Professor John Reece

Biography

Professor John Reece commenced at ACAP at the start of 2014. Before that, John was Associate Professor of Psychology at RMIT University, where he had worked since 1994.

John completed his Honours degree in Psychology, followed by a PhD at La Trobe University. While completing his PhD, he commenced his first full-time role as an Associate Lecturer at La Trobe. In 1994, John left La Trobe to move to RMIT University where he worked until leaving to join ACAP. During his time at RMIT, John held the position of Dean of the School of Graduate Research in 2010 and was also a Principle Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Melbourne from 2003 to 2006.

In 2008, John was appointed to the Australian Psychological Society’s Science, Academia and Education Advisory Board and from 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Examiner of VCE Psychology in Victoria. John has held a range of leadership roles in the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology Education Interest Group for many years. Over the last 15 years, John has won numerous institutional and national teaching awards, including the two highest individual teaching awards offered at RMIT University: The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and RMIT’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Research. In 2008, John received the Australian Psychological Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Education Award, and in 2009 he received a Commonwealth Government Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Research

John’s research interests fall into four general categories:

John’s research interests fall into four general categories:

  • (1) Positive psychology, particularly resilience;
  • (2) the scholarship of university teaching and learning, in particular in relation to the education of psychology students;
  • (3) research on methodological issues in the conduct of psychological research; and
  • (4) meta-analysis.
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Teaching

John’s area of special teaching expertise is in the area of research design, methodology and quantitative data analysis. He also teaches in the areas of learning, memory, and cognitive psychology.

