Dr Jose Hanham

Research Program: Music Cognition and Action


I was awarded my PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2009. My doctoral research focused on the cognitive and motivational processes that underlie group learning processes in schools.

Currently, my research focuses on the impact of cognitive load on human performance, the testing effect, collaborative learning, digital technologies for learning, and mentoring practices. I specialise in experimental design and large-scale survey studies and use a range multivariate techniques including, multilevel modelling and structural equation modelling.

Research Interests

Cognitive Load Theory and Effects, Collaborative Learning, The Testing Effect,  Digital Technologies, Human Motivation, Mentoring, Instructional Design.

Qualifications and Honours

  • PhD UNSW 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Honours First Class) UNSW 2002
  • Diploma of Education UNSW 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts UNSW 1999

Position / School:

  • Senior Lecturer - School of Education


For a full listing of my publications, please click here publications.(opens in a new window)

Contact Jose

Phone+61 2 4736 0194
LocationWestern Sydney University Kingswood Campus