Senior Lecturer

Dr Sue Morris

  • BSC (Medicine) UNSW
  • BSc (Psychology) Hons, UNSW
  • PhD, UNSW
School of Psychology

Dr. Sue Morris has a passion for enhancing students’ success and wellbeing, with an emphasis on positive psychology, and resilience. She completed her undergraduate studies and PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of New South Wales, where she has worked as a lecturer in the School of Psychology, as well as in staff development for educators. Over 25 years of undergraduate teaching, she has focused on developing innovative and engaging learning experiences for students, emphasising collaboration and connectedness. She is co-author of the book The Rubber Brain: A toolkit for optimising your study, work, and life, which, together with her online course The Science of Wellbeing, is designed to help students optimise their thinking and behaviour, particularly in response to the challenges of university. She applies psychological literacy in her teaching, with a goal to “optimise the world, one Psychology student at a time”. 

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  • OLT Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (with J.Cranney) 2014
  • UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013
  • UNSW Faculty of Science Staff Excellence Award (Sessional teaching) 2011
  • Carrick Citation Award (with J.Cranney, B.Spehar, & B.Newell) 2007


  • Psychological literacy in undergraduate education
  • Student wellbeing and self-management

My Teaching

  • Course Convenor PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychological Applications
  • Course Convenor PSYC1062 Science of Wellbeing
  • Course Convenor PSYC1031 Science of Resilience (not currently offered)