A/Prof. Melissa O'Shea

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Contact

melissa.oshea@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79486

Publications

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2024

The influence of deliberate practice on skill performance in therapeutic practice: A systematic review of early studies

Karina Nurse, Melissa O’shea, Mathew Ling, Nathan Castle, Jade Sheen

(2024), pp. 1-15, Psychotherapy Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Applying Participatory Research in the Development of Clinical Practice Recommendations for Incorporating Mindfulness into Mental Health Treatment with Youth at Risk for Psychosis

Melissa O'Shea, Daniel Reich, Subhadra Evans

(2024), Vol. 15, pp. 721-732, Mindfulness, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Learning to cope with the reality of endometriosis: A mixed‐methods analysis of psychological therapy in women with endometriosis

Charlotte Dowding, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, David Skvarc, Melissa O'Shea, Lisa Olive, Subhadra Evans

(2024), pp. 1-18, British Journal of Health Psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2023

Exploring Forest Therapy as an Adjunct to Treatment as Usual within a Community Health Counselling Service

S Evans, A Livingstone, M Dodds, D Kotte, M Geertsema, M O’Shea

(2023), Vol. 25, pp. 320-342, Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The temporal effect of emotional distress on psychological and physical functioning in endometriosis: A 12-month prospective study

C Dowding, A Mikocka-Walus, D Skvarc, L Van Niekerk, M O'Shea, L Olive, M Druitt, S Evans

(2023), Vol. 15, pp. 901-918, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Benefits and Challenges of an Online CBT Group, Utilizing Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Paradigm for Psychology Trainees

C Jona, J Sheen, M O’Shea

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 375-382, Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Self-Disclosure in a Self-Practice/Self-Reflection CBT Group in Professional Psychology Training

C Jona, J Sheen, K Anderson, M O’Shea

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 383-390, Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

One size may not fit all: A mapping review of yoga-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders

Eleanor Trethewey, Subhadra Evans, Shane McIver, Jennifer O'Brien, Janet Lowndes, Genevieve Pepin, Melissa O'Shea

(2023), Vol. 53, pp. 1-21, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A scoping review of integrated yoga and psychological approaches for the treatment of eating disorders

J O’Brien, S Evans, S McIver, M O’Shea

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, Journal of Eating Disorders, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Yoga as an adjunct treatment for the eating disorders: A qualitive enquiry of clinician perspectives

E Trethewey, S McIver, S Evans, J O'Brien, M O'Shea

(2023), Vol. 53, pp. 1-9, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comparing 12-Month Outcomes for Group CBT Versus Group CBT Plus Yoga for Depression and Anxiety: a Mixed-Methods Study

M O’Shea, E Houston, D Skvarc, H Capon, S McIver, M Berk, J Harris, B Chandler, S Evans

(2023), pp. 1-29, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Bridging the evidence gap: A review and research protocol for outdoor mental health therapies for young Australians

E Flies, A Pryor, C Henderson-Wilson, M Turner, J Roydhouse, R Patrick, M O’Shea, K Norris, A Martin, P Marsh, L Bartlett, M Azghadi, A Neil

(2023), pp. 1-20, Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2022

A pragmatic preference trial of therapeutic yoga as an adjunct to group cognitive behaviour therapy versus group CBT alone for depression and anxiety

Melissa O'Shea, Hannah Capon, David Skvarc, Subhadra Evans, Shane McIver, Jill Harris, Emma Houston, Michael Berk

(2022), Vol. 307, pp. 1-10, Journal of Affective Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Integration of hatha yoga and evidence-based psychological treatments for common mental disorders: An evidence map

M O'Shea, H Capon, S Evans, J Agrawal, G Melvin, J O'Brien, S McIver

(2022), pp. 1-41, Journal of Clinical Psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Stakeholder views on mindfulness for youth at risk for psychosis

D Reich, S Evans, M O’Shea

(2022), Vol. 31, pp. 1390-1404, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Australia, C1

journal article

"The only man on the mat": yoga as a therapeutic pathway for men's mental health

S McIver, M O’Shea, B Nixon, Z Seidler, S Evans

(2022), Vol. 57, pp. 271-279, Australian Psychologist, C1

journal article

Telehealth service delivery in an Australian regional mental health service during COVID-19: a mixed methods analysis

M Chatterton, E Marangu, E Clancy, M Mackay, E Gu, S Moylan, A Langbein, M O’Shea

(2022), Vol. 16, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, England, C1

journal article
2021

Yoga complements cognitive behaviour therapy as an adjunct treatment for anxiety and depression: Qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study

H Capon, M O’Shea, S Evans, S McIver

(2021), Vol. 94, pp. 1015-1035, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, England, C1

journal article

Evidence Map of Mindfulness for Stages of Psychosis: State of the Literature and Implications for Future Research

D Reich, S Evans, B Nelson, T Hickey, M O’Shea

(2021), Vol. 12, pp. 1860-1877, Mindfulness, C1

journal article

Yoga, cognitive-behavioural therapy versus education to improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs in people with endometriosis: A randomised controlled trial

A Mikocka-Walus, M Druitt, M O'Shea, D Skvarc, J Watts, A Esterman, J Tsaltas, S Knowles, J Harris, C Dowding, E Parigi, S Evans

