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Andrew McClelland is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology. He teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate level and supervises 4th year Honors and Graduate Diploma students. He is currently completing his PhD (thesis by publication) in the School of Psychological Medicine at Monash University.
Unit Chair: HPY210: Coaching Individuals for Behaviour Change; HPY310: Coaching and Facilitating Groups for Behaviour Change.
Teaching, other units: Counselling (4th years) and various undergraduate and post-graduate units.
Andrew currently focuses on a number of areas of research:
• The influence of visuospatial suppression on substance cravings (food and alcohol);
• Ostracism and rumination;
• Responses (assertiveness, aggression, passivity, angry rumination, resentment) to interpersonal stressors and the effect on emotions, cognitions and the cardiovascular system.
Through his work in developing coaching and counselling for behaviour change units, Andrew also has some expertise in these areas but is currently not involved in research in this domain.
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;
Andrew is actively involved in the Transition Towns movement which seeks to strengthen local communities and prepare for changes likely in lieu of peak oil and climate change imperatives. He is a regular guest speaker at community functions and has presented to Councils and was a key speaker at the Swinburne University and Tafe staff development day (2009).
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."