Doctor Erin Mackenzie
Acting Deputy Dean & Director of Academic Program, Postgraduate Specialist Programs,
Specialist Postgraduate Studies
Director of Academic Program, Postgraduate Specialist Programs,
Specialist Postgraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer - Education Psychology and STEM,
Erin Mackenzie is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology and STEM in the School of Education, Director of Academic Program of the Postgraduate Specialist Studies program, and a researcher in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. She has experience teaching in secondary schools, TAFE, and university settings. Erin currently lectures in educational psychology, secondary science pedagogy, and STEM education, working with both pre- and in-service secondary teachers. Erin’s research interests include adolescent online interactions, coping, and the role of psychological and social factors in adolescent girls’ participation in STEM. She is a co-author of Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching (7th Edition).
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- PhD Macquarie University
- PG Cert Res Meth - ED Macquarie University
- BScEd University of Wollongong
- Australian Association for Research in Education (2018 - 2019)
Organisational Unit (School / Division)
- Specialist Postgraduate Studies
- Specialist Postgraduate Studies
- Secondary Education
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Chapters in Books
- Dudley, D., Van Bergen, P., McMaugh, A. and Mackenzie, E. (2019), 'The role of social media in developing young people's health literacy', Young People, Social Media and Health, Routledge 9781138493957 .
- Mackenzie, E., McMaugh, A., Van Bergen, P. and Parada, R. (2023), 'Adolescent girls' academic support-seeking, depression, and anxiety : the mediating role of digital support-seeking', Australian Journal of Psychology, vol 75, no 1 .
- Mackenzie, E., McMaugh, A., Van Bergen, P. and Parada, R. (2023), 'Online support seeking, co-rumination, and mental health in adolescent girls', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol 14 .
- Cole, C., Parada, R. and Mackenzie, E. (2023), '[In Press] A scoping review of video games and learning in secondary classrooms', Journal of Research on Technology in Education, .
- Cole, C., Parada, R. and Mackenzie, E. (2023), '[In Press] Why and how to define educational video games?', Games and Culture, .
- Holmes, K., Berger, N., Mackenzie, E., Attard, C., Johnson, P., Fitzmaurice, O., O'Meara, N. and Ryan, V. (2022), 'Editorial : the impact of place-based contextualised curriculum on student engagement and motivation in STEM education', Frontiers in Education, vol 6 .
- Dudley, D., Mackenzie , E., Bergen, P., Cairney, J. and Barnett, L. (2022), 'What drives quality physical education? : a systematic review and meta-analysis of learning and development effects from physical education-based interventions', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 13 .
- Mackenzie, E., Berger, N., Holmes, K. and Walker, M. (2021), 'Online educational research with middle adolescent populations : ethical considerations and recommendations', Research Ethics, vol 17, no 2 , pp 217 - 227.
- Mackenzie, E., Berger, N. and Holmes, K. (2021), 'Predicting adolescent girls' intentions to study science in senior high school', Issues in Educational Research, vol 31, no 2 , pp 574 - 585.
- Holmes, K., Mackenzie, E., Berger, N. and Walker, M. (2021), 'Linking K-12 STEM pedagogy to local contexts : a scoping review of benefits and limitations', Frontiers in Education, vol 6 .
- Attard, C., Berger, N. and Mackenzie, E. (2021), 'The positive influence of inquiry-based learning teacher professional learning and industry partnerships on student engagement with STEM', Frontiers in Education, vol 6 .
- Berger, N., Mackenzie, E. and Holmes, K. (2020), 'Positive attitudes towards mathematics and science are mutually beneficial for student achievement : a latent profile analysis of TIMSS 2015', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol 47 , pp 409 - 444.
- Mackenzie, E., McMaugh, A. and Bergen, P. (2020), 'Digital support seeking in adolescent girls : a qualitative study of affordances and limitations', Cyberpsychology, vol 14, no 3 .
- Mackenzie, E., McMaugh, A. and O'Sullivan, K. (2012), 'Perceptions of primary to secondary school transitions : challenge or threat?', Issues in Educational Research, vol 22, no 3 , pp 298 - 314.
- Berger, N., Holmes, K. and Mackenzie, E. (2023), 'Instructional clarity, classroom disorder, and student achievement in mathematics : an exploratory analysis of TIMSS 2019', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Newcastle, N.S.W..
- Mackenzie, E., Berger, N., Thompson, M. and Holmes, K. (2023), 'Mathematical thinking in primary school students : the relative contribution of student and teacher characteristics', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Newcastle, N.S.W..
- Mackenzie, E., Holmes, K. and Berger, N. (2022), 'The role of mathematics anxiety and attitudes in adolescents' intentions to study senior science', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Launceston, Tas..
- Mackenzie, E., McMaugh, A. and Van Bergen, P. (2017), 'Who do girls turn to when times are tough? : mental health implications for teenagers who seek support online or face-to-face', Society for Research in Child Development. Biennial Meeting, Austin, Tex..
- 2023, 'Writing in Secondary Academic Partners', Report
- 2022, 'Parramatta Light Rail Teacher Professional Development Project: Final Report to Transport for NSW', Report
- 2020, 'Teaching Resource on Flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley: Assessing the Impact on Student Learning', Report
|Title:||Promoting adolescents' mathematics engagement and participation in NSW|
|Western Researchers:||Kathryn Holmes, Nathan Berger and Erin Mackenzie|
|Years:||2022-06-15 - 2024-06-30|
|Title:||Flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley: School Geography Resource|
|Western Researchers:||Kay Carroll, Kathryn Holmes, Nathan Berger, Erin Mackenzie and Basant Maheshwari|
|Years:||2018-12-03 - 2020-02-28|
|Title:||Parramatta Light Rail Teacher Professional Development Project|
|Western Researchers:||Catherine Attard, Nathan Berger and Erin Mackenzie|
|Years:||2018-10-15 - 2021-06-30|
|Title:||Building the Future: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Bradfield City Centre|
|Western Researchers:||Nathan Berger, Catherine Attard, Kathryn Holmes and Erin Mackenzie|
|Years:||2022-03-22 - 2022-09-03|
|Title:||Writing in Secondary Academic Partner|
|Western Researchers:||Kay Carroll, Christina Curry, Erin Mackenzie and Rachael Jacobs|
|Years:||2021-06-01 - 2022-10-12|
|Thesis Title:||Video Games and Learning: A Scoping Study of the Diverse Use of Video Games in Australian Classrooms|
|Field of Research:||Teacher Education: Secondary|
|Thesis Title:||Understanding Boredom Proneness. The Relationship between Boredom, Self-Esteem and Learning Motivation in e-Learning.|
|Field of Research:|
|Title:||5 ways parents can help children adjust to being at school after months in lockdown|
|Title:||Year 12 exams in the time of COVID: 5 ways to support your child to stress less and do better|
|Title:||The final test for Hawkesbury's HSC students|
|Description:||Article in the Hawkesury Gazette|