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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

BSc DipEd MSpEd EdD

Leanne Fried is an experienced educator with a background in teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education. Most of her teaching focus in the school system has been working with students at educational risk, incorporating social and emotional, with academic outcomes. Through this work she became interested in the role of emotions in learning and undertook a Masters in Special Education to explore this further. This study extended into a Doctorate in Education with a focus on investigating emotion regulation strategies and the relationship between the use of such strategies and resilience.

Since completing her studies Leanne was employed as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University and then as a private consultant to schools. Her past roles have included investigating diverse research areas including the development of reading skills in students and emotional competence in pre-service teachers. Her current research focuses on the psychosocial wellbeing of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This includes how to enhance psychosocial school experiences for students with type 1 diabetes and exploring appropriate therapies and support systems to improve the emotional wellbeing of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.