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Dianne Summers is a senior teaching fellow based in the Monash Krongold Clinic. Her research interests focus on whole school frameworks and processes that facilitate student wellbeing and inclusion, and postgraduate psychology professional identity and competency development.  


Dianne is an educational and development psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents and families across the Government, Catholic and Independent School sectors. She began her career as a primary and secondary teacher, whilst completing post-graduate studies in psychology at Melbourne and Monash Universities.

I am passionate about translating research knowledge into clinical and educational practice. I regularly consult to schools, supporting the development of whole school wellbeing programs, inclusive practices and support for students with disabilities in mainstream settings. This work has also included presenting at numerous conferences as an invited speaker on the practice of educational and developmental psychologists to support schools and their communities.

Dianne a co- author of Change Agents: Promoting self-awareness, collaberation, leadership and community action; a middle years curriculum program, and Communication Cards; a social-emotional counselling tool. Both are published by Inyahead Press.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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