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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


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

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
  • social media
  • wellbeing
  • evidence-based practice
  • career assessment
  • technology and wellbeing

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2012 2018

The application of adaptive behaviour models: a systematic review

Price, J. A., Morris, Z. A. & Costello, S., 15 Jan 2018, In : Behavioral Sciences. 8, 1, 17 p., 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Divided by discipline? Contrasting motivations, perceptions, and background characteristics of beginning Australian English and Mathematics teachers

Watt, H. M. G., Richardson, P. W. & Morris, Z. A., 8 Sep 2017, Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation. Watt, H. M. G., Richardson, P. W. & Smith, K. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 349-376 28 p.

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

Exploring teacher-student boundaries through ethical dilemmas in the secondary school context

Morris, Z., Sep 2017. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOther

15 Citations (Scopus)

Mathematics—a Critical Filter for STEM-Related Career Choices? A Longitudinal Examination among Australian and U.S. Adolescents

Watt, H. M. G. & Morris, Z. A., 2017, In : Sex Roles. 77, 3-4, p. 254-271 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Australian Postgraduate Award

Zoe Morris (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award 2018 "Programs that Enhance Learning"

Zoe Morris (Recipient), Nicholas Gamble (Recipient) & Shane Costello (Recipient), Dec 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Misumi Award

Zoe Morris (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award

Zoe Morris (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Postgraduate Student Research Award

Zoe Morris (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)