Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Professor Jacquelyn Cranney


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

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3527
Email: 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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