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Associate Professor Andrew Guilfoyle

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5192, Mobile: 0439745046, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.204
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5192  
Mobile: 0439745046  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.204  


Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Murdoch University, 2001 .
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), Murdoch University, 1992 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Save the Children's Dampier Peninsula Indigenous Parenting Support Services,  Save the Children Australia,  Save the Children Aus - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $180,876.
  • Street Presence: A Critical Analysis of Engagement of Youth at Risk in a Participatory Action Research Project,  Save the Children Australia,  Save the Children Aus - Grant,  2013,  $5,909.
  • Evaluation of Save the Children's: It takes a Village Multicultural Early Learning Program,  Save the Children Fund WA,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $27,273.
  • Developing the monitoring and evaluation framework for Save the Children's Dampier Peninsula Indigenous Parenting Support Services,  Save the Children Australia,  Save the Children Aus - Grant,  2011,  $7,676.
  • Supporting Children After Separation Programme,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $28,640.
  • Research of Participation in Organised Sport and Recreation by People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Backgrounds,  Department of Sport and Recreation WA,  Grant,  2008,  $29,270.
  • Evaluation of the SAAP v Innovation and Investment Fund Family and Domestic Violence Early Intervention Pilot Outreach Projects,  Department for Child Protection,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $27,273.
  • Empowering Young Children and Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds,  Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $15,699.
  • Fit for Life Workplace Health Promotion,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $36,228.
  • Consultant to Indigenous child care plan tender FACS/05/T432,  Department of Family and Community Services,  Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $361,805.
  • Young People's Participation in Communities (Indicators and Performance Measures) - Scoping Study,  National Youth Affairs Research Scheme,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $20,000.
  • Making visible the hidden: Discourse analysis as a means to identify the support needs of palliative care carers,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Ferguson, C., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Guilfoyle, A., (2012), The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and speeding behaviour of young drivers. In Advances in Traffic Psychology, 149-156, London.

Journal Articles

  • Veldman, J., Guilfoyle, A., (2014), Indigenous Higher Education Graduates Challenging Stereotypes: An Ecological Approach to Resilience. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 14(1), 1-15, USA.
  • Guilfoyle, A., La Rosa, A., Botsis, S., Butler-O'Halloran, B., (2014), Perinatal Mental Health, Ecological Systems, and Social Support: Refugee Women and Facilitated Playgroup. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 3(4), 52-66.
  • Brand, R., Loh, J., Guilfoyle, A., (2014), Young African female refugees' sense of acculturation and community connection in Western Australia. Australian Community Psychologist, 26(2), 90-109.
  • Harman, B., Guilfoyle, A., O'Connor, M., (2014), Why mothers attend playgroup. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(4), 131-137, Australia.
  • Harryba, S., Guilfoyle, A., Knight, S., (2013), Intercultural Interactions: Understanding the Perspectives of University Staff Members, International and Domestic Students. International Journal of Learning, 18(12), 15-34, United States.
  • Jenkinson, R., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Children?s School Readiness: The Perspectives of African Refugee Mothers in a Supported Playgroup. The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 19(4), 1-14, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
  • Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Racism, Pedagogy, and `Cultural Competency? of Psychology Students Working with Aboriginal Communities. International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, 19(3), 255-268.
  • Veldman, J., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Racism and Resilience in Australian Aboriginal Graduates? Experiences of Higher Education. The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19(4), 107-120, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
  • Holter, M., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Because She?s Always on My Side: Identity, Friendships, and Parental Support within a Whole School Pastoral Care Program for Adolescent Girls. The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, 19(3), 45-57, Champaign, Illinois.
  • La Rosa, A., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Maternal Humanitarian Entrants? ?Me Time?: How Social Support Works in a Facilitated Playgroup. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, 3(1), 43-56.
  • Ayres, R., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Social Support and Sense of Community for Mature Age Women Studying Psychology. The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, 19(4), 29-43, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
  • McLaughlin, B., Guilfoyle, A., (2013), Experiences of Parenting among Burmese Refugee Mothers: Social Support in a Playgroup. The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 19(4), 35-49, USA.
  • Harryba, S., Guilfoyle, A., Knight, S., (2012), Challenges Faced by University Staff Members when Providing Services to International Students: An Australian Perspective. The International Journal of Learning, 18(6), 15-36, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Harryba, S., Guilfoyle, A., Knight, S., (2012), Understanding the Challenges of Accessing University Support Services: The Perspectives of Staff Members and International Students. The International Journal of Learning, 18(6), 263-290, Melbourne.
  • Cavazzi, T., Guilfoyle, A., Sims, M., (2011), A Phenomenological Study of Foster Caregivers? Experiences of Formal and Informal Support. Illinois Child Welfare, 5(1), 125-141.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Sims, M., (2011), Cortisol Changes and the Quality of Child Care in Australian Preschool and Kindergarten Children. Illinois Child Welfare, 5(1), 33-46.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Banham, V., Cavazzi, T., Napolitano-Lincoln, R., (2011), An Ecological Approach to Supporting Children after Parental Separation: Resilience, Social Capital and Sense of Community in the School Classroom. The International Journal of Learning, 18(1), 315-335, Melbourne.
  • Banham, V., Guilfoyle, A., Napolitano-Lincoln, R., Cavazzi, T., (2011), Parental separation and the right of the child to have their views listened to and considered: Reality or wishful thinking?. International Journal of Learning, 17(11), 495-508, USA.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Saggers, S., Sims, M., Hutchins, T., (2010), Culturally strong childcare programs for Indigenous children, families and communities. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(3), 68-76, Australia.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Taylor, C., (2010), Racism, Cultural Competency and Indigenous Australians: Critical reflections on the veracity of a psychodynamic discourse. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(12), 131-154, Australia.
  • Guilfoyle, D., Guilfoyle, A., Reynolds, D., (2010), Participatory Action Research in Cultural Heritage Management for Indigenous Cultural Heritage : The Gabbie Kylie Foundation, Esperance, Western Australia. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9(6), 95-117, Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Harryba, S., Guilfoyle, A., Knight, S., (2011), Staff perspectives on the role of English proficiency in providing support services. Developing student skills for the next decade. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 16p., Online.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Social Science,  Understanding And Building Resilience With Art: A Socio-ecological Approach..

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effects Of A Brain Development Based Maternal Training Package On Parenting Techiques And Preschool Child Development..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Self-management Of Type 2 Diabetes In Western Australians Of Southern European Origin..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Relationship Between The Meaning Of Water And Sense Of Place: A Grounded Theory Study From Northern Thailand..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  In Gear Or Coasting: A Study Of Learner Engagement During Work Placement..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Attitudes To Driving And Driving Behaviour In Young Novice Drivers..
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