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Professor Margaret Carter

Counselling

Biography

Professor Margaret Carter commenced at ACAP in 2019. Before coming to ACAP Margaret was employed at James Cook University where she lectured since 2010, first in Singapore as a Senior Lecturer in Education (2010-2013) and then Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Education and then Associate Professor (2017-2018). Prior to this, Margaret was a School Guidance Counsellor at Brisbane Catholic Education (2010), the CEO of M.A. Carter Consultancy (1999-2009), District Guidance Counsellor Brisbane Catholic Education (1994-1999), Special Education Consultant Brisbane Catholic Education (1989-1994) and a pre-school teacher (1980-1988).

Margaret completed a Diploma of Teaching Primary and Preschool at Brisbane College of Advanced Education, a Bachelor of Educational Studies and Master of Educational Studies at University of Queensland and Doctor of Education at Queensland University of Technology.

Margaret is a registered Guidance Counselling Professional with the Australia Counselling Association.

Research

Margaret’s main areas of research and educational consultancy include cyber bullying, mental health and wellness, young children's social behaviour and third culture kids.

Find out more at ResearchGate

Journal Articles

  • Svane, D., Evans, S., Carter, M. (2019). Wicked Wellbeing: Examining the Disconnect Between the Rhetoric and Reality of Wellbeing Interventions in Schools. Australian Journal of Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/0004944119843144
  • Carter, M., & Goldie, D. (2018). Potential enablers of mental health and wellness for those teaching in tertiary education. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 4(3), 3-20.
  • Veles, N., Carter, M., & Boon, H. (2018). Complex collaborations champions: university third Space professionals working together across borders. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education
  • Carter, M., & Goldie, D. (2017). Educational media: potential impacts on tertiary students’ mental health. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 3(3), 61-88.
  • Carter, M., Pagliano, P., Francis, A., & Thorne, M. (2017). Australian university students and mental health: viewpoints from the literature. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 3(3), 1-25.
  • Carter, M., & Dasson, M. (2017). What school leaders are doing to support a culture of character – An exploratory study with preschools in Singapore? Childhood Education, 93 (1), 29-38.
  • Carter, M. & Ellis, C. (2016). Work ‘with’ me - Learning prosocial behaviours, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 41(4), 106-114.
  • McNulty, Y., & Carter, M. (2017). Do international school staff receive professional development training about third culture kids (TCKs)? Perspectives from faculty and parents. In K.J. Kennedy & J.C.-K. Lee (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia. Oxon, UK.
  • Carter, M., M'Balla-Ndi, M. van Luyn, A., & Goldie, D. (2016). Taking a Stand against Cyberbullyng in Higher Education. In O. Dreon (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Carter, M. (2016). Social rules according to young children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 41,2 32-40.
  • Carter, M. A., & Francis, A. (2016). Responding to changing landscapes in social work education in mental health: Possible ways forward. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity, and Change, 2(3), 83-95.
  • Carter, M., van Luyn, A., & M'Balla-Ndi, M. (2016). Using student videos of fictional scenarios in the prevention of cyberbullying. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1(2), 23-40.
  • Veles, N. & Carter, M. (2016). Imagining a future: changing the landscape for third space professionals in Australian higher education institutions. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 1-15.
  • Carter, M. A. (2015). Young children's social behaviour: A Singapore perspective. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(2), 30-38.
  • Frewen, A, & Chew, E., Carter, M., Chunn, J., & Jotanovic, D. (2014). A cross-cultural exploration of parental involvement and child-rearing beliefs in Asian cultures. Early Years: An International Research Journal, DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2014.956294
  • Carter, M., Frewen, A, & Chunn, J. (2014). Through the Eyes of Parents– A Singaporean perspective of the importance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills for six-year-old children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39 (3), 57-65.
  • Carter, M., & Fewster, C. (2013). Diversifying Early Years Professional Learning – One Size No Longer Fits All. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38 (1). 73-80.
  • Bhati, A., Lundberg, A., Teoh, T., & Carter, M. (2013). Wireless learning technology in Higher Education – a case study in Singapore. Global Science Journals, 3 (3).
  • Carter, M. (2013) A study of students’ perceptions of the online component of a hybrid postgraduate course. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. (2013). Party Observers Witnessing Cyber Bullying on Social Media Sites. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. (2013). The principle centered process consultant working in schools today. 3rd World International Conference Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership Brussels, Belgium 25-28 October. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. & Doherty-Roe, N. (2013). Our image of the child – Does bullying have a place? 3rd World International Conference Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership Brussels, Belgium 25-28 October. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. (2013). Setting children up for social mastery. 3rd World International Conference Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership Brussels, Belgium 25-28 October. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. (2013). Protecting oneself from cyber bullying on social media sites – A Study of undergraduate students. 3rd World International Conference Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership Brussels, Belgium 25-28 October. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Carter, M. A. & Hansford, B. (1999) Reducing high levels of communication apprehension among primary school students: can teachers make a difference? Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (9) 2, 129-146.

