Dr Katherine Dix

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (5.23)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Katherine Dix is an adjunct member of staff in the School of Education. She is currently the Senior Research Officer at Principals Australia Institute, having recently finished her role as Project Manager and Chief Statistical Analyst at Flinders University, for the national evaluations of KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood. Dr Dix has lectured in the School of Education for 10 years, in the areas of quantitative research methods, statistics, and multivariate analysis. Her work is characterised by a holistic approach and broad knowledge base in designing, analysing, and reporting large-scale longitudinal research projects conducted in educational settings.

Qualifications

PhD (Education), BEd (Secondary, Honours), MPhil (Geophysics), BSc (Geophysics, Honours)

Honours, awards and grants

Best Paper Award for Academic Excellence (2011) from the Clute Institute European Academic Conference
Nomination for the VC Award for Early Career Researcher (2010)
Commendation for MERGA 22 Conference Paper (1999)
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (1998)

Key responsibilities

Research involving KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood

Research expertise
Data format
Education systems
Evaluation
Mental health promotion in educational settings
Other education
Statistics
Research interests
Research Grants
  • 2010 Student Digital Technologies Survey; Investigators: Sweeney, T. and Dix, K.L. (Analyst)
  • 2010-2012 KidsMatter Early Childhood Evaluation; Partners: the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, beyondblue: the national depression initiative, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Early Childhood Australia (ECA); Investigators: Slee, P.T., Murray-Harvey, R. (Co-Project Leaders), Dix, K.L. (Project Manager and Senior Analyst), Krieg, S., Lawson, M.J., Askell-William, H., Skrzypiec, G.
  • 2010 KidsMatter Primary Quality Assurance Scoping Paper; Partners: beyondblue Investigators: Dix, K.L. (Project Manager), Slee, P.T., Murray-Harvey, R.
  • 2009 KidsMatter/MAC:SWD Project; Partners: Ministerial Advisory Committee: Students with Disabilities; Investigators: Dix, K.L. (Project Head), Shearer, J., Slee, P.T., Butcher, C.
  • 2006-2009 KidsMatter Primary Evaluation; Partners: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, beyondblue: the national depression initiative, the Australian Psychological Society, and Principals Australia; Investigators: Slee, P.T., Lawson, M.J., Russell, A., Askell-William, H., Dix, K.L. (Senior Researcher and Analyst), Owens, L., Skrzypiec, G., Spears, B.
  • 2005 Diversity Initiatives Grant; Investigators Askell-Williams, Dix & Murray-Harvey.

Consultancies

  • Project Management of research in school settings
  • Large-scale questionnaire development and administration
  • Online Research, Survey Design and Administration
  • Publishing and Graphic Design
  • Web Authoring, Graphic Design and Site Management
Teaching interests
  • Quantitative and Mixed-method research methods.
  • Survey and Questionnaire design and administration using traditional and web-based methods.
  • Evaluation in educational settings.
  • Translational research: translating evidence-based research into policy.
  • Student mental health and wellbeing, social-emotional learning, whole-school intervention.
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Principal supervisor: Masters of Education (1)
Associate supervisor: Honours in Education (2), Masters of Education (3)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Juliana O'Neill

Honours in Education - DEC 2012

Bethany Hewitt

Honours in Education - DEC 2012

Dony Marzuki

Master in Education - DEC 2012

Haryanto Barkir

Master in Education - DEC 2012

Nguyen Khoa Lan Anh

Master in Education - DEC 2012

Marcos Monderin

Master in Education - DEC 2012

Publications
Expert for media contact
Disability
Mental health
Schools
Evaluating children's mental health:
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Media expertise
  • Disability
  • Mental health
  • Schools
Interests
  • Evaluating children's mental health:

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