Colloquium Program Semester 1, 2017

Time/Location: 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Social Science North - SSN 242

6 March 2017 Dr Blake Lawrence
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
School of Psychology
Flinders University
Nonpharmacological Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease
13 March 2017 No colloquium (Public Holiday)
20 March 2017 Professor Glen Bodner
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary
Predicting and influencing aesthetic responses to art
27 March 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
3 April 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Matt Hanson
(Supervisor: Robyn Young)
  Shevaugn Johnson
(Supervisor: Tracey Wade)
Cognitive processing abnormalities and perfectionism in body dysmorphic disorder
  Alliyza Lim
(Supervisor: Robyn Young)
Traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder on perceived deception and credibility
10 April 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Jessica Howe
(Supervisor: Julie Mattiske)
  Asma Akther
(Supervisor: Julie Robinson)
The adaptation of Australian born children of skilled immigrants
  Jordan McLean
(Supervisor: Nathan Weber)
How are reasoning and decision making related to endorsements of CAM treatments?
17 April 2017 No colloquium (Public Holiday)
24 April 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
1 May 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Joy Love
(Supervisor: Michael Wenzel)
Vision thinking and identity formation for leadership
  Katie Logos
(Supervisor: Neil Brewer)
Interactions between adults with ASD and the criminal justice system
  Cara Rossi
(Supervisor: Lydia Woodyatt)
Understanding how conflicting perspectives of a transgression affect victim-offender interaction
8 May 2017 Associate Professor Muireann Irish
School of Psychology and Brain & Mind Centre
The University of Sydney
‘The Future of Memory' - Deconstructing past and future thinking in the dementias
15 May 2017 Associate Professor Tyler Okimoto
UQ Business School
University of Queensland
Workplace Reintegration
22 May 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
29 May 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Kristy Johnstone
(Supervisor: Junwen Chen)
An investigation of universal school-based prevention programs for children: Building resilience to manage worry
  Marja Elizabeth
(Supervisor: Reg Nixon)
The efficacy of combining a case formulation approach with cognitive processing therapy
  Kelsey Bickley
(Supervisor: Leon Lack)
5 June 2017 Professor Mark Bellgrove
School of Psychological Sciences
Monash University
Role of attentional selection in perceptual decision making
12 June 2017 No colloquium (Public Holiday)
19 June 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)

For further information please contact Dr Nicole Thomas (email:, tel.: +61-8-8201-3128)

Colloquium Program Semester 2, 2017

Time/Location: 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Social Science North - SSN 242

24 July 2017 No colloquium (Staff meeting)
31 July 2017 Dr Simon Bury
School of Psychology
Flinders University
The psychology of hope
7 August 2017 Dr Matthew Thompson
Lecturer in Cognition
Murdoch University
Creating perceptual experts
14 August 2017 Dr Lyn Vernon
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Murdoch University
The role of problematic technology use for adolescents: The importance of sleep for wellbeing
21 August 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
28 August 2017 Professor Michael Gradisar
Professor of Psychology
Flinders University
Transdiagnostic processes linking sleep and emotion
4 September 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Hannah Scott (Supervisor: Leon Lack) THIM: A novel behavioural device for measuring sleep in the home environment
  Kelsey Bickley (Supervisor: Leon Lack) Reassessing the measurement of daytime functioning in insomnia - a new tool for assessment
  Daniele Antoniou (Supervisor: Junwen Chen) Social interaction, cognition and well-being
11 September 2017 Introducing 1 PhD student:
  Victoria Bridgland (Supervisor: Melanie Takarangi) Trigger warnings: Is forewarned always forearmed?
18 September 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
25 September 2017 Introducing 3 PhD students:
  Ruth Jose (Supervisor: Tim Windsor) Extrinsic emotion regulation
  Leanne Mahlo (Supervisor: Tim Windsor) Mindfulness-Meditation: Potential Mechanisms & Relevance for Adaptive Ageing
  Bruna Ciprovac Medeiros (Supervisor: Junwen Chen) Shared information processing biases in perfectionism and social anxiety disorder
2 October 2017 No colloquium (Public Holiday)
9 October 2017 Professor Ev Worthington
Professor of Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
The science of humility and the positive role it (can) play(s) in life today
16 October 2017 No colloquium (Staff Meeting)
23 October 2017 Professor Craig McGarty
Professor of Psychology
Western Sydney University
Tracking Twitter trolls and understanding hashtag activism about refugees: Some psychological applications of analyzing language use with big data.

For further information please contact A/Prof Emma Thomas (email:, tel.: +61-8-8201-2469)