Professor Anna Chur-Hansen

Anna Chur-Hansen
Head of School
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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).

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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).

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Companion animals and human health is an area of research focus
Companion animals and their influence on human health is a focus of research interest

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Head of School University of Adelaide
2008 Psychologist Private Practice

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Fellowship Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators
2013 Award Australian Psychological Society South Australian Branch Award Australia
2011 Award Australian Psychological Society Distinguished Service Award Australia
2009 Fellowship Fellow, Australian Psychological Society Australia
2007 Fellowship Fellow, Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (FHERDSA) Australia
2006 Teaching Award Carrick Citation University of Adelaide Australia $10,000
2003 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award University of Adelaide Australia $5,000

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1998 University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
Endorsement in Health Psychology Psychology Board of Australia

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Dowsett, E., Semmler, C., Bray, H., Ankeny, R., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2018). Neutralising the meat paradox: Cognitive dissonance, gender and eating animals. Appetite, 123, 280-288.
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2017 Angus, L. M., Chur-Hansen, A., & Duggan, P. M. (2017). A qualitative study of experienced clinical teachers’ conceptualisation of clinical reasoning in medicine: implications for medical education. Focus on Health Professional Education.
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.
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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.
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2017 sutherland, C., chur-hansen, A., & winefield, H. (2017). Rural and remote general practitioners’ perceptions of psychologists. Australian Psychologist, OnlinePubl, 1-10.
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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, 42(1), 1-19.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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). 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2014 Crocker, K., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Reply.. Australian family physician, 43(1), 9.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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2014 Crocker, K., Chur-Hansen, A., & Andrews, J. (2014). Irritable bowel syndrome : Reply. Australian Family Physician, 43(1-2), 9.
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.
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2013 Stern, C., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2013). Methodological considerations in designing and evaluating animal-assisted interventions. Animals, 3(1), 127-141.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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2012 Chur-Hansen, A. (2012). Cognitive-behavioural and other psychological techniques in the dietetic consultation: Suggestions for practice. Nutrition & Dietetics, 69(4), 236-241.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2011 Chur-Hansen, A. (2011). Attitudes of psychiatrists in South Australia towards research degrees. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 17-21.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2008 Crabb, S., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Qualitative research in psychiatry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(3), 95.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2008 Winefield, H., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2008). Companion animals, attachment and health in the elderly. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4), 481.
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.
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2007 Chur-Hansen, A., & McLean, S. (2007). Trainee psychiatrists' views about their supervisors and supervision. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 269-272.
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2007 Chur-Hansen, A., & McLean, S. (2007). Supervisors' views about their trainees and supervision. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 273-275.
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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.
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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.
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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., 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., & Burg, F. (2006). Working with standardised patients for teaching and learning. The Clinical Teacher, 3(4), 220-224.
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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., & McLean, S. (2006). On being a supervisor: the importance of feedback and how to give it. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(1), 67-71.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2005 Chur-Hansen, A., & Koopowitz, L. (2005). Formative feedback in teaching undergraduate psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry, 29(1), 66-68.
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2004 Chur-Hansen, A., & Koopowitz, L. (2004). The patient's voice in a problem-based learning case. Australasian Psychiatry, 12(1), 31-35.
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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.
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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.
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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 Winefield, H., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Integrating psychologists into primary mental health care in Australia. Families, Systems, & Health, 22(3), 294-305.
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2004 Chur-Hansen, A. (2004). Returning home to work: Malaysian students who studied medicine overseas. Medical Teacher, 26(4), 343-348.
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2003 Chur-Hansen, A. (2003). Mature-aged medical students: a qualitative study. Learning in Health and Social care, 2(3), 159-168.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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2000 Chur-Hansen, A., & Vernon-Roberts, J. (2000). The evaluation of undergraduate students' written English language skills. Medical Education, 34(8), 642-647.
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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.
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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.
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1999 Chur-Hansen, A. (1999). Teaching support in the behavioural sciences for non-English speaking background medical undergraduates. Medical Education, 33(6), 404-410.
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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.
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.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC4
1998 Chur-Hansen, A., & Vernon-Roberts, J. (1998). Clinical Teachers' Perceptions of Medical Students' English Language Proficiency. Medical Education, 32(4), 351-356.
DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC8
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.
DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC11
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.
DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC7
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.
DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC9
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.
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.
DOI Scopus28 WoS27 Europe PMC15
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.
DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
1995 Vernon-Roberts, J., & Chur-Hansen, A. (1995). Communication skills of interns in New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 163(2), 112.

