Dr Kerry Barnett

Lecturer in Educational Leadership
BA Dip Ed (Mac) MEd (Hons) (UNE) Ph.D (UNSW)
School of Education

Contact

+61 2 9385 1986
106 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Specialist Studies in Education, Educational Administration, Management and Leadership

Dr Kerry Barnett is a lecturer in the Educational Leadership Program in the School of Education (FASS). Her research interests focus on leadership, teams and organisations.

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Publications

    Journal articles

    • Barnett K;McCormick J, 2016, 'Perceptions of Task Interdependence and Functional Leadership in Schools', Small Group Research, vol. 47, pp. 279 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1046496416645409
    • Krishnan A;Barnett K;McCormick J;Newcombe G, 2016, 'A social cognitive investigation of Australian independent school Boards as teams', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 54, pp. 288 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEA-01-2015-0005
    • Long LC;Barnett K;Rogers KB, 2015, 'Exploring the Relationship between Principal, Policy, and Gifted Program Scope and Quality', Journal for the Education of the Gifted, vol. 38, pp. 118 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162353215578279
    • Li EF;McCormick J;Barnett K, 2015, 'A comparison of Chinese and Australian university academics’ valence for teaching and cross-disciplinary research', Higher Education, vol. 69, pp. 583 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9792-3
    • Barnett K;McCormick J, 2012, 'Leadership and Team Dynamics in Senior Executive Leadership Teams', EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP, vol. 40, pp. 653 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143212456909
    • McCormick J;Barnett K, 2011, 'Teachers' attributions for stress and their relationships with burnout', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 25, pp. 278 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111120114
    • Jung JY;McCormick J;Gregory G;Kerry B, 2011, 'Culture, motivation, and vocational decision-making of Australian senior high school students in private schools', Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 21, pp. 85 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/ajgc.21.1.85
    • Jung JY;Barnett K;Gross MU M;McCormick J, 2011, 'Levels of Intellectual Giftedness, Culture, and the Forced-Choice Dilemma', Roeper Review, vol. 33, pp. 182 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2011.580501
    • McCormick J;Barnett K, 2011, 'Teachers' attributions for stress and their relationships with burnout', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 25, pp. 278 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111120114
    • Mccormick J;Barnett K, 2008, 'A multilevel investigation of relationships between Australian teachers' career stages and locus of control', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 46, pp. 8 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230810849781
    • Mccormick J;Barnett K;Babak Alavi S;Newcombe G, 2006, 'Board governance of independent schools: A framework for investigation', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 44, pp. 429 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230610683741
    • Hoekman K;McCormick J;Barnett K, 2005, 'The important role of optimism in a motivational investigation of the education of gifted adolescents', Gifted Child Quarterly, vol. 49, pp. 99 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001698620504900202
    • Barnett K;McCormick J, 2004, 'Leadership and individual principal-teacher relationships in schools', Educational Administration Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 406 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013161X03261742
    • Barnett K;McCormick J, 2003, 'Vision, relationships and teacher motivation: A case study', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 41, pp. 55 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230310457439
    • Barnett K;McCormick J;Conners R, 2001, 'Transformational leadership in schools: Panacea, placebo or problem?', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 39, pp. 24 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230110366892

    Conference Papers

    • Long LC;Barnett K;Rogers KL, 2010, 'Building a learning community', in Building a Learning Community, 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Sydney, Australia, presented at 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Sydney, Australia, 29 July - 01 August 2010
    • Jung JY;McCormick JM;Gregory ;Barnett K, 2009, 'A new model of amotivation with the occupational decision', in Proceedings of the 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Australian Psychological Society, Sydney, Australia, presented at 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 - 28 June 2009
    • Jung JY;McCormick JM;Gregory ;Barnett K, 2009, 'Amotivation and the Occupational Decision: An Investigation using Structural Equation Modeling.', in AERA Annual Conference, AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, presented at AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 13 - 17 April 2009
    • Jung JY;McCormick JM;Gregory ;Barnett K, 2009, 'Motivation, and Vocational Choice: A Mixed Method Investigation', in AERA Annual Conference, AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, presented at AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 13 - 17 April 2009
    • Long LC;Rogers KL;Barnett K, 2008, 'Principal leadership and gifted education programs in government secondary schools', in Principal leadership and gifted education programs in government secondary schools, 17 Biennial World Gifted Conference, University of Warwick, UK, presented at 17 Biennial World Gifted Conference, University of Warwick, UK, 05 - 10 August 2007
    • Long LC;Rogers KL;Barnett K, 2008, 'Principal leadership and gifted education programs in government secondary schools', in Principal leadership and gifted education programs in government secondary schools, Celebrating ability: AAEGT National Gifted & Talented Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at Celebrating ability: AAEGT National Gifted & Talented Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 09 - 11 July 2007
    • McCormick JM;Barnett K, 2007, 'Relationships between teacher career stages/states and locus of control: A multilevel analysis', in Cowley T; Williamson J (eds.), AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at AARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference (AARE 2006), Adelaide, Sth Aust, 26 - 30 November 2006
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM, 2007, 'Case study of a Senior Executive Group (Team) in a NSW school', in Cowley T; Williamson J (eds.), AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at AARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference (AARE 2006), Adelaide, Sth Aust, 26 - 30 November 2006
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM;Conners RD, 2002, 'Leadership behaviours of school principals: What do principals and teachers say?', in Cowley T; Williamson J (eds.), AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, Fremantle, WA, presented at AARE 2001: Crossing Borders: New Frontiers for Educational Research, Fremantle, WA, 02 - 06 December 2001
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM;Conners RD, 2001, 'Leadership behaviour of secondary school principals-Teacher outcomes and school culture', in Cowley T; Williamson J (eds.), AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, University of Sydney, presented at AARE 2000: Education: Towards an Optimistic Future, University of Sydney, 04 - 07 December 2000
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM;Conners RD, 2000, 'A Study of the Leadership Behaviours of School Principals in Selected New South Wales State Secondary School', in Cowley T; Williamson J (eds.), AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, Melbourne, presented at Combined 1999 National Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Associ, Melbourne, 29 November - 02 December 1999

