Kelly Trezise

Postdoctoral Fellow

Melbourne CSHE

Kelly is currently a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, working with the Educational Technology Research Group. She also holds a Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Kelly is primarily interested in identifying individual differences in patterns of learning. She researches how cognition, emotion, and educational contexts, and their effect on learning processes and educational outcomes. With the CHSE she examines how educational technology and cognition interact during learning. Kelly uses a variety of analytical methods, including finite mixture models, to examine processes that contribute to learning and development. the .

In her PhD completed at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Kelly examined maths anxiety­cognition interactions and their relationship with algebraic problem solving in adolescents. This research highlighted the mutual, changing relationships between students’ cognitive abilities and anxiety, as experienced in the classroom.

Recent research and development grants

2017: Characterisation of relationships between knowledge states, emotions and learning. K. Trezise. University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship. Funding: $43,000.

Publications

Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (in press).  The impact of emotion and cognition on algebraic reasoning.  In U. Xolocotzin (Ed).  Understanding emotions in mathematical thinking and learning.  Elsevier Academic Press.

Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2016). Worry and working memory influence each other iteratively over time. Cognition and Emotion. 30 (2), 353-368. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.1002755

Trezise K., and Reeve, R.A. (2014) Cognition-emotion interactions: patterns of change and implications for math problem solving. Front. Psychol. 5:840. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00840

Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2014). Working memory, worry and algebraic ability. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 121, 120-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2013.12.001.

Conferences

Trezise, K & Hester, R. (2016). Noticing and Applying in Spelling: Relationships differ with Language Background. Poster presented at Science of Learning Research Centre, Big Day Out, University of Queensland, Australia.

Trezise, K. & Reeve, R.A. (2016). Characterising math anxiety experienced solving algebra problems. Invited paper symposium presented at JURE 2016 Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Paul, J.M. & Trezise, K. (2016). Educational Neuroscience and its contribution to learning and instruction: A critical review. Paper symposium presented at JURE 2016 Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Trezise, K., & Reeve, R.A. (2016). Patterns of change in problem solving, anxiety and cognition relationships. Poster presentation at the Neuroscience and Education Special Interest Group Meeting, Vrije University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Reeve, R.A., Paul, J.M., Butterworth, B., & Trezise, K. (2016) Will the real subitizing range please stand up? Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2016). Patterns of change in problem solving, anxiety and cognition relationship. Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A.  (2015). Changes in Anxiety-Cognition Relationships and Implications for Problem Solving. Paper presentation at Inaugural MDHS Early Career Researcher Network Symposium, University of Melbourne.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2015). Characterising non-engagement in algebra and identifying students at-risk. Paper presentation at 16th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Limassol, Cyprus.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2015). A latent transition analysis of changes in patterns of Single Digit Addition strategies over time. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Trezise, K., Reeve R.A.  (2015). The implications of different profiles of algebraic math anxiety. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2014). The value of steady state models of cognition-emotion. Poster presented at International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Brisbane, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2014) Patterns of change in cognition-emotion relationships predict math problem solving. Paper presented at JURE, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2014). Patterns of change in the cognition-emotion relationship predict math problem solving. Poster presented at Neuroscience and Education Special Interest Group 22 of EARLI, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2013). Changes in working memory and worry over time. Poster presented at 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2013). Relationships between worry, working memory, and problem solving. Poster presented at 3rd Students of Brain Research Symposium, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2013). Relationships between worry, working memory, and algebraic problem solving. Paper presented at 15th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Munich, Germany.


Trezise, K. (2013). A latent difference model of worry, working memory, and problem solving. Presented at 3rd Bayesian Modeling for Cognitive Science workshop, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R.A. (2013). Relationships between worry, working memory, and algebraic problem solving.  Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Learning, Rhodes, Greece.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R. A. (2013). Relationships between adolescents’ algebraic problem solving ability, worry and working memory.  Poster presented at 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R. A. (2013).  Effects of working memory and worry on algebraic problem solving.  Poster presented at 2013 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R. A. (2013). Latent difference model of algebraic worry and working memory.  Poster presented at 40th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R. A. (2012). Algebraic worry amplifies disadvantage of low working memory on algebraic cognition.  Poster presented at Students of Brain Research Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.


Trezise, K., Reeve, R. A. (2012). Impact of skill, worry and working memory on algebraic cognition.  Poster presented at 39th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.