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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 Associate Dean within the School of Arts and Humanities.

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


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Master of Psychology, 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

  • Mental and Physical Correlates of Health in Undergraduate Australian Students,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Better together: Supporting perinatal and infant mental health services,  WA Primary Health Alliance,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $230,000.
  • Enhancing parental relationships, resilience, and wellbeing in children; prenatal to 12 months,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $20,000.
  • To create a tool which would be helpful in understanding the differences in Polish and Australian society's attitude towards in vitro fertilisation ,  Department of Education and Training,  DoE - Endeavour Research Fellowship ,  2015 - 2016,  $1,500.
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to improving long term outcomes in sarcoma survivors,  Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic,  Johanna Sewell Sarcoma Research Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $10,909.
  • Regional and Rural Services for Social Inclusion,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $96,514.
  • 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,  2012 - 2014,  $30,000.
  • Family Relationship Centre - Joondalup (North Metropolitan Family Relationship Centre Consortium,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2011,  $120,000.
  • Mandurah Family Relationship Centre,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $4,000.
  • Scale Development: Individual and Family Resilience,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $29,558.
  • Promoting positive relationships after divorce and separation,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant,  2006 - 2009,  $23,137.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)


  • Brookes, G., Pooley, JA., Earnest, J., (2015), Terrorism, Trauma and Psychology: A multilevel victim perspective of the Bali bombings. Explorations in Social Psychology, 192, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.4324/9781315765136.
  • 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, Cengage Learning.

