Libbey Murray

Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Libbey Murray

BEd EC (Hons), PhD CSU

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
Building 904 Office 1

Dr Libbey Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. Dr Murray has taught on the Dubbo campus since 2008. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees through Charles Sturt, and taught in primary schools in Central West New South Wales. Dr Murray is Program Lead for the Collaborative Teacher's Aide Pathway (CTAP), and has taught a range of subjects both on campus and online to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests include teacher-child relationships, parent-teacher relationships, quality teaching and learning environments, examining children's social and emotional adjustment to kindergarten, transition to and readiness for formal schooling, child stress and anxiety, and examining children's drawings to understand their relationships with others. Dr Murray is interested in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and in particular, working with children to examine issues of concern for them. More recently, her focus has included the transition to tertiary education for Teachers' Aides/SLSOs/AEOs retraining to become teachers, and understanding their study challenges and opportunities.

Dr Libbey Murray's major areas of interest include:

  • Social and emotional development of children
  • Transition and adjustment to formal schooling
  • School readiness
  • Parent-teacher relationships
  • Child stress and anxiety
  • Child coping
  • Quality Teaching and Quality Learning Environments
  • Pedagogy in Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • Educational Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Relationships in Early Childhood

Current membership in professional associations:

  • CSU Excellence in Research in Early Years Education Collaborative Research Network (CRN)
  • Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE)
  • Australian Research Alliance for Young Children and Youth (ARACY)
  • Investigating Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (IQECEC) Research Group CSU
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

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