Book Chapters

  • McNulty, Y., & Carter, M. (2017). Do international school staff receive professional development training about third culture kids (TCKs)? Perspectives from faculty and parents. In K.J. Kennedy & J.C.-K. Lee (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia. Oxon, UK.
  • Carter, M., M'Balla-Ndi, M. van Luyn, A., & Goldie, D. (2016). Taking a Stand against Cyberbullyng in Higher Education. In O. Dreon (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Carter, M., Pagliano, P., Knight, C. & Goldie, D. (2016). Learning about Blended Learning through Students’ Experiences: An Exploratory Study in Postgraduate Guidance and Counselling Programs in a University with Campuses in Australia and Singapore. In D. Parson (Ed.), Mobile and Blended Learning innovations for improved Learning Outcomes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 61-86.
  • Carter, M., Dasson, M., & Kanakis, K. (2016). It is not about “being best in the world” … It is about “being best for the world” In M. S. Khine. Non-cognitive factors and educational attainment Sense Publishers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 355-374.
  • Carter, M., & Santomauro, J. (2014) Friendly facts: program to help children explore the complexities of friends and friendship. In: Corona, Felice, (ed.) Special Educational Needs. Aracne Editrice, Rome, pp. 139-151. http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/45324/
  • Carter, M., & Y. McNulty. (2014). International school teachers’ professional development in response to the needs of third culture kids in the classroom. In B. Christiansen (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Global Business Opportunities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Books

  • Carter, M. & Santomauro, J. (2009). Friendly Facts. A fun, interactive resource to help children explore the complexities of friends and friendship. Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
  • Santomauro, J., & Carter, M.A. (2009). Your Special Student: A book for educators of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Santomauro, J., & Carter, M. A. (2011). Set for Success. Activities for teaching. Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
  • Carter, M. & Santomauro, J. (2007). Pirates: An early-years group program for developing social understanding and social competence for children with autism spectrum disorders and related challenges. Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
  • Carter, M. & Santomauro, J. (2004). Space travellers: An interactive program for developing social understanding, social competence and social skills for students with AS, Autism and other social cognitive challenges. Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Informative Books

  • McArdle, W. & Carter, M. (2010). The art and science of authentic helpfulness. Brisbane: PEOMO Publications.
  • Carter, M. (2009). Childhood grief and loss. Exploring childhood bereavement. Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. (2009). Take a stand. Lend a hand. Stop bullying now. Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. (2008). Young children’s social behaviour. What’s not okay is notokay. Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. & Santomauro, J. (2008). Cool comics. Brisbane: Carter-Santomauro.
  • McArdle, W.& Carter, M. (2008). Five faces of parenting program. Brisbane: PEOMO Publications.
  • McArdle, W. & Carter, M. (2008). From good parents to great parenting. Brisbane: PEOMO Publications.
  • Carter, M. (2007). Conflict resolution for children. Skills, strategies, processes procedures, and plan. (2nd ed.). Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. (2007). Emotion fitness for kids. Getting children emotionally fit for the game of life. Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. (2005). It’s time for you! Me time. An easy guide to learn how to put yourself first. Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.
  • Carter, M. (2005). Behaviour teaching and learning in educational settings. Not just surviving, definitely thriving. (4th ed.). Brisbane: M. A. Carter Consultancy.

