Helen Winefield

Dr Helen Winefield

Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Professor Helen Winefield, BA, PhD - TITLEHOLDER.
Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Adelaide
Research Interests:
As a health psychologist, I am particularly interested in helping relationships, whether informal or professional. Animals often provide emotional support to people and/or encourage health-promoting physical or social activity. Sometimes however, pet-owners are overdependent on their pet to the exclusion of human company. Another set of health hazards can arise for people who work with animals in stressful conditions.

Current Projects:
In collaboration with A/Prof Anna Chur-Hansen, I am at present supervising a postgraduate thesis studying people with extreme and exclusive attachments to pets. Another project is looking at work stress in veterinarians.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Factors associated with Success at University of International First - year Students Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Rev Susan Frances Straub
    2013 Principal Supervisor Companion Animals and Psychological Health Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Part Time Miss Lian Michelle Hill
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Millennial Mental Health: Examining Current Approaches and Exploring Challenges to the Measurement and Promotion of Mental Health in Young Australians Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Ms Emmelin Hsien-Leen Teng
    2013 - 2017 Co-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 Exploring Novel Associations Between Psychosocial Work Factors, Obesity, and Energy Balance-Related Behaviours Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Dr Christopher Graham Bean
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Psychiatric Inpatient Care for Children and Adolescents: Consumer Perspectives Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Gigetta Maria Luigia Salamone-Violi
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor A Positive Psychological Approach to Weight Loss and Maintenance in Obese Australians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sharon Anne Robertson
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Experience of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and NICU Supportive Interventions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Melanie Suzanne Turner
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor An Exploration of the Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Melinda Stanners
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The Burden of Internalising Problems in South Australian Adolescents: A Triple Pronged Approach to Improving the Evidence Base for Service Delivery Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kate Papandrea
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor "Practices and Perceptions of Introductory OHS Education in Secondary Schools – Towards a Conceptual Framework for Effective OHS Education for Young Workers" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nasreen Jahan
    2008 - 2009 Principal Supervisor An Analysis of Cosmetic Surgery Accounts and a Proposed Counselling Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rebecca Gooden
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Old Man's Best Friend: Animal-Assisted Intervention for Older People with Dementia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Ann-Marie Wordley
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Seeking help for mental health issues in rural South Australia: A mixed methods approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Joanne Collins
    2006 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Depression, Anxiety and Morbidity Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Phillip Tully
    2005 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Children of Parents with Mental Illness: Parental Disclosure, Children's Illness Beliefs and the Development of a Shared Understanding of Mental Illness in the Family Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Brooke Ferguson
    2005 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Workplace Bullying: The Perceptions of the Target, the Alleged Perpetrator and the HR Professional Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Moira Jenkins
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Work Stress in Australian Professionals: the Role of Culture, Gender and Work-Family Conflict Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Shruti Mujumdar
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor A Test of Competing Models to Predict Suicidality in Patients and Students in Taiwan Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yung-Li Ku
    2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Successful Ageing: By Whose Definition? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Patricia Mary McCann Mortimer
    2004 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Emotion Labour, Emotion Work and Occupational Strain in Nurses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sandra Pisaniello
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Development and Validation of a Cognitive-Behavioural Measure of Psychological Mindedness Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew Davies
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Lessons to be Learnt: Evaluating Aspects of Patient Safety Culture and Quality Improvement within an Intensive Care Unit Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Stacey Panozzo
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor A National Profile and Review of Services and Interventions for Children and Young People with High Support Needs in Australian Out-of-Home Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alexandra Osborn
    1999 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Psychological Determinants of Treatment Adherence in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lisa Kettler
    1997 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Values and Long-Term Care Decision-Making for Frail Elderly People Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Linley Denson
    1994 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Chronic Back Pain and Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioural Mediation Model Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Della Steen
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133172
  • Email: helen.winefield@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 18
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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