Neil Kirby

Dr Neil Kirby

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School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Neil Kirby is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests in organisational psychology include: organisational culture, the historical development of organisational theories, the role of the organisational psychologist, and person/organisation fit. Dr Kirby is also Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU) in the School of Psychology. The WRU comprises researchers with interests in wellbeing and the quality of life of people across their lifespan with specific research interests in disability, rehabilitation, ageing, healthy development, and organisational psychology.

I am the Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU), a  research group within the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. The WRU brings together the interests and expertise of its members to the investigation of issues concerning the wellbeing and quality of life of people across the lifespan. The unit comprises researchers with interests in disability, rehabilitation, ageing, healthy development across the lifespan, and organisational psychology. The primary objectives of the WRU include:

  • To understand individual psychological and organisational processes that can contribute to, and sustain the wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan; and
  • The implementation and evaluation of interventions designed to improve quality of life and wellbeing for people across the lifespan.

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Clise, M. H., Kirby, N., & McArthur, M. L. (2021). Is veterinary work more than satisfying? A critical review of the literature. Veterinary Record, 188(10), 1-9.
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    2021 Shoobridge, J., Schultz, T., Harvey, G., & Kirby, N. (2021). Using an implementation science approach to build leader facilitation capability in healthcare: a novel approach for enhancing action learning set facilitation. Journal of Health Organization and Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 22 pages.
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    2020 Harries, J., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2020). A follow-up evaluation of the health, wellbeing, and safety outcomes of implemented psychosocial safety interventions for disability support workers. Australian Psychologist, 55(5), 519-533.
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    2020 Vandergoot, S., Sarris, A., Kirby, N., & Harries, J. (2020). Individual and Organizational Factors that Influence Transfer Generalization and Maintenance of Managerial-Leadership Programs. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 33(2), 207-246.
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    2019 Vandergoot, S., Sarris, A., & Kirby, N. (2019). Factors that influence the transfer generalization and maintenance of managerial-leadership skills: a retrospective study. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 32(3), 237-263.
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    2018 Vandergoot, S., Sarris, A., Kirby, N., & Ward, H. (2018). Exploring undergraduate students' attitudes towards interprofessional learning, motivation-to-learn, and perceived impact of learning conflict resolution skills. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(2), 211-219.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2018 Kirby, N. (2018). Commentary on “Nature and extent of on-the-job training for employees with an intellectual disability: A pilot study” (Alexander, Ford, Raghavendra, & Clark, 2018). Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 5(2), 149-153.
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    2015 Harries, J., Ng, K., Wilson, L., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2015). Evaluation of the Work Safety and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Disability Support Workers. Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology, 8, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus5
    2012 Rillotta, F., Kirby, N., Shearer, J., & Nettelbeck, T. (2012). Family quality of life of Australian families with a member with an intellectual/developmental disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(1), 71-86.
    DOI Scopus41 Europe PMC14
    2009 Rillotta, F., Kirby, N., Nettelbeck, T. J., & Shearer, J. (2009). Results from nine domains of family quality of life in South Australia. JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, 6(2), 145.
    2009 Harries, J., Guscia, R., Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. (2009). Impact of additional disabilities on adaptive behavior and support profiles for people with intellectual disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114(4), 237-253.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2008 Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2008). Individual differences in South Australian general practitioners' knowledge, procedures and opinions of the assessment of older drivers. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(3), 121-125.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC4
    2007 Sarris, A., & Kirby, N. (2007). Behavioral norms and expectations on Antarctic stations. Environment and Behavior, 39(5), 706-723.
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    2006 Guscia, R., Ekberg, S., Harries, J., & Kirby, N. (2006). Measurement of environmental constructs in disability assessment instruments. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 3(3), 173-180.
