Professor Anna Chur-Hansen
I am a Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Health Psychology. I hold a PhD in Medical Education, which I completed in the Discipline of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, where I was on staff from 1987 to 2013. As well as a focus on research in best practice education for health professionals, my research interests are broadly around food and eating; sex and relationships; physical pain; and death and dying. I am also interested in companion animals and their impact on human health (psychological, social and physical). Much of my research and teaching is around a biopsychosociocultural framework, and I use qualitative methods (as well as quantitative and mixed methods).
|2013||Head of School||University of Adelaide|
|2016||Fellowship||Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators|
|2013||Award||Australian Psychological Society South Australian Branch Award|
|2011||Award||Australian Psychological Society Distinguished Service Award|
|2009||Fellowship||Fellow, Australian Psychological Society|
|2007||Fellowship||Fellow, Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (FHERDSA)|
|2006||Teaching Award||Carrick Citation||University of Adelaide||$10,000|
|2003||Teaching Award||Stephen Cole the Elder Award||University of Adelaide||$5,000|
|1998||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|Endorsement in Health Psychology||Psychology Board of Australia|
|2017||Chung, E., Turnbull, D. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2017). Differences in resilience between ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ university students. Active Learning in Higher Education, 18, 1, 77-87.
|2017||Hemer, S., Masciantonio, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2017). Attachment, Mothering and Mental Illness: Mother–Infant Therapy in an Institutional Context. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 1-19.
|2017||Roberts, R., Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H., Patten, S., Ward, H. & Dorstyn, D. (2017). Using OSCEs with simulation to maximise student learning and assess competencies in psychology: A pilot study. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multidisciplinary journal, 18, 2, 61-75.|
|2017||Dorstyn, D., Roberts, R., Murphy, G., Kneebone, I., Craig, A., Chur-Hansen, A. ... Stewart, P. (2017). Can targeted job-information for adults with spinal cord dysfunction be effectively delivered online? A pilot study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1-8.
|2017||Sutherland, C., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2017). Experiences of fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out rural and remote psychologists. Australian Psychologist, 52, 3, 219-229.
|2017||Opozda, M., Wittert, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2017). Patients' reasons for and against undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13, 11, 1887-1896.
|2017||Zambrano Ramos, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crawford, G. (2017). Attending patient funerals: Practices and
attitudes of Australian medical practitioners. Death Studies, 41, 2, 78-86.
|2017||sutherland, C., chur-hansen, A. & winefield, H. (2017). Rural and remote general practitioners’ perceptions of psychologists. Australian Psychologist, OnlinePubl, 1-10.
|2016||Bray, H., Zambrano, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Ankeny, R. (2016). Not appropriate dinner table conversation? Talking to children about meat production. Appetite, 100, 1-9.
|2016||Linedale, E., Chur-Hansen, A., Mikocka-Walus, A., Gibson, P. & Andrews, J. (2016). Uncertain diagnostic language affects further studies, endoscopies, and repeat consultations for patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 14, 12, 1735-1741.e1.
|2016||Opozda, M., Chur-Hansen, A. & Wittert, G. (2016). Changes in problematic and disordered eating after gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy: a systematic review of pre-post studies. Obesity Reviews, 17, 8, 770-792.
|2016||Ng, F., Crawford, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2016). Palliative medicine specialists' causal explanations for depression in the palliative care setting: a qualitative in-depth interview study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative care, 6, 2, 178-185.
|2016||Lores, T., Henke, M. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2016). Attitudes Toward Combining Psychological, Mind-Body Therapies and Nutritional Approaches for the Enhancement of Mood. Advances in mind-body medicine, 30, 3, 19-25.|
|2016||Ng, F., Crawford, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2016). Treatment approaches of palliative medicine specialists for depression in the palliative care setting: findings from a qualitative, in-depth interview study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 6, 2, 186-193.
|2016||Savic, M., Chur-Hansen, A., Mahmood, A. & Moore, V. (2016). 'We don’t have to go and see a special person to solve this problem': trauma, mental health beliefs and processes for addressing 'mental health issues' among Sudanese refugees in Australia. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62, 1, 76-83.
|2016||McKellar, D., Ng, F. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2016). Is death our business? Philosophical conflicts over the end-of-life in old age psychiatry. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 6, 583-593.
