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Dr Cath Ferguson

Senior Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6852
Mobile: 0418 936 147
Email: c.ferguson@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.315  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6204-7301

Cath is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Murdoch University, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Cl 2A) in Psychology, Edith Cowan University, 2000.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Merga, M., Ferguson, C. (2021). School librarians supporting students’ reading for pleasure: A job description analysis. Australian Journal of Education, xx(xx), xx. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004944121991275.
  • Ferguson, C., Merga, M., Winn, S. (2021). Communications in the time of a pandemic: the readability of documents for public consumption. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, xx(xx), xx. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13066.

Journal Articles

  • Gower, G., Ferguson, C., Forrest, S. (2020). Building effective school-community partnerships in Aboriginal remote school settings. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020(Article in press), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1017/ jie.2020.11.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., Ferguson, C., Hill, S., Nykiel, A. (2020). The role of leadership in establishing a positive staff culture in a secondary school. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 48(5), 802-820. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741143219864937.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G., Lock, G., Freeman, C., Ferguson, C. (2019). Transforming learning in first-year Australian preservice primary teacher. Journal of Transformative Education, 17(4), 299-317. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541344619849043.

Book Chapters

  • Ferguson, C. (2017). Managing and Motivating Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change. Planning Boomtown and Beyond (592-615). UWA Publishing.
  • Corkill, J., Brooks, D., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Harris, K., Ferguson, C., Harms, C. (2017). The use of resilience indicators to assist in the selection of personnel for employment in classified and covert environments. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience (436-450). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Gately, N., Ferguson, C., Ellis, S., Cock, R. (2017). The Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia: What Do the Public Know about Parole?. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 28(3), 293-310.

Journal Articles

  • Ferguson, C. (2016). Prediction tool for parole breach: Testing the U.S. salient factor score in a population of Western Australian parolees. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(6), 941-955. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2016.1168275.

Book Chapters

  • Cooper, T., Ferguson, C., Chapman, B., Cucow, S. (2015). Success Stories from Youth Suicide Prevention in Australia: The Youth Work Contribution. Youth and Inequality in Education (71-93). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Ferguson, C. (2015). Parole in Western Australia: An analysis of parole cancellations of female offenders. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, June 2015(501), 7p..
  • Ferguson, C., Robson, R. (2015). A legal and social analysis of one punch cases in Western Australia. University of Western Sydney Law Review, 18(2014/15), 19-45.

Reports

  • Cooper, T., Bessant, J., Broadbent, R., Couch, J., Edwards, K., Jarvis, J., Ferguson, C. (2014). Australian youth work education: Curriculum renewal and a model for sustainability for niche professions. Sydney, NSW. Department of Local Government and Communities.

Journal Articles

  • Ferguson, C., Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Tomlinson, S. (2013). Crime Prevention: The Role of Individual Resilience within the Family.. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 20(3), 423-430. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2012.707971.

Book Chapters

  • Ferguson, C., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Guilfoyle, A. (2012). The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and speeding behaviour of young drivers. In Advances in Traffic Psychology (149-156). Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Journal Articles

  • Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Ferguson, C., Harms, C. (2011). Psychologists’ understanding of resilience: implications for the discipline of psychology and psychology practice.. The Australian Community Psychologist, 23(2), 7-22.
  • Cohen, L., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Tomlinson, S. (2011). Family systems and mental health issues: A resilience approach. Journal of Social Work Practice, 25(1), 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2010.533754.

Conference Publications

  • Brooks, D., Corkill, J., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Ferguson, C., Harms, C. (2010). National security: A propositional study to develop resilience indicators as an aid to personnel vetting. Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Security and Intelligence Conference (35-43). Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Conference Publications

  • Ferguson, C., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Guilfoyle, A. (2009). Elicitiing the beliefs of young drivers about driving risks: An analysis of two methodologies. Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference : Smarter, Safer Directions (826-838). NSW Centre for Road Safety.

Reports

  • Ferguson, C., Allan, A. (2009). A Literature Review of Risk Assessment Tools for use with Offenders in Western Australia. Perth, W.A.. Edith Cowan University.

Research Projects

  • Optimising social return on investment of the Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program through integrated, whole-school approaches to supporting disadvantaged students, Foodbank, Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2020 ‑ 2025, $45,000.
  • Factors Affecting Travel Behaviour Change, Planning and Transport Research Centre, PATREC - Grant, 2017, $70,000.
  • Travel behaviour change research, Planning and Transport Research Centre, PATREC - Grant, 2015, $4,500.
  • Scale Development: Individual and Family Resilience, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant, 2010 ‑ 2011, $29,558.
  • Staff Climate Survey 2010, Department of Corrective Services WA, Grant, 2010, $5,741.
  • Department of Corrective Services Literature Review on Risk Assessment Tools, Department of Corrective Services WA, Grant, 2009, $3,027.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, A data-informed approach to training volunteers to teach eal to adult refugees and asylum seekers

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Parental and adolescent perspectives on youth mental illness

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Criminal Justice by Research, Can a procedural justice approach to enforcement reduce low level speeding?
  • Doctor of Psychology, Work-related exposure to child exploitation material: The experiences of Western Australian digital forensic officers and their spouses
  • Master of Criminal Justice by Research, An investigation of mobile phone use while driving: An application of the theory of planned behavior

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The role of resilience in individual innovation
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