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If you'd like to study a research master's or doctorate at the School of Psychology, we have over 50 supervisors for you to choose from.
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Employee engagement, organisational climate, attitudes to change, employee, team and organisational wellbeing and performance.
Quantitative methods in psychology, Bayesian data analysis, skill acquisition and human performance, individual differences: personality and ability, selection and recruitment.
Internet-based clinical interventions, autism spectrum disorders, panic disorder.
Transcranial stimulation, pain management in chronic illness, authentic assessment techniques, student engagement.
Scholarship of teaching and learning, psychosocial factors associated with health behaviour change, autism research.
Career counselling and assessment, career development, work readiness, employee development and coaching.
Adolescent health, caffeinated energy drinks, nutrition, qualitative research methods.
Happiness, subjective wellbeing, survey methodology, resilience, disability.
Secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, burnout, trans-diagnostic group therapy for depression and anxiety disorders.
Problem gambling, internet and other process addictions, psychological and online interventions, alcohol and substance use problems.
Childhood and adolescent anxiety, childhood and adolescent depression, school refusal, parenting.
Autism spectrum disorder, empathy, cognitive neuroscience, brain stimulation.
State-based assessment of body image and mental health, psychometrics and scale development, malleability of body image, maternal body image.
Addictions, human and preclinical psychopharmacology, insomnia, countermeasures for sleep deprivation, driving, psychologist training.
Treatment of substance use disorders, coexisting borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder, impulsivity and substance use disorders, research translation.
Obesity, weight and weight loss maintenance, cognitive neuroscience and behaviour change, self-regulation, maternal perinatal obesity.
Parental influences of preschool child health (especially dental care and obesity), parenting styles, gender development.
Personality and chronic illness, childhood obesity and personality, education and learning.
Neuro-developmental disorders, Cerebral Palsy, developmental coordination disorder, typical and atypical motor development.
Depression, resilience, violence, goal-setting.
Drug and alcohol use, addictive behaviours, neurobiological models of personality, cue-reactivity, attentional bias and substance use.
Determinants of body image in adolescents and adults, carers of eating disorders, eating disorders, clinical psychology, professional and ethical issues in psychologists.
Child sexual abuse, adult sexual abuse, judicial and jury decision making, sexting, family violence.
Mental health and wellbeing in ageing, intergenerational connectedness and social inclusion, adolescent depression, body image and sense of self after illness.
Adherence to dietary guidelines, theories of health behaviour change, self-regulation
Intervention design and evaluation.
Human sexuality, violence, alcohol and sexual assault.
Developmental language and learning problems, specific language impairment, memory and language development, developmental neuropsychology.
Autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, promoting health in people with disabilities.
Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, challenging behaviour, positive behaviour support, restrictive intervention minimisation forensic disability, quality of life and relationships for people with disability, professional ethics and organisational development in human services.
Psychopathology and aging, body dissatisfaction, cross cultural psychology, child and adolescent mental health.
Obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive models of psychopathology.
Mental health, body image, occupational sedentary behaviour, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), cross-cultural influences.
Child and adolescent mental health, lifecourse epidemiology, psychiatric genetics/ epigenetics, transgenerational prevention.
Investigative interviewing, medical communication, sexual assault reform, child witness testimony.
Body image and eating problems in children and adolescents, body image and eating problems in males, healthy eating and physical activity, psychosocial risk factors and cancer, health psychology.
Risky drinking in young adults and associated consequences, studying state based aspects of problem behaviour (using an experience sampling methodology), using smartphone apps and risk modelling as a means of early intervention for problem behaviour.
Specific Autism Asperger's disorder, Attention deficity hyperactivity disorder, broad developmental psychopathology neurodevelopmental disorders.
Public health, health promotion, prevention, alcohol, adolescents.
Intimate partner violence, migrant/refugee wellbeing, divided attention encoding and retrieval processes.
Eyewitness testimony, investigative interviewing, false memories, autobiographical memory.
Parental mental illness, human sexuality, simulation in mental health education, stress and burnout in professionals.
Perinatal maternal obesity, childhood obesity, maternal body image, perinatal mental health and wellbeing.
Psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes, impact of diabetes on mental health and emotional wellbeing, evere hypoglycaemia – prevention and drivers, diabetes self-management education and support – development and evaluation, diabetes novel treatments and technologies – optimal use, impact on patient-reported outcomes.
Autism, sexuality and autism, female profile of autism, social function and autism, pediatric injury prevention, autism and injury, autism and quality of life, quality of life, sleep and circadian rhythms.
Organisational psychology, psychological assessment and development, enhancing and evaluating student placements and work readiness, employee engagement.
Teaching and learning contexts, role of technologies in learning, implementation of policies in practice, ethical relationships, academic integrity.
Eyewitness testimony, juror decision making, suggestibility of child witnesses, detection of deception.
Prevention science – integrating longitudinal, evluation and policy research, preventing alcohol and drug use problems, preventing violence and depression, promoting positive development, research dissemination and policy translation.
Alcohol and other drugs, trauma, violent offenders, family violence, personality disorders.
Kathryn Von Treuer
Teams and workplace cohesion, workplace performance, workplace health and wellbeing, student retention and aspiration, competency assessment.
Subjective wellbeing, happiness studies, trauma transmission, scale construction and design.
Social psychology of alcohol and other drug use, work-related alcohol and other drug use, group processes and intergroup relations in the workplace.