Staff profile - David Austin
Aprof David Austin
|Position:||Associate Professor |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Psychology|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92517227 +61 3 92517227|
- Graduate Diploma of Applied Science, University of Ballarat, 1999
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Monash University, 1992
- Doctor of Psychology, Monash University, 2006
- Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, Deakin University, 1998
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
The use of information and communication technologies in psychological service delivery
Conferences and seminars
Nguyen D., Klein, B., Meyer, D., & Austin, D. (2012). The Validity and User Experience of an Online Clinical Diagnostic Assessment System. Medicine 2.0, Boston, USA.
Lauder, L Berk, M., Castle, D., Dodd, S., Chester, A, Gilbert, M., Piterman, L., Klein, B., Austin, D, Murray G., White, C., Chamberlain, L., & Berk, L (2011). www.moodswings : Results and reflections of an online intervention for bipolar disorder. ISRII International Conference, Sydney
Austin, D. W. (2010). Cyberethics for cyberpsychology: Emerging issues from anxietyonline.org.au. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.
Austin, D. W., & Abbbott, J. (2010). How frequency and form of therapist support impacts on the effectiveness, user experience and accessibility of online mental health interventions. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.
Austin, D. W. (2009). The Biology of Autism: Redefining the Condition, its Assessment and Treatment, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. Canberra, Australia.
Awards and prizes
Vice-Chancellors Award for Community Engagement (2010): Whiz Kid Games (www.whizkidgames.com)
Premiers Design Award (2010): WhizKid Games
Premiers Recognition Mark (2010): WhizKid Games
2010 Melbourne Advertising & Design Club, Best Online Game: WhizKid Games
2010 Web Marketing Association Award, Education Standard of Excellence: WhizKid Games
2010 Web Marketing Association Award, Health Care Standard of Excellence: WhizKid Games
eTherapy: The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to advance and support psychological service delivery is a massive growth area. As the ICT becomes more prevalent, accessible and capable, there emerge wonderful opportunities to improve patient care and outcomes. Best practice psychological service delivery of the very near future will integrate internet-based models of delivering psychoeducation, assessment and referral, treatment, management, monitoring, relapse prevention, and health maintenance/promotion/prevention.
The biology of Autism: Our understanding of Autism from cognitive and behavioural perspectives has advanced significantly in recent decades, however, the understanding of what the biological mechanisms are that characterise and, indeed, cause the condition (and consequently what biological treatments might prove to be effective) are very poorly understood.