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    2006 Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2006). Ideal versus actual levels of decision-making in South Australian aged care resident committees. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25(2), 69-73.
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    2006 Guscia, R., Harries, J., Kirby, N., & Nettelbeck, T. (2006). Rater bias and the measurement of support needs. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 31(3), 156-160.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2006 Guscia, R., Harries, J., Kirby, N., Nettelbeck, T., & Taplin, J. (2006). Construct and criterion validities of the Service Need Assessment Profile (SNAP): A measure of support for people with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 31(3), 148-155.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC9
    2005 Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2005). How resident committees function in low-level residential aged care facilities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24(4), 207-212.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2005 Sarris, A., & Kirby, N. (2005). Antarctica: A study of person-culture fit. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(3), 161-169.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS12
    2005 Harries, J., Guscia, R., Kirby, N., Nettelbeck, T., & Taplin, J. (2005). Support needs and adaptive behaviors. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 110(5), 393-404.
    DOI Scopus26 Europe PMC8
    2005 Guscia, R., Harries, J., Kirby, N., Nettelbeck, T., & Taplin, J. (2005). Reliability of the Service Need Assessment Profile (SNAP): A measure of support for people with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 30(1), 24-30.
    DOI Scopus7
    2005 Harries, J., Guscia, R., Kirby, N., Nettelbeck, T., & Taplin, J. (2005). Erratum: Support needs and adaptive behaviors (American Journal on Mental Retardation 110, 5 (393-404)). American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110(6), 438.
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    2003 Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2003). A survey of resident related committees in South Australian aged care hostels. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 22(1), 41-43.
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    2003 Tasbihsazan, R., Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. (2003). Predictive validity of the Fagan Test of Infant Intelligence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21(4), 585-597.
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    2002 Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2002). The accuracy of staff ratings of life and hostel satisfaction of male and female aged care residents. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21(4), 199-202.
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    1998 Hartstone, M., & Kirby, N. (1998). Australian Personnel Managers and Organisational Psychology: An Update. Australian Psychologist, 33(2), 148-154.
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    1998 Kirby, N., & Hartstone, M. (1998). The Australian Organisational Psychologist: An Update. Australian Psychologist, 33(1), 68-75.
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    1997 Tasbihsazan, R., Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. (1997). Increasing mental development index in Australian children: A comparative study of two versions of the Bayley Mental Scale. Australian Psychologist, 32(2), 120-125.
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    1997 Incorvaia, D., & Kirby, N. (1997). A Formative Evaluation of a Drug-Free Unit in a Correctional Services Setting. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 41(3), 231-249.
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    1997 Kirby, N. (1997). Employment and Mental Retardation. Unknown Journal, 20(C), 191-249.
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    1995 Brebner, J., Donaldson, J., Kirby, N., & Ward, L. (1995). Relationships between happiness and personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 19(2), 251-258.
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    1994 Dandy, J., & Kirby, N. (1994). Psychological stress, work satisfaction, and brain injury nursing. International Journal of Stress Management, 1(3), 265-275.
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    1991 Kirby, N. H., & Nettelbeck, T. (1991). Speed of information processing and age. Personality and Individual Differences, 12(2), 183-188.
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    1991 Barlow, J., & Kirby, N. (1991). Residential satisfaction of persons with an intellectual disability living in an institution or in the community. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 17(1), 7-23.
    DOI Scopus28
    1990 Jiranek, D., & Kirby, N. (1990). The job satisfaction and/or psychological well being of young adults with an intellectual disability and nondisabled young adults in either sheltered employment, competitive employment or unemployment. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 16(2), 133-148.
    DOI Scopus41
    1989 Kirby, N. H., & Thomas, P. D. (1989). Choice inspection and responding times. Personality and Individual Differences, 10(12), 1301-1310.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4
