Professor Susan Walker

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education


Personal details

Positions

Professor
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education

Keywords

Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Epistemic Beliefs, Inclusive Education, Executive Function, Teacher Education, Transition To School

Discipline

Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MEd(Research) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BEd(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations


  • Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA)
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA);
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
  • European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP)
  • European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI)

Teaching

Dr Walker's teaching includes post graduate supervision for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students with project foci including inclusive education, early intervention, parent involvement and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Higher Degree Research student projects include:

  • Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Promote Mother-Child Interaction and Child Development in Bangladesh
  • Fathers in Australia: A longitudinal study of fathers’ parenting and wellbeing, and associations with children’s social-emotional development.
  • Differentiated learning opportunities for children with learning disabilities
  • Teacher-child Relationship Quality for Young Children with Parent Reported Language Concerns
  • The effectiveness of a short-term group music therapy intervention with young parents and their children
  • Parent decisions regarding paid work and care of the child
  • Mothers of Young Children with Special Needs: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Relationships between Well-being and Engagement in Work
  • Risk and resilience: School and family influences on the social adjustment and academic achievement of young Australian children
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs - Academic and Social Adjustment in the Early Years
  • Early non-parental child care in Australia: Quality of care, patterns of care and developmental outcomes for Australian children


Dr Walker also teaches in research methodology, specifically quantitative research methods.

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

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Awards

Research projects

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Fathers in Australia: A longitudinal study of fathers' parenting and wellbeing, and associations with children's social-emotional development
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kate Williams
  • DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF A PARENTING INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE MOTHER-CHILD INTERACTION IN UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES IN BANGLADESH
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Linda Gilmore
  • TEACHERS' BELIEFS AND PRACTICES AROUND THE PROMOTION OF READING FOR PLEASURE AMONG PRIMARY CHILDREN
    MPhil, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Stacey Campbell