Tiffany Lavis

Dr Tiffany Lavis


School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Tiffany Lavis is a Forensic Psychologist and has a PhD in Psychology. Her research interests are broadly related to forensic psychology, including image-based abuse, problem gambling and violence.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 Consultant Registered Psychologist (incl. Forensic Endorsement) Private Practice
    2017 - 2017 Lecturer Flinders University
    2016 - 2018 Interim Head, Student Learning Centre Flinders University
    2011 - 2012 Online Course Developer and Coordinator, Business School University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Research Associate, FHBHRU Flinders University
    2006 - 2011 Associate Lecturer Flinders University
    2004 - 2006 Registered Psychologist/Senior Psychologist Various
    2003 - 2003 Research Assistant University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2011 Flinders University Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2004 - 2009 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Laws
    2000 - 2003 University of South Australia Australia Master of Psychology (Forensic)
    1998 - 1998 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    1994 - 1997 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Mckinlay, T., & Lavis, T. (2020). Why did she send it in the first place? Victim blame in the context of ‘revenge porn’. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 27(3), 386-396.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Rodda, S. N., Merkouris, S., Lavis, T., Smith, D., Lubman, D. I., Austin, D., . . . Dowling, N. A. (2019). The therapist experience of internet delivered CBT for problem gambling: Service integration considerations. Internet Interventions, 18, 100264.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Suomi, A., Dowling, N. A., Thomas, S., Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Battersby, M., . . . Jackson, A. C. (2019). Patterns of Family and Intimate Partner Violence in Problem Gamblers. Journal of gambling studies, 35(2), 465-484.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC3
    2018 Prichard, I., McLachlan, A., Lavis, T., & Tiggemann, M. (2018). The Impact of Different Forms of #fitspiration Imagery on Body Image, Mood, and Self-Objectification among Young Women. Sex Roles, 78(11-12), 789-798.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS32
    2018 Starr, T. S., & Lavis, T. (2018). Perceptions of revenge pornography and victim blame. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 12(2), 427-438.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Lavis, T., & Brewer, N. (2017). Effects of a proven error on evaluations of witness testimony. Law and Human Behavior, 41(3), 314-323.
    DOI Scopus6
    2017 Merkouris, S. S., Rodda, S. N., Austin, D., Lubman, D. I., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., . . . Dowling, N. A. (2017). GAMBLINGLESS: For LIFE study protocol: A pragmatic randomised trial of an online cognitive-behavioural programme for disordered gambling. BMJ Open, 7(2), e014226.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    2016 Smith, D., Pols, R., Lavis, T., Battersby, M., & Harvey, P. (2016). Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Gamblers on Cognitive and Exposure Therapies When Taking Part in a Randomised Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(4), 1243-1260.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2016 Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T., Patford, J., Cockman, S., . . . Abbott, M. (2016). Problem gambling and intimate partner violence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 17(1), 43-61.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS52 Europe PMC22
    2016 Dowling, N. A., Suomi, A., Jackson, A. C., & Lavis, T. (2016). Problem Gambling Family Impacts: Development of the Problem Gambling Family Impact Scale. Journal of gambling studies, 32(3), 935-955.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC9
    2015 Lavis, T., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., & Smith, D. (2015). Problem gambling, familial violence and alcohol misuse: exploring the triad for treatment-seekers. International Gambling Studies, 15(2), 273-284.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2014 Dowling, N., Jackson, A., Suomi, A., Lavis, T., Thomas, S., Patford, J., . . . Bellringer, M. (2014). Problem gambling and family violence: prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers. Addictive Behaviors, 39(12), 1713-1717.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS33 Europe PMC23
    2004 Conduit, T., Byrne, S., Court, J., & Stefanovic, S. (2004). Non-attendance at a university-based psychology clinic: Telephone appointment reminders versus no reminders. Australian Psychologist, 39(1), 68-75.
    2002 Byrne, S., Burlock, A., Conduit, T., & Parton, F. (2002). Psychology at Law: Outcomes of a Legal Services Commission Placement for Trainee Psychologists. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 9(2), 234-247.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Course Coordinator: Professional and Interpersonal Skills.

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor 'Cyber rape': Exploring Revenge Porn from a Psychological Perspective Flinders University Honours Part Time Tahlee Mckinlay
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Perceptions of Revenge Pornography and Victim Blame Flinders University Honours Full Time Tegan Starr
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Tinder Sexpectations: The Impact of Date Initiator, Location, and Alcohol Consumption Flinders University Honours Full Time Roisin Thomson
    2015 - 2015 Co-Supervisor TBA Flinders University Honours Full Time Natarsha Turner
    2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The impact of different forms of #fitspiration Imagery on Body Image, Mood, and Self-Objectification among Young Women Flinders University Honours Full Time Annabel McLachlan
    2011 - 2011 Principal Supervisor TBA Flinders University Honours Full Time Janelle Wood
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133965
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 12
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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