Dr Emma Burns

Research Officer

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, completed 2017. University of New South Wales, School of Education. Thesis entitled: The Role of Adaptability and Personal Best (PB) Goals in Students’ Academic
Functioning: A Longitudinal Investigation from a Social Cognitive Perspective.

B.A., Neuroscience, completed 2013. Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences. Latin Honors: Magna Cum Laude

School of Education

Contact

+61431156206
John Goodsell, Room 131
Kensington Campus

Emma C. Burns completed her PhD in educational psychology at UNSW in 2017. She received her bachelors degree in neuroscience, magna cum laude, from Boston University. Originally from Boston, she moved to Sydney to work as a research assistant in 2013.

Publications

    Journal articles

    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Mansour M;Anderson M;Gibson R;Liem GA D, 2019, 'Motivational Processes That Support Arts Participation: An Examination of Goal Orientations and Aspirations', Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000242
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2019, 'Examining the yields of growth feedback from science teachers and students' intrinsic valuing of science: Implications for student- and school-level science achievement', Journal of Research in Science Teaching, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.21546
    • Burns EC;Bostwick KC P;Collie RJ;Martin AJ, 2019, 'Understanding Girls’ Disengagement: Identifying Patterns and the Role of Teacher and Peer Support using Latent Growth Modeling', Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 48, pp. 979 - 995, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-00986-4
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2019, 'Understanding the Role of Personal Best (PB) goal setting in students' declining engagement: A latent growth model', Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 111, pp. 557 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000291
    • Martin AJ;Collie RJ;Durksen TL;Burns EC;Bostwick KC P;Tarbetsky AL, 2019, 'Growth goals and growth mindset from a methodological-synergistic perspective: lessons learned from a quantitative correlational research program', International Journal of Research and Method in Education, vol. 42, pp. 204 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2018.1481938
    • Ginns P;Martin AJ;Durksen TL;Burns EC;Pope A, 2018, 'Personal Best (PB) goal-setting enhances arithmetical problem-solving', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 45, pp. 533 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-018-0268-9
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2018, 'Adaptability, personal best (PB) goals setting, and gains in students’ academic outcomes: A longitudinal examination from a social cognitive perspective', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 53, pp. 57 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2018.02.001
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2017, 'Understanding the role of adaptability and personal best (PB) goals in students’ academic outcomes: A social cognitive perspective', British Journal of Educational Psychology Monograph Series, vol. 12, pp. 111 - 131, https://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/british-journal-of-educational-psychology/bjep-monograph-series-ii-part-12-the-role-of-competence-and-beliefs-in-teaching-and-learning.html
    • Durksen TL;Martin AJ;Burns EC;Ginns P;Williamson D;Kiss J, 2017, 'Conducting Research in a Medical Science Museum: Lessons Learned from Collaboration Between Researchers and Museum Educators', Journal of Museum Education, vol. 42, pp. 273 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2017.1339171
    • Martin AJ;Burns EC;Collie RJ, 2017, 'ADHD, personal and interpersonal agency, and achievement: Exploring links from a social cognitive theory perspective', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 50, pp. 13 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2016.12.001
    • Lee J;Chung K;Park H;Burns E, 2016, 'Dimensions of Maternal Self-Concept at Three Stages of Motherhood', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 25, pp. 2924 - 2938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0433-6
    • Burns E;Martin AJ, 2014, 'ADHD and adaptability: The roles of cognitive, behavioural, and emotional regulation', Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 24, pp. 227 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jgc.2014.17
    • Martin AJ;Burns EC, 2014, 'Academic buoyancy, resilience, and adaptability in students with ADHD', The ADHD Report, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/adhd.2014.22.6.1

    Other

    Conference Posters

    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2016, 'Understanding the role of adaptability and personal best (PB) goals from a social cognitive perspective: a cross-sectional examination of Australian high school students', in Understanding the role of adaptability and personal best (PB) goals from a social cognitive perspective: a cross-sectional examination of Australian high school students, International Conference on Motivation, presented at International Conference on Motivation, 11 - 14 August 2016
    • Collie RJ;Burns EC;Martin AJ;Papworth B;Ginns P, 2015, 'Students' interpersonal relationships, personal best (pb) goals, and academic engagement', in Students' interpersonal relationships, personal best (pb) goals, and academic engagement, Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, presented at Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, 13 - 16 August 2015
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2015, 'Predictors and consequences of growth (‘personal best’) goals', in Predictors and consequences of growth (‘personal best’) goals, Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, presented at Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, 13 - 16 August 2015

    Conference Presentations

    • Stringer J;Zumbrunn S;Burns EC, 2017, 'Measurement of pre-service teacher achievement goals: A mixed methods approach', presented at Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, 10 - 13 August 2017
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2017, 'Adaptability, personal best (PB) goals, and student outcomes: Longitudinal analysis from a social cognitive perspective', presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 06 - 10 April 2017
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2017, 'Personal Best (PB) Goal Setting and Students’ Engagement and Achievement Trajectories', presented at New South Wales Institute for Educational Research Annual Meeting, 11 - 11 November 2017
    • Burns EC;Martin AJ;Collie RJ, 2017, 'The Role of Personal Best (PB) Goal Setting in Students’ Learning Strategy Use and Achievement Trajectories: A Latent Growth Model', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 19 - 24 November 2017

Honours and prizes

2017 – Student Presentation Award - Motivation and Learning SIG, AARE (presented at AARE annual conference, November)

2017 – Alison Lee 'Theory in Educational Research' Scholarship (funding to attend the October 2017 AARE Theory Workshop)

2014 – University of New South Wales, University International Postgraduate Award (full tuition scholarship and stipend for three and a half years of study)

2009-2013 – Boston University Dean’s List Recipient, Fall and Spring