The following areas of research are available in the AOUs of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law:

School of Education

  • Arts Education
  • Assessment
  • Attitudes to school
  • Behaviour management in schools
  • Child, adolescent, family development
  • Cognitive analysis of learning and teaching
  • Critical thinking
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational leadership and management
  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • Ethics
  • Gender, culture and education
  • Gifted education
  • History of education
  • Inclusion of students with special needs and inclusive practices
  • Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Instructional psychology and problem solving
  • International education
  • Literacy
  • Literacy education
  • Literacy learning difficulties 
  • Mathematics education
  • Metacognition
  • Motivation
  • Numeracy
  • Numeracy Education
  • Numeracy learning difficulties
  • Organisational structures and systems
  • Peer relationships involving peer conflict, aggressive behaviour and bullying
  • Philosophy of education
  • Physical education curriculum development
  • Place-based education
  • Problem-based learning
  • Race, culture and education
  • Race, gender, nation and education
  • Religion and education
  • Rural education
  • School-wide and systems-wide approaches to management of student behaviour
  • Science education
  • Second language acquisition
  • Social justice education
  • Sociology of education
  • Sports coaching pedagogy
  • Student wellbeing
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher wellbeing 
  • Teachers learning and professional development
  • Teachers' lives and works - contemporary and historical
  • Tertiary teaching
  • Vision impairment

School of Humanities

Archaeology

  • Anthropological Archaeology
  • Archaeological Science
  • Bio-Archaeology
  • Community and Public Archaeology
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Faunal Analysis
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Indigenous Australian Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Modern Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Palaeo-Ecology and Palaeo-Climate
  • Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry

Australian Studies

  • Aboriginal Art and education
  • Aboriginal literature(s) and languages
  • Australia/Asia literary responses
  • Australian cultural history (Performing Arts/Popular)
  • Australian cultural studies
  • Australian feminist theory
  • Australian poetry
  • Australian studies/Indigenous studies - interdisciplinary approaches
  • Australian women's writing
  • Community studies
  • Contemporary Australian literature
  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural policy
  • Curriculum initiatives in teaching, learning and ethics
  • Indigenous education
  • Indigenous history
  • Indigenous Knowledges
  • Indigenous research methodologies and epistemes
  • Museology
  • Post-Colonial writing and theory
  • Racialisation theory
  • Reconciliation studies
  • Travelling/touring as cultural practice
Drama
  • Comedy and satire
  • Corporeality, dance and physical theatre
  • Directing, performance making and actor training
  • Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
  • Emotion and corporeality
  • e-Research methdologies for the performing arts
  • Ibsen studies
  • Intercultural studies and the cultural politics of performance
  • Modernist theatre
  • Music theatre, Brecht and Sondheim
  • New media and technologies in performance
  • Performance and gender 
  • Popular performance and social performance
  • Reviewing and criticism
  • Shakespeare on stage and screen
  • Social performance
  • Television drama
  • Theatre historiography

English and Creative Writing

  • Australian cultural studies, especially about everyday life
  • Australian literature (including Asian links, political satire, South Australian writing, colonial writing, travel writing, memoirs and 'Race' relations in Neo/Post colonial Australia)
  • Authorship and reading practices
  • Autobiographical writing
  • Children's literature
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Contemporary Australian fiction
  • Contemporary British fiction
  • Contemporary life narrative (auto/biography) in various media
  • Creative writing - poetry, short stories, journals, novels, pedagogy
  • Cultural memory and commemoration; trauma
  • Eighteenth-century satire
  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century poetry
  • Historical fiction
  • Life writing
  • Medieval and epic poetry
  • New literatures in English
  • Postcolonial and travel writing
  • Postmodern Literature in English
  • Professional English and editing
  • Renaissance drama and poetry
  • Scottish language and literature since 1700
  • Shakespeare's oeuvre and related topics
  • Thrillers and crime fiction
  • Twentieth-century American literature
  • Twentieth-century novels and poetry
  • Women's writing

French

  • Discourse analysis 
  • French migration to Australia
  • General French grammar (modern trends, historical developments)
  • Intercultural communication 
  • Lexicography
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second/foreign language reading - theory and practice
  • Sociolinguistics
  • The French media

Italian

  • 20th century Italian poetry and narrative
  • Applied linguistics
  • CALL (Computer assisted language learning)
  • Dante studies
  • Italian migration to Australia
  • Italian-Australian poetry and narrative
  • Second language acquisition
  • Translation theory

