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Dr Russell Waugh

Dr Russell Waugh


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1982.
  • Master of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1980.
  • Bachelor of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1976.
  • Master of Science, Macquarie University, 1972.
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia, 1963.


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • Investigating the feasibility of using digital representations of work for authentic and reliable performance assessment in senior secondary school courses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2007 - 2011,  $714,679.
  • Early intervention: A preventative approach to medical procedures with young children.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2000 - 2001,  $20,960.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Elderfield, J., Waugh, R., (2011), HighStakes State-Wide Testing of the Learning Environment Outcomes: The Case of Numeracy. Applications of Rasch Measurement in Learning Environments Research, 19-43, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Neilson, R., Waugh, R., Konza, D., (2011), A Rasch Analysis of the Astronaut Invented Spelling Test: The Early Literacy Learning Environment for Young Children. Applications of Rasch Measurement in Learning Environments Research, 45-75, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Journal Articles

  • Richmond, J., Waugh, R., Konza, D., (2015), Visually discriminating upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers. Journal of Applied Measurement, 16(1), 24-40, Maple Grove, MN, USA.
  • Leitao, N., Waugh, R., (2012), A Rasch measure of teachers' views of teacher-student relationships in the primary school. Journal of Applied Measurement, 13(4), 403-427, Maple Grove, MN, USA.

Conference Publications

  • Witten, H., Waugh, R., Gray, J., (2012), School Administrators' Beliefs That School Improvements Were Due to Formal School Registration: A Rasch Measurement. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Proceedings, 21, Sydney.
  • Witten, H., Waugh, R., Gray, J., (2012), School administrators' beliefs that actual school improvements were due to formal school registration: Guttman scales and their inter-correlations. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Proceedings, 21, Sydney, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Computerized Adaptive Tests In Mathematics For Primary School In Thailand.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Preschool Children's Information Processing And Emotional Behaviour In Social Conflict Situations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  University Students' Receptivity To Peers With Disabilities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Lecturer Receptivity To A Major New Policy Change In The Context Of Planned Change At Rajabhats In Thailand.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of Classical Music On Painting Quality: Attitude And Behaviour For Students With Severe Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School Administrators' Beliefs Regarding The Relationship Between School Improvements And Formal School Registration.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Student English Achievement, Attitude And Behaviour In Bilingual And Monolingual Schools In Aceh, Indonesia
  • Master of Education,  Differences Between 'means-on-means' And 'multi-level Modelling' Methods In Analysing Student Outcome Data For Numeracy.
  • Master of Education,  International Student Perceptions Of Quality Of Learning Experiences In Vocational Education And Training
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Student Beliefs About The Content Of Religious And Science Courses In Catholic Secondary Schools In Perth.
  • Doctor of Education,  Student And Teacher-identified Attitudes And Needs At The Australian Islamic College

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Year 7 Student's English Reading Comprehension, And Attitudes And Behaviurs: Genre-based Versus Traditional Teaching Methods In Thailand.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School Aged Children: Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Teacher-student Relationships In Primary Schools In Perth

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Developing The English Oral Competency Of Tourism Industry Students In Northern Thailand By Means Of A Genre-based Approach.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  English Reading Comprehension Of Thai Undergraduates: Li/l2 Usage, Strategies, Texts And Problems.
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