Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Education

Local Section Navigation

Help us improve our content by rating this page.

Page rating system

We'd love you to leave some comments to help us understand your rating. If you'd rather not, just click Submit.

You are here: Main Content

Dr Fiona Budgen

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6723, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.153
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6723  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.153  


Fiona is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Research Interests

  • Primary mathematics and education
  • Student engagement and retention at university

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, 2004.
  • Grad Dip of Science Eductaion, Curtin University of Technology, 1996.
  • Diploma, England, 1976.


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Budgen, F., (2012), Focus on learning: Building rockets and submarines at Leaside High School. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Issues, reflections, and ways forward, 12-23, New York.

Journal Articles

  • Budgen, F., Main, S., Callcott, D., Hamlett, B., (2014), The First Year at University: Giving Social Capital a Sporting Chance. Australian Journal of Teacher Edcation, 39(7), 157-172,, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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..

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Numeracy Support For Year Two Students
Skip to top of page