Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am currently a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Lynn Ward and Dr Diana Dorstyn. My current interest is in the ways older adults engage in computer mediated communication, and the impacts this has on their social and psychological well-being.
I am interested in the way in which older adults use the ICT that is so prevalent in our modern world. Specifically, I'm interested in the way in which this ICT can connect older adults in ways that overcome barriers of distance and function, and whether the use of ICT can promote feelings of social connectedness.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Scholarship Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Scholarship Research Training Program Stipend The University of Adelaide Australia — 2014 Scholarship Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science — University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science, Honours (First Class)
Date Title Institution name Country 2019 Standard Mental Health First Aider Mental Health First Aid Australia Australia
Year Citation 2019 Fuss, B. G., Dorstyn, D., & Ward, L. (2019). Computer-mediated communication and social support among community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review of cross-sectional data. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 38(4), 103-113.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2015 Roberts, R., Ejova, A., Giallo, R., Strohm, K., Lillie, M., & Fuss, B. (2015). A controlled trial of the SibworkS group program for siblings of children with special needs. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 43-44, 21-31.
DOI Scopus9 WoS7 Europe PMC2
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