|2015||O'Connor, J., Chur-Hansen, A. & Turnbull, D. (2015). Professional skills and personal characteristics for psychologists working in an urban Australian context with Indigenous clients. Australian Psychologist, 50, 6, 464-474.
|2015||Opolski, M., Chur-Hansen, A. & Wittert, G. (2015). The eating-related behaviours, disorders and expectations of candidates for bariatric surgery. Clinical Obesity, 5, 4, 165-197.
|2015||Turner, M., Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. & Stanners, M. (2015). The assessment of parental stress and support in the neonatal intensive care unit using the Parent Stress Scale - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Women and Birth, 28, 3, 252-258.
|2015||Chur-Hansen, A., Werner, L., McGuiness, C. & Hazel, S. (2015). The experience of being a guide dog puppy raiser volunteer: a longitudinal qualitative collective case study. Animals, 5, 1, 1-12.
|2015||Due, C., Zambrano, S., Chur-Hansen, A., Turnbull, D. & Niess, C. (2015). Higher degree by research in a foreign country: a thematic analysis of the experiences of international students and academic supervisors. Quality in Higher Education, 21, 1, 52-65.
|2015||Salamone-Violi, G., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2015). 'I don't want to be here but I feel safe': referral and admission to a child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit: the young person's perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24, 6, 569-576.
|2015||Ng, F., Crawford, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2015). Depression means different things: a qualitative study of psychiatrists' conceptualization of depression in the palliative care setting. Palliative and Supportive Care, 13, 5, 1223-1230.
|2015||Turner, M., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2015). Mothers’ experiences of the NICU and a NICU support group programme. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 33, 2, 165-179.
|2014||Sutherland, C. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Knowledge, skills and attitudes of rural and remote psychologists. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, 6, 273-279.
|2014||Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E. & Hazel, S. (2014). Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature. Anthrozoos, 27, 1, 5-18.
|2014||Hamood, W., Chur-Hansen, A. & McArthur, M. (2014). A qualitative study to explore communication skills in veterinary medical education. International journal of medical education, 5, 193-198.
|2014||Ng, F., Crawford, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). How do palliative medicine specialists conceptualize depression? Findings from a qualitative in-depth interview study. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17, 3, 318-324.
|2014||Turnbull, D. A., Chung, E. & Chur-Hansen, (2014). Who are 'non-traditional students'? A systematic review of published definitions in research on mental health of tertiary students. Educational Research and Reviews, 9, 23, 1224-1238.|
|2014||Zambrano Ramos, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crawford, G. (2014). The experiences, coping mechanisms and impact of death and dying on palliative medicine specialists. Palliative & Support Care, 12, 4, 309-316.
|2014||Hodder, K., Chur-Hansen, A. & Parker, A. (2014). A thematic study of the role of social support in the body image of burn survivors. Health Psychology Research, 2, 1, 1196-21-1196-24.
|2014||Turner, M., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2014). The neonatal nurses' view of their role in emotional support of parents and its complexities. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, 21-22, 3156-3165.
|2014||Zambrano, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crawford, G. (2014). Erratum: The experiences, coping mechanisms, and impact of death and dying on palliative medicine specialists (Palliative and Supportive Care (2013) DOI: 10.1017/S1478951513000138). Palliative and Supportive Care, 12, 4, 341-.
|2014||Crocker, K. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Reply.. Australian family physician, 43, 1, 9-.|
|2014||Crocker, K., Chur-Hansen, A. & Andrews, J. (2014). Irritable bowel syndrome : Reply. Australian Family Physician, 43, 1-2, 9-9.|
|2014||Henke, M. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). The effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs on physical symptoms and psychological distress in patients with fibromyalgia: a systematic review. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4, 1, 28-45.
|2013||Chur-Hansen, A., Zambrano Ramos, S. & Crawford, G. (2013). Furry and feathered family members: A critical review of their role in palliative care. The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, Online, 6, 1-7.
|2013||Booth, A., Le Couteur, A. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). The impact of the desktop computer on rheumatologist-patient consultations. Clinical Rheumatology, 32, 3, 391-393.
|2013||Ng, F., Crawford, G. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). Palliative medicine practitioners' views on the concept of depression in the palliative care setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16, 8, 922-928.
|2013||Zambrano Ramos, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crawford, G. (2013). How do surgeons experience and cope with the death and dying of their patients? A qualitative study in the context of life-limiting illnesses. World Journal of Surgery, 37, 5, 935-944.
