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Associate Professor Jan Gray

Associate Professor Jan Gray

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6320, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3.124
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6320
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6044
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3.124  



  • Teachers Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution.
  • PhD, Edith Cowan University, 2000.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1993.


Recent Research Grants

  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students Phase 7: 2015,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $35,238.
  • Education, active living and water: Leveraging Victoria University's research Investment,  Department of Education and Training,  CRN Program,  2011 - 2016,  $14,606,831.
  • Challenges of Participation: Governance in Anglican System Schools,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1),  2014 - 2015,  $85,148.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for Western Australian Students Phase 6,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $30,333.
  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students. Phase 5,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $15,930.
  • Increasing School Engagement,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $11,964.
  • Research and Mapping for the MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement,  Department of Education WA,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $172,668.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Positive Retention for WA Students (Clarkson Community High School),  Clarkson Community High School,  Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $20,000.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students Phase 3,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $25,723.
  • Providing Quality Retention: Enhancing Student Confidence and Satisfaction Phase 2,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $49,648.
  • Enhancing Year 12 Student Achievement. Phase 1 (Instrument Development),  Mount Lawley Senior High School,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $4,545.
  • Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Student Retention and Success in High School,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2004 - 2009,  $1,059,316.
  • Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations,  Yayasan Sampoerna - Sampoerna Foundation Teacher Institute,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $159,913.
  • 100 Schools Project,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2003 - 2009,  $502,727.
  • Balga Senior High School ICT Evaluation 2006,  Balga Senior High School,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  .
  • Phase 1 of the Year 11 Quality Retention Project,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $18,182.
  • Aboriginal Students and Numeracy Phase II,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $32,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Gray, J., Partington, G., (2012), Attendance and non-attendance at school. Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education, 261-303, Crawley, Western Australia.
  • Beresford, Q., Gray, J., (2012), Models of policy development in Aboriginal Education. Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education, 120-148, Crawley, W.A..

Journal Articles

  • Bolaji, SD., Gray, J., Campbell-Evans, G., (2015), Why do policies fail in Nigeria?. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 2(5), 57-66, USA.
  • Lyle, J., Cunningham, C., Gray, J., (2014), The New Australian Curriculum, Teachers and Change Fatigue. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(11), 45-64, Australia, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n11.4.
  • Leggett, B., Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., (2014), Opportunities Taken, Lost or Avoided: The Use of Difference of Opinion in School Decision Making. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(4), 115-124, Australia, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n4.7.
  • Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., Leggett, B., (2014), Adaptive leadership in school boards in Australia: An emergent model. School Leadership and Management, 34(5), 538-552, DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2014.938038.
  • Gray, J., Campbell-Evans, G., Leggett, B., (2013), Independent Public Schools: Boards in transition. Leading and Managing , 19(1), 72-88, Australia.

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.


  • Gray, J., Newhouse, P., Lock, G., Konza, D., Campbell-Evans, G., Budgen, F., Shean, M., (2013), Evaluation of the Fogarty EDvance Initiative: Stage 1., Perth, W.A..
  • Ure, C., Gray, J., (2012), Research and Mapping for MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement., Perth, W.A..

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Social Science (Human Services),  The Construction Of Alienated Students And Students At Educational Risk: A Study Of The Justice And Education Discourse.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Portraits Of Middle Eastern Gulf Female Students In Australian Universities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Intent To Action: Overcoming Barriers To Universal Basic Education Policy Implementation In Nigeria
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into The Challenges Teachers Face When Working In A Low Socio-economic Primary School.
  • Master of Education,  Institutional Experiences Of Female Child Migrants In Western Australia Between 1948 - 1955
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creative Reuse: How Rescued Materials Transformed My A/r/tographic Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Religious Schools In Australia's Education System: An Investigation Of The Social And Civic Implications.
  • Doctor of Education,  The Professional Development Of Tourist Police In Thailand: An Investigation Into English Communication Competency.
  • Master of Education,  Teaching Aboriginal Curriculum Content In Australian High Schools
  • Master of Education,  The Reality Of Reform: Teachers Reflecting On Curriculum Reform In Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Implementation Of Initiatives To Reform The Quality Of Education In Rural Ghanaian Junior High Schools
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School Administrators' Beliefs Regarding The Relationship Between School Improvements And Formal School Registration.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Overcoming The Challenges: How Native English-speaking Teachers Develop The English Speaking Skills Of University Students In South Korea
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Towards The Development Of Inclusive Standards In Secondary Education.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Influence Of Parents, English Teachers, Friends And Peer Group On West Australian Adolescents' Recreational Book Reading: Findings From The West Australian Study In Adolescent Book Reading (wasabr)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Knowing And Teaching: The Impact Of Teachers' Knowledge On Students' Early Literacy Achievement.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "more Than Three 'rs' In The Classroom": A Case Study Of Aboriginal Tertiary Business Education.
  • Master of Education,  International Student Perceptions Of Quality Of Learning Experiences In Vocational Education And Training
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of Money As A Context On Students' Mental Computation Performance For Years 3,5,7 And 9.
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