Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at The University of Adelaide, supervised by Professor Anna Chur-Hansen and Professor Antonina Mikocka-Walus (Deakin University). My research is focussed on understanding factors that impact the psychological adjustment of young people undergoing surgery resulting from inflammatory bowel disease.

I am interested in examining ways to improve both the preoperative and postoperative experiences of young people undergoing surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease. Specifically, my PhD project examines preoperative factors impacting the psychological adjustment and mental health outcomes of young people undergoing stoma surgery resulting from inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Clark, M., Chur-Hansen, A., & Mikocka-Walus, A. (2023). Systematic review with meta-analysis: Current and emerging models of preoperative psychological preparation for individuals undergoing stoma surgery. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 168, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1

Marker for PSYCHOL2008 Big Picture Psychology: Global Challenges, Psychological Perspectives (Level 2)
Marker for PSYCHOL3011 Advanced Career & Research Skills in Psychology (Level 3)


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