Cath is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.
Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.
Graduate Diploma in Education, Murdoch University, 2004.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Cl 2A) in Psychology, Edith Cowan University, 2000.
Recent Research Grants
Optimising social return on investment of the Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program through integrated, whole-school approaches to supporting disadvantaged students, Foodbank, Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,
2020 - 2025, $45,000.
Factors Affecting Travel Behaviour Change, Planning and Transport Research Centre, PATREC - Grant,
Travel behaviour change research, Planning and Transport Research Centre, PATREC - Grant,
Scale Development: Individual and Family Resilience, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2010 - 2011, $29,558.
Staff Climate Survey 2010, Department of Corrective Services WA, Grant,
Department of Corrective Services Literature Review on Risk Assessment Tools, Department of Corrective Services WA, Grant,
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Corkill, J., Brooks, D., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Harris, K., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., (2017), The use of resilience indicators to assist in the selection of personnel for employment in classified and covert environments. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience, 436-450, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.
Ferguson, C., (2017), Managing and Motivating Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change. Planning Boomtown and Beyond, 592-615, Perth, Australia, UWA Publishing.
Merga, M., Ferguson, C., (2021), School librarians supporting students’ reading for pleasure: A job description analysis. Australian Journal of Education, xx(xx), xx, Unites States, Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, DOI: 10.1177/0004944121991275.
Ferguson, C., Merga, M., Winn, S., (2021), Communications in the time of a pandemic: the readability of documents for public consumption. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, xx(xx), xx, Unites States, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.13066.
Gower, G., Ferguson, C., Forrest, S., (2020), Building effective school-community partnerships in Aboriginal remote school settings. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020(Article in press), 1-9, DOI: 10.1017/ jie.2020.11.
Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., Ferguson, C., Hill, S., Nykiel, A., (2020), The role of leadership in establishing a positive staff culture in a secondary school. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 48(5), 802-820, DOI: 10.1177/1741143219864937.
Lummis, G., Lock, G., Freeman, C., Ferguson, C., (2019), Transforming learning in first-year Australian preservice primary teacher. Journal of Transformative Education, 17(4), 299-317, DOI: 10.1177/1541344619849043.
Gately, N., Ferguson, C., Ellis, S., Cock, R., (2017), The Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia: What Do the Public Know about Parole?. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 28(3), 293-310, Sydney, NSW, Sydney Institute of Criminology.
Ferguson, C., (2016), Prediction tool for parole breach: Testing the U.S. salient factor score in a population of Western Australian parolees. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(6), 941-955, Online, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1168275.
Research Student Supervision
Doctor of Psychology, Work-related exposure to child exploitation material: The experiences of Western Australian digital forensic officers and their spouses
Master of Criminal Justice by Research, An investigation of mobile phone use while driving: An application of the theory of planned behavior
Master of Criminal Justice by Research, Can a procedural justice approach to enforcement reduce low level speeding?
Doctor of Philosophy, The role of resilience in individual innovation