Welcome to the Postgraduate Research Centre home page.
We look forward to an announcement by the University Council on the appointment of a Vice President for Research and Higher Degrees. Until then, oversight will come from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. We rely on individuals to continue to pursue their research interests, guided by deans, research coordinators and professorial staff. Governance is provided by the Research and Higher Degrees Board, the University Research Ethics Committee, and Faculty Research Committees.
Professor Pamela Norman OL
Acting Vice President – Research and Higher Degrees
The Research and Post Graduate Studies Division is located in the Postgraduate and Research Center (PGRC). The Center houses both full time and part time research and higher degrees’ students, the Vice President Research and Higher Degrees, the Deputy Vice President for Research, Vice President Quality Assurance, Faculty Research Coordinators, DWU adjunct and visiting professors when they are on campus.
In this fully air-conditioned centre, doctoral students have access to a computer each in the Mosley Moramoro Lab. This is where higher degree students spend much of their time reading and writing, cornerstones to developing scholarship.
Students also share all amenities and resources with staff in the building.
- Volume 32 May 2020
- Volume 31 November 2019
- Volume 30 May 2019
- Volume 29 November 2018
- Volume 28 May 2018
- Volume 27 November 2017
- Volume 26 May 2017
- Volume 25 November 2016
- Volume 24 May 2016
- Volume 23 November 2015
- Volume 22 May 2015
- Volume 21 November 2014
- Volume 20 May 2014
- Volume 19 November 2013
- Volume 18 May 2013
- Volume 17 November 2012
- Volume 16 May 2012
- Volume 15 November 2011
- Volume 14 May 2011
- Volume 13 November 2010
- Volume 12 May 2010
- Volume 11 November 2009
- Volume 10 May 2009
- Volume 09 November 2008
- Volume 08 May 2008
- Volume 07 November 2007
- Volume 06 May 2007
- Volume 05 November 2006
- Volume 04 May 2006
- Volume 03 November 2005
- Volume 02 May 2005
- Volume 01 November 2004
Guide to authors
Guide to authors
Images should be submitted separately as .jpg files with a minimum horizontal resolution of 2000 pixels, with care taken that the original aspect ratio of the source is preserved. Images in the form of graphs or diagrams may also be submitted in .png format for clarity.
The journal uses APA referencing style and footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Examples of APA style are as follows:
Allen, B., Bourke, R. M., & Gibson, J. (2005). Poor rural places in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 46(2), 201–217. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8373.2005.00274.x
Benjamin, A. L. (2001). Community screening for diabetes in the National Capital District, Papua New Guinea: is betelnut chewing a risk factor for diabetes? Papua New Guinea Medical Journal, 44(3/4), 101–107.
Christians, C. G. (2008). Ethics and politics in qualitative research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds) (2008). The landscape of qualitative research (3rd ed.) (pp. 185-220). California: Sage Publications.
DNPM. (2016). Millennium Development Goals 2015. Summary Report for Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby: Department of National Planning and Monitoring.
Howley, P. (2012). The KomKui. Madang: DWU Press.
The National (2012, June 14, p. 7). Villager warns leaders on Baining land issues.
UNDG. (2009). Capacity assessment methodology. New York: United Nations Development Group. Retrieved 27 December 2018 from https://undg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Capacity-Assessment-UNDG-August-2009.pdf
APA Style guides may be easily found on the internet, for example here https://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/arts-design/attachments2/pdf/n-and-mrc-conference/APA-Referencing-Guide.pdf (basic) and http://student.ucol.ac.nz/library/onlineresources/Documents/APA_Guide_2017.pdf (comprehensive).
Research Outputs 2017
DIVINE WORD UNIVERSITY
Criteria used to determine eligible research outputs
The Australia Department of Education and Industry’s annual ‘Higher Education Research Data Collection’ has not required Higher Education Providers to provide a ‘Research Publications Return’ since the 2014 reporting year. In that year research publications were defined as ‘books, book chapters, journal articles and/or conference publications’. In the subsequent reporting years, only research income has been reported.
In recent years the Australian Research Council (ARC) has assumed sole responsibility for collecting research outputs, in the form of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) research evaluation framework.
The current criteria are given in in the Australian Research Council ‘Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 Submission Guidelines’ http://www.arc.gov.au/era-2018
The eligible research output types are:
(a) books—authored research
(b) chapters in research books—authored research
(c) journal articles—scholarly, peer reviewed journal
(d) conference publications—full paper refereed
DWU has followed the criteria of the 2018 ERA round. Accordingly:
• The year of publication for research outputs is the 2017 calendar year
• Conference presentations are not included unless published
• Peer review is required for books and conference publications (and a statement of proof is required if the publisher is not a commercial publisher – ‘A statement from an author that a publication was peer reviewed is not acceptable’)
• Books and journals must have ISBNs and ISSNs
• Publication in journals must be in internationally recognised journal lists*
• Creative works such as novels, manuals and handbooks, textbooks or chapters in textbooks, translations and theses do not count as research publications
• Each research publication is only counted once across the institution
* The 2018 ERA Submission Guidelines use Clarivate Analytics’s master journal list http://mjl.clarivate.com.
