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Dr Tristan Snell



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Tristan is an experienced Counselling Psychologist with practical experience working in private practice, employment services, psychiatric rehabilitation, university counselling, and school settings.

His research interest are in Counsellor Education and Environmental Psychology, particularly the impact of the physical environment on mental health and learning, as well as encouraging sustainable environmental behaviours. He is also interested in counselling interventions that address disadvanatages in education and the workplace. Tristan is keen to hear from students who are interested in pursing research related to Environmental Psychology.

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Research interests

  • Counsellor Education
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Counselling Interventions
  • Climate Change and Mental Health


  • MAPS
  • APS Psychology and Environment Interest Group
  • PACFA (Academic Member)

Teaching interests

Counselling; Psychological Interventions; Assessment; Abnormal Psychology

Knowledge areas

  • Counselling.
  • Counselling Psychology.
  • Environmental Psychology.
  • Evolutionary Psychology.
  • Ecopsychology.
  • Qualitative Research.
  • Quantitative Research.

Professional activities

  • Private psychologist in Malvern East.
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
  • Member of Scientific Program Committee, Counselling Psychology Conference, Feb 21-24, 2013.
  • Secretary of the APS Psychology and Environment Interest Group.
  • Board member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA).


  • Effectiveness of virtual nature for the restoration of attention and recovery from stress.
  • The impact of counselling room design on therapeutic outcomes.
  • Childhood environments and adult mental health/personality.
  • School environments and student learning/mental health.


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Anti-obesity public health advertisements increase risk factors for the development of eating disorders

C Bristow, K Allen, J Simmonds, T Snell, L McLean

(2022), Vol. 37, Health Promotion International, England, C1

journal article

Prevalence and determinants of mental health related to climate change in Australia

R Patrick, T Snell, H Gunasiri, R Garad, G Meadows, J Enticott

(2022), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, C1

journal article

Health empowerment scripts: Simplifying social/green prescriptions

J Lawson, R Wissing, C Henderson-Wilson, T Snell, T Chambers, D McNeil, S Nuttman

(2022), Vol. 13, Frontiers in Psychology, C1

journal article

Breaking the ice: narratives of recovery from crystal methamphetamine

M Axelsson, T Snell

(2021), Vol. 56, pp. 81-92, Australian Psychologist, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Australians report climate change as a bigger concern than COVID-19

Rebecca Patrick, Rhonda Garad, Tristan Snell, Joanne Enticott, Graham Meadows

(2021), Vol. 3, pp. 1-7, Journal of Climate Change and Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Grief in later life: symbolic losses and unsolicited gains following the death of a same-gender partner

L Patlamazoglou, J Simmonds, T Snell

(2021), Psychology and Sexuality, C1

journal article

Anti-obesity public health messages and risk factors for disordered eating: a systematic review

Claire Bristow, Capella Meurer, Janette Simmonds, Tristan Snell

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 1551-1569, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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First-time mothers' experiences of preparing for childbirth at advanced maternal age

Jennifer Nottingham-Jones, Janette Simmonds, Tristan Snell

(2020), Vol. 86, pp. 102558-102558, Midwifery, Amserdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Exploring the impact of contact with nature in childhood on adult personality

T Snell, J Simmonds, L Klein

(2020), Vol. 55, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

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Nature Streaming: Contrasting the Effectiveness of Perceived Live and Recorded Videos of Nature for Restoration

Tristan Snell, Louise McLean, Finn McAsey, Michael Zhang, Diana Maggs

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 1082-1105, Environment and Behavior, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Development of the Psychologist and Counsellor Self-Efficacy Scale

Helen Watt, John Ehrich, Sandra Stewart, Tristan Snell, Micaela Bucich, Nicky Jacobs, Brett Furlonger, Derek English

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 485-509, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Motivations for multiple tattoo acquisition: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Stephanie Kalanj-Mizzi, Tristan Snell, Janette Simmonds

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 196-213, Advances in Mental Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Women's experiences of positive postnatal partner support

Krasimira Kirova, Tristan Snell

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 206-218, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Same-sex partner bereavement: non-HIV-related loss and new research directions

Lefteris Patlamazoglou, Janette Simmonds, Tristan Snell

(2018), Vol. 78, pp. 178-196, OMEGA - journal of death and dying, London, Eng., C1

journal article

"Savage beasts," "great companions": the first dogs to winter on the Antarctic continent

Diana Patterson, Janette Simmonds, Tristan Snell

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 651-669, Society and animals, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1

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What should be considered when designing and developing a counselling course for adults from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds?

Brett Furlonger, Tristan Snell, Michael Di Mattia, Andrea Reupert

(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 41-65, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Contact with Nature in Childhood and Adult Depression

Tristan Snell, Joyce Lam, Winnie Lau, Isaac Lee, Eleanor Maloney, Nicole Mulholland, Lee Wilson, Laura Wynne

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 111-124, Children, Youth and Environments, Boulder, Co., C1

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Ecopsychology and Evolutionary Psychology: Implications and Limitations of Habitat Selection Theory

Tristan Snell, Janette Simmonds, Anthony Greenway

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 96-103, Ecopsychology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

Mystical Experiences in Nature

Tristan Snell, Janette Simmonds

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 169-184, Archive for the Psychology of Religion, London, Eng., C1

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"Being in that environment can be very therapeutic": Spiritual experiences in nature

T Snell, J Simmonds

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 326-335, Ecopsychology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1-1

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Spirituality in the work of Theodore Roszak : implications for contemporary ecopsychology

T Snell, J Simmonds, R Webster

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 105-113, Ecopsychology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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