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Kelly-Ann Allen Ph.D.


Kelly-Ann Allen, Ph.D., FAPS, is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and belonging researcher in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre for Wellbeing Science, University of Melbourne. She is also the co-director and founder of the Global Belonging Collaborative which represents a consortium of belonging researchers and advocates from around the world. Dr. Allen is the Editor-in-Chief of The Educational and Developmental Psychologist and both the current and founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Belonging and Human Connection. Dr. Allen’s work is characterized by accessible applications of her research into everyday practice, especially as it relates to the core beneficiaries of the work. As such, her publication record demonstrates the translation of her expertise and research within educational contexts. The quality of her research has been acknowledged through several awards, including recognition by The Australian as a top researcher in her field. Dr. Allen’s professional standing is verified through her esteemed grade of Fellow for both the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

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