Dr Ben Richardson



Honorary Associate Professor


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Off-Campus (Home)


Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Deakin University, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2008
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009


Research interests

Ben's research interests cover two main areas: (i) motivations underlying drug and alcohol use and (ii) statistical methodology.



Teaching interests

Research methods

Personality and individual differences




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Substance use, offending, and participation in alcohol and drug treatment programmes: a comparison of prisoners with and without Intellectual disabilities

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Ms Danielle Newton, Dr Ben Richardson

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 289-294, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, London, Eng., C1


Is alcohol and community sport a good mix? Alcohol management, consumption and social capital in community sports clubs

Dr Bosco Rowland, Luke Wolfenden, Karen Gillham, Melanie Kingsland, Dr Ben Richardson, A/Prof John Wiggers

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 210-215, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng., C1


Do we know how to design effective health coaching interventions: a systematic review of the state of the literature

Dr Briony Hill, Dr Ben Richardson, Prof Helen Skouteris

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 158-168, American journal of health promotion, Troy, Mich., C1


Towards a conceptual framework on the categorization of stereotypical perceptions in accounting

Mr Peter David Richardson, A/Prof Steven Dellaportas, Dr Luckmika Perera, Dr Ben Richardson

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 28-46, Journal of accounting literature, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The inter-relationship between depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms in fathers during the antenatal period

Mr Kim Yiong Wee, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Skye Mcphie, Dr Briony Hill

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 359-373, Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, Oxford, Eng., C1


Does body satisfaction influence self-esteem in adolescents' daily lives? An experience sampling study

A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Ben Richardson, Mrs Kristy Nihill, Miss Brittany Watson, Daniel Solomon

(2015), Vol. 45, pp. 11-19, Journal of adolescence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Factorial invariance of the DASS-21 among adolescents in four countries

Prof David Mellor, Eugenia Vinet, Xiaoyan Xu, Norul Hidayah bt Mamat, Dr Ben Richardson, Francisca Roman

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 138-142, European journal of psychological assessment, Boston, Mass., C1


Use of weekly assessment data to enhance evaluation of a subjective wellbeing intervention

Miss Lucia Colla, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Adrian Tomyn, Dr Ben Richardson, Mr Justin Tomyn

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 517-524, Quality of life research, Berlin, Germany, C1


The hedonic and eudaimonic validity of the orientations to happiness scale

Luke Wayne Henderson, A/Prof Tess Knight, Dr Ben Richardson

(2014), Vol. 115, pp. 1087-1099, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1


The factor structure of the Chinese family assessment instrument adapted for parent report

Prof David Mellor, Xiaoyan Xu, Jessica Wong, Dr Ben Richardson

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 60-66, Assessment, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1


Modifying the risk associated with an impulsive temperament: a prospective study of drug dependence treatment

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Sharon Dawe, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Kate Hall, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1676-1681, Addictive behaviors, Oxford, England, C1


Individual and organisational factors associated with the use of seclusion in disability services

Dr Lynne Webber, Dr Ben Richardson, Frank Lambrick

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 315-322, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Creating high challenge/high support academic environments through constructive alignment: student outcomes

Ms Helen Larkin, Dr Ben Richardson

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 192-204, Teaching in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Fathers’ mental health during the ante and postnatal periods : knowledge, recommendations and interventions

Mr Kim Yiong Wee, Dr Ciaran Pier, Prof Jeannette Milgrom, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Jane Fisher, Prof Helen Skouteris

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 236-247, British journal of midwifery, London, England, C1


Confirmatory factor analyses of the children’s attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts

Jessica Wong, Prof David Mellor, Xiaoyan Xu, Dr Ben Richardson

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 2569-2575, Quality and quantity, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1


Overlooked and underestimated? Problematic alcohol use in clients recovering from drug dependence

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Ben Richardson, Ms Caroline Long, Victoria Carr, G. Alan Marlatt

(2013), Vol. 108, pp. 1188-1193, Addiction, Chichester, England, C1


Students' perceptions on using iPods in accounting education : a mobile-learning experience

Mr Peter David Richardson, A/Prof Steven Dellaportas, Dr Luckmika Perera, Dr Ben Richardson

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 4-26, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, England, C1


Childhood cruelty to animals in China: the relationship with psychological adjustment and family functioning

Jessica Wong, Prof David Mellor, Dr Ben Richardson, Xiaoyan Xu

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 668-675, Child : care, health and development, Chichester, England, C1


An exploration of the well-being benefits of hedonic and eudaimonic behaviour

Luke Wayne Henderson, A/Prof Tess Knight, Dr Ben Richardson

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 322-336, Journal of positive psychology, Chichester, England, C1


Aspects of parenting and family functioning associated with obesity in adolescent refugees and migrants from African backgrounds living in Australia

Prof David Mellor, Dr Andre Renzaho, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Ms Julie Green, Dr Ben Richardson

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 317-324, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Richmond, Vic., C1


The impact of the quality of behaviour support plans on the use of restraint and seclusion in disability services

Dr Lynne Webber, Dr Ben Richardson, Frank Lambrick, Tarryn Fester

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 3-11, International journal of positive behavioural support, Kidderminster, England, C1


Resident well‐being, community connections, and neighbourhood perceptions, pride, and opportunities among disadvantage metropolitan and regional communities : evidence from the neighbourhood renewal project.

Dr Andre Renzaho, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Claudia Strugnell

(2012), Vol. 40, pp. 871-885, Journal of community psychology, London, England, C1


Correlates of ante- and postnatal depression in fathers : a systematic review

Mr Kim Yiong Wee, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Ciaran Pier, Dr Ben Richardson, Prof Jeannette Milgrom

(2011), Vol. 130, pp. 358-377, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1


M-learning in an off-campus environment : using iPods in accounting education

Mr Peter David Richardson, A/Prof Steven Dellaportas, Dr Luckmika Perera, Dr Ben Richardson

(2010), pp. 1-33, AFAANZ 2010 : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Christchurch,New Zealand, E1


The relationship between environmental activism, pro-environmental behaviour and social identity

Joanne Dono, Dr Janine Mcguinness, Dr Ben Richardson

(2010), Vol. 30, pp. 178-186, Journal of environmental psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Learning from a distance : the experience of remote students

Mrs Janet Owens, Dr Lesley Hardcastle, Dr Ben Richardson

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 53-74, Journal of distance education, Ottawa, Ont., C1


Age matters : the effect of job applicant age on hiring decisions

Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Lynne Webber, Dr Kaye Smith, Dr Janine Mcguinness

(2006), pp. 345-349, Proceedings of the 2006 joint conference of the APS and NZPsS : psychology bridging the Tasman : science culture and practice, Melbourne, Vic., E1