Dr Fizza Sabir
PhD, School of Education, University of Adelaide, Australia
Master of Assessment & Evaluation, University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Phil. Psychology, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
M.Sc. Applied Psychology, University of Punjab, Pakistan
Awards & Achievements
Adelaide Scholarship International 2012-2015
Australian Development Scholarship 2006-2007
Courses taught at Post-Graduate level
Qualitative Approaches to Research
Courses taught at Under-Graduate level
Team teaching in Education, Culture and Diversity (ECD
Tutored Student Teacher Interaction (STI)
Current supervision: co-supervising one PhD candidate, one Master of Philosophy student and five Master of Teaching dissertation students
Completions: Co-supervised one PhD, Supervised five Master dissertations and five Master of Teaching Dissertations.
Supported Master of Education dissertations as Research Assistant at the School of Education: Ten Master of Education students, five in group and five individual student dissertations.
Student research skill development, Qualitative and basic quantitative techniques; wellbeing; teacher approachability and unapproachability; teacher-student relationships; engagement & achievement; evaluation studies; spirituality & religion.
Willison, J., Zhu, X., Xie, B., Yu, X., Chen, J., Zhang, D., Shashoug, I., Sabir, F. (2020). Graduates’ affective transfer of research skills and evidence based practice from university to employment in clinics. BMC Medical Education DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-1988-x. Available at:
Missingham, D., Shah, S., Sabir, F., Willison, J. (2018). Student engineers optimizing problem solving and research skills. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (JUTLP), 15(4). Available at: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss4/8/
(2018). Research skills that men and women developed at university and then used in workplaces. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2018.1496412
Willison, J., Sabir. F., & Thomas, J. (2017). Shifting dimensions of autonomy in students’ research and employment. Higher Education Research & Development. 36(2), 430-443, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1178216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1178216
Sabir, F. (2014). Exploring teacher approachability: Interconnections between wellbeing and adult attachment theory. Postgraduate research in education: Proceedings of the Third and Fourth Annual Higher Degree Student-led Conference 2013-2014, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 103-119.
Anila, Khan, F.N. & Sabir, F. (1993). Men’s sex role attitudes as related to their age, marital status, occupation, and education. Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR). 8 (3-4), 53-63. Available at: https://www.pjprnip.edu.pk/pjpr/index.php/pjpr/article/view/228
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Entry last updated: Thursday, 2 Apr 2020