Dr Robyn Barnacle

Position

Senior Research Fellow

School /
Work Unit

School of Graduate Research

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 8303

robyn.barnacle@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 81
Level: 4
Room: 3

City campus

College/Portfolio

Research & Innovation

Robyn is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Graduate Research at RMIT, where she runs professional development programs for HDR candidates and supervisors. Robyn’s research interests focus on research education and researcher development.

Research interests

  • The PhD and researcher development
  • HDR supervision

Qualifications

  • PhD (philosophy) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • BA (hons) (first class) Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Barnacle, R. 2016. New frontiers: exploring the space/s of higher education, Editorial, Higher Education Research & Development 35(1): 1–3. doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1142362

Gloria Dall’Alba & Robyn Barnacle (2014) Exploring knowing/being through discordant professional practice, Educational Philosophy & Theory. Vol. 13-14, p. 1452-1464 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2014.947562

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (2013) Beyond skills: embodying writerly practices through the doctorate, Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2013.777405

Jennifer Sinclair, Denise Cuthbert & Robyn Barnacle (2013). The entrepreneurial subjectivity of successful researchers, Higher Education Research & Development. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2014.890574

Jennifer Sinclair, Robyn Barnacle & Denise Cuthbert (2013) How the doctorate contributes to the formation of active researchers: what the research tells us, Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2013.806460

Inger Mewburn, Ekaterina Tokareva, Denise Cuthbert, Jennifer Sinclair & Robyn Barnacle (2013) ‘These are issues that should not be raised in black and white’: the culture of progress reporting and the doctorate, Higher Education Research & Development. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2013.841649

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (2011) Research degrees as professional education? Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 459–470.

Robyn Barnacle & Inger Mewburn (2010) Learning networks and the journey of ‘becoming doctor’, Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 433–444.

Robyn Barnacle (2009) Gut instinct: the body and learning, Educational Philosophy and Theory. Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 22–33.

Gloria Dall’Alba & Robyn Barnacle (2007) An ontological turn for higher education, Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 32, No.6, pp. 679–691.

Robyn Barnacle (2005) Research education ontologies: exploring doctoral becoming, Higher Education Research and Development, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp.179–188.

Gloria Dall’Alba & Robyn Barnacle (2005) Embodied knowing in online environments, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp.719–744.

Robyn Barnacle (2004) A critical ethic in a knowledge economy: research degree candidates in the workplace, Studies in Continuing Education, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp.355–367.

Robyn Barnacle (2004) Reflection on lived experience in educational research, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.57–67.

Robyn Barnacle & Robin Usher (2003) Assessing the quality of research training: the case of part-time candidates in full-time professional work, Higher Education Research and Development, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp.345–358.

Books

Brent Allpress, Robyn Barnacle, Lesley Duxbury and Elizabeth Grierson, Eds. (2012) Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Holland.

Robyn Barnacle (Ed) (2001) Phenomenology, Melbourne: RMIT Press.

Robyn Barnacle (1998) Eros and Ethos: an inquiry into the erotic nature of being in the world. [PhD manuscript] Monash University, Australia.

Book chapters

Robyn Barnacle, Denise Cuthbert and Richard Laurie (forthcoming 2016) Exploring researcher motivation: implications for PhD education, in, Deane Neubauer and Prompilai Buasuwan (Eds.) Changing Aspects of Graduate Education in the Asia Pacific Region. Palgrave Macmillan Springer.

Robyn Barnacle, Jennifer Sinclair, and Denise Cuthbert (2013) Autonomy interrupted: creativity, context and the 'independent scholar', in, Tina Besley & Michael A. Peters (Eds) Re-imagining the Creative University for the 21st Century. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. pp. 97-110.

Robyn Barnacle (2012) On being a critical researcher, in, Carey Denholm & Terry Evans (Eds) 2nd Ed. Doctorates Downunder: Keys to successful doctoral Study in Australia and New Zealand, Camberwell, Australia: ACER Press. pp.101-109.

Robyn Barnacle (2012) Becoming a practitioner-researcher-writer, in, Allpress et al (Eds) Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Holland.

Brent Allpress, Robyn Barnacle, Lesley Duxbury & Elizabeth Grierson (2012), Supervising Practice-led research through art, creative writing, architecture and design, in, Allpress et al (Eds) Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Holland.

Inger Mewburn & Robyn Barnacle (2010) Making a thesis text in creative practice-based research: razzle dazzle, in Joy Higgs et al (eds) Researching Practice: a discourse on qualitative methodologies. Rotterdam, Holland: Sense Publishers. pp.209–216

Brent Allpress & Robyn Barnacle (2010) Practice-Based Teaching and Research by Project: An example from Architecture and Design, in Joy Higgs et al (eds), Education for Future Practice. Rotterdam, Holland: Sense Publishers. pp. 177–190.

Robyn Barnacle, (2009) Ways of being-with: Finding a way to be with the work, in Elizabeth Grierson and Laura Brearley(Eds.) Creative Arts Research: Narratives of Methodologies and Practices.Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. pp. 65–74.

