Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching

What do psychology students
want and need for their future!?

2023 Conference Committee Chairs: Dr. Emily Lowe-Calverley and Prof Kimberley Norris.

Program | Day 3 | 10 September 2023

Disclaimer: This program is subject to change.

What research competencies do psychologists want and need? Embracing opportunities for postgraduate psychology programs

[ROUNDTABLE – 60 mins]

Assoc Prof Melissa Davis, Dr Michelle Mosiere, & Dr David Glanz

How does psychology fare in mandating support for undergraduate and postgraduate students’ wellbeing and professional identity compared to other health disciplines?

[15 mins]

Alyssa Sawyer

Working in academia: Predictors of psychological distress in Australian academics

[15 mins]

Kayleigh Robertson

Using lived experience to transform culture, learning, and practice

[15 mins]

Dr K. L. Johnston

The ‘nature’ of developing psychological literacy: A case study from the first-year course ‘Connecting and working with nature’ at the University of South Australia.

[15 mins]

Dr Elissa Pearson

♦ Teaching activities for teaching specific topic areas 
[ROUNDTABLE – 60 mins]

Katherine Dixon

Let’s make the “boring stuff” fun and memorable!

Mandy Hall

Designing a Year 10 program in Queensland

Catherine Roos

Practical Activities for Teaching Stress

Alisha Muller and Kate Gallagher

♦  Insights and tensions for all psychology curriculum, from IB, VCE Psych to 1st year university to ITE

[Teacher-focused ROUNDTABLE – 60 mins]

Stephanie Walton

Practical ways to support students revise key theories and studies

Carly Sparrow

Statistics Anxiety in Psychology Teachers- Is it real?

Joyeeta Lahiri

Transition from Year 12 to 1st year undergraduate Psychology.

Katherine Dixon

Giving psychology away: Insights from pre-service teachers into teaching free VCE Psychology revision classes online

Kyriaki Toumasiou and Megan Wang

Meeting the needs of educators and students

[ROUNDTABLE – 60 mins]

Dr Ellie Meissner, Dr Ashleigh Schweinsberg, & Assoc Prof Katrina Radford

What counts as direct client activities in Australian clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology programs? Results of a Delphi study

[15 mins]

Dr Rebecca A. Anderson

Greater clarity and more consistency: Defining direct client activities in postgraduate psychology training.

[15 mins]

Chien Hoong Gooi

♦  Listening then creating: IB DP Psychology Curriculum development

[SEMINAR – 45 mins]

Dr Jamie Schlais and Dr Ellen Heyting


♦ Using a cloud-based web application in the VCE classroom to support the collection, collation, modelling, and interpretation of primary data 
[WORKSHOP – 30 mins]

Dr Antoinette Poulton

Increasing employability of our 3-year psychology graduates: A vocational training partnership (Certificate IV in Mental Health)

[15 mins]

Assoc Prof Amanda George

Legend: ♦ Secondary teacher-specific sessions


Menzies Institute for Medical Research,

University of Tasmania, Medical Science Precinct,
17 Liverpool Street, 
Hobart, TAS 7000

and online as well!