Sue McGinty is an Adjunct Professor in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre, Office of the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor at JCU. She is now retired,

Prof McGinty has worked in the fields of Education and Indigenous Australian Studies as a teacher and researcher with special expertise in Indigenous Education. She has won several nationally competitive grants to examine ways of reengaging young people who have disengaged from schooling, and to create digital repositories for Indigenous histories. She has published many papers in her field of research as well as on issues in higher education. She has been a successful supervisor of graduate students winning an Australian Learning and Teaching Program Award for Postgraduate Teaching and Supervision in 2009.

  • Excellence in Indigenous education
  • Flexible learning options for disenfranchised young people
  • Epistemological interpretations in research
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  • 2015 - Lifetime Achievement Award for Postgraduate Supervision
  • 2010 - JCU supervisor of the Year
  • 2009 - Australian Learning and Teaching Award – Postgraduate Program. With Felecia Watkin Lui and Yvonne Cadet-James
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Australian Association of Research in Education
  • 2014 to 2017 - Chair, St Patrick's College Board
  • 2007 to 2012 - Deputy Chair: Edmund Rice Education Australia

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.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 47+ research outputs authored by Prof Sue McGinty from 2000 onwards.

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Gauging the value of flexible learning options for disenfranchised youth and the Australian community

Indicative Funding
$309,000 over 4 years, in partnership with Brotherhood of St Laurence ($18,000 over 3 yrs); Centacare Townsville ($15,000 over 3 yrs); Northern Territory Department of Education and Children's Services ($19,500 over 3 yrs); the Catholic Education Office ($19,500 over 3 yrs); the Edmund Rice Education Australia ($15,000 over 3 yrs); Victoria University Of Wellington ($6,200 over 2 yrs) and Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development ($18,000 over 3 yrs)
Flexible learning options (FLOs) for young people who have disengaged from schooling are expected to assist in raising educational attainment, but evidence of their economic and social value to date has been anecdotal. This project gauges the value of FLOs across three Australian states and the Northern Territory with the development of an analytic tool that takes into account the complexity of young people's lives together with their stories into an integrated analysis that provides rigorous evidence. The project develops a superior measurement of outcomes from educational interventions for wider use as well as specific findings to inform policy and practice about young people's access to education.
Sue McGinty, Riccardo Welters, Brian Lewthwaite, Katarina Te Riele, Val Wallace and Hurriyet Babacan in collaboration with Dale Murray, David Murray, Eva Lawler, Mary Retel, George Myconos and Tony McMahon (Indigenous Education & Research Centre, College of Business, Law & Governance, College of Arts, Society & Education, Victoria University (Melbourne), Cairns Institute, Edmund Rice Education Australia, VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, NT Department of Education and Childrens Services, Catholic Education Office, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centacare (Catholic Family Services))
alternative education; marginalised youth; cost benefit analysis

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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.

  • More Than The Power of Two: Leading School Improvement in Indigenous Education (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Birthing on Mornington Island: Culture, Identity and our Aspirations for the Future. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Transitions from Remote Indigenous Community to Boarding School: the Lockhart River Experience (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Familial suicides; learnings from families and kinship about the healing journey. (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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