Dr Subhadra Evans

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr Evans is a researcher and lecturer in Developmental Psychology, with specialist training from the National Institutes of Health on conducting research in mind-body interventions. Dr Evans leads research into yoga and mindfulness for chronic health conditions characterized by pain and stress. She completed her PhD at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and her post-doctoral work at Brunel University in West London, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Teaching interests

Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology

Dr Evans supervises PhD and DPsych (Clinical) students as well as Honours and 4th year Graduate Diploma students.

Units taught

Dr Evans is Team Leader and Unit Chair for Child & Adolescent Development (HPS 202/772); she also teaches into Health Psychology

Subhadra recently published a textbook on Developmental Psychology:

Keenan, T., Evans, S., & Crowley, K (2016). An Introduction to Child Development. London; Sage.

Knowledge areas

1. Mind-body interventions, including mindfulness, yoga and hypnosis

2. Biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain

3. Family relationships in the context of chronic pain

4. Parenting under stress

Publications

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2020

The Relationship Between Maternal Stress and Boys' ADHD Symptoms and Quality of Life: An Australian Prospective Cohort Study

S Evans, E Sciberras, M Mulraney

(2020), Vol. 50, pp. e33-e38, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Lived experience in people with inflammatory bowel disease and co-morbid anxiety and depression in the UK and Australia

Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Inna Hanlon, Dober Madeleine, Catherine Emerson, Lauren Beswick, Christian Selinger, Jo Taylor, Lisa Olive, Subhadra Evans, Catherine Hewitt

(2020), pp. 1-14, Journal of Health Psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Using technology to tailor and personalise population level parenting interventions

E Westrupp, G Youssef, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, J Macdonald, S Havighurst, C Kehoe, L Olive, S Evans

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 1-3, Mental health and prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Study protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): a longitudinal study of Australian parents of a child 0-18 years

Elizabeth Westrupp, Gery Karantzas, Jacqui Macdonald, Lisa Olive, George Youssef, Christopher Greenwood, Emma Sciberras, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Mathew Ling, Robert Cummins, Delyse Hutchinson, Glenn Melvin, Julian Fernando, Samantha Teague, Amanda Wood, John Toumbourou, Tomer Berkowitz, Jake Linardon, Peter Enticott, Mark Stokes, Jane McGillivray, Craig Olsson

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-11, Frontiers in psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Adapting 'Tame Your Gut' for patients with inflammatory bowel disease and co-morbid anxiety and/or depression

I Hanlon, C Hewitt, S Evans, J Taylor, C Selinger, A Mikocka-Walus

(2020), pp. 1-11, Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

"Tomorrow, I'll be fine": Impacts and coping mechanisms in adolescents and young adults with primary dysmenorrhoea

K Allyn, S Evans, L Seidman, L Payne

(2020), pp. 1-11, Journal of advanced nursing, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Pediatric irritable bowel syndrome: perspectives on pain and adolescent social functioning

E Donovan, S Martin, K Lung, S Evans, L Seidman, T Cousineau, E Cook, L Zeltzer

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 213-222, Pain medicine, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Characterisation of depressive symptoms in young children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Claire Joseph, Subhadra Evans, George Youssef, Tim Silk, Vicki Anderson, Daryl Efron, Emma Sciberras

(2019), pp. 1-10, European child & adolescent psychiatry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Psychological and mind-body interventions for endometriosis: a systematic review

Subhadra Evans, Stephanie Fernandez, Lisa Olive, Laura Payne, Antonina Mikocka-Walus

(2019), Vol. 124, pp. 1-11, Journal of psychosomatic research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

"Eat, pray, love. Ritalin": A qualitative investigation into the perceived barriers and enablers to parents of children with ADHD undertaking a mindful parenting intervention

E Ruuskanen, S Leitch, E Sciberras, S Evans

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 39-46, Complementary therapies in clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Experience of stress in parents of children with ADHD: A qualitative study

S Leitch, E Sciberras, B Post, B Gerner, N Rinehart, J Nicholson, S Evans

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-12, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD

S Evans, M Ling, B Hill, N Rinehart, D Austin, E Sciberras

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 9-27, European child and adolescent psychiatry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Parental bonding in adolescents with and without chronic pain

