Paul Delfabbro

Professor Paul Delfabbro

Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Professor Paul Delfabbro - B.Ec., B.A. (Hons) 1st class, PhD (in Psychology).

I have worked at the University of Adelaide since 2001 and I lecture in the areas of learning theory as well as methodology and statistics. My principal research interests are in the area of behavioural addictions (gambling and technology) as well as child protection and out-of-home care. Most of my research work involves statistical analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys and experimental studies.

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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 Co-Supervisor Wellbeing, Meaning and Time Spent with Children: The Case of Part-time Working Fathers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Eric Michel Mercier
    2018 Principal Supervisor Information Security Fatigue - Risk Factors and Interventions Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Mr Andrew John Reeves
    2017 Co-Supervisor Understanding Internet gaming problems in adolescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew William Richard Stevens
    2017 Principal Supervisor Social and Psychological Adaptation to Open-Plan Workplace Designs Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Miss Olivia Isabel Shirley James
    2015 Co-Supervisor The Psychology of Influence in Cyberspace Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kathryn Parsons
    2014 Principal Supervisor Charity: Virtue, Privilege or Excuse? An Analysis of the Interaction between Professed Values and Humanitarian Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Franco Lanfranchi
    2012 Principal Supervisor Canine Brain Lateralisation and Canine Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Tania Plueckhahn
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Suicide Vulnerability and Risk: Fragmented Sense of Self and Psychache Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Margaret Alicja Prysak
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Nature of High Risk Investing: Risky Business or Gambling? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jennifer Nicole Williams
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor An Investigation of the Association Between Child Abuse, Neglect and Youth Offending in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Catia Gaetana Malvaso
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Studies for the Development of Effective Lucid Dream Induction Techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Denholm Jay Aspy
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Excessive appetites for video-games: An examination of the causes, consequences, and progression of problematic video-game playing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Cameron James Forrest
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor A Principles-based Approach to ACT with Self-Forgiveness: New Approaches to Flexible Living Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Dr Grant Malcolm Dewar
    2012 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Child Contact, Domestic Violence, and Family Law in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Donna Celeste Roberts
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Effect of a Hatha Yoga Practice on Factors Related to Chronic Stress Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Part Time Miss Kaitlin Nicole Harkess
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Young, Non-student Workers in Casual Employment: A Core-periphery Examination of Health Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Natalie Kojima Matthews
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Cancer and Identity: An Exploration of People's Understanding of Cancer Identities and their Mass Media Representations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sze Yan Cheung
    2010 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Alcohol Consumption in Australia: Can Awareness about Health Impacts, or the Presence of Children in the Home be Linked to Drinking Behaviour? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jacqueline Anne Bowden
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Psychiatric disorders, cognitive distortions and substance use disorders in pathological gamblers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Reza Abdollahnejad
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The Role of Cognitive Biases in the Development, Maintenance and Treatment of Delusional Belief across the Psychosis Continuum Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ryan Balzan
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The illusion of control: influencing factors and underlying psychological processes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Anastasia Ejova
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Self murder: Suicide and the intolerable state of a fragmented self Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Chamberlain
    2006 - 2009 Principal Supervisor The Conceptualisation, Status and Measurement of Technology-based Gaming Behaviour and its Correlates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Daniel King
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Individual Vulnerability and Dissociative-Like Experiences in Regular and Problem Gamblers Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jessica McCormick
    2005 - 2011 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Cerebral Lateralisation on the Behaviour of the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Luke Schneider
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Challenging Behaviour of Children in the South Australian Out-Of-Home Care Sector: Stakeholders' Experiences with Collaborative Practice and their Frameworks for Managing Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sara McLean
    2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Emotion Labour, Emotion Work and Occupational Strain in Nurses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sandra Pisaniello
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor A Step Towards a Broader Understanding of Complex Traumatization in Victims of Crime: Psychological and Physical Health Impacts and Implications for Psychological Interventions and Treatment Evaluation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Birgit Pfitzer
    2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor The Mental Health and Well-Being of Children Adolescents in Home-Based Foster Care in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Josephine Anne Carbone
    2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor A National Profile and Review of Services and Interventions for Children and Young People with High Support Needs in Australian Out-of-Home Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alexandra Osborn
    2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Parenting Goals on Adolescent Psychosocial Adjustment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Yvonne Bentham
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83134936
  • Email: paul.delfabbro@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 06
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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