Dr Yosheen Pillay


Dr Yosheen Pillay
NameDr Yosheen Pillay
Email Addressyosheen.pillay@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Educational Counselling)
QualificationsBMusic Natal, BSc(Hons) USQ, MMusic Natal, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Education
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5428-952X
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Biography

Dr Pillay is a Senior Lecturer and Psychologist in Educational Counselling with a career in the educational sector spanning 25 years. Dr Pillay completed her PhD at USQ and commenced at the University of Southern Queensland in 2016.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior Lecturer Educational CounsellingUniversity of Southern Queensland20162023

Expertise

Autism, mental health and wellbeing, disability, education

Teaching

Educational Counselling

Fields of Research

  • 390404. Educational counselling
  • 390407. Inclusive education
  • 390411. Special education and disability
  • 390412. Teacher and student wellbeing
  • 390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
  • 399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
  • 520101. Child and adolescent development
  • 520102. Educational psychology
  • 520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Psychological Society (Member)
Deputy Chair Human Research Ethics Committe University of Southern Queensland
Aspergers Victoria (Board Member)
BMusic
Natal
1988
BSc(Hons)
USQ
2014
MMusic
Natal
1994
PhD
USQ
2018

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Trauma-informed Practices for Students with DisabilitiesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Illumination of the Self: Life Review through Sandplay Therapy with older adultsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Understanding educators' knowledge of and capability managing children's mental health in the Outside Hours School Care contextAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
The career impact on women diagnosed with ASD in adulthoodAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021

Peer Reviews Review 1 (excerpt)

Lowien, Nathan. 2023. Peer Reviews Review 1 (excerpt). University of Southern Queensland.

Co-creating Multimodal Texts with Young Children

Alberti, Naomi, Howell, Jamie, Mullins, Jayson, Turner, Julie, Tew, Kara, Chant, Kerry, Saunders, Kylie, Olsen, Louise, Meyer, Melissa, Ong, Novi, Davis, Rhiannon and Woodward, Sophie. Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen (ed.) 2023. Co-creating Multimodal Texts with Young Children. Online. University of Southern Queensland.

Learning and teaching multiliteracies through co-creating digital texts with children

Woodward, Sophie, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2023. "Learning and teaching multiliteracies through co-creating digital texts with children." Digital Energy Symposium 2023. Queensland, Australia 13 - 13 May 2023 Australia.

The ethics review and the humanities and social sciences: disciplinary distinctions in ethics review processes

Carniel, Jessica, Hickey, Andrew, Southey, Kim, Bromdal, Annette, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Eacersall, Douglas, Farmer, Will, Gehrmann, Richard, Machin, Tanya and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "The ethics review and the humanities and social sciences: disciplinary distinctions in ethics review processes." Research Ethics. 19 (2), pp. 139-156. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470161221147202

How can renewable assignments enhance students’ graduate attributes? Insights from an action research project

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "How can renewable assignments enhance students’ graduate attributes? Insights from an action research project." 39th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2022 Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2022.107

Students’ behavioural engagement with recorded lecture videos: Panopto video analytics

Getenet, Seyum, Singh, Niharika, Tualaulelei, Eseta, Pillay, Yosheen and Worsley, Sue. 2022. "Students’ behavioural engagement with recorded lecture videos: Panopto video analytics." EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference 2022. United States 01 - 03 Nov 2022 United States.

Hearts and Minds: Mental Health Support for Schools

Morris, Ashleigh, Hyslop, Bianca, Mitchell, Angela, Jannusch, Waneka, Cuffe, Bronwyn, Sidoti, Tracey, Fullerton, Suzannah, Jacovou, Suzanna, Rohde, Kim, Pujol, Leticia, Dillon, Kay, Maizon, Katlego, Stringer, Katherine, Nhung, Le Thi Phuong, Wilkinson, Susan, Grossmann, Sabrina, Callaghan, Liam, Shaw, Deborah, Deans, Christina, ..., Brushe, Amy. Pillay, Yosheen and Tualaulelei, Eseta (ed.) 2022. Hearts and Minds: Mental Health Support for Schools. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

The Role of Technologies to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Engagement in an Online Mathematics Education Course

Getenet, Seyum, Worsley, Sue, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "The Role of Technologies to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Engagement in an Online Mathematics Education Course." Fitzallen, Noleine, Murphy, Carol and Hatisaru, Vesife (ed.) 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA44). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Jul 2022 Adelaide, Australia.

Transition approaches for autistic young adults: A case series study

Pillay, Yosheen, Brownlow, Charlotte and March, Sonja. 2022. "Transition approaches for autistic young adults: A case series study." PLoS One. 17 (5), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267942

Publishing in the academy: An arts-based, metaphorical reflection towards self-care

Barton, Georgina, Bromdal, Annette, Burke, Katie, Fanshawe, Melissa, Farwell, Vicki, Larsen, Ellen and Pillay, Yosheen. 2023. "Publishing in the academy: An arts-based, metaphorical reflection towards self-care." The Australian Educational Researcher. 50 (4), pp. 1105-1126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-022-00547-y

Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes

Hickey, Andrew, Davis, Samantha, Farmer, Will, Dawidowicz, Julianna, Moloney, Clint, Lamont-Mills, Andrea, Carniel, Jess, Pillay, Yosheen, Akenson, David, Bromdal, Annette, Gehrmann, Richard, Mills, Dean, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Machin, Tanya, Reich, Suzanne, Southey, Kim, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Watanabe, Taiji, Davenport, Josh, ..., Maxwell, Jacinta. 2021. "Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes." Journal of Academic Ethics. 20, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-021-09430-4

'Just Ask Me': The Importance of Respectful Relationships Within Schools

Brownlow, Charlotte, Lawson, Wenn, Pillay, Yosheen, Mahony, Joanne and Abawi, Ding. 2021. "'Just Ask Me': The Importance of Respectful Relationships Within Schools." Frontiers in Psychology. 12, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.678264

Transition Services for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in Australia

Pillay, Yosheen, Brownlow, Charlotte and March, Sonja. 2021. "Transition Services for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in Australia." Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 56 (1), pp. 101-111.

Autism and inclusive practices: mothers speak out

Pillay, Yosheen, Brownlow, Charlotte, March, Sonja, Pillay Y., Brownlow C. and March S.. 2023. "Autism and inclusive practices: mothers speak out." International Journal of Inclusive Education. 27 (4), pp. 419-434. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2020.1842521

Transition experiences of young adults on the autism spectrum in Australia: a mixed-methods analysis

Pillay, Yosheen. 2018. Transition experiences of young adults on the autism spectrum in Australia: a mixed-methods analysis. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5c05db85d30cf

Predictors of successful employment outcomes for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic literature review

Pillay, Yosheen and Brownlow, Charlotte. 2017. "Predictors of successful employment outcomes for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic literature review." Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 4 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-016-0092-y