Dr Liz Temple

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Liz Temple

Phone: +61 02 6773 1760

Email: etemple3@une.edu.au


BA, University of New England; MSc (Hons), University of Western Sydney; PhD, University of New England

Teaching Areas

Coordinator - Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced)

Research Interests

Liz’s research focuses on exploring the complex interrelationships between psychological functioning, social and emotional wellbeing, and physical health. This includes investigating the life circumstances and societal factors that can act to either support or undermine wellbeing, such as those contributing to psychological distress, problematic drug and alcohol use, and/or ill-health.

Research Supervision Experience

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) group projects
  • PhD students within my areas of research interest


Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=sSS8iLkAAAAJ&hl=en

Academia.edu: https://une-au.academia.edu/LizTemple

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth_Temple

Loop: http://loop.frontiersin.org/people/52939/overview

Journal Articles

Worrell, F.C., Temple, E.C., McKay, M.T., Zivkovic, U., Perry, J., Mello, Z.R., Musil, B., & Cole, J.C. (2016). A theoretical approach to resolving the psychometric problems associated with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000313

Temple, E.C. (2015).  Clearing the Smokescreen: The current evidence on cannabis use. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6: 40. doi:  10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00040

McKay, M.T., Worrell, F.C., Temple, E.C., Perry, J., Cole, J.C., & Mello, Z.R.  (2015). Less is not always more: The case of the 36-item short form of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Personality & Individual Differences, 72, 68-71.

Temple, E.C., Driver, M., & Brown, R.F. (2014). Cannabis use and anxiety: Is stress the missing piece of the puzzle? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:168. doi:  10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00168

McKay, M.T., Worrell, F.C., Temple, E.C., Perry, J., & Cole, J.C. (2014). A critical examination of the reliability and validity of the SZTPI-15 in British, American and Australian samples. Personality & Individual Differences, 69, 168-172.

Temple, E.C. (2014). Commentary on van der Pol et al., (2014): Reconsidering the association between cannabis exposure and dependence. Addiction, 109, 1110-1111.

Gill, P.R. & Temple, E.C. (2014). Walking the fine line between fieldwork success and failure: Advice for new ethnographers. Journal of Research Practice, 10(1), Article M2.

Temple, E.C. (2014). Associations between psychosocial wellbeing and the development of beneficial time perspectives. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, Studia Psychologica VI, 152, 72-87. (Special Issue on Time Perspective)

Hussain, R., Guppy, M., Robertson, S., & Temple, E. (2013). Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students. BMC Public Health, 13:848. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-848.

Serafini, G., Pompili, M., Innamorati, M., Temple, E.C., Amore, M., Borgwardt, S., & Girardi, P. (2013). The association between cannabis use, mental illness, and suicidal behaviour: What is the role of hopelessness? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4:125. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00125  

Temple, E.C. & Emmett, S. (2013). Promoting the development of children’s emotional and social wellbeing in early childhood settings: How can we enhance the capability of educators to fulfil role expectations. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 38(1), 66-72.

Temple, E.C. & Brown, R.F. (2012). A Comparison of Internet-based Participant Recruitment Methods: Experiences Engaging the Hidden Population of Cannabis Users in Research. Journal of Research Practice, 7(2), D2.

Temple, E.C., Brown, R.F. & Hine, D.W. (2011). The ‘Grass Ceiling’: Limitations in the literature hinder our understanding of cannabis use and its consequences. Addiction, 106(2), 238-244.

Temple, E.C., Brown, R.F. & Hine, D.W. (2011). The grassy knoll… and an elephant. Addiction, 106(2), 251-252.

Temple, E.C., Hutchinson, I., Laing, D.G. & Jinks, A.L. (2002). Taste development: Differential growth rates of tongue. Developmental Brain Research, 135(1-2), 65-70.

Temple, E.C., Laing, D.G., Hutchinson, I. & Jinks, A.L. (2002). Temporal perception of sweetness by adults and children. Chemical Senses, 27(8), 729-737.

Books, Chapters, Reports & Conference Proceedings

Temple, E.C., Ridgeway, N. & Iagoe, C. (in press). Is it Beer O'Clock? Time Perspective and hazardous alcohol use in emerging adulthood. In U. Tokarska (Ed.) Applied Psychology of Time.

Reeder, L & Temple, E. (in press). Testing the effectiveness of empathy conversations as a policy tool in the welfare and finance sectors-pilot study.From Empathy: The 3rd Global Meeting of the Empathy Project, 14– 16th July 2016, Mansfield College, Oxford

Reeder, L., Temple, E., Petheram, L., Marks, K., & Stephens, L. (2016). Empathy Conversations: Testing their effectiveness as a policy-making instrument. Australia21, Sydney, Australia.

Temple, E.C., Hammersley, R., van Laar, M., & Brown, R.F. (Eds.) (2015). Clearing the Smokescreen: The Current Evidence on Cannabis Use. Frontiers Media SA, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi 10.3389/978-2-88919-527-5

Temple, L. (2014). Not missing in action: The enduring penalty of ‘being female’. In J. Schultz (ed.) Griffith Review 45: The Way We Work. Text Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.

Tuck, J., Temple, E.C. & Sipek, M. (2013). Wellbeing of fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out employees: Evidence from Australia. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, Greece.

National Breast Cancer Centre (2003). Multidisciplinary Care in Australia: A National Demonstration Project in Breast Cancer, National Breast Cancer Centre, Camperdown, Australia.

Temple, L. (2000). To measure or not to measure: The usefulness of clinical outcome measurement in improving services for young people. In: Creativity and development: Services for the future. Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Service. 2000 TheMHS Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia

Temple, L. (2000). Bong Off: Marijuana Intervention, YPPI Centre, Gosford, Australia.

Howe, D., Temple, L., Mackson, C. & Teesson, M. (1999). Catch Us If U Can: Young People & Psychiatric Illness – Intervention & Assessment, YPPI Centre, Gosford, Australia

Selected media & online articles

Expert Reaction: Victoria set to legalise medical marijuana, Australian Science Media Centre: 7th October, 2015: https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/victoria-set-to-legalise-medical-marijuana

Spotlight on anxiety, The Courier, 12th September, 2015: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3343273/spotlight-on-anxiety/

Feeling blue in the bush, ABC Gippsland, 4th September, 2015: http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/09/04/4306133.htm

Drugged and depressed: Mental health in country Australia, Australian Science Media Centre Webinar; 3rd September, 2015: https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/background-briefing-drugged-and-depressed-mental-health-in-country-australia

Regions prone to mental illness, South Coast Register, 3rd September, 2015: http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/3326202/regions-prone-to-mental-illness/

One in three who attempt suicide receive no follow-up support, Sydney Morning Herald, 3rd September, 2015: http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/one-in-3-who-attempt-suicide-receive-no-follow-up-support-20150903-gje8hv

Are changing work practices changing us? ABC Radio National: The Drawing Room with Waleed Aly, 5th August, 2014: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drawingroom/are-changing-work-practices2c-changing-us3f/5649500

Not missing in action: ‘the enduring penalty of being female’. The Conversation, 23rd July, 2014: https://theconversation.com/not-missing-in-action-the-enduring-penalty-of-being-female-28503

Gendered arguments hinder progress for work-life balance. ABC’s The Drum, 11th July 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-11/temple-gendered-arguments-and-work-life-balance/4123958

Personal bias triumphs in argy-bargy over cannabis research. ABC’s The Drum, 8th June 2012:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-08/temple-cannabis/4058584