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Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey



Senior Lecturer In Education (Early Childhood)


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus



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Just another meeting?: Investigating mentoring for early childhood teachers in Victoria

Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 40-48, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, , C1


Infant and toddler responses to a redesign of their childcare outdoor play space

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Ms Caroline Scott, Mr Llewellyn Wishart

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 29-56, Children, youth and environments, Boulder, Colo., C1


Mentoring Australian early childhood teachers: belonging, being and becoming

Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2015), pp. 237-249, Mentoring in early childhood education: a compilation of thinking, pedagogy and practice, Wellington, New Zealand, B1


Scaffolding, analysis and materials: contributing factors in an unexpected finding of advanced infant/toddler pretend play?

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 195-213, Journal of Early Childhood Research, London, Eng., C1


Calm active and focused : children’s responses to an organic outdoor learning environment

Sonya Nedovic, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 281-295, Learning environments research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1


Expectations of mentoring in a time of change : views of new and professionally isolated early childhood teachers in Victoria, Australia

Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Iris Dumenden

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 161-171, Early years: an international research journal, Abingdon, England, C1


Teachers' perceptions of their abilities to be educational leaders in Victorian childcare settings

Max Grarock, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 4-12, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, ACT, C1


Problematic placement : pathways pre-service teachers’ perspectives on their infant/toddler placement

Dr Liz Rouse, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Mark Rahimi

(2012), Vol. 32, pp. 87-98, Early years : an international journal of research and development, Abingdon, England, C1


Maternal scaffolding of analogy and metacognition in the early pretence of gifted children.

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2011), Vol. 77, pp. 351-366, Exceptional children, Arlington, Va., C1-1


Mother and toddler activity in the zone of proximal development for pretend play as a predictor of higher child IQ

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Margaret Brown

(2009), Vol. 53, pp. 106-120, Gifted child quarterly, New York, N.Y., C1


Pretend play and maternal scaffolding : comparisons of toddlers with advanced development, typical development, and hearing impairment

Martha J Morelock, P. Margaret Brown, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

(2003), Vol. 26, pp. 41-51, Roeper review, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., C1-1



Other Public Sector Funding

Pilot statewide professional mentoring program for early childhood teachers

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Sarah Ohi, Ms Louise Laskey, Dr Liz Rouse, Prof Andrea Nolan

  • 2015: $188,450
  • 2013: $64,200
  • 2011: $64,200

Evaluation of the National Partnerships (Teacher, Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives for the Victorian school workforce

Prof Brenton Doecke, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Halse, Dr Brian Doig, Prof Julianne Moss, A/Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Wendy Kortman, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Barbara Preston, Dr Jodie Kline, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $190,500
  • 2012: $25,500
  • 2011: $52,800

Development of Resourse Booklet for Early Childhood Professionals - Gifted and Talented Children ('The Booklet')

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

  • 2013: $22,700

Making a difference for Young Gifted & Talented Children module

Dr Anne Grant, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Prof Andrea Nolan

  • 2016: $25,716
  • 2015: $48,302

Industry and Other Funding

Early Years Education in the Primary Years Program PYP Implementation Strategies and Program

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Liz Rouse

  • 2014: $4,458
  • 2013: $40,128

Investigating the use of IELTS in determining employment, migration and professional registration outcomes in healthcare and early childhood education in Australia

Prof Jillian Blackmore, Dr Cate Gribble, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey

  • 2015: $12,960
  • 2014: $51,843

The Ballarat KinderGardens Project: The research, evaluation and professional development components - Forrest Hill application

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Liz Rouse, Mr Llewellyn Wishart, Prof Julianne Moss

  • 2014: $18,000


Executive Supervisor

Dewi Mulia

Thesis entitled: The role of play in teaching English as a foreign language in early childhood settings in Indonesia

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor

Natalie Elizabeth Robertson

Thesis entitled: Children¿¿¿s Play: An Analysis of Involvement in Dramatic Play

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education