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Associate Professor Graeme Lock

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6529, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.144
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6529  
Facsimile: (61 8)  9370 6690  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.144  


Graeme is an Associate Professor for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2011 - American Educational Research Association
  • 2009 - Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
  • 2005 - Australian Teacher Education Association
  • 1989 - Australian Council for Educational Leaders
  • 1988 - Australian Association for Research in Education

Research Interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Rural education
  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Educational policy

Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education, Nedlands College .
  • Master of Education, Other WA higher ed institution .
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning Technologies, Curtin University of Technology, 2002 .
  • Post Grad Dip of Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1989 .
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Edith Cowan University, 1984 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2015,  $230,010.
  • A study for an objective measure of effort to understand test performance: Psychometric intelligence, effort intensity, and reaction time,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012,  $18,312.
  • Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) - AISWA,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $209,091.
  • The Burden of Compliance: The Implications and Unintended Consequences for School Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2013,  $26,230.
  • Investigating Building a Career Pathway Using the AITSL Teacher Standards,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2012,  $12,940.
  • Evaluating Contextualised Professional Learning for School and Teacher Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2011,  $49,997.
  • Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools ,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Competitive Grants,  2010,  $15,500.
  • The Western Australian Department of Education's Remote Teaching Service Mentoring Project,  Department of Education WA,  Grant,  2010,  $13,799.
  • Renewing Rural and Regional Teacher Education Curriculum,  Deakin University,  Grant - Australian Learning and Teaching Council,  2009 - 2011,  $9,776.
  • Principals as Literacy Leaders,  Australian Primary Principals Association Incorporated,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $534,800.
  • Renewing Rural Teacher Education: Sustaining Schooling for Sustainable Futures,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery,  2008 - 2011,  $9,000.
  • Evaluating Contextualised Professional Learning for Educational Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2010,  $25,410.
  • Teaching and Leading in Remote Schools: Cases from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2009,  $18,667.
  • Evaluation of the Innovative Design for Enhancing Achievement in Schools (IDEAS) Program in 10 Government Secondary Schools,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2009,  $57,782.
  • Reflective practice, professional learning and educational partnerships: Effecting change in classroom settings,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $108,833.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Dempster, N., Konza, D., Robson, G., Gaffney, M., Lock, G., McKennariey, K., (2012), Principals as literacy leaders: Confident, credible and connected., 105, Kingston, ACT.
  • Reid, J., White, S., Green, B., Lock, G., Cooper, M., Hastings, W., (2012), TERRAnova: Renewing Teacher Education for Rural and Regional Australia. Volume 2: Case Study Reports., 2, , 369, Charles Sturt University, NSW..
  • Lim, CP., Cock, K., Lock, G., Brook, C., (2009), Innovative Practices in Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Asia-Pacific Perspective. Contemporary Approaches to Research in Learning Innovations, 186, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Book Chapters

  • Brook, C., Lock, G., (2010), Reflective practice, professional learning, and educational partnerships: Effecting change in classroom settings. Comparative blended learning pratices and environments, 188-203, New York.
  • Lock, G., Yardley, B., (2009), Managing school-university partnerships at Edith Cowan University. Innovative practices in pre-service teacher education: An Asia-Pacific perspective, 55-67, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Yardley, B., Lock, G., Walsh, B., (2009), Implementing a professional learning journal in a pre-service teacher education course. Innovative Practices in Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Asia-Pacific Perspective, 173-186, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Journal Articles

  • Lock, G., Lummis, G., (2014), Complying with school accountability requirements and the impact on school leaders. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 58-69, Australia.
  • Kline, J., White, S., Lock, G., (2013), The Rural Practicum: Preparing a Quality Teacher Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 28(3), 1-13, United States.
  • Barnes, B., Lock, G., (2013), Student Perceptions of Effective Foreign Language Teachers: a Quantitative Investigation from a Korean University. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(2), 19-36, Australia.
  • Pilkington, K., Lock, G., (2013), Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools: The Western Australian Experience. Leading and Managing, 19(1), 89-102, Australia.
  • Trinidad, S., Broadley, T., Terry, E., Boyd, D., Lock, G., Sharplin, E., Ledger, S., (2013), Regional Resilience: Pre-Service Teacher Preparation to Teach in the Bush. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(2), 43-52, Australia.
  • Pilkington, K., Lock, G., (2012), Education Direct: An Alternative Entry Pathway to Pre-service Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(8), 32-45, Australia.
  • Lock, G., Budgen, F., Oakley, G., Lunay, R., (2012), The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Principal: Tales from Remote Western Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(2), 65-77, Australia.
  • Gaffney, M., Dawson, L., Lock, G., (2012), Supporting primary school principals as literacy leaders: The role of literacy achievement advisors. Leading and Managing, 18(2), 62-78.
  • Lock, G., Budgen, F., Lunay, R., Oakley, G., (2012), Welcome to the Outback: The Paradoxes of Living and Teaching in Remote Western Australian Schools. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(3), 117-135, Australia.
  • Trinidad, S., Sharplin, E., Lock, G., Ledger, S., Boyd, D., Terry, E., (2011), Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools. Education in Rural Australia , 21(2), 111-120, Charles Sturt Uni.
  • Oakley, G., Lock, G., Budgen, F., Hamlett, B., (2011), Pre-service teachers' attendance at lectures and tutorials; why don't they turn up?. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(5), 31-47, Australia.
  • White, S., Lock, G., Hastings, W., Cooper, M., Reid, J., Green, B., (2011), Investing in sustainable and resilient rural social space: Lessons for teacher education. Education in Rural Australia , 21(1), 67-78, Charles Sturt University.
  • Barnes, B., Lock, G., (2010), The attributes of effective lecturers of English as a foreign language as perceived by students in a Korean university. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35(1), 139-152, Australia.
  • Reid, J., Green, B., Cooper, M., Hastings, W., Lock, G., White, S., (2010), Regenerating rural social space? Teacher education for rural-regional sustainability. Australian Journal of Education, 54(3), 262-276, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia.
  • Lock, G., Reid, J., Green, B., Hastings, W., Cooper, M., White, S., (2009), Researching rural-regional (teacher) education in Australia. Education in Rural Australia, 19(2), 31-44, Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Gower, G., Lummis, G., Lock, G., (2013), Best practice in Indigenous research: The role of cultural competency in building relationships, trust and cooperation between Indigenous communities and researchers., n/a.
  • White, S., Lock, G., Hastings, W., Reid, J., Green, B., Cooper, M., (2009), Supporting Beginning Rural Teachers: Lessons from Successful Schools. Australian Teacher Education Association Annual Conference Proceedings, 1-15, Albury, NSW.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Alignment Of Intended Learning Outcomes, Curriculum And Assessment In A Middle School Science Curriculum..
  • Master of Education,  Developing A Common Understanding Of A Teacher Competency Framework Through Video Analysis: Experiences Of Middle School Literacy Teachers..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Perspectives On Differentiation In Practice: An Interpretive Study From Teaching Japanese As A Second Language In Western Australian Secondary Schools.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Parent-teacher Interactions: A Study Of The Dynamics Of Social Influence..
  • Master of Education,  A Study Of Feelings Of Alienation Among Relief Teachers Servicing Western Australian Government Metropolitan Primary Schools.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exceptional Connections: A Cross-cultural Exploration Of The Actual Teacher Behaviours That Contribute To Positive Relationships With Gifted Secondary Students And Secondary Students With Emotional/behavioural Disorders..

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Curriculum Leadership Role Of Middle Managers In Middle Schools..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Sustainment Of Early Childhood Teachers In The Classroom..
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