Martha Augoustinos

Professor Martha Augoustinos

Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Professor Martha Augoustinos

My main research focus since 1992 has been in the field of discourse and social psychology. My most significant contribution to the field has been to re-theorise and empirically examine traditional social psychological topics from a discursive psychological framework. This has included topics such as race, gender, prejudice, social identity and social exclusion. I have been strongly influenced by many of my postgraduate students who have dragged me kicking and screaming into the 'real world' to examine issues such as the crisis in foster care (Prof Damien Riggs), refugees and asylum seekers (Dr Rose Burford-Rice, Dr Clemence Due, Dr Scott Hanson-Easey, Dr Danielle Every), child sexual abuse (Dr Kathy Fogarty), and climate change (Dr Peta Callaghan). I recently retired from the University (2019) after 20 years of service. I still remain research active most notably in an ARC funded linkage grant with colleagues from UniSA examining the re-settlement experiences of refugee and migrant youth entitled 'Building Life After Migration'.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Mental Health Communication in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Grace Rebecca Horwood
    2020 Principal Supervisor Understanding the Use of Emotion in Australian Narratives Describing Foreign Influence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Laura Marie Carter
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Diversity Advantage: Gender, Culture and Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Ember Catherine Corpuz
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Exploring resettlement Stressors and Help-Seeking for Mental Health Support with Women from Refugee Backgrounds Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Miss Rose May Burford-Rice
    2016 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Postfeminism, Political Leadership and the Dilemma of Gender Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Jasmin Cherie Sorrentino
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor 'Mind Your Mind': Representations of dementia risk-prevention in news and digital media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael Thomas Lawless
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Constructions of Primary Caregiving Fathers and Masculinities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sarah Clare Hunter
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Lateral Violence within the Aboriginal Community in Adelaide, South Australia: From Dilemmas to Strategies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Yvonne Clark
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Young, Non-student Workers in Casual Employment: A Core-periphery Examination of Health Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Natalie Kojima Matthews
    2011 - 2021 Principal Supervisor A Qualitative Investigation of the Impact of Migration and Culture on the Social and Emotional Well-being of First Generation Greek Immigrants Ageing in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Panagiota Grypma
    2011 - 2014 Co-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 - 2014 Co-Supervisor POPULATION HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE: PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS, ATTITUDES AND ADAPTATION TO HEAT WAVES IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Akompab Derick Akoku .
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Science, Ideology and Climate Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Peta Callaghan
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Out of Africa: Sudanese Refugees and the Construction of Difference in Political and Lay Talk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Scott Hanson-Easey
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor A Discursive Analysis of Media Representations of Belonging in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Clemence Due
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor 'Just Say it in Your Own Words': The Social Interactional Nature of Investigative Interviews into Child Sexual Abuse Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kathryn Fogarty
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor An Examination of Emotion-Based Strategies in 'Altruistic' Mobilisation: A Case Study of the Animal Rights Movement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Rebecca Grivas
    2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor The Politics of Representation: A Discursive Analysis of Refugee Advocacy in the Australian Parliament Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Danielle Every
    2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Benevolence, Belonging and the Repression of White Violence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Damien Riggs
    2002 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Gendering Achievement: A Discursive Investigation of the House of Representatives Inquiry into the Education of Boys Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Katherine Hodgetts
    2002 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Risk Communication in Familial Cancer: The Discursive Management of Uncertainty in Genetic Counselling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kieran O'Doherty
    2001 - 2006 Principal Supervisor The Reification of Self-Esteem: Grammatical Investigations into Scientific and Popular Texts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Dorota Pomagalska
    2001 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Parental Responsibility for the Illicit Acts of their Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nancy White

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