Profile image for Kristina Turner

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 Education at Swinburne University and the Course Director for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course. 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 learning outcomes.

Kristina's research interests are in positive education, teacher and student wellbeing, student engagement in learning, student learning outcomes, pedagogical practice, how teachers find meaning in their work, how teachers provide social support to each other, teachers’ character strengths and twenty-first century pedagogical practices.

Her current research aims to identify teachers' perceptions of the effects on their teaching practice and students’ learning when teachers consciously use positive psychology strategies to improve their wellbeing. This study also examines how teachers find meaning in their work, provide social support to each other and use their character strengths in their professional practice.

Research interests


PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

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

Fields of Research

  • Education Not Elsewhere Classified - 139999
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) - 130105
  • Education Assessment And Evaluation - 130303

Teaching areas



Also published as: Turner, Kristina; Turner, K.
This publication listing is provided by Swinburne Research Bank. If you are the owner of this profile, you can update your publications using our online form.

Recent research grants awarded

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

* Chief Investigator

Recent media

There are no media items to display