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Dr Kristina Turner

Lecturer, Primary Education


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.

Kristina's research interests are in teacher wellbeing, 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, teaching practice and students’ learning. The second project is examining how pre service teachers use emotional intelligence strategies during their time in initial teacher education.

Doctor of Philosophy, Research Major in Education, Latrobe University
Bachelor of Teaching, Latrobe University. (Generalist Teacher Primary/Middle Years)
Bachelor of Education with Honours, Latrobe University. (Generalist Teacher Primary/Middle Years)
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)

Research interests

Teacher Wellbeing; Teacher Emotional Intelligence; Consciousness in Education; Positive Education

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