Dr Michelle McArthur

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

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


  • Human-animal relationships.
  • Veterinarian and veterinary student communication skills.
  • Methods for teaching and learning clinical communication skills.
  • Veterinarian and Veterinary student mental health and wellbeing.
  • Development of professional skills in veterinary students.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 Clinical Psychologist Westbourne Park Psychology
    2010 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • 2015        VetSetGO: a collaborative outcomes and assessment framework building employability, resilience and veterinary graduate succes. Office of Learning and Teaching, 2015, $349000. (Lead Instituion: Murdoch University. Partner Instiutions: includes University of Adelaide).
  • 2010        Enhancement of Professional Skills for Animal and Veterinary Science Students. ($12,000.00, Teaching and Learning Implementation Grant) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-Investigators Gail Anderson, Adele Feakes, Cindy Bottema, Di Barton, Audrey Stratton).

Teaching content includes: 

  • Clinical communication skills.
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Wellbeing
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Strategies to build resilience
    • Stress and management

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Equine Assisted Psychology on Equine and Human Participants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Natalie Worth
    2017 Co-Supervisor Low Stress Handling in Vet Clinics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Petra Tamar Edwards
    2017 Principal Supervisor Moral conflict effect in mental health of veterinarians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alejandra Isabel Arbe Montoya
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies Canis familiaris Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Veronika Heather Czerwinski
  • Phone: 83137600
  • Email: michelle.mcarthur@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Room: G 21
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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