Dr Trudy Pocock

Trudy Pocock

Head of Social Practice

Contact info

Phone
+647 834 8800 extension 3445
Location

About

Awards

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2006
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (ABA), University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2006
  • Masters of Social Science (Psychology), 1st Class Honours, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2000
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 1991
  • Diploma of Teaching, Hamilton Teachers College, New Zealand, 1991
  • Registered psychologist
  • Currently studying towards the Master of Innovation (Wintec)

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Inclusive education and student engagement
  • Evidenced-based interventions in education, health and social services
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Foster care and child protection
  • Youth offending
  • Family violence
  • Youth development
  • Incredible Years parent and teacher training
  • ACT 
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Wraparound approaches

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

Research activity

My current research focus is on educational pathways for young people in care with mental health or behavioural difficulties.

Select publications

  • Pocock T.L., Foster, T.M., & McEwan, J.S. (2010). Precision Teaching and Fluency: The effects of charting and goal-setting on skaters’ performance. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine. 1(2), 93-118.
  • Pocock, T.L., Ackerman G., & Reid, P. (2007). Using a behavioural consultation method to address difficulties in a high school setting. Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention. Sydney Australia, August.
  • Pocock, T.L., Foster, T.M., & McEwan, J (2005). Rate-building, goal setting, and roller skaters. Association for Behavior Analysis Convention. Chicago USA, May.
  • Pocock, T.L., Foster, T.M., McEwan, J (2003). Fluency, counting and soccer. Association for Behavior Analysis Convention. San Francisco USA, May.
  • Pocock, T.L., Foster, T.M., McEwan, J, & Temple, W (2002). Fluency and rollerskating. Association for Behavior Analysis Convention. Toronto Canada, May.
  • Pocock, T.L., Foster, T.M., McEwan, J, & Temple, W (2001). Fluency and precision teaching. 11th New Zealand Behaviour Analysis Symposium. Wellington, August.
  • Pocock, T.L., Foster, T.M., & Sumpter, C. (2000). Examining the social preferences of hens. The 2000 New Zealand Behaviour Analysis Symposium. Hamilton, August.

What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

What do you love about your area?

Tell us about your experience in the industry

Education had played a large part in my life starting when I initially trained as a primary teacher, and I have taught at primary, secondary and tertiary level. I have been privileged in the different roles that I have held in the Ministry of Education (Special Education/Learning Support, Northern Health School), and the NGO to gain extensive practical experience and knowledge in working with children and adolescents from a range of cultural groups with complex behavioural, learning, and/or mental health needs. This has included working with multi-disciplinary teams and collaboratively with multiple social services, and health agencies through the Ministry of Education Intensive Wraparound Service.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?