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Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Erin Leif is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Education, at Monash University. In this role, she coordinates the Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis course, and teaches graduate level coursework in behaviour assessment and positive behaviour support. Erin’s work places a strong emphasis on the critical importance of upholding and safeguarding the inherent dignity, equality, and freedoms of every individual. At the core of her research lies a deep commitment to promoting social justice and inclusivity, ensuring that the rights of all people, but particularly people with disabilities, are recognised and protected. Erin’s current research focuses on ways to help parents, teachers, and behaviour support practitioners use positive, preventative, evidence-based practices when supporting people with diverse learning needs in home, school, and community settings. Her research interests include positive behaviour support, multi-tiered systems of support, trauma-informed behaviour support, and universal design for learning.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Educational Psychology, Monash University


  • 2012 
    Western New England University , PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Association for Professional Behavior Analysts
  • Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia