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Buckley-Walker, Kellie A. Dr.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Science - School of Education

Research Overview


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker’s area of interest is assessment in education, with a particular focus on classroom based assessment. Her experience as a classroom teacher and educator of pre-service teachers has increased her interest in how classroom teachers design, analyse and interpret classroom based assessment tasks and data. Specifically her research interests involve:

    Data and assessment literacy
    Teacher’s data analysis skills
    Validity in classroom assessment
    Teacher education

    As an Early Career Researcher she has been involved in a number of research projects including:

    ARC Linkage grant entitled “Multiliteracy testing: a criterion-referenced tool to assess secondary students’ multiliteracy learning within a technology-rich, multimodal domain.”
    Early Career Research grant through the faculty of social sciences entitled “Investigating the data literacy skills of in-service teachers”.
    Higher Equity Participation and Partnership Program funded project entitled “Designing and implementing an evaluation framework for a ‘whole of institution’ approach to the ‘transition, retention, completion and transition out’ of equity cohorts”.
    A self-funded research project entitled “Collaborative Practices in Assessment Design”

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Professional Development in Education
    2017

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Education
    2017

    Published In
    Advances in Dual Diagnosis
    2013

    Published In
    International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
    2010

    Published In
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Classroom-based assessment.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, School of Psychology, Exploring changes in identity in family recovery processes 2013
  • Bachelor of Psychology in Psychology, Psychology 2007
  • B.E. in Education, University of Wollongong, Education 1992

Teaching Overview


  • Kellie has had 15 years teaching experience in NSW secondary schools. While teaching part-time she completed her Bachelor of Psychology and then left teaching to complete her PhD in Psychology. While completing her PhD she tutored in a variety of Undergraduate Psychology courses (including Quantitative methods in Psychology, Design and Analysis and Personality) and Post-graduate Education courses (including Behaviour & Learning and What is learning). Currently Kellie coordinators, lecturers and tutors in subjects in the Undergraduate Education and the Masters of Teaching, and Masters of Education programs – 'Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour'; ‘Assessment in the Secondary context’; and, 'Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment'. Currently, Kellie is the Academic Program Director for the Masters of Teaching (Primary) program.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Building 67, room 327

    Kieraville

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker’s area of interest is assessment in education, with a particular focus on classroom based assessment. Her experience as a classroom teacher and educator of pre-service teachers has increased her interest in how classroom teachers design, analyse and interpret classroom based assessment tasks and data. Specifically her research interests involve:

    Data and assessment literacy
    Teacher’s data analysis skills
    Validity in classroom assessment
    Teacher education

    As an Early Career Researcher she has been involved in a number of research projects including:

    ARC Linkage grant entitled “Multiliteracy testing: a criterion-referenced tool to assess secondary students’ multiliteracy learning within a technology-rich, multimodal domain.”
    Early Career Research grant through the faculty of social sciences entitled “Investigating the data literacy skills of in-service teachers”.
    Higher Equity Participation and Partnership Program funded project entitled “Designing and implementing an evaluation framework for a ‘whole of institution’ approach to the ‘transition, retention, completion and transition out’ of equity cohorts”.
    A self-funded research project entitled “Collaborative Practices in Assessment Design”

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Professional Development in Education
    2017

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Education
    2017

    Published In
    Advances in Dual Diagnosis
    2013

    Published In
    International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
    2010

    Published In
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Classroom-based assessment.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, School of Psychology, Exploring changes in identity in family recovery processes 2013
  • Bachelor of Psychology in Psychology, Psychology 2007
  • B.E. in Education, University of Wollongong, Education 1992

Teaching Overview


  • Kellie has had 15 years teaching experience in NSW secondary schools. While teaching part-time she completed her Bachelor of Psychology and then left teaching to complete her PhD in Psychology. While completing her PhD she tutored in a variety of Undergraduate Psychology courses (including Quantitative methods in Psychology, Design and Analysis and Personality) and Post-graduate Education courses (including Behaviour & Learning and What is learning). Currently Kellie coordinators, lecturers and tutors in subjects in the Undergraduate Education and the Masters of Teaching, and Masters of Education programs – 'Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour'; ‘Assessment in the Secondary context’; and, 'Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment'. Currently, Kellie is the Academic Program Director for the Masters of Teaching (Primary) program.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Building 67, room 327

    Kieraville

    NSW

    2522

    Australia