Doctor Danielle Tracey

Doctor Danielle Tracey

Dap - Adult & Pg Education,
Adult And Postgraduate Education (soe)

Senior Lecturer,
Early Childhood Education (soe)

Biography

Dr Tracey received registration as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist in 1999 and has extensive industry experience working with children and young people with learning difficulties. In this role she developed expertise in constructing and managing community and school-based programs for children, young people, and families, and expanded programs across Australia and New Zealand. She completed a mixed-method PhD in 2002 examining the multidimensional self-concepts of preadolescents with mild intellectual disabilities. In 2010 Dr Tracey commenced her academic career. She is a Senior Lecturer in the area of educational and developmental psychology, positive behaviour support and well-being, as well as research methodology. She is a Senior Researcher with the Centre for Educational Research, Equity Strand, and an experienced mixed-method researcher who has won competitive national and international research grants. Her current roles within the School include Director of Academic Program (Adult and Postgraduate Education) and Academic Course Advisor (Inclusive Education).

This information has been contributed by Doctor Tracey.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Adult And Postgraduate Education (soe)
  • Early Childhood Education (soe)

Contact

Email: D.Tracey@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6105
(02) 9772 6105
Mobile:
Location: 4.G.25
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Lee, F., Yeung, A., Tracey, D., Barker, K. and Fan, J. (2015), 'Special education teachers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and teachers in inclusive and regular classrooms : differential views toward inclusive education', Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Information Age 9781623969998.
  • Tracey, D., Craven, R. and Marsh, H. (2015), 'The next frontier : advancing quality of life and self-determination by explicating the self-concepts of children with mild intellectual disabilities', Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Information Age Publishing 9781623969998.
  • Yeung, A. and Tracey, D. (2013), 'Motivation for achieving high marks : are Anglo and Asian children in Australian schools similar or different?', Advancing Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Educational Psychology: A Festschrift for Dennis M. McInerney, Information Age Publishing 9781623963866.
  • Tracey, D. (2012), 'A dual disadvantage? Examining the academic self-concept of students with learning difficulties', Communication and Language, Information Age 9781617359446.
  • Tracey, D., Marsh, H. and Craven, R. (2003), 'Self-Concepts of Preadolescents with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Issues of Measurement and Educational Placement', International Advances in SELF Research, Information Age Publishing Inc. 1593110057.

Journal Articles

  • Tracey, D. and Hanham, J. (2017), 'Applying positive psychology to illuminate the needs of adolescent males transitioning out of juvenile detention', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol 61, no 1 , pp 64 - 79.
  • Morin, A., Arens, A., Maiano, C., Ciarrochi, J., Tracey, D., Parker, P. and Craven, R. (2017), 'Reciprocal relationships between teacher ratings of internalizing and externalizing behaviors in adolescents with different levels of cognitive abilities', Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol 46, no 4 , pp 801 - 825.
  • Hanham, J. and Tracey, D. (2017), '[In Press] Evolution of mentoring relationships involving young male offenders transitioning from a juvenile justice centre to the community', Youth Justice, .
  • Yeung, A., Craven, R., Mooney, M., Tracey, D., Barker, K., Power, A., Dobia, B., Chen, Z., Schofield, J., Whitefield, P. and Lewis, T. (2016), 'Positive behavior interventions : the issue of sustainability of positive effects', Educational Psychology Review, vol 28, no 1 , pp 145 - 170.
  • Tracey, D., Craven, R., Yeung, A., Tregeagle, S., Burnstein, J. and Stanley, H. (2016), 'A place to learn : cultivating engaging learning environments for young rural Aboriginal Australians', International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol 20, no 6 , pp 641 - 658.
  • Morin, A., Maiano, C., White, R., Owen, K., Tracey, D., Mascret, N. and Lonsdale, C. (2016), 'English validation of the short form of the physical self-inventory (PSI-S)', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, vol 27 , pp 180 - 194.
  • Lee, F., Yeung, A., Tracey, D. and Barker, K. (2015), 'Inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood education : what teacher characteristics matter', Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, vol 35, no 2 , pp 79 - 88.
  • Lee, F., Yeung, A., Barker, K., Tracey, D. and Fan, J. (2015), 'Teacher perceptions of factors for successful inclusive early childhood education in Hong Kong', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol 39, no 2 , pp 97 - 112.
  • Patterson, P., McDonald, F., Ciarrochi, J., Hayes, L., Tracey, D., Wakefield, C. and White, K. (2015), 'A study protocol for Truce : a pragmatic controlled trial of a seven-week acceptance and commitment therapy program for young people who have a parent with cancer', BMC Psychology, vol 3 .
  • Tracey, D., Hornery, S., Seaton, M., Craven, R. and Yeung, A. (2014), 'Volunteers supporting children with reading difficulties in schools : motives and rewards', School Community Journal, vol 24, no 1 , pp 49 - 68.
  • Lee, F., Tracey, D., Barker, K., Fan, J. and Yeung, A. (2014), 'What predicts teachers' acceptance of students with special educational needs in kindergarten?', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol 14 , pp 60 - 70.
  • Chandrasena, W., Craven, R., Tracey, D. and Dillon, A. (2014), 'Seeding science success : psychometric properties of secondary science questionnaire on students' self-concept, motivation, and aspirations', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol 14 , pp 186 - 201.
  • Hornery, S., Seaton, M., Tracey, D., Craven, R. and Yeung, A. (2014), 'Enhancing reading skills and reading self-concept of children with reading difficulties : adopting a dual approach intervention', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol 14 , pp 131 - 143.
  • Tracey, D., Yeung, A., Arens, A. and Ng, C. (2014), 'Young second language learners' competence and affective self-concept', Asian EFL Journal, vol 16, no 4 , pp 76 - 95.
  • Yeung, A., Barker, K., Tracey, D. and Mooney, M. (2013), 'School-wide positive behavior for learning : effects of dual focus on boys' and girls' behavior and motivation for learning', International Journal of Educational Research, vol 62 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Marsh, H., Tracey, D. and Craven, R. (2006), 'Multidimensional self-concept structure for preadolescents with mild intellectual disabilities: A hybrid multigroup-MIMC approach to factorial invariance and latent mean differences', Educational and Psychological Measurement, vol 66, no 5 , pp 795 - 818.

