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Dr Christine Cunningham

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6807, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.147
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6807
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.147  



  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (Education), Murdoch University.
  • Post Grad Dip of Education, The University of Western Australia.
  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Murdoch University, 2010.


Recent Research Grants

  • Learner's reticence in English classes: a case study of Vietnamese tertiary students,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2020,  $80,000.
  • The study on the curriculum of Business English major for Business English major undergraduates in Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2020,  $120,000.
  • Research Project to Measure the Effectiveness of the Department of Education Western Australia Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) Foundation Program,  Department of Education WA,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $5,575.
  • A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Australian Masters of Education Students' Insights into Leadership Models,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $22,555.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Cunningham, C., Jackson, S., (2014), Leadership and the Australian Greens. Leadership, 11(1), 1-16, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/1742715013498407.
  • Cunningham, C., Coy, N., (2014), Understanding the need for fine-grained assessment. Australian Educational Leader, 36(3), 6-9.
  • Cunningham, C., (2014), Decision-Making Processes and Educational Leadership in Australia. Leading and Managing, 20(1), 11-31, Australia.
  • Cunningham, C., (2014), Educational Leadership: What can China teach the West about inclusive decision making practices?. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 11(9), 773-789, USA, DOI: 10.17265/1548-6591/2014.09.005.
  • 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.
  • Cunningham, C., (2013), The Australian Baccalaureate: A preliminary study. Curriculum Perspectives, 33(3), 46-57, Australia.
  • Cunningham, C., (2012), Critically Reflective Leadership. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(4), 46-58, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  What We Know, What We Do And What We Could Do: Creating An Understanding Of The Delivery Of Health Education In Lower Secondary Government Schools In Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  The Reality Of Reform: Teachers Reflecting On Curriculum Reform In Western Australia
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