HERMES Research Group

The HERMES Research Group is made up of established, early career, and beginning researchers. Together they bring a range of interests and expertise to the study of historical experience, historical consciousness, historical culture, history education, public history, curriculum history, and the history of education.

NETWORK CONVENOR – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

RobertDr Robert J. Parkes
Associate Professor
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 498 54080
F: +612 492 17887
E: Robert.Parkes@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-parkes
W: http://robertjohnparkes.com

Dr Robert Parkes is Associate Professor in Curriculum Studies, and Convenor of the HERMES History Education Research Group, at The University of Newcastle; Founding Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education; Editor-in-Chief of Sungråpho [peer-reviewed section of HTAV ERA-listed journal Agora]; a Core Author for Public History Weekly; Founding Co-Convenor of the History and Education Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). In 2013 he was Visiting Research Fellow with the Educational History and History Didactics group in the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. His research interests include: historical representation, history teaching, and history teacher education; historical discourse, historical culture, and self-formation; and curriculum history, theory and politics.

Follow Robert on Academia.edu or Research Gate to read his latest publications.

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

DebraDr Debra Donnelly
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 16231
F: +612 492 17887
E: Debra.Donnelly@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/debra-donnelly/

Dr Debra Donnelly is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Newcastle; developer of the HERMES Collegiate initiative (to be launched in 2014); and an Associate Editor of Historical Encounters. Debra’s research interests centre on the role of visual media in the development of historical consciousness in an age of ever-increasing exposure to the visual through new technologies. Her work seeks to explore and clarify the relationship between teacher conceptual frameworks of historical understanding, problematic knowledge and historical representation, and collective memory and pedagogical practice. Debra has also undertaken research into global education and citizenship; and the role of image making in the exploration, communication and the disruption of knowledge.

Visit Debra’s university profile page to find her latest publications.

HeatherDr Heather Sharp
Lecturer
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 18700
F: +612 492 17887
E: Heather.Sharp@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/heather-sharp/

Dr Heather Sharp is a Lecturer at The University of Newcastle; convenor of the History Network for Teachers and Researchers (HNTR); and an Associate Editor of Historical Encounters. Heather’s research has included analysis of the representations of Indigenous Australians and British heritages in History textbooks across selected time periods of the Twentieth Century; and more recently, the exploration of competing representations of Gallipoli in Australian and Turkish history textbooks. Heather’s scholarship has adopted a bricolage approach that encompasses Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), historical methodologies, and visual analysis techniques, framed within a Gramscian and Althusserian understanding of hegemony.

Visit Heather’s university profile page to find her latest publications.

 

Rachel.Burke@newcastle.edu.auDr Rachel Burke
Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: rachel.Burke@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/rachel-burke

Dr Rachel Burke: is a lecturer in TESOL and Languages education at the University of Newcastle. He work examines cultural and linguistic issues associated with international student enrolment at Australian tertiary institutions, exploring the metaphoric uses of the ‘family home’ image in the Australian print media’s discussion of immigration, and currently, an analysis of media representations of plagiarism within the Australian international student program. Much of this work is explored from both linguistic and historical perspectives.

Visit Rachel’s university profile page to find her latest publications

RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE STUDENTS – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

Melanie Innes 
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: melanie.innes@uon.edu.au
U: https://newcastle-au.academia.edu/MelanieInnes

Project Focus: Curriculum Inquiry: Literacies in History education; Curriculum History; Societal Curriculum; Historical Literacy.
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Heather Sharp

VickiMrs Vicki Parkes
Associate Lecturer in Education & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Vicki.Parkes@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/vicki-parkes

 

Project Focus: Curriculum History, Scientific Literacy, History and Philosophy of Science Education.
Supervisors: Professor Jim Albright (Principal) & Assoc. Professor David Palmer

Clint
Mr Clint Sheehan
Associate Lecturer in History & HSIE Curriculum
Faculty of Education
Australian Catholic University

E: Clint.Sheehan@acu.edu.au
W: http://apps.acu.edu.au/staffdirectory/index.php?clint-sheehan

Project Focus: Information Technology, Professional Learning & History Teaching
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Catherine Hart

Barry
Mr Barry Smith
History Teacher & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Barry.Smith@uon.edu.au

 

Project Focus: The Transformation of Teachers’ Historical Consciousness and Extension History
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

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Ms Casey Taylor
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Casey.Taylor@uon.edu.au

 

Project Focus: Archaeological Sites in History Teaching
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

 

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Ms Judy Adnum
Sessional Academic & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle,

E: Judith.Adnum@newcastle.edu.au

 

Affiliate Members – Sessional & Conjoint Staff, Newcastle Australia

Emma
Dr Emma Shaw
Sessional Academic 
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Emma.Shaw@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/emma-shaw

Dr Emma Shaw is a Lecturer in the School of Education, and teaches into both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She is a member of the HERMES History Education Research Network and an Assistant Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education.

Visit Emma’s university profile page for her latest publications

Mr Gideon Boadu

Dr Gideon Boadu
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: gideon.boadu@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Gideon Boadu recently completed his PhD studies in Education at the University of Newcastle. He also holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching and a Bachelor of Education (Hons) from the University Cape Coast, Ghana. Gideon has teaching and research interests in curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education and professional development, history education, and early childhood education. His research applies constructivist epistemology to education, with focus on the nexus between teacher understandings, classroom practice, and curriculum specifications.

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Dr Basanta Poudyal
Sessional Academic
School of Education
University of Newcastle, Australia

E: basanta.poudyal@newcastle.edu.au

 

Dr Basanta Poudyal recently completed his PhD studies in Education at the University of Newcastle on ‘Representation, reception and relevance of Education policy in Nepal’, supervised by Associate Professors Robert Parkes and Heather Sharp. His research focused on the features of Nepali education and its policies by discussing the mode of educational practices and processes in Nepal. The core idea of education described in national policy and the discursive environment have influenced the policymaking and implementation process. The study elaborates on Nepal education, especially from the perspective of policymakers, cabinet members, and academics, who as professionals in the field are accountable for the planning, implementation, and assessment of education and educational policies in Nepal.

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