Matt is an Associate Dean at the School of Education.
2012 - Swan valley Anglican Community School Council
2011 - Wyemando Bequest
2007 - Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Education and health for disadvantaged students and communities
Behaviour management and positive learning through environments
Bachelor of Education with Hon Children with Special Needs, Edith Cowan University.
Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.
Recent Research Grants
Investigation of the Impact of the New North Education Initiative, New North Education Initiative, Grant,
2018 - 2021, $177,559.
Evaluation of Foodbank WA s School Breakfast and Food Nutrition Program (01/2015FBWA), Foodbank, Grant,
2015 - 2018, $345,288.
Investigation of the Impact of Lifeworkz Social and Emotional
Program at Hale School
, Lifeworkz, Grant,
2017 - 2018, $23,066.
Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes, Office for Learning and Teaching, OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,
2017 - 2018, $79,424.
Investigation of Western Australia Primary Principals Association International School Leadership Program - Research and Evaluation, Western Australian Primary Principals Association Inc, Grant,
2017 - 2018, $8,480.
Building Emotional Strength in Education, Sharon Faye Foundation, Grant,
2017 - 2018, $15,754.
School Breakfast Program 2014, Foodbank, Grant,
WA Adolescent Cooking and Food Literacy Study, Foodbank, Grant,
2014 - 2015, $152,868.
Engaging Aboriginal Children and their teachers with science, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2011 - 2012, $62,157.
High Achievers' Science Program for Aboriginal Students, Department of Education and Training WA, Grant,
2008 - 2011, $72,606.
Review of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer Program, Department of Education and Training WA, Grant,
2008 - 2011, $268,329.
Effective Test Literacy Strategies for Aboriginal Student Success in the Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, Aboriginal Education and Training Council, AETC - Grant,
Effective Science Program Delivery for Remote Area Schools, Scitech, Grant,
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Hackling, M., Byrne, M., Gower, G., Anderson, K., (2015), A pedagogical model for engaging Aboriginal children with science learning. Teaching Science, 61(1), 27-39, Deakin, ACT, Australia, Australian Science Teachers Association.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Education, Teaching Aboriginal Curriculum Content In Australian High Schools