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, as well as 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 Scopus2
    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, 1-7.
    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 Scopus42 WoS35
    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., Rodda, S., Austin, D., Lubman, D., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., . . . Dowling, N. (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 WoS8 Europe PMC5
    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 Scopus55 WoS53 Europe PMC24
    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 Scopus25 WoS28 Europe PMC11
    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.
    DOI WoS9
    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.
    Dowling, N. A., Merkouris, S. S., Rodda, S. N., Smith, D., Aarsman, S., Lavis, T., . . . O, S. C. (n.d.). GamblingLess: A Randomised Trial Comparing Guided and Unguided Internet-Based Gambling Interventions. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(11), 2224.

Research Associate for an Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant LP 0989331) with the Office for Problem Gambling, South Australia and Drummond Street Services, Victoria as industry partners; and the Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Course Coordinator: PSYCHOL6600OL: Professional and Interpersonal Skills.

Course Coordinator: PSYCHOL6603OL: Psychological Measurement and Assessment.

  • 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
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2019 - ongoing Fellow, College of Forensic Psychologists Australian Psychological Society Business and professional Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133965
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 12
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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