Roger is currently a senior lecturer with the School of Education at the Austrlian Catholic University. Roger has worked in a number of university environments since 1998 including UNDA, Illinios, DWU in PNG and UNND in Mindanao Philippines. Roger’s research has included a wide range of methodologies including non participant observation, document analysis, group and individual interviews, survey research including multivariate methods. He has been involved in and led evaluations of schools, while in WA, as well as researching the lives of teachers. As a research academic Roger have been active in training researchers, both through consultancy work in WA with WA Health and WA Education, higher degree research students including a significant number of successful doctoral candidates.
Roger’s present research involves a mixed methods evaluation of a special School in Sydney’s inner Western suburbs. This project includes survey and observation, group and individual interviews with teachers, parents, community members and school volunteers. Two papers from this research have been offered to the national AARE conference in December 2010. Roger has also recently (2010) completed a commissioned research for a not-for-profit group looking at their membership and some correlates of ageing and decreased numbers.