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Dr Fiona Budgen

Senior Lecturer

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


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

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.


Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2014,  $187,248.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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, New York, Routledge.

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, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.7.
  • 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, Australia, Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia.
  • 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, Australia, Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia.


  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Numeracy Support For Year Two Students
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