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Professor Julie Ann Pooley

Associate Dean

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5591
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5834
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.218  

Julie is an 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

  • Flexible work and psychological safety: best practice to advance psychologically safe work from alternate locations,  NSW Government,  Understanding the Changing World of Work (Tender),  2020 - 2021,  $135,157.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Skills and Employment,  DoE - Endeavour Research Fellowship ,  2015 - 2016,  $1,500.
  • 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.
  • Mandurah Family Relationship Centre,  Anglicare WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $4,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Book Chapters

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, C., Pooley, JA., Mills, B., Anderson, E., Smith, E., (2020), Do paramedics have a professional obligation to work during a pandemic? A qualitative exploration of community member expectations. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 14(3), 406-412, DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2020.212.
  • Goddard, T., Pooley, JA., (2019), The Impact of Childhood Abuse on Adult Male Prisoners: a Systematic Review. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 34(2), 215-230, DOI: 10.1007/s11896-018-9260-6.
  • Harms, C., Cohen, L., Pooley, JA., Chambers, S., Galvao, D., Newton, R., (2019), Quality of life and psychological distress in cancer survivors: The role of psycho‚Äźsocial resources for resilience. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 28(2), 271-277, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/pon.4934.
  • Taylor, M., Pooley, JA., (2018), Life is precious: Sarcoma/giant-cell tumors survivors' perspectives on their psychological journey. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36(6), 681-699, DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1498425.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Psychology,  Post-traumatic growth in carers of people with a mental illness.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The relationship between physical exercise and cognition in children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • 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,  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 Philosophy,  The online student experience: An exploration of first-year university students' expectations, experiences and outcomes of online education

Co-principal Supervisor

  • 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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving community water conservation behaviour in chachoengsao, Thailand

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Psychology,  Childhood obesity: Investigating factors that influence weight loss success among obese and overweight sevel to twelve year olds.
  • 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 relationship between residential satisfaction, sense of community, sense of belonging and sense of place in Western Australia urban planned community.
  • 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 Philosophy,  An exploration of the relationship between attitudes to driving and driving behaviour in young novice drivers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Workplace bullying: An exploratory study in Australian academia
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