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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.


Recent Research Grants

  • Investigation of the Impact of the New North Education Initiative,  New North Education Initiative,  Grant,  2018 - 2022,  $172,559.
  • Building Emotional Strength in Education,  Sharon Faye Foundation,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $15,754.
  • Investigation of the Impact of Lifeworkz Social and Emotional Program at Hale School ,  Lifeworkz,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $23,066.
  • 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,  $101,079.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3959-6_12.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

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

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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