Dr Bianca Klettke

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Memphis, 2004

Contact

Biography

Dr Bianca Klettke is a researcher and leading academic in the field of cyberpsychology, particularly technology-facilitated sexual violence. Dr Klettke's recent research has focused on how to keep young people safe online, including online behaviours such as sexting and cyberbullying. Within these areas, Dr Klettke’s research has focused on identifying the risk and protective factors of these behaviours. The aim of her research is to help educate various bodies such as governments, schools, community and police services, as well as the parents of children and adolescents in order to promote evidence-based information to inform best outcomes in young people.

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Research interests

Dr Klettke's research focuses on cyberpsychology, particularly technology-facilitated violence. Her research interests are:

Cyberpsychology
Sexual violence
Sexting
Cyberbullying
 

Affiliations

APS - Full Member

American Psychology and Law Society

Teaching interests

HPS 206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

Knowledge areas

Cyberpsychology

Sexual violence

Sexting

Cyberbullying 

Conferences

Klettke, B & Clancy, E (2020).  Sexting behaviours as technology-facilitated sexual violence. Paper presented at Respect, Prevent, Respond, Deakin University, Melbourne, February 2020.

Klettke, B. (2019, November). Geelong Cyber Cats: The journey so far……. Keynote address at CyberCats Program Relaunch, Geelong, Cardinia Stadium.

Klettke, B. (2019). Invited Discussant at Panel 1: Law and Justice, and Panel 2: Relationships at Society 4.0 Symposium, Sponsored by the Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia 31 October 2019.

Klettke, B. (2019). Understanding Sexting Behaviours: Risk and Protective Factors, Organized Paper Symposium Discussant, Research, Policy, and Practice. Presented at Society for Prevention Research, May 2019, San Francisco, USA.

Clancy, E., Klettke, B., & Hallford, D. J. (2019). The Dark Side of Sexting: Factors Predicting the Dissemination of Sexts. Paper presented at Society for Prevention Research, May 2019, San Francisco, USA.

Awards

2019 finalist in the Improving mental wellbeing category in the 2019 VicHealth Awards, with the Geelong Cyber Cats.

Recipient of the Summer Visiting Scholar Fellowship by the Office for the Advancement of Research at John Jay College, New York (July – August 2017)

Publications

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2019

Measurement of victim credibility in child sexual assault cases: a systematic review

Ashmyra Voogt, Bianca Klettke, Angela Crossman

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 51-66, Trauma, violence, & abuse, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The dark side of sexting - factors predicting the dissemination of sexts

E Clancy, B Klettke, D Hallford

(2019), Vol. 92, pp. 266-272, Computers in human behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sexting and psychological distress: the role of unwanted and coerced sexts

Bianca Klettke, David Hallford, Elizabeth Clancy, David Mellor, John Toumbourou

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 237-242, Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Sexting, mental health, and victimization among adolescents: a literature review

A Gass, B Klettke, J Agustina, I Montiel

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Trait body image flexibility as a predictor of body image states in everyday life of young Australian women

W Tan, N Holt, I Krug, M Ling, B Klettke, J Linardon, K Baxter, S Hemmings, D Howard, E Hughes, I Rivelli-Rojas, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 212-220, Body image, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Does body dissatisfaction influence sexting behaviors in daily life?

D Howard, B Klettke, M Ling, I Krug, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2019), Vol. 101, pp. 320-326, Computers in human behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

The effects of victim age, perceiver gender, and parental status on perceptions of victim culpability when girls or women are sexually abused

B Klettke, D Mellor

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 650-667, Violence against women, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Sexting and mental health: a study of Indian and Australian young adults

Bianca Klettke, David Mellor, Lucas Silva-Myles, Elizabeth Clancy, Manoj Sharma

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, Cyberpsychology: journal of psychosocial research on cyberspace, C1

journal article
2017

The effect of gender on perceptions of credibility in child sexual assault cases: a systematic review

A Voogt, B Klettke

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 195-212, Journal of child sexual abuse, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The development of a conceptual model of perceived victim credibility in child sexual assault cases

A Voogt, B Klettke, D Thomson

(2017), pp. 1-10, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The Development and validation of the Child Sexual Assault Victim Credibility Scale: an instrument to measure laypersons' perceptions of victim credibility

A Voogt, B Klettke, M Mohebbi

(2017), Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal article
2016

Perceptions of credibility of sexual abuse victims across generations

B Klettke, D Hallford, D Mellor

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 91-97, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, C1

journal article
2015

Jurors' consideration of inadmissible evidence: A motivational explanation

D Sivasubramaniam, B Klettke, J Clough, R Schuller, K Oleyar

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 154-171, Journal of judicial administration, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2014

Sexting prevalence and correlates: A systematic literature review

B Klettke, D Hallford, D Mellor

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 44-53, Clinical Psychology Review, C1

journal article

Mock jury attitudes towards credibility, age, and guilt in a fictional child sexual assault scenario

S Tabak, B Klettke

(2014), Vol. 66, pp. 47-55, Australian Journal of Psychology, C1

journal article

The influence of medical and behavioral evidence on conviction rates in cases of child sexual abuse

T Lewis, B Klettke, A Day

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 431-441, Journal of child sexual abuse, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Sentencing in child sexual assault cases: factors influencing judicial decision-making

T Lewis, B Klettke, A Day

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 281-295, Journal of sexual aggression, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Simulated jury decision making in online focus groups

