APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

New South Wales Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists in a particular State. This is a sub-Committee of the College National Committee. Please feel free to contact the College State Section Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College in this State.


Miss Katrina Newey
Katrina Newey is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate specialising in cyber bullying research, at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology (SSAP), University of Western Sydney (UWS). Research includes investigating the developmental trajectories of cyber bullying and the associated risk factors for involvement to provide recommendations to seed successful intervention. Katrina Newey is a specialist registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist, and has been appointed as the APS Educational and Developmental college NSW secretary. She currently tutors for SSAP teaching Human Behaviour and Developmental psychology. Katrina is also aligned with the School of Engagement (UWS), running cyber bullying psycho-educational workshops with students, teachers and parents.


Position vacant


Dr Danielle Tracey
Danielle is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with extensive experience working with children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. She constructed and managed community and school-based programs for children, young people, and families across Australia and New Zealand. She completed a mixed-method PhD in 2002 examining the multidimensional self-concepts of preadolescents with mild intellectual disabilities. She is a now an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher with the School of Education, Western Sydney University, working in the area of educational and developmental psychology, inclusive education and disability studies. As an accomplished mixed-method researcher she has won competitive national and international research grants. She is also the University-wide Research Theme Champion for Education and Work.


Ms Frances Attard

Committee Member

Miss Jennifer Lorenzo

Committee Member

Mr Robert Curtis

Website Editor

Ms Elisha Stanton
Elisha is employed within the Hunter New England Local Health District, in Newcastle. There she enjoys working as an Educational & Developmental Psychologist in the Child Development Team.

Having worked in an acute and sub-acute child protection role, she is mindful of the impact of adverse experiences on children and young people's general development and wellbeing.

With these experiences, Elisha is interested in the impact of adverse life-experiences on childhood development, and especially its presentation through child behaviour and development.

Elisha is passionate about promoting the skills and expertise of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, and the benefits the contribution they can make to the social, emotional, and developmental wellbeing of children, young people, and families.