Staff profile

Mr Andrew McClelland

Position: Lecturer
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus


Teaching Interests

Unit Chair:

  • HPY703 Coaching and Counselling Individuals
  • HPY704 Coaching and Counselling Groups.

Teaching various postgraduate units.

Conferences and seminars

2008: Heart and Mind Psychogenic Heart Disease Conference, Prato, Italy:

  1. 'Repeated rumination on a stressor generates cumulative heart rate reactivity'
  2. 'Psychological and cardiovascular effects of assertive and passive responding to provocation combined with rumination or distraction'

2007: 19th World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine. 'Psychological and cardiovascular effects of repeated rumination and distraction from rumination.'


Awards and prizes

2007. Best poster prize: 19th International Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine;

2004-2007 APA Scholarship and Flinders University Research Scholarship;

Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (1st class Honors), Flinders University;


Research interests

Andrew currently focuses on a number of areas of research:

  • The influence of self-administered visuospatial suppression tools on food and cigarette cravings;
  • Ostracism and rumination;
  • Responses (assertiveness, aggression, passivity, angry rumination, resentment) to interpersonal stressors and the effect on emotions, cognitions and the cardiovascular system.
  • Coaching, counselling, and personal growth domains.

He also has considerable interest in, and expertise with, writing and facilitating group interventions in areas such as depression, anxiety, social support, and chronic headaches.

Research page

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