S Tabak, B Klettke, T Knight

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 102-113, Qualitative Research Journal, C1

journal article
2012

At what age can females consent to sexual activity? A survey of jury-eligible Australians

B Klettke, D Mellor

(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 198-208, Psychiatry, psychology and law, London, England, C1

journal article

Medical evidence in child sexual assault cases

T Lewis, B Klettke

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 140-152, Journal of Criminal Psychology, C1

journal article
2011

Care-time arrangements after the 2006 reforms Implications for children and their parents

Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu, Matthew Gray, Rae Kaspiew, Lawrie Moloney, Kelly Hand

(2011), pp. 19-32, FAMILY MATTERS, C1

journal article

The AIFS evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : a summary

R Kaspiew, M Gray, R Weston, L Moloney, K Hand, L Qu, M Alexander, J Baxter, C Caruana, C Cornell, J Deblaquiere, J De Maio, J Fullarton, K Hancock, B Klettke, J Lodge, S Lohoar, J Renda, G Soriano, R Stainsby, D Wisniak

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 8-18, Family matters, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The effects of evidence, coherence and credentials on jury decision-making in child sexual abuse trials

B Klettke, M Powell

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 263-269, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Attitudes regarding the perceived culpability of adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault

B Klettke, S Simonis

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 7-12, Aware, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2010

Force Creation and Possible Causers across Languages

P Wolff, G Jeon, B Klettke, Y Li

(2010), Words and the Mind: How Words Capture Human Experience, B1

book chapter

Expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases: The effects of evidence, coherence and credentials on juror decision making

B Klettke, A Graesser, M Powell

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 481-494, Applied Cognitive Psychology, C1

journal article

The Australian Institute of Family Studies' evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : key findings

R Kaspiew, M Gray, R Weston, L Moloney, K Hand, L Qu, M Alexander, J Baxter, C Caruana, C Cornell, J Deblaquiere, J De Maio, J Fullarton, K Hancock, B Klettke, J Lodge, S Lohoar, J Renda, G Soriano, R Stainsby, D Wisniak

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 1-24, Australian journal of family law, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Family violence : key findings from the evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms

R Kaspiew, M Gray, R Weston, L Moloney, K Hand, L Qu, M Alexander, J Baxter, C Caruana, C Cornell, J Deblaquiere, J De Maio, J Fullarton, K Hancock, B Klettke, J Lodge, S Lohoar, J Renda, G Soriano, R Stainsby, D Wisniak

(2010), Vol. 85, pp. 38-48, Family matters, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2009

A transpersonal contribution to the philosophical debate concerning causality

A Rock, B Klettke

(2009), Vol. 13, pp. 69-76, Transpersonal psychology review, Leicester, England, C1

journal article

Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : summary report

R Kaspiew, M Gray, R Weston, L Moloney, K Hand, L Qu, M Alexander, J Baxter, C Caruana, C Cornell, J Deblaquiere, J De Maio, J Fullarton, K Hancock, B Klettke, J Lodge, S Lohoar, J Renda, G Soriano, R Stainsby, D Wisniak

(2009), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2005

Expressing causation in english and other languages

P Wolff, B Klettke, T Ventura, G Song

(2005), pp. 29-48, Categorization inside and outside the laborartory, Washington, D.C., B1

book chapter
2003

Differences in how english and german speakers talk and reason about CAUSE

B Klettke, P Wolff

(2003), pp. 675-680, Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts, E1-1

conference
2002

How does the mind construct and represent stories?

A Graesser, B Olde, B Klettke

(2002), pp. 229-262, Narrative impact: social and cognitive foundations, Mahwah, N.J., B1-1

book chapter

Perceived characteristics and pedagogical efficacy of animated conversational agents

K Moreno, B Klettke, K Nibbaragandla, A Graesser

(2002), Vol. 2363, pp. 963-971, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), E1-1

conference
2001

Agency, plot, and a structural affect theory of literary story comprehension

A Graesser, B Klettke

(2001), pp. 57-70, Psychology and sociology of literature, ?msterdam, Nertherlands, B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Reducing alcohol and tobacco as a cause of intergenerational poverty for socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Bianca Klettke, Ms Amber Donnelly

  • 2019: $40,000
  • 2018: $45,000
  • 2017: $85,000

Cybercats: Assessment tackling online bullying.

Dr Bianca Klettke, Ms Elizabeth Clancy

  • 2020: $10,000
  • 2019: $25,459
  • 2018: $4,545

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Ashmyra Voogt

Thesis entitled: Perceptions of Victim Credibility in Child Sexual Assault Cases

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2013

Samantha Tabak

Thesis entitled: Attitudes towards younger and older victims of child sexual assault

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Tiffany Lewis

Thesis entitled: Medical and Behavioural Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2019

Vanessa Jasmine Delle-Vergini

Thesis entitled: Recall, inferences and judgements in child sexual assault scenarios: the impact of pre-information, gender and delay

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2014

Andrea Bennet

Thesis entitled: Explaining the gender differences in perceptions of child sexual abuse

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2011

Tatjana Djokic

Thesis entitled: Social Convoys, Coping and Psychological Adjustment among Offenders

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2010

Brooke Feltis

Thesis entitled: Factors Impacting Story-Grammar Production in Children's Narrative Accounts of Events

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2008

Felicia D'Sylva

Thesis entitled: Readiness for Substance Abuse Treatment amongst Victorian Prisoners

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology