School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a Social Psychologist and completed my PhD in 2014 titled 'Science, Ideology, and Climate Change'. Here I explored the discourses of climate change denial in the context of competing ideological positions and anti-science rhetoric.
I am interested in research topics focused on social justice, especially environmental issues, racism and prejudice, and inequality. I utilise a range of qualitative methods in my research, including realist approaches such as content and thematic analysis, through to more constructionist approaches like discourse and critical discourse analysis.
I am now in a Teaching Specialist role and Program Director of the Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Pearson Alliance). This role has allowed me to develop high quality online learning skills, and I have since expanded my research interests to include research focused on teaching and learning, particularly in the online context.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Racism and Prejudice: Discursive constructions of accusations and denials of racism
Climate Change: Attributions of blame during the 2019-2020 'Black summer' bushfires in Australia
Teaching Psychology: Developing effective strategies for online group work
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide 2019 - 2019 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Research Associate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2004 - 2007 Southern Cross University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Date Title Institution Country 2009 - 2014 Doctor of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
Year Citation 2023 Ziersch, A., Miller, E., Walsh, M., Due, C., Callaghan, P., Howe, J., & Green, E. (2023). ‘I really want to work for me to feel good myself ‘: Health impacts of employment experiences for women from refugee backgrounds in Australia. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 3, 9 pages.
2023 Dobek, P., Bowen, H., & Callaghan, P. (2023). Experiences and perceptions of military and emergency services personnel identifying as LGBTQIA+ and their families: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 21(9), 1847-1853.
2021 Due, C., Callaghan, P., Reilly, A., Flavel, J., & Ziersch, A. (2021). Employment for women with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in Australia: An overview of workforce participation and available support programmes. International Migration, 16 pages.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2015 Street, J., Callaghan, P., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. (2015). Citizens' perspectives on disinvestment from publicly funded pathology tests: a deliberative forum. Value in Health, 18(8), 1050-1056.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC3
2014 Mitchell, J., Callaghan, P., Street, J., Neuhaus, S., & Bessen, T. (2014). The experience of melanoma follow-up care: an online survey of patients in Australia. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2014, 429149-1-429149-7.
DOI WoS13 Europe PMC9
2013 Callaghan, P., & Augoustinos, M. (2013). Reified versus consensual knowledge as rhetorical resources for debating climate change. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 26(3), 11-38.
2012 Callaghan, P., Moloney, G., & Blair, D. (2012). Contagion in the representational field of water recycling: Informing new environment practice through social representation theory. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22(1), 20-37.
DOI Scopus36 WoS38
Year Citation 2019 Augoustinos, M., & Callaghan, P. (2019). The language of social inequality. In J. Jetten, & K. Peters (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Inequality (pp. 321-334). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
2018 Augoustinos, M., Due, C., & Callaghan, P. (2018). Unlawful, Un-cooperative and Unwanted: The Dehumanization of Asylum Seekers in the Australian Newsprint Media. In S. Gibson (Ed.), Peace Psychology Book Series (pp. 187-204). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
2018 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., & Hastie, B. (2018). Apologising for past wrongs: emotion-reason rhetoric in political discourse. In L. Smith, M. Wetherell, & G. Campbell (Eds.), Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Present (pp. 105-123). London, United Kingdom: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
2017 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., Sorrentino, J., & Worth, A. (2017). Political leadership and social diversity: The everyday politics of race and gender. In C. Howarth, & E. Andreouli (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (pp. 18-33). Oxon, UK: Routledge. 2016 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., Sorrentino, J., & Worth, A. (2016). Political leadership and social diversity: The everyday politics of race and gender. In The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (pp. 18-33). Routledge.
Small School Grant 2020 ($2000): Developing effective strategies for online group work
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Online
- Psychology, Science and Society (Level III)
- Introductory Psychology (Trimester 2)
Course Author (online programs):
- Foundations of Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Research Methods, Design & Analysis (qualitative module)
- Applying Research Methods (qualitative module)
- Psychology in Society: Social psychology (Level II)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Principal Supervisor Investigating Changing Attitudes Towards Climate Change due to Extreme Weather Events and Anomalous Climate Events Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mitchell James Osborne 2023 Principal Supervisor Investigating the Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Individuals Engaging Online and the Effects on their Mental and Physical Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alex Penfold
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Border closures’ impact on University of Adelaide students: exploring barriers and facilitators of support during the COVID-19 pandemic University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Julianne Rogers 2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Social Representations of Climate Change before and after the Black Summer bushfires of 2020 University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Mitchell Osborne 2022 - 2020 Principal Supervisor #ClimateCriminals: Discursive constructions of climate change prior to and during Black Summer University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Joseph Laranjeira 2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Online communities and identity: experiences of LGBTQIA+ young adults with LGBTQIA+ online content during the covid 19 pandemic University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Alex Penfold 2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Confirmation bias in legal decision-making: a qualitative/ thematic analysis University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Ellie Turner 2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Student and teacher experiences with the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Sussan Vo 2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Perceptions and experiences of LGBTQIA+ emergency first responders' and defence force personnel's families: A qualitative meta-synthesis University of Adelaide and MESHA Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Philip Dobek 2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Help-seeking experiences of young women with symptoms of anxiety and depression University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Madeleine Whyatt 2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Impact of Employment on the Health & Wellbeing of Middle Eastern Refugee Women University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Gur Kaur 2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Anthropogenic Climate Change and Collective Action University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Part Time Kath Whitson 2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor The Affective Practices of Incels: A Social Identity Approach to the Construction of Incel Identities University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Mark Marveggio 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Negotiating Changing Identities: Migrant and Refugee Children’s Ethnic Identity Expression in Australia University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours Full Time Tamina Islam
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Chair Psychology and Research using Qualitative Analysis (PARQA) Australia 2022 - ongoing Member Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Australia 2022 - ongoing Member Psychology Education Research Group (PERG) Australia 2022 - ongoing Member School of Psychology, Diversity and inclusion in teaching sub-committee Australia 2021 - ongoing Member Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Australia 2021 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide, Pearson Alliance Community of Practice Australia
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