Erica Frydenberg is an education clinical and organisation phycologist who has practiced in the Australian Educational setting before joining the staff of the University of Melbourne in 1990. She is a Principal Fellow and Associate Professor in psychology in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological instruments to measure coping in children, adolescents and adults, and authored and co-authored 15 books on topics ranging from early years through to adolescence and parenting.
She has received numerous Australian Research Council and philanthropic grants, been engaged as a consultant with organisations such as National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Department of Education, Catholic Education Authority and Curriculum Authority. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group Stress and Doping in Education, the University of Melbourne Medal for Research Excellence Faculty of Education Award and the University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Award.
Erica is currently Vice President of Oz Child a not for profit organisation that assists vulnerable children to achieve their potential – she serves on the Veteran Children’s Education Board. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.