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Gray, T. (2014). Touched By The Earth, Australian Association for Environmental Education, 2-4 November. https://prezi.com/ormvzvg1wdot/aaee-tbte-ecopedagogies/

Gray, T. (2014). The Simple Life, Australian Association for Environmental Education, 2-4 November https://prezi.com/nxldrr6r2yyt/aaee-the-simple-life/

Gray, T., Birrell, C., & Haas, L. (2014). Are biophilic-designed site offices linked to high performing workers? Paper presented at the Precarious Times: New Imaginings for Sustainability Symposium. UWS CER Sustainability conference, Hawkesbury Campus, 17-18 June.
http://prezi.com/apftsizcaqdm/precarious-times/

Gannon, S., Somerville, M., Naidoo, L. & Gray, T. (2014).  Chasing the right school: Parents as Agents for Student Aspirations, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Philadelphia, April 3-7.
http://prezi.com/jjs5xyegwomp/aera-chasing-the-right-school/

Gannon, S., Naidoo, L. & Gray, T. (2013). Educational aspirations, ethnicity and mobility in western Sydney high schools.  Paper presented at the UWS-CER Globalisation Now conference, Parramatta.

Gray, T. & Birrell, C. (2013). Touched by the Earth: The impact of a multi-sensory immersion program on Year 7-8 students. Future Faces: Outdoor education research innovations and visions.  The Sixth International Outdoor Education Research Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand 26-29 Nov.
http://prezi.com/7dwr2sq03es5/6ioerc-tbte-ecopedagogies/

Gray, T & Birrell, C. (2013). Touched by the Earth: Art from the Heart as a Geography of Hope. NSW Environmental Education Conference, September 26-27, Dubbo, NSW.
http://prezi.com/jn1wopyybjkf/dubbo-ecoarts-ecopedagogies-ways-of-connecting-with-the-natural-world/

Birrell, C., Gray, T & Preece, M. (2013). Ecopedagogies: Ways of Connecting with the Natural World through the Arts. EcoArts Australis Conference Proceedings, May 12-13. Wollongong, Australia

Gray, T. (2012) Is Outdoor Education becoming fossilized in the Australian National Curriculum?  Nature Education Symposium, Taronga Zoo, August 12.
http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/nature-education/presentations2/index.htm

Birrell, C. & Gray, T. (2012) Ecopedagogies: Ways of Connecting Children to Nature.  Nature Education Symposium, Taronga Zoo, August 12.
http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/nature-education/presentations2/index.htm

Gray, T, & Downey, G. (2012). Photo-blogging with the Facebook Generation: Using Gen Y’s strengths in study abroad reflection. March 21-23 2012, Forum for Education, Denver Colorado.
http://tiny.cc/6aykbw

Gray, T., Nicholls, V. and Carpenter, C. (2011).  Photo Elicitation: Reflection Using a Nature Based Approach. Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy Annual Conference.  Berry, NSW, April 15-17.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C. (2011).  Burnt, baked or fried? Burnout in Outdoor Education and Adventure Therapy. Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy Annual Conference.  Berry, NSW, April 15-17.

Gray, T, & Nicholls, V. (2010). Photolanguage in Outdoor Education: Something for your toolkit. August 2010, Outdoor Recreation Industry Council, Homebush Bay, Sydney Australia

Gray, T., Cotton, W., Brymer, E. and Carpenter, C. (2010). Profiling Outdoor Leadership: August 2010, Outdoor Recreation Industry Council, Homebush Bay, Sydney Australia

Brymer, E., Gray, T., Cotton, W. and Carpenter, C. (2010) Transformational Ecological Leadership. International Spiritual Leadership and Management Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Carpenter, C., Brymer, E., Gray, T., & Cotton, W. (2010). Human/Nature Relationship: The individual’s perspectives and beliefs. Healthy Parks Healthy People Conference, Melbourne, Victoria.

Gray, T., Brymer, E., Cotton, W. and Carpenter, C. (2010). Same Tribe, Different Language. National Outdoor Education Conference, Freemantle, WA.

Gray, T. and Stuart, K. (2009). The Power of Storytelling in Adventure Education. 5th International Adventure Therapy Conference. Edinburgh. September 7-11.

Gray, T. (2009). The Reflective Practitioner in Outdoor Education  – Developing introspection and personal growth through Experience-Based Learning. Invited speaker, Focus on Teaching Conference. University of Wollongong. Sept 30, 2009.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C. (2009). Free Range Teenagers:  Are they hard wired for risk? 4th International Outdoor Education Research Conference (4IOERC) LaTrobe University. Beechworth, 14-17 April, 2009.

Brymer, E., Gray, T.,Carpenter, C, and Cotton, W. (2009) Transformational Ecological Leadership. 4th International Outdoor Education Research Conference (4IOERC) LaTrobe University. Beechworth, 14-17 April, 2009.

Gray, T., Burrell, A., and Dickson, T*. (2008). Young, Fast and Dead: Experiential learning making a difference at the coalface. 11th International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL) UTS. Sydney, 8-12 December, 2008.