|2013||Clark, Y., Chur-Hansen, A., Turnbull, D. & Masciantonio, S. (2013). A qualitative study of Australian undergraduate psychology students' attitudes towards the teaching of Indigenous and cross-cultural psychology at one university. Focus on Health Professional Education, 14, 3, 31-43.|
|2013||Booth, A., LeCouteur, A. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). . The impact of the desktop computer on rheumatologist-patient consultations.. Clinical Rheumatology, 32, 3, 391.-393.|
|2013||Pierides, K., Duggan, P., Chur-Hansen, A. & Gilson, A. (2013). Medical student self-reported confidence in obstetrics and gynaecology: development of a core clinical competencies document. BMC Medical Education, 13, 1, 1-8.
|2013||Stern, C. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). Methodological considerations in designing and evaluating animal-assisted interventions. Animals, 3, 1, 127-141.
|2013||Savic, M., Chur-Hansen, A., Mahmood, M. & Moore, V. (2013). Separation from family and its impact on the mental health of Sudanese refugees in Australia: A qualitative study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37, 4, 383-388.
|2013||Turner, M., Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). The emotional experiences and supports for parents with babies in a neonatal nursery. Advances in Neonatal Care, 13, 6, 438-446.
|2013||Crocker, K., Chur-Hansen, A. & Andrews, J. (2013). Interpersonal relationships for patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A qualitative study of gps' perceptions. Australian Family Physician, 42, 11, 805-810.|
|2012||Chur-Hansen, A., Devitt, P., Crabb, S., Palmer, E. & De Young, N. (2012). Online, blended learning materials in psychiatry for medical students and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 20, 5, 445-446.
|2012||Zambrano Ramos, S., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crawford, G. (2012). On the emotional connection of medical specialists dealing with death and dying: a qualitative study of oncologists, surgeons, intensive care specialists and palliative medicine specialists. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2, 3, 270-275.
|2012||Chur-Hansen, A. (2012). Cognitive-behavioural and other psychological techniques in the dietetic consultation: Suggestions for practice. Nutrition & Dietetics, 69, 4, 236-241.
|2012||Peacock, J., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2012). Mental Health Implications of Human Attachment to Companion Animals. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 3, 292-303.
|2011||Wilson, A., Chur-Hansen, A., Marshall, A. & Air, T. (2011). Should nursing-related work experience be a prerequisite for acceptance into a nursing programme?: A study of students' reasons for withdrawing from undergraduate nursing at an Australian university. Nurse Education Today, 31, 5, 456-460.
|2011||Black, A., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2011). Australian psychologists' knowledge of and attitudes towards animal-assisted therapy. Clinical Psychologist, 15, 2, 69-77.
|2011||Keightley, J., Chur-Hansen, A., Princi, R. & Wittert, G. (2011). Perceptions of obesity in self and others. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 5, 4, e341-e349.
|2011||Black, A., Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2011). Occupational stress in veterinary nurses: roles of the work environment and own companion animal. Anthrozoos, 24, 2, 191-202.
|2011||Chur-Hansen, A. (2011). Attitudes of psychiatrists in South Australia towards research degrees. Australasian Psychiatry, 19, 1, 17-21.
|2011||Stern, C. (2011). The economic feasibility of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9, 32, 1341-1366.|
|2011||Chur-Hansen, A., Black, A., Gierasch, A., Pletneva, A. & Winefield, H. (2011). Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: Views of service providers and service users. Society & Animals, 19, 3, 248-260.
|2011||Stern, C. (2011). The appropriateness of canine-assisted interventions (CAIs) on the health and social care of older people residing in long term care: A systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9, 33, 1367-1392.|
|2010||Bain, E. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2010). "Why has this patient presented in this manner at this time in the context of his or her life?". Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 34, 2, 17-17.|
|2010||Ortega, C., Limaye, V. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2010). Patient perceptions of and experiences with inflammatory myositis. JCR-Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 16, 7, 341-342.
|2010||Chur-Hansen, A. (2010). Grief and bereavement issues and the loss of a companion animal: People living with a companion animal, owners of livestock, and animal support workers. Clinical Psychologist, 14, 1, 14-21.
|2010||Chur-Hansen, A., Stern, C. & Winefield, H. (2010). Gaps in the evidence about companion animals and human health: some suggestions for progress.. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8, 3, 140-146.
