Deborah Pino Pasternak


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I trained as a Special Educational Needs teacher in my home country (Chile) and worked for 6 years with children with hearing impairment and their families. Subsequently I moved to the UK, where I pursued graduate studies at the University of Cambridge looking at self-regulated learning in young children and particularly at the influence of family interactive patterns on its development. Since then, I have held research only and research and teaching positions at The University of Cambridge, The Institute of Education in London, and Murdoch University in Western Australia.  In January 2019 I joined the Faculty of Education at University of Canberra as Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education and Communities. In this role I hope to engage with educators and other community members in research that makes a difference to young children and their families.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

Oct 2003Dec 2007

Master, University of Cambridge

Oct 2002Jul 2003

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Murdoch University

1 Jan 2019 → …

Associate Editor, The Australian Educational Researcher

1 Jul 2017 → …

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Research Output 2005 2019

Associations between the home environment, parenting and self-regulation in early childhood

PINO PASTERNAK, D., Valcan, D. & Malpique, A., 2019, The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Whitebread, D., Grau, V., Kumpulainen, K., McClelland, M., Perry, N. & Pino-Pasternak, D. (eds.). 1 ed. London, UK: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 487-501 15 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (Australia)

Pino-pasternak, D., 2019, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 4 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Writing and reading performance in Year 1 Australian classrooms: Associations with handwriting automaticity and writing instruction

Malpique, A., Pino Pasternak, D. & Sofia-Roberto, M., 13 Nov 2019, In : Reading and Writing. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

writing instruction
2 Citations (Scopus)
teacher attitude
15 Citations (Scopus)

Parental Behaviours Predicting Early Childhood Executive Functions: a Meta-Analysis

Valcan, D. S., Davis, H. & Pino-Pasternak, D., 1 Sep 2018, In : Educational Psychology Review. 30, 3, p. 607-649 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function