School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology
Matt completed his PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Adelaide, and then took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 2011. His research has focused on the mathematical modelling of cognitive and perceptual processes, psychopharmacology, and (more recently) pedagogical research into tertiary education teaching and learning. He holds an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant investigating the impact of adaptive learning software, such as McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart, on academic outcomes.
Year Citation 2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. J., & Palmer, E. (2017). How do young people experience stress? A qualitative investigation of the indicators of distress and eustress in adolescents. Poster session presented at the meeting of 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong. 2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M., & Palmer, E. (2017). The Adolescent Distress-Eustress Scale: Developing a holistic measure of adolescent stress. Poster session presented at the meeting of 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.
Year Citation 2016 Oswald, T. K. (2016). Stress and Academic Success at University: Exploring Student Stress, the Nature of the Stress-Academic Success Relationship, and the Association of Stress Mindsets.. (Undergraduate Dissertation, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide).
Dry M, Due C, Strelan P, Turnbull D, Clark Y (2016). Office of the DVC(A) for the Indigenous Course Enrichment Project, $2,000. Co-investigator
Dry, M.J., Due, C., Chur-Hansen, A., & Burns, N.R. (2015-16). 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. Principle Investigator.
Short, C., Dry, M.J., Skuse, A., Quester, P. (2015). University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Grant: Maximising the potential of online behaviour change interventions: Determining the antecedents of user engagement. $18,000. Co-investigator.
Dry, M.J., Burns., N.R., & White, J. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Estimating alcohol intoxication in a wide community sample of social drinkers. $6,953. Principle Investigator.
Nettelbeck, T., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Ward, L. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Setting up Driving Simulator for School of Psychology. $22,333. Co-Investigator.
Baetu, I., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Dunn, J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Nettlebeck, T.J., Gaughwin, M.D., Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2012). NHMRC Equipment Grant: GSR and ECG recording extension for 64 channel EEG system. (GN9000112), $5,000. Co-Investigator.
Dry, M.J., (2012). Faculty of Health Sciences New Appointment Funding: The effects of low-to-moderate alcohol concentrations on cognitive functioning. $10,000. Principle Investigator.
Psychology 1A - Course Coordinator, 2014-present
Psychology 1B – Course Coordinator, 2014-present
Research Methods in Psychology – Course Coordinator, 2013
Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Course Coordinator, 2012
Psychology 1A/B – Memory & Cognition module, 2011-present
Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Memory & Cognition module, 2012-present
Perception & Cognition – Concepts & Categories module, 2011-present
Research Methods in Psychology – Misc. modules, 2012-present
Doing Research in Psychology – Statistical theory module, 2013 & 2015
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Music and Lyrics on Emotion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nathan Leigh Jones 2018 Co-Supervisor Functional Aspects of Binocular Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam James Georgiou 2016 Principal Supervisor High Functioning Addiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ross Edward Comley 2016 Co-Supervisor Designing, Evaluating & Utilising a neutral, holistic, balanced measure of adolescent stress. Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Victoria Mary Branson
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Narrative Recall in an Investigative Interview: Insight into Witness Metacognition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Elizabeth Leonora Fontaine
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