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Dr Rebecca Collie

My Expertise

Teacher Motivation, Teacher Wellbeing, Student Motivation, Student Wellbeing, Social and Emotional Development

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Biography

Rebecca Collie, B.Ed. (Hons), M.A., Ph.D., is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Rebecca’s research interests focus on motivation, well-being, social-emotional development, and quantitative research methods. She also conducts research in related areas including adaptability, goal setting, and interpersonal relationships. She examines how...view more

Rebecca Collie, B.Ed. (Hons), M.A., Ph.D., is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Rebecca’s research interests focus on motivation, well-being, social-emotional development, and quantitative research methods. She also conducts research in related areas including adaptability, goal setting, and interpersonal relationships. She examines how these factors can be promoted, and their outcomes (e.g., greater achievement, job satisfaction) among both students and teachers in school and post-school settings. Rebecca completed her doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Previously, she worked as a primary school teacher in Melbourne.

Rebecca has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and chapters in leading outlets (e.g., Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Instruction, Child Development), along with a recently published co-edited book, "Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific." Her work has been cited in OECD policy documents as well as by educational leaders, practitioners, and researchers nationally and internationally. She was also recently awarded the 2018 Young Scientist Award from the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, which recognizes an early career researcher who has conducted programmatic research of distinction. Rebecca is part of a research team that recently won international funding from the European Commission to examine academic outcomes among migrant students, and she also runs several different research projects focusing on students, teachers, or both. She is Associate Editor of Educational Psychology and an Editorial Board Member for AERA Open, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, and Theory into Practice


My Qualifications

BEd (Hons) (University of Melbourne), MA (University of British Columbia), PhD (University of British Columbia)


My Awards

2018: Young Scientist Award, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development

2018: Supervisor Award for Exemplary Postgraduate Supervision, Postgraduate Council, University of New South Wales

2016: American Educational Research Journal Outstanding Reviewer, American Educational Research Association

2016: Supervisor Award for Exemplary Postgraduate Supervision, Postgraduate Council, University of New South Wales

2011-2014: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2010-2014: Four-Year PhD Fellowship, University of British Columbia

2013: Dean of Education Scholarship, University of British Columbia

2013: Donald and Ellen Poulter Scholarship, University of British Columbia

2005-2006: Dean’s Honours Award for Academic Excellence, University of Melbourne


My Research Activities

Examples of research projects I am currently conducting include:

  • Academic success among migrant students
  • Teachers' motivation and wellbeing
  • Social and emotional learning among children
  • Academic resilience among students in relation to the transition to high school

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

I supervise students conducting research in the following broad areas:

  • Motivation among students and/or teachers 
  • Wellbeing/resilience among students and/or teachers
  • Teachers' and students' psychosocial experiences at school (e.g., adaptability, interpersonal relationships, job satisfaction)
  • Social and emotional learning and development of students and/or teachers

lf you are a prospective student interested in undertaking a research degree in one of these areas, please feel free to contact me with details of your ideas and qualifications (e.g., degrees, academic grades, scholarships/awards, publications, research experience). This will help me to understand your interests, experience, and abilities, and ascertain potential fit with the broader research program.


Currently supervising

Some current/recent topics examined by students I supervise include:

  • Students' goal setting and adaptability
  • Students' growth goals and growth mindset
  • The post-school transition and students' experiences
  • Teachers' workplace experiences and links with their engagement and wellbeing

My Engagement

Professional Society Memberships: 

  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • American Educational Research Association, Division C (Learning & Instruction), Motivation SIG
  • American Psychological Association, Division 15 (Educational Psychology)
  • European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction, Motivation and Emotion SIG
  • British Educational Research Association
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development

 

Editoral Roles:

  • Consulting Editor, Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology
  • Editorial Board Member, Theory into Practice 

My Teaching

Postgraduate Courses:

EDST5314 Building Resilience in the Workplace

 

Higher Degree Research Degree Supervision:

lf you are a prospective student interested in undertaking a research degree in one of these areas, please feel free to contact me with details of your ideas and qualifications (e.g., degrees, academic grades, scholarships/awards, publications, research experience). This will help me to understand your interests, experience, and abilities, and ascertain potential fit with the broader research program.

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