The power is in the research

Skodel works with leading researchers, psychologists and educators across the globe to develop real and relevant approaches to proactive wellbeing management for schools

A truly world class research team

Building reliable and user friendly approaches to manage wellbeing doesn't happen overnight. In line with our mission to give every student a voice that is heard and acted on, our research has a strong focus on student engagement and deployment within the school environment. We have rigorously tested, iterated and developed Skodel Check-In over a number of years to make it simple for end users and sophisticated for senior leaders. Through our research advisory panel and network of diverse schools, we are committed to ongoing Research and Development in order to continually evolve Skodel Check-In.

Andrew Fuller

Psychologist

Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
Andrew has worked with over 3,000 schools in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK and with more than 500,000 young people on core elements of resilience - connect, protect and respect (CPR) and building The Resilient Mindset, which he define as "the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life to rise above adversity and obstacles”. Having worked with people who were at their last hopes, Andrew has always been inspired in his mission to help people create futures they can fall in love with.
Andrew Fuller is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and has been a scientific consultant for the ABC and a regular presenter on Radio National. He has established programs for neuroscience and education and the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, and the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention programs and for assisting homeless young people.
He is an ambassador for Adolescent Success, the Lion’s Club Alcohol and Drug Awareness Foundation and previously, Mind Matters. He has also been a principal consultant to the Dept. Education Bully Stoppers initiative and the national drug prevention strategy REDI.
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Professor Jane Burns

Psychologist

Professor at USYD. Fellow at the University of California and San Francisco. Led the youth and public health agenda for beyondblue.
Jane Burns is Professor of Innovation and Industry at the University of Sydney. In 2010 she raised $35 million as the founder and CEO of Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, an organisation that over its five years drove industry focused research and development to explore the role of new and emerging technology in improving wellbeing.
Professor Burns was a winner in the category of Social Enterprise and Not-for-profit for 2015’s Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence, and was a Victorian Finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Women's Awards.
Professor Burns is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She provides strategic advice to the government, university and social enterprise sector and is a member of 10 advisory boards and government working groups, including the Vision for Australia Advisory Council, the Department of Communications Online Safety Working Group and the Department of Veterans' Affairs Clinical Reference Group.
Previous Directorships include the Cooperative Research Centres Association, the Bounceback and Thomas Kelly Foundations.
Professor Burns was Deputy Executive Officer and led the youth and public health agenda for beyondblue in its initial start up, was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and was Director of International Partnerships at Inspire Foundation driving growth in the US.
Professor Burns held a VicHealth fellowship from 2006-2013, an NHMRC fellowship from 1997-2000 and an NHMRC scholarship from 1994-1996. She has a PhD in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine (Public Health and Epidemiology) University of Adelaide.
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The Skodel Check-In Model

Designed to identify where students sit across a range of key well being domains. Built to be customisable and flexible to allow for breakthroughs in the fields of wellbeing and technology.

Collect

Loveable and research backed check-in model that continuously listens and adjusts to engage students in their wellbeing

Understand

Learn where students sit across a range of wellbeing domains, including resilience, sense of self, meaning and purpose

Support

Provide tailored and scientifically validated support to individual students, classroom teachers and senior leaders

Track

Monitor and measure the effectiveness of support to work toward positive wellbeing

Purpose Built for Education

Deceptively Powerful

Skodel Check-In is user friendly, but data rich. Schools operate in a unique and fast paced environment where the need for simplicity is fundamental to successfully fitting in. Simplicity is often achieved at the expense of detailed insights that support senior leaders in making policy decisions. Our research was focused on establishing an approach that would meet the competing needs of different educational stakeholders. Skodel Check-In is engaging for students, simple for teachers and powerful for senior leaders.

Relevant, Reliable & Real

The realities of the classroom are often overlooked in the development and implementation of educational products. As a result, concepts that are great in theory frequently result in frustration. The only way to avoid this frustration is through extensive input and testing from teachers, students and senior leaders. Skodel has worked and continues to work closely with schools and educators from around the globe to ensure Skodel Check-In isn’t just reliable, but also a great fit within the distinctive elements of a school.
20+
years of research
50+
literature reviewed
90+
wellbeing domains

Data science models that work

Skodel empowers education communities with the ability to get to know every child on a deeper level without disrupting your current processes. Our data models alert you of important changes in child wellbeing and uncover the key driving factors of positive and negative emotional states at the individual and collective level.

Ecological momentary assessment

You can’t establish an effective system for early intervention without a free flowing stream of accurate real time data. EMA is built to achieve that.

Maximise data validity

Reduce recall bias that exists in questionnaire studies by collecting information on children ongoingly in a natural setting.

Maximise data validity

Reduce recall bias that exists in questionnaire studies by collecting information on children ongoingly in a natural setting.

Deeply Understand Children

Understand children under different contexts, exploring their emotional responses to bad grades, sporting disappointments or highly stressful situations.

Monitor vs measure

Don’t just measure wellbeing retrospectively once a year, monitor it on an ongoing basis so you can identify and act upon issues as they arise.

Interactive feedback in real time

Get timely, intuitive and rich wellbeing data to help identify issues before they become problems.

Evolving Research

Through our advisory board, we have strong connections to the world's leading research organisations

Which ensures we stay up to date and implement the latest findings in wellbeing.

See Skodel Check-In in Action