Simone Volet is Professor of Educational Psychology at Murdoch University, Australia. Her research, grounded in socio-cognitive, sociocultural and situative perspectives on learning, focuses on: the integration of cognitive, metacognitive, motivational and social aspects of learning at university and other adult learning settings; effective collaborative learning in student-led group activities at university; social dynamics of group work; learning and teaching in culturally diverse contexts; social cohesion on multicultural campuses; and the internationalisation of higher education curricula.
Professor Volet has published numerous book chapters and articles in international and national peer-refereed journals and co-edited a book in the EARLI Series Advances in Learning and Instruction, Motivation in Learning contexts: Theoretical advances and methodological implications (Elsevier, 2001). She currently serves as a member of several international editorial Boards as well as several international and national scientific research advisory Boards. She is also past president of the Educational, Instructional and School Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). She was the first author of the journal article that received the inaugural "Outstanding Publication Award" of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.