Researcher biography

Annemaree Carroll is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Educational Psychology within the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Her research activities focus on the social emotional learning of children and adolescents, and the importance of social connectedness, (dis)engagement, and social inclusion to their behavioural and educational outcomes. Student, teacher, and community voices and agency are key considerations in her research methodologies. She is known nationally and internationally for the development of innovative emotion regulation interventions for children and youth to bring about positive change in their lives. She has conceptualised and coordinated the development of the Mindfields Suite of Programs (, which encompasses a strengths-based approach to student well-being that targets school-wide practices to help young people take control of their lives. She has also led a team of researchers to develop the KooLKIDS Resources (, an emotion resilience program to empower children to live well with themselves and others by learning social, emotional and cognitive skills that promote self-regulation and well-being. Her research has now extended to teacher emotion regulation strategies, demonstrating that improved teacher well-being has downstream benefits to students' well-being and the teacher-student relationship.

Professor Carroll has extensive experience managing large-scale, school-based projects across classroom settings and clinic-based research, in which she has excellent skills in test administration with children and adolescents. She has also been concerned with children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, speech-language disorders, Tourette Syndrome) to examine information-processing tasks that may demand intact executive functioning and that require dual-task performance and control of impulsive reactions.

From 2014 to 2020, Professor Carroll was Co-ordinator of Translational Outcomes within the Australian Research Council Science of Learning Research Centre. Building on this work, she is the co-founder and Head of the UQ Learning Lab, where multi-disciplinary researchers work in partnership with educational and industry professionals to identify and address important learning and training priorities. The Learning Lab's primary objective is to transform education and learning across schooling and beyond, through partnered innovations and research translation initiatives.

Professor Carroll is a registered teacher and psychologist. She has experience teaching in primary and special education in Queensland and has engaged in research and higher education teaching at The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia, where she was granted a Master of Education (1991) and PhD in Educational Psychology (1995). She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2018.