Doctor Erin Mackenzie

Doctor Erin Mackenzie

Academic Course Advisor, Postgraduate Specialist Studies,
Secondary Education (soe)

Lecturer - Secondary Science, Stem,
Secondary Education (soe)


Erin Mackenzie is a Lecturer in the School of Education and a researcher in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. She has experience teaching in secondary schools and university settings, and lectures in educational psychology, secondary science pedagogy, and STEM education. Erin’s research interests include adolescent online interactions, coping, and the role of psychological and social factors in adolescent girls’ participation in STEM.

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  • PhD Macquarie University
  • PG Cert Res Meth - ED Macquarie University
  • BScEd University of Wollongong

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association for Research in Education (2018 - 2019)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Secondary Education (soe)
  • Secondary Education (soe)


Location: K.2.30
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Current Teaching Areas

  • 102077 Understanding and Teaching Children
  • 102081 Adolescent Development and Teaching
  • 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B
  • 102508 STEM foundations
  • 102511 STEM Pedagogies in Practice
  • 102764 Applied Mathematics and Science in Secondary STEM Education


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 .

Journal Articles

  • Berger, N., Mackenzie, E. and Holmes, K. (2020), '[In Press] Positive attitudes towards mathematics and science are mutually beneficial for student achievement : a latent profile analysis of TIMSS 2015', The Australian Educational Researcher, .
  • 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.

Conference Papers

  • 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..

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Teaching Resource on Flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley: Assessing the Impact on Student Learning', Report

Current Projects

Title: Parramatta Light Rail Teacher Professional Development Project
  • Transport for NSW
Western Researchers: Catherine Attard, Nathan Berger and Erin Mackenzie
Years: 2018-10-15 - 2021-06-30
ID: P00025472

Western Sydney University

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Penrith NSW 2751

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