Conference publications

  • Carter, M. A., & Francis, A. (2018) (Eds) Conference Information and Book of Abstracts. The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference. Townsville 6 July - 7 July.
  • Carter, M. A., & Francis, A. (2017) (Eds) Conference Information and Book of Abstracts. The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference. Townsville 30 June - 1 July.
  • Carter, M., van Luyn, A., M'Balla-Ndi, M. & Kanakis, K. (2015). Becoming informed about reducing cyber bullying … taking a stand in higher education: A pilot study. Singapore Association for Counselling Symposium. “Evidence Informed Practice – Towards a Better State of Well-being”. 15-16 October.
  • Carter, M., Teoh, T., Bhati, A., & Lundberg, A. (2014). Collaborative learning in networked classrooms –  a new landscape in higher education. HERDSA Conference. Hong Kong. 7-10 July.
  • McNulty, Y., & Carter, M. (2014). TCK Professional Development for International School Teachers in China. International Conference on Managing the Asian Century 2013. Springer, 39-46.
  • Teoh, T., Lundberg, A., Bhati, A., & Carter, M. (2013). Evaluating new learning technology in Asia - Singapore as a case study. 3rd Annual International Conference on Education and e- Learning (EeL 2013). GFTS 2013 Singapore.
  • Carter, M., & McNulty, Y. (2012). TCKs in the classroom: International school teachers’ professional development in response to the needs of third culture kids. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, Australia: 5-7 December.
  • Carter, M. (2011). Being in right relationships with children. WA Early Childhood Education and Care Conference. Perth 18-19 June.
  • Carter, M. (2010, Winter). Communicating respectfully. Montessori Matters. Brisbane: Montessori Australia Council Publisher.
  • Carter, M. (2010). Young children’s social behaviour. Prep- year 3. QCAN State Conference.
  • Carter, M. (2010). Young children’s social behaviour. Year 4 - year 7. QCAN State Conference.
  • Carter, M. (2009). The multi-faceted faces of parenting. National Montessori Conference. Nurturing the Human Spirit. Brisbane
  • Carter, M. (2009). Why children behave the way they do. National Montessori Conference. Nurturing the Human Spirit. Brisbane
  • Carter, M. (2009). Emotion fitness for kids. Early Childhood Australia Regional NSW North Coast Early Childhood Annual Conference.
  • Carter, M. (2009). The times they are a changing – If ever a child can be cast aside as unworthy, no child is truly safe. Early Childhood Australia Regional NSW North Coast Early Childhood Annual Conference.
  • Carter, M. (2008). Children’s social behaviour. Crèche and Kindergarten Association Metropolitan Indigenous Unit Conference.
  • Carter, M. (2008). Emotion fitness for kids. Early Childhood Australia Biennial Conference. Brisbane.
  • Carter, M. (2008). Young children’s social behaviour. What’s not ok is not ok. Early Childhood Australia Biennial Conference. Brisbane.
  • Carter, M. & Santomauro, J. (2008). Cool comics – creative ways to promote cognitive thinking.The ARMS Global Autism Conference Brisbane.

Reports

  • McGinty, S., Campbell, C., Carter, M., & McDonald, H (2014). Education futures in northern Australia. Report Section. Green paper on developing northern Australia: a joint submission to the Northern Australia Taskforce by The Regional Australia Institute, James Cook University, Central Queensland University, The University of Notre Dame and Ninti One.

Grants

  • Critical Friend (2018 - 2019) Cross discipline self-care training for undergraduate, postgraduate and work integrated learning students - – $9,998 –LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Critical Friend (2018 - 2019) Enhancing students’ wellbeing, self-concept of ability, and positive dispositions towards mathematics and numeracy – $10,000 –LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2017 - 2018) Integrating wellbeing and self-management in 21st century postgraduate guidance, counselling and career development programs – $9,994.57 –LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2016-2017) Developing resources to enhance cyber safety across JC U $8,000 –LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2014-2015): eBook - The ethics of Guidance, Counselling and Career Development programs in blended $2,000 – LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Team Member (2014): Ensuring the Master of Guidance and Counselling and the Graduate Certificate of Career Development meet the requirements of Australian Qualifications Framework and TEQSA threshold standards: The next phase. $4,771 – LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2014):  Meaningful blending in postgraduate guidance and Counselling Subjects $10,000 – LTSE Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Member (2013): Membership of the global education hubs team: New imaginings. $18,000 - FAESS Capacity Grant James Cook University
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2012): Developing the guidance, counselling, and career development communities’ website Australia and Singapore. S$11,500 - LTSE Grant JCU Singapore
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2012) The blended delivery of the postgraduate guidance and counselling program, Singapore S$5,500 - Teaching and Learning Development Grant JCU Singapore
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2011): Cyber Bullying $12,615 LTSE Grant JCU Singapore
  • Chief Investigator and Lead (2011): New Staff Grant $3,000 – Guidance and counselling students staying safe online. School of Education Grant JCU

Expert reviewer

  • International Journal of Disability, Development and Education Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Journal of Global Mobility
  • Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools

Doctoral Supervision Current

  • Exploring meaningful student engagement through teaching academics' nuanced practices in contemporary university environments: A North Queensland study (PhD Primary Advisor)
  • Building Capacities of Higher Education Professional Staff within the Current Neoliberal Environment: case studies of regional universities in Australia (PhD Primary Advisor; Mixed methods research)
  • Current Wellbeing of Visual Art Students in Australia: Cultivating Wellbeing Through Tertiary Teaching Strategies (PhD Primary Advisor)
  • Sustainable Practices that Positively Influence a Wellbeing Culture in Schools (PhD Primary Advisor; Mixed Methods Research)
  • The Art of Wellbeing in the Classroom (PhD Secondary Advisor)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Familial Suicides; Learning’s from Families and Kinship about the Healing Journey (PhD Secondary Advisor; Qualitative research)
  • Perceptions of Parents Engagement: What is Parental Engagement and What does it mean to Parents? What is the Role of teachers and How do they influence parental engagement (PhD Secondary Advisor; Mixed Methods Research)