Research Reports


Attard, C. (2019) Fast Tracking the Future Education Program: Sydney metro Professional Development Project. A research report commissioned by Sydney Metro. Penrith, N.S.W.: Western Sydney University.

Attard, C. (2019) Middle Years Mathematics: Improving Teaching and Learning Through Action Research. Final Report. Penrith, N.S.W.: Western Sydney University.

Dattner, F., Adams, S., Alexander, K., Cano, M., Clarke, K., Clarke, K., Collins, D., Conn, C., Doyle, B., Dubini, A., Feeney, M., Goh, A., Gray, T., Hann, M., Hart, M., Hessenberger, D., Humanes, A., Jahangir A., Lopez, U., Oaten, M., Payo Payo, A., Perez-Porro, A., Sealey, K., Taranovic, V., Unterstell, N., Verspoor, K., Ward-Fear, G., Wang, L. & Wehi. C. (2019). Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters: A Homeward Bound Global Review and Fact Sheet Investigating Gender Inequality in STEMM. Homeward Bound Projects. Sydney, NSW: Centre for EducationalResearch, Western Sydney University.

Dobia, B. (2019). “Every client has a trauma history.” Teaching respectful relationships to marginalised youth: An evaluation of NAPCAN’s Respectful Relationships Program Northern Territory 2017-2018. Penrith NSW: Western Sydney University. DOI: 10.26183/5d19b38f9960d

Dobia, B., Truong, S., Ward, K. & Regalado, J. (2019). Wilding nature play for children and families: An evaluation of The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden at Centennial Parklands, Sydney. Penrith NSW: Western Sydney University. DOI: 10.26183/5d5224409fa67

Ferfolja, T., Asquith, N., Brady, B. & Hanckel, B. (2018). Diversity and Safety on Campus @ Western. Western Sydney University.

Gray, T., Bates, K., Graham, C., Han, F. (2019). Exploring Ways to Elevate Women's Leadership Voices to Achieve Career Longevity and Gender Parity.

Gray, T., Truong, S., Reid, C., Ward, K., Singh, M. & Jacobs, M. (2018). Vertical Schools and Green Space: Canvassing the Literature. Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University.

Hughes, J. (2019). A background paper on the history of the New South Wales curriculum since 1989: context, cases and commentary on curriculum change. Available on the NESA website:

Ovenden, G., Salter, M., Ullman, J., Denson, N., Robinson, K. H., Noonan, K., … Huppatz, K. E. (2019). Sorting it Out: Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GBTIQ) Men's Attitudes and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault. Retrieved from

Watkins, M., Noble, G. & Wong, A. (2019). It's Complex! Working with Students of Refugee Backgrounds and Their Families in New South Wales Public Schools, N.S.W. Teachers' Federation.


Attard, C. (2018) The Euclid Project: Improving Middle Years Student Engagement With Mathematics Through Action Research: Final Report. Queanbeyan Network, NSW: New South Wales Department of Education.

Dollin, J., Somerville, M. (2018) Developing local sustainability initiatives in Western Sydney. Report in Academia and Communities: Engaging for Change: Innovation in local and global learning systems for sustainability. Learning contributions of the Regional Centres of Expertize on Education for Sustainable Development. Tokyo, Japan: United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study ofSustainability (UNU-IAS).

Dune, T. M., Ullman, J., Ferfolja, T., Hanckel, B., & Garga, S. (2018). Welcoming Social Wellness: Exploring the Impact of LGBTIQ-Affirming Health and Community Care on Older Gender and Sexuality-Diverse Women's Wellbeing and Sense of Belonging. Penrith, N.S.W.: Western Sydney University. doi:10.26183/5bac292dc443f

D’Warte, J. (2018). Enhancing English Learning: Building on Linguistic and Cultural Repertoires in 3 School Settings, Report to NSW Department of Education 2018. NSW: Department of Education and Communities.

Mackay, K. Moustakim M., Mupenzi A., & Mar P. (2018) Navigating Resettlement: Matched Mentoring and Creative Media Design for Refugee and Migrant Youth in Transition, Greater Western Sydney. NSW: SydWest Multicultural Services.

Madden, A., Arora V., Holmes K., Pfautsch S. (2018). Cool Schools.NSW: Western Sydney University. doi:10.26183/5b91d72db0cb7

Tracey, D. (2018). Fostering a Culture of Evaluation to Understand and Increase the Social Benefit of Community First Step’s Activities. Penrith, NSW: Western Sydney University.

Truong S., Gray, T., Tracey D., Ward K. (2018). The Impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening Program on Perceived Health, Wellbeing, and Social Benefits in Social Housing Communities in NSW. Penrith, NSW: Western Sydney University. doi:10.4225/35/5ad9684c3e724

Truong S., Ward, K., Tracey D., Gray, T. (2018). ACT in the Outdoors: A Program Based on Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Adventure Therapy: Facilitator Manual. Penrith, NSW: Western Sydney University. doi:10.4225/35/5a961c4140818

Ullman J., Smith, M. (2018). LGBTIQA+ Teachers’ Experiences of Workplace Discrimination and Disadvantage: Report to New South Wales Departmental Stakeholders. Penrith, NSW: Western Sydney University. doi:10.4225/35/5b20aa3eff6db

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