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PhD research students and project titles

Student: Roze Erdilyi
Primary Supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project Title: Personality traits predicting fraud

Student: Sharelle Smith
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Examining the psychosocial factors contributing to trauma recovery following exposure to domestic violence.

Student: Cher McGillivray
Primary Supervisor: Dr Aileen Pidgeon
Project Title: Examining the Factors Influencing Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Children who have Experienced Sexual Abuse

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 children

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

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

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: Dr Bruce Watt
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: Kelly Leech
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Interoceptive awareness and emotional regulation in first responders 

Student: Chantelle Ritchie
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace: Development of a Decision Tree

Student: Sarah Tkacyzk
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Working with Youth Offenders in Residential Care: Therapeutic Alliance, Attachment Theory and Outcomes

Student: Zoe Knorre
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Australian Profile of Child Sex Trafficking

Student: Lance Jones
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Intellectually disabled offenders and court diversion

Student: Cassandra Carlopio
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mike Lyvers
Project title: Alexithymia and sleep 

Student:  Sonia Zadro
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: Community and Health Professionals’ perceptions of Reiki as a valid mental health intervention 

Student:  Seonaid Linn
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: Birth trauma prevention in context of the Covid19 pandemic: Utilising qualitative methodologies to explore the linguistic resources, interpersonal factors and forms of knowledge which have produced positive birthing experiences.

Student: Simone Stevenson
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project Title: Could Intuitive Decision Making lead to Happiness 

Student: Antonella Sansone
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project title: The value of mindfulness to support maternal mental health and mother-foetus/infant relationship- 

Student: Julia Kraven
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: Identity and self-construction through intercultural experiences: a study on Japanese and Chinese immigrants in Australia

Student: Rudy Carpio-Alfsen
Secondary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: Gala, a study of Accessible Workflow in Producing Embodied Virtual Reality Films: Measuring emotional responses to VR movies using behavioural, physiological, and neurophysiological indicators. 

Student: Simone Ray
Primary supervisor: Katarina Fritzon
Project title: The assessment of aberrant personality traits in the workplace: Dark triad personality traits and early maladaptive schemas

Student: Katelan Philp
Primary supervisor: Katarina Fritzon
Project title:  Is there a link between relationship satisfaction, attachment, and love language among  Australian couples?

Student: Vaishle Gangatharan
Primary supervisor: Katarina Fritzon
Project title: The mental workload and effects on relationship satisfaction during COVID-19

Master of Psychology students and project titles

Student: Yaneke Felderhof
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Perfecting the Selfie: Photo-editing, perfectionism and eating disorder symptomology

Student: Rachel Pollard
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Parasocial relationships with social media figures and eating disorder symptomology: the mediating role of upward social comparison

Student: Shannon Logan
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Review of Psychological Testing and Complaints

Student: Chantal Turner
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Trauma-Informed Care in the Juvenile Justice System

Student: Brittaney Evans
Primary supervisor: Bruce Watt
Project title: Youth and threats of violence: The disparities between youth who target distinctive subgroups

Student:  Saif alhaq Kade
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: Age related cognitive decline and performance in ab-initio vs experienced pilots

Student:  Young Ji Ryu (Agnes)
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: Cross-cultural differences in age related decline in emotion recognition: does face familiarity influence assessment

Student:  Phoebe Josephs
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: Caffeine, anxiety and risk taking in complex environments.

Student:  Donna Gosatti
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: An objective validation of the use of a simulated environment compared to a real world experience: Cognitive load of real flight vs simulated flight

Student:  Eloise Mathews
Primary Supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project Title: Age related decline and cognitive performance in complex environments

Student: Monica Pema
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: Investigating the effects of indoor environments on the efficacy of psychological interventions and wellbeing

Student: Kaityn Attreed
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project title:Understanding Sexual Consent across Generations – Relationships to Empathy, Emotional Intelligence; and Gender Roles

Student: Daisy Vanstone
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project title:Fostering Resilience: Emotional intelligence, Coping, and Stress in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Student: Ashlee Withers
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project title:Psychological Capital: Moderator or Mediator between Procrastination and Psychological Wellbeing 

Student: Maddison Dallow
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Hicks
Project title:Anxiety and its Relationships with Perfectionism, Psychological Capital, and Wellbeing

Student: Maddison Hood
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: Could nature contribute to the management of ADHD in children? A systematic review

Student: Isla Morwitch
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: Spatial Navigation and Associated Mental Health Conditions: A systematic review

Student: Justyce Pengilly
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title: A systematic review of strengths-based literature in the Indigenous Australian context

Student: Ellie Mcinerney
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title:  Psychopathological underpinnings and categorisation of Orthorexia: A systematic literature review

Student: Lauren Sharam
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title:  The impact of exposure to window views of nature on cognitive performance and affect. 

Student: Sidonie Skiba
Primary Supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project Title:  Psychopathological mechanisms and interventions directed at ‘Antivaxxer’ attitudes: A systematic literature review

Student:  Jasmine Anand
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project Title: Virtual reality as a tool for mitigating mental health stigma: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Student:  Christopher Lee
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: A Feasibility Study of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Psychological Well-being and Coping during Cancer Treatment

Student:  Nicola Uechtritz
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Chronic Pain