DR Kelly-Ann Allen

DR Kelly-Ann Allen




  • Kelly Allen, PhD is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Fellow of the University of Melbourne. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her research in social connectedness, belonging, and social and emotional learning, and for her translation of this within educational contexts. Dr Allen is a school psychologist and sessional academic and provides professional supervision to psychologists at different stages of career in private practice and schools. Dr Allen has contributed numerous publications and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr Allen’s professional standing is verified by her full membership of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, where she is currently National Treasurer and her committee involvement with the American Psychological Society, Division 15 (Educational Psychology).   


Member of

  • Australian Psychological Society. Member 2010 - 2018
  • Australian Association for Research in Education. AARE 2015 - 2017
  • APA Division 15. Committee member on the Status of International Activities 2010 - 2017
  • APA Division 16. International Affiliate 2010 - 2017
  • American Psychological Association. International affiliate 2010 - 2017
  • The APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Treasurer and Webmaster, National Committee 2010 - 2017


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • MEdPsych, University of Melbourne 2008
  • PGradDipPsych, Central Queensland University 2005
  • GradDipPsych, Charles Sturt University 2004
  • PGradDipGenCounsel, Charles Sturt University 2002
  • BPscyh, University of South Australia 2001

Awards and honors

  • $1000 Stipend towards the Annual APA Convention, 2016
  • Psychology of Relationships Thesis Award , Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, 2016
  • Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology for 2016, The Australian Psychological Society, 2016
  • For student engagement, Peter McPhee Student Award, 2014
  • The University of Melbourne, Leaders in Community Award, 2012
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne, 2011


Available for supervision

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