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Dr Kate Williams

Faculty of Education,
Early Childhood and Inclusive Education

Personal

Name
Dr Kate Williams
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3080
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Kate Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, QUT. Her research focusses on children’s development of self-regulation and the parenting, educational, and intervention contexts that support such, along with the developmental outcomes associated with children’s self-regulatory functioning. This includes children’s regulation of attention, emotion, executive function, and their sleep behaviours. She is also involved in program evaluation and interested in the measurement of children’s development and wellbeing. Kate is also a Registered Music Therapist and so is interested in the ways that music can be used to support children’s development. She is currently developing and trialling a neurobiologically-based rhythm and movement program for stimulating preschool self-regulation skills in disadvantaged communities (RAMSR; see https://ramsrblog.wordpress.com/) Kate’s research strengths include:

  • Intervention design and program evaluation including music therapy early intervention
  • Modern approaches to analyses including quantitative and qualitative techniques with a particular specialty in structural equation modeling (SEM)
  • Approaches to translating research and theory into practice for the early years community including co-development of practice resources and training materials
  • Management and analysis of large longitudinal datasets
  • Measurement development and statistical testing
  • Strong and ongoing industry partnerships and a track record in gaining research funding.

Kate has been published in international early childhood, education, and medical journals and has won awards for her PhD and Masters theses and conference presentations.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kate Williams.

Teaching

Kate’s teaching philosophy is highly intentional and evidence-based. She has a strong focus on active learning and as such uses a wide range of technologies and learning activities in her classrooms. Kate  takes a developmental and critical approach to teaching and learning. She believes that students construct new knowledge for themselves, and with others, by having prior assumptions challenged, and through the integration of new evidence which has been actively and critically analysed by students. Kate also has a strong focus on student belonging, engagement, and inclusion. She has teaching expertise in the following areas:

  • Child development
  • Early childhood music for development, teaching and learning
  • Research design and methodology
  • Inclusion and early intervention approaches
This information has been contributed by Dr Kate Williams.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited keynote speaker for the Australian Paediatric Music Therapy Symposium
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2016
Details
Project grant reviewer for NHMRC
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Reviewer for Developmental Psychobiology (Q1)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Reviewer for Arts in Psychotherapy (Q2)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Reviewer for Early Childhood Research Quarterly (Q1)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Parental Engagement in Supported Playgroups
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200723
Start year
2010
Keywords
Family Support; Child Wellbeing; Playgroups