Current PhD Candidates

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Leander Dellers, PhD Clinical Psychology

Prototypicality in gay men’s communities and associated mental health outcomes



Narelle Duncan, PhD Clinical Psychology

The role of decentering in interpersonal conflict


Duncan, N., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Furman, W. (2019). Sexual harassment and appearance-based peer victimization: Unique associations with emotional adjustment by gender and age. Journal of Adolescence, 75, 12-21. doi:1016/j.adolescence.2019.06.016


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Sarah Howe – PhD Psychology

Parents’ socialization of young children’s emotion regulation and its impact on internalizing symptom patterns over one year



Kate Greenhalgh – PhD Clinical Psychology

Mindfulness parenting for children with hearing loss



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

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


Owen Lloyd – PhD Psychology

Children’s psychological recovery from traumatic brain injury


Lloyd, O., Ownsworth, T., Fleming, J., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2017). Development and preliminary validation of the Paediatric Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents after traumatic brain injury. Child Neuropsychology, 23, 1-21. doi:10.1080/09297049.2017.1332173

Lloyd, O., Onsworth, T., Fleming, J., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2015). Awareness deficits in children and adolescents following traumatic brain injury: A systematic review, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 30, 311-323. doi:10.1097/HTR.0000000000000113



Sarah Luskin-Saxby – PhD Clinical Psychology

Training and development in evidence-based practice in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early intervention centres



Samira Mera – PhD Clinical Psychology

Mindful relationships: Testing a model of parental intrapersonal and interpersonal mindfulness, mindful parenting, and adolescents’ adjustment and peer relationships



Kathy Ryan – PhD Psychology

Fear acquisition and extinction: Age differences

Ryan, K., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Neumann, D. L., & Waters, A. M. (2019). The need for standards in the design of studies on fear conditioning and extinction in youth: A systematic review and recommendations for research on anxiety. Behavior Research and Therapy, 112, 42-62.



Henriette Steinvik – PhD Psychology

Bystanders’ responses to peer bullying: The role of adolescents’ empathy-related processes and social costs of defending


Kellie Swan – PhD Psychology

Disseminating effective treatments for children with disruptive behaviours