APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Education and Developmental psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Dr John Roodenburg

Deputy Chair and Newsletter Editor

Dr Vicki McKenzie

Secretary

Mr Gerald Wurf

Treasurer

Dr Kelly Allen
Dr Kelly Allen, is an Education and Development Psychologist who blends her academic research interests in belonging, social connectedness, and social and emotional learning with her work as a school psychologist and sessional lecturer. She has experience in early childhood, early intervention, primary school and secondary school settings. Kelly is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and is a board approved supervisor for the Psychology Board of Australia. Kelly is the Australian and New Zealand representative on the committee of the Status of International Affairs with the American Psychological Society's Division 15 (Educational Psychology). She is deeply committed to community-based philanthropic activities and has founded and co-founded various initiatives for which she has won awards including the University of Melbourne's Peter McPhee Award for student engagement and the Leader's in Community Award.

Twitter: @drkellyallen

Course Approvals and Early Career

Dr Zoe Morris
Zoe is an educational and developmental psychologist who lectures at Monash University in a range of areas, highlighting her broad interests in adolescent learning and development, mental health, quantitative statistics, and psychological assessment.

Zoe has experience as a psychologist in public schools providing counselling, assessment, and intervention to students in both mainstream and specialist settings. She is passionate about supporting learning and wellbeing in schools, particularly through evidence-based programs and teacher professional development.

As a researcher, Zoe is interested in ethical and professional issues. 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.

CPD Coordinator

Dr Jenny Promnitz

Media and Promotions

Dr Chelsea Hyde
Dr Chelsea Eacott, is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist currently working as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a school psychologist. Chelsea has over ten years practical experience working as a psychologist within government, catholic and independent school systems in Victoria and Queensland across both regional and metropolitan areas. Chelsea holds endorsement in the area of educational and developmental psychology and is a board approved supervisor.

2017 Conference Deputy Chair

Mrs Lizette Campbell
Lizette Campbell is the Principal Psychologist of Lizette Campbell & Associates. She is a Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and a Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Lizette has worked throughout NSW and London in educational, child development and child health settings. She has been in private practice for more than 25 years and established a group practice in 2000.

Lizette has considerable expertise and a special interest in gifted students and learning and developmental difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. Lizette conducts comprehensive diagnostic assessments, and provides counselling and therapy for children and their families. She receives complex referrals from across the state and overseas. She offers clinical supervision to other psychologists for registration, College Membership and endorsement as well as professional development.

E&D Course Leader

Dr David Hamilton
Dr David Hamilton has been a senior lecturer in psychology at Australian Catholic University since 2010. He has previously held academic appointments at Deakin University, RMIT University, Monash University, and Sheffield Hallam University (UK). He coordinates the MPsych (Educational and Developmental) program at the Melbourne Campus and is National Course Coordinator, Psychology. His teaching interests are mainly in the areas of typical and atypical human development. David supervises research projects in the areas of attitudes toward people with disabilities, parent stress and coping, and anxiety and depression in people with autism spectrum disorder. He is an alumnus of La Trobe University, Phillip Institute of Technology, and the University of Melbourne.

GeroPsych

Dr Wendy McKenzie

2017 Conference Chair

Mr Santo Russo
Santo has been a past Chair and Treasurer of the Brisbane Area Branch and Member of the National PPAG, as well as past Membership Secretary of the National Committee. He is currently a Member of the QUT Head of School Advisory Committee and Master Educational and Developmental Psychology Course Advisory Group. Santo has represented APS with in both education and health matters. Santo's qualifications include Bachelor of Education and Master of Psychology. With over thirty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults Santo believes that the benefits of being an active member of the Society is the only way to progress the development of the profession.

Website/Social Media

Dr Kelly Allen
Dr Kelly Allen, is an Education and Development Psychologist who blends her academic research interests in belonging, social connectedness, and social and emotional learning with her work as a school psychologist and sessional lecturer. She has experience in early childhood, early intervention, primary school and secondary school settings. Kelly is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and is a board approved supervisor for the Psychology Board of Australia. Kelly is the Australian and New Zealand representative on the committee of the Status of International Affairs with the American Psychological Society's Division 15 (Educational Psychology). She is deeply committed to community-based philanthropic activities and has founded and co-founded various initiatives for which she has won awards including the University of Melbourne's Peter McPhee Award for student engagement and the Leader's in Community Award.

Twitter: @drkellyallen

Early Intervention and NDIS

Mrs Janene Swalwell

Student Representative

Ms Simone Gindidis
Simone is a Monash University Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/PhD candidate with a research focus investigating the experience that clinicians and adolescents have with the use of Apps in educational and mental health support settings. Simone is extremely passionate about the integration of new technologies with psychological services, interventions, research and education. She is equally passionate about advocating for the contribution that Educational and Developmental psychology makes to all facets of learning and wellbeing across the lifespan. She believes that the future of Educational and Developmental psychology is contingent upon involvement with the CEDP as it provides an avenue through which future graduates and practitioners can continue to grow, learn, network and further advocate for the relevance of their specialised training. In the interest of best representing student views, students are encouraged to contact Simone with their ideas and feedback.

Chair
ACT

Position vacant

Chair
NT

Position vacant

Chair
QLD

Mrs Janette Atchison

Chair
SA

Dr Tim Connell

Chair
TAS

Mr Darren Stops

Chair
VIC

Ms Vivienne Seidner

Chair
WA

Dr Robin Harvey