Jenny J. Coburn Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Jenny J. Coburn

Jenny Coburn (B.A (Hons) Psych with Crim; M.A; M.Ed; GCHE) Jenny is a Lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), where she is Academic Convenor of the School of Counselling’s four undergraduate programs. Jenny is a Counselling Psychologist whose career has included working in non-government organisations, therapeutic communities, residential rehabilitation centres and corporate environments. She also ran a successful private practice for eight years, prior to starting a family. Jenny is a passionate teacher, having taught in registered training organisations, vocational and higher education settings for over 20 years. In 2011, Jenny received a Teaching Excellence Award for her contribution to education, and in 2012 was awarded ACAP’s Contribution to College Award for her services to ACAP since 2002. She is the current President of SCAPE (Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators), and is the current Chair of the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Learning and Teaching Advisory Board at Deakin University. The research being presented in this HERDSA conference formed a part of Jenny’s thesis for her Master of Education (completed in 2014). Jenny has an enduring interest in the experience of higher education students, particularly their challenges, and what contributes to student persistence across the student life cycle. Jenny lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter. When she is not studying or working, Jenny loves disappearing into nature with her family: either up a mountain or into a forest – sometimes for weeks on end.

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