Current PhD Candidates

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Tia     Tia Campbell, PhD Clinical Psychology

The digital Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment Australia: A validation and diagnostic power study (co-principal supervisors Dr. Erinn Hawkins, A/Professor Dianne Shanley)


Leander         Leander Dellers, PhD Clinical Psychology

Marginalisation within gay communities: Integrating minority stress and social identity approaches to explain mental health in gay-identifying men (principal supervisor Dr. Amanda Duffy)


Narelle_Samira         Narelle Duncan, PhD Clinical Psychology

The role of decentering in interpersonal conflict (associate supervisor Dr. Alex Gardner)


Duncan, N., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Gardner, A. A., & Modecki, K. M. (2021). The measurement and benefit of decentering for coping self-efficacy, flexibility, and ways of coping with interpersonal stress. Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 110932.


SarahH  1     Sarah Howe – PhD Psychology

Parents’ socialization of young children’s emotion regulation and its impact on internalizing symptom patterns over one year (associate supervisor Professor David Neumann)


kate       Kate Greenhalgh – PhD Clinical Psychology

Mindfulness parenting for children with hearing loss (principal supervisor A/Professor Dianne Shanley)


vic     Victoria Hambour – PhD Clinical Psychology

Facing multiple sources of discrimination: The impact of social identity, peer support and self-stereotyping on the wellbeing of sexual minorities (principal supervisor Dr. Amanda Duffy)

Hambour, V. K., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Clear, S., Rowe, S., & Avdagic, E. (2018). Emotion regulation and mindfulness in adolescents: Conceptual and empirical connection and associations with social anxiety symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 134, 7-12. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.03


885ff6355097d33d59024d9486f53af5         Hong Lan, PhD Psychology

ADHD, mind wandering, and emotion regulation (principal supervisor A/Professor Liz Conlon)


110111-107985     Sarah Luskin-Saxby – PhD Clinical Psychology

Training and development in evidence-based practice in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early intervention centres (principal supervisor Dr. Jess Paynter)


110111-107985       Charlie-Jean Seeto – PhD Clinical Psychology

Social comparison processes on social media (principal supervisor Professor Caroline Donovan)


Samira         Samira Mera – PhD Clinical Psychology

Mindful relationships: Testing a model of parental intrapersonal and interpersonal mindfulness, mindful parenting, and adolescents’ adjustment and peer relationships (associate supervisor Dr. Liz Conlon)



Lisa Porritt – PhD Psychology

Sexual pain and females’ well-being (associate supervisor Dr. Heather Green)


IMG_2562    Henriette Steinvik – PhD Psychology

Bystanders’ responses to peer bullying: The role of adolescents’ empathy-related processes and social costs of defending (co-principal supervisor Dr. Amanda Duffy)






Kellie Swan – PhD Psychology

Disseminating effective treatments for children with disruptive behaviours (principal supervisor A/Professor Dianne Shanley)

Swan, K., Shanley, D. C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021). Development and validation of the professional sense of competence scale (ProSOCS) for practitioners who treat disruptive behaviours in children. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.