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Dr Fiona Budgen

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6723
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.153  

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education.

Research Interests

  • Primary mathematics and education
  • Student engagement and retention at university.


  • Doctor of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, 2004.
  • Graduate Diploma in Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, 1996.
  • Diploma, England, 1976.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Thwaite, A., Budgen, F., Hunter, J., Singh, K. (2021). What is complexity? Grammatical issues in assignment prompts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 52(xx), xx.

Conference Publications

  • Tamburri, S., Budgen, F., Mildenhall, P. (2019). Primary School Teachers’ Experience of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (692-699). MERGA.

Journal Articles

  • Budgen, F., West, J. (2018). Identifying and Supporting Numeracy Needs of First Year Undergraduate Education Students. Athens Journal of Education, 5(2), 131-144. /aje.5-2-2.

Journal Articles

  • Budgen, F., Main, S., Callcott, D., Hamlett, B. (2014). The First Year at University: Giving Social Capital a Sporting Chance. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(7), 157-172.


  • Gray, J., Newhouse, P., Lock, G., Konza, D., Campbell-Evans, G., Budgen, F., Shean, M. (2013). Evaluation of the Fogarty EDvance Initiative: Stage 1. Perth, W.A.. Edith Cowan University.

Book Chapters

  • Budgen, F. (2012). Focus on learning: Building rockets and submarines at Leaside High School. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Issues, reflections, and ways forward (12-23). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Lock, G., Budgen, F., Lunay, R., Oakley, G. (2012). Welcome to the Outback: The Paradoxes of Living and Teaching in Remote Western Australian Schools. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(3), 117-135.
  • Lock, G., Budgen, F., Oakley, G., Lunay, R. (2012). The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Principal: Tales from Remote Western Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(2), 65-77.

Journal Articles

  • Oakley, G., Lock, G., Budgen, F., Hamlett, B. (2011). Pre-service teachers' attendance at lectures and tutorials; why don't they turn up?. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(5), 31-47.

Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative, Fogarty Foundation, Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender, 2012 ‑ 2014, $124,022.
  • Teaching and Leading in Remote Schools: Cases from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2009, $18,667.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education, What boosts? What drags? a study of teacher views about the career certification process provided by the Australian professional standards for teachers

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Numeracy support for year two students

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Primary school teachers' experience of mathematics education: A phenomenological study
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