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Associate Professor Julie Ann Pooley

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5591, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.209
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5591  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5834  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.209  


Julie is the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, she is also Associate Head of School in the School of Psychology and Social Science, and Discipline Leader (Psychology).

Current Teaching

  • Methods In Psychology


  • Academic (Edith Cowan University and Notre Dame University)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2011 - Recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
  • 2011 - Recipient of a Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (VC Citations).
  • 2003 - Recipient of the Australian National Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • 2003 - Recipient of the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  • 2002, 2006 - Nomination for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision, awarded by the Edith Cowan University Postgraduate Association.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Resilience- Individual, Family and Community.
  • Community and Environmental Psychology.
  • Scholarship or learning and Teaching.
  • Resilience as an aid to personnel vetting.
  • Cyclone Preparedness.
  • Development of Resilience Scales

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2005 .
  • Master, Edith Cowan University, 1998 .
  • Post Grad Dip in Psychology, Curtin University of Technology, 1990 .
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology, 1989 .


Recent Research Grants

  • A multidisciplinary team approach to improving long term outcomes in sarcoma survivors,  Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic,  Johanna Sewell Sarcoma Research Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $10,909.
  • The Arest-CF Early Surveillance Program for Infants and Children with Cystic Fibrosis: What do Parent Experience and How do They Cope?,  Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust,  CF WA Mid Term Top Up Scholarship,  2011 - 2013,  $30,000.
  • Regional and Rural Services for Social Inclusion,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013,  2013,  $96,514.
  • Family Relationship Centre - Joondalup (North Metropolitan Family Relationship Centre Consortium,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2011,  $120,000.
  • Scale Development: Individual and Family Resilience,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $29,558.
  • Mandurah Family Relationship Centre,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $4,000.
  • Posttraumatic growth and its relationship to resilience and wellbeing in the experience of stressful/adverse events in adults,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $22,500.
  • Resilience: What is it and what are the Skills used by Families Affected by Mental Illness?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $55,466.
  • Promoting positive relationships after divorce and separation,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant,  2006 - 2009,  $23,137.
  • Ascertaining the Perceived Risks in the City of Perth,  City of Perth,  Grant,  2007,  $14,070.
  • Health and wellbeing assets map City of Joondalup,  City of Joondalup,  Grant,  2004,  $12,500.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Taylor, R., (2014), Overcoming domestic violence: Creating a dialogue around vulnerable populations., 243, NY.
  • Bernstein, D., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Goldthorpe, B., Provost, S., Cranney, J., Penner, L., Clarke-Stewart, A., Roy, E., (2013), Psychology: An International Discipline in Context: Australian and New Zealand Edition., 960, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., O'Connor, M., (2010), Indicators of Community Resilience: A Study of Communities Facing Impending Natural Disasters., 256, Germany.

Book Chapters

  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Merrick, J., (2014), Introduction to places and spaces. Adolescence places and spaces, 1-4, New York.
  • Woods, R., Pooley, JA., (2014), Transition into high school and the prevention of mental health problems. Adolescence: Places and Spaces, 59-72, New York.
  • Tan, WZ., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., (2013), The Relationship between Physical Activity and Cognition and its Application to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Enhancing Human Performance, 22-43, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., (2012), A Team Teaching Approach to Teaching Undergraduate Psychology. Teaching Psychology around the World: Volume 3, 42-54, London, UK.
  • Ferguson, C., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Guilfoyle, A., (2012), The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and speeding behaviour of young drivers. In Advances in Traffic Psychology, 149-156, London.

