Dr Zach Jones

Dr Zach Jones

Postgraduate Research Fellow/ Sessional Lecturer

Zach Jones is a Postgraduate Research Fellow in Education and Sessional Lecturer for Alphacrucis College. He has taught in primary, secondary tertiary education in the areas of English and the Creative arts for over 10 years. Zach is a registered psychologist, and has worked both in educational settings and private practice conducting therapy and psychological assessments. Zach's debut novel 'Growing Up in Flames' will be released in 2022.

Qualifications

Doctor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) (University of the Sunshine Coast)
Dissertation Title Growing Up in Flames: A narrative exploration of intergenerational trauma and identity in rural Australian adolescents 2020

MEd.Lead (Morling College) 2020

MTeach (Secondary) (University of Western Sydney) 2013

B.A.(Psych) (Hons) (University of New England)
Dissertation Title The Impact of Personality Traits on Changes in Attitudes Towards Mental Illness as a Result of Engagement with Narrative Fiction 2019

B.A. Communications (Hons) (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Deepening Understanding, Encouraging Empathy: Engaging secondary students aged 15-18 in complex moral concepts through applied drama 2013

Current Research

Reflections of Student Experience through Trauma Narratives in the English Classroom

Research Interests

Psychological Trauma

Narrative Theory

Young Adult Literature

Identity Formation and Expression

Field of Research

  • 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing

Book

  • 2022
    • Jones, Z (2022). Growing Up in Flames: A narrative exploration of intergenerational trauma and identity in rural Australian adolescents. University of the Sunshine Coast.

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