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Associate Professor Jan Gray


  • CC5 Three-Year Trained Teachers Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2000.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1993.


Recent Research Grants

  • Completing Year 11: Providing quality retention for WA students - Phase 9,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $68,678.
  • Providing quality retention for WA students Phase 8,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $40,925.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students Phase 7: 2015,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $35,238.
  • Challenges of Participation: Governance in Anglican System Schools,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1),  2014 - 2015,  $85,148.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for Western Australian Students Phase 6,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $30,333.
  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students. Phase 5,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $15,930.
  • Increasing School Engagement,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $11,964.
  • Research and Mapping for the MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement,  Department of Education WA,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $172,668.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Positive Retention for WA Students (Clarkson Community High School),  Clarkson Community High School,  Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $20,000.
  • Completing Year 11: Providing Quality Retention for WA Students Phase 3,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $25,723.
  • Providing Quality Retention: Enhancing Student Confidence and Satisfaction Phase 2,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $49,648.
  • Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education and Innovations,  Yayasan Sampoerna - Sampoerna Foundation Teacher Institute,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $159,913.
  • Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Student Retention and Success in High School,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2004 - 2009,  $1,059,316.
  • 100 Schools Project,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2003 - 2009,  $502,727.
  • Enhancing Year 12 Student Achievement. Phase 1 (Instrument Development),  Mount Lawley Senior High School,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $4,545.
  • Phase 1 of the Year 11 Quality Retention Project,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $18,182.
  • Balga Senior High School ICT Evaluation 2006,  Balga Senior High School,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  .
  • Aboriginal Students and Numeracy Phase II,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $32,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Macdonald, M., Gringart, E., Gray, J., (2016), Creating shared norms in schools – a theoretical approach. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 45(1), 56-69, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.9.
  • Leggett, B., Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., (2016), Issues and challenges of school governance. Leading and Managing, 22(1), 36-56, Australian Council for Educational Leaders.
  • Bolaji, SD., Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., (2016), Universal basic education policy implementation in Nigeria. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 13(2), 137-158, Korean Educational Development Institute.
  • Bolaji, SD., Gray, J., Campbell-Evans, G., (2015), Why do policies fail in Nigeria?. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 2(5), 57-66, USA, Centre for Promoting Ideas.
  • Lyle, J., Cunningham, C., Gray, J., (2014), The New Australian Curriculum, Teachers and Change Fatigue. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(11), 45-64, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n11.4.
  • Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., Leggett, B., (2014), Adaptive leadership in school boards in Australia: An emergent model. School Leadership and Management, 34(5), 538-552, Taylor & Francis Group, DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2014.938038.
  • Leggett, B., Campbell-Evans, G., Gray, J., (2014), Opportunities Taken, Lost or Avoided: The Use of Difference of Opinion in School Decision Making. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(4), 115-124, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n4.7.
  • Gray, J., Campbell-Evans, G., Leggett, B., (2013), Independent Public Schools: Boards in transition. Leading and Managing, 19(1), 72-88, Australia, The Australian Council for Educational Leaders.


  • 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 Social Science (Human Services),  The Construction Of Alienated Students And Students At Educational Risk: A Study Of The Justice And Education Discourse.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Portraits Of Middle Eastern Gulf Female Students In Australian Universities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Intent To Action: Overcoming Barriers To Universal Basic Education Policy Implementation In Nigeria
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Investigating The Relationships Between Education And Culture For Female Students In Tertiary Settings In The Uae.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Into The Challenges Teachers Face When Working In A Low Socio-economic Primary School.
  • Master of Education,  Institutional Experiences Of Female Child Migrants In Western Australia Between 1948 - 1955
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creative Reuse: How Rescued Materials Transformed My A/r/tographic Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Religious Schools In Australia's Education System: An Investigation Of The Social And Civic Implications.
  • Doctor of Education,  The Professional Development Of Tourist Police In Thailand: An Investigation Into English Communication Competency.
  • Master of Education,  Teaching Aboriginal Curriculum Content In Australian High Schools
  • Master of Education,  The Reality Of Reform: Teachers Reflecting On Curriculum Reform In Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Implementation Of Initiatives To Reform The Quality Of Education In Rural Ghanaian Junior High Schools
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School Administrators' Beliefs Regarding The Relationship Between School Improvements And Formal School Registration.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Overcoming The Challenges: How Native English-speaking Teachers Develop The English Speaking Skills Of University Students In South Korea
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Towards The Development Of Inclusive Standards In Secondary Education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gifted Students: Perceptions And Practices Of Regular Class Teachers

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Influence Of Parents, English Teachers, Friends And Peer Group On West Australian Adolescents' Recreational Book Reading: Findings From The West Australian Study In Adolescent Book Reading (wasabr)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Knowing And Teaching: The Impact Of Teachers' Knowledge On Students' Early Literacy Achievement.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "more Than Three 'rs' In The Classroom": A Case Study Of Aboriginal Tertiary Business Education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Maximising The Contributions Of Phd Graduates To National Development: The Case Of The Seychelles
  • Master of Education,  International Student Perceptions Of Quality Of Learning Experiences In Vocational Education And Training
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of Money As A Context On Students' Mental Computation Performance For Years 3,5,7 And 9.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Examining The Perceived Benefit Of Education For Aboriginal Secondary Students In Western Australia.
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