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Research Biography

Associate Professor Helen Askell-Williams has worked on collaborative research projects including investigations about teachers' and learners' knowledge about learning, and research about promoting student wellbeing and positive mental health. She has conducted focused interviews with teachers and students in Primary, Secondary, and University settings. In addition, she has designed, conducted and analysed large scale surveys to assess components of students' academic, social and emotional wellbeing. She coordinates and teaches topic in Educational Psychology and Mental Health Promotion in educational settings.

Research Interests

Areas of research include:

  • Students' and teachers' knowledge about what helps people to learn
  • Students' motivational, cognitive and metacognitive strategy knowledge
  • Mental health interventions in educational settings (e.g., KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood Evaluations)
  • Building capacity for promoting wellbeing in school communities (e.g., Australian Research Council-Linkage Grant)
  • Developing a transnational, multilevel framework for mental health promotion in educational settings (e.g., collaboration with International partners on a European Commission FP7 Marie Curie researcher mobility grant, with the support of an Australian Academy of Science Grant)
  • Cross-cultural research about student wellbeing (e.g., Australia, Malta, Italy, China)

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Research Output

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Learning is a Problem-solving Activity

    Askell-Williams, H., 2019, Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 10-21 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning

    Askell-Williams, H. & Orrell, J., 26 Jun 2019, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge. 306 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  • The Quality of Knowledge and Beliefs that Teachers use when Solving Teaching and Learning Problems

    Askell-Williams, H., Barr, S. & Ngendahayo, E., 2019, Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning. Orrell, J. & Askell-Williams, H. (eds.). Routledge, p. 112-124 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Types of Knowledge that Teachers Use when Solving Educational Problems: A Case Study of the Implementation of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) Program

    Lendrum, A. & Askell-Williams, H., 2019, Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning. Askell-Williams, H. & Orrell, J. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 140-156 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter