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Wendy Holley-Boen MS


Institute of Education

My doctoral research explores personal and professional fulfilment in teachers within and beyond their postgraduate education programme.  Alongside my twelve participants, I developed a conceptual framework for tertiary programmes supporting educators to develop fulfilment through stance, stamina and supports.

Lecturer on Specialist Teaching Programme

Registered Educational Psychologist

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Contact details

  • Location: AT 3.31, Institute of Education - Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany Campus


  • Master of Science - School Psychology - University of Oregon (1998)
  • Bachelors - California State University - Chico (1994)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Ecological practices and systems changes, educational psychology, interprofessional mentoring and practices, integrated wellbeing and authentic practice


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000): Education Systems (130100):
Educational Psychology (170103):
Higher Education (130103):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)


professional identity, wellbeing, well-being, educational psychology, mentoring, supervision, communities of practice, tertiary education, qualitative, narrative

Research Outputs


Holley-Boen, WR., Graham, C., & Harre, P. (2015). The power of collective self-study– how our teaching practices are shaped by reflection on our experiences. In J. Berman, & J. MacArthur (Eds.) Student Voice Book (exact title TBD).
[Chapter]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W.


Carter, A. (2013). Helping, Caring and Learning: Strengths in New Entrants Settling Into And Learning In Primary School In Post-Earthquake Christchurch. (Master's Thesis, University of Canterbury)
[Masters Thesis]Edited by: Holley-Boen, W.


Mentis, M., & Holley-Boen, W. (2015). Mobile devices in an Interprofessional Community of Practice #NPF14LMD. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Perth, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., Mentis, M.
Mentis, M., Holley-Boen, W., & Jackson, J. (2015, April). Mapping professional identity through ePortfolios. Presented at Mahara Hui. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., Jackson, J., Mentis, M.
Jackson, JH., Mentis, M., & Holley-Boen, W.Mapping professional identity through ePortfolios. . AUT
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., Jackson, J.
MacArthur, JA., McLay, L., & Holley-Boen, W. (2014, July). Building experienced teachers' understandings about inclusive education for students with complex needs.. Presented at Disability Studies in Education Conference, Learning from the past. Ensuring the future.. Victoria University, Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Holley-Boen, W., & McLay, L. (2013, July). MacArthur, J., Holley-Boen, W. & McLay, L. (2013). Examining personal beliefs and shifting paradigms towards inclusion in postgraduate teacher education.. Presented at The Inclusive Education Colloquium. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., MacArthur, J.
Mentis, M., Kearney, A., Bevan-Brown, J., Budd, J., Holley-Boen, WR., Riley, T., . . . Butler, PJ. (2013). Webbing: Developing Professional Identities within an Interprofessional Community of Practice. Poster session presented at the meeting of Higher Educational Research and Development Society of Australasia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Budd, J., Butler, P., Holley-Boen, W., Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Riley, T.
MacArthur, JA., Holley-Boen, WR., & McLay, L. (2013, July). Examining personal beliefs and shifting paradigms towards inclusion in postgraduate teacher education. Presented at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Inclusive Education Colloquium. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W.

Supervision and Teaching


As part of the Specialist Teaching Programme, I work as part of the Learning and Behaviour Diversity endorsement team. I also coordinate the Whanau Support Groups and other networks of support for students.

Courses Coordinated

  • 249.286 Equity and Diversity in Education
  • 249.750 Practicum Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 249.755 Practicum in Learning and Behaviour Diversity
  • 249.770 Supervision and Mentoring in Specialist Teaching

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