Expert Comment Topics

  • Quantitative data analysis

Research & Scholarships

Journal Articles

  • Ryan, T., Reece, J., Chester, A., & Xenos, S. (2016). Who becomes addicted to Facebook? An exploratory typology of Facebook addicts. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 10(3), article 4. Doi: 10.5817/CP2016-3-4  
  • Lynch, K. B., Uhl, M., Reece, J., Buck, D. M., Gilles, D. L.  (2016). Impact of a statewide early childhood curriculum enhancement initiative on community college faculty and paraprofessional students. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, advanced online publication 19 August 2016. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10901027.2016.1204575
  • Tyagi, A., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Telles, S., & Jones, L. (2016). Heart rate variability, flow, mood and mental stress during yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and people with metabolic syndrome. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 41(4), 389 - 393. Doi: 10.1007/s10484-016-9340-2
  • Ryan, T., Chester, A., Reece, J., & Xenos, S. (2016). A qualitative exploration of Facebook addiction: Working toward construct validity. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 3, 55-76. doi: 10.15805/addicta.2016.3.0004
  • O’Hare, D., Eapen, V., Helmes, E., McBain, K., Reece, J. & Grove, R. (2016). Recognising and treating Tourette’s in young Australians: A need for informed multidisciplinary support. Australian Psychologist, 51, 238-245. doi:10.1111/ap.12170
  • O'Hare D. , Helmes, E.,  Reece, J., Eapen, V., & McBain, K. (2016) The differential impact of Tourette’s Syndrome and comorbid diagnosis on the quality of life and functioning of diagnosed children and adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 29, 30 - 36. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12132
  • O’Hare, D., Helmes, E., Eapen, V., Grove, R., McBain, K., & Reece, J. (2016) Youth with Tourette syndrome: Parental perceptions and experiences in the Australian context. Australian Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12111   
  • Katooa, N., Shahwan-Akl, L., Reece, J., & Jones, L. (2015). Characteristics of mothers with chronically ill children in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Nursing, 2(1), 59-73. doi: 10.15640/ijn.v2n1a7
  • O’Hare, D., Helmes, E., Eapen, V., Grove, R., McBain, K., & Reece, J. (2015). The impact of tic severity, comorbidity and peer attachment on quality of life outcomes and functioning in Tourette’s Syndrome: Parental perspectives. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47, 563-573. doi: 10.1007/s10578-015-0590-7
  • O'Hare, D., Eapen, V., Helmes, E., McBain, K., Reece, J., & Grove, R. (2015). Factors impacting the quality of peer relationships of youth with Tourette's Syndrome. BMC - Psychology, 3, article 34. doi: 10.1186/s40359-015-0090-3
  • Steel, A., Reece, J., & Daw, A.M. (2015). Understanding the relationship between diabetic foot ulcers and depression. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, advanced online publication 7 December 2015. doi:10.4103/2321-0656.164792  
  • Martin, P.R., Aiello, R., Gilson, K., Meadows, G., Milgrom, J., & Reece, J. (2015). Cognitive behavior therapy for comorbid migraine and/or tension-type headache and major depressive disorder: An exploratory randomized controlled trial. Behavior Research and Therapy, 73, 8 - 18. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.005
  • Baglin, J., Reece, J., & Baker, J. (2015). Virtualising the quantitative research methods course: An Island-based approach. Statistics Education Research Journal, 14(2), 28-52. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ14(2)_Baglin.pdf
  • Slonim, J., Di Benedetto, M., Kienhuis, M., & Reece, J (2015). The relationships among self-care, dispositional mindfulness and psychological distress in medical students. Medical Education Online, 20, article 27924. doi: 10.3402/meo.v20.27924
  • Aidman, E.V., Chadunow, C., Johnson, K., & Reece,  J. (2015). Real–time driver drowsiness feedback improves driving performance and alertness. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 81, 8 - 13. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.03.041
  • Damiano, S. R., Reece, J., Reid, S., Atkins, L., & Patton, G. (2015). Empirically derived subtypes of adolescent females with full or subthreshold anorexia nervosa: Understanding general psychopathology and treatment implications. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 23, 223 - 241. doi:10.1080/10640266.2014.1000106
  • Milgrom, J., Gemmill, A.W., Ericksen, J., Burrows, G., & Reece, J. (2015). Treatment of postnatal depression with cognitive behaviour therapy, Sertraline and combination therapy: A randomised controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49, 236 - 245. doi:10.1177/0004867414565474
  • Damiano, S. R., Reece, J., Reid, S., Atkins, L., & Patton, G. (2015). Maladaptive schemas in adolescent females with anorexia nervosa and implications for treatment. Eating Behaviors, 16, 64 - 71. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.10.016
  • Tyagi, A., Cohen, M., Reece, J., & Telles, S. (2014). An explorative study of metabolic responses to mental stress and yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and individuals with metabolic syndrome. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14, article 445. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-14-445