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

The utility of threshold concepts for clinical psychology education programmes

T Laing, J Sheen, K Nicola-Richmond, G Pépin, M O’Shea

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 316-328, Clinical Psychologist, C1

journal article
2019

Yoga and mental health: a synthesis of qualitative findings

H Capon, M O'Shea, S McIver

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 122-132, Complementary therapies in clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Youth Depression Alleviation-Augmentation with an anti-inflammatory agent (YoDA-A): protocol and rationale for a placebo-controlled randomized trial of rosuvastatin and aspirin

A Quinn, O Dean, C Davey, M Kerr, S Harrigan, S Cotton, A Chanen, S Dodd, A Ratheesh, G Amminger, M Phelan, A Williams, A Mackinnon, F Giorlando, S Baird, S Rice, M O'Shea, M Schäfer, E Mullen, S Hetrick, P McGorry, M Berk

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 45-54, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Australia, C1

journal article
2011

Early adolescents' temperament, emotion regulation during mother-child interactions, and depressive symptomatology

M Yap, N Allen, M O'Shea, P Di Parsia, J Simmons, L Sheeber

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 267-282, Development and Psychopathology, United States, C1-1

journal article
2010

A qualitative evaluation of a regional early psychosis service 3 years after its commencement

T Callaly, C Ackerly, M Hyland, S Dodd, M O'Shea, M Berk

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 382-385, Australian health review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2009

Description and qualitative evaluation of Jigsaw, an integrated young persons' mental health program

T Callaly, S Dodd, C Ackerly, P Hantz, M O'Shea, M Berk

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 480-483, Australasian Psychiatry, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Improving parent and child emotion regulation in early childhood to reduce population rates of child mental illness

A/Prof Elizabeth Westrupp, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Jamie Thomas, Prof Maia Angelova Turkedjieva, Dr Sophie Havighurst, A/Prof Subhadra Evans, Dr Lisa Olive, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Mrs Maria Bates, Dr Christane Kehoe

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2024: $139,680
  • 2023: $345,686

Other Public Sector Funding

Deakin Family Options: A randomized controlled trial of enhanced cognitive therapy and family education for youth depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

A/Prof Andrew Lewis, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Lina Ricciardelli, A/Prof Tess Knight, Ms Melanie Bertino, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Ms Reima Pryor

Beyondblue Grant - Research

  • 2012: $11,837
  • 2011: $106,533

Establishment of a Translational Mental Health Research Program.

Ms Renae Carolin, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea

Barwon Health

  • 2022: $75,000
  • 2021: $75,000
  • 2020: $75,000

An evaluation of the first two years of implementation of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship (AMHLF).

A/Prof Sandeep Reddy, A/Prof Grant Phelps, Mr John Rasa, Mr Imran Muhammad, A/Prof Martin Hensher, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Michael Berk

National Mental Health Commission

  • 2021: $25,652
  • 2020: $51,305

A mixed methods study to inform a co-designed evaluation and enhancements of Hospital in the Home (HITH) for young people accessing Eating Disorder Services in the Barwon South-West region.

Prof Genevieve Pepin, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, A/Prof Danielle Hitch, Dr Tari Forrester-Bowling

Barwon Health

  • 2024: $13,000
  • 2023: $13,000

Yoga as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of eating disorders.

A/Prof Melissa O'Shea

Barwon Health

  • 2023: $10,620

Industry and Other Funding

Improving physical and mental health and wellbeing

A/Prof Subhadra Evans, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea

Fernwood Foundation

  • 2018: $63,000
  • 2017: $50,000

Industry Partnership: Deakin University and Barwon Child Youth and Families.

A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Jane McGillivray, Kate Morrissey

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2024: $38,101
  • 2023: $73,715
  • 2022: $55,532
  • 2021: $47,485
  • 2020: $45,270
  • 2019: $65,672

An examination of an interprofessional models and partnership between headspace Geelong and Deakin University for the youth mental health workforce.

A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Genevieve Pepin

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2021: $64,000
  • 2020: $96,000

A Listening and Learning Healthcare System approach to improve outcomes for acute-care mental health consumers in the Barwon-Southwest Victoria Region.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Prof Michael Berk, Prof Olivia Dean, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Adrienne O'Neil, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Rajesh Vasa, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Dr Josh Hayward, Dr Elijah Marangu, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Miss Sally Buchanan-Hagen

Western Alliance

  • 2023: $79,045
  • 2021: $118,568

A mixed methods study to inform a co-designed evaluation and enhancements of Hospital in the Home (HITH) for young people accessing Eating Disorder Services in the Barwon South-West region.

Prof Genevieve Pepin, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, A/Prof Danielle Hitch, Dr Tari Forrester-Bowling

Western Alliance

  • 2023: $15,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Tara Laing

Thesis entitled: Threshold Concepts in Clinical Psychology Education

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2021

Hannah Capon

Thesis entitled: The lived experiences of yoga as a mental health treatment

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2022

Celine Jona

Thesis entitled: Self-disclosure and self-practice/self-reflection in clinical psychology training

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Co-supervisor
2022

Daniel Reich

Thesis entitled: Mindfulness with Individuals at Risk for Psychosis

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2024

Charlotte Ann Dowding

Thesis entitled: Understanding Psychological Aspects of Endometriosis

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2022

Addy Jean Dunkley-Smith

Thesis entitled: Self-Compassion for Children of Parents with Mental Illness: Theory and Practice

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology