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Postgraduate research

PhD research students and project titles

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

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: Dr Mark Bahr
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 ‚Äď Profile of the End-User

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

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: Antonella Sansone
Primary Supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
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: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project title: The assessment of aberrant personality traits in the workplace: Dark triad personality traits and early maladaptive schemas

Student: Kaitlyn Haase
Primary supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project title: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder diagnostic hallmarks towards better diagnostic tools and interventions.

Student: Jennifer Dorling
Primary supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project title: The conceptualisation of mental toughness and its relationship to psychological capital.

Student: Tylor Cosgrove 
Primary supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project title: Personality and Conspiracy theory and Non-scientific beliefs.

Student: Anchal Garg
Primary supervisor: Professor Ahmed Moustafa
Project title: Metacognition & Mind-Wandering in Schizotypy and Schizophrenia.

Student: Samuel Warren
Primary supervisor:¬†Professor Ahmed Moustafa‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
Project title: Investigating Episodic Memory Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease using EEG.

Student: Heidi Wood
Primary supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project title: Forensic Therapeutic Communities for Complex Needs Offenders.

Student: Abbey Lawless
Primary supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
Project title: Bolstering Musical Skills Training with Somatic Psychological Interventions to Improve Performance and Mental Health.

Student: Simone Stevenson
Primary supervisor: Dr¬†Mark Bah‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčr
Project title: Katagelasticism, Decisional Fit, and Happiness: Is There a Dark Pathway to Happiness via Decisional Fit?

Student: Katherine-Anne MacKinnon-Lee
Primary supervisor: Dr¬†Mark Bah‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčr
Project title: Social engagement, marital status, and age related decline.

Master of Psychology students and project titles

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: Rhianna Lovegrove
Primary Supervisor Dr Peta Stapleton 
Project Title: Medical Stigma

Student: Leshay Wells
Primary supervisor: Dr Mark Bahr
Project title: Age related change in memory emotion recognition versus pictorial representations.

Student: Isabella Whittingham
Primary supervisor: Dr¬†Mark Bah‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčr
Project title: The relationship between Age, Yoga and Cognitive Function.

Student: Melina West Rogers
Primary supervisor: Dr Mike Lyvers
Project title: The effectiveness of executive functioning interventions for treating alcohol use disorder: A systematic review.

Student: Erin Poulden
Primary supervisor: Dr Mike Lyvers
Project title: The potential roles of deficient interoceptive awareness and emotion regulation in the relationships of alexithymia with binge eating, emotional eating, and exercise dependence.

Student: Henna Baird
Primary supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project title: Exploring the relationship between chronic pain, adverse childhood experiences and psychological symptoms.

Student: Clara Wilson
Primary supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project title: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Chronic Pain: A randomised clinical trial.

Student: Yage Kang
Primary supervisor: Dr Peta Stapleton
Project title: Exploring the relationship between chronic pain, adverse childhood experiences and vagal tone efficiency.

Student: Lucas Prichard
Primary supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project title: Suicide and the Australian farmer: a systematic review of the literature.

Student: Abbie Freeman
Primary supervisor: Dr Oliver Baumann
Project title: Efficacy of a new surfing program for the early psychosis program at Headspace.

Student: Nina Wise
Primary supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project title: The Function of Early Maladaptive Schemas, Childhood Experiences, and Parental Attitudes in Maladaptive Personality Traits.

Student: Lauren Van Der Leest
Primary supervisor: Dr Katarina Fritzon
Project title: Assessing Educators’ Self-efficacy about Students’ Mental Health.