Personal details

Name
Dr Michael Mu
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 0236
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Editorial Board, 北京师范大学学报 [Journal of Beijing Normal University] (Top Tier Chinese Journal) http://wkxb.bnu.edu.cn/CN/1002-0209/home.shtml

Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cijd20/current

Keywords

sociology of education, Bourdieu, quantitative research (e.g., SEM, SNA) and mixed methods research, child and youth resilience, floating children and left-behind children in China, Chinese diaspora, teacher education in China, international doctoral workshop, Teacher Education and Professional Learning (TEPL)

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

Biography

Dr Michael Mu is Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology. His ARC-DECRA ($418,489.94) is concerned with culture, class, and resilience. Michael has published five scholarly books and over 50 scholarly papers including journal articles and book chapters. Over the years, Michael has developed three areas of research expertise: building resilience in (im)migration and multicultural contexts; negotiating Chineseness in diasporic contexts; and developing teacher professionalism in inclusive education contexts. To grapple with the research problems emerging from the aforementioned three areas, Michael draws on theories of sociology of education (e.g., Bourdieu’s reflexive and relational sociology) as well as mixed methods and quantitative approaches (e.g., social network analysis, structural equation modelling, factor analysis, hierarchical linear regression, non-parametric test, meta-analysis, path analysis, process analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis, and Item Response Theory). Michael is the Coordinator of Research Master’s Programs in QUT’s Faculty of Education. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education; an editorial board member for the prestigious Chinese journal of 北京师范大学学报 [Journal of Beijing Normal University]; and an invited panelist of the Rapid Review Program of the journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory. In addition to his editorial roles, Michael reviews numerous scholarly journals. Before taking the position at QUT, Michael was a school teacher, a lecturer at Beijing Normal University in China, and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Calgary in Canada.

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Teaching

  • EDN611 Conducting and Evaluating Educational Research (March 2016 – June 2019)
  • EDN612 Shaping an Educational Research Project (2019)
This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Mu.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2017
Details
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) - Australian Research Council (ARC)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Board Member, Journal of Beijing Normal University (Top Tier Chinese Journal)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Associate Editor (International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education; SSCI)
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited Rapid Review Panellist (Educational Philosophy and Theory, Q1)
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2019
Details
ARC Detailed Assessor (2019 & 2020 Discovery)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Outstanding Reviewer Award (Teaching and Teacher Education, Q1)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Best Paper Award

Research projects

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

Title
Resilience, Culture, and Class: A Sociological Study of Australian Students
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE180100107
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education through collaborative research partnerships in the Asia Pacific Region
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ACSRF00982
Start year
2012
Keywords

Supervision

  • Developing a sociological approach to child and youth resilience

  • Negotiating Chineseness through a multicultural lens

  • Contesting the “diaspora” of Bourdieu’s sociology in transnational, transcultural, and transdisciplinary contexts

  • Deploying Social Network Analysis in educational research

  • Quantifying and measuring the “confounders” of educational problems

Current supervisions

  • A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN AND CHINESE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES' PARTNERSHIP IN TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION (TNHE) IN CHINA
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Carol Nicoll, Professor Karen Dooley
  • Understanding the resilience process of Chinese international Higher Degree Research students in Australia: A sociological mixed-methods study
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Deborah Henderson
  • Investigating partnership between teachers and families in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) from the perspective of Bourdieu's theories
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Julia Mascadri
  • Implementation of International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme MYP assessments in Chinese schools
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lynette May
  • Constructing a validity argument for a locally developed Vietnamese Standardised Test of English Proficiency reading component
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lynette May
  • The effect of explicit teaching (and learning) or neuroplasticity on the implicit theories of intelligence held by middle school students
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Crosswell, Adjunct Professor Nanette Bahr, Associate Professor Alberto Bellocchi

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)