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Dr Mandie Shean


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6888
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.143  

Mandie is a Lecturer for the School of Education.

Professional Associations

  • 2006 - Australian Psychological Association (APA).

Research Interests

  • Resilience
  • Well-being
  • Behaviour
  • Memory
  • Research methods.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology with First Class Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education Primary, Edith Cowan University, 1991.

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

  • Shean, M., Mander, D. (2020). Building Emotional Safety for Students in School Environments: Challenges and Opportunities. Health and Education Interdependence: Thriving from Birth to Adulthood (225-248). Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Shean, M., Cohen, L., De Jong, T. (2014). Developing Well-Being and Self-Esteem. Adolescence: Places and Spaces (95-105). Nova Science Publishers.


  • Gray, J., Newhouse, P., Lock, G., Konza, D., Campbell-Evans, G., Budgen, F., Shean, M. (2013). Evaluation of the Fogarty EDvance Initiative: Stage 1. Perth, W.A.. Edith Cowan University.

Research Projects

  • Investigation of the Impact of the New North Education Initiative, New North Education Initiative, Grant, 2018 ‑ 2022, $145,000.
  • Building Emotional Strength in Education, Sharon Faye Foundation, Grant, 2017 ‑ 2019, $7,500.
  • Investigation of the Impact of Lifeworkz Social and Emotional Program at Hale School , Lifeworkz, Grant, 2017 ‑ 2018, $7,765.
  • Holistic Parental Engagement Toolkit to Improve Child Health, Wellbeing, and Education in Mirrabooka, Western Australia: A Design Thinking Approach, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round, 2016 ‑ 2018, $44,015.
  • Students leading change to reduce sexting-related harm to young people, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant, 2013 ‑ 2017, $221,207.
  • Research Project to Measure the Effectiveness of the Department of Education Western Australia Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) Foundation Program, Department of Education WA, Grant, 2015 ‑ 2016, $5,575.
  • Assessing the Public Health Implications of Higher Risk Online Behaviours in Young People, Department of Health WA, WA Child Research Fund, 2013 ‑ 2015, $227,273.
  • A review of current theories relating to resilience and young people, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, VHPF - Grant, 2014, $20,000.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Students' perceptions of school-based well-being programs
  • Master of Education, The impact of a creative based integrated arts programme on the mental wellbeing of 11-12 year-old children
  • Master of Education, Mindfulness as a whole school approach: An exploration of teachers' attitudes towards the implementation of mindfulness in the classroom
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Equity in positivity: A case study of the two year implementation of positive education in a government secondary college following a year 7 cohort to year 8
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Causes of Stress at School: Giving Voice to Students' Lived Experiences
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Parental and adolescent perspectives on youth mental illness
  • Master of Education, The role of good quality student-teacher relationships when working with students with challenging behaviours in mainstream primary schools in Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Getting ready right. Impact and influence of the professional experience supervisor.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Transformative education at the interface of spirituality and positive psychology: An auto/ethnographic inquiry of enhancing resiliency through psychospiritual counselling

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Issues in academic educational research: The impact of current issues on research activity.
  • Master of Education, Influence of a drama based education program on the development of empathy in year ten, Western Australian students

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Investigating the relationships between education and culture for female students in tertiary settings in the uae.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, International postgraduate students and their reasons for choosing to study at public universities in Perth, Western Australia
  • Master of Education, Teachers' experiences with disengagement in physical education classes at secondary school level in the Perth metropolitan area
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