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Dr Deborah Callcott

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6233, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.151
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6233  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.151  


Deborah is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • Durham Road School
  • Lifeplan Recreation and Leisure Association Inc.

Research Interests

  • Movement in young children
  • Movement based interventions for learning disabilities
  • Physical and health education

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009 .
  • Bachelor of Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1987 .
  • Associateship, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1978 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Designing and Evaluating Employee Skills to Work Effectively with Emergency Service Volunteers,  Department of Fire and Emergency Services,  Tender,  2012 - 2013,  $30,000.
  • Retained Primary Reflexes in Pre Primary Aged Indigenous Children and its Effect on Motor Ability and School Readiness,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $24,363.
  • Fundamental movement skills project,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $14,100.

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.
  • Callcott, D., Knaus, M., Warren, J., Wenban, A., (2014), "Network Teach": How a student led organisation supports the transition to university. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(8), 1 - 13, Australia.
  • Callcott, D., Hammond, L., Hill, S., (2014), The synergistic effect of teaching a combined explicit movement and phonological awareness program to preschool aged students. Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(4 (Online first)), 13, DOI: 10.1007/s10643-014-0652-7.
  • Callcott, D., (2012), Retained primary reflexes in pre-primary-aged Indigenous children: The effect on movement ability and school readiness. Australasian Journal of early Childhood, 37(2), 132-140, Deakin West, ACT, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Numeracy Support For Year Two Students.
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