Dr Harry Ghasemi-Nejad

BA(York(Can)), MACP(York(Can)), PhDCandidate(Sydney), BA(ArtsandSciences)(Athab), PhD(Sydney)

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PhD candidate

Tutor Developmental Psychology

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Tutor Educational Psychology

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Research project description

Harry completed his PhD, researching Adaptability in youth in academic and non-academic context. He currently is a tutor at the Faculty of Education and Social Work and teaches Educational Psychology and Human Development and Education (Developmental Psychology and Education).  He also taught in an alternative high school for seven years in Toronto, Canada. He established a private practice in mental-health counselling in Toronto in 2004. His research interests span over motivation, engagement, self-efficacy, positive psychology, and developmental as well as educational psychology and believes more research is needed into the areas of academic and non-academic adaptability as well as academic resilience as a key to understanding more about personal bests, private and public happiness, and self-actualisation.

Conference presentation:

  • Nejad, H. G., Martin, A. J., & Colmar, S. H. (2009).  Exploring multidimentional approaches to academic adaptability. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference in Canberra, Australia.
  • Nejad, H. G., Martin, A. J., Colmar, S. H., & Liem, G. A. D. (2010). Adaptability in youth: Components, predictors, and consequences. A poster presented at the Institute for Educational Research (IeR) conference.

  • Nejad, H. G., Martin, A. J., Liem, G. A. D., & Colmar, S. H. (2010). A study of adaptability. A paper presented at the postgraduate conference at the University of Sydney Postgraduate Forum conference, University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Nejad, H. G., Martin, A. J., Liem, G. A. D., & Colmar, S. H. (2011). How young people respond to change and challenge: The role of adaptability. A poster presented at the 14th Biennial conference at European Association for Research on Learning and Education (EARLI), Exeter, England.

  • Nejad, H. G., Martin, A. J., Liem, G. A. D., & Colmar, S. H. (2011). How young people manage change and challenge: The study of adaptability, buoyancy, and psychological well-being. A paper presented at the 119th convention at American Psychological Association (APA). Washington DC., USA.

  • Nejad, H., Martin, A., Liem, A. & Colmar, S. (2011). How youth positively manage change, uncertainty and novelty: perspectives on adaptability. Second Australian Positive Psychology Symposium, University of Sydney, 1 April 2011.

  • Nejad, H., Martin, A.J., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). Adaptability: Exploring its personality antecedents and well-being outcomes. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2012. Regensburg, Germany.

 

Peer reviewed journal articles: 

  • Nejad, H., Martin, A.J., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). Adaptability: Exploring its personality antecedents and well-being outcomes. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2012.

    Nejad, H., Martin, A.J., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). Adaptability: Exploring its personality antecedents and well-being outcomes. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 2012. Regensburg, Germany.

    Martin, A.J., Nejad, H., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). Adaptability: Conceptual and empirical perspectives on responses to change, novelty and uncertainty. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

    Martin, A.J., Nejad, H., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). Adaptability: How Responses to Change, Novelty, Variability, and Uncertainty Predict Academic and Non-Academic Well-being. Submitted for publication.

    Martin, A.J., Nejad, H.G., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2013). Adaptability: How students’ responses to uncertainty and novelty predict their academic and non-academic outcomes. Journal of Educational Psychology.

 



Awards

  • ARC 2009



Current projects

  • ADAPTABILITY IN YOUTH: COMPONENTS, PREDICTORS, AND CONSEQUENCES


Thesis work

Project title Degree Supervisor
Adaptability in youth: Components, predictors, and consequences. PhD Dr Susan Colmar


Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Martin, A.J., Nejad, H., Colmar, S., & Liem, . (in press). Adaptability: Conceptual and empirical perspectives on responses to change, novelty and uncertainty. . Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling. .
  • Martin, A.J., Nejad, H., Colmar, S., & Liem, G.A.D. (2012). . (in press). Adaptability: How Responses to Change, Novelty, Variability, and Uncertainty Predict Academic and Non-Academic Well-being. . .

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