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Associate Professor Graeme Lock

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6529, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.144
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6529
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6690
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.144  


Graeme is an Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the School of Education.

Professional Associations

  • 2011 - American Educational Research Association
  • 2009 - Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
  • 2005 - Australian Teacher Education Association
  • 1989 - Australian Council for Educational Leaders
  • 1988 - Australian Association for Research in Education

Research Interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Rural education
  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Educational policy


  • Bachelor of Education, Nedlands College.
  • Master of Education, Other WA higher ed institution.
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning Technologies, Curtin University of Technology, 2002.
  • Post Grad Dip of Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1989.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 1984.


Recent Research Grants

  • Building positive school communities through participatory action research,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 2),  2015 - 2018,  $156,169.
  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • A study for an objective measure of effort to understand test performance: Psychometric intelligence, effort intensity, and reaction time,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $18,312.
  • Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) - AISWA,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $209,091.
  • The Burden of Compliance: The Implications and Unintended Consequences for School Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2013,  $26,230.
  • Evaluating Contextualised Professional Learning for School and Teacher Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $49,997.
  • Investigating Building a Career Pathway Using the AITSL Teacher Standards,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2012,  $12,940.
  • Renewing Rural and Regional Teacher Education Curriculum,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - ALTC Priority projects,  2009 - 2011,  $9,776.
  • The Western Australian Department of Education's Remote Teaching Service Mentoring Project,  Department of Education WA,  Grant,  2011,  $13,799.
  • Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools ,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Competitive Grants,  2010 - 2011,  $23,250.
  • Principals as Literacy Leaders,  Australian Primary Principals Association Incorporated,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $534,800.
  • Evaluating Contextualised Professional Learning for Educational Leaders,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2010,  $25,410.
  • Renewing Rural Teacher Education: Sustaining Schooling for Sustainable Futures,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2008 - 2010,  $9,000.
  • Teaching and Leading in Remote Schools: Cases from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2009,  $18,667.
  • Evaluation of the Innovative Design for Enhancing Achievement in Schools (IDEAS) Program in 10 Government Secondary Schools,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2009,  $57,782.
  • Reflective practice, professional learning and educational partnerships: Effecting change in classroom settings,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $108,833.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., (2017), Questioning art: Factors affecting students' cognitive engagement in responding. Issues in Educational Research, 27(3), 493-511.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G., (2016), The Western Australian Art and Crafts Superintendents’ advocacy for years k-12 Visual Arts in education. History of Education Review, 45(1), 115-130, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/HER-12-2014-0045.
  • Ellis, M., Lock, G., Lummis, G., (2015), Parent-Teacher Interactions: Engaging with Parents and Carers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(5), 160-174, Australia, Social Science Press.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G., Odgaard, J., (2015), Where Western Australian Graduate Diploma of Education Primary Students Source their Information on Sustainability. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(10), 51-65, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2015v40n10.4.
  • Lock, G., Lummis, G., (2014), Complying with school accountability requirements and the impact on school leaders. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 58-69, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n2.7.
  • Barnes, B., Lock, G., (2013), Student Perceptions of Effective Foreign Language Teachers: a Quantitative Investigation from a Korean University. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(2), 19-36, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n2.2.
  • Trinidad, S., Broadley, T., Terry, E., Boyd, D., Lock, G., Sharplin, E., Ledger, S., (2013), Regional Resilience: Pre-Service Teacher Preparation to Teach in the Bush. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(2), 43-52, Australia, Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia.
  • Pilkington, K., Lock, G., (2013), Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools: The Western Australian Experience. Leading and Managing, 19(1), 89-102, Australia, The Australian Council for Educational Leaders.
  • Kline, J., White, S., Lock, G., (2013), The Rural Practicum: Preparing a Quality Teacher Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 28(3), 1-13, United States, University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.

Conference Publications

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., (2016), Lessons Learnt From the History of Primary Visual Arts Education. Proceedings AARE National Conference 2016, 13p., Australian Association for Research in Education.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G., (2016), Factors contributing to the development of positive secondary school staff relationships. Proceedings AARE National Conference 2016, 11p., Australian Association for Research in Education.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., (2014), Diagnostically assessing Western Australian Year 11 students' engagement with theory in Visual Arts. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research iin Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference 2014, 1-14, AARE.


  • Gray, J., Newhouse, P., Lock, G., Konza, D., Campbell-Evans, G., Budgen, F., Shean, M., (2013), Evaluation of the Fogarty EDvance Initiative: Stage 1., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Alignment Of Intended Learning Outcomes, Curriculum And Assessment In A Middle School Science Curriculum.
  • Master of Education,  Developing A Common Understanding Of A Teacher Competency Framework Through Video Analysis: Experiences Of Middle School Literacy Teachers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  International Postgraduate Students And Their Reasons For Choosing To Study At Public Universities In Perth, Western Australia
  • Master of Education,  A Primary School Internship Model: Graduate Teacher Performance As Perceived By Employing Principals
  • Master of Education,  A Study Of Feelings Of Alienation Among Relief Teachers Servicing Western Australian Government Metropolitan Primary Schools
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Perspectives On Differentiation In Practice: An Interpretive Study From Teaching Japanese As A Second Language In Western Australian Secondary Schools
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Parent-teacher Interactions: A Study Of The Dynamics Of Social Influence.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into Mentor Teacher-preservice Teacher Relationship And Its Contribution To Development Of Preservice Teachers' Professional Identity
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exceptional Connections: A Cross-cultural Exploration Of The Actual Teacher Behaviours That Contribute To Positive Relationships With Gifted Secondary Students And Secondary Students With Emotional/behavioural Disorders.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Transformational Learning In A First Year Western Australian Bachelor Of Education Primary Course
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Assessing Western Australian Year 11 Students' Engagement With Responding In Visual Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Curriculum Leadership Role Of Middle Managers In Middle Schools.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Western Australian Graduate Diploma Of Education (primary) Students' Perceptions Of Sustainability
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enhancing Teaching Through Professional Learning: Case Studies Of Professional Learning To Improve Reading Instruction For Year 2 Students With Reading Difficulties In One Australian State.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Learning To See, Seeing To Learn: The Learning Journey Of Three Pre-service Teachers In A Video Club Setting
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Sustainment Of Early Childhood Teachers In The Classroom.
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