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Dr Kristina Turner

Lecturer, Primary Education


Doctor of Philosophy, Research Major in Education, Latrobe University, Thesis topic: Affordances of 1:1learning for teaching practice and student learning: A mixed methods study.
Bachelor of Education with Honours, Latrobe University. (Generalist Teacher Primary/Middle Years), Honours thesis topic: How four teachers in a Bendigo school conceptualize and implement the thinking curriculum.
Post Graduate Studies in Secondary Mathematics Teaching, Murdoch University (Years 7 -12 Mathematics).
Other Relevant Qualifications:
Full VIT registration
Mental Health First Aid (Certified workplace practitioner)       
Emotional Intelligence (Yale University RULER program)
Positive Psychology (Psychology of Happiness)       

Dr Kristina Turner is a Lecturer in Primary Education at Swinburne University. Kristina is the Course Director for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) courses. Kristina has worked in a variety of school and university settings. She has extensive experience in teaching, curriculum development and school data analysis including the use of data to improve student’s learning outcomes.

Kristina's research interests are in positive education, teacher wellbeing, pre-service teacher emotional intelligence and consciousness in education. She is currently working on two research projects. The first project is examining teachers’ use of positive psychology strategies on their wellbeing, pedagogical practices and students’ learning. The second project is examining how pre service teachers use emotional intelligence strategies during their time in initial teacher education.

Research interests


PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators - 130313
  • Higher Education - 130103
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development - 130202

Teaching areas



Also published as: Turner, Kristina; Turner, K.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: How to raise the status of teachers using digitally mediated social innovation *; ACDE_PT

* Chief Investigator