|2009||Wilson, A., Donnelly, F., Chur-Hansen, A. & Turnbull, D. (2009). Selection of Undergraduate Nursing Students using Structured Oral Interviews. Focus on Health Professional Education, 11, 1, 61-74.|
|2009||Crabb, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2009). Qualitative research: why psychiatrists are well-placed to contribute to the literature. Australasian Psychiatry, 17, 5, 398-401.
|2009||Elliott, T., Bromley, T., Chur-Hansen, A. & Laurence, C. (2009). Expectations and experiences associated with rural GP placements. Rural and Remote Health, 9, 4, 1264-1275.|
|2009||Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. & Beckwith, M. (2009). Companion animals for elderly women: The importance of attachment. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 6, 4, 281-293.
|2009||Galletly, C., Chur-Hansen, A., Air, T. & Chapman, I. (2009). Academics of the future? A survey of final year medical students. Australasian Psychiatry, 17, 6, 502-505.
|2008||Chur-Hansen, A., Herbert, P., Caruso, J. & Barrett, R. (2008). Indigenous students entering a course in the health professions: a qualitative study of their aspirations and expectations. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 32, 5, 180-190.|
|2008||Smith, B., Chur-Hansen, A., Neale, A. & Symon, J. (2008). Quality of life and cholinesterase inhibitors: A qualitative study of patients with Alzheimer's Disease and their carers. Australasian Psychiatry, 16, 6, 433-437.
|2008||Scott, L. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). The mental health literacy of rural adolescents: Emo subculture and SMS texting. Australasian Psychiatry, 16, 5, 359-362.
|2008||McNamara, C., Hay, P., Katsikitis, M. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Emotional responses to food, body dissatisfaction and other eating disorder features in children, adolescents and young adults. Appetite, 50, 1, 102-109.
|2008||Wilson, A., Chur-Hansen, A., Donnelly, F. & Turnbull, D. (2008). Being an interviewer in a structured oral assessment process for selection of undergraduate nursing students: Motivations, expectations and reflections of the experience. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14, 6, 477-485.
|2008||Chur-Hansen, A., Carr, J., Bundy, C., Sanchez-Sosa, J., Tapanya, S. & Wahass, S. (2008). An international perspective on behavioral science education in medical schools. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 1, 45-53.
|2008||Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Companion animals, attachment and health in the elderly. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43, 3-4, 481-481.|
|2008||McNamara, C., Chur-Hansen, A. & Hay, P. (2008). Emotional responses to food in adults with an eating disorder: A qualitative exploration. European Eating Disorders Review, 16, 2, 115-123.
|2008||Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. & Beckwith, M. (2008). Reasons given by elderly men and women for not owning a pet, and the implications for clinical practice and research. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 8, 988-995.
|2008||Crabb, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Qualitative research in psychiatry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 3, 95-95.|
|2008||Winefield, H., Black, A. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Health Effects of Ownership of and Attachment to Companion Animals in an Older Population. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15, 4, 303-310.
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A., Elliott, T., Klein, N. & Howell, C. (2007). Assessment of english-language proficiency for general practitioner registrars. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 27, 1, 36-41.
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A. & McLean, S. (2007). Trainee psychiatrists' views about their supervisors and supervision. Australasian Psychiatry, 15, 4, 269-272.
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A. & McLean, S. (2007). Perceived boundaries in the psychiatry trainee-supervisor relationship. Focus on Health Professional Education, 9, 2, 47-59.|
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A. (2007). A passionate love: The contributions of the late Professor Robert John Barrett. Monash Bioethics Review, 26, 4, 12-20.
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A. & Elliott, T. (2007). Medical education and the medical workforce in Australia. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 27, 1, 34-35.
|2007||Chur-Hansen, A. & McLean, S. (2007). Supervisors' views about their trainees and supervision. Australasian Psychiatry, 15, 4, 273-275.
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A. & McLean, S. (2006). Supervisor as formative assessor: a qualitative study. Focus on Health Professional Education, 8, 2, 69-81.|
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A. & Burg, F. (2006). Working with standardised patients for teaching and learning. The Clinical Teacher, 3, 4, 220-224.
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A., Parker, D., Henneberg, M. & Barrett, R. (2006). Interdisciplinary electives in the humanities for students of medicine, health sciences and psychology: suggestions and implications. Focus on Health Professional Education, 8, 2, 32-39.|
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A. & Zion, D. (2006). 'Let's fix the chemical imbalance first, and then we can work on the problems second': an exploration of ethical implications of prescribing an SSRI for 'depression'. Monash Bioethics Review, 25, 1, 12-23.|
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A. & Zion, D. (2006). 'Let's fix the chemical imbalance first, and then we can work on the problems second': an exploration of ethical implications of prescribing an SSRI for 'depression'.. Monash bioethics review., 25, 1, 15-30.
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A. & McLean, S. (2006). On being a supervisor: the importance of feedback and how to give it. Australasian Psychiatry, 14, 1, 67-71.
|2006||Chur-Hansen, A., Koopowitz, L., Jureidini, J., Abhard, S. & McLean, S. (2006). An interdisciplinary course for trainee psychiatrists: feedback and implications. Australasian Psychiatry, 14, 2, 186-191.
|2005||Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2005). The relationship between pet ownership and physical and psychological health: Unanswered questions. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 194-194.|
|2005||Chur-Hansen, A. & Parker, D. (2005). Is psychiatry an art or a science? The views of psychiatrists and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 4, 415-418.
|2005||Chur-Hansen, A., Taverner, R., Barrett, R. & Hugo, M. (2005). Mental health nurses' and psychiatrists' views on the prognosis of schizophrenia and depression: an explanatory, qualitative investigation. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 12, 5, 607-613.
|2005||Chur-Hansen, A. & Koopowitz, L. (2005). Formative feedback in teaching undergraduate psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry, 29, 1, 66-68.
|2004||West, C. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Ethical enculturation: the informal and hidden ethics curricula at an Australian Medical School. Focus on Health Professional Education, 6, 1, 85-99.|
|2004||Chur-Hansen, A., Todd, E. & Koopowitz, L. (2004). Description and evaluation of an up-skilling workshop for rural and remote mental health practitioners in South Australia. Australasian Psychiatry, 12, 3, 273-277.
|2004||Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Integrating psychologists into primary mental health care in Australia. Families, Systems, & Health, 22, 3, 294-305.
|2004||Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Experience of being gay, lesbian or bisexual at an Australian medical school: a qualitative study. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 8, 3, 281-291.
|2004||Chur-Hansen, A. & Koopowitz, L. (2004). The patient's voice in a problem-based learning case. Australasian Psychiatry, 12, 1, 31-35.
|2004||Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Returning home to work: Malaysian students who studied medicine overseas. Medical Teacher, 26, 4, 343-348.
|2003||Chur-Hansen, A. (2003). Mature-aged medical students: a qualitative study. Learning in Health and Social care, 2, 3, 159-168.
|2003||Koopowitz, L., Chur-Hansen, A., Reid, S. & Blashki, M. (2003). The subjective experience of patients who received electroconvulsive therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37, 1, 49-54.
|2002||Chur-Hansen, A. & Koopowitz, L. (2002). Introducing psychosocial and psychiatric concepts to first year medical students using an integrated, biopsychosocial framework. Education for Health, 15, 3, 305-314.
|2002||Chur-Hansen, A. (2002). Preferences for female and male nurses: the role of age, gender and previous experience - year 2000 compared with 1984. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37, 2, 192-198.
|2002||Cunningham, T., Keil, G., Chur-Hansen, A. & Barrett, R. (2002). Interactions with patients in the early phases of clinical training: medical students' perceptions. Focus on Health Professional Education, 4, 3, 47-60.|
|2001||Chur-Hansen, A., Vernon-Roberts, J., Liston, M., Green, L. & Harding, P. (2001). A qualitative evaluation of the short and longer-term influences of a diabetes simulation upon medical undergraduates' attitudes. Focus on Health Professional Education, 3, 1, 52-58.|
|2001||Chur-Hansen, A. (2001). The self-evaluation of medical communication skills. Higher Education Research and Development, 20, 1, 71-79.
|2000||Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2000). Evaluating the outcome of communication skill teaching for entry-level students: does knowledge of empathy increase?. Medical Education, 34, 2, 90-94.
|2000||Chur-Hansen, A. (2000). Medical students' essay-writing skills: criteria-based self- and tutor-evaluation and the role of language background. Medical Education, 34, 3, 194-198.
|2000||Chur-Hansen, A. & Vernon-Roberts, J. (2000). The evaluation of undergraduate students' written English language skills. Medical Education, 34, 8, 642-647.
|1999||Chur-Hansen, A. & Vernon-Roberts, J. (1999). Using standardized patients to evaluate undergraduate medical students' proficiency in speaking English. Academic Medicine, 74, 7, 829-834.
|1999||Chur-Hansen, A. (1999). Teaching support in the behavioural sciences for non-English speaking background medical undergraduates. Medical Education, 33, 6, 404-410.
|1999||Chur-Hansen, A. & Vernon-Roberts, J. (1999). Encouraging students to self-evaluate their medical communication skills in an introductory first year course.. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi Discipline Journal, 1, 2, 70-77.|
|1998||Chur-Hansen, A. & Vernon-Roberts, J. (1998). Clinical Teachers' Perceptions of Medical Students' English Language Proficiency. Medical Education, 32, 4, 351-356.
|1998||Barrett, R. & Chur-Hansen, A. (1998). Gathering colloquial Australian english. Tesol Journal, 7, 36-37.|
|1997||Chur-Hansen, A. (1997). Language background, proficiency in English, and selection for language development.. Medical Education, 31, 5, 312-319.
|1997||Chur-Hansen, A., Vernon-Roberts, J. & Clark, S. (1997). Language background, English language proficiency and medical communication skills of medical students. Medical Education, 31, 4, 259-263.
|1996||Chur-Hansen, A. & Barrett, R. (1996). Teaching colloquial Australian English to medical students from non-English speaking backgrounds.. Medical Education, 30, 6, 412-417.
|1995||Vernon-Roberts, J. & Chur-Hansen, A. (1995). Communication skills of interns in New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 163, 2, 112-.|
|1995||O'Hanlon, A., Winefield, H., Hejka, E. & Chur-Hansen, A. (1995). Initial responses of first year medical students to problem based learning in a behavioural science course: Role of language background and course content.. Medical Education, 29, 3, 198-204.
|1995||Farnill, D., Hayes, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (1995). Interrater reliability of the scoring of the Screening Test of Adolescent Language. Psychological Reports, 76, 3 Pt 1, 1027-1032.
|1995||O'Hanlon, A., Winefield, H., Hejka, E. & Chur-Hansen, A. (1995). Initial responses of Australian and overseas students to problem-based learning in an undergraduate Behavioural Science course. Medical Education, 29, 198-204.|
|2012||A. Chur-Hansen & G. Appell (Eds.) (2012). Psychiatric research among the Iban: Collected papers of Robert J. Barrett. United States: Borneo Research Council.|
|2012||A. Chur-Hansen & G. Appell (Eds.) (2012). Psychiatric research among the Iban: Collected papers of Robert J. Barrett. United States: Borneo Research Council.|
|2005||Chur-Hansen, A., Caruso, J., Sumpowthong, K. & Turnbull, D. (2005). Cross-cultural and indigenous issues in psychology. Australia: Pearson.|
|2015||Gilson, A., Hemer, S. R., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crabb, S. (2015). The right to know or not to know: risk notification and genetic counselling. In B. Perry (Ed.), Genetics, Health and Society (pp. 249-267). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing.
|2013||Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. (2013). Companion animals and physical health: The role of health psychology. In M. Caltabiano & L. Ricciardelli (Eds.), Applied Topics in Health Psychology (pp. 134-142). United Kingdom: Wiley.|
|2009||Chur-Hansen, A., Elliott, T. & Hally, M. (2009). Informal language in healthcare. In A Guide for International Nursing Students in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 107-131). Australia: Elsevier.|
|2009||Chur-Hansen, A. & Woodward-Kron, R. (2009). Clinical Education: embracing diversity. In C. Delany & E. Molloy (Eds.), Clinical Education in the Health Professions (pp. 92-106). Australia: Elsevier.|
|2008||Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Keeping a Jornal of Reflections on Learning. In Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in the Health Sciences: An International Multidisciplinary Teaching Anthology (pp. 93-100). California: California Academic Press.|
|2003||Winefield, H. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2003). Working With a Multidisciplinary Staff. In The health psychology handbook : practical issues for the behavioral medicine specialist (pp. 28-41). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publishing/Sage Publications.|
|2017||Urry, K., Chur-Hansen, A. & Khaw, C. (2017). Who decides when people can have sex? Mental healthcare providers’ perceptions of sexuality and autonomy. 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. Loughborough, England.|
|2017||Lores, T., Goess, C., Hrycek, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L. ... Andrews, J. (2017). Integrating psychological support into routine care for people with inflammatory bowel disease.|
|2017||Lores, T., Goess, C., Hrycek, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L. ... Andrews, J. (2017). Integrated psychological care in outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease.|