Book Chapters

  • Corkill, J., Brooks, D., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Harris, K., Ferguson, C., Harms, C., (2017), The use of resilience indicators to assist in the selection of personnel for employment in classified and covert environments. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience, 436-450, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.
  • Sims, K., Pooley, JA., (2017), Posttraumatic Growth amongst Refugee Populations: A Systematic Review. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience, 230-247, Abingdon, UK, Routledge.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2016), Skateboarding, Building Connections and community. Public Health: Some International Aspects, 97-110, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2015), Concluding thoughts: Domestic violence and possible pathways forward. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 351-358, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2015), The psychosocial health benefits that adolescent, early adult and adult skateboarders derive from skateboarding. Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2014, 147-161, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Goddard, T., Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2015), Endeavouring to move forward from child maltreatment by engaging in the process of psyche repair: The adult male’s attempt at establishing a more fulfilled adult life. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 317-330, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Barry, P., Pooley, JA., Omari, M., (2015), Vulnerability and resilience in the criminal justice system. Working within the forensic paradigm: Cross discipline approaches for policy and practice, 194-207, Oxon, UK, Routledge.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), ‘Feeling like you're damaged and like your life is out of your control’: The male perspective on living with the adult aftermath of child maltreatment. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 299-316, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), ‘Walking on thin ice’: The pervasive degeneration of the family dynamic in homes where domestic violence is a lived reality and where children under the age of 18 experience abuse. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 281-297, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2015), Child Maltreatment: A phenomenological study of adult males' recollected childhood memories of experiencing abuse and witnessing domestic violence in the family home. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue around Vulnerable Populations, 261-280, New York, United States, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Carragher, G., (2015), A systematic review of current data collection techniques used to enhance the involvement of ‘hard-to-reach’ adolescents in research studies. Researching Marginalized Groups, 149-166, London, England, Routledge.
  • Woods, R., Pooley, JA., (2014), Transition into high school and the prevention of mental health problems. Adolescence: Places and Spaces, 59-72, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • 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, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Malina, A., Pooley, JA., (2017), Psychological consequences of IVF fertilization- Review of Research. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 24(4), 554-558, lubin, poland, Rural Institute of Health, DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1232085.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2017), Sarcoma survivors’ perspectives on their body image and functional quality of life post- resection/limb salvage surgery. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(6), article no. e12667, wiley, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12667.
  • Pooley, JA., Malina, A., (2017), The Development Of The Family Within The Context Of The Assisted Reproductive Technology Process: A Socioecological Model of Understanding the IVF process in Poland. Polish Psychological Forum, 22(4), 672-680, Instytut Psychologii Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, DOI: 10.14656/PFP20170409.
  • Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., (2017), The protective factors for resilience scale (PFRS): Development of the scale. Cogent Psychology, 4(1), Article Number: 1400415, Abingdon, United Kingdom, Cogent OA, DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2017.1400415.
  • Tan, B., Pooley, JA., Speelman, C., (2016), A Meta-Analytic Review of the Efficacy of Physical Exercise Interventions on Cognition in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(9), 3126-3143, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2854-x.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., Edwards, M., (2015), Reaching down and finding humanity: Military personnel's experiences of adopting dogs while on deployment. Society & Animals, 23(4), 321-342, Leiden, Netherlands, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341366.
  • Stumpers, S., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Mander, DJ., (2015), The social construction of ageing: Australian and Welsh perspectives. The Australian Community Psychologist, 27(1), 53-72.
  • Mander, D., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., (2015), A critical exploration of staff perceptions of aboriginal boarding students’ experiences. Australian Journal of Education, 59(3), 312-328, SAGE Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/0004944115607538.
  • Mander, D., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., (2015), If I wanted to have more opportunities and go to a better school, I just had to get used to it: Aboriginal students’ perceptions of going to boarding school in Western Australia. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(1), 26-36, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jie.2015.3.
  • Judd, M., Pooley, JA., (2014), The Psychological Benefits of Participating in Group Singing for Members of the General Public. Psychology of Music, 42(2), 269-283, United Kingdom, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0305735612471237.
  • Titlestad, A., Pooley, JA., (2014), 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, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.833065.
  • Balmer, G., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., (2014), 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 & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2013.845938.
  • Walker, A., Taylor, M., Caltabiano, N., Pooley, JA., (2014), Creating friendship networks, establishing a social identity, developing a sense of belonging, meeting new people, and building connections with the community: 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, United States, Noval Science Publishers.
  • 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, 2014(Summer), 1-8, Southampton, University of Southampton.
  • Collins, R., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2014), "Keeping it together, keeping their heads above water": Western Australian child health nurses' understanding of resilience in postpartum mothers. Sage Open, 4(4), 10p., USA, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/2158244014561210.
  • Mercadante, C., Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (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, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2013.879556.
  • 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, Global Science and Technology Forum, DOI: 10.5176/2251-2853_2.2.121.
  • 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, Redfame.
  • 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, College of Community Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • 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, Bloomsbury Journals, DOI: 10.2752/175303713X13795775535896.
  • Ferguson, C., Harms, C., Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., Tomlinson, S., (2013), Crime Prevention: The Role of Individual Resilience within the Family. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 20(3), 423-430, Oxon, UK, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2012.707971.
  • Doyle, J., Pooley, JA., Breen, L., (2013), A Phenomenological Exploration of the Childfree Choice in a Sample of Australian Women. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(3), 397-407, London, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1359105312444647.
  • O'Brien, K., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Taylor, M., (2013), 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, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-012-9484-7.
  • Pooley, JA., Cohen, L., O'Connor, M., Taylor, M., (2013), Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian Cyclone communities. Psychological Trauma, 5(4), 392-399, American Psychological Association, DOI: 10.1037/a0028046.

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., Curtin University.
  • 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, Global Science & Technology Forum, DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP13.29.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Relationship Between Physical Exercise And Cognition In Children With Typical Development And Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Resiliency Perspective Of The Lived Experience Of Parenting Infants And Young Children With Cystic Fibrosis In The Context Of Early Lung Disease Surveillance
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Self Reported Stress And Posttraumatic Growth Following The Transition To Motherhood: Investigating The Role Of Social Support And Self Efficacy.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Online Student Experience: An Exploration Of First-year University Students' Expectations, Experiences And Outcomes Of Online Education
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Post-traumatic Growth In Carers Of People With A Mental Illness.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Community Water Conservation Behaviour In Chachoengsao, Thailand
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploring The Experience Of Separation In Australia: Perspectives From Formerly Married And Cohabiting Parents
  • 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,  Workplace Bullying: An Exploratory Study In Australian Academia
  • 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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