Dr Kelly Allen MAPS MCEDP is an award-winning educational and developmental psychologist and researcher with experience in early childhood, early intervention, primary school, and secondary school settings. A member of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, Dr Allen works at the University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University. Her areas of research interest, which have lead to more than 50 academic and other publications, include school belonging, social and emotional wellbeing and coping skills in young children.
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Dr Kelly Allen MAPS says research shows that a sense of belonging is important to ensure young people thrive at school