Dr Anne Coffey
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. During this time she was heavily involved with the School Drug Education Project and delivered professional development to both primary and secondary teachers in the area of drug education.
Anne has held a variety of positions at the district level for the Education Department of Western Australia. As Project Manager, Local Area Education Planning Anne worked closely with school administrators, parents, architects, local government and Members of Parliament in the development and building 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 is currently a member of the Academic Research Working Group for the Western Australian Youth Mentoring Reforms Project.
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 she has 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.
Coffey, A., Berlach, R.G., & O’Neill. (2013). Transitioning Year 7 Primary Students to Secondary Settings in Western Australian Catholic Schools: How Successful Was the Move?
Research in Middle Level Education Online, 36(10), 1-15.
Chambers, D., & Coffey, A. (2013). Development of a mobile optimised website to support students with special seeds transitioning from primary to secondary settings. Australasian Journal of Special Education, Available on CJO 2013 doi:10.1017/jse.2013.6.
Coffey, A., Berlach, R. G., & O’Neill, M. (2011). Transitioning year 7 primary students to secondary settings in Western Australian Catholic schools: A description of the process. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 83(2), 6-17.
O’Neill, M., Coffey, A., Lavery, S., Oaten, J., & Thompson, L. (2011). The L.E.A.D. project: Leading educational achievement through dialogue 2010. A report of the Research Team of the School of Education, University of Notre Dame Australia.
Coffey, A. (2009). Managing the move. ResearchOnline@ND, University of Notre Dame Australia.
Hands, B., Parker, H., Coffey, A., Clark-Burg, K., Das, A., Gerrard, P., et al. (2009). Interactive video analysis to develop learning and assessment of university students’ practical and communication skills. NSW: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Conference Presentations Include:
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