Researcher

Dr Helena Granziera

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Educational psychology, Teacher and student wellbeing

Biography

Helena Granziera is a Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education. She is a former primary school teacher, and is the Program Director of the MTeach – Primary in 2022.  Helena completed her PhD in Educational Psychology at UNSW under Scientia Professor Andrew Martin and Associate Professor Rebecca Collie. Her research focuses on the factors and processes associated with teacher well-being and motivation, and how these...view more

Helena Granziera is a Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education. She is a former primary school teacher, and is the Program Director of the MTeach – Primary in 2022.  Helena completed her PhD in Educational Psychology at UNSW under Scientia Professor Andrew Martin and Associate Professor Rebecca Collie. Her research focuses on the factors and processes associated with teacher well-being and motivation, and how these relate to broader school and student outcomes. Helena is passionate about positive health and wellbeing for teachers and how this can be promoted at individual, school, and organisational levels. Helena began her career as a health education teacher, and spent eight years teaching gifted and talented students in a NSW primary school. She has previously taught undergraduate units in Educational Psychology and postgraduate units in Primary Curriculum and Methods. 


My Grants

  • 2022 - UNSW ADA Research Grant
  • 2020 - New South Wales Institute for Educational Research Award 
  • 2019 - Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Motivation and Learning Special Interest Group Doctoral Student Scholarship  
  • 2019 - American Psychological Association International Researcher Travel Grant 
  • 2018 – UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Grant – Recipient of funding to undertake advanced statistics course
  • 2017 – UNSW Postgraduate Support Scheme Grant – Recipient of funding to present at an International Conference

My Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New South Wales (2017-2021). Specialisation: Educational Psychology
  • M.Ed (Honours)., University of New South Wales (2016). Specialisation: Gifted Education.
  • B. Ed (Honours Class I and the University Medal)., University of Sydney (2013). Specialisation: Human Movement and Health Education

My Awards

  • 2021 - Excellence in University Teaching Award, UNSW School of Education 
  • 2018 – NSW Teachers Guild and Teachers Mutual Bank Research award – for research directly benefiting the teaching community
  • 2018 – Australian Association for Research in Education Motivation and Learning Special Interest Group Award – for presentation of an outstanding paper at the annual AARE conference
  • 2017 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for displaying outstanding research potential.
  • Excellence at Graduation for students achieving a WAM in excess of 80 upon graduation.
  • 2016 UNSW STGA Postgraduate award in Education – for outstanding academic achievement in a postgraduate education course.
  • 2015 UNSW STGA Postgraduate award in Education – for outstanding academic achievement in a postgraduate education course.
  • First Class Honours and the University Medal (2013) for achieving the highest WAM in an Undergraduate degree
  • 2013 University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize - for a yearly average WAM above 90
  • 2013 Tuh Fuh and Ruby Lee Memorial Prize - for the highest mark in an Education research unit in Year 4
  • 2012 GS Caird Scholarship for Bachelor of Education Year III - for highest WAM in a Third Year Education degree
  • 2012 University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize -  for a yearly average WAM above 90
  • 2012 NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship - for outstanding teaching potential
  • 2010 NSW Teachers Council Scholarship - for outstanding academic merit and teaching potential
  • 2009 – 2013 University of Sydney Academic Merit Scholarship - for outstanding scholarship and leadership potential
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