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Dr Patricia (Trish) Collins


Staff Member Details
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.228  

Dr Trish Collins is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the School of Education.

Current Teaching

  • ECM3260: Early Childhood Maths; and
  • ECE6180: Professional Practice.


Trish worked in early childhood education classrooms for over two decades before becoming an early childhood consultant for CEWA in the Kimberley region and then across the state. She has also worked as a consultant for Early Life Foundation (Walker Learning) and recently finished her PhD thesis: Examining how children's personal values impact their wellbeing and behaviour.

Research Interests

  • Children's personal values (i.e., motivational goals)
  • Children's wellbeing Children's behaviour.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2020.
  • Master of education, The University of Western Australia, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Edith Cowan University, 1998.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Lee, JA., Ye, S., Sneddon, JA., Collins, PR., Daniel, E. (2017). Does the intra-individual structure of values exist in young children?. Personality and Individual Differences, 110(1 May 2017), 125-130.
  • Collins, PR., Lee, JA., Sneddon, JN., Döring, AK. (2017). Examining the consistency and coherence of values in young children using a new Animated Values Instrument. Personality and Individual Differences, 104(1 January 2017), 279-285.

Research Student Supervision

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