Our Projects


The projects undertaken by CERC include research areas that:
  • Examine Christian schools’ connections to current education trends
  • Establish the efficacy of curriculums, initiatives and projects of Christian schools from a Christian standpoint.
  • Seeks to examine the faith development of students in Adventist schools.

Current Projects

Project titlePartner/Funding BodyAvondale ResearchersCompletion detailsProject information
Why Avondale?CERCMaria Northcote,
Jane Fernandez,
Steve Currow,
Peter Kilgour,
Carolyn Rickett
2021-Aims to investigate, firstly, why MPhil and PhD candidates choose Avondale to complete their research degrees and, secondly, to determine why these candidates stay at Avondale throughout their postgraduate studies.
Teachers’ perspectives of the impact of COVID-19 shutdowns, and how they perceive the future, for ASA (Adventist Schools Australia) schoolsCERC/
Adventist Schools Australia
Peter Kilgour,
Maria Northcote,
Jason Morton,
Megan Cousins,
Kirsty Pearce
2021-Will investigate teachers’ perspectives on the journey of Adventist schools in managing the COVID-19 response, especially during the COVID-19 school shutdown and on return to face-to-face teaching. The study will also come to understand their perceptions of what the ‘new normal’ for education may look like in the future.
Leadership Development: A Key to Educational System SustainabilityCERCPeter Williams2019-
The Integration of a school market gardening program into the Australian F-6 curriculum: A case study of one Adventist primary SchoolCERCBev Christian,
Sandra Ludlow,
Jason Morton,
Karyn Stanton,
Peter Williams,
Dr Robyn Pearce,
Marion Shields,
Andrea Thompson
2021Explores how one Adventist primary school integrates a school market gardening program into both the Australian F-6 curriculum & the objectives of Adventist education for authentic learning.
Where to go for a Christian research degree?CERCMaria Northcote, Peter Kilgour, Carolyn RickettTEACH Journal of Christian Education (possibly 2 articles)
An analysis of Research Fellowships at AvondaleCERCPeter Kilgour
The Relationship Between School Climate and Faith Engagement in SchoolsPeter Kilgour,
Kevin Petrie
The narratives of Adventist Tertiary institutions – an international studyPeter Kilgour
Sustainable Development Goals at AvondalePeter Kilgour
Co-construction of Research training activities with HDR studentsPeter Kilgour