Professor Kathryn Holmes

Professor Kathryn Holmes

Director Research, School of Education,
Research and Higher Degree (SoE)

Professor of Education (Science, Mathematics and Technology),
Dean's Unit - School of Education

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University
  • MEdStud University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • DipEd University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • BSc University of Newcastle (NSW)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Research and Higher Degree (SoE)
  • Dean's Unit - School of Education

Contact

Email: K.Holmes@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 252
Mobile:
Location: J.G.15
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Albright, J., Gore, J., Smith, M. and Holmes, K. (2019), 'Operationalizing Bourdieu for the study of student aspirations : conceptual and methodological challenges', International Perspectives on Theorizing Aspirations: Applying Bourdieu's Tools, Bloomsbury Professional 9781350040335.
  • Holmes, K. and Mockler, N. (2015), 'Ongoing professional learning', Teaching and Digital Technologies: Big Issues and Critical Questions, Cambridge University Press 9781107451971.
  • Buchanan, R., Holmes, K., Preston, G. and Shaw, K. (2015), 'The global and the local : taking account of context in the push for technologization of education', Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137385444.

Journal Articles

  • Berger, N., Hanham, J., Stevens, C. and Holmes, K. (2019), 'Immediate feedback improves career decision self-efficacy and aspirational alignment', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 10 .
  • Armour, M., Parry, K., Manohar, N., Holmes, K., Ferfolja, T., Curry, C., MacMillan, F. and Smith, C. (2019), '[In Press] The prevalence and academic impact of dysmenorrhea in 21,573 young women : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Women's Health, .
  • Armour, M., Parry, K., Al-Dabbas, M., Curry, C., Holmes, K., MacMillan, F., Ferfolja, T. and Smith, C. (2019), 'Self-care strategies and sources of knowledge on menstruation in 12,526 young women with dysmenorrhea : a systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS One, vol 14, no 7 .
  • Holmes, K., Gore, J., Smith, M. and Lloyd, A. (2018), 'An integrated analysis of school students' aspirations for STEM careers : which student and school factors are most predictive?', International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, vol 16, no 4 , pp 655 - 675.
  • Hickmott, D., Prieto-Rodriguez, E. and Holmes, K. (2018), 'A scoping review of studies on computational thinking in K-12 mathematics classrooms', Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, vol 4, no 1 , pp 48 - 69.
  • Gore, J., Patfield, S., Holmes, K. and Smith, M. (2018), 'Widening participation in medicine? : new insights from school students' aspirations', Medical Education, vol 52, no 2 , pp 227 - 238.
  • Gore, J., Gibson, S., Fray, L., Smith, M. and Holmes, K. (2018), '[In Press] Fostering diversity in the creative arts by addressing students' capacity to aspire', Journal of Creative Behavior, .
  • Liu, T., Holmes, K. and Zhang, M. (2018), 'Better educational inclusion of migrant children in urban schools? : exploring the influences of the population control policy in large Chinese cities', Asian Social Work and Policy Review, vol 12, no 1 , pp 54 - 62.
  • Holmes, K. and Prieto-Rodriguez, E. (2018), 'Student and staff perceptions of a learning management system for blended learning in teacher education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 43, no 3 , pp 21 - 34.
  • Gore, J., Fray, L., Wallington, C., Holmes, K. and Smith, M. (2017), 'Australian school student aspirations for military careers : traditional perceptions in shifting contexts', Armed Forces and Society, vol 43, no 2 , pp 238 - 259.
  • Riley, N., Lubans, D., Holmes, K., Hansen, V., Gore, J. and Morgan, P. (2017), 'Movement-based mathematics :enjoyment and engagement without compromising learning through the EASY Minds program', Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, vol 13, no 6 , pp 1653 - 1673.
  • Gore, J., Holmes, K., Smith, M., Fray, L., McElduff, P., Weaver, N. and Wallington, C. (2017), 'Unpacking the career aspirations of Australian school students : towards an evidence base for university equity initiatives in schools', Higher Education Research and Development, vol 36, no 7 , pp 1383 - 1400.
  • Gore, J., Patfield, S., Holmes, K., Smith, M., Lloyd, A., Gruppetta, M., Weaver, N. and Fray, L. (2017), 'When higher education is possible but not desirable : widening participation and the aspirations of Australian Indigenous school students', Australian Journal of Education, vol 61, no 2 , pp 164 - 183.
  • Gore, J., Patfield, S., Fray, L., Holmes, K., Gruppetta, M., Lloyd, A., Smith, M. and Heath, T. (2017), 'The participation of Australian Indigenous students in higher education : a scoping review of empirical research, 2000-2016', Australian Educational Researcher, vol 44, no 3 , pp 323 - 355.
  • Gore, J., Rickards, B., Fray, L., Holmes, K. and Smith, M. (2017), 'Profiling Australian school students' interest in a nursing career : insights for ensuring the future workforce', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 35, no 2 , pp 12 - 22.
  • Liu, T., Lu, M. and Holmes, K. (2017), '[In Press] Co-parental self-efficacy and young child developmental outcomes among rural-urban migrant families', Early Child Development and Care, .
  • Riley, N., Lubans, D., Holmes, K. and Morgan, P. (2016), 'Findings from the EASY Minds cluster randomized controlled trial : evaluation of a physical activity integration program for mathematics in primary schools', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol 13, no 2 , pp 198 - 206.
  • Prieto-Rodriguez, E., Gore, J. and Holmes, K. (2016), 'Exploring quality teaching in the online environment using an evidence-based approach', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 41, no 8 , pp 22 - 39.
