Linley Denson

Dr Linley Denson

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Linley Denson, M.Psych., PhD, FAPS. will be a Visiting Research Fellow from 2018 onwards. She will not be commencing supervision of new student projects.

Dr Denson is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, where she coordinates the Clinical Psychology program. Utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods, her research focuses on psychological and developmental aspects of inter-generational family care, health and lifestyle decision-making, and mental health service utilization.

Linley has significant research and supervision experience working with vulnerable groups including older people, hospital patients and mental health clients, from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her own research interests focus on older people’s lifestyles and decision-making. Her publication list indicates her involvement in a range of other research topics in health and psychology.

2014   School of Psychology Small Grant: Ward, L & Denson, L. Digital engagement, vulnerability and cyber-safety in older Australians. $10,000

2009   Healthy Ageing Research Cluster (HARC) University of Adelaide Travel Grant to present at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, $2,500.

2008   Centre for Intergenerational Health Seed Funding Grant Winefield, H., Kettler, L., Roberts, R., Denson., L., Lamb, I., Tuckey, M et al. Child care and the psychological wellbeing of employed      parents of children aged 5-7 years. $8,500.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Cancer and Identity: An Exploration of People's Understanding of Cancer Identities and their Mass Media Representations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sze Yan Cheung
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor University Students' Mental Health Help-Seeking: Intention and Service Use Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Wenjing Li
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Role of Response Expectancies in Cancer Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Elise Jae Devlin
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Associations between depression and coronary heart disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Alexis Wheeler
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Surviving, Striving, and Thriving: A Qualitative Study with Former Refugees and their Service Providers in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Teresa Puvimanasinghe
    2011 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Waiting for Chronic Pain Treatment: Impact on Patients and Considerations for Tertiary Services Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Anne Louise Jane Burke
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Psychiatric disorders, cognitive distortions and substance use disorders in pathological gamblers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Reza Abdollahnejad
    2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Evolving consciousness in leaders: Promoting late-stage conventional and post-conventional development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Nicola Caroline Vincent
    2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Telecounselling for the Treatment of Psychological Problems Following Spinal Cord Injury Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Diana Dorstyn
    2006 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Individual Vulnerability and Dissociative-Like Experiences in Regular and Problem Gamblers Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jessica McCormick
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2007 - 2015 Board Member SA Guardianship Board SA Attorney-General's Department Australia

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