Kelly-Ann Allen, PhD is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positivie Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her research interests in school belonging and for her translation of this within educational contexts.
Kelly-Ann is a fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, where she is also Treasurer for the National committee. She is an associate editor for three journals: the Australian Journal of Psychology (Wiley), The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Cambridge University Press) and the Australian Community Psychologist. Kelly-Ann also serves on several editorial boards, including The British Psychological Society’s, Child and Educational Psychologist and Social Health and Behaviour. Kelly-Ann is a Board Director for both The Homeless Project Ltd and Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) (Victoria, Tasmania), a peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. Her activities focused on community engagement have won awards including the University of Melbourne's Peter McPhee Award for student engagement and the Leader's in Community Award. With more than ten years’ experience as a school psychologist, Kelly-Ann's interest in applied belonging research has led her to author and edit a number of academic and non academic publications in the field including, School Belonging in Adolescents: Theory, research, and practice (Springer), Pathways to Belonging: Contemporary research in school belonging (Brill), and Boosting School Belonging in Adolescents: Interventions for teachers and mental health professionals (Routledge).
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Academic hardiness as a mediator for the relationship between school belonging and academi..
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Predictors of Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Disease.
Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Simin Zarabadi-Pour, Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi, Kelly-Ann Allen
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Religion and Health
Individuals with heart disease have been found to have more negative psychological and physical effects that impact their quality ..
The association between social capital and quality of life among a sample of Iranian pregnant women
Masoumeh RezaeiNiaraki, Sadaf Roosta, Zainab Alimoradi, Kelly-Ann Allen, Amir H Pakpour
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Public Health
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) is a multidimensional concept that is affected by various factors. According to the literature, ..
The Psychometric Properties of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) for Iranian Cancer Patients.
Hamid Sharif Nia, Maryam Rezapour, Kelly A Allen, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Azar Jafari, Hojjat Torkmandi, Amir Hossein Goudarzian
Journal article | 2019 | Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Objectives: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was specifically created to assess depression in cancer ..
Disaster-related resiliency theory among older adults who survived Typhoon Haiyan
Joseph U Almazan, Abdulrhman Saad Albougami, Majed Sulaiman Alamri, Paolo C Colet, Cris S Adolfo, Kelly Allen, Rotacio Gravoso, Christopher Boyle
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Behavioral Pain Indicators in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Admitted to an Intensive Care Unit.
Roghieh Nazari, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Kelly A Allen, Hamid Sharif Nia, Bit-Lian Yee, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh
Journal article | 2018 | J Caring Sci
Introduction: A consistent approach to pain assessment for patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) is ..
Predicting patterns of disaster-related resiliency among older adult Typhoon Haiyan survivors
Joseph U Almazan, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Majed Sulaiman Alamri, Jazi Shaydied Monahi Alotaibi, Abdulrhman Saad B Albougami, Rotacio Gravoso, Ferdinand Abocejo, Kelly Allen, Ghose Bishwajit
Journal article | 2018 | GERIATRIC NURSING
A Model of Aging Perception in Iranian Elders With Effects of Hope, Life Satisfaction, and Socioeconomic Status: A Path Analysis
Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Ozkan Gorgulu, Bit-Lian Yee, Ahmad Hasyim Wibisono, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Hamid Sharif Nia, Kelly A Allen
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Role of Sex, Socioeconomic Status, and Emotional Support in Predicting Aging Perception Among Older Adults
Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseinigolafshani, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Sonia Oveisi, Kelly A Allen
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal of Aging and Human Development
A historical account of school belonging - Understanding the Past and Providing Direction for the Future
Christopher Slaten, K Allen, Jonathan Fergusan, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Lea Waters
Book Chapter | 2018
The literature reveals that an individual's sense of belonging is an important psychological construct with formative implications..
Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Death Depression Scale-Revised in Iranian Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Rebecca H Lehto, Kelly A Allen, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Mohammad Ali Soleimani
Journal article | 2017 | Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: Limited research has examined the psychometric properties of death depression scales in Persian populations with cardia..
How Social Are Social Media? A Review of Online Social Behaviour and Connectedness
T Ryan, KA Allen, DLL Gray, DM McInerney
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Relationships Research
The use of social media is rapidly increasing, and one of the major discussions of the 21st century revolves around how the use of..
The relationship between anxiety, depression and risk behaviors in adolescents.
Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Nasim Bahrami, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Kelly A Allen, Sepideh Mohammadi
Journal article | 2017 | International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Aim Adolescence is a developmental period often associated with high-risk behaviors. While some risk-taking behavior is considered..
The Effect of Life Skills Training on Mental Health of Iranian Middle School Students: A Preliminary Study.
Saman Jamali, Sekineh Sabokdast, Hamid Sharif Nia, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Sima Beik, Kelly-Ann Allen
Journal article | 2016 | Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: This research aimed to study the effect of life skill training on mental health of Iranian middle school students. Meth..
An Examination of Psychometric Characteristics and Factor Structure of Death Anxiety Scale Within a Sample of Iranian Patients With Heart Disease
Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Kelly-Ann Allen, Hamid Sharif Nia
Journal article | International Journal of Epidemiological Research
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology for 2016
Psychology of Relationships Thesis Award
For student engagement
The University of Melbourne
Australian Postgraduate Award
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Australian Association for Research in Education
Australian Psychological Society
Treasurer And Webmaster, National Committee
The APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
American Psychological Association
Committee Member On The Status Of International Activities
APA Division 15
APA Division 16
University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Psychology
University of South Australia