  • Gore, J., Barron, R., Holmes, K. and Smith, M. (2016), 'Who says we are not attracting the best and brightest? : teacher selection and the aspirations of Australian school students', Australian Educational Researcher, vol 43, no 5 , pp 527 - 549.
  • Gore, J., Holmes, K., Smith, M., Southgate, E. and Albright, J. (2015), 'Socioeconomic status and the career aspirations of Australian school students : testing enduring assumptions', Australian Educational Researcher, vol 42 , pp 155 - 177.
  • Prieto, E., Howley, P., Holmes, K., Osborn, J., Roberts, M. and Kepert, A. (2015), 'Quality teaching rounds in mathematics teacher education', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol 17, no 2 , pp 98 - 110.
  • Liu, T., Holmes, K. and Albright, J. (2015), 'Urban teachers perceptions of inclusion of migrant children in the Chinese educational institution : a comparative study', International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol 19, no 9 , pp 994 - 1008.
  • Liu, T., Holmes, K. and Albright, J. (2015), 'Predictors of mathematics achievement of migrant children in Chinese urban schools : a comparative study', International Journal of Educational Development, vol 42 , pp 35 - 42.
  • Holmes, S., Holmes, K. and Sargent, M. (2014), 'Raising the stakes : more electronic gambling machines equals how many more problem gamblers?', Journal of Gambling Business & Economics, vol 8, no 2 , pp 16 - 33.
  • Sargent, M. and Holmes, K. (2014), 'An empirical analysis of the use of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index in assessing the distribution of electronic gaming machines and its socio-economic implications', International Gambling Studies, vol 14, no 2 , pp 251 - 265.
  • Riley, N., Lubans, D., Holmes, K. and Morgan, P. (2014), 'Rationale and study protocol of the EASY Minds (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds) program : cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school-based physical activity integration program for mathematics', BMC Public Health, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Sargent, M. and Holmes, K. (2014), 'The application of a concentration measure in assessing expenditure and tax yield implications of the distribution of Electronic Gaming Machines', International Gambling Studies, vol 14, no 1 , pp 1 - 14.
  • Shaw, K., Holmes, K., Preston, G., Smith, M. and Bourke, S. (2014), 'Innovative teaching and learning. Part 2 : Spotlight on innovative practice', Scan (North Sydney), vol 33, no 3 , pp 29 - 38.
  • Shaw, K., Holmes, K., Preston, G., Smith, M. and Bourke, S. (2014), 'Innovative teaching and learning : from research to practice. Part one', Scan (North Sydney), vol 33, no 2 , pp 19 - 28.
  • Holmes, K., Clement, J. and Albright, J. (2013), 'The complex task of leading educational change in schools', School Leadership and Management, vol 33, no 3 , pp 270 - 283.
  • Holmes, K., Preston, G., Shaw, K. and Buchanan, R. (2013), ''Follow' me : networked professional learning for teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 38, no 12 , pp 55 - 65.
  • Holmes, K., Bourke, S., Preston, G., Shaw, K. and Smith, M. (2013), 'Supporting innovation in teaching : what are the key contextual factors?', International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, vol 1, no 1 , pp 85 - 102.
  • Buchanan, R., Holmes, K., Preston, G. and Shaw, K. (2012), 'Basic literacy or new literacies? : examining the contradictions of Australia's education revolution', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 37, no 6 , pp 97 - 110.
  • Albright, J., Clement, J. and Holmes, K. (2012), 'School change and the challenge of presentism', Leading and Managing, vol 18, no 1 , pp 78 - 90.
  • Holmes, K., Faff, R. and Clacher, I. (2010), 'Style analysis and dominant index timing : an application to Australian multi-sector managed funds', Applied Financial Economics, vol 20, no 4 , pp 293 - 301.
  • Eacott, S. and Holmes, K. (2010), 'Leading reform in mathematics education : solving a complex equation', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol 12, no 2 , pp 84 - 97.
  • Holmes, K. (2009), 'Planning to teach with digital tools : introducing the interactive whiteboard to pre-service secondary mathematics teachers', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol 25, no 3 , pp 351 - 365.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2008), 'Estimating the performance attributes of Australian multi-sector managed funds within a dynamic Kalman filter framework', International Review of Financial Analysis, vol 17, no 5 , pp 998 - 1011.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2008), 'Style drift and fund performance in up and down markets : Australian evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, vol 4, no 6 , pp 395 - 398.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2008), 'Style analysis, customized benchmarks, and managed funds : new evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, vol 4, no 4 , pp 253 - 258.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2007), 'Style drift, fund flow and fund performance : new cross-sectional evidence', Financial Services Review, vol 16, no 1 , pp 55 - 71.
  • Holmes, K. (2005), 'Analysis of asynchronous online discussion using the SOLO taxonomy', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol 5 , pp 117 - 127.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2004), 'Stability, asymmetry and seasonality of fund performance : an analysis of Australian multi-sector managed funds', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, vol 31, no 3-4 , pp 539 - 578.
  • Holmes, K. and Faff, R. (2000), 'Cross-sectional determinants of managed fund risk and performance : evidence for Australian equity trusts', Accounting, Accountability and Performance, vol 6, no 1 , pp 55 - 76.

