Rebecca Collie, B.Ed. (Hons), M.A., Ph.D., is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Scientia Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the UNSW School of Education.
Rebecca conducts research in the broad areas of motivation, wellbeing, and social-emotional development using quantitative research methods. Her research also encompasses related factors such as adaptability, goal setting, and interpersonal relationships. She examines antecedents and outcomes of these different factors among children, youth, and adults, and develops conceptual models relevant to both students and teachers. Rebecca completed her doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Previously, she worked as a primary school teacher in Melbourne.
Rebecca has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, along with a recently published co-edited book, "Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific." She was recently awarded the 2020 Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association Division C. Rebecca also received the 2018 Young Scientist Award from the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Rebecca has recently begun her Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship research on teacher wellbeing. She is Associate Editor of Journal of Educational Psychology. She is an Editorial Board Member for AERA Open, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Theory into Practice.