Dr Caroline Mansfield
Associate Professor in Education and Acting Dean in the School of Education, Murdoch University
Caroline’s research primarily focuses on teacher resilience and wellbeing at a range of career stages and in diverse contexts. She has led two successful projects in the field of teacher resilience: Keeping Cool (2009-2012); and BRiTE: Building Resilience in Teacher Education (2013-2015).
Caroline partnered in the European project, Enhancing Teacher Resilience in Europe (2013-2015), which built on findings from Keeping Cool. Her work also has interdisciplinary application and she is currently working with veterinarians in the project VetSet2Go: Building Veterinary Employability (2015-2018).
In 2016, Caroline was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship, Staying BRiTE: Promoting resilience in higher education to lead collaborations with 5 inter-state universities using innovative approaches to embedding resilience in teacher education. Her future work involves further investigation of the personal and contextual resources that enable teachers to maintain engagement, commitment and motivation, and thrive throughout their career.