Dr Anne Coffey
Grad. Dip. Ed, B.P.E., M. Ed (WAust), PhD (ECowan) MACE
Coordinator, Secondary Programs

Email: Anne.Coffey@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0153

Biography
Anne Coffey is the Coordinator of Secondary Programs. She has over twenty years experience in teaching at the secondary level in a variety of metropolitan and country government schools. She has held a variety of positions at the district level for the Department of Education and Training. As Project Manager, Local Area Education Planning Anne worked closely with school administrators, parents, architects, local government and Members of Parliament in the development of new schools. In the role of Manager Operations she was involved in assisting and advising schools in matters related to Education Department policy and procedures.

Prior to joining UNDA, Anne worked as a sessional lecturer for Edith Cowan University. She is currently a senior lecturer and teaches units in both the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education and post-graduate programs. Anne has a particular research interest in the area of early adolescence and, in particular, the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Her research in this area has been used by both the Queensland and Western Australian education sectors and, in addition, she presented her research to principals from both Western Australian and Queensland as well as to parent groups. Other research interests include education policy, school organisation, youth mentoring and educational reform.
Teaching Areas
General pedagogy, teaching in the middle years and contemporary issues in secondary education.
Research Expertise and Supervision
Anne has conducted research in a number of areas including the transition of students from primary to secondary school, impact of service-learning on preparing students to work with adolescents during their teaching practicum, the use of video in developing skills in reflection in pre-service teachers, youth mentoring, middle years student leadership and using social media to support pre-service and graduate teachers.

Supervision of higher degree students in the areas of use of technology by middle school students and the perception of secondary teachers' about their status as professionals.

 

Research and engagement

Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Coffey, A. (2014). Using video to develop skills in reflection in teacher education students. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(9) 86-97.
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., Coffey, A., Cooper, T., & Jarvis, J. (2014). Youth mentoring relationships: Understanding how to prevent breakdown. Report for Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government and Communities.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Relationships: The key to successful transition from primary to secondary school. Improving Schools, 16(3) 261-271.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Moving on Up: Development of a mobile technology to support the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Paper presented at the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Forum 'Research Informing Reform', 13 August, Perth Western Australia
  • Coffey, A (2013). Moving on Up: Development of a mobile technology to support the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Paper presented at the International Middle Years of Schooling Association Conference (23-25 May 2013).
  • Chambers, D., & Coffey, A. (2012). Moving on up: Development of a responsive website to support the transition of students with special needs from primary to secondary settings. Paper presented at the Joint 2012 AASE/TPA Conference, 'Ethical Leadership for All', 11 – 13 July, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Coffey, A. (2011) "Transitioning Year 7 primary students to secondary settings in Western Australian Catholic schools: How successful was the move?" International Middle Years of Schooling Association Conference ( 26 -28 May 2011) Coffey, A. (2009) "Managing the Move". Mathematics Educators. Catholic Education Office November 2009.
  • Coffey, A. (2009) "Using Video Analysis Software to Develop Pre-Service Teachers' Presentation Skills". Paper presented at the ATEA Conference, 28 June – 1 July, Albury, NSW.
Conference Papers
  • Coffey, A. (2014). A focus on relationships: The key to successful transition from primary to secondary school. Paper presented at the inaugural Asia Pacific Conference for Adolescent Success, 13-14 September, Singapore.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Transitioning year 7 primary students to secondary settings in Western Australian Catholic Schools. Paper presented at the research round table at the 40th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, 7-9 November, Minneapolis.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Year 7 transition into high school: Getting it right. Paper presented at the Australian Council of Educational Leadership and Australian College of Educators Hot Topic Series, 12 September, Mercedes College, Perth.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Transitioning year 7 students to secondary settings in Western Australian Catholic Schools. Paper presented at the Queensland Catholic Education Office Symposium, 'Forward Focus: Year 7 Secondary Transition', 12-13 August, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Coffey, A. (2013). Moving on Up: Development of a mobile technology to support the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Paper presented at the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Forum 'Research Informing Reform', 13 August, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Coffey, A (2013). Moving on Up: Development of a mobile technology to support the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Paper presented at the International Middle Years of Schooling Association Conference 23-25 May, Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • Chambers, D., & Coffey, A. (2012). Moving on up: Development of a responsive website to support the transition of students with special needs from primary to secondary settings. Paper presented at the Joint 2012 AASE/TPA Conference, 'Ethical Leadership for All', 11 – 13 July, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Coffey, A. (2011) Transitioning Year 7 primary students to secondary settings in Western Australian Catholic schools: How successful was the move? International Middle Years of Schooling Association Conference, 26 -28 May, Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • Coffey, A. (2009) Managing the Move. Paper presented at the Catholic Education Office Mathematics Educators Annual Meeting, 20 November, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Coffey, A. (2009) Using Video Analysis Software to Develop Pre-Service Teachers' Presentation Skill". Paper presented at the ATEA Conference, 28 June – 1 July, Albury, NSW
In the Media
Education HQ Interview 29 February 2012 http://au.educationhq.com/news/18139/transition-success-is-about-relationships/

Australian Teacher Magazine, 2012

The West Australian 'Year 7s take high school in stride' 6 April 2010
Professional Affiliations
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research
Australian College of Educators
Adolescent Success
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development