Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Associate Professor

BA, 1978, University of Queensland
MA, 1980, University of Queensland
PhD, 1983, Bryn Mawr College

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3527
Email: Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 911

Research Summary

Current CV

Research Areas: Research Areas: Motivation; self-management; learning and memory; testing effect; SOTL.

Current Research Project:
Project: University Student Self-management, Success and Wellbeing.

Research Lab: Resilience and Psychological Literacy Lab.


PSYC1021: Introduction to Psychological Applications
PSYC1031: Psychological Science of Resilience
PSYC3011: Research and Applications in Psychology

Teaching Philosophy/Approach


Some recent publications:

Bahrami, Z., & Cranney, J. (in press). Integrated conative model of well-being: From motives to well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Cranney, J., Cejnar, L., & Nithy, V. (2016). Developing self-management capacity in student learning: A pilot implementation of blended learning strategies in the study of business law. In K. Coleman and A. Flood (Eds.), Enabling reflective thinking: Reflective practices in learning and teaching. 354-12 369. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Cranney, J., Andrews, A., & Morris, S. (2016). Curriculum renewal to build student resilience and success: Phase 1 [ID12-2381]: Final report. Retrieved from

Cranney, J., Morris, S., & Botwood, L. (2015). Psychological literacy in undergraduate psychology education. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education. (pp.863-872). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199933815 (hardback) 2014 Online version retrieved from

Cranney, J. (2013). Towards psychological literacy: A snapshot of evidence-based learning and teaching. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, 1-4. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12013

Cranney, J., & Dunn, D. (Eds.) (2011). The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

For a full listing of downloadable publications, please click here.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Awards and Scholarships:

Australian Psychological Society Young Psychologists Award, XXV international Congress of Psychology, Brussels, 1992
New South Wales Public Service Management Course Scholarship, 1998-2000
University of New South Wales, Faculty of Life Sciences Teaching Award, 1999
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005
Carrick Citation Award, 2007 (with S.Morris, B.Spehar, & B.Newell)
Australian Psychological Association Distinguished Contribution to Education Award, 2008
Australian Psychological Society Leadership Program, 2008
UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2014—with S.Morris


University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1984-1985
University of New South Wales Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology Fellowship, 2002
Carrick/ALTC Associate Fellowship, 2006-2008
Australian Learning and Teaching Council/OLT National Teaching Fellowship, 2010-2012
UNSW Teaching Fellowship, 2015

Research Grants:
As at April, 2017:
External Education Grants: $1,139,198 external
Internal Education Grants: $461,000
See CV for full listing.

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