2010).

In 2008 Kerby was awarded a national Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) ‘Remembering Their Service’ Grant (Canberra, ACT). This grant contributed to the construction of one of Australia's largest school based museums which houses a collection of nationally significant material.

In 2008 Kerby was awarded a place and attended the nationally competitive Australian Government National Summer School Scholarship for Teachers of History (Australian National University). He subsequently completed his PhD titled: "Watching from the Wings: The Life of Sir Philip Gibbs 1877 - 1962" at the Australian National University in 2011.

In 2013 Kerby was awarded a Department of Veteran Affairs grant to support commemoration activities and research marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War which also contributed to the nationally significant collection of social, cultural, artistic and sporting memorabilia held in the St Joseph's Nudgee College Museum.

During February 2013 Kerby was awarded a competitive Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to undertake a second PhD to further my study of the methodology of Biography/Life Writing through an investigation of the life of Sir Henry (Harry) Gullett.

In 2015 Kerby was awarded a federal ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund - Public Grants Program, one of 32 successful applications and the only school/university partnership. This grant augmented a 2014 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grant. The artistic outputs from the grants were showcased on October 24, 2015 at St Joseph's Nudgee College. This was followed by a grant from the Queensland Government Anzac Centenary Small Grants Program - Spirit of Service for a project exploring the effect of the First World War on the people of Queensland. The outputs from this grant were presented in October, 2017.

In 2017 Kerby received the USQ Publication Excellence Award - Authored Book (Second Place) for "Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace" (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2018 he received second place in the USQ Unit-Specific Publication Excellence Award and third place in 2019. Kerby was a 2018 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow at the State Library of Queensland. These competitive Fellowships were awarded for projects that focus on new insights into the Queensland experience of WW1 and its aftermath. His project was titled 'A War Imagined: Queenslanders and the Great War'.

Kerby and Professor Margaret Baguley were recently awarded a 2019/20 Princeton University Library Research Grant to undertake a month long fully funded residency for their project titled 'Encountering the Wind from the East: The artistic voice of Mary Shepard'.

During 2020 Dr Kerby was one of a team awarded a USQ Learning and Teaching Open Educational Practice (OEP) Grant for the project titled 'Exploring social justice, democracy, human rights and citizenship: Engaging tertiary students through an open history textbook initiative'. He is also the Chief Investigator on a USQ Capacity Building Research Grant titled 'Counter Memorials/Monuments and the Australian Commemorative Landscape'.

Professional memberships
Member of Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Executive Member Art Education Australia (AEA)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Sem 1
EDM8008: Inquiring through the Humanities (CE)
EDM5006: Signature Pedagogies (CE)
RSH8001: Research Methodologies (CE)

Sem 2
EDM8008: Inquiring through the Humanities (CE)
EDU8111: Emerging Environments for Learning (CE)
RSH8001: Research Methodologies (CE)
EDS4404: Secondary History Curriculum (Moderator)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
22 Years

Research most recent
Baguley, M., Kerby, M., MacDonald, A., & Cruickshank, V. (2020). Strangers on a train: the politics of collaboration. The Australian Educational Researcher. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-020-00386-9

Barton, M., Baguley, M., Kerby, M., & MacDonald, A. (2020). Investigating the assessment practices within an Initial Teacher Education program in an Australian university: Staff perceptions and practices. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(3). https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte

Kerby, M., & Baguley, M. (2020). ‘The bully of the world’: The Queensland Press and Germany, August 1914 – April 1915. Media History. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2020.1739516

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret and Lowien, Nathan and Ayre, Kay (2019) Australian not by blood, but by character: soldiers and refugees in Australian children's picture books. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 309-326. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Kerby, Martin and Bywaters, Malcom and Baguley, Margaret (2019) Australian war memorials: a nation reimagined. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 553-573. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5


Research most notable
Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret and McDonald, Janet, eds. (2019) The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States, and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret (2019) The year in between: 1917, Passchendaele, and the Queensland press. Media, War and Conflict. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1750-6352

Kerby, M. (2016). 'Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace'. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.


Publications in ePrints

Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and Kerby, MartinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 (2021) A beautiful and devilish thing: children’s picture books and the 1914 Christmas Truce. Visual Communication. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1470-3572

Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Baguley, MargaretORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and Gehrmann, Richard and Bedford, AlisonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6708-9896 (2021) Frontline heroes: bush fires, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Queensland Press. Media, War and Conflict. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1750-6352

Cruickshank, Vaughan and Kerby, MartinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Baguley, MargaretORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 (2021) How do pre-service male primary teachers cope with gender related challenges? Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 46 (1):5. pp. 74-88.

Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 (2021) Not quite the true believer: Henry (Harry) Gullett at the Paris Peace Conference. History - The Journal of the Historical Association, 106 (369). pp. 65-85. ISSN 0018-2648

Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and Kerby, MartinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and MacDonald, Abbey and Cruickshank, Vaughan (2021) Strangers on a train: the politics of collaboration. The Australian Educational Researcher, 48. pp. 183-208. ISSN 0311-6999

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210299 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Heritage ( 430299 )