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Biography

Dr Kelly-Ann Allen is a board endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She is a senior lecturer within the School of Education, Monash University (Educational Psychology and Inclusion) and is an Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (Centre for Positive Psychology). 

Kelly is an associate editor of three journals (Educational and Developmental Psychologist, the Australian Journal of Psychology and the Australian Community Psychologist) and has been a guest editor for the British Psychological Society's Child and Educational Psychologist for a special issue on school belonging. Kelly is a board director for two not-for-profits, the Homeless Project and Early Childhood Intervention Australia VIC TAS, a peak body for early intervention in Australia.

Kelly is a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, where she is currently Treasurer for the National Committee. Kelly has also been involved in ongoing committee work with the American Psychological Society's Division 15 (Educational Psychology).

Kelly holds memberships with Division 16 (School Psychology), the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA), Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA Vic/Tas), and the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA).

Find out more at www.drkellyallen.com

Research interests

Kelly's research interests are concerned with school belonging and belonging more generally and for the translation of this research to educational contexts.

Monash teaching commitment

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

EDF4604 - Research project

EDF4599 - Positive psychology in professional practice

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

EDF5723 - Exceptionality: Assessment and intervention

Community service

International Belonging Research Laboratory (IBRL)

The IBRL is a group of researchers focused on investigating the science of belonging. The group oversees a private Facebook group and social media channels on Twitter and Instagram. The IBRL has a focused research schedule and is committed to fostering cross-country, discipline, faculty and institution collaborations and disseminating research findings to the general public. 

If you are a belonging researcher and would like to network with a private Facebook group, share your research or publications, network with like-minded researchers, or even collaborate on a project, please consider joining us. 

If you would like to follow news and updates, please join us on Twitter and Instagram

A repository of belonging measurement tools for practice and research can be found here.

Faculty Members

Kelly-Ann Allen, PhD., Senior Lecturer, The Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Tracii Ryan, PhD., Research Fellow, The Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Gerald Wurf, Senior Lecturer, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Alex Whitelock-Wainwright, PhD., Research Fellow, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Andrea Reupert, PhD., Professor, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Christine Grove, PhD., Lecturer, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Lefteris Patlamazoglou, Lecturer, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

 

Graduate Students

Denise Wong, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Erin Geary, The Faculty of Education, Monash University

Kate Fortune, The Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Angela McCahey, The Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Heather Craig, The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

External Members

Greg Walton, PhD. Associate Professor. Department of Psychology. Stanford University. 

Erica Frydenberg, PhD. Associate Professor. Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne. 

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD. Professor, School of Psychology, University of Queensland. 

Michael Furlong, PhD. Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, University of California Santa Barbara.

John Hattie, PhD. Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

Lea Waters, PhD. Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne. 

Kathryn Riley, PhD. Professor of Urban Education, Institute of Education, University College London (UCL).

Dennis McInerney, PhD. Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong.

Christopher D. Slaten, PhD, Assistant Professor, the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri.

DeLeon Gray, PhD, Associate Professor, the Department of Education, NC State University.

Hamid Sharif Nia, PhD. Assistant Professor in Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Iran. 

Gökmen Arslan, PhD. Assistant Professor, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey. 

Peggy Kern, PhD. Associate Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne.

Dianne Vella-Brodrick, PhD. Professor, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne.

Annie Gowing, PhD. Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. 

Sue Roffey, PhD. Associate Professor, University of Exeter, U.K. 

Abbas Abdollahi, PhD. Professor, Alzahra University, Iran.

Consulting

Berry Street Education Model Master Class on School Belonging

A sense of belonging is a fundamental human need. Alarmingly, research tells us that one in four students does not feel like they ‘belong’ to school. Loneliness has become an epidemic and adolescents are an age group at risk. What can be done?

In this innovative masterclass, The Berry Street Education Model introduces a topic of fundamental importance: school belonging. Fostering belonging in students has widespread benefits, with positive outcomes that extend well into adulthood.

Schools are ideal places to build lasting connections and stand ready to make a difference. This masterclass opens doors for creating connected and inclusive classrooms and schools.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, PhD

… → 2015

Educational Psychology, Masters

… → 2008

External positions

Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • belonging, school belonging, school connectednes, social inclusion, relationships

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

Development and psychometric properties of the physical rehabilitation services acceptability questionnaire

Shirazikhah, M., Mirabzadeh, A., Sajjadi, H., Joghataei, M. T., Biglarian, A., Shahboulaghi, F. M., Nia, H. S. & Allen, K. A., 24 Apr 2019, In : Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 33, 1, p. 202-209 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Disaster-related resiliency theory among older adults who survived Typhoon Haiyan

Almazan, J. U., Albougami, A. S., Alamri, M. S., Colet, P. C., Adolfo, C. S., Allen, K., Gravoso, R. & Boyle, C., 5 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 7 p., 101070.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The effects of perceived stress on hope in women with breast cancer and the role of psychological hardiness

Abdollahi, A., Panahipour, H., Hosseinian, S. & Allen, K. A., 2 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Psycho-Oncology. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The psychometric assessment of the chronic disease self-efficacy scale in iranian patients with chronic diseases

Nia, H. S., Hatef, M., Allen, K. A., Shafipour, V. & Esmaeili, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery. 7, 2, p. 97-108 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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A historical account of school belonging: understanding the past and providing direction for the future

Slaten, C. D., Allen, K-A., Ferguson, J. K., Vella-Brodrick, D. & Waters, L., 2018, Pathways to Belonging: Contemporary Research in School Belonging. Allen, K-A. & Boyle, C. (eds.). 1st ed. The Netherlands: Brill, p. 7-23 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award

Kelly-Ann Allen (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology

Kelly-Ann Allen (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Peter McPhee Student Engagement Award

Kelly-Ann Allen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Psychology of Relationships Thesis Award

Kelly-Ann Allen (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Leaders in Community Award

Kelly-Ann Allen (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

Schools need to foster a sense of belonging

Kelly-Ann Allen

3/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature