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Ms Janet Hunter


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5984, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.228
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5984  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5850  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.228  


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

Professional Associations

  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association
  • Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia
  • International Reading Association

Research Interests

  • Students who have literacy difficulties
  • Writing development, assessment and instruction
  • Pedagogy of writing instruction
  • Teachers’ professional knowledge for literacy instruction
  • Professional knowledge of Early Career Teachers

Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University .
  • Bachelor of Arts In Education, Edith Cowan University, 1995 .
  • Bachelor of Arts In Education, Edith Cowan University, 1994 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of the Catholic Education Western Australia Early Career Teacher Program,  Catholic Education Office of WA,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $17,200.
  • Addressing the Teacher Exodus: Enhancing Early Career Teacher Resilience and Retention in Changing Times,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2008 - 2012,  $18,573.
  • Supporting Students to improve their written literacy skills the middle and upper years primary schooling (Years 4-8),  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2010,  $152,443.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A., Pearce, J., Hunter, J., (2014), Early Career Teachers: Stories of Resilience., 124, Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-173-2.

Book Chapters

  • Faulkner, V., Rivalland, J., Hunter, J., (2010), Caught in the middle: Improving writing in the middle and upper primary years. Traditions of writing research, 198-211, New York.

Conference Publications

  • Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A., Pearce, J., Hunter, J., (2014), Promoting early career teacher resilience: a framework for understanding and acting. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice. Special issue: teachers and resilience: interdisciplinary accounts, 20(2014), 530-546, London, UK, DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2014.937957.
  • Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A., Pearce, J., Hunter, J., (2010), Conditions that support early career teacher resilience. Australian Teacher Education Association 2010 Conference Proceedings, 10p, Online.

Research Student Supervision

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