The Journal of Applied Research and Innovation (JARI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on publishing scholarly work that promotes and fosters applied research and innovation in all fields of endeavour.

The Journal is the flagship of the Australian College of Researchers. The College is a professional association of the world’s finest academics, scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are engaged in research and development projects from a variety of fields.

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2022 Call for Papers (General Edition)

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Edition Themes

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019


The Concept of Teachers as Researchers (A focus on innovation in the UAE)

Volume 1, Issue 2, 2020

Exampling Innovation and Change in Teaching and Schooling

Volume 1, Issue 3, 2021

School Leader as Researcher 

 Author Spotlight

David Lynch                                                                                David Lynch is Professor of Education in the School of Education located at Southern Cross University Australia. He is a world leader in whole of school teaching improvement. He is the author of numerous books and articles on teacher education and teaching improvement: specializing in Whole of School Teaching Improvement. His research and development interests form the basis of a rethink on teaching, teacher education and the role and skills required of school leaders to effect whole school teaching improvement. David's background is in primary education and has been a teacher and senior state school principal in early professional life. His academic career includes positions as professor of education, head of campus, sub-dean, and head of the school of education at a number of universities. Two of David's key books include "Creating the Outstanding School"(2015) and "Preparation Teachers in Times of Change" (2012).  View Their work       


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Cathy Quinn specialises in professional development for Principals, Teachers and Parents in the area of parental engagement in their child’s learning. A dedicated teacher with a decade of experience as a school principal, Cathy moved out of the principal role and devoted her time to bringing up her three children through their critical teenage years. During this time, Cathy became aware of developments regarding “Parental Engagement in Schools” and began studying and researching the latest academic findings. View Their Work

richardsmith Professor Richard Smith is a world renowned innovator and researcher in teacher education. Richard, now retired, is the author of numerous books and articles examining the need for teacher education reform. View Their Work



Dr Jake Madden is an accomplished and world-renowned school leader and education improvement researcher and innovator. He is the Dean of the Australian College of Researchers and has served as a principal of seven schools in Australia and overseas. Dr Madden believes in the importance of leadership and the positive difference that it can make to teacher and student learning outcomes. His research interests lie in building teacher capacity through the development of 21st-century learning, the promotion of flexible learning spaces to meet the needs of the 21st-century learner and curriculum innovations for the real world. View Their Work


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