Diploma of Teaching, Edith Cowan University, 1980.
Recent Research Grants
Evaluation of Foodbank WA s School Breakfast and Food Nutrition Program (01/2015FBWA), Foodbank, Grant,
2015 - 2018, $345,288.
Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes, Office for Learning and Teaching, OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,
2017 - 2018, $79,424.
Einsteinian Physics: A new paradigm for school science, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Projects),
2015 - 2018, $3,027,646.
Improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal Education Workers through technology based pedagogy, Office for Learning and Teaching, OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,
2013 - 2016, $10,280.
WA Adolescent Cooking and Food Literacy Study, Foodbank, Grant,
2014 - 2015, $152,868.
Food for learning: Impact of the WA Healthy Food for All program in low SES schools, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1),
2013 - 2014, $70,061.
Engaging Aboriginal Children and their teachers with science, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2011 - 2012, $62,157.
High Achievers' Science Program for Aboriginal Students, Department of Education and Training WA, Grant,
2008 - 2011, $72,606.
Review of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer Program, Department of Education and Training WA, Grant,
2008 - 2011, $268,329.
Effective Science Program Delivery for Remote Area Schools, Scitech, Grant,
Effective Test Literacy Strategies for Aboriginal Student Success in the Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, Aboriginal Education and Training Council, AETC - Grant,
Continued detailed recording of culturally significant Aboriginal sites in Southwestern Australia as a guide to Noongar use of country, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2005 - 2007, $65,388.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Gower, G., Partington, G., (2016), Balancing relationships and intellectual rigour in research for government agencies. Political pressures on educational and social research: International perspectives, 136-149, Milton Park, UK, Routledge.
Gower, G., Byrne, M., (2012), Becoming a culturally competent teacher: beginning the journey. Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education, 379-402, Crawley, Western Australia, University of Western Australia Publishing.
Hackling, M., Byrne, M., Gower, G., Anderson, K., (2015), A pedagogical model for engaging Aboriginal children with science learning. Teaching Science, 61(1), 27-39, Deakin, ACT, Australia, Australian Science Teachers Association.
Gower, G., (2012), Ethical research in Indigenous Australian contexts & it's practical implementation. International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing & Challenging World. Conference Proceedings (B), 47-58, Tasmania, Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute.