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Dr Brenda Hamlett

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 08 9370 6646, Mobile: 0439 692 088, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.150
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  08 9370 6646  
Mobile: 0439 692 088  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.150  


Brenda is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Science for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2009 - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
  • 2000 - Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
  • 2000 - Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA)
  • 1996 - Mathematics Association of WA (MAWA)

Research Interests

  • Pre-service teacher competence in mathematics and science
  • Retention or quality control of first year students

Staff Qualifications

  • Grad Dip of Science Eductaion, Western Australian Institute of Technology .
  • Master of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology .
  • Certificate IV, TAFE WA .
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, England .
  • Certificate of Education, England .
  • PhD, Curtin University of Technology, 2012 .
  • Teachers Higher Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution, 1978 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • Hamlett, B., (2009), Supporting pre-service primary teachers to improve their mathematics content knowledge. Proceedings of the 19th Annual ECUlture conference held in Perth. Conducted by the Centre for Learning and Development, Edith Cowan University. , N/A, Perth.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Teacher Torque: Do Questions Encourage Students To Think?.
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