Dr Filia Garivaldis

Dr Filia Garivaldis

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Profile pictureFilia Garivaldis is a behavioural scientist and a Senior Lecturer at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). Her work is focused on assisting expert educators apply behavioural insights into their education programs, to improve a range of teaching and learning outcomes, in online as well as face to face modalities.

Since joining MSDI in 2019, Filia has been leading the development of new behaviour change education programs with BehaviourWorks Australia since 2019, applying her online education expertise to create impactful and engaging opportunities for teaching and learning. Programs include one of the University’s first micro-credential programs, “Applying Behavioural Science to Create Change”, nominated multiple times for a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Industry and Community Education Programs, a series of behaviour change skills courses, and a MOOC in collaboration with the United Nation’s SDG Academy.

The innovations in teaching and learning that she has introduced have been replicated across multiple other programs offered by MSDI, such as the Institute’s Sustainable Healthcare Micro-credential, and have led to education collaborations with other Institutes and Faculties, such as the Monash University Accident Research Centre and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Filia has been involved in funded projects over the years, dedicated to advancing education in the online mode. Specifically, she lead an Inter-Faculty Transformation Project funded by the Monash Education Academy, to create Monash’s first university-wide orientation resource for all online students of the university (2019), has received a Dean’s Award for Technological Innovation in Learning and Teaching for the development of the Psychology Research Portal (2019), and shortlisted twice for a Business in Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) award for Outstanding Collaboration in Higher Education and Training, and specifically for Expanding and Improving 4th Year Psychology Education in Australia (2018 & 2019).

She has published widely in this area in leading peer-review journals and books. In 2022 she led the publication of a Special Issue on online education for the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, with an international team of experts from the United States and the United Kingdom. Filia is also a co-editor on a joint Monash University-King’s College London textbook, titled “Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Digital Education Perspectives and Resources”, published internationally by Springer–Verlag in 2020.

Books:

McKenzie, S. M., Garivaldis, F. J., & Dyer, K. (2020). Tertiary online teaching and learning: Total perspectives and resources for digital education. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Peer-review Journal Papers:

Garivaldis, F. J., McKenzie, S., Henriksen, D., & Studente, S. (2022). Special Issue Editorial: Achieving Lasting Education in the New Digital Learning World. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 38 (4). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.8331

Garivaldis, F.J., Chung, J., Braganza, L., Arulkadacham, L., Sharma, R., Reupert, A., McKenzie, S., Rose, G., Gupta, T., Aziz, Z., Mowbray, T., Ilic, D., & Mundy, M. (2022). Out of sight, but not out of mind: A case study in the collaborative development of a university-wide orientation resource for online students. Educational Technology, Research, and Development, 70 (2), 531-558. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-022-10090-3

Arulkadacham, L., McKenzie, S., Aziz, Z., Chung, J., Dyer, K., Hold, C., Garivaldis, F., Mundy, M. (2021). General and unique predictors of student success in online courses: A systematic review and focus group. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18 (8). https://doi.org/10.53761/1.18.8.7

Schweinsberg, A., Mundy, M. E., Dyer, K. R., & Garivaldis, F. (2021). Psychology education and work readiness integration: A call for research in Australia. Frontiers in Psychology, 12 (Article 623353). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.623353

Studente, S., Ellis, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020). Exploring the potential of chatbots in higher education: a preliminary study. International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences 14, 9, 768 – 771.

Studente, S. & Seppala, N, & Garivaldis, F. J. (2019). Re-addressing the redundancy effect: A cognitive strategy for e-learning design, Journal of Psychological Research, 1 (2), 1-7.

Rodafinos, A., Garivaldis, F., & McKenzie, S. (2018). A fully online research portal for research students and researchers, Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 17, 163-178. https://doi.org/10.28945/4097

Roddy, C., Amiet, D., Chung, J., Holt, C., Shaw, L., McKenzie, S., Garivaldis, F., & Mundy, M. (2017). Applying best practice online learning, teaching and support to intensive online environments: An integrative review. Frontiers in Education.

McKenzie, S.P., Garivaldis, F. J., Kaissidis, A., & Mundy, M. (2016). Developing a transferable research portal – creating an on campus equivalent fully online research course component. EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 877-882.

Studente, S., Garivaldis, F. & Seppala, N. (2016). Designing Multimedia Materials for Non- Native English Speaking Students: Challenging Visual-Verbal Classifications. Proceedings of the European Conference on Technology in the Classroom. Brighton

Galanakis, M., Moraitou, M., Stalikas, A., & Garivaldis, F. J. (2011). The relation of positive emotions on post-partum depression. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 6 (1), 112-142.

