Clemence Due

Dr Clemence Due

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Clemence Due, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

My research areas are diverse, but linked by a focus on the health and wellbeing of individuals and families who are considered to be marginalised or vulnerable. I am particularly interested in psychological wellbeing, trauma, maternity care, and bereavement care following pregnancy or neonatal loss. My research is typically cross-cultural and applied.

Much of my work concerns people with asylum seeking, refugee or migrant backgrounds and I work closely with refugee and migrant communities to ensure that my research is relevant and will lead to positive outcomes for community groups.

In 2016 I was awarded the University of Adelaide's Vice Chancellor's Award for Women's Excellence in Research as an Early Career Researcher.

My research areas are diverse, but linked by research concerning the health and wellbeing of individuals and families who are considered to be marginalised or vulnerable. 

My recent research in relation to pregnancy and neonatal loss has focused on under-researched groups of people including men, grandparents and people with refugee backgrounds. This research is centred around bereavement care, including working to ensure that there are evidence-based guidelines for support following pregnancy and neonatal loss for these groups of people. 

I am also currently working on projects concerning best practice maternity/postnatal care for women and men with refugee backgrounds. Both women and men with refugee backgrounds face a range of risk factors and worse outcomes than the general population, and it is important that their care is culturally appropriate and targeted to their needs.

My other main research focus has been on a broad exploration of resettlement factors that have an effect on the health and wellbeing of people with asylum seeker or refugee backgrounds, including access to mental health care, housing, education, employment and social inclusion, as well as mental health care for children with refugee backgrounds who have experienced, or are experiencing, psychological trauma.

Recent media: 

https://theconversation.com/when-a-baby-is-stillborn-grandparents-are-hit-with-two-lots-of-grief-heres-how-we-can-help-122313

 

Available research projects

Project 1

Title: Maternal health care for families with refugee or migrant backgrounds

Description: This project aims to explore the experiences and needs of people with refugee and migrant backgrounds in terms of pregnancy and childbirth. Specifically, the project aims to examine how to improve mental health outcomes for this group of people and what models of care are best suited to their needs. This project could be mixed-methods or qualitative.

Projects available for: Honours, Masters, PhD

Special requirements: DSCI clearance; full ethics review; hospital ethics review

 

Project 2

Title: The impact of stillbirth on families

Description: This project aims to explore the impact of stillbirth on psychological wellbeing for family members including men, grandparents and siblings who are currently under-researched. This project could be mixed-methods or qualitative, or could be a systematic review.

Projects available for: Honours, Masters, PhD

Special requirements: DSCI clearance; full ethics review; hospital ethics review

 

Project 3

Title: Psychological wellbeing in gender and sexuality diverse people with refugee and migrant backgrounds

Description: This project aims to explore the psychological wellbeing of migrants and refugees who are gender and sexuality diverse. This project could be mixed-methods or qualitative, or could be a systematic review.

Projects available for: Honours, Masters, PhD

Special requirements: DSCI clearance; full ethics review; hospital ethics review

 

Project 4

Title: Integration, resettlement experiences and social determinants of health for refugees and migrants, including children

Description: This project aims to further understand the intersecting impact of resettlement for refugees and migrants, including both adults and children. This project will take a social determinants of health approach to understanding mental health for this group of people, with consideration given to housing, employment, education, literacy, discrimination and social inclusion. This project could be mixed-methods or qualitative.

