Dr Fizza Sabir

Dr Fizza Sabir
  • Qualifications

    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


  • Teaching Interests

    Courses taught at Post-Graduate level

    Qualitative Approaches to Research

    Research Design

    Courses taught at Under-Graduate level

    Team teaching in Education, Culture and Diversity (ECD

    Tutored Student Teacher Interaction (STI) 



  • Research Interests

    Research Supervision

    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.

    Research interests

    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: https://rdcu.be/b3iI7

    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/

    Ain, C. T., Sabir, F. & Willison, J. (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