PhD research students and project titles

Student: Camille Rault
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: Cross-cultural differences in  bullying and self-concept between French and Australian adolescents.

Student: Jessica Gormley
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Sex Offender Risk

Student: Sarah Miller
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Cross national risk factors for onset and repeat deliberate fire-setting in children, adolescents and adults.

Student: Therese Ellis-Smith
Primary Supervisor: Dr Rebekah Doley
Project Title: Aboriginal Arson: From theory to practice.

Student: Kerrilee Hollows
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Exploring the Victim-Perpetrator Dichotomy in Domestic Violence:  The role of trauma in acts of violence and sentencing outcomes.

Student: Rebecca Mailli
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: The 5 Love Languages and the role of attachment in childern

Student: Bree O'Brien
Primary Supervisor:  Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Combating stress in university students: An integration of acceptance and change based approaches to cultivate a resilient-stress response

Student: Simon Langston
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Edwards
Project Title: The impact of illness perceptions, bio-medical markers, coping, and quality of life on hepatitis C treatment outcomes: A self-regulatory, biopsychosocial model.

Student: James Champion
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Edwards
Project Title: Neurocognitive permutations in the processing of threat-related stimuli in anxious and non-anxious individuals.

Student: Jodie Bradnam
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Edwards
Project Title: Adult Romantic Attachment as a Predictor of texting and sexting in heterosexual and homosexual casual and committed relationships.

Student: Ashley Stark
Primary Supervisor:  Dr Michael Lyvers & Dr Lisa Marie Abel
Project Title: Alexithymia, ADHD, and ASD with respect to diagnostic criteria, general function, and means of coping in adults

Student: Nathan Brooks
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: The actor or the imitator? Psychopathy, empathy, mirror neurons and deception

Student: Ryan Bell
Primary Supervisor: Dr Rebekah Doley
Project Title: The development of a treatment program for adult firesetters in correctional settings.

Student: Lucas Ford
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Evaluating mindfulness and self-compassion interventions with young adults in an acute mental health Inpatient setting

Student: Danielle Perks
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Developing a Fire-Specific Risk Assessment Protocol for Juvenile Firesetters

Student: Lucy Davey
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Healthy Minds: Understanding Adolescent Mental Health and Well-Being.

Student: Katarina Needham
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Edwards
Project Title: Relationship between cognition and emotion

Student: Amy Bannatyne
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Disordered eating and eating disorders in pregnancy

Student: Jansen Ang
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Unveiling unlicensed money lending syndicates in Singapore

Student: Hannah Simpson
Primary Supervisor: Dr Michael Lyvers
Project Title: Traits associated with internet addiction.

Student: Christine McKee
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Impact of conscious pre-birth bonding between parents-to-be and the foetus; on bonding and attachment in the first 6 months post-partum

Student: Deannah Juang
Primary Supervisor: Professor Richard Hicks
Project Title: Psychological Capital, Self-Regulation and Perceived Job Performance in the Workplace

Student: Simone Stevenson
Primary Supervisor: Professor Richard Hicks
Project Title: Decision making styles and their relationships with happiness and schadenfreude

Student: Zoe Knorre
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Rebekah Doley
Project Title: Targeting Demand in Child Trafficking – Profile of the End-User

Student: Lance Jones
Primary Supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project Title: Intellectually impaired offenders

Student: Simone Ray
Primary Supervisor: Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Successful psychopathy in the community and in the workplace

Master of Psychology students and project titles

Student: Jessica Carrol
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: The relationship between spousal mortality and cognitive decline in the elderly

Student: Tegan Hopkins
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: to be advised

Student: Michelle Keye
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: to be advised

Student: Anastasiia Kuliapina
Primary Supervisor: Lisa Abel
Project Title: Relationship satisfaction in couples experiencing fertility difficulties

Student: Ashleigh Chant
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Edwards
Project Title: Trait anxiety, situational stress and working memory capacity predict updating efficiency

Student: Laura Love
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Raising Resilience; An Energy Psychology Approach in Children.

Student: Anastasiia Kuliapina
Primary Supervisor: Lisa M. Abel
Project Title: Intimate relationship functioning in couples dealing with infertility

Student: Anna Langner
Primary Supervisor: Professor Richard Hicks
Project Title: Perfectionism and emotional intelligence in intimate relationships: How differences impact conflict and psychological well-being

Student: Stefan Urosevic
Primary Supervisor: Professor Richard Hicks
Project Title: Psychological Distress and the impact on Wellbeing and Functioning

Student: Alexandra Giufre
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: 'Well, Are You Ageing Well?: Club and Group Membership,Well-Being and Resilience'

Student: Cher Thomas
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Evaluating the Mindful Cognitive Model of Cultivating Resilience with university students

Student:  Stephanie McGrath
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Examining the relationship between belonging to a social group, loneliness, resilience and depression.

Student:  Stephanie McGrath
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Examining the relationship between social connectedness, perceived social support, resilience, perceptions of ageing and psychological distress.

Student: Kathryn Anderson
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Perceptions of Mediators in Australia

Student: Kiri Petersen
Primary Supervisor: Dr Christina Samios
Project Title: TBA

Student: Tamika Galea
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Forensic Treatment Outcomes Project

Student:  Elizabeth Treston
Primary Supervisor:  Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Homicides perpetrated by mentally disordered offenders

Student:  Lucy Monaghan
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Comparison of child exploitation and adult sexual offenders

Student:  Katherine Prime
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Internet-facilitated sexual offenders

Student:  Sarah Cloete
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: A qualitative study of online prisoner blogs: the meanings that offenders attribute to their life stories

Student:  Denise Cullen
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Then there were none: a study of family annihilators in Australia

Student: Irene Robertson
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: The Role of Resilience and Acceptance in Improving the Wellbeing of at risk Australian Young People

Student: Alana Wood
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Forensic child and youth mental health – gender and violence risk

Student: Zrinka Ilicic
Primary Supervisor: Dr Bruce Watt
Project Title: Forensic child and youth mental health – transitions program

Student: Rebecca Sims
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Associations of a diagnosis:  Personal experience of mental disorder stigma within health professions and the impact of diagnostic labels

Student: Wendy Holdaway
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Love Attitudes, Adult Attachment and Parenting Styles

Student: Shreas Narayanan
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mike Lyvers
Project Title: Internet Addiction