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Ms Barbara Harris


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6270, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.210
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6270
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.210  


Barbara is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2014 - NSW English Teachers' Association
  • Chief Judge of The West Australian Young Writers' Competition

Research Interests

  • Secondary English curriculum
  • Writing with computers


  • Graduate Diploma in Public History, Murdoch University.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public History, Murdoch University, 1991.
  • Degree of Master of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1987.
  • Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1973.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1972.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Moon, B., Harris, B., (2016), Career motivations, role expectations and curriculum knowledge of prospective secondary English teachers in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(12), 41-66, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n12.4.

Research Student Supervision

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)
  • Master of Education,  Institutional Experiences Of Female Child Migrants In Western Australia Between 1948 - 1955
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