Books

Book Chapters

Conference Items

Year Citation
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS. OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS. OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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). Integrating psychological support into routine care for people with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
2017 Urry, K., Chur-Hansen, A., & Khaw, C. (2017). Who decides when people can have sex? Mental healthcare providers’ perceptions of sexuality and autonomy. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. Loughborough, England.
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS. OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2016 Urry, K., Chur-Hansen, A., & Khaw, C. (2016). HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS' UNDERSTANDING OF SEXUAL HEALTH IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SETTING. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. SPRINGER.
2016 Angus, L., Chur-Hansen, A., & Duggan, P. (2016). Medical educators’ perspectives on clinical reasoning: a qualitative study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 3rd Montreal International Conference of Clinical Reasoning. Hotel Omni Montreal Canada.
2015 Sutherland, C. R., Chur-hansen, A., & Winefield, H. R. (2015). Rural General Practitioners’ understandings and perceptions of psychology. Poster session presented at the meeting of 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract of the Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW and WGO International Congress, Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australian Gastroenterology Week 2015. World Congress of Gastroenterology, as published in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Brisbane, Queensland: Wiley-Blackwell.
DOI
2015 Bean, C. G., Chur-Hansen, A., Tran, J., Strodl, E., & Smith, B. (2015). Australian psychology student perceptions and experiences of health psychology. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2nd APS Health Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia.
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. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of Graduate Psychology Skills Australia Conference. Melrbourne, Victoria.
2014 Crawford, G., Zambrano, S., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Funeral Attendance Practices of Australian Health Professionals. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE. CENTRE RECHERCHE INSTITUT UNIV GERIATRIE MONTREAL.
WoS1
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?. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
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 website: OLT.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
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. The Conversation.

Research Funding

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 and 2017 I co-ordinated Mind, Brain and Behaviour (Honours) and am doing so again in 2018.  I am the co-ordinator of Research Project I & II (Master of Psychology (Health).

 

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor An Investigation of Individual, Organisational and Cultural Factors that Facilitate and Impede Women's Career Progression in Corporate Australia Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Anna Campbell Gardiner
2018 Principal Supervisor Burden of Disease of Auto-Immune Diseases and the Influence of Gender in Research Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jade Manson
2018 Co-Supervisor Deafness Identity and parent choice: How does history and politics impact parents choices for deaf children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Claire Elizabeth Harris
2017 Principal Supervisor Researching the social, emotional and mental benefits of bringing older women together with new mothers Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Ms Tiffany Lee De Sousa Machado
2017 Principal Supervisor Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression in the elderly: Psychiatrists perspectives of best practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Rebecca Thomas
2017 Principal Supervisor Evaluation of evidence-based practice in management of Depression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Justyna Pollok
2017 Principal Supervisor Interprofessional Learning Between Pharmacy and Medicine and Impact on Professional Identity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Josephine Suzanne Thomas
2016 Principal Supervisor Sexual Health in the Mental Health Care setting: Experiences and Perceptions of
Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses
Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Kristi Lauren Urry

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Rural and Remote Psychological Service Delivery: Perceptions of Rural Psychologists, General Practitioners, and Community Members Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Carly Rose Stagg
2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Eating-related Behaviours, Expectations, and Experiences of Individuals Before and After Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Melissa Jo Opozda
2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Psychiatric Inpatient Care for Children and Adolescents: Consumer Perspectives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Gigetta Maria Luigia Salamone-Violi
2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Resilience, Complete Mental Health and Academic Achievement in Traditional and Non-Traditional Students Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Ms Ethel Chung
2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Potential Futures: An Ethnography of a Familial Cancer Counselling and Genetic Testing Unit Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Amaya Gilson
2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor On Dealing with Death and Dying: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Surgeons, Oncologists, Intensive Care and Palliative Medicine Specialists Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sofia Carolina Zambrano Ramos
2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Canines Utilised for Therapeutic Purposes in the Physical and Social Health of Older People in Long Term Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Cindy Stern
2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Medical Concepts of Depression in the Palliative Care Setting: Perspectives from Palliative Medicine Specialists and Psychiatrists Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Felicity Ng
2008 - 2009 Co-Supervisor An Analysis of Cosmetic Surgery Accounts and a Proposed Counselling Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rebecca Gooden
2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Mothering and Mental Illness: An Ethnography of Attachment in an Institutional Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sonia Masciantonio
2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Experience of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and NICU Supportive Interventions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Melanie Suzanne Turner
2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Fit between the Perceived Mental Health Needs of Resettling Refugees and Current Health Service Responses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Savic

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
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

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2008 - ongoing Associate Editor Focus on Health Professional Education
Position
Head of School
Phone
83135738
Fax
8313 3770
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Hughes Building, floor 7
Room Number
7 13
Org Unit
Psychology

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