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Dr Bill Allen

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6729, Email:, Room: 16.146
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6729
Room: 16.146  


Bill is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education.


  • Doctor of Education, The University of Western Australia, 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Teacher identity in English as Medium of Instruction (EMI) context at a Vietnamese Higher Education Institution,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $120,000.
  • An investigation into Vietnamese English Curriculum at the Primary School Level: Contribution to the Education reform project in Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2020,  $80,000.
  • Vietnamese tertiary teachers’ belief and practice of using authentic materials in instructing ESP courses,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2017 - 2020,  $120,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Allen, B., Hyde, M., Whannel, R., O'Neill, M., (2018), Teacher reform in Indonesia: Can offshore programs create lasting pedagogical shift?. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 46(1), 22-37, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2017.1355051.
  • Jones, L., Allen, B., Dunn, P., Brooker, L., (2017), Demystifying the rubric: A five-step pedagogy to improve student understanding and utilisation of marking criteria. Higher Education Research and Development, 36(1), 129-142, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1177000.
  • Booth, S., Allen, B., (2017), More than the curriculum: Teaching for reconciliation in Western Australia. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 8(2), 3123-3130, United Kingdom, Infonomics Society.
  • Dann, CE., Allen, B., (2015), Mobile video collection in preservice teacher practicum placements. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(1), 5-27, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • O'Neill, M., Calder, A., Allen, B., (2014), Tall Poppies: bullying behaviors faced by Australian high performance school-age athletes. Journal of School Violence, 13(2), 210-227, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/15388220.2013.846223.
  • Whannell, R., Allen, B., (2014), The motivation and identity challenges for PhD holders in the transition to science and mathematics teaching in secondary education: A pilot study. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(12), 78-94, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n12.6.
  • Cameron, L., Allen, B., (2013), Achieving educational sustainability: A PALAR reflection of success. Action Learning Action Research Journal, 19(1), 135-162, ALARA Association Inc..
  • O'Neill, M., Allen, B., Calder, AM., (2013), Pressures to perform: An interview study of Australian high performance school-age athletes’ perceptions of balancing their school and sporting lives. Performance Enhancement and Health, 2(3), 87-93, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2013.06.001.

Conference Publications

  • Foster, J., Allen, B., Oprescu, F., McAllister, M., (2014), Mytern: an innovative approach to increase students' achievement, sense of wellbeing and levels of resilience. Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Student Services Association, 31-40, Australian & New Zealand Student Services Association.
  • Dann, CE., Allen, B., (2013), Using mobile video technologies to enhance the assessment and learning of pre-service teachers in Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 2013(25-29 Mar 2013), 4231-4238, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Foster, J., Allen, B., McAllister, M., Oprescu, F., (2013), An SMS a day keeps attrition at bay. Preliminary findings from an intervention using SMS with the first year students from a regional Australian university. Proceedings of the 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2013, 1-10, First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Centre.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enhancing Learning And Assessment Of Pre-service Teachers On Practicum Placements Using Mobile Technologies With Video Capture
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Bilingual Education In International Standard Schools In Indonesia: An Analysis Of Policy
  • Master By Research: Differences Between Australian And Finnish School Students' Dispositions Towards Learning
  • Master By Research: Crossing The Date Line: Understanding The Expectations And Experiences Of Canadian Education Students At An Australian University
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Weaving The Quilt: A Qualitative Study Of Mature Age People?s Perceptions And Experiences Of Employment-related Age Discrimination
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: An Arts-informed Narrative Inquiry Into The Lived Experience Of Women Casual Academics
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Educating Students With Disabilities In Regional Independent Christian Schools Of Queensland: An Analysis Of School Policies
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: An Oral History Of Inspectors Of Primary Schools In Victoria 1960 - 1983
  • Master By Research: Beginner Teacher Perspectives On Pre-service Education And Transition Through Workplace Learning: A Comparative Study
  • Master By Research: Casualties Of Schooling? An Examination Of The Levels Of Academic Preparedness Among 18 To 22 Year Old Students In A Tertiary Bridging Course
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: An Examination Of Student Attrition In A Tertiary Bridging Program And Progression To The First Semester Of Undergraduate Study In A Regional University
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: The Impact Of An Emotional Fitness And Resilience Building Intervention ? Mytern - On The Psychological Wellbeing, Life Satisfaction, Resilience And Distress Levels Of First Year University Students
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: High Performance School-age Athletes At Australian Schools : A Study Of Conflicting Demands

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Teachers' Conceptions Of Children's Learning In Northern Uganda: A Phenomenographic Study In A Post-war Context
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Social Determinants Of Propensity To Lifelong Learning
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Responsive Teaching Of Indonesian Language To Foreign Learners In An In-country Intensive Program

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Investigating The Relationships Between Education And Culture For Female Students In Tertiary Settings In The Uae.
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