Legal Studies

  • Children, young people and the law
  • Citizen's access to justice
  • Comparative family law reform
  • Comparative legal cultures
  • Cultural heritage and the law
  • Family law and social policy
  • Family violence
  • Law and history
  • Law and inequality in Australia 
  • Law, welfare and social justice
  • Legal Aid in China
  • Regulating New Technologies
  • Victims of violent workplace crime

Modern Greek

  • Greek-Australian writing
  • Greek migration to Australia (history, multiculturalism, literature)
  • Nineteenth and twentieth century French and Greek literature and literary criticism
  • Research and develop material for Modern Greek teaching and learning

Philosophy

  • Aesthetics
  • Cognitive science
  • Epistemology and metaphysics
  • Greek philosophy
  • History and philosophy of science
  • History of philosophy
  • Marxism and economic theory
  • Moral philosophy
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of psychology
  • Political philosophy

Spanish

  • Communicative competence, multimedia and personal variables in second language learning
  • Comparative Literature: Argentina and Australia
  • Contemporary Argentinian narrative
  • Contemporary Spanish narrative
  • Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
  • Contemporary Spanish Poetry
  • Creative writing in Spanish
  • Humberto Maturana's Biology of Cognition
  • Images of life in Spanish poetry
  • Latin American Contested Theories
  • Latin American Film
  • Latin American Literature and Popular Culture
  • Methods and approaches to teaching and learning a second language/Spanish as a second language
  • Micro-fiction: Theory and Practice
  • Poetic images of the Spanish family
  • Processes of De-linking and Decolonization in Latin American Popular Practices
  • Spanish poetic reworkings of religious texts
  • The poet and Spanish society
  • The role of computers in second language learning
  • The Spanish Civial War in Spanish Literature
  • Topics in contemporary Latin American and Spanish cultural history and politics
  • Translation (Spanish/English, English/Spanish)
  • Twentieth Century Spanish poetry


Screen and Media

  • 3D modelling, animation, compositing 
  • American cinema history
  • Anti bullying educational resources
  • Asian cinema
  • Aspergers educational resources
  • Australian cinema
  • Censorship and other forms of regulation in film and television industries
  • Children's media
  • Cinema as social and aesthetic institution
  • Cross-cultural issues in media communication
  • Digital aesthetics / critical theory of techology 
  • Digital game preservation 
  • Digital life narrative (online)
  • Digital media and multimedia
  • Digial music composition
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • Educational resources for health professionals - dementia
  • Ethnographic and anthropological filmmaking
  • Feminist and queer theories of screen media
  • Film theory and analysis
  • Games critical review/analysis
  • Game design 
  • Histories of digital technology
  • Information Visualisation
  • Interaction design
  • Interactivity
  • Japanese cinema aesthetics
  • Low budget feature film production
  • Maritime documentary production
  • Natural history film making
  • Producing
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Real-time panorama capture
  • Social impact of new media technologies
  • Television history, theory and critical analysis
  • Usability studies

Tourism

  • Children's Interpretation
  • Cruise ship tourism
  • Cultural Landscape identification, interpretation and management
  • Festival and Event design, marketing, management and evaluation
  • Geotourism
  • Indigenous Tourism - its delivery and interpretation
  • Interpretation, planning and implementation
  • Optimal experience at festival and events
  • Regional Tourism
  • Site interpretation which incorporates appropriate understanding of evolution, history and function, leading to an accurate and entertaining understanding of "sense of place"
  • Site management for sustainable tourism development
  • Social impact for festivals and events
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism, culture and heritage interaction, partnerships and best practice


School of Law (including Criminal Justice)

  • Children 
  • Commercial law
  • Court Policy and Administration
  • Crime, law and justice
  • Corporate and Transnational Crime (including white collar crime, trafficking in human beings and environmental)
  • Criminal Justice System (including juries, youth justice, detention and imprisonment, policing, crime policy, restorative justice and victims)
  • Criminal Law
  • Cultural Criminology (including crime and the media and representations of crime)
  • Dispute resolution
  • Health law and policy
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous legal issues
  • International Law (including international criminal law and humanitarian law)
  • Labour law and industrial relations
  • Legal and criminal justice education
  • Legal profession and legal practice
  • Legal theory and legal history
  • Media Law 
  • Professional and research ethics
  • Property housing and heritage law
  • Public law
  • Women gender and law
  • See also http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/law/research/expertise.php


Department of Theology

  • Bioethics
  • Church and society
  • Church history
  • Church, sacraments and ministry
  • Doctrines of God and creation
  • Ecology and theology
  • Ethics and ageing
  • Gospels
  • Liturgy and worship
  • Old Testament studies
  • Pauline literature
  • Social setting of early Christians
  • Spirituality
  • Theology and philosophy
  • Theology and science
  • Wisdom literature