  • Martin, P.R., Mackenzie, S., Bandarian-Balooch, S., Brunelli, A., Broadley, S., Reece, J., & Goadsby, P.J. (2014). Enhancing cognitive-behavioural therapy for recurrent headache: Design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Neurology, 14, article 233. doi:10.1186/s12883-014-0233-9
  • Martin, P., Reece, J., Callan, M., Macleod, C., Kauer, A., Gregg, K., & Goadsby, P. (2014). Behavioral management of the triggers of recurrent headache: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 1 - 11. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.002
  • Ryan, T., Chester, A., Reece, J., & Xenos, S. (2014). The uses and abuses of Facebook: A review of Facebook addiction. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 3, 133 - 148. doi: 10.1556/JBA.3.2014.016
  • Thomson, C., Reece, J., and Di Benedetto, M. (2014). The relationship between music-related mood regulation and psychopathology in young people. Musicae Scientiae, 18, 150 - 165. doi:10.1177/1029864914521422
  • Singh, N., & Reece. J. (2014). Psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and their combination for adolescents with major depressive disorder: A meta-analysis. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologists, 31, 47 - 65. doi: 10.1017/edp.2013.20
  • Bonello, R., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Agarwal, A., & Rigney, C. (2014). A post-market surveillance study on ENAR therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014, article 341256. doi:10.1155/2014/341256
  • Halpern, J., Cohen, M., Reece, J., & Kennedy, G. (2014). Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life of older adults. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 20(3), 37 – 46. Retrieved from http://www.alternative-therapies.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/archives.main&mode=issue&issueid=7307
  • Baglin, J., Reece, J., Bulmer, M., & Di Benedetto, M. (2013). Simulating the data investigative cycle in less than two hours: Using a virtual human population, cloud collaboration and a statistical package to engage students in a quantitative research methods course. Proceedings of the 2013 Joint IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference, August, Macao, China.
  • Schofield, P., Ugalde, A., Gough, K., Reece, J., Krishnasamy, M., Carey, M., Ball, D., & Aranda, S. (2013). A tailored, supportive care intervention using systematic assessment designed for people with inoperable lung cancer: A randomised controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology, 22, 2445 – 2453. doi: 10.1002/pon.3306
  • Cranney, J., Morris, M., Martin, F., Provost, S., Zinkiewicz, L., Reece, J., Milne-Home, J., Burton, L., White, F., Homewood, J., Earl,J., & McCarthy (2011). Psychological literacy and applied psychology in undergraduate education. In J. Cranney, & D. Dunn (Eds.) The psychologically literate citizen: Foundations and global perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Murphy, K., Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Reece, J., & Little, E. (2011). Primary Goals for Weight Loss Questionnaire (PGWLQ): Development and psychometric evaluation in overweight and obese adults. Behaviour Change, 28, 29-44.
  • Martin, P., Reece, J., McClelland, A., & Lauder, S. (2011). A randomized control trial of a social support intervention. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 3, 44-65.
  • Prain, M., McVilly, K., Reece, J., & Ramcharan, P. (2010). Observing the behaviour and interactions of adults with congenital deaf blindness living in community residences. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 35, 82-91.
  • Lante, K., Reece, J., & Walkley, J. (2010). Energy expended by adults with and without intellectual disabilities during activities of daily living. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1380-1389.
  • Van Die M.D., Burger, H., Bone K., Reece J., & Teede, H. (2009). Effects of a combination of hypericum perforatum and vitex agnus-castus on PMS-like symptoms in late-perimenopausal women:  preliminary findings from a sub-population analysis. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15, 1045–1048.
  • Van Die, M.D., Teede, H.J., Bone, K.M., Reece, J.E., & Burger, H.G. (2009). Predictors of placebo response in a randomized, controlled trial of phytotherapy in menopause. Menopause, 16, 792-796.
  • Müller, S., Abernethy, B., Reece, J., Rose, M., Eid, M., McBean, R., Hart, T., & Abreu, C. (2009). An in-situ examination of the timing of information pick-up for interception by cricket batsmen of different skill levels. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 644-652.
  • Yang, A. W. H., Li, C. G., Da Costa, C., Allan, G., Reece, J., & Xue, C. C. L. (2009). Assessing quality of case series studies: Development and validation of an instrument by Herbal Medicine CAM Researchers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(5), 513-522.
  • Courtney, R., Reece, J., & Cohen, M. (2009). Comparison of the Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM) and the Hi Lo Breathing Assessment in determining a simulated breathing pattern. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 12(3), 86-91.
  • Hudson, A., Reece, J., Cameron, C., & Matthews, J. (2009). Effects of child characteristics on the outcomes of a parent support program. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 34, 123-132.
