Ms Sharon Garro

Ms Sharon Garro

Sessional Lecturer - Social Science

Sharon Garro is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and schools. Sharon has completed a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (University of Melbourne). Sharon has worked across both primary and secondary schools in State, Catholic and Independent sectors. She has held the positions of Head of Wellbeing and Positive Education within schools and has also worked as an educational and consultant psychologist to schools.


Sharon currently runs teacher training in schools and has a private practice where she is highly sought after to share her expertise with students who display differentiated learning needs. Sharon’s experience in the areas of learning and wellbeing, give her a unique insight into the complexities that impact on many students; and helps raise the awareness of these issues with teachers and parents. Her passion is to help all children find their strengths, so they can engage with school and pursue their unique talents and passions.


Sharon is currently the National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Positive Psychology Interest Group, contributes to the APS online resource Psychlopaedia, presents professional development via Teacher Learning Network and other sector-based conferences. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Positive Education Schools Australia and International Positive Psychology Association. She has developed Pastoral Care curriculum for both primary and secondary schools and contributed to the resource development for the Student Wellbeing Profiler designed by the Centre of Positive Psychology at University of Melbourne.

Qualifications

PhD (Candidate) (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title Teacher wellbeing in independent schools in Victoria: increasing self-regulation through interoceptive awareness, to assist in maintaining flourishing during times of stress 2025

MAPP (University of Melbourne) 2016

MCouns (University of Western Sydney) 2005

Post Grad Dip (University of Western Sydney) 2004

BA (psych) (Macquarie University) 1999

Current Research

Teacher wellbeing in independent schools in Victoria: increasing self-regulation through interoceptive awareness, to assist in maintaining flourishing during times of stress

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