About

Tracy_Durksen_1MB_photo_2017I created this website in 2011 when I started my Ph.D program in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada (you can read my recent blog post here). I completed my doctoral studies before joining the School of Education at UNSW for 3 years as a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Educational Psychology Research Group.

My current research focuses on the psychological (non-academic) characteristics of effective teachers. I conduct research in areas of teacher education, professional learning, recruitment and selection with interest in how non-academic characteristics can be measured and developed across career phases and teaching contexts. I currently have a lecturer position in the School of Education while continuing my program of research which includes a locally funded partnership project with the NSW Department of Education and an international collaboration with the Teacher Selection Project (York, UK). I am also interested in community-based research and evaluation, which currently includes a faculty-funded project on museum-based professional development programs for STEM teachers. I previously worked as a primary school teacher in Canada and am currently a program director of the School of Education’s new primary Master of Teaching program at UNSW.

I am re-organising this online place so be sure to come back and visit.

In the meantime, you can send me a message by using the address associated with this website: email@tracydurksen.com

Thank you for stopping by!