    1989 Kirby, N. H., & Nettelbeck, T. (1989). Reaction time and inspection time as measures of intellectual ability. Personality and Individual Differences, 10(1), 11-14.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS7
    1987 McConaghy, J., & Kirby, N. H. (1987). Using the componential method to train mentally retarded individuals to solve analogies. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 92(1), 12-23.
    Scopus9 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    1987 McConaghy, J., & Kirby, N. H. (1987). Analogical reasoning and ability level: An examination of R.J. Sternberg's componential method. Intelligence, 11(2), 137-159.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    1986 Kirby, N. (1986). A point of view have sheltered workshops a future?. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 12(3), 187-202.
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    1986 Kirby, N. H., & McConaghy, J. (1986). Responding time: A response equivalent to inspection time. Personality and Individual Differences, 7(5), 687-694.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    1983 And, T. N., & Kirby, N. H. (1983). Retarded‐nonretarded differences in speed of processing. Australian Journal of Psychology, 35(3), 445-453.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5
    1983 Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. H. (1983). Measures of timed performance and intelligence. Intelligence, 7(1), 39-52.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS54
    1983 Barkway, T., & Kirby, N. (1983). The Australian Industrial Psychologist Revisited. Australian Psychologist, 18(3), 331-344.
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    1983 Barkway, T., & Kirby, N. (1983). The Attitudes and Opinions of Australian Personnel Management Toward the Contribution of Industrial Psychologists to Human Resource Management. Australian Psychologist, 18(3), 345-357.
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    1982 KIRBY, N., BANCROFT, H., & NETTELBECK, T. (1982). VIDEOTAPE AS AN AID TO VOCATIONAL-TRAINING OF MILDLY MENTALLY-RETARDED ADULTS. HUMAN LEARNING, 1(1), 3-12.
    1982 Kirby, N. H., Nettelbeck, T., & Western, P. (1982). Locating information-processing deficits of mildly mentally retarded young adults. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 87(3), 338-343.
    Scopus2 WoS2
    1982 Nettelbeck, T., Evans, G., & Kirby, N. H. (1982). Effects of practice on inspection time for mildly mentally retarded and nonretarded adults. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 87(1), 103-107.
    Scopus10 WoS14 Europe PMC1
    1981 Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. H. (1981). Introductory trade training for slow learners and mildly retarded Young adults. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 7(1), 3-8.
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    1981 Kirby, N. M. (1981). Applied psychology and vocational training. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 7(2), 81-86.
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    1980 Nettelbeck, T., Kirby, N. H., Haymes, G., & Bills, A. (1980). Influence of procedural variables on estimates of inspection time for mildly mentally retarded adults. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 85(3), 274-280.
    Scopus6 WoS11
    1980 Brewer, N., Kirby, N. H., & Meeuwissin, R. (1980). Control of associated movement as a factor influencing reaction times of mentally retarded adults. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 85(3), 281-285.
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    1979 Kirby, N. H., Nettelbeck, T., & Thomas, P. (1979). Vigilance performance of mildly mentally retarded children. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 84(2), 184-187.
    Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC3
    1978 Kirby, N. H., Nettelbeck, T., & Bullock, J. (1978). Vigilance performance of mildly mentally retarded adults. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 82(4), 394-397.
    Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC3
    1978 Kirby, N. H., Nettelbeck, T., & Goodenough, S. (1978). Cognitive rigidity in the aged and the mentally retarded. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 9(3), 263-278.
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    1977 Kirby, N., & Nettelbeck, T. (1977). Evaluation of remedial reading and number classes in a rehabilitation setting. The Australian Journal of Mental Retardation, 4(8), 1-3.
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    1977 Nettlebeck, T., & Kirby, N. (1977). The importance of structure to the acquisition of skill amongst the mildly mentally retarded. Travail Humain, 40(1), 29-40.
    1977 Kirby, N. H., Nettelbeck, T., & Tiggemann, M. (1977). Reaction time in retarded and nonretarded young adults: sequential effects and response organization. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 81(5), 492-498.
    Scopus3 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    1976 Nettlebeck, T., & Kirby, N. (1976). Training the mentally handicapped to sew. Education and the Training of the Mentally Retarded, 11(1), 31-36.
    Scopus2 WoS6
    1976 Kirby, N. H. (1976). Sequential effects in an eight choice serial reaction time task using compatible and incompatible stimulus-response arrangements. Acta Psychologica, 40(3), 207-216.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS6
    1976 NETTELBECK, T., & KIRBY, N. H. (1976). A comparison of part and whole training methods with mildly mentally retarded workers. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 49(2), 115-120.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS15