  • Digre, E., & Reece, J.E. (2009). Treatment response in subtypes of borderline personality disorder. Personality and Mental Health, 3, 56 – 67.
  • Walsh, M.J., Reece, J., & Donnoli, F. (2008). General health status of a sample of chiropractic patients with uncomplicated biomechanical neck or low back pain. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 38, 75-80.
  • Watanabe, N., Reece, J.E., & Polus, B.I. (2007). Effects of body position on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function in young, healthy adults. Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 15, 19-33.
  • Martin, P.R., Lae, L.,& Reece, J.E. (2007).Stress as a trigger for headaches: Relationship between exposure and sensitivity. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 20, 393-407.
  • Martin, P.R., Forsyth, M., & Reece, J.E. (2007). Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus temporal pulse amplitude biofeedback training for recurrent headache. Behavior Therapy, 38, 350-363.
  • Boscaglia, L. Xenos, S. and Reece, J. (2007). Puberty blues: The relationship between pubertal development, gender, coping, stress, and psychological adjustment. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Grant, C., Xenos, S., Smith, D., & Reece, J.E. (2007). Intimate Partner Abuse Among Australian Students: Prevalence and Attitudes. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Mutimer, A., Reece, J.E., & Matthews, J. (2007). Parenting practices and their relationship to resilience in preschool children. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Quinlivan, T., Xenos, S., Chester, A., & Reece, J.E. (2007). The transition to university: Factors predicting academic performance in undergraduate students. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Thomas, H., Reece, J.E., & Xenos, S. (2007). Exploring resilience in indigenous Australian adolescents. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Schembri, A.J., & Reece, J.E. (2007). Psychosocial correlates of resilience in early adulthood. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Wade, E.L., Reece, J.E., & Little, E. (2007). BRAVO! Building resilience and victim’s optimism: An intervention program for victims of school bullying. In N.J. Voudouris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Mutimer, A, Reece, J.E., & Matthews, J. (2007). Child Resilience: Relationships between stress, adaptation and family functioning. Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 3(1), 16-25.
  • Brophy, L.M., Reece, J.E., & McDermott (2006). A cluster analysis of people on Community Treatment Orders in Victoria, Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 29, 469-481.
  • Centofanti, A.T., & Reece, J.E. (2006). The cognitive interview and its effect on misleading post-event information. Psychology, Crime and Law, 12, 669-683.
  • Martin, P.R., Reece, J.E., & Forsyth, M. (2006). Noise as a trigger for headaches: Relationships between exposure and sensitivity. Headache, 46, 962-972.
  • Mutimer, A., Reece, J., & Matthews, J. (2006). Family functioning and its relationship to child resilience status in preschool children. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Schembri, A.J., Reece, J.E., & Wade, E.L. (2006). Bully Victimisation and psychosocial health: Sex differences in depression, anxiety, social problems, and perceived wellness. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 23(2), 17-34.
  • Thomas, H., & Reece, J. (2006). Exploring resilience: A comparison of Aboriginal and non-indigenous Australian adolescents. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Wade, E., Reece, J., & Little, E. (2006). Resilient victims of bullying: Predictors of positive outcomes. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Martin, P.R., Todd, J., & Reece, J.E. (2005). Effects of noise and a stressor on head pain. Headache, 45, 1353-1364.
  • Wade, E. & Reece, J. (2004). The psychosocial predictors of children's involvement in bullying at school. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society (pp. 284-288). Sydney: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Kivela, J., Inbakaran, R., & Reece, J. (2000). Consumer research in the restaurant environment. Part 3: Analysis, findings, and conclusions. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 12, 13-30.
  • Kivela, J., Reece, J., & Inbakaran, R. (1999). Consumer research in the restaurant environment. Part 2: Research design and analytical methods. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 11, 269-286.
  • Kivela, J., Inbakaran, R., & Reece, J. (1999). Consumer research in the restaurant environment. Part 1: A conceptual model of dining satisfaction and return patronage. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 11, 205-222.
  • Richdale, A.M., Reece, J.E., & Lawson, A. (1996). Teachers, children with reading difficulties, and remedial reading assistance in primary schools. Behaviour Change, 13, 47-61.
  • Reece, J.E., & Cumming, G.D. (1996). Evaluating speech-based composition methods: Planning, dictation, and the listening word processor. In C.M. Levy & S. Ransdell (Eds.), The science of writing: Theories, methods, individual differences, and applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Book Chapters

