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Professor John Reece

Professor of Psychological Science and Deputy Head, School of Psychological Sciences

Qualifications

PhD and BBSc (Hons) (La Trobe University)

Overview

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.

Research

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.

Find out more at ResearchGate

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

Journal Articles

  • McDonald-Sardi, J., Pratt, C., Matthews, R., & Reece, J. (in press). The effect of experience in psychological practice on making ethical judgments. Manuscript accepted for publication in Australian Psychologist 17 March 2020
  • Milgrom, J.,  Martin, P.R., Newnham, C., Holt, C.J., Anderson, P.J., Hunt, R.W., Reece, J., Ferretti, C., Achenbach, T., & Gemmill, A.W. (2019). Behavioural and cognitive outcomes following an early stress-reduction intervention for very preterm and extremely preterm infants. Pediatric Research, 86, 92 – 99. Doi: org/10.1038/s41390-019-0385-9
  • Milgrom,. J., Hirshler, Y., Reece, J., Holt, C., & Gemmill, A. (2019). Social support: A protective factor for perinatal depression? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1426. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081426
  • Apos, E., Schuster, S., Reece, J., Whitaker, S., Murphy, K., Golder, J., Leiper, B., Sullivan, L., and Gibb, S., (2018). Enuresis management in children: Retrospective clinical audit of 2861 cases treated with practitioner-assisted bell-and-pad alarm. Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatrics, 193, 211 – 216. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.086
  • Au, J., & Reece, J. (2017). The relationship between chronotype and depressive symptoms: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 218, 93 – 104. Doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.021
  • 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 hypericumperforatum 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 and Awards

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 (2017)

Prevention of Adverse Child Behavioural Development Following Maternal Depression in Pregnancy

$575,000. Chief Investigator: Jeannette Milgrom (Melbourne)

  • 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).

$645,000. 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)

Awards

  • 2011: RMIT’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research; the second-highest award offered by the University (after the VC’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which I received in 2009). This carries an award of $10,000.
  • 2009: RMIT University Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award; the highest teaching award offered by the University. This carries an award of $20,000.
  • 2008: Australian Psychological Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Education Award. This is awarded to one academic in the country each year, provided there is a suitable recipient.
  • 2008: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. This carried an award of $10,000.
  • 2008: One of three people short-listed for the RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • 2007: RMIT SET Portfolio Students’ Choice Teaching Award, which carried an award of $2,000.
  • 2006: RMIT SET Portfolio Teaching Quality Award for student-centred teaching, which carried an award of $2,500.
  • 2006: Certificate of Achievement for Student Centred Teaching at the RMIT University Teaching Awards.
  • 2006 – 2007: One of four academics from RMIT University to be nominated for a Carrick Teaching Citation.
  • 2005 – 2006: Nominated to represent the SET Portfolio at the RMIT University Teaching Awards in the area of student-centred teaching.
  • 2005 – 2007: RMIT SET Portfolio Teaching Awards.
  • 2005: Certificate of commendation for excellent practice in student-centred teaching.

Research Supervision

Fourth year: 62
Professional Masters: 21
Masters by Research: 1
Professional Doctorate: 2
PhD: 18

Professional Activities

  • Member – Conference Organising Committee, 2020 Australian Psychological Society Conference
  • Conference Chair for the 2019 Australian Psychology Teacher and Learning Conference
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Psychological Society, 2018 – present
  • Covenor of the Australian Psychological Society’s Interest Group on Psychology Education 2015 – 2016, and maintain active involvement with the Australian Psychological Society
  • Committee Member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Interest Group on Psychology Education 2012 – present
  • Acting Dean of the RMIT University’s School of Graduate Research, 2010
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society’s Science, Academia and Education Advisory Board, 2008
  • Appointed Chief Examiner, Unit 4, VCE Psychology 2004 – 2006
  • Appointed Examiner, Unit 3, VCE Psychology 2004 – 2006
  • Senior Research Fellow, 2000 – 2003, Morgan Centre for Children with High Intellectual Ability, School of Psychology, University of Melbourne

Committees Chaired

  • ACAP Discipline of Psychology Course Assessment Committee: 2018 – present
  • ACAP Discipline Assessment Panel 2014 – present
  • ACAP Undergraduate and Honours Committee 2014 – present
  • ACAP Discipline of Psychology Complaints, Grievances, Appeals, and Misconduct Committee 2014 – present
  • ACAP Melbourne Academic Team 2014 – present
  • ACAP working group on doctoral programs 2014 – 2017
  • RMIT Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee 2010 – 2013
  • RMIT School of Health Sciences Higher Degrees by Research Committee, 2004 – 2013
  • RMIT SET Portfolio Human Research Ethics Sub-Committee (Non-Biomedical), 2004 – 2007
  • RMIT Department of Psychology and Intellectual Disability Studies Research and Graduate Studies Committee (later, Department of Psychology and Disability Studies and then Division of Psychology), 1994 – 2004
  • RMIT Faculty of Applied Science Human Research Ethics Committee, 1994 – 2004

Committee Membership

  • ACAP working groups and sub-committees on: APAC accreditation, review of Honours programs
  • ACAP Discipline of Psychology Courses Committee, 2017 – present
  • ACAP Melbourne Leadership Group: 2014 – present
  • ACAP Discipline of Psychology Course Assessment Committee: 2014 – present
  • ACAP Psychology Executive/Leadership Group 2014 – present
  • ACAP Learning and Teaching Committee 2015 – 2018
  • ACAP Academic Board 2010, 2015 – 2018
  • RMIT Academic Board, 2013
  • RMIT Research Committee 2010
  • RMIT Research Executive 2010
  • National Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies 2010
  • RMIT SET Portfolio Board, 2008 – 2010
  • RMIT School of Health Sciences Research Committee, 2005 – 2013
  • RMIT SET Portfolio Higher Degree by Research Committee 2004 – 2013
  • RMIT Departmental Flexible Delivery Committee, 1999 – 2004
  • RMIT Departmental IT Committee 1997 – 2004
  • RMIT Faculty of Nursing, Research and Graduate Studies Committee (by invitation), 1997 – 2002
  • RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee, 1994 – 2007
  • RMIT Faculty of Applied Science Research Committee, 1994 – 2004

Programs Coordinated

  • Honour and undergraduate Psychology, ACAP Melbourne, 2015 – present
  • Psychology Honours, 2000 – 2004
  • Masters by research and PhD, 1994 – 2013

Titles

  • Discipline Lead, School of Psychological Sciences, Melbourne Campus 2017 – present
  • Melbourne Course Academic Coordinator, ACAP Discipline of Psychological Sciences 2017
  • Undergraduate and Honours Program Convenor 2015 – present
  • Deputy Head, ACAP School of Psychological Sciences, 2015 – present
  • Professor of Psychological Science 2014 – present
  • Melbourne Campus Coordinator, ACAP School of Psychological Sciences, 2014 – 2017
  • Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research, School of Health Sciences, 2004 – 2013
  • Program Leader, Undergraduate Psychology, semester 2, 2003
  • Coordinator, Postgraduate Research Studies, Department of Psychology and Disability Studies, 1994 – 2004
  • Departmental Research Coordinator 1994 – 2000

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member, Psychology Education Interest Group of the APS
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