The DWU Research Journal and Catalyst are not in the Clarivate list, but are in the Informit Indigenous Collection https://www.informit.org/informit-indigenous-collection and publications in these journals are therefore deemed eligible.
12.3 List of research outputs for most recent year
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Aime, A. (2017). The institution of the men’s house and making of men. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 27, 1-7.
Anderson, P., & Kolodziejczyk, I. (2017). Academic Writing: Good writers wanting to be better. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 26, 67-79.
Burton, J.E. & J. Onguglo (2017). ‘Disconnected Development Worlds: Responsibility towards Local Communities in Papua New Guinea.’ In Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur (eds) Large-Scale Mines and Local-Level Politics. Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea (pp. 261-289). Canberra: ANU Press.
Burton, J. with Y. Haihuie (2017). Corruption Risks in Mining Awards: Papua New Guinea.
Port Moresby: Transparency International Papua New Guinea
Gesch, P. (2017). Thinking along the same lines: Varieties of initiation and varieties of fieldwork in Sepik and Madang. In A.T. von Poser & A. von Poser, Facets of fieldwork: Essays in honor of Jurg Wassmann (pp. 41-56). Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter.
Gesch,P. (2017). Varieties of local leadership in three peri-urban communities of Madang.
Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 26, 109-120.
Gibbs, P., & Kale, E. (2017). Completion rates in flexible learning. PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 26, 56-66.
Sullivan, M., J. Burton, D. Ellis, J. Golson & P. Hughes (2017). ‘Stone Sources and Petrology of Kuk Swamp Artefacts’ In J. Golson, T. Denham, P. Hughes, P. Swadling & J. Muke (eds) Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (pp. 403-416). Canberra: ANU Press, Terra Australis 46
Faculty of Education
Paraide, P., Evans, T., & Casey, G. (2017). Using action research for sustainable community development in a remote a district in PNG. Contemporary PNG Studies DWU Research Journal, 26, 44-55
Faculty of Business and Informatics
Airi, P., & Anderson, P.K. (2017). Cisco Packet Tracer as a teaching and learning tool for computer networks in DWU. Contemporary PNG Studies, DWU Research Journal, 26, 88-108.
Anderson, P.K. (2017). Population modelling with exponential functions: Logistic Equation.
DWU E-Journal of Informatics, 1, 1-20.
Daniel, M. (2017). Electronic government: Evaluating status of service usage in Papua New Guinea. Contemporary PNG Studies DWU Research Journal, 26, 30-43.
Daniel, M. (2017). Electronic government: Factors that influence adoption by agencies in Papua New Guinea. Contemporary PNG Studies DWU Research Journal, 27, 17-27.
Daniel, M. (2017). Factors that could influence adoption of e-learning in developing countries. DWU E-Journal of Informatics, 1, 21-28.
Gunik, R., (2017). Facilitating Software Development using UML Model. Contemporary PNG Studies DWU Research Journal, 27, 28-41.
Misra, R.B., Anderson, P.K., & Ameen, J.R. (2017), Some Unique Characteristics of Exponential functions. Contemporary PNG Studies, DWU Research Journal, 27, 8-16.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Begani, R.K. & Begani, A.Z. (2017) Alluvial gold mining sites as exposure pathways for methyl mercury toxicity in children: A systematic review. Health, 9, 930-941. https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2017.96066
Clarke, G. M., Rockett, K., Kivinen, K., Hubbart, C., Jeffreys, A. E., … Michon, P., et al (2017). Characterisation of the opposing effects of G6PD deficiency on cerebral malaria and severe malarial anaemia. ELife, 6: e15085 doi: doi.org/10.7554/eLife.15085
Karthikeyan, P., & Ramalingam, K. P. (2017). e-learning initiatives in delivering the undergraduate physiotherapy education program in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology, 3(1), 31-40.
Manineng, C.M., MacLaren D., Baigry, M., Trowalle, E., Muller, R., Vallely, A. et al. (2017). Re-establishing safer medical-circumcision-integrated initiation ceremonies for HIV prevention in a rural setting in Papua New Guinea. A multi-method acceptability study. PLoS One, 12(11): e0187577. doi: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187577
Marme, G. (2017). TB infection control: Barriers and facilitating factors. Contemporary PNG Studies, DWU Research Journal. 26, 80-87
Marme, G.D. (2017). Patients’ perspectives of TB DOTS treatment in Madang Province.
Contemporary PNG Studies, DWU Research Journal. 27, 51-64
Namun,K., Irumai, A., Chakumai, K., Papapu, S., Sion, P. & Semos, I. (2016). Where are they now? A tracer study of former Health Management students of Divine Word University. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 25, 77-93
Papapu, S. (2017). Factors affecting waiting time at Modilon General Hospital.
Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, 27, 65-76
Vallely, A., MacLaren D., Toliman P., Kelly-Hanku A., Toto B,… Manineng, C.M., et al (2017).
Dorsal longitudinal foreskin cut is associated with reduced risk of HIV, syphilis and genital herpes in men: a cross-sectional study in Papua New Guinea. Journal of the International AIDS Society 20(1): 21358. doi: doi.org/10.7448/IAS.20.01/21358.