Cognition, Emotion, and Learning

I am a research fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. My research examines the links between cognition, emotion, and learning in children and adults.

Paper at ASCILTE 2017: A learning analytics view of students’ use of self-regulation strategies for essay writing

Paper on self-regulated learning presented at ASCILITE conference This paper, written with Paula de Barba, Gregor Kennedy and the CADMUS team integrated educational technology with self-regulating learning theory to examine patterns of essay-writing. Cadmus provides a unique way to use learning analytics to examine students essay writing processes, in real […]

Accepted: Paper on Tools for Characterizing Individual Differences in Learning

  My paper on Informative Tools for Characterizing Individual Differences in Learning, has just been accepted for publication in the journal Learning and Individual Differences. I co-wrote the paper with Marian Hickendorff (lead author), Jake McMullan, Michael Schneider, and Peter Edelsbrunner. The paper is intended for learning and development researchers, […]

New ECR awards at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Throughout 2017 I have been the head of the ECR committee at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. One of the initiatives we proposed, an award scheme for ECRs, has been supported by the school, and applications are now open. The School is initiating four annual awards for early career […]

Perspectives on academic careers by ECRs

Hanne Watkins, a post doctoral research fellow at The University of Pennsylvania, hosts a blog for ECRs. Each week features a different contributor, describing their perspective and experiences on developing an academic career. Some interesting and useful reads.

npj Science of Learning community: Emotions in classrooms

Emotions in classrooms: The need to understand how emotions affect learning and education A collaborative opinion article from three Early Career Researchers on the need to understand how emotions affect learning has been published on the npj Science of Learning community site. I worked with Amanda Bourgeois (The University of […]