Suzannah WillisPsychologist, Educational and Developmental Psych Registrar
Presenting in Melbourne
Presentation: School Belonging and School Costs for Families in Specialist Homelessness Services
This presentation will cover the results of a study aimed to understand school belonging for families in specialist homelessness services and the impact of school cost affordability. There was also an aim to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria impacted these families and their experiences of school during that time.
Suzannah Willis is a Psychologist, Educational and Developmental Registrar, and a current PhD candidate at Swinburne University of Technology. Suzannah works in regional Victoria (Warragul) in a large independent school. Suzannah has particular interest in girls on the spectrum and tic disorders. Suzannah’s research is centred around understanding school belonging for families in specialist homelessness services. Specifically, exploring how school costs, associated with government-funded schools, impact belonging for these families. Suzannah is passionate about understanding the role that Psychologists can play in supporting families in specialist homelessness services.