Supervisors and areas of supervision

Supervisor Areas of supervision
Dr Warren Bartik
wbartik@une.edu.au
02 6773 3743

Clinical Psychology:

  • Mental Illness/Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Early Psychosis
  • Suicide Prevention
Dr Navjot Bhullar
navjot.bhullar@une.edu.au
02 6773 3187
  • Environmental psychology
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Applied social psychology
Dr Gavin Clark
gavin.clark@une.edu.au
02 6773 4553

Clinical Psychology:

  • Aviation phobia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • The Socratic Method in CBT
  • Attachment and Early Maladaptive Schema

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Mindfulness
  • Phenomenology
  • Altered states of consciousness

Addiction:

  • Alcohol cue-reactivity
  • Gambling cue-reactivity
Dr William Coventry
02 6773 2846
0438 179 761

Quantitative Genetics:

  • using twin pairs and their other family members to discern whether genes or the environment (or a combination of the two) explain differences between individuals.
  • factors that explain environmental variance (i.e. home factors, parenting, school, or SES).

Possible topics:

  • School NAPLAN testing
  • Literacy in children
  • Depression, stress and social support
  • Gene by environment interactions
Associate Professor Debra Dunstan
02 6773 3764
  • Work disability management
  • Occupational rehabilitation
  • Unemployment
Professor Don Hine
02 6773 2731

Environmental Psychology:

  • Behaviour change related to psychological issues
  • Climate change communication.
Dr Graham Jamieson
gjamieso@une.edu.au
02 6773 4279

Cognitive Neuroscience:

  • Electroencephalograph (EEG)
  • Meditation
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive, affective and social neuroscience
  • Neuro-feedback
  • States of consciousness.
Dr Natasha Loi
nloi2@une.edu.au
02 6773 3903

Developmental Psychology:

  • Bullying and victimisation
  • Risk-taking in adolescence.

Organisational Psychology:

  • Attitudes to older people at work
  • Competency beliefs and early work experiences
  • Workplace incivility
  • Interpersonal mistreatment in the workplace
  • Leadership
  • Occupational stress and situational appraisal
  • Organisational and management trust and personality
  • Organisational culture
  • Psychological resilience in the workplace and resilience training.

Positive Psychology:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-efficacy
  • The application of positive psychology constructs such as optimism, social support, self-compassion, hope and proactive coping to adult development and ageing.

Environmental Psychology:

  • Behaviour change related to psychological issues
Dr Amy Lykins
alykins@une.edu.au
02 6773 5014

Environmental Psychology:

  • Mental health effects of natural disasters and climate change
  • Decision-making regarding climate change
  • Human-animal interactions (factory farming, animal-assisted therapies)

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Complex human cognition and decision-making
  • Visual attention (using eye-tracking)
  • Virtual reality and decision-making.

Unavailable for supervision in 2018. On study leave.

Associate Professor John Malouff
jmalouff@une.edu.au
02 6773 3776

Health Psychology:

  • Smoking
  • Marijuana use.

Positive Psychology:

  • Sustainable positive affect
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-efficacy
  • the application of positive psychology constructs such as optimism, social support, self-compassion, hope and proactive coping to adult development and ageing

Psychopathology and Behaviour Change:

  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Romantic relationships.
Dr Dominic McNeil
dmcneil@une.edu.au
02 6773 2410

Sport and Exercise Psychology:

  • Imagery
  • Motor learning
  • Athletic and exercise identity
  • Neurological changes associated with learning.
Dr Wendy Phillips wendy.phillips@une.edu.au
02 6773 3531

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Decision making
  • Human reasoning
  • Implicit and explicit processes.

Health Psychology:

  • Anxiety and depression in adults or children
  • Coping and problem solving
  • Influence of coping styles on health related behaviours.

Positive Psychology:

  • The application of positive psychology constructs such as optimism, social support, self-compassion, hope and proactive coping to adult development and ageing.

Social Psychology:

  • Attitudes and persuasion
  • Emotions
  • Processes of emotional regulation.

Unavailable for supervision in 2018. On study leave.

Dr Ian Price
iprice@une.edu.au
02 6773 2653

Health Psychology:

  • Alcohol problems in university students
  • Anxiety, depression, sexual disorders and body image in both adults and young people
  • Influence of coping styles on health related
  • Behaviours mechanisms of trauma/stress and anxiety disorders

Organisational Psychology:

  • Occupational stress and situational appraisal
  • Workaholism, psychological testing and personnel selection
Dr Adam Rock
arock@une.edu.au
02 6773 3027

Addiction:

  • Poker machine problem gambling
  • Video game addiction

Clinical Psychology:

  • Aviation phobia (i.e., people who experience a fear of flying in aeroplanes)
  • The link between early maladaptive schema and anxiety/ depression

Transpersonal Psychology:

  • Spiritual emergency (i.e., when spiritual development becomes a psychological crisis)

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Mindfulness
  • Phenomenology
  • Altered states of consciousness

Unavailable for supervision in 2018. On study leave.

Associate Professor Nicola Schutte
nschutte@une.edu.au
02 6773 3779 

Positive Psychology:

  • Sustainable positive affect
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-determination theory.
Dr Bruce Stevenson
bstevens@une.edu.au
02 6773 2565

Cognitive Psychology:

  • Human reasoning
  • Language processing
  • Memory
  • Priming (repetition priming, semantic priming, masked priming).

Developmental Psychology:

  • Ageing
  • Autism spectrum condition

Perception:

  • Motion perception
  • Subliminal perception
Dr Andrew Talk
atalk@une.edu.au
02 6773 3725

Biopsychology:

  • Behavioural and brain mechanisms of learning and memory
  • Human and animal models of memory disorders
  • Human and animal models of addiction
  • Neurobiology of motivation.
Associate Professor Einar Thorsteinsson ethorste@une.edu.au
02 6773 2587

Environmental Psychology:

  • Behaviour change related to environmental issues

Health Psychology:

  • Drug use
  • Anxiety, depression, sexual disorders and body image in both adults and young people
  • Attitudes towards physical differences resulting from illness
  • Coping and problem solving
  • Coping with illness
  • Factors associated with illness prevention
  • Influence of coping styles on health related behaviours
  • Mechanisms of trauma/stress and anxiety disorders
  • Obesity
  • Psychological correlates and outcomes of organic disease
  • The role of anticipated affect in health behaviours
  • Social support, copy adolescence
  • Cardiovascular reactivity.

Positive Psychology:

  • Sustainable positive affect
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-efficacy
  • The application of positive psychology constructs such as optimism, social support, self-compassion, hope and proactive coping to adult development and ageing.
Dr Sue Watt
swatt3@une.edu.au
02 6773 2153

Social Psychology and Personality:

  • Prejudice and associated concepts such as nationalism, category representation, and discrimination
  • Immigration, multiculturalism, acculturation
  • Attitudes and attitude change
  • Internet and social media

Environmental Psychology:

  • Environmental attitudes and beliefs

More detailed information about Sue Watt's research interests and supervision areas can be found in her Staff Profile.