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Publications

2015

Books

  • Adibi, H. (2015) “Social Perspectives on Health: mHealth Implications” in Abidi, S (Ed) (2014). Mobile Health (mHealth): Multidisciplinary Verticals. Published by: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press).

2014

Books

  • Cooper, T. (2014). Portfolio assessment: a guide for students. Perth: Praxis Education. Revised edition for Kindle.

Book Chapters

  • Cooper, T., & Couch, J. (In preparation). Deviance and moral panics. In James Arvanitakis, J. (ed.) Sociologic: Understanding Everyday Culture and Society. Oxford University Press.
  • Cooper, T., Ferguson, C., Chapman, B., & Cucow, S. (in press). Success Stories from Youth Suicide Prevention in Australia: the youth work contribution. In Fusco, D., & Heathfield, M. Unequal Age. New York: Routledge.
  • Kivunka, C., & Sims, M. (in press) Demystifying the Misperceptions and Realities about the Efficacy of Monograde and Multigrade Pedagogies: Africa’s Response to Globalisation in Education. In E.Shizha, (Ed.), Africa in the Age of Globalization: Perceptions, Misperceptions and Realities Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Sims, M. (in press). Quality play in a Cyber village. In Australian Council on Children and the Media (Ed.), Quality play and media in childhood education and care (pp. 6-14). online book available from http://childrenandmedia.org.au/: Australian Council on Children and the Media and Children Communities Connections Learning Network.
  • Sims, M. (2014). Trauma, disruption and displacement. In K. Cologon (Ed.), Inclusive education in the early years. Right from the start. South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press
  • Sims, M. (2014). Social determinants of health and wellbeing. In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.), Health and Wellbeing in Childhood (pp. 103-113). Port Melbourne, Vic: Cambridge University Press.
  • Swansson, J., Sims, M., & Lane, S. (in press). Measuring population outcomes. In K. Brettig & Children Communities Connections Learning Network (Eds.), Building Stronger Communities with children and families (pp. 139-154). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Adibi, H. (2014) “mHealth: Its Implications within the Biomedical and Social Models of Health – a Critical Review” in Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology, Journal of Selected Areas in Health Informatics (JSHI), February Edition, 2014 Volume 4, Issue 2
  • Davis, E., Mackinnon, A., Corr, L., Sims, M., Harrison, L., Cook, K., Herrman, H., Mihalopoulos, C., Gilson, K-M., Flego, A., Ummer-Christian, R., Marshall, B., Waters, E. (in review). Building the capacity of family day care educators to promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing: results of an exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial. Paper submitted to Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. (4th April 2014).
  • Davis, E., Corr, L., Cook, K., Harrison, L., Herrman, H., Sims, M., Mackinnon, A., Mihalopoulos, C., Marshall, B., Ummer-Christian, R., Gilson K-M., Waters, E. (2014). Family Day Care Educators’ Knowledge, Confidence and Skills in Promoting Children’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing: Baseline Data from Thrive. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(3), 66-75.
  • Davis, E., Corr, L., Cook K., Sims, M., Ting, C., Gilson, K-M.,Ummer-Christian, R. (2015) Organisational capacity building: Readiness for change in Australian child care. Australasian Journal Of Early Childhood 40(1), 47–54.
  • Kivunja, C., & Sims, M. (in review). Supply and demand for multigrade pedagogy: An ethnographic narrative inquiry into the voices of stakeholders in multigrade contexts in Zambia. Journal of Research in Rural Education. Submitted 26 October 2013.
  • Nislin, M., & Sims, M. (in review)Educators’ Work Demands and Resources, Stress Regulation, and Quality of Pedagogical Work in Early Childhood Education Settings. Submitted to Journal of Early childhood Education Research. Submitted March 2015.
  • Pugh, J.D., Twigg, D.E., Giles, M., Myers, H., Gelder, L., Davis, S.M. and King, M. (2014). Impact and costs of home-based trial of void compared with the day care setting. Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.12525.
  • Twigg, D., Myers, H., Duffield, C., Giles, M. and Evans, G. (2014). Is there an economic case for investing in nursing care – what does the literature tell us? Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.12577.
  • Sims, M., & Pedey, K. (in review) Are we all travelling similar paths to early childhood professionalisation? The case of Bhutan. Article submitted to Global Studies of Childhood, 4 March 2015.
  • Sims, M., & Waniganayake, M. (in review) The role of staff in quality improvement in early childhood. Submitted to Sage Open, (18 August 2014).
  • Sims, M., & Ellis, E (2014) Raising children bilingually is hard: why bother? Babel 14(2), 17–24.
  • Sims, M., Forrest, R., Semann, A., & Slattery, C. (2014). Conceptions of early childhood leadership: driving new professionalism? International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice doi: 10.1080/13603124.2014.962101.
  • Sims, M. (2014) Is the care-education dichotomy behind us? Should it be? Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(4), 3-11.
  • Sims, M., & Rofail, M. (2014). Grandparents with little or no contact with grandchildren – impact on grandparents. Journal of Aging Science, 2(117), 7 pages downloaded. doi: 0.4172/2329-8847.1000117.
  • Sims, M., Targowska, A., Kulisa, J. & Teather, S. (2014). Inclusive services for children and families from CaLD backgrounds in an Australian context. Sage Open, 4(1), DOI: 10.1177/2158244014525422
  • Sims, M. (2014). Racism? Surely not. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(1), 89–93.
  • Twigg, D., Myers, H., Duffield, C., Giles, M. and Evans, G. (2014). Is there an economic case for investing in nursing care – what does the literature tell us? Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.12577.

