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Deborah Pino Pasternak

Professor in Early Childhood Education and Community, University of Canberra

Deborah's research interests concern young children’s development of self-regulatory skills and how those are fostered or hindered by home and school environments, with an emphasis on the quality of parent-child and teacher-student interactions. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative studies and has developed significant expertise in the analysis of interactive video data.


  • 2019–2022
    Associate Professor, University of Canberra
  • 2018–2019
    Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • 2011–2018
    Lecturer, Murdoch University


  • 2008 
    University of Cambridge, UK, Doctor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Early Childhood Education (Excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)