Francis is currently Postgraduate Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Tabor. He is also Deputy Director for the Research Centre for Teachers and Teaching.
Francis’ research interests include Physics/Science Education, ICT in Education, and Measurement and Evaluation in Education. He has supervised to successful completion both Masters and PhD level research studies.
Francis is active in research and continues to publish in the following areas: The use of ICT in teaching; Examination of the utility of survey scales; and Physics/Science Education.
Francis has degrees in Engineering, Physics and Education. He has worked professionally in the industry and academically in the fields of Engineering and Physics. He has taught a range of Mathematics, Physics, Education and Educational research related subjects at the secondary and tertiary levels in Australia and internationally (in the United States, Singapore and the Philippines).
Barrett, S. & Ben, F. (impending publication, 2017/2018). Evaluating assessment in a School of Economics. Australian Journal of Education (full details still to be provided).
Ben, F., Price, T., Morrison, C., Warren, V., Gollan, W., Dunbar, R., Davies, F., & Sorrell, M. (2016). Overall Student Satisfaction at Tabor School of Education: An Examination of Key Factors Based on the AUSSE SEQ. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(10), 427-437.
Hailaya, W., Alagumalai, S. & Ben, F. (2014). Examining the utility of Assessment Literacy Inventory (ALI) and its portability to education systems in the Asia Pacific region. Australian Journal of Education, 58(3), 297-317.
Head of Postgraduate & Research
Dep Director (Research Ctr for Teachers/Teaching)
Francis enjoys photography, aviation and tennis
Interested in portrait and landscape painting
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Educational Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)