    1976 Kirby, N. H. (1976). Sequential effects in two-choice reaction time: Automatic facilitation or subjective expectancy?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2(4), 567-577.
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    1976 KIRBY, N. H. (1976). SEQUENTIAL EFFECTS IN 2-CHOICE REACTION-TIME - AUTOMATIC FACILITATION OR SUBJECTIVE EXPECTANCY. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 2(4), 567-577.
    DOI WoS88 Europe PMC24
    1976 Nettelback, T., & Kirby, N. (1976). Psychological research in a sheltered employment setting. Rehabilitation, No. 96, 37-40.
    1975 Nettelbeck, T., & Kirby, N. H. (1975). Training the mildly mentally handicapped worker. Ergonomics, 18(5), 517-522.
    DOI WoS3
    1975 Kirby, N. H. (1975). Sequential effects in an eight choice serial reaction time task. Acta Psychologica, 39(3), 205-216.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    1972 Kirby, N. H. (1972). Sequential effects of serial reaction time. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 96(1), 32-36.
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    1971 Glow, P. H., Russell, A., & Kirby, N. H. (1971). Sensory reinforcement using paired stimuli from different modalities. Australian Journal of Psychology, 23(2), 133-137.
    DOI Scopus4
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2014 Kummerow, E., & Kirby, N. (2014). Organisational culture: concept, context, and measurement. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
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    2013 Sarris, A., & Kirby, N. (Eds.) (2013). Organisational psychology: research and professional practice. Tilde University Press.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Kirby, N. H. (2013). The historical development of organisational theories. In A. Sarris, & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and Professional Practice (pp. 3-42). Prahran, Vic: Tilde Publishing and Distribution.
    2013 Kirby, N. H. (2013). The historical development of organisational theories. In A. Sarris, & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and Professional Practice (pp. 3-42). Prahran, Vic: Tilde Publishing and Distribution.
    2013 Kirby, N. H. (2013). The role of the organisational psychologist.. In A. Sarris, & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and Professional Practice (1st ed., pp. 400-436). Prahran, VIC: Tilde Publishing and Distribution.
    2013 Kirby, N. H. (2013). The role of the organisational psychologist.. In A. Sarris, & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and Professional Practice (1st ed., pp. 400-436). Prahran, VIC: Tilde Publishing and Distribution.
    2010 Rillotta, F., Kirby, N., & Shearer, J. (2010). A comparison of two family quality of life measures: an Australian study. In R. Kober (Ed.), Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities: from Theory to Practice (pp. 305-348). Netherlands: Springer.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Chodkiewicz, N., & Kirby, N. H. (2019). Evaluating a Master of Organisational Psychology Program. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference.
    2019 Skinner, J., & Kirby, N. H. (2019). The Relationship between Personality and Job Attribute Preferences. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2019 Pine, H., & Kirby, N. H. (2019). The Relationship between the Big Five Personality Traits and Theory X Theory Y. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2019 Summers, D., Sarris, A., Kirby, N. H., & Harries, J. (2019). Development of a brief cross-industry measure for monitoring safety climate. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference.
    2019 Harries, J. A., Ford, J., & Kirby, N. (2019). Identifying key factors associated with successful implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of work safety interventions.. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2019 Harries, J. A., Ford, J., & Kirby, N. (2019). Evaluating health, wellbeing and safety impacts of implemented psychosocial safety interventions for Disability Support Workers. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2019 Reid-Dicks, I., Harries, J. A., & Kirby, N. (2019). Psychological testing and the work performance of Disability Support Workers. In APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Adelaide,Australia.
    2018 Kirby, N., & Harries, J. A. (2018). Evaluation of the Autism SA Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Group. In Autism SA Research Forum.
    2018 Heffernan, C., Harries, J. A., & Kirby, N. (2018). Theoretical components of workplace safety climate and their implications for practice. In M. -T. Leung, & L. -M. Tan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017), as published in Applied Psychology Readings: Selected papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (pp. 217-237). Singapore: Springer.
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    2018 Harries, J., Ford, J., & Kirby, N. H. (2018). Translating into practice the recommendations of a safety climate theory based evaluation of services provided by Disability Support Workers. In Applied Psychology Readings. Selected papers from the Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017) (pp. 263-279). Singapore: Springer.
