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Dr Janet Hunter


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5984
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5850
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.221  

Janet is a Lecturer for the School of Education.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association
  • Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia
  • International Reading Association.

Research Interests

  • Students who have literacy difficulties
  • Writing development, assessment and instruction
  • Pedagogy of writing instruction
  • Teachers’ professional knowledge for literacy instruction
  • Professional knowledge of Early Career Teachers.


  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Arts In Education, Edith Cowan University, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts In Education, Edith Cowan University, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of the Catholic Education Western Australia Early Career Teacher Program,  Catholic Education Office of WA,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $17,200.
  • Addressing the Teacher Exodus: Enhancing Early Career Teacher Resilience and Retention in Changing Times,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2008 - 2013,  $18,573.
  • Supporting Students to improve their written literacy skills the middle and upper years primary schooling (Years 4-8),  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2010,  $152,443.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A., Pearce, J., Hunter, J., (2016), Promoting early career teacher resilience: A socio-cultural and critical guide to action. Teacher Quality and School Development, 149, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The impact of policy change on the teaching of spoken English in primary schools in the north mountainous region of Vietnam

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  What constitutes "good" writing in junior primary? Four West Australian teachers discuss their views.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Cultural diversity and children's literature: Kindergarten educators' practices to support principles of cultural diversity through book sharing
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