|2017||Lores, T., Goess, C., Hrycek, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L. ... Andrews, J. (2017). Clinical correlates of mental health issues in outpatients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in routine care. European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation’s 12th World Congress. Barcelona, Spain.|
|2017||Lores, T., Goess, C., Hrycek, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L. ... Andrews, J. (2017). Mental health issues and healthcare utilisation in outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease.|
|2016||Angus, L., Chur-Hansen, A. & Duggan, P. (2016). Medical educators’ perspectives on clinical reasoning: a qualitative study. 3rd Montreal International Conference of Clinical Reasoning. Hotel Omni Montreal Canada.|
|2016||Urry, K., Chur-Hansen, A. & Khaw, C. (2016). HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS' UNDERSTANDING OF SEXUAL HEALTH IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SETTING.|
|2016||Lores, T., Goess, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L., Mikocka-Walus, A. ... Andrews, J. M. (2016). Routine psychological care in IBD outpatients: early data from a new initiative. 11th Congress of ECCO. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.|
|2016||Lores, T., Goess, C., Grafton, R., Hughes, J., Cronin, L., Mikocka-Walus, A. ... Andrews, J. (2016). What is the need for, and acceptability of, routine, integrated psychological care in an established inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) service? Early data from a new initiative in clinical IBD care.|
|2015||Linedale, E., Chur-Hansen, A., Mikocka-Walus, A., Gibson, P. & Andrews, J. (2015). Diagnostic uncertainty signalled by specialists and ongoing investigations may contribute to patient insecurity in functional gastrointestinal disorders. GESA-AGW and WGO International Congress, Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australian Gastroenterology Week 2015. World Congress of Gastroenterology. Brisbane, Queensland.
|2015||Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. R. & Sutherland, C. R. (2015). Experiences of Fly-in, Fly-Out (FIFO) and Drive-in, Drive-out (DIDO) rural and remote psychologists. 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.|
|2015||Sutherland, C. R., Chur-hansen, A. & Winefield, H. R. (2015). Rural General Practitioners’ understandings and perceptions of psychology. 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.|
|2015||Bean, C. G., Chur-Hansen, A., Tran, J., Strodl, E. & Smith, B. (2015). Australian psychology student perceptions and experiences of health psychology. 2nd APS Health Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia.|
|2014||Sutherland, C. R., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Psychologists. Graduate Psychology Skills Australia Conference. Melrbourne, Victoria.|
|2014||Crawford, G., Zambrano, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Funeral Attendance Practices of Australian Health Professionals.|
|2014||Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. R. & Sutherland, C. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) and Drive-in, Drive-out (DIDO) Psychologists. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris, France.|
|2014||Sutherland, C. R., Chur-Hansen, A. & Winefield, H. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Psychologists. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris, France.|
|2010||Crocker, K. M., Chur-Hansen, A., Bampton, P. & Andrews, J. M. (2010). A comparison of sexual dysfunction in functional bowel disorders and inflammatory bowel disease: does the diagnosis make a difference to patients?.|
|2012||Palmer, E. J., Devitt, P., Chur-Hansen, A., Crabb, S. & De Young, N., (2012). The Medici Project: Developing a Multi-disciplinary, Sustainable Resource for Blended Learning Initiatives in Tertiary Medical Education, OLT, OLT website,|
|2016||Bray, H. J., zambrano ramos, S. C., Chur-Hansen, A. & Ankeny, R. A.; (2016); 'Mummy, where does steak come from?' How Australian families talk about meat;|
Dry, M.J., Due, C., Chur-Hansen, A. and Burns, N.R. (2015-16). Office of Learning and Teaching - Seed Grant: Assessing the utility of an online adaptive learning tool in a large undergraduate program. (SD14-4348), $22,000.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award (value $465,000) for project “A collaborative multi-disciplinary project for the expansion, dissemination, and evaluation of a blended learning initiative for tertiary medical education.” (Palmer, E., Devitt, P., Chur-Hansen, A. and Crabb, S.) 2009-2011.
I currently teach into the School of Psychology curriculum at undergraduate level (primarily qualitative research methods) and postgraduate level (evidence based practice). I supervise clinical health psychology and health promotion placements in the Masters of Psychology (Health). In 2016 I co-ordinated Mind, Brain and Behaviour (Honours) and am doing so again in 2017. I am the co-ordinator of Research Project I & II (Master of Psychology (Health).