Robyn Barnacle (2009) Gut Instinct: The body and learning, in Gloria Dall’Alba (Ed) Exploring Education Through Phenomenology: Diverse approaches. Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Brent Allpress & Robyn Barnacle (2009) Projecting the PhD: Architectural design research by and through projects, in David Boud & Alison Lee (Eds) Changing Practices of Doctoral Education, London: Routledge. pp. 157–170.

Robyn Barnacle (2006) On being a critical researcher, in Carey Denholm & Terry Evans (Eds) Doctorates Downunder: Keys to successful doctoral Study in Australia and New Zealand, Camberwell, Australia: ACER Press.

Robyn Barnacle (2005) Interpreting interpretation: a phenomenological perspective on phenomenography, in J.A. Bowden & P. Green (Eds) Doing Developmental Phenomenography, Melbourne: RMIT Press.

John Bowden, Pam Green, Robyn Barnacle, Nita Cherry & Robin Usher (2005) Academics’ ways of understanding success in research activities, in J.A. Bowden & P. Green (Eds) Doing Developmental Phenomenography, Melbourne: RMIT Press.

Robyn Barnacle (2003) Virtual research practices and phenomenologies of the internet, in Richard Edwards & Robin Usher (Eds) Spatiality, Curriculum and Learning, UK: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Robyn Barnacle (2001) Phenomenology and wonder, in Robyn Barnacle (Ed) Phenomenology, Melbourne: RMIT Press.

Review articles

Robyn Barnacle (2006) Book review: The Assessment of Doctoral Education, Ed’s. PL Maki & NA Borkowski, Stylus 2006, Quality Assurance in Education

Robyn Barnacle (2005) Book review: Retention and Student Success in Higher Education by M. Yorke and B. Longden, Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 13, Issue 1. pp. 83–84.

Robyn Barnacle (December 2004 / January 2005) Book review: Design Research: Methods and perspectives, ed. B. Laurel, Monument: Architecture & Design, Issue 64. p.109.

Non-refereed conference Papers

Robyn Barnacle, Jennifer Sinclair and Denise Cuthbert (August, 2012) 'Independence interrupted: creativity, collaboration and the 'independent scholar', The Creative University: Education and the Creative Economy, Knowledge Formation, Global Creation and the Imagination, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Elizabeth Grierson & Robyn Barnacle (August, 2012) Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design. The Creative University: Education and the Creative Economy, Knowledge Formation, Global Creation and the Imagination, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Terry Evans, Peter Macauley, Chris Hickey and Robyn Barnacle (April, 2012) “Doctoral pathways to developing researchers for industry and the professions” Keynote paper presented to the 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates, April, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Robyn Barnacle, Terry Evans, Chris Hickey and Peter Macauley (April, 2012) Counting (on) the contribution of the doctorate to industry? Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Inger Mewburn, Ekaterina Tokareva, Denise Cuthbert, Jennifer Sinclair, and Robyn Barnacle (April, 2012) ‘These are issues that shouldn’t be raised in black and white’: the culture of progress reporting and the doctorate. Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (November 2011) Embodying Writerly Practices Through the Doctorate, Australian Association for Research into Education, Hobart, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (November 2008) Professionalising the research education curriculum? Australian Association for Research into Education, Brisbane, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (April 2008) ‘Constructing a Curriculum for Research Education’, Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Research Education in the New Global Environment, Adelaide, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle & Inger Mewburn (November 2007) ‘Living Laboratories: research/learning networks’, Australian Association for Research into Education, Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (September 2006) ‘Gut Instinct: knowing through the body’, European Conference on Educational Research: Transforming Knowledge, Geneva, Switzerland.

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (November 2004) ‘Embodied knowing in higher education’, Australian Association for Research into Education, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (April 2004) ‘A critical ethic in a knowledge economy: Doctoral candidates in the workplace’, Research on Doctoral Education, Deakin University, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (October 2003) ‘Transforming doctoral expectations’, at, AARE Mini-Conference on Research Higher Degree Study: Defining the Doctorate, Newcastle, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle & Gloria Dall’Alba (August, 2003) ‘Embodied knowing in on-line environments’, European Association for Research and Instruction, Padova, Italy.

Robyn Barnacle & Lisa Grocott (June 2003) Practitioner led research and communities of scholarship’, at, Practice Based Research, Melbourne, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (April 2002) ‘P/T HDR Students' Development of Research Literacies and the 'Open Campus’, at, ’Quality in Postgraduate Research: Integrating Perspectives, Adelaide, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle & Robin Usher (July 2002) ‘Assessing the Quality of Research Training: The case of part-time students in full-time professional work’, Higher Education Research and Development Association, Perth, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (December 2001) ‘Phenomenology and Education Research’, Australian Association for Research into Education, Perth, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (1997) 'Proximate Horizons: The Gadamer / Derrida debate’, The Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Robyn Barnacle (1995) ‘Eros and the Question of What it Means to do Philosophy,’ The Australian Philosophy Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.