Dr Suzie Cosh

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Suzie Cosh

Phone: +61 2 6773 2073

Email: scosh@une.edu.au


B.Psych (Hons)., M.Psych (Clin)/Ph.D. The University of Adelaide

Research Interests

Dr Cosh has a broad interest in mental health and sport psychology including, wellbeing in elite athletes, disordered eating, athlete retirement, athlete identity, mental health stigma, and trauma. She also has a focus on anxiety disorders, especially in chronic disease including CVD and sensory loss.

Research Supervision Experience

Supervision areas:

  • Mental wellbeing in sport and exercise
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Childhood trauma


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Book Chapters:

LeCouteur, A. & Cosh, S. (2016). Conversation Analysis for sport research. In B. Smith & A. Sparkes (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 243.

Journal Articles:

Cosh, S., von Hanno, T., Helmer, C., Bertelsen, G., Delcourt, C.& Schirmer, H. (In Press).  The association among visual, hearing and dual sensory loss with depression and anxiety over six years: The Tromsø Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Cosh, S., Zentner, N., Ay, E-S., Loos, S., Slade, M. et al. (2017). Clinical decision making and mental health service use in people with severe mental illness across Europe. Psychiatric Services.

Tully, P.J., Harrison, N. J., Cheung, P., Cosh,S. (2016). Anxiety and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Review. Current Cardiology Reports, 18 (12), 120.

Tully, P.J., Hanon, O., Cosh, S., Tzourio, C. (2016). Diuretic antihypertensive drugs and incident dementia risk: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of prospective studies. Journal of hypertension 34 (6), 1027-1035.

Tully, P.J., Turnbull, D.A., Horowitz, J.D., Beltrame, J.F., Selkow, T., Baune, B.T., Markwick, E., Sauer-Zavala, S., Baumeister, H., Cosh, S., Wittert, G. A. (2016). Cardiovascular Health in Anxiety or Mood Problems Study (CHAMPS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 17 (1), 1

Cosh, S., Hawkins, K., Skaczkowski, G., Copley, D. & Bowden, J., (2015). Tobacco-use among urban Aboriginal Australian young people: a qualitative study of reasons for smoking, barriers to cessation, and motivators for smoking cessation. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(3), 334-341.

Cosh, S., Crabb, S., Kettler, L., LeCouteur, A. & Tully, P. J. (2015). The normalisation of body regulation and monitoring practices in elite sport: A discursive analysis of news delivery sequences during skinfold testing. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 7(3), 338-360.

Cosh, S., Crabb, S., & Tully, P. J. (2015). A champion out of the pool? A discursive exploration of two Australian Olympic swimmers’ transition from elite sport to retirement. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 19, 33-41.

Cosh, S. & Tully, P. J. (2015). Stressors, coping and support mechanisms for student-athletes combining elite sport and tertiary education: Implications for practice. The Sport Psychologist, 29, 120-133.

Puschner, B., Cosh, S. & Becker, T. (2015). Patient-rated outcome assessment with the Outcome Questionnaire 45 in people with severe mental illness. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32, 273-282.

Tully, PJ., Turnball, D., Beltrame, J., Horowitz, J., Cosh, S., Baumeister, H. & Wittert, G. A. (2015). Panic disorder and incident coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-regression in 1,131,612 persons and 58,111 cardiac events. Psychological Medicine, 45 (14), 2909-2920.

Tully, P.J., Wittert, G.A., Turnbull, D.A., Beltrame, J.F., Horowitz, J.D., Cosh, S., Baumeister, H. (2015). Panic disorder and incident coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 4(1), 33.

Cosh, S. & Tully, P. J. (2014). “All I have to do is pass”: A discursive analysis of student athletes' talk about prioritising sport to the detriment of education to overcome stressors encountered in combining elite sport and tertiary education. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15, 180-189.

Tully, P. J., Cosh, S., Baumeister, H. (2014). The Anxious Heart in Whose Mind? A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression of Factors Associated with Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis, Treatment and Morbidity Risk in Coronary Heart Disease. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(6), 439-448.

Cosh, S., Maksimovic, L., Ettridge, K., Copley, D., Bowden, J. (2013). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilisation of the Quitline service for smoking cessation in South Australia: A preliminary investigation. Australian J. Primary Health, 19, 113-118.

Cosh, S., Crabb, S. & LeCouteur, A. (2013). Elite athletes and retirement: Identity, choice and agency. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, 89-97.

Cosh, S., LeCouteur, A., Crabb, S., & Kettler, L. (2013). Career transitions and identity: A discursive psychological approach to exploring athlete identity in retirement and the transition back into elite sport. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 5, 21-42.

Tully, P. J., Cosh, S. & Baune, B. T. (2013). A review of the effects of worry and generalized anxiety disorder upon cardiovascular health and coronary heart disease. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 18(6), 627-644.

Hastie, B. & Cosh, S. (2013). ‘What's wrong with that?': Legitimating and contesting gender inequality. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32(3), 367-368.

Tully, P.J. & Cosh, S. (2013).Generalized anxiety disorder prevalence and comorbidity with depression in coronary heart disease: A meta analysis. Journal of Health Psychology 18(12), 1601-1616.

Cosh, S., Crabb, S., LeCouteur, A., & Kettler, L. (2012). Accountability, monitoring and surveillance: Body regulation in elite sport. Journal of Health Psychology 17(4), 610-622.

Cosh, S. & Crabb, S. (2012). Motherhood within elite sport discourse: The case of Keli Lane. POWS Review, 14(2), 41-49.

Cosh, S. & Crabb, S. (2012).Reconceptualising the Female Athlete Triad: Locating athletes’ bodies within the discursive practices of elite sporting environments.POWS Review, 14(2), 20-25.

Hastie, B. & Cosh, S. (2012). ‘Aren’t men also involved in childbearing?’: Rendering the male reproductive body visible to resist gender inequality. GLIP Review, 8(2), 98-111.


Member – SENSE-Cog: Promoting health for eyes, ears, and mind consortium

Member – International Society of Critical Health Psychologists

Member - European Psychiatry Association – Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology Section