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
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., 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, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n11.2.
Cunningham, C., Jackson, S., (2014), Leadership and the Australian Greens. Leadership, 11(1), 1-16, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/1742715013498407.
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.
Cunningham, C., (2014), Decision-Making Processes and Educational Leadership in Australia. Leading and Managing, 20(1), 11-31, Australia.
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., Coy, N., (2014), Understanding the need for fine-grained assessment. Australian Educational Leader, 36(3), 6-9.
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
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