  • Cranney, J., Morris, M., Martin, F., Provost, S., Zinkiewicz, L., Reece, J., Milne-Home, J., Burton, L., White, F., Homewood, J., Earl,J., & McCarthy (2011). Psychological literacy and applied psychology in undergraduate education. In J. Cranney, & D. Dunn (Eds.) The psychologically literate citizen: Foundations and global perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Reece, J.E., & Cumming, G.D. (1996). Evaluating speech-based composition methods: Planning, dictation, and the listening word processor. In C.M. Levy & S. Ransdell (Eds.), The science of writing: Theories, methods, individual differences, and applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Research Grants

Professor Reece has been an associate investigator or consultant on the following research grants. In each case, he was invited to provide expertise in the area of research design and data analysis:

Professor Reece has been an associate investigator or consultant on the following research grants. In each case, he was invited to provide expertise in the area of research design and data analysis:

 

  • NHMRC project grant (2012)

Enhancing cognitive-behavioural therapy for recurrent headache by integrating into it a

new approach to the management of headache triggers (Learning to Cope with Triggers).

$645,00. Chief Investigator: Paul Martin (Griffith)

 

  • NHMRC project grant (2008)

Behavioural management of the triggers of recurrent headache: Avoidance versus coping.

$485,000. Chief Investigator: Paul Martin (Griffith)

 

  • BeyondBlue grant (2008)

Cognitive behaviour therapy for co-morbid chronic headache and depression.

$200,000. Chief Investigator: Paul Martin (Griffith)

 

  • Victorian Department of Human Services (2007)

Psychometric assessment of the Support Needs Assessment tool for people with disabilities

$54,000. Chief Investigator: Karen Nankervis (UQ)

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Research Supervision

Honours Students supervised to completion:

Honours Students supervised to completion:

  1. Alex Strauss
  2. Jade Cox
  3. Amanda Pisani
  4. Alice Lieshout
  5. Eden Campbell
  6. Max Von Sabler
  7. Jade Gatto
  8. Laura Ivins
  9. Belinda Calello
  10. Patricia Hansen
  11. Emma Bleaney
  12. Charlotte Bull
  13. Oliver Jones
  14. Jessica Gormley
  15. Stewart Hetzrelekis
  16. Lebecca Jelicic
  17. Nikita Singh
  18. Erica Dametto
  19. Cassandra Thomson
  20. Dylan Mraz
  21. Dora Greab
  22. Emily Bull
  23. Lauren Markovic
  24. Stephanie Lau
  25. Jenny Southam
  26. Daniel Zaba
  27. Kelly Doherty
  28. Kate Pearce
  29. Shelley Buchanan
  30. James Baglin
  31. Sarah Basile
  32. Adrian Schembri
  33. Aimee Velnoweth
  34. Tatjana Djokic
  35. Anica Risteska
  36. Erin Jones
  37. Ben Jones
  38. Emma Wade
  39. Yvette Wenlock
  40. Emma Wing Jan
  41. Lydia Wilson
  42. Frank Donnoli
  43. Jacqui Arbuckle
  44. Antoni Centofanti
  45. Allison Brown
  46. Helen Thomas
  47. Terry Runciman
  48. Peter Curtis-Wilson
  49. Eve Bowtell
  50. Anastasia Spathis
  51. Fiona Best
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Master of Psychology students supervised to completion:

  1. Elizabeth Grant
  2. Emma Van Bavel
  3. Fiona Davis
  4. Fiona McDonald
  5. Judith Macky
  6. Lisa Warren
  7. Tracey Bentin
  8. Yvette Wenlock
  9. Daisy Cameron
  10. Annette Mutimer
  11. Emma Wade
  12. Maria Mrkela
  13. Erin Hume
  14. Ellen Digre
  15. Tanya Lozanovski
  16. Mark Lee
  17. Jackie Au

Higher Degree by Research Students

Higher Degree by Research Completions

  1. Peggy Kadaris – PhD, (1996)
  2. Kerry Hempenstall – PhD, (1997)
  3. Ray Wilks – PhD, (1997)
  4. Jack Kivela – PhD, (1999)
  5. Henry Ruiz – Masters (1999)
  6. Sarah Barker – DPsych, (2005)
  7. Mandy Kienhuis – PhD, (2006)
  8. Lara Cleeland – DPsych(c) (2007)
  9. Helen Thomas – DPsych (2007)
  10. Emma Wade – PhD (2007)
  11. Andrea Stewart – PhD (2011)
  12. Trish Altieri – PhD (2011)
  13. Cathy Hughes – PhD (2012)
  14. Carolyn Thompson – PhD (2013)
  15. Karen Elgar – PhD (2013)
  16. Stavros Ktenas – PhD (2013)
  17. Stephanie Romagnano - PhD (2013)
  18. Tim Di Stefano – DPsych (2013)
  19. Nouran Katooa - PhD (2015)
  20. Tracii Ryan (PhD 2015)
  21. Allie Peters (PhD 2016)

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society