Samantha Newell

Samantha Newell

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.  

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  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    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 Competencies

    Language Competency
    Korean Can read and understand spoken
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Newell, S., Chur-Hansen, A., & Strelan, P. (2019). A systematic narrative review of psychological literacy measurement. Australian Journal of Psychology, 10 pages.
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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.

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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2013 - 2014 Director Psychology Students' Association University of Adelaide Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    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
  • Community Engagement

    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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