I have supervised quite a number of Honours and Masters by coursework projects, Summer Vacation Research Scholarships, and postgraduate medicine dissertations as part of Fellowship training. I have not listed these projects here, but they are all within the areas of health professional education and health psychology (food and eating, sex and relations, physical pain and death and dying, companion animals and physical, psychological and social health).
I welcome enquiries regarding potential supervision.
PhD students as of 2017
Melissa Opolski PhD – Psychological aspects of surgery for obesity. Co-supervisor Professor Gary Wittert (Medicine)
Justyna Pollok PhD – Psychological aspects of COPD. Co-supervisor Professor Gregory B. Crawford (Medicine)
Tiffany De Sousa Machado Master of Psychology(Health)/PhD – Women and intergenerational social support. Co-supervisors Dr Susan Hemer (Anthropology) Clemence Due (Psychology)
Dr Josephine (Jo) Thomas PhD – Interprofessional learning in Medicine and Pharmacy. Co-supervisor Dr Koshila Kumar (Flinders University)
Dr Rebecca Thomas PhD – Depression and mindfulness for older people. Co-supervisor Dr Melanie Turner (Psychiatry)
Kristi Urry PhD – Sexual health and stigma. Co-supervisor Dr Carole Khaw (Medicine).
Previous PhD graduates
Carly Sutherland Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics of rural and urban psychologists. Co-supervisor Professor Helen Winefield (Psychology). Completed March 2017, with Dean's Commendation.
Gigetta Salamone-Violi PhD – User satisfaction in an inpatient psychiatric mental health unit. Co-supervisor Professor Helen Winefield (Psychology). Completed Jan 2017.
Ethel Chung Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD – Non-traditional university students and mental health. Co-supervisor Professor Deb Turnbull (Psychology). Graduated September 2016, with Dean's Commendation.
Amaya Gilson – Ethnography of genetic counselling. Co-supervisors Dr Shona Crabb (Public Health) and Dr Susan Hemer (Anthropology) - graduated May 2016, with Dean's Commendation.
Sonia Masciantonio – An Ethnography of a parent-infant psychiatric facility. Co-supervisor Dr Susan Hemer (Anthropology) - graduated May 2016.
Dr Felicity Ng – The concept of depression in palliative care: explanatory models from the perspectives of patients, palliative physicians and psychiatrists. (co-supervisors Dr Greg Crawford, Mary Potter Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine and Dr Rajan Nagesh, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry). Degree awarded with Dean's Commendation, 2014.
Dr Melanie Turner – Assessment of supportive interventions for parents of babies in neonatal intensive care units (co-supervisor Dr Phil Brock, Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychiatry). Degree awarded 2014.
Sofia Zambrano Ramos – Experiences and attitudes towards death and dying in different medical contexts and specialties‖ (co-supervisor Dr Greg Crawford, Mary Potter Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine). Degree awarded with Dean's Commendation, 2012. https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/77817
Cindy Stern – A systematic review of the use of animals for therapeutic purposes in the health and social care of the elderly. (co-supervisor Professor Alan Pearson, Joanna Briggs Institute). Degree awarded 2011. https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/71836
Michael Savic – Refugee mental health and service provision. (co-supervisors Dr Afzal Mahmood and Associate Professor Vivienne Moore, Discipline of Public Health). Degree awarded 2010. https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/65479
Shirley Chui – Quality use of medications. (co-supervisors Professor Ross McKinnon, Samson Institute, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia and Kingsley Coulthard, Pharmacy, Women‘s and Children‘s Hospital). Degree awarded 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/title/hospital-pharmacy-staffs-perceptions-and-experiences-of-some-prominent-patient-safety-interventions-the-ideology-versus-reality/oclc/746135016
Rebecca Gooden – Cosmetic surgery and the psychology of body modification. (cosupervisor Professor Helen Winefield). Degree awarded 2009. https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/2440/53221/9/01front.pdf
|2016 - ongoing||Member||Organising Committee, Australian Animal Studies Conference|
|2016 - ongoing||Member||Organising Committee, Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators Annual Conference|
|Date||Role||Editorial Board Name||Country|
|2008 - ongoing||Associate Editor||Focus on Health Professional Education|