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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  


Staff Qualifications

  • 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

  • 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)


  • Cunningham, C., (2011), Corrupted Principles and the Challenges of Critically Reflective Leadership., 284, Bern.

Journal Articles

  • Cunningham, C., (2015), Review: Smyth, J., Down, B., McInerney, P. & Hattam, R. (2014). Doing critical educational research: A conversation with the research of John Smyth. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(6), 152-153, Australia.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • Cunningham, C., (2014), A comparative analysis of Chinese and Australian Masters of Education students? insights into leadership and decision-making. A comparative analysis of Chinese and Australian Masters of Education students? insights into leadership and decision-making, tba, Zug, Switzerland.

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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