Dr Margaret Kiley
Areas of expertise
- Higher Education 130103
- Specialist Studies In Education 1303
- Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302
- Other Education 1399
Main research interests focus on graduate research education and include:
- Pathways into, and from doctoral education
- The development of skills in research education
- The examination of research theses
- Threshold concepts in doctoral education
- Conceptions of research, and
- The Mobility of Australian postgraduate students
Margaret joined the ANU in December 2004 after working for three years at the University of Canberra and eight years at the University of Adelaide in the Advisory Centre for University Education (ACUE). Margaret has been involved for many years in education at school and university levels in South Australia, Northern Territory, Indonesia, ACT and England.
Margaret completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide where she undertook a longitudinal study related to the expectations and experiences of Indonesian research students studying in Australia.
Funded research includes
- Building local leadership for research education. ALTC 2011-2012 $220,000 with David Boud, Nicky Solomon, Katrina Waite and Jo McKenzie (UTS), Angela Brew (Macquarie) and Janne Malfroy (UWS) with Kevin Ryland
- I've done a coursework Masters, now I want to do a PhD: Can I? ALTC 2010-2012
- Where are our doctoral candidates coming from? ALTC 2010
- A cross-national study of the impact of an oral component on PhD examination quality. ARC Discovery 2011, 2012. Holbrook, Bourke, Lovat (Newcastle), Kiley (ANU), Paltridge (Sydney), Starfield (UNSW) $194,000.
- The roles and practices of Australian Honours programs Carrick Institute, 2007 with David Boud (UTS), Catherine Manathunga (UQ), and Robert Cantwell (Newcastle).
- Graduate Research Skills Project Carrick Institute. 2007 with Mandy Thomas (lead), ANU and Linda Hort, ANU
- Honours: What is it? 2003 at the University of Canberra
Margaret is particularly interested in being involved in supervisory panels where the candidate's project relates to aspects of docotral education.
Current research candidates:
- Ying Zhang
- Rhonda Fuzzard
- Nigel Palmer
- Will Shannon
- Susan Page
- Nonie Tuxen
- Rami Ibo
- And adviser to Martha Kinsman and Manfred Lai
Dr Lynette Johns-Boast
Engineering the Curriculum: Towards and adaptive curriculum
Dr John Fricker
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the dental profession in Australia: An approach and its implications
Dr Steve Thornton
Slow Maths: A metaphor of connectedness for school mathematics
Dr Malba Barahona
Understanding English language teacher education in Chile: A cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) perspective
Dr Imogen Mitchell
Patient Deteroration: The Effect of Humans and Systems in One Health Care System.
Dr Henk Eijkman
Online learning as curricular justice? A critical framework for higher education
Dr Monica Kennedy
Developing a holistic perspective on learning and knowledge in a public sector organisation: An exploration of workplace experience
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.