Conference Papers

  • Chandrasena, W., Craven, R., Tracey, D. and Dillon, A. (2012), 'A study of the relations between students' self-concepts, motivation, aspirations and achievement of high school science and chemistry', Higher Degree Research Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Tracey, D. and Marsh, H. (2002), 'Self-concepts of Preadolescents with Mild Intellectual Disability:Multidimensionality, Measurement, and Support for the Big Fish Little Pond Effect.', Self-concept Research: Driving International Research Agendas, Sydney, Australia.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Fostering the Wellbeing of Students With Challenging Behaviour and/or Emotional Needs Through Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Outdoor Learning', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Implementing a Trauma Informed Framework in a Disability Non-government Organisation', Research Report
  • 2014, 'The Experience of Young People Transitioning from Juvenile Justice Back into the Community: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Supporting Indigenous Children to Learn: The use of Reading for Life in Barnardos Australia Learning Centres (Phase 2): Final Report', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Getting the Best from DisabilityCare Australia: Families, Information and Decision Making: Report of a Project Undertaken for the Practical Design Fund Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Supporting Aboriginal Children to Learn: The Use of Reading for Life in Barnardos Australia Learning Centres: Report on Phase One', Research Report

Research

Dr Tracey's research activities seek to enhance the social and emotional well-being of children and young people who experience disadvantage. Her research interests are directly informed by her many years of working as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist prior to working within a University context.  Her research capitalises on partnerships with several community organisations who share this mission to foster rich and rewarding lives for children and young people in need. Her research employs a mixed-methodology drawing on both quantitative and qualitative techniques. She has successfully attracted both national and international funding to conduct both intervention and longitudinal research to deepen our knowledge and develop programs that assist in improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children and young people.

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Current Projects

Title: Improving PNG teacher training to advance inclusive education for students with disabilities
Years: 2016-09-05 - 2017-12-02
ID: P00023517
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey and Katrina Barker
Funding:
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Title: Resilient Families: Engaging parents in social-emotional learning curriculum for high school students in a community-based resilience program
Years: 2017-03-06 - 2020-02-28
ID: P00023824
Western Researchers: Katrina Barker, Danielle Tracey and Jacqueline Ullman
Funding:
  • Social Ventures Australia
Title: Fostering a Culture of Evaluation to Understand and Increase the Social Benefit of Community First Step's Activities
Years: 2017-02-01 - 2018-03-31
ID: P00023815
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Community First Step

Previous Projects

Title: Furthering Positive Futures for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Longitudinal Investigation [via ACU]
Years: 2014-01-15 - 2017-06-19
ID: P00021422
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: AISNSW Teachers Action Research Projects Review
Years: 2016-03-07 - 2016-05-13
ID: P00024465
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Association of Independent Schools
Title: Implementing trauma-informed practice in a disability NGO: Supporting the wellbeing and recovery of clients in the disability sector
Years: 2015-06-10 - 2016-07-31
ID: P00022898
Western Researchers: Tonia Gray and Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Department of Family and Community Services
Title: Play Positive Program to bolster the prosocial behaviour of young disadvantaged children
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2017-02-28
ID: P00022909
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey and Katrina Barker
Funding:
  • Collier Charitable Fund
Title: Fostering the wellbeing of students with challenging behaviour and/or emotional needs through Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Years: 2016-09-02 - 2017-04-30
ID: P00023621
Western Researchers: Tonia Gray, Danielle Tracey, Son Truong and Kumara Ward
Funding:
  • Lomandra School
Title: Positive Pathways to Reading for Disadvantaged Children: Identifying Psychosocial Antecedents and Implementing Effective Intervention to Enhance Literacy, Self-concept, and Motivation
Years: 2006-10-16 - 2011-01-31
ID: P0015037
Western Researchers: Rhonda Craven, Alexander Yeung and Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Unilever Australasia
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Learning Links
Title: Individualised funding websites and online training module
Years: 2012-11-28 - 2013-06-28
ID: P00021159
Western Researchers: Christine Johnston and Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Title: The experience of young people transitioning from Juvenile Justice back into the community
Years: 2011-11-30 - 2013-12-31
ID: P00020521
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • SHINE for Kids Co-operative Ltd
Title: An individually randomised group treatment controlled trial of Truce: An ACT based psychological intervention for young people who have a parent with cancer [via CanTeen Australia - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31
ID: P00020458
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey
Funding:
  • Australian Rotary Health (ACRG)
Title: Supporting Aboriginal children to learn: The use of Reading for Life in Barnardos Australia Learning Centres
Years: 2012-01-27 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020606
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey and Alexander Yeung
Funding:
  • Barnardos Australia
Title: Supporting Aboriginal Children to Learn: The use of Reading for Life in Barnardos Australia Learning Centres - Phase 2
Years: 2012-08-02 - 2013-07-31
ID: P00021055
Western Researchers: Danielle Tracey and Alexander Yeung
Funding:
  • Barnardos Australia

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