Nicholls, V., Gray, T. and Hoban, G.  (2008). Busy Doing Nothing: Researching the phenomenon of quiet time in outdoor experiential learning. The Identity of Experience: Challenges for experiential learning .11th International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL) UTS. Sydney, 8-12 December, 2008. ISBN: [978-0-646-50997-6]

Burrell, A, Gray, T. and Gray, B. (2007). Less is More: Ongoing Perspectives from Young, Fast and dead. Australian and New Zealand Marketing and Communications (ANZMAC) Conference Proceedings. Dunedin, New Zealand, 3-5 December, 2007.

Boyle, I, Gray, T,  and Hassel, M. (2007). 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. National Outdoor Education Conference, Ballarat, Sept 21-23, 2007.

Cotton, W. and Gray, T. (2007). Safety Standards for Tertiary Institutions: Let’s Be Proactive. National Outdoor Education Conference, Ballarat, Sept 21-23, 2007.

Philpott, T. and Gray, T. (2007). Research Techniques For Teacher Educators In Outdoor Education. National Outdoor Education Conference, Ballarat, Sept 21-23, 2007.

Philpott, T. and Gray, T. (2007). Capturing the Complex Nature of Teaching Outdoors. Australian Association of Research In Education (AARE) Conference Proceedings. Freemantle, Dec, 2007.

Burrell, A. and Gray, T. (2006). Young, Fast and Dead: Ongoing Perspectives from the Early Driving Group. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM) Conference Proceedings.

Burrell, A. and Gray, T. (2006). Young, Fast And Dead: Marketing Communication Solutions To Change P-Plate Driver Behaviour. Australian and New Zealand Marketing and Communications (ANZMAC) Conference Proceedings.

Nicholls, V. and Gray, T. (2006). Sense and Sensibility: Looking at the reality and romance of human/nature relationships. Third International Adventure Therapy Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.  April 20-24.

Gray, T. and Downey, G. (2005).  How to Guide and Facilitate Reflection Exercises:  A Case Study.  Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Annual Conference, Miami, Florida.  November 16-18.

Gray, T.  (2004). Reflecting on the Study Abroad Experience:  Voices from Downunder.  Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Annual Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  November 8-12.

Gray, T.  (2004).  Burnout in Outdoor Education and Adventure Therapy: Implications for Ethical and Quality Practice. ORIC Reconnection 2004 NSW Conference.  October 23-24.

Gray, T. and Brymer, E. (2004). Extreme Sports: A challenge to phenomenology.  Connections and Disconnections:  Examining the reality and rhetoric International perspectives on outdoor education theory and practice.  LaTrobe University, Bendigo July 6-9.

Gray, T., Neill, J., Desai, K., Sierra, R and Ellis-Smith, G. (2004). Psycho-Evolutionary Theory of Outdoor Education.  Connections and Disconnections:  Examining the reality and rhetoric International perspectives on outdoor education theory and practice.  LaTrobe University, Bendigo July 6-9.

Gray, T. (2004). Boys Education. Shellharbour District Education Department September 10, 2004.

Gray, T. (2004). Initiative Games in the NSW PDHPE Curriculum. NSW PDHPE Head Teachers Conference Dubbo October 15-16.

Gray, T. (2004).  Police Team Building Session – Using Initiative Games to Develop Functional Teams presented to the South Coast Region of the Police Association, Wollongong, August

Gray, T. (2004). Initiative Games in the NSW PDHPE Curriculum.  Board of Studies, Ryde NSW March 15 and 22.

Gray, T.  (2003). Burnt or Baked?:  Implications for Ethical and Quality Practice in Adventure Therapy. Second International Adventure Therapy Conference, Vancouver Island, Canada.  April 20-24.

Gray, T. and Brymer, E. (2003). Enhancing Personal Well-Being Through Extreme Sports:  Views from the edge. Second International Adventure Therapy Conference, Vancouver Island, Canada.  April 20-24.

Meyer, A. and Gray, T. (2002). Research as an Experiential Activity.  30thh International Association of Experiential Education Conference, St Paul, USA.  7-10 November.

Gray, T. (2002). Burnout:  An Ecological Perspective.  3rd NSW Outdoor Education Research Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW. 25 October.

Brymer, E., Oades, L. and Gray, T. (2002). Developing Personal “Well-being” through extreme sports:  A phenomenological perspective.  10th Australasian Conference on Personal Construct Psychology.  Sydney, 17-20 July, 2002.

Gray, T. and Bailey, P. (2001). NSW Curriculum Innovations in Outdoor Education.  12th National Outdoor Education Conference, Bendigo, Victoria.  January.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C. (2000). Fairytales and Story-telling in Outdoor Education.  ORIC Conference, June.

Gray, T., Birrell, C. and Chapman, J. (2000). Burnout:  Nourishing the soul.  Second International Adventure Therapy Conference, Augsburg, Germany.  March.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C. (2000). Fairytales and Adventure Therapy:  I would like to see that.  Second International Adventure Therapy Conference, Augsburg, Germany.  March.

Gray, T.  (1999).  Outdoor Recreation – Stage 6. NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Conference .  Novotel North Beach October 22-23.

