Margaret Anne's current leadership responsibilities as senior lecturer Education  include:

Course Coordinator: Graduate Certificate Research Methods; Master of Education

Acting Course Coordinator Graduate Certificate of Career Development; Master of Guidance and Counselling & Master of Guidance and Counselling (2015, 2016, 2017)

Course Performance Reports: Graduate Certificate Research Methods; Master of Guidance and Counselling; Graduate Certificate of Career Development; Master of Education; Graduate Certificate of Education

Strategic and sustained leadership in curriculum reform: Master of Education - only education course to secure CRICOS registration

Quality assurance: course accreditation (Australian Counselling Association; Singapore Association for Counselling; Career Industry Council of Australia)

Subject Coordinator: Master of Guidance and Counselling (ED5862; ED5863; ED5864; ED5857; ED5859) and Master of Education (ED5880)

Human Ethics Advisor Education Research and Teaching (Primary and Secondary 2012-2017)

Co-Leading the JCU Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference

Leading the Prevent Cyber Bullying Education project: http://www.preventcyberbullyingjcu.com.au

Leading the tri-campus Guidance, Counselling and Career Development Course Community Site

Prior to joining JCU Singapore (November 2010), Margaret Anne worked in private practice as an education consultant. In this role, Margaret Anne strategically led curriculum innovation and curriculum reform projects: Bond University Guiding Children’s Behaviour project (2007-2009); Lifeline Community Care professional development program (2002-2005); Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese NSW Behaviour project (2002-2006).

Margaret Anne's areas of research and educational consultancy include -

  • Professional teacher and student
  • Preventing cyber bullying 
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Young children's social behaviour
  • Character education
  • Third culture kids
  • ED5857: Assessment (Level 5; CNS & SIN)
  • ED5862: Foundations of Counselling Theory (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5863: Foundations of Counselling Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5864: Advanced Counselling (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • ED5880: Educational Leadership (Level 5; CNS & SIN)
  • ED5960: Teaching for Learning in Diverse Primary School Contexts (Level 5; TSV)
  • RM8101: Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • RM8102: Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Designing, leading, managing, and monitoring the development of the Indooroopilly Montessori Children’s House ‘Guided Choices’ program (1999 – 2010).
  • Behaviour Management, Training and Development - sponsored by the Queensland Government Department of Families through Lifeline delivered by Crèche and Kindergarten (2002-2004).
  • Senior consultant to the Wilcannia – Forbes Diocese (NSW) leading the major initiative of a contemporary approach to behaviour development and management for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children (2002 – 2006). In towns such as Wilcannia and Broome cultural change with educators developing skills and competencies to significantly improve Indigenous education was a successful project outcome.
  • Sage companion for Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Support Teacher Renewal Program (2002 - 2006). School based learning support teachers were mentored in a change of mindset - the inclusive paradigm. Staff learnt new ways of working with children, teachers, and families, supporting the inclusion of children with special needs within the pre, primary and secondary school settings.
  • Bond University Guiding Children’s Behaviour consultancy project. This project was a Commonwealth government research grant awarded through FACSIA to Professional Support Network Queensland (2007-2009).
  • Archdiocese Commission for Schools Singapore Character Education Program $70,000 (2012-2017)
  • Singapore Gurkhas Police Regiment Paraprofessional counselors (2013)
  • Guest editor of the special edition of The International Journal of Innovation, Creativity, and Change (2017)
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Global Mobility
  • Editorial board Australian Counselling Research Journal (2016- current)
  • Guest editor of the special edition of eTropics HDR symposium (2014)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning JCU
  • 2016 - TropEco Highly Commended Learning and Teaching Award James Cook University
  • 2015 - TropEco Learning and Teaching Award James Cook University
  • 2012 - Best Academic of the Year JCU Singapore
  • 2012 - Mom’s Choice Gold Award USA: excellence in family-friendly products for "Friendly Facts"
  • 2011 - Employee of the Year JCU Singapore
  • Australian Psychology and School Counsellor Association
  • 2017 - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • 2013 - Membership Singapore Association for Counselling Clinical Supervision Subcommittee
  • 2011 - Career Development Association of Australia
  • 2011 - Singapore Association for Counselling
  • 2011 - Australian Counselling Association
  • 2000 - Early Childhood Australia
  • 2013 - Singapore Association for Counselling Ethics Subcommittee 2013
  • 2016 to 2017 - Scholarship National Excellence in School Leadership Institute
  • 2012 - Chairperson of the JCUS Pearls committee, championing women’s voices in the community

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Conference Papers

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 62+ research outputs authored by Dr Margaret Anne Carter from 1999 onwards.


Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • A Case Study Exploring the Efficacy of Using Circles Solutions Pedagogy and Philosophy to Support Student Well-Being (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Integrating Orientation and Mobility for Students with Vision Impairment into the Australian Curriculum. A Narrative and Autoethnography Inquiry. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Art of Wellbeing in the Classroom (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Familial suicides; learnings from families and kinship about the healing journey. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The New English Language Education Curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Intentions and Tensions in Curriculum Design and Enactment (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Building capabilities of higher education professional staff within the current neoliberal environment: case studies of regional universities in Australia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Sustainable Practices that Positively Influence a Wellbeing Culture in Schools (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Search for Counsellor's Professional Identity: A Singapore Study (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Current Wellbeing of Visual Art Students in Australia: Cultivating Wellbeing Through Tertiary Teaching Strategies (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Exploring meaningful student engagement through teaching academics' nuanced practices in contemporary university environments: A North Queensland study (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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