The importance of educational psychology

16 Jan 2019

Meet Dr Rebecca Collie, Scientia Fellow of Faculty of Arts

Dr Rebecca Collie is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at UNSW’s Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Her recent research is in educational psychology, which includes motivation, engagement, achievement, and wellbeing among students and teachers. Dr Collie says it is important that people have social and emotional skills, and experience wellbeing and motivation. “It’s not just important for their own outcomes, but it’s important for their work, it’s important for society more broadly, it’s important for their health and wellbeing,” she says.