S Evans, C Moloney, L Seidman, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 276-284, Journal of pediatric psychology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Yoga for teens with irritable bowel syndrome: results from a mixed-methods pilot study

Subhadra Evans, Laura Seidman, Kirsten Lung, Beth Sternlieb, Lonnie Zeltzer

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 253-260, Holistic nursing practice, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article
2017

Clinical case report: yoga for fatigue in five young adult survivors of childhood cancer

S Evans, L Seidman, B Sternlieb, J Casillas, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 96-101, Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Sleep quality, affect, pain and disability in children with chronic pain: is affect a mediator or moderator?

S Evans, V Djilas, L Seidman, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1087-1095, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The effect of hypnosis on pain and peripheral blood flow in sickle-cell disease: a pilot study

R Bhatt, S Martin, S Evans, K Lung, T Coates, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1635-1644, Journal of Pain Research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Maternal anxiety and children's laboratory pain: the mediating role of solicitousness

S Evans, L Payne, L Seidman, K Lung, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2014

Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with irritable bowel syndrome

S Evans, K Lung, L Seidman, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2014), Vol. 59, pp. 244-253, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article
2013

Conditioned pain modulation in children and adolescents: effects of sex and age

J Tsao, L Seidman, S Evans, K Lung, L Zeltzer, B Naliboff

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 558-567, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Sex differences in the relationship between maternal fear of pain and children's conditioned pain modulation

S Evans, L Seidman, K Lung, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 231-238, Journal of pain research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Impact of iyengar yoga on quality of life in young women with rheumatoid arthritis

S Evans, M Moieni, K Lung, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, M Taylor, L Zeltzer

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 988-997, Clinical journal of pain, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Heart rate variability as a biomarker for autonomic nervous system response differences between children with chronic pain and healthy control children

S Evans, L Seidman, J Tsao, K Lung, L Zeltzer, B Naliboff

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 449-457, Journal of pain research, Macclesfield, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Iyengar yoga and the use of props for pediatric chronic pain: a case study

S Evans, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer, J Tsao

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 66-70, Alternative therapies in health and medicine, Eagan, Minn., C1-1

journal article
2012

Yoga for youth in pain: the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program model

S Evans, M Moieni, B Sternlieb, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 262-271, Holistic nursing practice, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Experimental pain responses in children with chronic pain and in healthy children: how do they differ?

J Tsao, S Evans, L Seidman, L Zeltzer

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 103-109, Pain research & management, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2011

Relationship between resting blood pressure and laboratory-induced pain among healthy children

K Haas, Q Lu, S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 388-398, Gender medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

A randomized controlled trial examining Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a study protocol

S Evans, L Cousins, J Tsao, S Subramanian, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

"Now I see a brighter day": expectations and perceived benefits of an Iyengar yoga intervention for young patients with rheumatoid arthritis

S Evans, M Moieni, S Subramanian, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 1-6, Journal of yoga and physical therapy, Los Angeles, Calif., C1-1

journal article

Healthcare utilization for pain in children and adolescents: a prospective study of laboratory and non-laboratory predictors of care-seeking

J Tsao, S Evans, L Seidman, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 287-292, International journal of adolescent medicine and health, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Protocol for a randomized controlled study of Iyengar yoga for youth with irritable bowel syndrome

S Evans, L Cousins, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot study

S Evans, M Moieni, R Taub, S Subramanian, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 904-913, Journal of pain and symptom management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Associations between parent and child pain and functioning in a pediatric chronic pain sample: a mixed methods approach

S Evans, M Meldrum, J Cl Tsao, R Fraynt, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 1-21, International journal on disability and human development, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Sociodemographic factors in a pediatric chronic pain clinic: the roles of age, sex and minority status in pain and health characteristics

S Evans, R Taub, J Tsao, M Meldrum, L Zeltzer

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 273-281, Journal of pain management, Hauppage, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2009

Anxiety sensitivity and catastrophizing: associations with pain and somatization in non-clinical children

J Tsao, L Allen, S Evans, Q Lu, C Myers, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 1085-1094, Journal of health psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Using the biopsychosocial model to understand the health benefits of yoga