Conference Papers

  • Giles, M. & Whale, J. (2014). Study in prison and outcomes after prison for undergraduate prisoners in WA in 2005-2010. Invited speaker at the Prison Education Workshop, Macquarie University, 11 December.
  • Giles, M. & Whale, J. (2014). The welfare outcomes of diverse training experiences in WA adult prisons. Paper presented to the 10th Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Singapore, 30 July – 1 August.
  • Giles, M. (2014). Meta regression analysis framework: the effectiveness of correctional education in reducing recidivism. Paper presented to the Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network Colloquium, University of Athens, 12 September.

Reports

  • Giles, M. (2014). Analysis of Recidivism Data for Corrections Victoria. Unpublished report to Corrections Victoria, 18 December.
  • Giles, M., Cooper, T. and Jarvis, J. (2014). Evaluation of Industry Skills Centre Program Victoria Prisons: Final Report. Unpublished report to Corrections Victoria, 4 December.
  • Sims, M., Mulhearn, G., Grieshaber, S. & Sumsion, J (2104) Australian National ECEC reforms, with a focus on the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standard. Deutsches Jugendinstitut e. V. Munich. 30 September.

2013

Book Chapters

  • Foskey, R., Avery, A., Sims, M., & Brunckhorst, D. (2013). Interdisciplinary conversations on complexities of food insecurity. In Q. Farmer-Bowers, V. Higgins & J. Millar (Eds.), Food security in Australia. Challenges and prospects for the future. (pp. 49-62). Sydney: Springer.
  • Sims, M.(2013). The importance of the early years. In D. Pendergast, (Ed.), Teaching early years: rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

Journal Articles

  • Cook, K., Davis, E., Williamson, L., Harrison, L., & Sims, M. (2013). Discourses of professionalism in family day care. Contemporary Issues in Early Childcare, 14(2), 112-126. doi: 10.2304/ciec.2013.14.2.112.
  • Cooper, T. (2013). Institutional Context and Youth Work Professionalization in Post-Welfare Societies. Child and Youth Services, 34, 2, pp.112-124.
  • Sims, M., & Phan, H. (2013). Has a national policy focus on early childhood made a difference for Indigenous children? An analysis of LSAC data. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 7(2), 33-52.
  • Sims, M., & Rofail, M. (2013). The experiences of grandparents who have limited or no contact with their grandchildren. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(4), 377–386.
  • Sims, M., Targowska, A., Kulisa, J. & Teather, S. (2014) Inclusive services for children and families from CaLD backgrounds in an Australian context. Sage Open, 4(1), 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014525422
  • Targowska, A., Cavazzi, T., & Lund, S. (2015 accepted). Fostering together – the why and how of involving and supporting biological children of foster carers. Children Australia.

Creative Works

  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., & Teather, S. (2013). Fostering Together: A guide to supporting biological children of foster carers. Perth, Australia: Wanslea Family Services.
  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., & Teather, S. (2013). I live here too: Rosie’s story. Perth, Australia: Wanslea Family Services.
  • Mills, G., Targowska, A., & Teather, S. (2013). I live here too: Jay’s story. Perth, Australia: Wanslea Family Services.

Reports

  • Cooper, T., Henry, P., Bahn, S., Sims, M., Barclay, E., & Scott, J. (2013). Evaluation of Indigenous Night Patrols. Attorney General’s Department AGD-0510. Final Report presented to Attorney General Department.
  • Sims, M., Maple, M., & Bennell, D. (2013). Evaluation of North West Aboriginal SAAP Project. Final report presented to Tamworth Family Support Service.

2012

Journal Articles

  • Cooper, T. (2012). Models of youth work: a framework for positive sceptical reflection. Youth & Policy, 109, 99-117.
  • Sims, M., Saggers, S., & Frances, K. (2012). Inclusive child care services: meeting the challenge for Indigenous children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(3), 96–104.
  • Sims, M.,Davis, E., Davies, B., Nicholson, J., Harrison, L., Herrman, H., Waters, E., Marshall, B., Cook, K., Priest, N. (2012). Mental Health Promotion in Childcare Centres: Childcare educators’ understanding of child and parental mental health. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health 10(2): 139-149.
  • Weatherill, P., Bahn, S., & Cooper, T. (2012). Bespoke Program Design for School-aged Therapy Disability Service Delivery. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 11, 3, 166-183.

