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PhD student in Education and Head of Years 11 and 12, Monash University

Ellen is a teacher, PhD student, instructional coach and curriculum development consultant. She has taught in Melbourne, Beijing, Singapore and is currently teaching at The International School of Helsinki. She teaches Psychology, Humanities and Theory of Knowledge and her classroom experience has led her to specialise in embedding community connections and service learning into the curriculum and co-creating interdisciplinary and project based units. She is currently working on her PhD which focuses on using psychological belonging as a tool to increase the academic success of students from non-elite backgrounds who are attending elite educational institutions.


  • 2017–2020
    Heat of Years 11 & 12, The International School of Helsinki
  • 2017–2020
    PhD Student, Monash University