Moraitou, M., Galanakis, M., Lamai, E., Garivaldis, F. J., & Kalogianni, V. (2010). Post-partum depression in Cypriot new mothers, International Journal of Caring Sciences, 3 (2), 63-70.

Galanakis, M., Moraitou, M., Garivaldis, F.J., Stalikas, A. (2009). Factorial structure and psychometric properties of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) in Greek midwives. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 4, 52-70.

Galanakis, M., Moraitou, M., Garivaldis, F.J., Stalikas, A. (2009). Factorial structure and psychometric properties of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) in Greek midwives. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 4, 52-70.

Garivaldis, F.J., & Moss, S.A. (2007). The effect of familiar music on the perception of other individuals. Psychomusicology, 19 (2), 13-31. *This publication received a Publication Award from Monash Research Graduate School.

Moss, S., Garivaldis, F. J. & Toukhsati, S. R. (2007). The perceived similarity of other individuals: The contaminating effects of familiarity and neuroticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (2), 401-412.

Book Chapters:

Studente, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2022). A preliminary analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental wellbeing of entrepreneur students. In Yousafzai, S, Ng, W, Coogan, T, Green, H & Sheikh, S (Eds.) Exploring the Intersectionality between Disability and Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar; Cheltenham.

Desai, B., Studente, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2022). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Consumer Purchasing Behaviour: Implications for  Digital Marketing in the Retail Sector. In Tabari, S & Chen, W (Eds.) Global Strategic Management in the Service Industry: A Perspective of the New Era. Emerald Publishing. https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/doi/10.1108/9781801170819  

Nestel, D., Syms, S., Garivaldis, F., & Nataraja, R. (2022). Online simulation-based education in healthcare: Moving beyond adaptation to mainstream. In S. McKenzie, L. Arulkadacham, J. Chung, & Z. Aziz (Eds.) The Future of Online Education. Nova Publishers. https://doi.org/10.52305/LERQ4827

McKenzie, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2022). The Future of Online Education: Transforming Great Challenges into Great Opportunities. In S. McKenzie, L. Arulkadacham, J. Chung, & Z. Aziz (Eds.) The Future of Online Education. Nova Publishers. https://doi.org/10.52305/LERQ4827 

Garivaldis, F. J., & Iqbal, M. (2022). Behaviour change during COVID-19. A matter of life and death? In D. Vakoch and S. Mikey (Eds.) Eco-Anxiety and Pandemic Distress Psychological Perspectives on Resilience and Interconnectedness (pp. 122-130). Oxford University

Curtis, J., Garivaldis, F. J , Tull, F., & Tear, M. (2021). ‘You are not normal!’ Understanding the influences on behaviour, Chapter 6. The Method Book. Monash University. https://doi.org/10.26180/14703789.v1Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197622674.001.0001

Garivaldis, F. J., Boulet, M., Yang, B., & Kneebone, S. (2021). Designing and Delivering Online Education: One Size Does Not Fit All. In S. Studente, S. Ellis, & B. Desai (Eds.) The impact of covid-19 on teaching and learning in higher education (pp. 77-94). Nova Science: New York.

Schweinsberg, A., & Garivaldis, F. (2020). “Ready or not, here i come-preparing online students for the real working world”. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K. Dyer (Eds.), Tertiary online teaching and learning: Total perspectives and resources for digital education. Springer Nature.

Studente, S., Ellis, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020) The impact of chatbots to pedagogy and  student engagement: preliminary findings and lessons from a pilot. In R. Nata (Ed.) Progress in Education. Nova Science Publishers.

McKenzie, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020). How can we Best Prepare for our Brave New Education World? Directions and Vehicles. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

Garivaldis, F. J., McKenzie, S., & Mundy, M. (2020). E-learning: Development of a fully online 4th year psychology program. In D. Nestel, G. Reedy, L. McKenna, & S. Gough, Clinical Education for the Health Professions: Theory and Practice. Springer: Singapore.

