Dr Anna Klas





Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 68208


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Addressing climate change with behavioral science: A global intervention tournament in 63 countries

M Vlasceanu, K Doell, J Bak-Coleman, B Todorova, M Berkebile-Weinberg, S Grayson, Y Patel, D Goldwert, Y Pei, A Chakroff, E Pronizius, K van den Broek, D Vlasceanu, S Constantino, M Morais, P Schumann, S Rathje, K Fang, S Aglioti, M Alfano, A Alvarado-Yepez, A Andersen, F Anseel, M Apps, C Asadli, F Awuor, F Azevedo, P Basaglia, J Bélanger, S Berger, P Bertin, M Białek, O Bialobrzeska, M Blaya-Burgo, D Bleize, S Bø, L Boecker, P Boggio, S Borau, B Bos, A Bouguettaya, M Brauer, C Brick, T Brik, R Briker, T Brosch, O Buchel, D Buonauro, R Butalia, H Carvacho, S Chamberlain, H Chan, D Chow, D Chung, L Cian, N Cohen-Eick, L Contreras-Huerta, D Contu, V Cristea, J Cutler, S D'Ottone, J De Keersmaecker, S Delcourt, S Delouvée, K Diel, B Douglas, M Drupp, S Dubey, J Ekmanis, C Elbaek, M Elsherif, I Engelhard, Y Escher, T Etienne, L Farage, A Farias, S Feuerriegel, A Findor, L Freira, M Friese, N Gains, A Gallyamova, S Geiger, O Genschow, B Gjoneska, T Gkinopoulos, B Goldberg, A Goldenberg, S Gradidge, S Grassini, K Gray, S Grelle, S Griffin, L Grigoryan, A Grigoryan, D Grigoryev, J Gruber, J Guilaran, B Hadar, U Hahnel

(2024), Vol. 10, pp. eadj5778-, Science advances, United States, C1

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Weaving Wayapa and cognitive behaviour therapy: applying research topic yarning to explore a cultural interface between Western and Indigenous psychology practice in Australia

M O’Shea, A Klas, T Hardy, J Stone, T Frangos, T Jacobs, F Mitchell, J Charles, S Jones, J Thomas, K Ryan

(2024), pp. 1-17, Australian Psychologist, London, Eng., C1

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When "good guys" do bad things: Evaluations of sexual harassment allegations against male allies

M Lizzio-Wilson, A Klas, E Clarke

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 1-22, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, London, Eng., C1

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Dating in the dark: A qualitative examination of dating experiences in Dark Tetrad personalities

Richelle Mayshak, Dominika Howard, Michelle Benstead, Anna Klas, David Skvarc, Travis Harries, Brittany Patafio, Abby Sleep, Ross King, Shannon Hyder

(2023), Vol. 143, pp. 107680-107680, Computers in Human Behavior, C1

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It's gone, it's back: A prospective study on the COVID-19 pandemic-related shortages and mental health of Australian families

Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Mark Stokes, Subhadra Evans, Anna Klas, Julian Fernando, Lisa Olive, Jeromy Anglim, Adrian Esterman, Elizabeth Westrupp

(2023), pp. 1-13, Psychology, Health & Medicine, London, Eng., C1

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Increasing intention to reduce fossil fuel use: a protection motivation theory-based experimental study

E Kothe, M Ling, B Mullan, J Rhee, A Klas

(2023), Vol. 176, pp. 1-20, Climatic Change, Berlin, Germany, C1

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The Role of Late-Night Infotainment Comedy in Communicating Climate Change Consensus

Edward Clarke, Anna Klas, Joshua Stevenson, E Kothe

(2022), pp. 1-7, Environmental Communication, London, Eng., C1

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Investigating how economic and national identity loss messages impact climate change policy support

A Klas, E Clarke, K Fielding, M Mackay, S Lohmann, M Ling

(2022), Vol. 175, Climatic Change, C1

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Partisan Bias in Responses to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Male PoliticiansPartisan Bias in Responses to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Male Politicians

Edward Clarke, Anna Klas, Morgana Lizzio-Wilson, Emily Kothe

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 706-722, Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Trier, Germany, C1

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Inner Speech Moderates the Relationship Between Autism Spectrum Traits and Emotion Regulation

N Albein-Urios, G Youssef, A Klas, P Enticott

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 3322-3330, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, United States, C1

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The role of ideological attitudes in responses to COVID-19 threat and government restrictions in Australia

E Clarke, A Klas, E Dyos

(2021), Vol. 175, pp. 1-6, Personality and individual differences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The effects of a temporal framing manipulation on environmentalism: a replication and extension

Samantha Stanley, Anna Klas, Edward Clarke, Iain Walker

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 1-34, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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How to define "Vegan": An exploratory study of definition preferences among omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans

M North, E Kothe, A Klas, M Ling

(2021), Vol. 93, Food Quality and Preference, C1

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A qualitative examination of the motivations behind vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore diets in an Australian population.

