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Dr Susan Hill

Senior Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5173
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.230  

Dr Susan Hill is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, England, 1991.
  • Teacher's Certificate, Other NSW higher ed institution, 1985.
  • Bachelor of Education, Nedlands College, 1981.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Western Australian Secondary Teachers College, 1977.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • Scott, J., Hill, S., Barwood, D., Penney, D. (2020). Physical literacy and policy alignment in sport and education in Australia. European Physical Education Review, 2020(Article in press), 1-20.
  • Main, S., Backhouse, M., Jackson, R., Hill, S. (2020). Mitigating reading failure in adolescents: Outcomes of a Direct Instruction reading program in one secondary school. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 43(2), 152-166.

Journal Articles

  • O'Rourke, J., Main, S., Hill, S. (2017). Commercially available digital game technology in the classroom: Improving automaticity in mental-maths in primary-aged students. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(10), 50-70.

Journal Articles

  • Callcott, D., Hammond, L., Hill, S. (2015). The synergistic effect of teaching a combined explicit movement and phonological awareness program to preschool aged students. Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(4), 13.

Conference Publications

  • Hackling, M., Murcia, K., Ibrahim-Didi, K., Hill, S. (2014). Methods for multimodal analysis and representation of teaching-learning interactions in primary science lessons captured on video.. Proceedings of the ESERA 2013 Conference: Science Education Research For Evidence-based Teaching and Coherence in Learning (1-8). European Science Education Research.

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.
  • Investigation of the Impact of the New North Education Initiative, New North Education Initiative, Grant, 2018 ‑ 2022, $145,000.
  • Improving parental engagement in children's learning and school readiness through a literacy-based text messaging program. , Ian Potter Foundation, Grant, 2019 ‑ 2022, $209,000.
  • Evaluation of the Youth Connections Program, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, Department of Social Services - Youth Connections Program, 2020 ‑ 2021, $10,000.
  • Compulsory science and mathematics subjects in senior secondary school in other jurisdictions, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Grant, 2018 ‑ 2019, $39,968.
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