Kelly Trezise


I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and a research fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.


My research interests involve examining the interactions between cognition and emotion and their functional implications. In particular, I am interested in understanding these interactions in learning and educational contexts.  I examine individual differences in learning, cognition and anxiety using a variety of analytical methods, including finite mixture models. 


Current projects

Mathematics anxiety

Identifying patterns of math anxiety during mathematical problem solving.

This work continues from my PhD work investigating how anxiety and working memory interact within a class period to affect mathematical problem solving.  


Patterns of math skill acquisition

Characterising general and mathematical cognitive development, particularly in the context of arithmetic and algebra.


Anxiety-Cognition interactions
Exploring feedback and learning from errors in spelling and math  
Emotion and cognition interactions during learning in digital environments



Professor Robert Reeve

Professor Rob Hester

Professor Gregor Kennedy

Paula de Barba

Jacob Paul