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DR ABI BROOKER

Positions

Overview

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  • Abi is currently as Associate Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Melbourne. She teaches into the undergraduate capstone subject and the undergraduate subject "Psychopathology in Everyday Life".

    Abi completed her PhD at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, investigating the educational and cultural challenges for refugee young people. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne, and was awarded a Teaching in Excellence award by the department in 2014. She was a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, where she project managed a national collaboration that identified ways in which teaching practice and curriculum design could promote students' psychological wellbeing. The project culminated in the online resource found at http://unistudentwellbeing.edu.au.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Current grants include:

    Using ePortfolios and Peer Review to Assess Graduate Attributes in Large Student Cohorts to Inform Curriculum Development. Co-Chief investigator, The University of Melbourne.

    Understanding student perceptions of the use of learning analytics in higher education. Chief Investigator, in partnership with University of New England, University of New South Wales, and The University of Melbourne.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2014
  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2014

Awards and honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (tutor), University of Melbourne, 2014

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Abi's research interests combine her training in life-span developmental psychology and her training in university teaching. Current research projects include: the psychological wellbeing and distress of university students, the role of "challenges" in life-span developmental psychology, immigrant and locally-born high-school students' learning experiences and value of learning, and ethical considerations of learning analytics in higher education.