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Dr Tim Corcoran

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Learn & Teach in Higher Education, University of Sheffield, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, 2008

Contact

tim.corcoran@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68417

Biography

Tim Corcoran practiced for a decade as a Psychologist in two Queensland government departments (Education and Corrective Services) and brings a rich array of knowledge, skills and expertise to his ongoing research activities.  His academic career has involved posts in Australia, the UK and Singapore. 

Theoretically, he works from a social constructionist position and is interested in how this stance may be differentiated from more dominant psychologies (e.g. cognitive-behavioural). 
Methodologically, he employs a range of qualitative approaches to examine embodied practice and langauge use within forms of life and ways of being.

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Biography summary

Qualifications

2010 PG Cert Learning and Teaching, University of Sheffield

2008 PhD, School of Social Science and Liberal Studies, Charles Sturt University

1995 Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), James Cook University

1991 Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University

Research interests

Fields of Research

1303 Specialist Studies in Education

130312 Special education and disability

130313 Teacher education & Professional development of educators

 

1701 Psychology

170103 Educational psychology

170113 Social & Community psychology

Affiliations

  • General Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
  • Australian Psychologists and Counselors in Schools Association (Victorian Executive Member 2013-2017)
  • Member Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society Division of Educational & Child Psychology
  • Member British Psychological Society Community Psychology Section

Conferences

Recent conference presentations

  • 2019. Inviting paradox, inciting inclusion. To be presented at the annual European Conference for Education Research, 3-6 September, University of Hamburg, Hamburg.
  • 2019. Psychosocial justice and the school to prison pipeline. To be presented at the 18th Biennial International Society for Theoretical Psychology conference, 19-23 August, Aarhus University, Copenhagen.
  • 2018. Psycho-educational prospects for students in custody. Presented at the 31st Annual Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, 4-7 December, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
  • 2017. Two-part harmony: theory~practice. Presented at The Inclusive Education Summit, 27-29 October, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • 2017. This is not my life: Disrupting dominant cycles of knowing/being in educational research. Presented at the 17th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, 29 August-2 September, University of Tampere, Tampere.
  • 2017. Dis/abling theory: interdisciplinary collaborations in music education. Presented at the annual European Conference for Education Research, 22-25 August, University College UCC, Copenhagen.

Professional activities

  • Managing Editor Journal of Disability Studies in Education (Brill)
  • Editorial Board International Journal of Inclusive Education (Taylor & Francis)
  • Editorial Board Journal of Research in Special Educaitonal Needs (Wiley)
  • Editorial Board School Psychology International (Sage)
  • Editorial Board Journal of Psychosocial Studies (Policy Press)

Awards

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • 2010-2011 British Educational Research Association Meeting of Minds Fellowship
  • 2007 Charles Sturt University Postgraduate Write Up Award

Publications

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2019

Ontologies of inclusion and teacher education

B Whitburn, Tim Corcoran

(2019), pp. 1-15, Global perspectives on inclusive teacher education, Hershey, Pa., B1

chapter

Paradoxes in inclusive education: a necessary condition of relationality?

T Corcoran, L Claiborne, B Whitburn

(2019), pp. 1-14, International journal of inclusive education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Disability studies in education - building platforms to reclaim disability and recognise disablement

Roger Slee, Tim Corcoran, Marnie Best

(2019), pp. 1-11, Journal of disability studies in education, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Psychosocial justice for students in custody

Tim Corcoran, Julie White, Kitty te Riele, Alison Baker, Philippa Moylan

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 41-56, Journal of psychosocial studies, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Are the kids alright? Relating to representations of youth

T Corcoran

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 151-164, International journal of adolescence and youth, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Afterthought no longer

T Corcoran

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 249-256, Inclusive education: making sense of everyday practice, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

School psychologists and ethical challenges

M Kapoulitsas, T Corcoran

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 48-61, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Shotter's legacy

J Cromby, T Corcoran

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 27-35, History and philosophy of psychology, Leicester, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Health-inclusive higher education : listening to students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

K Hughes, T Corcoran, R Slee

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 488-501, Higher education research and development, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

What results from psychological questionnaires?

T Corcoran

(2016), pp. 71-88, Locked out: understanding and tackling school exclusion in Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, B1-1

chapter

Refracting shotter

T Corcoran, J Cromby

(2016), pp. 1-9, Joint action : essays in honour of John Shotter, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Anticipating hope

T Corcoran

(2016), pp. 209-224, Joint action : essays in honour of John Shotter, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2015

Between education and psychology: school staff perspectives

T Corcoran, D Finney

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 98-113, Emotional and behavioural difficulties, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

The potential contribution of intermediary organizations for implementation of school mental health

T Corcoran, L Rowling, M Wise

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 57-70, Advances in school mental health promotion, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Compassion fatigue and resilience: a qualitative analysis of social work practice

M Kapoulitsas, T Corcoran

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 86-101, Qualitative social work, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Technology use and teenagers diagnosed with high-functioning Autism: in and across differentiated spaces

L Ng, S Schutt, T Corcoran

(2015), pp. 167-180, Disability studies : educating for inclusion, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Being well : educated

T Corcoran, T Billington

(2015), pp. 30-48, Education as social construction : contributions to theory, research and practice, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, B1-1

chapter
2014

Critical psychologies for critical health literacies

T Corcoran

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 281-295, Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Doing restorative practices justice: questioning the psychology of affect theory

T Corcoran

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 598-610, Educational psychology reader: the art and science of how people learn, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Heterotopics: learning as second nature

T Corcoran

(2014), pp. 37-52, Psychology in education: critical theory-practice, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Inquiry-based learning with international students: an exploration in pedagogic values

T Corcoran, J Sparks

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 527-541, Educational psychology reader: the art and science of how people learn., New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Relationships with special needs students: exploring primary teachers' descriptions

C Lopez, T Corcoran

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1304-1320, International journal of inclusive education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Psychosocial paediatric training in Iraq: perspectives of trainers and students

A Al-Obaidi, T Corcoran, M Hussein, A Ghazi

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 45-56, Medicine, conflict and survival, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Discourses on behaviour: a role for restorative justice

V Harold, T Corcoran

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 45-61, The international journal on school disaffection, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Discourses on behaviour : a role for restorative justice?

V Harold, T Corcoran

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 45-61, International journal on school disaffection, Staffordshire, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Experiences of insufficiency: "walking on a ledge in the dark"

A Al-Obaidi, A Kamees, T Corcoran

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 65-77, Reimagining research for reclaiming the academy in Iraq: identities and participation in post-conflict enquiry, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Health inclusive education

T Corcoran

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 1033-1046, International journal of inclusive education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2010

What else life if not awkward?

T Corcoran

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 679-684, British journal of social psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2009

Second nature

T Corcoran, T Corcoran

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 375-388, British journal of social psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Koorie Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) Evaluation

Dr Tim Corcoran, Dr Matthew Thomas

  • 2019: $94,178
  • 2018: $18,073

Educational Transition from Custody.

Dr Tim Corcoran

  • 2019: $8,000

Industry and Other Funding

Improving Education for Young People in Remand: Forging a Prison to School Pipeline

Dr Tim Corcoran

  • 2018: $18,181
  • 2017: $16,363

Paid Non-local Study Leave Scheme (Australia) in the 2017/18 School Year

Dr Tim Corcoran, Prof Julianne Moss, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, A/Prof Dianne Toe, Dr Ben Whitburn, Mrs Maria Nicholas, Dr Kim Davies, Dr Claire Spicer, Prof Christine Ure, Dr Joanne Quick

  • 2018: $160,522

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report