Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am interested in researching innovations and practice in the field of Psychology Education. In particular, I am currently researching Psychological Literacy in a higher education context.
I have also been employed as a Research Assistant in the School of Humanities, investigating student/teacher co-creation of learning resources using educational technologies such as Echo360 (Active Learning Platform). This project added to the growing 'students as partners' literature.
Date Position Institution name 2020 Assistant Academic Lead (Academic Developer) for the ADEPT program University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Teaching Award Excellence in Tutoring Award University of Adelaide Australia 500 2016 Honour Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Adelaide Chapter University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Scholarship Zonta Club of Adelaide Honours Scholarship Zonta Club of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Chancellor's Letter of Commendation University of South Australia Australia — 2015 Teaching Award South Australian Outstanding Science Educator prize South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Australia — 2014 Award Chancellor's Letters of Commendation University of South Australia Australia — 2013 Award University Merit Award University of South Australia Australia — 2012 Award University Merit Award University of South Australia Australia — 2012 Honour Golden Key International Honour Society, UniSA Chapter University of South Australia Australia —
Language Competency Korean Can read and understand spoken
Year Citation 2021 Newell, S. (2021). Transitioning from study to work. Australian Psychological Society: Seven Days of Psychology. 2020 Newell, S., Chur-Hansen, A., & Strelan, P. (2020). A systematic narrative review of psychological literacy measurement. Australian Journal of Psychology, 72(2), 123-132.
2020 Newell, S. (2020). Identity and roles within the PhD. The Journal of Academic Development and Education, 12, 4-5. 2020 Newell, S., Chur-Hansen, A., & Strelan, P. (2020). A Construct Validity Analysis of the Concept of Psychological Literacy. Australian Journal of Psychology.
2018 recipient of the ASCILITE Student Bursary for educational technology research
Assistant Academic Lead for the Adelaide Development Program for Educators and Professionals who Teach (ADEPT) program. An initiative of the Division of Academic and Student Engagement, ADEPT provides academic and professional staff the opportunity to develop their capabilities, knowledge, skills and values to create and deliver a contemporary, student-focused and collaborative learning experience for students.
My teaching responsibilities include first and second-year psychology courses: Psychology 1A and Foundations of Perception and Cognition.
I am the facilitator of the ADEPT CoP. The ADEPT CoP has four main underpinning themes, based on the ADEPT module sequence: Universal Design for Learning, Educational Theory (Constructivism), Students as Partners and Authentic Learning and Assessment. This community aims to extend the learning from the ADEPT Modules, to provide a discussion space for those developing their teaching portfolio, applying for the Higher Education Academy (Fellowship or Associate Fellowship) or wanting to pilot innovative teaching practices.
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2020 - ongoing Representative Psychology Programs Board University of Adelaide Australia 2020 - 2020 Representative Psychology Programs Board University of Adelaide Australia 2013 - 2014 Director Psychology Students' Association University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Representative School of Psychology Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2019 - ongoing Co-Chair ADEPT Community of Practice University of Adelaide Australia 2018 - ongoing Member eLearning Community of Practice University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - 2016 Chair Student-Staff Consultative Committee University of Adelaide Australia
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2014 - 2015 Social Skills and Resilience Group Programs Co-Facilitator/Program Development Scientific Community Engagement Praesidium Psychological Services Australia
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