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Research Biography

Grace is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and the Co-Director of the Student Well-being and Prevention of Violence (SWAPv) research centre. Grace was the recipient of the 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to excellence in research. In 2018 she was voted in as Co-President of the International Observatory on School Climate and Violence Prevention, bringing the Observatory base to Flinders University.

Grace is the lead investigator for an international peer aggression and well-being study involving 12 countries and over 6000 students. She has been a joint investigator in the well-being and positive peer relations project in Maltese schools. She was the chief investigator on a similar research study with funding from a grant awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, where she led a team investigating the well-being of 2,000 middle school students.

Grace's background includes research on adolescent health with CSIRO and with adolescent offenders at the Office of Crime Statistics and Research (OCSAR) in South Australia. As a researcher at Flinders University, Grace has continued to research the well-being of young people, particularly in anti-social contexts, such as bullying and other antisocial behaviour.

Grace teaches post-graduate students and works collaboratively with other researchers at Flinders University. She also supervises postgraduate students underaking Masters, EdD and PhD studies.

Research Interests

peer aggression, bullying, student wellbeing, research methodology; student anti-social behaviour and wellbeing; peace education

Supervised Students Successes

  • Dec 2023 Renee Mathews - MEd (dissertation)
  • Jun 2023 Laura Menabò - PhD
  • Mar 2023 Belinda Seaton - MEd (dissertation)
  • Nov 2021 James Sowden - MEd (dissertation)
  • Feb 2021 Rowaida Sleem - EdD
  • Sep 2019 Malak Mukhlef Alqaydhi - MEd (dissertation)
  • Aug 2019 Madhawa Warakagoda - MEd (dissertation)
  • Jul 2019 Shatha Ahmad Alharthi - MEd (dissertation)
  • Apr 2019 Xiaozhu Pan - EdD
  • Apr 2019 January Dechavez - MEd (dissertation)
  • Dec 2018 Byambasuren Erdenesuren - MEd (dissertation)
  • Dec 2018 Jacqueline Smoler - MEd(IB dissertation)
  • Dec 2018 Heny Solekhah - MEd
  • Jul 2018 Arifa Rahman - MEd (dissertation)
  • Sep 2016 Vibha Seth - MEd (dissertation)
  • Apr 2015 Vivian Rowan - MEd (dissertation)

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Eye-tracking bullying (1)
  • Cyber-bullying (1)
  • Sex education (1)

Research Areas

  • Education

Supervisory Interests

  • Aggressive behaviour and bullying
  • Adolescent offending
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Student wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Trauma


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