2011

Books

  • Brettig, K., & Sims, M. (Eds.). (2011). Building Integrated Connections for Children, their Families and Communities. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Sims, M. & Hutchins, T. (2011) Programme planning for infants and toddlers. In search of relationships. (2nd ed). Castle Hill, NSW: Pademelon Press.
  • Sims, M.(2011). The Early Years Learning Framework and Social Inclusion: a way of working for all. Castle Hill, NSW: Pademelon Press.

Book Chapters

  • Sims, M. (2011). What is neuroscience telling us about supporting families? In K. Brettig, & Sims, M. (Eds.), Building Integrated Connections for children, their families and communities. (pp. 8-22). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Sims, M. (2011). A vision for integrated early childhood service delivery. In K. Brettig, & M. Sims, (Eds.), Building Integrated Connections for children, their families and communities. (pp 86 – 98). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Journal Articles

  • Davis, E., Priest, N., Davies, B., Smyth, L., Waters, E., Herrman, H., Sims, M., Harrison, L., Cook, K., Marshall, B., Williamson, L. (2011). Family Day Care Educators: An exploration of their understanding and experiences promoting children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16 (online preview).
  • Davis, E., Williamson, L., Mackinnon, A., Cook, K., E, W., Herrman, H., Sims, M., Milalopoulos, C., Harrison, L., & Marshall, B. (2011). Building the capacity of family day care educators to promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing: An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 11, 842.
  • Sajemiemi, N., Suhonen, E., & Sims, M. (2011) A preliminary exploration of children’s physiological arousal levels in regular preschool settings. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36(3), 91–99.
  • Sims, M., Nagaddya, T., Nakaggwa, F., Kivunja, C., Ngungutse, D., & Ayot, E. (2011). Children’s Experiences of Social Exclusion – what is it like living in a slum in Kampala? Journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2(1), 17 – 29.
  • Sims, M. (2011). Early childhood and education services for Indigenous children prior to starting school. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Resource Sheet (p. 16). Canberra, ACT and Melbourne, Vic: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Video

2010

Books

  • Sims, M.(2010). Grandparents and grandchildren. Brisbane: Council of Grandparents.

Book Chapters

  • Cooper, T., Love, T., & Taylor, F. (2010) ‘Sector Partnering with Transit Guards in Perth: Effective Partnerships across Organisational Difference’ in Fiona Elizabeth Taylor; Lucas Walsh, Roger Holdsworth (eds.) Partnerships in the youth sector [electronic resource] Melbourne: Foundation for Young Australians pp. 51-59. ISBN 9780980789201 (pdf : v. 1) http://www.fya.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/What-Works-PYS.pdf [accessed 28th April 2010].
  • Love, T., & Cooper, T. (2010). The Central Role of Commentary on Evidence in e-portfolios. In N. Buzetto-Moore (ed.) The e-portfolio paradigm: Informing Assessing, Educating and Managing with e-portfolios Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press. (Pp. 267-288) ISBN 1-932886-25-7-978-1-932886-25-2 http://books.google.com/books?printsec=frontcover&id=6MYVu4TbLcMC#v=onepage&q&f=false [accessed 28th April 2010].

Journal Articles

  • Cavazzi, T., Guilfoyle, A., & Sims, M. (2010). A Phenomenological study of Foster Carers Experiences of Formal and Informal Support. Illinois Child Welfare, 5(1), 125–141.
  • Davis, E., Priest, N., Davies, B., Sims, M., Harrison, L., Herrman, H., Waters, E., Strazdins, L., Marshall, B. & Cook, K.(2010). Promoting mental health and social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centres within low socioeconomic areas: Strategies, facilitators and challenges. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 35 (3 Online Annex), 77–86.
  • Guilfoyle, A., & Sims, M. (2010). Cortisol Levels and Child Care quality in Australian 3-5 year old Children. Illinois Child Welfare, 5(1), 33– 46.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Saggers, S., Sims, M. & Hutchins, T. (2010). Culturally strong child care programs for Indigenous children, families and communities. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(3), 68–76.
  • Love, T., & Cooper ,T. (2010). Health Service System Improvements: Case study of Stroke Unit using Design Research Methods. Australian Medical Journal, 3, 8, 445-457.
  • Sims, M. (2010). Physical Punishment. Policy Brief No 20. Centre for Community Child Health. http://www.rch.org.au/emplibrary/ccch/PB_20_Physical_Punishment.pdf
  • Sims, M.(2010). What does being an early childhood ‘teacher’ mean in tomorrow’s world of children and family services. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35, (3 Online Annex), 111–114.
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