Projects available for: Honours, Masters, PhD

Special requirements: DSCI clearance; full ethics review; hospital ethics review

Yelland, J., Due, C., Riggs, E., Ziersch, A... et al. (2019). Pathways to prevention of stillbirth and bereavement support with migrant and refugee families and stakeholders. Stillbirth Foundation. $120,000

Due, C., Ziersch, A., Walsh, M. (2018). Maternal health for pregnant and post-natal women from refugee backgrounds: What are their needs and what models of care will improve outcomes? Flinders Foundation. $25,000

Reilly, A., Howe, J., Ziersch, A. and Due, C. (2018). Refugee women and work. Pathways to employment for social inclusion and health and well-being, Federal Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Building Resilient Communities Grant $282,808

Due, C. (2016). The University of Adelaide Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research

Due, C. (2016). Australian Federation for University Women Postdoctoral Researcher Award, $5,000

Dry M, Due C, Strelan P, Turnbull D, Clark Y (2016). Office of the DVC(A) for the Indigenous Course Enrichment Project, $2,000

Reilly, A., Tan, G., Howe, J., Turnbull, D., Due, C., & Ziersch, A. (2016). Assessing the economic, social and health outcomes for migrant workers in the state sponsored employment schemes. The University of Adelaide, Interdisciplinary Research Fund. $25,000

Dry, M.J., Due, C., Chur-Hansen, A., & Burns, N.R. (2015-2016). 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. 

Due, C., Dorstyn, D., & Ward, L. (2015). Supporting Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Rural Australia. School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide RIBG. $9,781

Baak, M., Ziaian, T., Ziersch, A., Due, C., Masocha. S., Elsley, T., McEvoy, M. (2016).  Service provider experiences of mid to long term settlement challenges and mental health consequences for youth from refugee backgrounds. UniSA Seed Funding, $39,000

Due, C. & Ziersch, A. (2016). The impact of temporary visas on the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers. . Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Small Grant. Flinders University. $19,000

Due, C., & Ziersch, A. (2015). Access to primary health care services for asylum seekers and refugees experiencing psychological trauma. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Small Grant. Flinders University. $13,000

Ziersch, A., Arthurson, K., Due, C. & Wotherspoon, A. (2015). Using digital storytelling as an innovative research method with asylum seekers and refugees. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Small Grant. Flinders University. $17,000.

Barclay, K., Dee, M., & Due, C. (2015). Dis/Located Children: Children in/and Care. The University of Adelaide, Interdisciplinary Research Fund. $26,000

Due, C., Hanson-Easey, S., and Baak, M. (2014). Understanding trauma among young children: A pilot project for the development of a screening tool for children aged 4 to 8 years old. School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide RIBG,  $6,828

Due, C., Riggs, D.W., Augoustinos, M. (2011-2014). Australian Research Council Discovery Grant: The provision of education to students with migrant or refugee backgrounds, $132,000

Riggs, D. and Due, C. (2009-2010) The University of Adelaide: Gender and Equity Grant ‘Exploring the experiences of overseas students’ $3,000

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Grand Parents Experiences of Grief and Support Following their Child's Pregnancy Loss Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Ms Jane Belinda Lockton
    2018 Co-Supervisor Assessing the Benefit of Co-joint App Based Mindfulness Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Caregivers Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Ronald Hartley
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Psychological Impact of Pregnancy Loss in Under-Researched Populations in Australia Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Miss Kate Louise Obst
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Diversity Advantage: Gender, Culture and Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ember Catherine Corpuz
    2018 Principal Supervisor Adult Refugee Student's Responses to the use of Process Drama as Pedagogy for English Language Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Larissa Gadelha Cartaxo De Lopez
    2017 Principal Supervisor Perceptions of Justice and Forgiveness Among Refugees Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mastura Alim
    2016 Co-Supervisor Exploring resettlement stressors and help-seeking with women from refugee backgrounds Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Miss Rose May Burford-Rice
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Development of a Best Practice Model to Support Young Children with Disabilities Affected by Environmental Risk Factors in West Timor, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Indra Yohanes Kiling
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring Psychological Wellbeing in Actors: A Qualitative Study of Professionals and Students Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Part Time Ms Alison Elizabeth Robb
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Kaldor Centre Emerging Scholars Network
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Editorial team, Refugee Review
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2018 - ongoing Together SA Together SA Inner city or community Australia
    2018 - ongoing Welcome to Australia Welcome to Australia Civil rights activities Australia
    2015 - ongoing Refugee Council of Australia Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136096
  • Email: clemence.due@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 18
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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