Personal profile


Zoe is an educational and developmental psychologist (FCEDP) who lectures in the Faculty of Education's postgraduate Counselling and Psychology programs. She is passionate about supporting the professional practice of future and current helping professionals. 

Zoe's teaching and research interests centre on the ethical and professional practice of helping professionals, including teachers, counsellors, and psychologists. 

Her PhD study 'Teacher professional boundaries: Online and offline' was the first to measure conceptions of professional teacher-student interactions among secondary preservice and early career teachers in Australia (conferred 2016). Since 2008, Zoe has lectured in a range of units at Monash, highlighting her broader interests in adolescent learning and development, mental health, quantitative statistics, and psychological assessment.

Zoe previously worked in public schools as a psychologist providing counselling, assessment, and intervention to students in both mainstream and specialist settings. As a practitioner, she is interested in supporting learning and wellbeing in schools, particularly through evidence-based programs and teacher professional development.

Zoe is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), an elected member representative on the National Committee of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (2016-2019), and a member of the APS Psychologists in Schools interest group.

Research interests

  • Ethics and professional issues in the helping professions
  • Ethical issues for psychologists/counsellors in working with minors
  • Teacher-student professional boundaries
  • Careers assessment and counselling
  • Technology and social media in psychology
  • School-based social-emotional interventions and program evaluation 

Monash teaching commitment


EDF5002: Introduction to Ethics & Professional Issues in Counselling

EDF5562: Ethics for Professional Practice

EDF5572: Professional Experience: Schools, Families & Groups

EDF5732: Clinical placement in psychology 2

EDF5733: Clinical placement in psychology 3

EDF5532: Ethics for counsellors



EDF4601 Ethics & professional issues

EDF4602 Psychological assessment

EDF4604 Research project/Quantitative statisics

EDF3006 Adolescent learning and development

EDF5721 Clinical interventions in educational and developmental psychology

EDF5731 Clinical placement in psychology 1

Krongold Clinic Manager: Jan 2017 to June 2019

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

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology, Monash University


Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, Swinburne University of Technology


Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science/Social Science, Swinburne University of Technology


Research area keywords

  • Ethics
  • professional issues
  • parenting
  • Wellbeing
  • evidence-based practice
  • career assessment
  • technology and wellbeing

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