Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Education

Local Section Navigation
You are here: Main Content

Dr Gill Kirk


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2715
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.229  

Gill is a Lecturer in the School of Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Education with Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2001.


Recent Research Grants

  • Amplify 2: The Story of Three Schools,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2017 - 2022,  $112,174.
  • Maximising student engagement for learning through teacher and student interactions,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $82,317.
  • National Quality Standard in Western Australian Government Schools,  Department of Education WA,  Office of Early Childhood Development and Learning Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $59,937.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kirk, G., (2020), Gender differences in experiences and motivation in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) course: Can these explain higher male attrition rates?. The Australian Educational Researcher, 47(5), 873–892, DOI: 10.1007/s13384-019-00374-8.
  • Roberts, P., Kirk, G., (2019), Introducing an ePortfolio into practicum-based units: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of effective support. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(5), 79-93, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2018v44n5.5.
  • Barblett, L., Kirk, G., (2018), National quality standards in school: Leadership enabling power and agency. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 43-51, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.43.3.05.
  • Kirk, G., Jay, J., (2018), Supporting Kindergarten children’s social and emotional development: Examining the synergetic role of environments, play and relationships. Journal of Research in Childhood Education: an international journal of research on the education of children, 32(4), 472-485, United States, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02568543.2018.1495671.
  • Kirk, G., (2018), Retention in a Bachelor of Education (Early childhood studies) course: Students say why they stay and others leave. Higher Education Research and Development, 37(4), 773-787, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1455645.
  • Kirk, G., Maccallum, J., (2017), Strategies that support kindergarten children's social and emotional development: One teacher's approach. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 42(1), 85-93, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.42.1.10.
Skip to top of page