Scientia Professor Andrew Martin has been awarded an ARC Linkage grant

3 Oct 2017

Professor Andrew MartinImage: Desmond Lim, UNSW


Scientia Professor Andrew Martin has been awarded an ARC Linkage grant with The Council of the King's School for $215,480 in partnership with Associate Professor Joel Pearson (UNSW Psychology), and Dr Brad Papworth (The Future Project). The project will examine new generation psychology advances in science motivation and engagement.

Following alarming declines in science participation and performance at school and beyond, this project aims to harnesses educational psychology, physiological psychology, and neuro-psychology, to develop “new generation” advances in science motivation and engagement. Building on latest developments in mobile data capture in psychology, the project will identify key elements of student motivation and engagement associated with outcomes in school-based scientific disciplines.

With a comprehensive understanding of motivation and engagement, effective intervention to boost outcomes is possible. Enhancing the motivation and engagement that underpins research and innovation in society can enhance a nation’s competitiveness and optimise students’ potential.

Congratulations, Professor Martin!