S Evans, J Tsao, B Sternlieb, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 1-22, Journal of complementary and integrative medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Sex differences in the relationship between maternal negative life events and children's laboratory pain responsivity

S Evans, J Tsao, Q Lu, S Kim, N Turk, C Myers, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 279-288, Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Sex differences in anxiety sensitivity among children with chronic pain and non-clinical children

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 151-161, Journal of pain management, Hauppage, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Iyengar yoga for pediatric chronic pain

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 12-16, Pediatric pain letter, [Saskatoon, Canada], C1-1

journal article
2008

Complementary and alternative approaches for chronic pain

S Evans, L Zeltzer

(2008), pp. 153-160, Pain in children a practical guide for primary care, Totowa, N.J., B1-1

book chapter

Dealing with chronic pain: giving voice to the experiences of mothers with chronic pain and their children

S Evans, L de Souza

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 489-500, Qualitative health research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A review of CAM for procedural pain in infancy: Part I. Sucrose and non-nutritive sucking

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, T Altman, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 371-381, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, C1-1

journal article

A review of CAM for procedural pain in infancy: part II. Other interventions.

J Tsao, S Evans, M Meldrum, T Altman, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 399-407, Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Yoga as treatment for chronic pain conditions: a literature review

S Evans, S Subramanian, B Sternlieb

(2008), Vol. 7, pp. 25-32, International journal on disability and human development, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Parent-child pain relationships from a psychosocial perspective: a review of the literature

S Evans, J Tsao, Q Lu, C Myers, J Suresh, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 237-246, Journal of pain management, Hauppauge, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Complementary and alternative medicine for acute procedural pain in children

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 52-56, Alternative therapies in health and medicine, Eagan, Minn., C1-1

journal article

Relationship of child perceptions of maternal pain to children's laboratory and non-laboratory pain

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 211-218, Pain research and management, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Paediatric pain management: using complementary and alternative medicine

S Evans, J Tsao, L Zeltzer

(2008), Vol. 2, pp. 14-20, Reviews in pain, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The role of coping and race in healthy children's experimental pain responses

S Evans, Q Lu, J Tsao, L Zelter

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 151-162, Journal of pain management, Hauppauge, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Efficacy of acupuncture for health conditions in children: a review

J Libonate, S Evans, J Tsao

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 670-682, Scientific world journal, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

journal article
2007

Psychosocial adjustment and physical health of children living with maternal chronic pain

S Evans, T Keenan, E Shipton

(2007), Vol. 43, pp. 262-270, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Older adults' use of, and satisfaction with, electric powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs

S Evans, A Frank, C Neophytou, L de Souza

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 431-435, Age and ageing, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Young people's experiences using electric powered indoor - outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs): potential for enhancing users' development?

S Evans, C Neophytou, L de Souza, A Frank

(2007), Vol. 29, pp. 1281-1294, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Parents with chronic pain: are children equally affected by fathers as mothers in pain? A pilot study

S Evans, T Keenan

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 143-157, Journal of child health care, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2006

The relationship between maternal chronic pain and child adjustment: the role of parenting as a mediator

S Evans, E Shipton, T Keenan

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 236-243, Journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2005

Psychosocial functioning of mothers with chronic pain: a comparison to pain-free controls

S Evans, E Shipton, T Keenan

(2005), Vol. 9, pp. 683-690, European journal of pain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Yoga, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Education to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Healthcare Costs in Endometriosis

Dr Subhadra Evans, A/Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Prof Adrian Esterman, Dr David Skvarc

MRFF EPCDRI Endometriosis Research Grant

  • 2020: $148,985

Industry and Other Funding

The Personal Benefits of Handwriting

Dr Subhadra Evans, Prof Helen Skouteris

  • 2016: $50,000

Improving physical and mental health and wellbeing

Dr Subhadra Evans, Dr Melissa O'Shea

  • 2018: $63,000
  • 2017: $50,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Sophie Leitch

Thesis entitled: A mindful parenting program for parents of children with ADHD

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2019

Claire Ingrid Joseph

Thesis entitled: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depressive Symptoms in Childhood

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology