Natasha Van Antwerpen

Natasha Van Antwerpen

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Psychology lecturer studying constructive journalism, misinformation, decision-making, and beliefs. Interested in interdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches, and constructive responses to societal challenges.

My research is primarily focused on human decision-making, beliefs, and perceptions of truth under conditions of uncertainty, and how they interact with broader social, societal, and cultural factors. As part of this, I am focusing on constructive journalism, which utilises positive and cognitive psychology to develop reporting techniques, with an aim to encourage mental well-being; positive societal engagement; and restore trust in the journalistic process.

I use a mixed-methods approach in my research, and am interested in the application of interdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches, and their use to encourage constructive responses to societal challenges.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Newell, S., & van Antwerpen, N. (2024). “Can we not do group stuff?”: Student insights on implementing co-creation in online intensive programs. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 21(2), 25 pages.
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    2024 Ejova, A., van Antwerpen, N. R., Semmler, C., Bean, C. G., & Green, D. M. (2024). Non-negligible levels of implicit skin tone bias among Australian healthcare workers between 2007 and 2022: Analysis of subgroups and trends over time based on Project Implicit data. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16 pages.
    DOI
    2023 van Antwerpen, N., & Fielding, V. (2023). Constructive Journalism: Techniques for Improving the Practice of Objectivity. Journal of Media Ethics, 38(3), 1-15.
    DOI
    2023 van Antwerpen, N., Green, E., Sturman, D., & Searston, R. A. (2023). Navigating Scientific Disagreement: The Effect of Expertise, Interestedness, and Scientific Literacy on Trust in Scientists and Belief in Science Claims.
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    2022 van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). Perspectives from Journalism Professionals on the Application and Benefits of Constructive Reporting for Addressing Misinformation. International Journal of Press/Politics, 28(4), 1037-1058.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2022 Van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2022). What’s Positive in a Pandemic? Journalism Professionals’ Perspectives on Constructive Approaches to COVID-19 News Reporting. Journalism Studies, 23(4), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS7
    2022 Van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R. A., Turnbull, D., Hermans, L., & Kovacevic, P. (2022). The effects of constructive journalism techniques on mood, comprehension, and trust. Journalism, 24(10), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS5
    2022 Legate, N., Nguyen, T. -V., Weinstein, N., Moller, A., Legault, L., Vally, Z., . . . Primbs, M. A. (2022). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, 119(22), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2022 Ziesing, S. J., Van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., Martin, S. A., Gill, T. K., & Opozda, M. J. (2022). Telehealth in the context of covid-19: An analysis of men’s usage and perceptions in comparison to in-person healthcare. International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health, 5(SP2), e13-e24.
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    2022 Gayatri, M., Adesuyi, E. O., Herlina, M., Akingbade, O., van Antwerpen, N., & Laksono, A. D. (2022). Midwives’ Risk Perception of and Preventive Behavioural Responses to COVID-19. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 24(2), 17 pages.
    DOI WoS1
    2022 Nankivell, M. E., van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., Gill, T. K., Martin, S. A., & Opozda, M. J. (2022). FREEMASONS CENTRE FOR MALE HEALTH & WELLBEING SPECIAL ISSUE PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF INCREASED AND HAZARDOUS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN A COHORT OF OLDER SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MEN DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. International Journal of Men's Social and Community Health, 5(SP2), e25-e39.
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    2021 Wang, S., Li, L. Z., Van Antwerpen, N., Suparman, S., Gayatri, M., Sari, N. P., & Zhang, S. X. (2021). Hand Hygiene and Mask-Wearing Practices during COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers: Misinformation as a Predictor. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105(6), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC6
    2021 van Antwerpen, N., Searston, R., & Turnbull, D. (2021). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours.
    DOI
    2021 Van Antwerpen, N., Turnbull, D., & Searston, R. A. (2021). The role of anxiety in mediating the relationship between information consumption and COVID-19 protective behaviours: Psychology, Health & Medicine. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 27(9), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2020 Van Antwerpen, N. R., & Oster, C. (2020). Postmodern thought and the self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Human Studies, 43(1), 107-127.
    DOI
    - Gayatri, M., Akingbade, O., Adesuyi, E. O., Pirade, R. A., Antwerpen, N. V., Sari, N. P., & Sutrisno, S. (n.d.). Compliance with Standard Precautions among Midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Midwifery, 6(1), 94.
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Course Coordinating

Foundations of Psychology: Graduate Diploma of Psychology online.

Course Authoring

Research Project Part A and Part B: Graduate Diploma of Psychology: Advanced online.

Tutoring

Doing Research In Psychology (2019): Qualitative methods, semester 1 2019.

Research Methods in Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020 and 2021. Acting course coordinator (two-weeks 2021).

Big Picture Psychology (2020-2021): Tutor, semester 1 2020, semester 2 2021.

Psychology in Society (2020): Tutor, semester 2 2020.

Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Quantitative methods, semester 2 2021.

Psychological Skills and Applications (2022): Semester 2.

Honours Mentoring

Co-mentored psychology honours students completing a range of projects across health and cognitive psychology. Participated in group meetings and supervision panels, and assisted with planning, writing, and data analysis.

Marking

Big Picture Psychology (2019-2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological theory to global issues for a second-year psychology course.

Psychology in Society (2020): Marked 1, 500 word essays on the application of psychological diagnoses and treatments in cross-cultural contexts for a second-year psychology course.

Research Methods (2021): Marked assignments consisting of short answer questions on research methods including operationalization, sampling, study design, validity and reliability, and analysis decisions for a first-year psychology course.

Doing Research In Psychology: Advanced (2021): Marked R-notebooks on experiment simulation, design, and analysis for a third-year psychology. 

Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring

Mentored Indigenous students with their academic studies in psychology and anthropology. Assisted with assignments, course content, and time management skills.


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