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    2018 Kirby, N. H. (2018). What can Psychology and Psychologists offer society? Helping your students make good choices for the future. In SASTA Psychology Summer Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2018 Harries, J. A., Ford, J., & Kirby, N. (2018). Development of a model for identifying the key factors associated with the successful implementation, maintenance and sustainability of interventions designed to improve work safety in organisations. In Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology: Programme and Abstract Book. Singapore.
    2018 Vandergoot, S., Sarris, A., & Kirby, N. (2018). Factors that influence the training transfer and maintenance of conflict resolution programs of Healthcare training units: a retrospective study in Applied Psychology. In Proceedings of the Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017), as published in Applied Psychology Readings: Selected Papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (pp. 103-121). Singapore: Springer.
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    2017 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Purmer, M. (2017). An evaluation of the implementation in school contexts of a video-based group social skill program implemented by school staff for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC). Sydney, Australia.
    2017 Kirby, N. H. (2017). Understanding power distance and its implications for management. In Ausmed Conference Adelaide 2017. Adelaide, Australia.
    2016 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Purmer, M. (2016). Evaluating the implementation in schools of a video-based social communication group program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR). Perth, Australia.
    2015 Purmer, M., Kirby, N., Guscia, R., & Harries, J. (2015). iMsocial - A researched based social skills program.. In Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC). Brisbane, Australia.
    2015 Ng, K. Y. Y., Harries, J., Wilson, L., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2015). Evaluation of the work safety and psychosocial wellbeing of Disability Support Workers.. In APS 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2015 Ng, K. Y. Y., Harries, J., Kirby, N., Wilson, L., & Ford, J. (2015). Methods to improve standardised quantitative measure information to interpret the impact of psychosocial risk factors on Disability Support Workers.. In APS 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference.
    2015 Harries, J., Wilson, L., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2015). Psychosocial wellbeing and work safety outcomes associated with workplace bullying for Disability Support Workers.. In APS 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2015 Webber, M., Kirby, N., Harries, J., Wilson, L., & Ford, J. (2015). Disability Support Workers: Exposure to work-related violence, impact and preventative interventions.. In APS 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2014 Ng, K. Y. Y., Harries, J., Wilson, L., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2014). Evaluation of the work safety and psychological health of Disability Support Workers (DSWs).. In International Congress for Occupational Health and Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors [ICOH-WOPS]. Adelaide, Australia.
    2013 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Purmer, M. (2013). The iModelingTM project, a video and group based intervention: Four years of exciting research results.. In Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC).
    2011 Harries, J., Guscia, R., Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2011). Multiple Disabilities and the Nature of Associated Support Needs as Assessed by the Disability – Support Training and Resource Tool (D-START).. In 46th Annual Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID) Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2009 Miller, J., Harries, J., & Kirby, N. (2009). Evaluating Support Worker Ratings of Support Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.. In Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID) Conference. Hobart, Australia.
    2009 Hampel, S., Harries, J., & Kirby, N. (2009). Predicting Learning Styles and Capabilities of People with an Intellectual Disability: The Need for Formalised Assessment.. In Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID) Conference. Hobart, Australia.
    2009 Kirby, N., Kuester, N., Guscia, R., & Harries, J. (2009). Planning for the future: A survey to identify future needs and responsibilities for supporting aging individuals with intellectual disabilities in Australia. In JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES Vol. 6 (pp. 123). JOHN WILEY & SONS INC.
    2008 Kirby, N., Harries, J., Guscia, R., & Nettelbeck, T. (2008). Impact of multiple disabilities on the assessment of support needs for people with intellectual disabilities.. In Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID) Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2008 Quaresima, A. M., Kirby, N. H., & Sarris, A. (2008). Personality, vocational interests and values differences in psychology, commerce and classics students. In Poster presented at the 14th European Conference on Personality (ECP). Tartu, Estonia.
    2005 Kirby, N., Guscia, R., & Harries, J. (2005). Disability and the environment: facilitators, barriers and needs.. In 40th Annual Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability. Auckland, New Zealand.
    2005 Thomson, S., Kirby, N., Harries, J., Guscia, R., & Nettelbeck, T. (2005). Validating the Supported Residential Facility (SRF) assessment measure.. In 15th Annual Mental Health Services (MHS) Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2005 Kirby, N., Guscia, R., Harries, J., & Ekberg, S. (2005). Measurement of environmental constructs in disability assessment.. In First Asian-Pacific International Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability. Taipei, Taiwan.
    2004 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Guscia, R. (2004). Developing a support needs assessment system for use across the disability sector for service planning and resource allocation.. In Australian Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Conference. Sydney, Australia.
    2004 Kirby, N., Guscia, R., & Harries, J. (2004). Support needs assessment: Measures and critical issues.. In 39th Annual Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
    2004 Kirby, N., & Harries, J. (2004). Support needs and adaptive behaviour.. In 39th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference. Sydney, Australia.
    2004 Kirby, N., Guscia, R., Harries, J., Nettelbeck, T., & Taplin, J. (2004). Evaluating the Service Need Assessment Profile (SNAP).. In National Accommodation and Community Support Conference.. Melbourne, Australia.
    2002 Niemirowski, A., & Kirby, N. (2002). Can employees' core individual values and corporate values align to produce a stress free organizational culture?. In K. Moore (Ed.), Star 2002: Under the Southern Cross - Proceedings of the 23rd Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference (pp. 67-79). Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2021 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Ford, J. (2021). 8C.006 Key factors for successful implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of work safety interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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    2021 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Ford, J. (2021). 1G.004 Remediating disability support workers‘ psychosocial safety using a work safety climate measure. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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    2014 Ng, K. Y. Y., Harries, J., Wilson, L., Kirby, N., & Ford, J. (2014). Understanding and interpreting the impact of psychosocial risk factors on the work safety of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) in order to identify interventions through the use of qualitative sources. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Congress for Occupational Health and Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors [ICOH-WOPS]. Adelaide, Australia.
    2007 Kirby, N., Harries, J., & Guscia, R. (2007). Impact of multiple disabilities on the assessment of support needs for people with intellectual disabilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of the annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2020 Kirby, N., Harries, J. A., & Sarris, A. (2020). Autism Modules Series 4 Adults: Research scoping review of principles that create conducive online learning environments and experiences for autistic adults.
    2020 Kirby, N., & Harries, J. A. (2020). iMsocial at School: Pilot Trial Results for Senior School Students with Autism.
    2018 Kirby, N., & Harries, J. A. (2018). Evaluation of the Autism SA Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Group.
    2017 Reid-Dicks, I., Kirby, N., & Harries, J. A. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of psychological screening in improving the recruitment of Disability Support Workers.
    2017 Kirby, N., Harries, J. A., Ford, J., & Sarris, A. (2017). Evaluating sustainability and outcomes of implemented recommendations to improve work safety of Disability Support Workers. WHS Innovative Practice Grant for SafeWork SA and Disability Services.
    2016 Kirby, N. H., & Harries, J. (2016). iMsocial at School: Implementation Evaluation Report.
    2015 Kirby, N., Ford, J., Harries, J., & Wilson, L. (2015). Psychosocial-related aspects of work safety for Disability Support Workers: Translating recommendations into practice. WHS Innovative Practice Grant for SafeWork SA and Disability Services.. South Australia: University of Adelaide.
    2014 Kirby, N., Guscia, R., Wilson, L., & Harries, J. (2014). Northern aged care employee engagement project. Research commissioned by DCSI Northern Connections..
    2014 Harries, J., Guscia, R., & Kirby, N. (2014). Autism SA and Telstra Foundation iModeling Social Groups Project 2: Final Report 2012-2013.. South Australia: University of Adelaide.
    2014 Kirby, N., Ford, J., Harries, J., Wilson, L., Webber, M., & Guscia, R. (2014). Psychosocial-Related Aspects of Work Safety of Disability Support Workers: Commissioned Research Report for SafeWork SA.. South Australia: University of Adelaide.
    2012 Harries, J., Hampel, S., Guscia, R., Wilson, L., & Kirby, N. (2012). Evaluation Report of the Autism SA and Telstra Foundation iModeling Social Groups Project: Final Report 2009-2011. South Australia: University of Adelaide.
    2010 Kirby, N., Harries, J., Guscia, R., Wilson, L., & Kaippully Chandrasekharan, R. (2010). Disability Support Training and Resource Tool (D-START): Technical Properties Report.. South Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2010 Williams, N. G. (2010). Psychological Help-Seeking: Understanding Men's Behaviour. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
    2008 Harries, J. A. (2008). Support Needs Assessment for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: An Investigation of the Nature of the Support Needs Construct and Disability Factors that Impact on Support Needs.. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
    1974 Kirby, N. H. (1974). Sequential effects in serial reaction time. (PhD Thesis).

