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‘Nemo’s’ remarkable gene switch to a life on the reef
Fri, 12 May 2023
A new study has found extraordinary genetic changes in reef fish as they transition from hatched larvae living in the open ocean to becoming juvenile reef-dwellers.

Robed and ready: 221 new Cairns graduates
Mon, 27 Mar 2023
From improving policy development for northern Australia, to helping banana farms recover from disease, and investigating what lives in ant plants (it’s not just ants): the 17 James Cook University researchers who received their doctorates at graduation in Cairns on Friday have added to our knowledge of the world around us.

College Research

The College of Arts, Society and Education has a broad and varied research portfolio spanning the areas of Humanities, Anthropology, Archaeology, Creative Arts and Media, Social Work and Education. There is a strong research focus on the Tropics and the College is home to world-leading researchers.

Recent Humanities and Creative Arts publications

Buhrich, Alice, Winn, Nicola Bliss, Ferrier, Asa, Richards, Jimmy, Lacey, Tristin, Jensen, Wallace, Kapteyn, Michell, Ray, Owen, Roberts, Nicholas, and Wargent, Stephen (2023) Preliminary results of the Undara Archaeology Project. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, 10 (1). pp. 67-78.
Rafi, Abu Saleh Mohammad, and Morgan, Anne-Marie (2023) Translanguaging and power in academic writing discourse: the case of a Bangladeshi university. Classroom Discourse, 14 (2). pp. 192-214.


Recent Social Sciences publications


Recent Social Work publications

Carrington, Ann (2023) Making sense of the social work field education liaison role and impacts of neoliberalism: an invitation to reflect and reimagine! Social Work Education, 42 (1). pp. 80-93.
Carrington, Ann, Croker, Felicity, Lee-Ross, Amanda, Keogh, Sandra, and Dewar, Simone (2023) Critical reflections on an interprofessional collaboration to develop domestic violence curriculum in an undergraduate dentistry program. Reflective Practice, 24 (2). pp. 183-196.
Zuchowski, Ines, Cleak, Helen, and Jefferson, Grace (2023) The importance of connection: A quantitative study of students’ learning in placements completed remotely from an organisation. British Journal of Social Work, 53 (4). pp. 2370-2391.
Dewar, Simone, Mensinga, Jo, Redman-MacLaren, Michelle, and Johns, Lise (2023) A qualitative interpretivemeta-synthesis of social workers’ experience in end-of-life care. Journal of Social Work, 23 (2). pp. 280-299.


Recent Education publications

Chan, Kinnie Kin Yee, Bond, Trevor, and Yan, Zi (2023) Application of an Automated Essay Scoring engine to English writing assessment using Many-Facet Rasch Measurement. Language Testing, 40 (1). pp. 61-85.
Anderson, Candice Megan, Kandasamy, Yogavijayan, and Kilcullen, Meegan (2023) Neonatal healthcare providers’ perceptions of the feasibility of home phototherapy in neonatal jaundice. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 29 (3). pp. 568-574.