Associate Professor School of Psychology & Social Science, Edith Cowan University

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
Understanding Key Dimensions of International Postgraduate Student Transition and Learning Experiences: A Grounded Theory Approach

Set within transition research, interviews with (N=30) International Postgraduates identified key dimensions affecting their learning experiences at the intra-personal, inter-personal, inter-group and societal levels.

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New Racism and Inter-group Attributions within a Contemporary Indigenous Australian Context: Old Wines in New Bottles?

Re-examines New Racism in the context of contemporary Indigenous Australian race relations.

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Understanding the Burden on Palliative Care Home Carers: A Phenomenological Account

Understanding the support needs of carers of people who are receiving or have received palliative care. In particular how carers negotiate professionals talking with the patient about death and dying

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Understanding Seychelles International Students’ Social and Cultural Experiences during Transition to an Australian University

The essence of an overall ‘loneliness ‘or ‘homesickness’ for Seychellois international students included cultural distance and perceived discrimination.

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Participatory Action Research in Cultural Heritage Management for Indigenous Cultural Heritage: The Gabbie Kylie Foundation, Esperance, Western Australia

Participatory Action Research project for development of an Indigenous Australian community driven programme focussed on the protection and management of cultural heritage places and values

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Racism, cultural competency and Indigenous Australians: Critical reflections on the veracity of a psychodynamic discourse

A psychodynamic repertoire help to build a knowledgeable and non-racist discourse for psychology students, but all the while constructing Indigenous Australians as the causal agent in racism.

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Parental Separation and the Right of the Child to have their views Listened to and Considered: Reality or Wishful Thinking?

This paper examines the rights that are provided to children under Articles 3, 5 and 12 of the UNCRC and how these rights are enacted in parental separation.

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An Ecological Approach to Supporting Children after Parental Separation: Resilience, Social Capital and Sense of Community in the School Classroom

In this paper we suggest the school classroom is an important site in which to engage children in open discussions about parental separation and divorce.

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Challenges Faced by University Staff Members when Providing Services to International Students: An Australian Perspective

A qualitative case study examined the challenges of service provision at an Australian university.

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Understanding the Challenges of Accessing University Support Services: The Perspectives of Staff Members and International Students

A qualitative case study suggests challenges such as perceived language and cultural barriers and unawareness of services affect service utilisation for international students

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