2017 CSIRO On Prime START project. CSIRO On Prime. N Kirby

2016-2017 Evaluating sustainability and outcomes of implemented recommendations to improve work safety of Disability Support Workers.  SafeWork SA WHS Innovative Practice Grant Program. N Kirby, J Ford & A Sarris

2015-2016 The use of the NEO personality questionnaire and an aptitude test to select job applicants for community and residential aged care. Department for Communities and Social Inclusion: Northern Connections. N Kirby

2015-2016 iMsocial group modelling program pilot study: Implementing the program and evaluating its effectiveness and benefits for students in school environments with behaviours consistent with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. Grant from Professor Bebbington, Vice Chancellor – University of Adelaide. N Kirby

2014 The use of psychological tests in personnel selection for Aged Care Workers services and Aged Care Worker Coaches. Department for Communities and Social Inclusion: Northern Connections. N Kirby

2014-2015 Improving the safe work of Disability Support Workers: Translating recommendations into practice. SafeWork SA WHS Innovative Practice Grant Program. N Kirby & J Ford

2014 Sustainable employability to prolong working life in caring occupations. School of Psychology University of Adelaide: RIBG. N Kirby

2013-2014 Psychosocial-Related Aspects of Work Safety of Personal Care Assistants in Disability Services. SafeWork SA WHS Commissioned Research Grant Program.  N Kirby & J Ford

2012 Assessing the support needs of children and adolescents with disabilities. School of Psychology University of Adelaide: RIBG. N Kirby

2012-2014 Evaluation of the Telstra Foundation iModeling project 2. Autism SA. N Kirby

2009 - 2015 Development of the Support Training and Resource Tool (START) and use to identify school leavers at risk of disengagement from school. Department for Social Inclusion and Department for Education and Child Development. N Kirby

2009-2012 Evaluation of the Telstra Foundation iModeling project. Autism SA. N Kirby

2008-2013 Development and pilot a support needs tool, the Disability - Support Training and Resource Tool (D-START).  Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. N Kirby & T Nettelbeck

2007-2010 Tools and Guidelines for Resident Committees. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc. N Kirby

2005-2014 A follow-up evaluation of the Strathmont Centre Redevelopment and Community Living Project. Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. J Ford & N Kirby

2005-2007 Support needs assessment: A developmental model for use in support, training and funding for individuals with single and multiple disabilities. Australian Research Council: Strategic Partnership with Industry - Research and Training Scheme (Linkage Project Grant).  N Kirby, T Nettelbeck & J Taplin

2001-2004 The development of a hierarchical model for individual needs assessment and resource allocation in disability services. Australian Research Council: Strategic Partnerships with Industry Research and Training (SPIRT) Scheme.  N Kirby, T Nettelbeck & J Taplin

2000-2003 Assessment of elderly drivers. Australian Research Council: Strategic Partnership with Industry - Research and Training Scheme (Linkage Project Grant). M Crotty, M Clarke, N Kirby, T Nettelbeck, J Taplin

I have been an academic member of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 1970. I am the Course Coordinator of the Master in Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) course, in which I lecture on Organisational Behaviour and Psychological Assessment in Organisations. I also lecture in Organisational Behaviour in the Honours course and teach disability in the Foundations Health & Lifespan Development course at undergraduate level. 

