Team Members

We are a collaborative group lead by Dr Stella Laletas and Dr Christine Grové.

We work with fantastic research project managers, research assistants, PhD candidates, Masters of Psychology (Ed/Dev) and fourth year research students.

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Researchers and their topics bridging the field of educational psychology and/or inclusive education:

PhD Candidates  Research Area
Simon Finkelstein

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Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Enactment of Inclusive Practices

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Prof Umesh Sharma, Dr Christine Grové and Dr Brett Furlonger

Luke Macaulay

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The transition to adulthood:
Experiences and perspectives of Australian Sudanese and South Sudanese youths in Melbourne, AustraliaMethods: Voice centred methodologySupervisors: A/Prof Joseph Agbenyega, Prof Joanne Deppeler, Dr Christine Grové
Justine Bale

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Developing a Verbally Administered Measure of Mental Health Literacy for Children

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Shane Costello

Hannah Yared

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Conceptualising Racial Bias within an Australian Primary School Context: Paving the way for an Early Intervention Model to Reduce Racial Bias using a Mixed Methods Research Design

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Denise Chapman

Elisa Jones Arango

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A Self-Repot, Personality-Centred Approach to Understanding Differences in Children’s Thinking

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Shane Costello

Rashmi Rangarajan

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In Search of the Glass Half-Full: Using strengths-based and participatory approach to identify ways to implement inclusive education in India

Methods: Participatory research design

Supervisors: Prof Umesh Sharma and Dr Christine Grové

Alexandra (Ally) Marinucci

 

Mental Health Literacy Programs in Australia: Understandings of School-Based Interventions

Methods: Participatory research design

Supervisor: Dr Christine Grové

Amy Hodgkinson

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Examining the presence of therapy dogs within school environments and their influence on student wellbeing and how students cope

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Linda Henderson

Robert Baird

 

Animal-Assisted Therapy for Childhood Trauma

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Emily Berger

 MPsych(Ed/Dev) students  Research Topics
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Examining the impact of therapy dogs on student wellbeing in educational settings

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Linda Henderson

Kezia Matheson, Samantha Midwood, Lena Wintermantel The use of therapy dogs within the Department of Education Student Support Services: A pilot study

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisor: Dr Christine Grové

 

 Fourth Year Students   Research Topics
Marcelle Prentice Therapy Dogs in Educational Settings: Perspectives of Therapy Dog Handlers

Methods: Qualitative research design

Supervisor: Dr Christine Grové

Phoebe Wardell Therapy Dogs in Educational Settings:
Program Implementation and
RecommendationsMethods: Qualitative research designSupervisor: Dr Christine Grové

 

Completed Projects Research Area
Katherine Shaw, Jessica Frisina, Zahava Ambarchi, Lee Anglim  Peer Assisted Learning for and by Students with Learning Difficulties: Evaluation of a Peer Tutoring Reading Program

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Kate Jacobs

Holly Melrose When your Parent has a Mental Illness; Children’s Experiences of a Psycho-Educational Booklet

Methods: Qualitative research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Prof Andrew Reupert

Emma Tucceri, Elise Mullan Investigating  mental health-related learning opportunities from mainstream media

Methods: Mixed methods research design

Supervisors: Dr Christine Grové and Dr Shane Costello