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Dr Christina Gray


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6149, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.119
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6149
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.119  


Christina is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Dance and Drama for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2007 - DramaWest (Professional Association for Drama Educators in Western Australia)
  • Drama Australia

Research Interests

  • Drama education
  • Pre-service education
  • Practicum experiences
  • Teacher identity
  • Universal needs
  • Arts education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2016.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, 1991.


Recent Research Grants

  • Investigating the 'readiness' and proficiency of beginning Arts teachers in Western Australian secondary schools.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2019,  $10,000.
  • Arts-based pedagogy: Engaging children with additional needs through multi-sensory storytelling,  Sensorium Theatre Inc,  Sensorium Theatre Inc - Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Gray, C., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., (2017), There's a lot to learn about being a drama teacher: Pre-service drama teachers' experience of stress and vulnerability during an extended practicum. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67(N/A), 270-277, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI:
  • Gray, C., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., (2017), Raising the curtain: Investigating the practicum experiences of pre-service drama teachers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(1), 36-53, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2017v42n1.3.
  • O'Rourke, J., Cooper, M., Gray, C., (2012), Is Being ?Smart and Well Behaved? a Recipe for Happiness in Western Australian Primary Schools?. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 4(3), 139-152, Canada, Canadian Center of Science and Education, DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v4n3p139.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  A Primary School Internship Model: Graduate Teacher Performance As Perceived By Employing Principals
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