Journal Articles

  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2014), Creating friendship networks, establishing a social identity, developing a sense of belonging, meeting new people: The social capital support health benefits to be derived from skateboarding in skate-parks. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 7(2), 135-146.
  • Collins, R., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2014), Keepin it together, keeping their heads above water: Western Australian child health nurses' understanding of resilience in postpartum mothers. Sage Open, 1(Oct-Dec), 1-10, USA, DOI: 10.1177/2158244014561210.
  • Branch-Smith, C., Douglas, t., Shields, l., Stick, S., Massie, j., Pooley, JA., (2014), Parental experiences of early pulmonary surveillance for children with cystic fibrosis: A research proposal for improved family psychosocial outcomes. Working Papers in the Health Sciences, na(na), 1-8, southhapmton.
  • Mercandante, C., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2014), I wouldn?t wish it on my worst enemy?: Western Australian fathers? perspectives on their marital separation experiences. Marriage & Family Review, , 50(4), 318-341.
  • Balmer, G., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., (2013), Psychological resilience of Western Australian police officers: relationship between resilience, coping style, psychological functioning and demographics. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 15(4), 270-282, online.
  • Taylor, M., Edwards, M., Pooley, JA., (2013), Nudging them back to reality: Toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms. Anthrozoos: a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals, 26(4), 593-611, DOI: 10.2752/175303713X13795775535896.
  • Maassen, K., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2013), You get forced to live with randoms ... and that makes you stronger as a person?. Homeless Western Australian teenagers? perspectives on their experiences of residing in crisis accommodation. The Austalian Community Psychologist, 25(2), 53-73, Melbourne.
  • Dawson, M., Pooley, JA., (2013), Resilience: The Role of Optimism, Perceived Parental Autonomy Support and Perceived Social Support in First Year University Students. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1(2), 38-49, United States of America.
  • Tan, WZ., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., (2013), Physical Activity: Its implication on Attention Span and Quality of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 2(2), 108-116, Singapore, DOI: 10.5176/2251-2853_2.2.121.
  • Titlestad, A., Pooley, JA., (2013), Resilience in Same-Sex-Parented Families: The Lived Experience of Adults with Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 10(4), 329-353, DOI: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.833065.
  • Judd, M., Pooley, JA., (2013), The Psychological Benefits of Participating in Group Singing for Members of the General Public. Psychology of Music, 42(2), 269-283, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/0305735612471237.
  • Soto, R., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Taylor, M., (2012), Students with ASD in mainstream primary education settings: Teachers' experiences in Western Australian classrooms. Austalasian Journal of Special Education, 36(2), 97-111, DOI: 10.1017/jse.2012.10.
  • Ferguson, C., Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Tomlinson, S., (2012), Crime Prevention: The Role of Individual Resilience within the Family. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 20(3), 423-430, Oxon, UK, DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2012.707971.
  • Doyle, J., Pooley, JA., Breen, L., (2012), A Phenomenological Exploration of the Childfree Choice in a Sample of Australian Women. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(3), 397-407, London, DOI: 10.1177/1359105312444647.
  • Stambulich, D., Pooley, JA., Gately, N., Taylor, M., (2012), Some of my children are worth more than others: Perceptions of non-residential fathers with second families as to the fairness of the Australian Child Support Agency's handling of first family child support financial arrangements. Marriage and Family Review, 48(8), 769-791, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2012.714721.
  • O'Brien, K., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2012), Lifting the domestic cloak of silence: Resilient Australian women's reflected memories of their childhood experiences of witnessing domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 95-108, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-012-9484-7.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., O'Connor, M., Taylor, M., (2012), Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian Cyclone communities. Psychological Trauma , 5(4), 392-399, DOI: 10.1037a0028046.
  • Griffiths, N., Pooley, JA., (2011), Resilience in Families with Same-Sex Parents. The Australian Community Psychologist, 23(2), 50-67.
  • Cohen, L., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Tomlinson, S., (2011), Family systems and mental health issues: A resilience approach. Journal of Social Work Practice, 25(1), 109-125, DOI: 10.1080/02650533.2010.533754.
  • Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., (2011), Psychologists? understanding of resilience: implications for the discipline of psychology and psychology practice. The Australian Community Psychologist, 23(2), 7-22.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., (2010), Resilience: A Definition in Context. Australian Community Psychologist, 22(1), 30-37.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., O'Connor, M., (2010), Bushfire Communities and Resilience: What can they tell us?. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 25(2), 33-38, Canberra.
  • Branch-Smith, C., Pooley, JA., (2010), Women firefighters? experiences in the Western Australian volunteer bush fire service. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 25(3), 12-18, Canberra.

Conference Publications

  • Henry, M., Pooley, JA., Omari, M., (2014), Student motivations for studying online: A qualitative study. Transformative, Innovative and Engaging. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 9p..
  • Tan, WZ., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., (2013), The Implication of Physical Activity on Attention Span and Quality of Life in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study. 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology previous papers, 40-49, Singapore, DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP13.29.
  • Brooks, D., Corkill, J., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., (2010), National security: A propositional study to develop resilience indicators as an aid to personnel vetting. Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Security and Intelligence Conference, 35-43, Perth.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Psychology,  Post-traumatic Growth In Carers Of People With A Mental Illness..
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Self Reported Stress And Posttraumatic Growth Following The Transition To Motherhood: Investigating The Role Of Social Support And Self Efficacy..

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Community Water Conservation Behaviour In Chachoengsao, Thailand.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Exploration Of The Social Construction Of Ageing Based On Lived Experiences: Perspectives From The Western Australian And Welsh Community.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Attitudes To Driving And Driving Behaviour In Young Novice Drivers..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Transition Experience To Boarding School For Male Aboriginal Secondary School Students From Regional And Remote Communities Across Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Construction Of Wellbeing For Sole Mothers: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Work, Welfare, Social Justice And Wellbeing For Sole Mothers..
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Childhood Obesity: Investigating Factors That Influence Weight Loss Success Among Obese And Overweight Sevel To Twelve Year Olds..
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Relationship Between Residential Satisfaction, Sense Of Community, Sense Of Belonging And Sense Of Place In Western Australia Urban Planned Community..
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