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Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Sydney

Helen is an expert in motivation research, whose projects address: declining participation in advanced sciences and mathematics especially by girls (, and, the engagement and wellbeing of beginning teachers ( Her findings are based on long-term and large-scale developmental data across comparative settings.


  • 2017–present
    Professor, The University of Sydney
  • 2006–2017
    Professor, Monash University


  • 2002 
    PhD, USyd

Research Areas

  • Educational Psychology (170103)