Dr Jasmine B. MacDonald

Biography

Jasmine completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology majors) / Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at Charles Sturt University. For her honours dissertation, Jasmine researched university students’ consumption of alcohol, their attitudes towards alcohol consumption, as well as their perceptions towards the use of social marketing campaigns aiming to reduce student alcohol consumption.

Jasmine’s primary research interest is the nexus between journalism and psychology. Jasmine’s PhD thesis explored the kinds of traumatic events TV news workers are exposed to and the psychological implications of this work. This research was the first of its kind to focus on the trauma experiences of TV news camera operators, how their experiences compare to those of other news workers, and the functional role of relationships amongst news workers of various roles. 

Jasmine’s industry-based research experience includes: (1) a role with Riverina Bluebell, developing a comprehensive online resource for community members affected by mental health and related issues, and (2) working as the Sensory Panel Leader for the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, Charles Sturt University, conducting consumer and sensory research.

Research

Jasmine’s research interests include:

  • Trauma exposure and reactions in Television news camera operators
  • The psychological implications of journalistic work
  • Work-related trauma exposure and reactions
  • The role of perception in trauma experiences
  • Television production and consumption
  • Substance use
  • Burnout
  • Consumer-sensory evaluation

Researchgate profile URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jasmine_Macdonald2

Jasmine is currently supervising students in the following research topics:

  • Supervision (Current and completed)
    • Physiotherapists’ experiences of working with clients experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
    • Interpreters’ experiences of vicarious trauma as a result of working with refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Professional Affiliations and Fellowships
    • Wagga Social Work Network, Wagga Wagga, 2018
    • Community Drug and Alcohol Team, Wagga Wagga, 2011 – 2018
    • Amnesty International, Wagga Wagga, 2010 – 2012
    • Golden Key International Honour Society 2008 – present

Teaching / coordination responsibilities

Jasmine has experience teaching in to a broad range of undergraduate psychology units, including introductory first year units, child and adolescent psychology, biopsychology, personality, learning, and qualitative research methods. She also has experience teaching in the areas of food science and engineering, social work, and social welfare.

Expert Comment Topics

  • Trauma exposure and reactions in TV news workers.
  • Designing and conducting systematic literature reviews.
  • Consumer-sensory evaluation

Research and scholarship (include grants and publications)

According to Google Scholar, Jasmine’s research has been cited 94 times. The h-index for her research outputs relative to citations is 5.

A full list of Jasmine’s research grants and outputs (including journal articles, book chapters, articles in periodicals, conference proceedings, dissertations and theses, and industry reports) is provided below.

Research grants

Jasmine was a Co-Investigator on a successful grant that secured over

$500,000 of industry funding: 

Thomas, J. B. (July 2011 – Dec 2012) OPA: 5025 - Attitudes, Drivers of

Consumption and Taste Preference - A Focus on Chardonnay. GWRDC grant

2011/12 – $400k, 2012 – $164k, Total: $564k Role: (Co–Investigator).

Peer-reviewed articles

MacDonald, J. B., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J. (2017). Trauma exposure in journalists: A systematic literature review. Fusion Journal ¬– Dangerous Journalism, Issue 11. Available online: http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/011-dangerous-journalism/trauma-exposure-in-journalists-a-systematic-literature-review/

MacDonald, J. B., Saliba, A. J., Hodgins, G., & Ovington, L. A. (2016). Burnout in journalists: A systematic literature review. Burnout Research, 3(2), 34–44. 

MacDonald J. B., Saliba A. J., & Hodgins, G. (2016). Journalists and substance use: A systematic literature review. Substance Abuse, 37(3), 402–411. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1101732

Gater, B., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Are actors really real in reality TV? The changing face of performativity in reality television. Fusion Journal, Issue 7. Available online: http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/007-fusion-mask-performance-performativity-and-communication/are-actors-really-real-in-reality-tv-the-changing-face-of-performativity-in-reality-television/

Ovington, L. A., Saliba, A. J., Moran, C. C., Goldring, J., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Do people really have insights in the shower? The when, where and who of the aha! moment. Journal of Creative Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/jocb.126

Saliba, A. J., Bruwer, J., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Consumption metrics of chardonnay wine consumers in Australia. International Journal of Wine Research, 7. DOI: 10.2147/IJWR.S78268

Ovington, L., Saliba, A. J., Samuelian, S., & MacDonald, J. B. (2014). Sustainable practice in a bottle - Do consumers really care? Wine and Viticulture Journal, January/February, 55–56.

MacDonald, J. B., Saliba, A. J., & Bruwer, J. (2013). Wine choice and drivers of consumption explored in relation to generational cohorts and methodology. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20(3), 349–357.

