I’m Dr Christine Grové.
A researcher, educator and an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. I am a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Inclusion is at the heart of my work. I am committed to equity, inclusive education and youth wellbeing and mental health.
I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband, Andrew, and our trained therapy dog, Bronson the Labradoodle.
I am the co-founder and director of the Educational Psychology Research Team. Our research program focuses on examining and addressing the impact of vulnerability experienced by children, adolescents and families in schools and the community. We are members of an international Consortium of Inclusive Teacher Education and Development (CITED), a group of academics, teacher educators, researchers and disability advocates who work across different countries and contexts to learn from each other and from our colleagues about how we can best provide high-quality education to all children, including students with disabilities.
Here is a snapshot of one of our research projects: Bronson and Daymon, the therapy dogs, with our Masters of Ed/Dev psychology research students who are examining whether therapy dogs may or may not have an impact on student wellbeing in educational settings:
From left students Louisa Trainer, Felicia Lee with supervisors Dr Linda Henderson, Dr Christine Grové, and student Hannah Schena. Front row: Daymon the lab and Bronson the labradoodle.