Dr Erin Mackenzie

Erin MackenziePosition

Director of Academic Program, Postgraduate Specialist Studies
Senior Lecturer – School of Education


Erin Mackenzie is a Senior 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. She has extensive experience in designing and delivering professional development to teachers, is a co-author of Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching (7th Edition), and was the Western Sydney University Science Week Ambassador in 2018.

Research Interests

  • Adolescent coping, help seeking, and mental health
  • Individual and social factors influencing girls’ participation in STEM
  • Primary and secondary STEM pedagogies


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

Qualifications & Recognition

  • PhD: Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods: Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science Education: University of Wollongong

Research & Publications

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Contact Details

LocationKingswood Campus