Yoo, Y. J., Saliba, A. J., MacDonald, J. B., Prenzler, P. D., & Ryan, D. (2013). A cross-cultural study of wine consumers with respect to health benefits of wine. Food Quality and Preference, 28(2), 531–538.

Saliba, A. J., Heymann, H., Blackman, J. W., & MacDonald, J. B. (2013). Consumer-sensory evaluation of Australian Chardonnay. Wine & Viticulture Journal, 28(3), 64¬–66.

Saliba, A. J., Thomas, J. B., & Potts, B. (2011). Defining a style to meet consumer demand. Grapegrower & Winemaker, October – Issue 573, 63–64.

Saliba, A. J., Thomas, J. B., & Moran, C. C. (2010). Differences in wine preferences among Australian states – Testing the stereotypes. Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 25(2), 66–70.

Articles in periodicals

MacDonald, J. B. (2018). Journalists and Substance Use. College of Clinical Psychologists eNewsletter (July), Australian Psychological Society.

MacDonald, J. B. (2018). What Do We Know About Burnout in Journalists? College of Clinical Psychologists eNewsletter (March), Australian Psychological Society.

MacDonald, J. B. (2017). The Trauma of News. Australian Cinematographer, Issue 75, 17.

Book chapters 

MacDonald, J. B., & Fox, R. (2018). Trauma Amongst TV News Crews: The protective function of crew solidarity. In M.-T. Leung, & L.-M. Tan (Eds.), Applied Psychology Readings (pp. 21–38). Singapore: Springer.

Theses and dissertations

MacDonald, J. B. (2017). A Focus on Exposure: Trauma and the psychological implications for TV news camera operators (Unpublished doctoral thesis). Charles Sturt University. Retrieved from https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/publications/a-focus-on-exposure-trauma-and-the-psychological-implications-for

Thomas, J. B. (2012). An Exploration of Student Attitudes Toward the Use of Social Marketing Campaigns to Reduce Alcohol Consumption: A grounded theory approach (Unpublished honours dissertation). Charles Sturt University.

Conference proceedings

MacDonald, J. B., & Fox, R. (2017). Trauma amongst TV news crews: An exploration of role differences and crew solidarity. Singapore Conference of Applied Psychology, 29–30 June. Singapore. (Paper)

MacDonald, J. B., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J. (2015). Trauma exposure and reactions in journalists: A systematic literature review. Dangerous Journalism: Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, 30 Nov – 2 Dec. Bathurst, Australia. (Paper)

Gater, B., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Are actors really real in reality TV? The changing face of performativity in reality television. MASK: Performance, performativity and communication in the professions and creative industries, 17 April. Bathurst, Australia. (Paper)

MacDonald, J. B., Sweeting, J., Bowles, W., & Saliba, A. J. (2014). Student attitudes toward the use of social marketing campaigns to reduce alcohol consumption and promote wellbeing. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, 9–12 July. Melbourne, Australia. (Paper – Interactive Presentation)

MacDonald, J. B., Sweeting, J., Saliba, A. J., Humphries, T., & Bowles, W. (2014). Placing regional students on the agenda: A study of attitudes toward alcohol and consumption patterns. Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs Council Biennial Conference, 7–8 May. Hobart, Australia. (Paper)

Saliba, A. J., MacDonald, J. B., Schmidtke, L. M., & Blackman, J. W. (2013). Attitudes, drivers of consumption and taste preferences: A focus on Chardonnay. 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, 13–18 July. Sydney, Australia. (Paper)

Samuelian, S., Thomas, J. B., Bruwer, J., & Saliba, A. J. (2012). Influence of perceived environmental sustainability on purchase decisions: Changes from 2007 to 2011. Crush 2012: The Grape and Wine Science Symposium, 15–16 November. Adelaide, Australia. (Paper)

Ryan, D., Thomas, J. B., Dubaj, M., Patterson, J., Prenzler, P. D., & Saliba, A. J. (2011). Objective assessment of the influence of low impact odorants in mixtures via model neurological Studies. 9th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, 4–8 September. Toronto, Canada. (Poster)

Thomas, J. B., Saliba, A. J., & Bruwer, J. (2011). The research questionnaire technique: Reports of its ‘death’ have been greatly exaggerated. 9th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, 4–8 September. Toronto, Canada. (Poster)

Industry reports 

Attitudes, drivers of consumption and taste preference – A focus on Chardonnay (2012)

This document is a compilation of reports from a project funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC). Accessible from: http://bit.ly/2qMiQAM

Alcohol Questionnaire 2011: Consumption and attitudes (2011) 

This research was funded by Access and Counseling, Student Services, Charles Sturt University. A copy of the report is available from Access and Counselling, Student Services, Charles Sturt University.