M North, A Klas, M Ling, E Kothe

(2021), Vol. 167, Appetite, England, C1

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"Poison" or "protection"? A mixed methods exploration of Australian parents' COVID-19 vaccination intentions

S Evans, A Klas, A Mikocka-Walus, B German, G Rogers, M Ling, J Fernando, E Kothe, E Westrupp

(2021), Vol. 150, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, England, C1

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The role of psychological variables in developing effective climate change message frames

Anna Klas, Edward Clarke

(2020), pp. 95-105, Research handbook on communicating climate change, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Architectural, indoor environmental, personal and cultural influences on students' selection of a preferred place to study

Astrid Roetzel, M DeKay, A Nakai Kidd, A Klas, A-M Sadick, V Whittem, L Zinkiewicz

(2020), Vol. 63, pp. 275-291, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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A network analysis comparison of central determinants of body dissatisfaction among pregnant and non-pregnant women

M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, J Broadbent, B Richardson, B Watson, A Klas, H Skouteris

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 111-120, Body image, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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From "It Has Stopped Our Lives" to "Spending More Time Together Has Strengthened Bonds": The Varied Experiences of Australian Families During COVID-19

S Evans, A Mikocka-Walus, A Klas, L Olive, E Sciberras, G Karantzas, E Westrupp

(2020), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

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'Not all environmentalists are like that ... ': unpacking the negative and positive beliefs and perceptions of environmentalists

A Klas, L Zinkiewicz, J Zhou, E Clarke

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 879-893, Environmental communication, London, Eng., C1

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Systematic review of organisation-wide, trauma-informed care models in out-of-home care (OoHC) settings

Cate Bailey, Anna Klas, Rachael Cox, Heidi Bergmeier, Julie Avery, Helen Skouteris

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. e10-e22, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Perfectionism as a social identity in eating disorders: a qualitative investigation of identity navigation

A Bouguettaya, Anna Klas, Richard Moulding, Ross King, Tess Knight

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 347-357, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Mitigation system threat partially mediates the effects of right-wing ideologies on climate change beliefs

E Clarke, M Ling, E Kothe, A Klas, B Richardson

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 349-360, Journal of applied social psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Protection motivation theory and pro-environmental behaviour: a systematic mapping review

E Kothe, M Ling, M North, A Klas, B Mullan, L Novoradovskaya

(2019), Vol. 71, pp. 411-432, Australian journal of psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Student midwives' intention to deliver weight management interventions: A theory of planned behaviour & self-determination theory approach

E Kothe, M Lamb, L Bruce, S McPhie, A Klas, B Hill, H Skouteris

(2018), Vol. 71, pp. 10-16, Nurse Education Today, Scotland, C1

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An integral sustainable design approach to human inhabitation of architectural spaces: theory and project design

Mark DeKay, A Roetzel, Akari Nakai Kidd, Lucy Zinkiewicz, Anna Klas

(2018), pp. 1-25, IEC 2018 : Allies of evolution : Proceedings of the 3rd Integral European Conference, Siófok, Hungary, E1


The crucial role of private domestic gardens in achieving sustainable cities: a model linking the person, Maslow's hierarchy and millennium ecosystem assessment to sustainably meeting ecological and human needs

R Wissing, D Jones, A Klas

(2018), pp. 1-21, 2017 SOAC : 8th State of Australian Cities National Conference, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1


Unsolicited Sexting and Help-Seeking Behaviours among Australian Adults: A Mixed-Methods Study

Dominika Howard, Sonia Ryter, Yunhao Hu, Elizabeth Clancy, Bianca Klettke, Anna Klas

(), Vol. 13, pp. 289-289, Social Sciences, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Randomized E-hypnotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Trial (REST)

A/Prof Subhadra Evans, Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Dr Nikki McCaffrey, Prof Adrian Esterman, Prof Jane Andrews, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Simon Knowles, Ms Katherine Stanley, Dr Anna Klas

MRFF (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Activity Grant

  • 2024: $248,199
  • 2023: $698,573

Building resilience in at-risk rural communities through improving Media Communication on Climate Change Policies

A/Prof Xiao Liu, Dr Hilya Mudrika Arini, Dr Ming Liu, Dr Fitri Trapsilawati, A/Prof Chathu Ranaweera, A/Prof Kevin Lee, A/Prof Hassan Vally, Dr Anna Klas, Dr Adam Cardilini, Dr Yun Mulyani, Dr Arif Nurwidyantoro, Dr Yunita Sari, Prof Catherine Bennett, Dr Justin Lawson, Dr Gabi Mocatta

KONEKSI Australia-Indonesia Research Collaboration Grants

  • 2024: $35,700
  • 2023: $175,000

Industry and Other Funding

Randomized E-hypnotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Trial (REST)

A/Prof Subhadra Evans, Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Dr Nikki McCaffrey, Prof Adrian Esterman, Prof Jane Andrews, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Simon Knowles, Ms Katherine Stanley, Dr Anna Klas

Western Alliance

  • 2023: $20,000

Connections between Local Issues and Wellbeing.

Dr Anna Klas, Dr Julian Fernando

Werribee River Association Inc

  • 2023: $10,000


Principal Supervisor

Madelon North

Thesis entitled: Using the Prototype Willingness Model to Understand Intention to Reduce Animal Product Consumption.

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor

Ross James Wissing


Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment