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Cherie Hawkins

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Cherie Hawkins

Cherie Hawkins

Adjunct Researcher

Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4949 (phone)

Cherie.Hawkins@utas.edu.au

Achievements

Awarded a University of Tasmania Elite Scholarship for PhD research.

General Responsibilities

Cherie formally graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in August 2014. Her PhD explored how the aspirations of adolescent girls in the Cradle Coast region are shaped by their cultural worlds. Prior to this, Cherie completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in psychology and a minor in sociology; and worked largely in the disability, community and children's sectors. Despite the PhD being her career focus over the last four and a half years, Cherie has also worked on a number of other projects. She has conducted research and co-ordinated applied projects for Tasmanian state and local government entities, for the IRD and in partnership with other faculties within the University of Tasmania. Over the last few years Cherie has also been employed by TasTafe designing and delivering units and courses in Children's Services, Community Services and Disability Services Work.

After submitting her PhD, Cherie secured a position with Optia Incorporated (now Possability) that included the designing a practice development framework and staff training packages. She is also delivering a program through her consulting business based on findings from her PhD.

In the last year, Cherie authored a journal article published in The Australian Educational Researcher, and co-authored another journal article published in The Australian Journal of Career Development. She has also authored and co-authored research reports for other projects, within and outside of UTAS. Cherie is passionate about projects that explore participation in higher education, rural educational disadvantage and social inequities more broadly.  Cherie is a registered PhD supervisor.

Publications

Research Profile

Career summary

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (2014),'Young, Female and Looking to the Future: Exploring the Aspirations of Adolescent Girls in Regional Tasmania'', University of Tasmania, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (1996), University of Tasmania, Australia - specialisations in Psychology and Sociology

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Fields of Research

  • Anthropology of Development (160101)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Education (139999)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography (160402)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Corbett M, Brett P, Hawkins C-L, 'What we're about out here: the resilience and relevance of school farms in rural Tasmania', Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32, (4) Article 1. ISSN 1551-0670 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Corbett M; Brett P

2016Johns S, Crawford N, Hawkins C, Jarvis L, Harris M, et al., 'Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56, (1) pp. 69-88. ISSN 1443-1394 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Johns S; Crawford N; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

2014Hawkins C, 'The graduate, the globetrotter and the good Samaritan: adolescent girls' visions of themselves in early adulthood', Australian Educational Researcher, 41, (5) pp. 565-583. ISSN 0311-6999 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13384-014-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2014Turner LR, Hawkins CM, 'Revised expected outcomes: essential for attracting Tasmanian students to careers in agricultural science', Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, (2) pp. 88-95. ISSN 2200-6974 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1038416214527737 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Turner LR

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Crawford N, Johns S, Jarvis L, Hawkins C, Harris M, et al., 'Foundations for change, confidence, and new opportunities: impacts of a university enabling program in north-west Tasmania', Handbook and Proceedings of the Inaugural Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 1-4 July 2015, Melboune, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Crawford N; Johns S; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Hawkins CJ, Hawkins C, 'Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Action Plan 2014-2019 Evaluation Framework', Circular Head Council, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Hawkins CJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$6,920

Projects

Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014-2019) evaluation framework (2016)$2,970
Description
The Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee (CHETCC) is facilitated by the Circular Head Council. TheUniversity of Tasmania is a member of the CHETCC. The CHETCC seeks a framework to evaluate its Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014- 2019). The Institute for Regional Development will utilise its Knowledge Partnering methodology to develop an evaluation framework that will assist CHETCC to collect and analyse data continuously throughout 2016-2019. This project will create another opportunity to further the development of the KP methodology.
Funding
Circular Head Council ($2,970)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
Year
2016
Wynyard Tulip Festival - Community Value: Stage One (2015)$3,950
Description
The project seeks to take a snapshot in time of who the attendees of the 2015 Wynyard Tulip Festival are. The project will survey attendees to identify basic reasons for attending the Festival as well as demographic data to identify where the come from and what they spend. Attendee numbers will be counted and aerial photos examined to identify numbers of attendees and associated peak times. Data will be analysed, synthesised and reported by the investigators.
Funding
Waratah-Wynyard Council ($3,950)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
Year
2015

Thinking of undertaking a PhD or honours project? Feel free to discuss ideas with Cherie.  Cherie is keen to supervise candidates interested in aspirations (career and life), social inclusion, inclusive practice, anthropology of education, ethnographic methodologies and disability policy/practice.