Dr Subhadra Evans

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr Evans is a researcher and lecturer in Developmental Psychology, with specialist training from the National Institutes of Health on conducting research in mind-body interventions. Dr Evans leads research into yoga and mindfulness for chronic health conditions characterized by pain and stress. She completed her PhD at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and her post-doctoral work at Brunel University in West London, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Teaching interests

Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology

Dr Evans supervises PhD and DPsych (Clinical) students as well as Honours and 4th year Graduate Diploma students.

Units taught

Dr Evans is Team Leader and Unit Chair for Child & Adolescent Development (HPS 202/772); she also teaches into Health Psychology

Subhadra recently published a textbook on Developmental Psychology:

Keenan, T., Evans, S., & Crowley, K (2016). An Introduction to Child Development. London; Sage.

Knowledge areas

1. Mind-body interventions, including mindfulness, yoga and hypnosis

2. Biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain

3. Family relationships in the context of chronic pain

4. Parenting under stress

Publications

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2018

Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD

S Evans, M Ling, B Hill, N Rinehart, D Austin, E Sciberras

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 9-27, European child and adolescent psychiatry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Parental bonding in adolescents with and without chronic pain

S Evans, C Moloney, L Seidman, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 276-284, Journal of pediatric psychology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome: perspectives on pain and adolescent social functioning

E Donovan, S Martin, K Lung, S Evans, L Seidman, T Cousineau, E Cook, L Zeltzer

(2018), pp. 1-10, Pain medicine, Oxford, Eng., C1

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2017

Clinical case report: yoga for fatigue in five young adult survivors of childhood cancer

S Evans, L Seidman, B Sternlieb, J Casillas, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 96-101, Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal

Sleep quality, affect, pain and disability in children with chronic pain: is affect a mediator or moderator?

S Evans, V Djilas, L Seidman, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1087-1095, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The effect of hypnosis on pain and peripheral blood flow in sickle-cell disease: a pilot study

R Bhatt, S Martin, S Evans, K Lung, T Coates, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1635-1644, Journal of Pain Research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

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2016

Maternal anxiety and children's laboratory pain: the mediating role of solicitousness

S Evans, L Payne, L Seidman, K Lung, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2014

Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with irritable bowel syndrome

S Evans, K Lung, L Seidman, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2014), Vol. 59, pp. 244-253, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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2013

Conditioned pain modulation in children and adolescents: effects of sex and age

J Tsao, L Seidman, S Evans, K Lung, L Zeltzer, B Naliboff

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 558-567, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Sex differences in the relationship between maternal fear of pain and children's conditioned pain modulation

S Evans, L Seidman, K Lung, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 231-238, Journal of pain research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1-1

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Impact of iyengar yoga on quality of life in young women with rheumatoid arthritis

S Evans, M Moieni, K Lung, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, M Taylor, L Zeltzer

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 988-997, Clinical journal of pain, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Heart rate variability as a biomarker for autonomic nervous system response differences between children with chronic pain and healthy control children

S Evans, L Seidman, J Tsao, K Lung, L Zeltzer, B Naliboff

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 449-457, Journal of pain research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1-1

journal

Iyengar yoga and the use of props for pediatric chronic pain: a case study

S Evans, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 66-70, Alternative therapies in health and medicine, Eagan, Minn., C1-1

journal
2012

Yoga for youth in pain: the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program model

S Evans, M Moieni, B Sternlieb, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 262-271, Holistic nursing practice, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal

Experimental pain responses in children with chronic pain and in healthy children: how do they differ?

J Tsao, S Evans, L Seidman, L Zeltzer

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 103-109, Pain research & management, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal
2011

Relationship between resting blood pressure and laboratory-induced pain among healthy children

K Haas, Q Lu, S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 388-398, Gender medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

A randomized controlled trial examining Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a study protocol

S Evans, L Cousins, J Tsao, S Subramanian, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

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"Now I see a brighter day": expectations and perceived benefits of an Iyengar yoga intervention for young patients with rheumatoid arthritis

S Evans, M Moieni, S Subramanian, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 1-6, Journal of yoga and physical therapy, Los Angeles, Calif., C1-1

journal

Healthcare utilization for pain in children and adolescents: a prospective study of laboratory and non-laboratory predictors of care-seeking

J Tsao, S Evans, L Seidman, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 287-292, International journal of adolescent medicine and health, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Protocol for a randomized controlled study of Iyengar yoga for youth with irritable bowel syndrome

