Dr Helena Granziera
Lecturer

Dr Helena Granziera

  • PhD, University of New South Wales (2017-2021). Specialisation: Educational Psychology
  • M.Ed (Honours)., University of New South Wales (2016). Specialisation: Gifted Education.
  • B. Ed (Honours Class I and the University Medal)., University of Sydney (2013). Specialisation: Human Movement and Health Education
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School of Education

Helena Granziera is a Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education. She is a former primary school teacher, and is the Program Director of the MTeach – Primary in 2022.  Helena completed her PhD in Educational Psychology at UNSW under Scientia Professor Andrew Martin and Associate Professor Rebecca Collie. Her research focuses on the factors and processes associated with teacher well-being and motivation, and how these relate to broader school and student outcomes. Helena is passionate about positive health and wellbeing for teachers and how this can be promoted at individual, school, and organisational levels. Helena began her career as a health education teacher, and spent eight years teaching gifted and talented students in a NSW primary school. She has previously taught undergraduate units in Educational Psychology and postgraduate units in Primary Curriculum and Methods. 

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Granziera H; Collie R; Martin A, 2020, 'Understanding Teacher Wellbeing Through Job Demands-Resources Theory', in Cultivating Teacher Resilience International Approaches, Applications and Impact, Springer
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Granziera H; Liem GAD; Chong WH; Martin AJ; Collie RJ; Bishop M; Tynan L, 2022, 'The role of teachers' instrumental and emotional support in students' academic buoyancy, engagement, and academic skills: A study of high school and elementary school students in different national contexts', Learning and Instruction, vol. 80, pp. 101619 - 101619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2022.101619
    Journal articles | 2021
    Granziera H; Collie RJ; Martin AJ; Nassar N, 2021, 'Behavioral Self-Regulation Among Children With Hyperactivity and Inattention in the First Year of School: A Population-Based Latent Profile Analysis and Links With Later ADHD Diagnosis', JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000677
    Journal articles | 2020
    Collie R; Guay F; Martin AJ; Caldecott-Davis K; Granziera H, 2020, 'Examining the unique roles of adaptability and buoyancy in teachers’ work-related outcomes', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, vol. 26, pp. 350 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2020.1832063
    Journal articles | 2020
    Collie RJ; Granziera H; Martin AJ, 2020, 'School principals' workplace well-being: a multination examination of the role of their job resources and job demands', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 58, pp. 417 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEA-04-2019-0075
    Journal articles | 2020
    Collie RJ; Granziera H; Martin AJ; Burns EC; Holliman AJ, 2020, 'Adaptability among science teachers in schools: A multi-nation examination of its role in school outcomes', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103148
    Journal articles | 2019
    Collie RJ; Granziera H; Martin AJ, 2019, 'Teachers' motivational approach: Links with students’ basic psychological need frustration, maladaptive engagement, and academic outcomes', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.07.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Granziera H; Perera HN, 2019, 'Relations among teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs, engagement, and work satisfaction: A social cognitive view', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 58, pp. 75 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.02.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Collie RJ; Granziera H; Martin AJ, 2018, 'Teachers’ perceived autonomy support and adaptability: An investigation employing the job demands-resources model as relevant to workplace exhaustion, disengagement, and commitment', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 74, pp. 125 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.04.015
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perera HN; Granziera H; McIlveen P, 2018, 'Profiles of teacher personality and relations with teacher self-efficacy, work engagement, and job satisfaction', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 120, pp. 171 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.034
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perera HN; Vosicka L; Granziera H; McIlveen P, 2018, 'Towards an integrative perspective on the structure of teacher work engagement', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 108, pp. 28 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.05.006
  • Other | 2020
    Collie R; Granziera H; Martin A, 2020, Research reveals key factors that influence principals' workplace wellbeing, EducationHQ, https://educationhq.com/news/research-reveals-key-factors-that-influence-principals-workplace-wellbeing-80876/
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Collie R; Granziera H; Martin A, 2019, 'Autonomy supportive teaching styles and their association with student achievement.', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, 02 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Collie R; Granziera H; Martin A, 2019, 'Autonomy-supportive and controlling teaching styles: Links with students’ outcomes', presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 05 August 2019
    Other | 2019
    Collie R; Granziera H; Martin A, 2019, Student disengagement and self-sabotage. In ‘Teacher’, December, ACER, https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/student-disengagement-and-self-sabotage
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Granziera H; Collie R; Martin A, 2019, 'Teacher Wellbeing: An Application of the Job Demands-Resources model to an Australian teaching population.', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, 02 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Granziera H; Collie R; Martin A, 2019, 'Teachers’ positive psychological functioning: A review of the personal resources that promote teacher wellbeing', presented at International Positive Psychology Association Sixth World Congress, 15 July 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Granziera H; Collie R; Martin A, 2019, 'The Role of Collaboration in Supporting Teachers' Positive Psychological Functioning', presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 05 August 2019
    Other | 2018
    Collie R; Martin AJ; Granziera H, 2018, Being able to adapt in the classroom improves teachers’ well-being. In 'The Conversation', May, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/being-able-to-adapt-in-the-classroom-improves-teachers-well-being-95788
    Other | 2018
    Granziera H; Martin A; Collie R, 2018, Job crafting: Helping teachers deal with job demands by drawing on the important resources available to them. In ‘Education HQ Australia’, July, EducationHQ, Australia

  • 2022 - UNSW ADA Research Grant
  • 2020 - New South Wales Institute for Educational Research Award 
  • 2019 - Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Motivation and Learning Special Interest Group Doctoral Student Scholarship  
  • 2019 - American Psychological Association International Researcher Travel Grant 
  • 2018 – UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Grant – Recipient of funding to undertake advanced statistics course
  • 2017 – UNSW Postgraduate Support Scheme Grant – Recipient of funding to present at an International Conference

  • 2021 - Excellence in University Teaching Award, UNSW School of Education 
  • 2018 – NSW Teachers Guild and Teachers Mutual Bank Research award – for research directly benefiting the teaching community
  • 2018 – Australian Association for Research in Education Motivation and Learning Special Interest Group Award – for presentation of an outstanding paper at the annual AARE conference
  • 2017 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for displaying outstanding research potential.
  • Excellence at Graduation for students achieving a WAM in excess of 80 upon graduation.
  • 2016 UNSW STGA Postgraduate award in Education – for outstanding academic achievement in a postgraduate education course.
  • 2015 UNSW STGA Postgraduate award in Education – for outstanding academic achievement in a postgraduate education course.
  • First Class Honours and the University Medal (2013) for achieving the highest WAM in an Undergraduate degree
  • 2013 University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize - for a yearly average WAM above 90
  • 2013 Tuh Fuh and Ruby Lee Memorial Prize - for the highest mark in an Education research unit in Year 4
  • 2012 GS Caird Scholarship for Bachelor of Education Year III - for highest WAM in a Third Year Education degree
  • 2012 University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize -  for a yearly average WAM above 90
  • 2012 NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship - for outstanding teaching potential
  • 2010 NSW Teachers Council Scholarship - for outstanding academic merit and teaching potential
  • 2009 – 2013 University of Sydney Academic Merit Scholarship - for outstanding scholarship and leadership potential