Congratulations to Dr. Jess Kerin!

Big Congratulations to Jess Kerin (second from the left) for completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology in January 2020! Her research thesis is titled Intersecting approaches to the study of eating: A focus on intuitive, mindful, emotional, and external eating.  Your research supervisors, Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Haley Webb, will miss working with you on this … More Congratulations to Dr. Jess Kerin!

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Uhlmann & Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in 2019

It is so exciting to Congratulate Dr. Laura Uhlmann and Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology in 2019!  Carly’s PhD thesis was titled Body dysmorphic disorder in adolescents: A new multidimensional measure and associations with social risk, mindfulness and self-compassion (Supervisors Lara Farrell & Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck). Laura’s PhD thesis was … More Congratulations to Dr. Laura Uhlmann & Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in 2019

Family Interaction Program hosts an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea

The Family Interaction Program, which is directed by Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, was delighted to host an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea on Wednesday, November 6th in G40 at Griffith University. The afternoon included a snapshot from a variety of allied health services offered in the Griffith Health Centre, including, Psychology, Social Work Physio, Exercise Physiology and … More Family Interaction Program hosts an Open Clinic Afternoon Tea

New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Associate Prof Dianne Shanley, Prof Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, Karen Moritz, Prof Sheena Reilly, Prof Robert Ware, Associate Prof Joshua Byrnes, Prof Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Prof Amanda Wheeler and Dr. Kerryann Walsh were awarded $1,070,761 for the project ‘A Tiered Approach to the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Remote Indigenous Primary Care Settings’, that will be … More New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Mindfulness and parenting

New paper just published on parents’ mindfulness and their food-related parenting behaviors in the journal Mindfulness: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., McKay, A., & Webb, H. J. (2019). Parents’ mindfulness, and child effortful control and negative affectivity are associated with food-related parenting Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01219-2 Objectives: There were two objectives of this study. The first was to determine … More Mindfulness and parenting

New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

Waters, A. M., Candy, S., Groth, T. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Craske, M. G., Bradley, B. P., & Mogg, K. (2019). A school-based comparison of positive search training to enhance adaptive attention regulation with a cognitive-behavioural intervention for reducing anxiety symptoms in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00551-4 Many children experience anxiety but have … More New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., & Stuart, J. (2019). Let’s get physical: Recent research on relations of adolescent peer victimization with psychosomatic symptoms, sleep, and body weight. Invited review for Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Psychology. doi:1111/jabr.12162   In this review, our purpose was to draw from meta‐analyses and studies of peer victimization and physical health … More A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Relationships and aggressive behavior

What an excellent new book edited by Sarah Coyne and Jamie Ostrov on the development of relational aggression.  We so enjoyed contributing a chapter: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., Ferguson, S., & Gardner, A. (2018) Relational aggression in romantic relationships. In S. M. Coyne & J. M. Ostrov (Eds.). The development of relational aggression (Chapter … More Relationships and aggressive behavior