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Dr Robbie Eres

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

robbie.eres@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68775

Biography

Dr Robert (Robbie) Eres is a Lecturer in Psychology at Deakin University and a registered Clinical Psychologist. Robbie’s background is multidisciplinary and draws on areas of psychology, neuroscience, and biology. Robbie’s expertise largely surrounds the social determinants of health and how social factors, including perceived social isolation and social exclusion, exacerbate mental health symptoms (e.g., social anxiety, depression, stress) and contribute to poor physical health outcomes. Robbie is experienced in the development and evaluation of digital interventions targeting loneliness and mental health variables in vulnerable groups, including: young people with psychosis, social anxiety disorder, young people from low socioeconomic environments, and minority groups within the LGBTQIA+ community. His research interests also extend to understanding the role of emotion regulation in clinical and non-clinical groups, as well as understanding the social health and wellbeing of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Prior to his current research trajectory, Robbie explored the neurobiological correlates related to empathy and moral judgment and decision making. He used neuroimaging techniques to differentiate functional and structural brain regions associated with empathising with people from different group memberships. 

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Research interests

Robbie's research falls under three main themes. These include: 
1) Understanding the role of loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable groups

2) Understanding how emotion regulation strategies differ between clinical and non-clinical populations 

3) Improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ Australians

Knowledge areas

Loneliness; Social Anxiety; LGBTQIA+ Health; Emotion Regulation; Social Determinants of Health; Social Connection

Publications

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2024

Exercise to socialize? Bidirectional relationships between physical activity and loneliness in middle-aged and older American adults

D Surkalim, P Clare, R Eres, K Gebel, A Bauman, D Ding

(2024), pp. 1-18, American Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2023

Loneliness and social anxiety in young adults: The moderating and mediating roles of emotion dysregulation, depression and social isolation risk

R Eres, M Lim, G Bates

(2023), Vol. 96, pp. 793-810, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Fatigue experienced by people with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of assessment tools and decision tree

I Dutia, R Eres, S Sawyer, J Pennacchia, L Johnston, S Cleary, D Reddihough, D Coghill

(2023), pp. 1-9, Disability and Rehabilitation, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Have Middle-Aged and Older Americans Become Lonelier? 20-Year Trends from the Health and Retirement Study

D Surkalim, P Clare, R Eres, K Gebel, A Bauman, D Ding

(2023), Vol. 78, pp. 1215-1223, Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A pilot randomised controlled trial of the Peer Tree digital intervention targeting loneliness in young people: a study protocol

M Lim, L Thurston, R Eres, T Rodebaugh, M Alvarez-Jimenez, D Penn, V Kostakos, J Gleeson

(2023), Vol. 24, pp. 1-13, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2022

THE ROLE OF GROUP MEMBERSHIP IN MODULATING THE NEURAL CORRELATES OF EMPATHY

R Eres

(2022), pp. 16-31, The Neuroscience of Intergroup Relations: Global Perspectives on the Neural Underpinnings of Intergroup Behaviour, Ingroup Bias and Prejudice, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The prevalence of loneliness across 113 countries: Systematic review and meta-analysis

D Surkalim, M Luo, R Eres, K Gebel, J Van Buskirk, A Bauman, D Ding

(2022), Vol. 376, pp. 1-17, The BMJ, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Addressing mental health problems in Australians with cerebral palsy: a need for specialist mental health services

R Eres, D Reddihough, D Coghill

(2022), Vol. 20, pp. 281-284, Advances in Mental Health, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A Global Longitudinal Study Examining Social Restrictions Severity on Loneliness, Social Anxiety, and Depression

M Lim, P Qualter, L Thurston, R Eres, A Hennessey, J Holt-Lunstad, G Lambert

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article
2021

Loneliness, mental health, and social health indicators in LGBTQIA+ Australians

R Eres, N Postolovski, M Thielking, M Lim

(2021), Vol. 91, pp. 358-366, The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Loneliness and emotion regulation: Implications of having social anxiety disorder

R Eres, M Lim, S Lanham, C Jillard, G Bates

(2021), Vol. 73, pp. 46-56, Australian Journal of Psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2020

Understanding loneliness in the twenty-first century: an update on correlates, risk factors, and potential solutions

M Lim, R Eres, S Vasan

(2020), Vol. 55, pp. 793-810, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

A pilot digital intervention targeting loneliness in young people with psychosis

M Lim, J Gleeson, T Rodebaugh, R Eres, K Long, K Casey, J Abbott, N Thomas, D Penn

(2020), Vol. 55, pp. 877-889, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2019

A Pilot Digital Intervention Targeting Loneliness in Youth Mental Health

M Lim, T Rodebaugh, R Eres, K Long, D Penn, J Gleeson

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article
2018

Lateral orbitofrontal cortex activity is modulated by group membership in situations of justified and unjustified violence

J Domínguez D, F van Nunspeet, A Gupta, R Eres, W Louis, J Decety, P Molenberghs

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 739-755, Social Neuroscience, C1

journal article

Common and distinct neural networks involved in fMRI studies investigating morality: an ALE meta-analysis

R Eres, W Louis, P Molenberghs

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 384-398, Social Neuroscience, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2017

Why do people pirate? A neuroimaging investigation

R Eres, W Louis, P Molenberghs

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 366-378, Social Neuroscience, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Individual differences in local gray matter density are associated with differences in affective and cognitive empathy

R Eres, J Decety, W Louis, P Molenberghs

(2015), Vol. 117, pp. 305-310, NeuroImage, United States, C1-1

journal article
2013

The influence of group membership on the neural correlates involved in empathy

R Eres, P Molenberghs

(2013), Vol. 7, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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