S Evans, L Cousins, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2010

Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot study

S Evans, M Moieni, R Taub, S Subramanian, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 904-913, Journal of pain and symptom management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Associations between parent and child pain and functioning in a pediatric chronic pain sample: a mixed methods approach

S Evans, M Meldrum, J Cl Tsao, R Fraynt, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 1-21, International journal on disability and human development, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Sociodemographic factors in a pediatric chronic pain clinic: the roles of age, sex and minority status in pain and health characteristics

S Evans, R Taub, J Tsao, M Meldrum, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 273-281, Journal of pain management, Hauppage, N.Y., C1-1

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2009

Anxiety sensitivity and catastrophizing: associations with pain and somatization in non-clinical children

J Tsao, L Allen, S Evans, Q Lu, C Myers, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 1085-1094, Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Using the biopsychosocial model to understand the health benefits of yoga

S Evans, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 1-22, Journal of complementary and integrative medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Sex differences in the relationship between maternal negative life events and children's laboratory pain responsivity

S Evans, J Tsao, Q Lu, S Kim, N Turk, C Myers, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 279-288, Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Sex differences in anxiety sensitivity among children with chronic pain and non-clinical children

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 151-161, Journal of pain management, Hauppage, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Iyengar yoga for pediatric chronic pain

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 12-16, Pediatric pain letter, [Saskatoon, Canada], C1-1

journal
2008

Dealing with chronic pain: giving voice to the experiences of mothers with chronic pain and their children

S Evans, L de Souza

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 489-500, Qualitative health research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Complementary and alternative approaches for chronic pain

S Evans, L Zeltzer

(2008), pp. 153-160, Pain in children a practical guide for primary care, Totowa, N.J., B1-1

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A review of CAM for procedural pain in infancy: part I. Sucrose and non-nutritive sucking

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, T Altman, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 371-381, Evidence based complementary and alternative medicine, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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A review of CAM for procedural pain in infancy: part II. Other interventions.

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, T Altman, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 399-407, Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Yoga as treatment for chronic pain conditions: a literature review

S Evans, S Subramanian, B Sternlieb

(2008), Vol. 7, pp. 25-32, International journal on disability and human development, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Parent-child pain relationships from a psychosocial perspective: a review of the literature

S Evans, J Tsao, Q Lu, C Myers, J Suresh, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 237-246, Journal of pain management, Hauppauge, N.Y., C1-1

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Complementary and alternative medicine for acute procedural pain in children

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 52-56, Alternative therapies in health and medicine, Eagan, Minn., C1-1

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Relationship of child perceptions of maternal pain to children's laboratory and non-laboratory pain

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 211-218, Pain research and management, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Paediatric pain management: using complementary and alternative medicine

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 2, pp. 14-20, Reviews in pain, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

The role of coping and race in healthy children's experimental pain responses

S Evans, Q Lu, J Tsao, L Zelter

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 151-162, Journal of pain management, Hauppauge, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Efficacy of acupuncture for health conditions in children: a review

J Libonate, S Evans, J Tsao

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 670-682, Scientific world journal, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

journal
2007

Psychosocial adjustment and physical health of children living with maternal chronic pain

S Evans, T Keenan, E Shipton

(2007), Vol. 43, pp. 262-270, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Older adults' use of, and satisfaction with, electric powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs

S Evans, A Frank, C Neophytou, L de Souza

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 431-435, Age and ageing, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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Young people's experiences using electric powered indoor - outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs): potential for enhancing users' development?

S Evans, C Neophytou, L de Souza, A Frank

(2007), Vol. 29, pp. 1281-1294, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Parents with chronic pain: are children equally affected by fathers as mothers in pain? A pilot study

S Evans, T Keenan

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 143-157, Journal of child health care, London, Eng., C1-1

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2006

The relationship between maternal chronic pain and child adjustment: the role of parenting as a mediator

S Evans, E Shipton, T Keenan

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 236-243, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2005

Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls

S Evans, E Shipton, T Keenan

(2005), Vol. 9, pp. 683-690, European journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

The Personal Benefits of Handwriting

Dr Subhadra Evans, Prof Helen Skouteris

  • 2016: $50,000

Improving physical and mental health and wellbeing

Dr Subhadra Evans, Dr Melissa O'Shea

  • 2018: $63,000
  • 2017: $50,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report