Gray, T.  (1999).  Do Boys And Girls Obtain The Same Benefits From A 12-Month Outdoor Education Program? The Human Face of Outdoor Education:  The 11th National Outdoor Education.  Murdoch University, Perth, WA.  January 11-15.

Gray, T.  (1999).  Getting Your Work Published In The Australian Journal Of Outdoor Education (AJOE) Isn’t That Hard!  The Human Face of Outdoor Education:  The 11th National Outdoor Education.  Murdoch University, Perth, WA.  January 11-15.

Gray, T. (1998).  A Workshop on Initiative Activities. The Shellharbour District Principals Meeting, February 13, Mount Kembla Field Studies Centre.

Gray, T. (1997).   Examining the Fruits of the Outdoor Education Tree from a Gender Perspective. The Proceedings of the 25th International Conference, of the Association for Experiential Education Conference,  November 23-26, Asheville, North Carolina. USA

Cotton, W. and Gray, T. (1997).  Team Cohesion in the Outdoors:  Myth or Reality. Catalysts for Change:  The 10th National Outdoor Education Conference.  Collaroy Beach, NSW.  January 20-24.

Hearne, D. and Gray, T. (1997).  Curriculum Trends in NSW:  Implications for Outdoor Recreation.  Catalysts for Change:  The 10th National Outdoor Education Conference.  Collaroy Beach, NSW.  January 20-24.

Okely, T. and Gray, T.  (1997).  The effect of an extended stay outdoor education program on the aerobic fitness of adolescent boys.  Catalysts for Change:  The 10th National Outdoor Education Conference.  Collaroy Beach, NSW.  January 20-24.

Radford, S.,  Patterson, J.  and Gray, T. (1997).  Risk Taking Propensity of Adolescents.  Catalysts for Change:  The 10th National Outdoor Education Conference.  Collaroy Beach, NSW.  January 20-24.

Gray, T. (1996).  Curriculum Developments in Outdoor Recreation. The NSW Outdoor Education Conference,  January 17-19, Katoomba,  NSW.

Gray, T. (1995). Forging synergistic links between theory and practice.  Keynote Address Victorian Outdoor Education Conference  Hawthorne, Victoria, June 21-22, pp 2-23.

Gray, T. and Patterson, J. (1995).  Differential gender outcomes for adolescents following an extended sojourn to the Australian bush. The 23rd International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education   November 9-12, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Gray, T. (1995).  Navigating outdoor education back into the school curriculum. The National Outdoor Education Conference,  January 16-20, Southport,  Queensland.

Gray, T. and  Patterson, J. (1994).  Effective evaluation in outdoor education:  A Critical resource in its own right. The 23rd International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education  Austin Texas, November 4-8.

Gray, T., Patterson, J. and Linke, R. (1993)  A Progress Report on the Impact of Extended Stay Outdoor Education Programs – The Glengarry Experience. The 3rd NSW Outdoor Education Conference, September 22-24.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C. (1993)  Debriefing – Counselling Skills in Outdoor Education. The 3rd NSW Outdoor Education Conference, September 22-24.

Gray, T. and Patterson, J. (1993).  Educating Educators in HIV/AIDS – The Instructional Paradox. 19th Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation National/International Biennial Conference, July 4-10.

Gray, T. and Webb, P. (1993).  Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Ability to Teach Dance. 19th Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation National / International Biennial Conference, July 4-10.

Gray, T. and Webb, P. (1993).  Teachers’ Perceptions of Asthma Management Practices in Primary Schools.  19th Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation National / International Biennial Conference, July 4-10.

Gray, T., Moore, D., Webb, P. and Jessup, S. (1993).  Analysis and Evaluation of Primary Education Courses in Tertiary Institutions. 19th Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation National / International Biennial Conference, July 4-10.

Gray, T.,  Patterson, J. and Linke, R. (1992).  Measuring the Effects of Extended Outdoor Education Programs. 2nd N.S.W. Outdoor Education Conference, Sydney, October 7-9.

Gray, T., Patterson, J. and Linke, R. (1993).  A Progress Report on the Impact of Extended Stay Outdoor Education Programs – The Glengarry Experience Proceedings of the 3rd NSW Outdoor Education Conference,  September 22-24.  pp 57-63.

Gray, T. and Birrell, C.  (1993).  Debriefing – Counselling Skills in Outdoor Education Proceedings of the 3rd NSW Outdoor Education Conference, September 22-24.pp 87-94.

Gray, T. and Patterson, J. (1991).  HIV/AIDS Education in a Tertiary Setting- A Litmus Test for Effectiveness. National Behavioural Medicine Conference, Sydney, October 2-4.

Gray, T. (1991). Health Promotion – A Content Strand in the N.S.W. 7-10 PD/H/PE Syllabus. The Association of Independent Schools, Professional Development Program for PD/Health and PE Teachers,  Sydney , November 16.

Gray, T. (1990). Police Occupational Health and Safety Series – the Relationship of dietary practices to good health – A six lecture series presented to the South Coast Region of the Police Association, Wollongong, February – April

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