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Dr Graeme Gower

Senior Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6558, Mobile: 0417 934 784, Email: g.gower@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.313
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6558
Mobile: 0417 934 784
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6055
Email: g.gower@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.313  

 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1999.
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies, Edith Cowan University, 1993.
  • Multicultural Education, Edith Cowan University, 1986.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Edith Cowan University, 1980.

Research

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,  2008,  $7,273.
  • Effective Test Literacy Strategies for Aboriginal Student Success in the Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Assessment,  Aboriginal Education and Training Council,  AETC - Grant,  2008,  $33,705.
  • 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)

Book Chapters

  • 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, UWA Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
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