    Conference Posters

    • Barnett K;McCormick JM, 2013, 'Making Sense and Giving Sense: Catalysts for Senior Leadership Team Effectiveness in Australian Public High Schools', in Leadership for local and global resilience: The challenge of a shifting planet, International Leadership Association 15th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, presented at International Leadership Association 15th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 30 October - 02 November 2013

    Conference Presentations

    • Barnett K;Rogers KB;Long LC, 2015, 'Leadership practices to build school capacity for improvement in academically gifted public high schools', presented at AARE Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 November - 03 December 2015
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM, 2015, 'Working interdependently: What this means for leadership in schools.', presented at AARE Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 November - 03 December 2015
    • Barnett KJ, 2014, 'Working Together: Implications for Team Leadership in Schools', presented at 16 Annual ILA Global Conference, San Diego, California, 30 October - 02 November 2014
    • Barnett K;McCormick JM, 2012, 'Leading the leaders of the learning team: What counts?', presented at ACEL National Conference: An Inquiry Mindset: Education in the Conceptual Age: What should the 21st century class room look like, Brisbane, Australia, 03 - 05 October 2012
    • Long LC;Rogers KL;Barnett K, 2008, 'Principal leadership and gifted education programs in government secondary schools', presented at Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development, Berlin Blank Center, University of Iowa, USA, 18 - 20 May 2008

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate Courses
EDST2045 Teacher Effectiveness: Research and Practice

Postgraduate Courses
EDST5101 Experimental Research Design and Analysis
EDST5433 OrganisationTheoryinEducation
EDST5436 Evaluation of Educational Programs
EDST5438 Leadership Theory, Research and Practice
EDST5130 Leadership in Action
EDST5445 Workplace Leadership Project
EDST5888 Research Project

Engagement and Professional contributions

Editorial Review Board Member for International Journal of Coaching and Mentoring in Education

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Other information

Research Grants

2009: UNSW Research Promotion Grant ($2,346.32)
Project title: Leader cognition, mental models and leadership processes in secondary schools.
Role: Chief investigator

2008: UNSW Research Promotion Grant ($1,584)
Project title: Secondary school principals’ cognition, strategic mental models and leadership processes.
Role: Chief investigator

2007: UNSW Faculty Research Grant ($10,170).
Project title: Self-efficacy, leadership, collective and proxy efficacy of NSW independent school boards.
Role: Chief investigator with Dr J. McCormick

2004: UNSW Faculty Research Grant ($4,099).
Project title: Transformational leadership and the senior executive group in NSW state secondary schools.
Role: Chief investigator

2002: Association of Independent Schools seeding grant ($5,000)
Project title: A review of school governance.
Role: Chief investigator with Dr John McCormick


Current Research Students and Projects

Lye Chan Long, PhD (Main Supervisor)
Thesis title: Leadership behaviours of secondary schools principals and gifted education programs.

Ellen (Hee Min) Lee, PhD (Co-Supervisor)
Proposed thesis title: The integration of cognitive load and motivation.

Shiekh Asad, PhD (Main Supervisor)
Proposed thesis title: An investigation of teacher effectiveness in Bangladesh.

Past Research Students and Projects

2011 Aparna Krishnan PhD (under examination)
Thesis title: A social cognitive investigation of NSW Independent school boards.

2009 Jae Yup Jung PhD
Thesis title: Culture, Motivation, and Vocational Decision-Making of Senior High School Students.

2009 Feng Li PhD
Thesis title: A cross cultural study of Australian and Chinese University Academics work motivation.

2007 Jae Yup Jung BABEd (Hons) First class
Thesis title: Levels of Giftedness, Culture and the Forced Choice Dilemma.

2005 Atiya tul Hussain MEdAdmin (Research)
Thesis title: Leadership and cross-cultural differences in Australian and Pakistani universities.