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Dr Tony Yeigh
BA(PUC), BPsych(Hons)(UNE), GradDipEd(SCU), PhD(SCU)
Current Appointment: Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Education - Lismore

Telephone: +61 2 6620 3659
Facsimile: 6622 1833
Location: B3.49
Campus: Lismore

Dr Tony Yeigh is a lecturer in the School of Education, teaching in the areas of educational psychology and classroom management. He has a background in Special Education support, and has had extensive consultancies with the NSW DET in relation to the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP). Dr Yeigh has a keen research interest in the area of working memory (WM) and classroom instructional design, and in this respect his PhD thesis examined the relationship between cognitive load and cognitive inhibition, an executive function of the WM system. Dr Yeigh is a research associate with the Centre for Children and Young People (SCU), and a member of the Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME) and the Teacher Education Research Group (SCU). He is also leader of the School of Education Learning Sciences Research Group (LSRG, cf., which focuses on the cognitive-psychological, social-psychological and cultural-psychological foundations of human learning, as well as on the teaching/learning nexus and the design of positive learning environments. As leader of the LSRG, Dr Yeigh is particularly interested in exploring research in the areas of classroom behaviour, emotion and affect in teaching and learning, and social-emotional well-being, and on this basis welcomes inquiries from students wishing to undertake postdoctoral studies in education that have a similar focus. For recent publications, please visit his Personal Research Page:

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Last Updated: 06/06/2014 11:37:14 AM