Kelly-Ann Allen, PhD is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positivie Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her research interests in school belonging and for her translation of this within educational contexts. Kelly-Ann is a fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, where she is also Treasurer for the National committee. She is an associate editor for three journals: the Australian Journal of Psychology (Wiley), The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Cambridge University Press) and the Australian Community Psychologist. Kelly-Ann also serves on several editorial boards, including The British Psychological Society’s, Child and Educational Psychologist and Social Health and Behaviour. Kelly-Ann is a Board Director for both The Homeless Project Ltd and Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) (Victoria, Tasmania), a peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. Her activities focused on community engagement have won awards including the University of Melbourne's Peter McPhee Award for student engagement and the Leader's in Community Award. With more than ten years’ experience as a school psychologist, Kelly-Ann's interest in applied belonging research has led her to author and edit a number of academic and non academic publications in the field including, School Belonging in Adolescents: Theory, research, and practice (Springer), Pathways to Belonging: Contemporary research in school belonging (Brill), and Boosting School Belonging in Adolescents: Interventions for teachers and mental health professionals (Routledge).
Australian Psychological Society.
Member 2010 - 2018
Australian Association for Research in Education.
AARE 2015 - 2017
APA Division 15.
Committee member on the Status of International Activities 2010 - 2017
APA Division 16.
International Affiliate 2010 - 2017
American Psychological Association.
International affiliate 2010 - 2017
The APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
Treasurer and Webmaster, National Committee 2010 - 2017