Conference Papers

  • Atwa, S., Mason, G., Holmes, K., Nammi, S. and Hegazi, I. (2018), 'Transition pedagogy and curriculum in an 'en/abling' tertiary program informing regular university curriculum', World Curriculum Studies Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Atwa, S., Mason, G., Holmes, K., Nammi, S. and Hegazi, I. (2018), 'Transition pedagogy and curriculum in an extended tertiary program informing regular university curriculum', Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, Wellington, N.Z..
  • Holmes, K., Prieto-Rodriguez, E., Hickmott, D. and Berger, N. (2018), 'Using coding to teach mathematics : results of a pilot project', International STEM in Education Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Prieto, E. and Holmes, K. (2014), 'Online students' perceptions of interactive tools to support postgraduate learning of mathematics', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Cool Schools', Research Report
  • 2017, 'Choosing VET: Investigating the VET Aspirations of School Students', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Choosing University: The Impact of Schools and Schooling: Final Report to the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Investigating the factors that influence the choice of teaching as a first career : a report commissioned by the Queensland College of Teachers', Research Report
  • 2013, 'ITL Australia: Innovative Teaching and Learning 2013: ITL Research Australia, 2011-2012 Phase Two Report', Research Report

Current Projects

Title: Advancing the mathematical ability self-concept and motivation of primary students with learning difficulties
Funder:
  • Learning Links
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey and Kathryn Holmes
Years: 2019-03-04 - 2019-12-20
ID: P00025597
Title: Improving the Drinking Culture in Australia
Funder:
  • Momento Hospitality
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes, Brenda Dobia and Christina Curry
Years: 2018-12-18 - 2020-01-31
ID: P00025455

Previous Projects

Title: "Unlocking Capacity and Empowering Choices": Indigenous Students' Aspirations for Higher Education [via UON - no funds to WSU]
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes
Years: 2016-08-22 - 2017-03-31
ID: P00023620
Title: Guiding futures: The role of teachers in the formation of students' aspirations for higher education [via UON - no funds to WSU]
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes
Years: 2016-08-22 - 2017-03-31
ID: P00023619
Title: Introduction to Teaching for Tutors Online Professional Development
Funder:
  • North Shore Coaching College
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes and Nathan Berger
Years: 2017-09-18 - 2018-07-27
ID: P00024563
Title: Evaluation of the CEDP Numeracy and Mathematics Strategy
Funder:
  • Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes and Nathan Berger
Years: 2016-05-04 - 2016-08-31
ID: P00023458
Title: Building statistical literacy for success in higher education [via UON - no funds to WSU]
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kathryn Holmes
Years: 2016-12-16 - 2017-03-31
ID: P00023710
Title: Development and piloting of a menstrual health literacy program for women aged under 25
Funder:
  • Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Mike Armour, Kathryn Holmes, Caroline Smith, Freya Macmillan, Tania Ferfolja and Christina Curry
Years: 2018-01-15 - 2019-04-30
ID: P00024520

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