Peter Merrotsy

Professor, BDiv Edin., BSc NSW, PhD N.Territory

  • The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 52 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Peter Merrotsy is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Previously, he enjoyed eighteen years’ experience as a teacher and head teacher of Mathematics in rural New South Wales, before joining the School
 of Education at the University of New England where his research focused on gifted
 children and youth from backgrounds of so-called disadvantage. In 2013, Peter was appointed to UWA where he continues to conduct research on gifted Aboriginal children, as well as on creativity and problem solving.


  • Creativity
  • Sociology Of Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Education of gifted and talented children
  • Academic acceleration
  • Creative problem solving
  • Hermeneutics

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Research Output 2008 2017

Authoritarian personality

Merrotsy, P., 2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 45-46 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Gagné's differentiated model of giftedness and talent in Australian education

Merrotsy, P., 1 Dec 2017, In : Australasian Journal of Gifted Education. 26, 2, p. 29-42 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gray literature
1 Citation (Scopus)

On the history of heuristic

Merrotsy, P., 2017, In : Journal of Genius and Eminence. 2, 1, p. 58-64 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creative Problem Solving
3 Citations (Scopus)

Pedagogy for creative problem solving

Merrotsy, P., 8 May 2017, US: Routledge. 254 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

teaching strategy
educational practice
2 Citations (Scopus)

Through the Dąbrowski Lens: A Fresh Examination of the Theory of Positive Disintegration

Harper, A., Cornish, L., Smith, S. & Merrotsy, P., 2 Jan 2017, In : Roeper Review. 39, 1, p. 37-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personality Development

Projects 2014 2015