Bachelor of Professional Studies with Second Class Honours, Murdoch University.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia.
Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2010.
Recent Research Grants
Using songs and chants to foster primary school children's English language acquisition in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam - a case study, Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training, VIED - Scholarship,
2017 - 2021, $60,000.
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, $240,000.
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)
Barwood, D., Penney, D., Cunningham, C., (2017), A paradox or a culture of acceptance? The idiosyncratic workforce delivering health education in lower secondary government schools in Western Australia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, TBA(TBA), 1-17, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/18377122.2017.1362955.
Barwood, D., Cunningham, C., Penney, D., (2016), 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. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(11), 15-30, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n11.2.
Cunningham, C., Coy, N., (2014), Understanding the need for fine-grained assessment. Australian Educational Leader, 36(3), 6-9, Minnis Journals.
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, David Publishing, 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, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n11.4.
Cunningham, C., (2014), Decision-Making Processes and Educational Leadership in Australia. Leading and Managing, 20(1), 11-31, Australia.
Cunningham, C., Jackson, S., (2014), Leadership and the Australian Greens. Leadership, 11(1), 1-16, United Kingdom, Sage Publications Ltd., DOI: 10.1177/1742715013498407.
Cunningham, C., (2013), The Australian Baccalaureate: A preliminary study. Curriculum Perspectives, 33(3), 46-57, Australia, Australian Curriculum Studies Association.
Cunningham, C., (2012), Critically Reflective Leadership. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(4), 46-58, Australia, Social Science Press.
Research Student Supervision
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
Master of Education, The Reality Of Reform: Teachers Reflecting On Curriculum Reform In Western Australia