Garivaldis, F. (2020). Transcending “Distance” in Distance Education. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

McKenzie, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020). Climbing Aboard the Online Research MO-PED: Fuelling Good Online Education Outcomes with Good Online Research Programs. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

McKenzie, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020). How can we Best Prepare for our Brave New Education World? Directions and Vehicles. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

Rose, G., McKenzie, S., Holt, C., Garivaldis, F., & Mundy, M. (2020). Advancing Online Education Through a Community of Practice. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

McKenzie, S., Azis, Z., Garivaldis, F., Mundy, M.  (2020).  An Online Research Portal – an Integrated and Transferable Fully Online Research System. In S. McKenzie, F. Garivaldis, & K.R. Dyer (Eds), Tertiary Online Teaching and Learning: TOTAL Perspectives and Resources for Digital Education. Springer, Singapore.

Sylvie, S., & Garivaldis, F. J. (2019). Facilitating and Motivating Students’ Verbal and Visual Creativity in Higher Education through Assessment Feedback. In R. L. Cuadra (Ed.), Understanding Creativity: Past, Present and Future Perspectives (pp. 79-111). Nova Science Publishers.

Conferences and Posters (last 5 years):

Garivaldis, F. & Bos, A. (2023). Exploring transformative learning: Drawing on the expertise and lived experiences of the transformation community. Transformations Conference. Sydney, July

Garivaldis, F. & Bedi, G. (2023). Engaging students with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA): Insights and consideration on teaching social and emotional competencies from an exploratory case study in Australia. Applying Education in a Complex World. Toronto, April 26-28.

Garivaldis, F. Raj, K., & Kneebone, S. (2023). Perceptions of Ethics in Behaviour Change. 5th Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour & Decision Making 2023, Queensland University of Technology, 2-3 February, 2023.

Studente, S., Ellis, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2021). The use of chatbot technology for improving connectedness and learning support among international students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 19th Academic Practice and Technology Conference (APT). London

Studente, S., Ellis, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2020). Exploring the Potential of Chatbots in Higher Education: A Preliminary Study. International Conference on Advance Learning Technologies. Amsterdam

Studente, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2019). The effect of feedback and self-regulation on facilitating and motivating student’s verbal and visual creativity in assessments. The Creativity Conference. Southern Oregon University, USA.

Garivaldis, F. J., & Plant, B. (2018, June). Developing and Evaluating Work Readiness of Students in a Fully Online Careers in Psychology Course. The Learner Conference, Athens.

Studente, S. & Garivaldis, F. (2018, May). The Role of Self-Regulation and Assessment Feedback on Creative Performance. ICANCEM 2018: 20th International Conference on Applications of Neuropsychology, Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation (Waset), Rome.

Roddy, C., Chung, J., Amiet, D., McKenzie, S., Garivaldis, F., & Mundy, M. (2017, September). Assessing student readiness for online learning. Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference (AusPLAT), Ipswich.

Amiet, D., Roddy, C., Chung, J., McKenzie, S., Garivaldis, F., & Mundy, M. (2017, September). Offering Innovative Wellbeing and Support Services for Online Students: A Case Study. Australian Psychology Leaning and Teaching Conference (AusPLAT), Ipswich.

Chung, J., Roddy, C., Amiet, D., McKenzie, S., Garivaldis, F., & Mundy, M. (2017, September). An Australian Innovation: Monash University’s Fully Online Honours Equivalent Psychology Course. Australian Psychology Leaning and Teaching Conference (AusPLAT), Ipswich.

Other media publications:

Garivaldis, F. (2022). The benefits of workplace simulation. UNLEASH. Available at: https://www.unleash.ai/skills-development/the-benefits-of-workplace-simulation/ 

Garivaldis, F., & Paine, G. (2022). Simulation stimulation: The business benefits of true-to-life role playing, Monash LENS, Available at: https://lens.monash.edu/2022/08/30/1384958/simulation-stimulation-the-business-benefits-of-true-to-life-role-playing

Garivaldis, F. J. & Kneebone, S. (2021). Three things we need to get right to ensure online professional development works, The Conversation, Available at: https://theconversation.com/3-things-we-need-to-get-right-to-ensure-online-professional-development-works-164785

Garivaldis. F. (2020). COVID-19: Emotional and behavioural reactions to the unexpected, Monash LENS, Available at: https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2020/03/24/1379876/covid-19-emotional-and-behavioural-reactions-to-the-unexpected

2021-2022:

Inter-Faculty Seeding Grant, “Strengthening students’ resilience in the face of uncertainty”, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education ($10,000).

2018-2019:

Monash Education Academy Inter-Faculty Transformation Grant, Building an online education student orientation site: The Monash Online Learning Hub, 2018 – $74,866

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