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 Co-Supervisor Towards A Socially Sustainable Educational Space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Farjana Rahaman
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Factors affecting the transfer generalisation and maintenance of interpersonal skills related to conflict resolution and leadership Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sonya Francesca Vandergoot
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Psychological Help-Seeking: Understanding Men's Behaviour Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nicole Williams
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Predicting Support Needs for People with Psychiatric and Intellectual Disabilities Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Stacey Thomson
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Family Quality of Life of Australian Families with a Member with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability: Measurement issues Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Fiona Rillotta
    2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Work Stress in Australian Professionals: the Role of Culture, Gender and Work-Family Conflict Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Shruti Mujumdar
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Lessons to be Learnt: Evaluating Aspects of Patient Safety Culture and Quality Improvement within an Intensive Care Unit Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Stacey Panozzo
    2002 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Support Needs Assessment for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: An Investigation of the Nature of the Support Needs Construct and Disability Factors that Impact on Support Needs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Julia Harries
    2001 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Tax Compliance: Beliefs, Behaviours, Attitudes and Values of Australian Taxpayers, Tax Agents and Australian Taxation Officers 1995 to 2000 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Apolonia Niemirowski
    1998 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Resident and Resident-Related Committees and Meetings in South Australian Aged Care Hostels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Leah Wilson
    1998 - 2002 Principal Supervisor Australians in Antarctica: A study of organizational culture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Aspa Sarris
    1997 - 2004 Principal Supervisor ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT EMPLOYEE ACCEPTANCE OF NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Janine Jade Peckham
    1993 - 2004 Co-Supervisor INSPECTION TIME AS A MEASURE OF SPEED OF HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING IN PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr George Tsourtos
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor An evaluation of retirement planning service delivery for workers in a disability organisation providing supported employment. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology Organisational and Human Factors) Master Juanita Bansal
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Perceptions of a supported employment service from individuals with disability and their family members/caregivers. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology Organisational and Human Factors) Master Thomas Melios-Traver
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor An evaluation of supported accommodation service delivery for workers in a disability organisation providing supported employment. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology Organisational and Human Factors) Master Susanne Baltussen
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Factors Impacting Safety Voice Intentions in Young Workers University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Cathryn Robinson
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Personality and person/organisation fit of aged care workers within an Italian-specific aged care environment. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Carlo Tropiano
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Perceptions of personality characteristics that can and can’t be changed. University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Chryso Costa
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Personnel Preference: The Relationship Between Personality and Job Attribute Preferences University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Jordan Skinner
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The relationship between the Big Five personality traits and Theory X and Y: An Exploratory Study. University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Hope Pine
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Development of a Safety Climate Measure that can be used as a monitoring tool in organisations University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Claire Jarrett
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Evaluating a sales training program in relation to Kirkpatrick’s criteria for training outcomes University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Yuanjing Liu
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Dementia in the workplace: Identifying better ways of assessing cognitive decline. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Michaela Crisp
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Situational Retirement Intentions: An Insight for Organisational Psychologists and Workplace Consultants University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Stephanie Lia Ciccarello
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Current Approaches to Measuring Individual and Team Resilience in the Workplace University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Emily J. Lawrie
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Personality assessment and the prediction of future job performance University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Isla Reid-Dicks
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The relationship between resilience, context-specific variables and openness to change within a changing health sciences faculty University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Matthew Fantasia
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Importance of Cultivating a Positive Team Climate in Interdisciplinary Medical Research Teams University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Joey Lam
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Measuring workplace safety climate in terms of its key components University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Cassandra Heffernan
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative-Readiness within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Kerrie Klinsic
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Employment outcomes for graduates of an Australian Master of Organisational Psychology program. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Nadia Chodkiewicz
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor An exploratory case study of the effectiveness of a team agreement and associated training program in a South Australian medical team environment University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Amanda Green
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Advocacy for Gender Equity in Senior Leadership: Does it Matter Who Wears the Pants? University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Rosie Parkhurst
    2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Evaluation of the Implementation of Safety Related Procedures for Disability Support Workers University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Chanel Nesci
    2014 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Utility of FFM-Based Personality Assessment in Personnel Selection for Aged Care Workers University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Wen F. Yan
    2013 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Disability Support Workers: Exposure to Work-related Violence. A Qualitative study of the types of violence, their impact and interventions University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Mardi Webber
    2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Evaluation of the Work Safety and Psychosocial Health of Disability Support Workers in Disability Services University of Adelaide Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Psychology Honours Ka Y. Ng
    2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Parental Perceptions of Sibling Relationships in Families Raising a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Needs and Wellbeing of the Siblings University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Li Leng Tan
    2013 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Why do people, especially those who should know better, continue to under-estimate the ability of people with an intellectual disability? University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Rebecca Neale
    2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Factors Affecting Social Skill Maintenance Following a Group-Based Video Modelling Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Sophie Ward
    2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Generalisation of a Group-Based Social Skills Video Modeling Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Teacher’s Perspective University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Benjamin L. Carnell
    2009 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Trainability Assessment and Resource Allocation in Disability Services University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Kelly Partridge
    2009 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Evaluating Caregivers’ Support Needs Ratings for Individuals with Intellectual Disability University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Joseph Miller
    2008 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Teaching social skills to children with autism: Using video modeling in a group setting University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Sophie Hampel
    2007 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Personality, Vocational Interests, Cognitive Abilities and Values as predictors of Academic Performance University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Annamaria Quaresima
    2007 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Training Needs and Capabilities of People with an Intellectual Disability: The Need for Formalised Assessment. University of Adelaide Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology Honours Sophie Hampel
    1989 - 2000 Principal Supervisor Towards the measurement of organisational culture University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Elizabeth Kummerow
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Autism SA Professional Practice Committee Australia
    2006 - ongoing Life Member of Bedford Industries
    2000 - ongoing Member College of Organisational Psychologists
    1980 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society
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  • Phone: 83130479
  • Email: neil.kirby@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 2
  • Room: 2 59F
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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