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Researcher: Matthewson, ML (Dr Mandy Matthewson)

Fields of Research

Health psychology
Psychology of ageing
Clinical psychology
Forensic psychology
Educational psychology
Social psychology
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Gender psychology
Family care
Police administration, procedures and practice
Mental health services
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Causes and prevention of crime
Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
Social policy
Behavioural neuroscience
Other psychology
Applied and developmental psychology
Health services and systems
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Child and adolescent development
Health care administration
Health promotion
Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Business and labour history
Corporate governance
Human information interaction and retrieval
Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
Rehabilitation

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Mental health
Behaviour and health
Clinical health
Law enforcement
Human pain management
Women's and maternal health
Evaluation of health and support services
Mental health services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Health education and promotion
Crime prevention
Families and family services
Neonatal and child health
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Violence and abuse services
Workplace safety
Heritage
Evaluation of health outcomes
Employment patterns and change
Criminal justice
Rural and remote area health
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Injury prevention and control
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Employment services
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Management
Expanding knowledge in education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Abnormal Psychology; Wiley & Sons
Alienated adult children’s experience of parental alienation; Parental Alienation Europe in association with La Dolce Vita Project United as One Conference
An exploration of dyadic relationship approach-avoidance goals and relationship and sexual satisfaction in couples coping with endometriosis; Archives of Sexual Behavior
Best practice methods in the treatment of female perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Treatment Provider Perspectives; 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016
Best practices in parental alienation: Intervention and prevention; International Conference on Shared Parenting
Bilateral electronic monitoring of high-risk family violence perpetrators in an Australian jurisdiction; Police Science: Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing
Bilateral Electronic Monitoring of High-Risk Family Violence Perpetrators in Tasmania; Australian and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing
Characteristics and experiences of targeted parents of parental alienation from their own perspective: A systematic literature review; Australian Journal of Psychology
Correlates of health-related quality of life: The influence of endometriosis, body image and psychological wellbeing; Journal of psychosomatic research
Dad's on the Air interview - Parental Alienation
Do Mothers and Fathers Differentially Contribute to Sons' and Daughters' Anxiety?
Does the Parent-Child Relationship Contribute to Children's and Parents' Anxiety?; Journal of Relationships Research
Don't Forget Father?; 27th In ternational Congress of Applied Psychology
Elton Mayo and Thomas Henry Reeve Mathewson: the forgotten Australian pioneers of the treatment of patients with shell shock, neurasthenia and nervous breakdown; History of Psychiatry
Emotional intimacy, empathic concern, and relationship satisfaction in women with endometriosis and their partners; Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evaluating intervention outcomes for children who have been abused or neglected; 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges
Evaluation of Project Vigilance: electronic monitoring of family violence offenders - Final Report
Evaluation of the Tasmania’s Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP)
Examining the Impacts of Involvement in the Tasmanian Workers' Compensation System from the Perspective of Long-Term Inured Workers; The Dark Side of Rehab Symposium
Gender Differences in Children's and Parents' Social Support Perceptions; Journal of Relationships Research
Guidelines for best evidence based practice responses for parental alienation: a psychological and legal perspective; 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges
Health-related quality of life in endometriosis: The influence of endometriosis-related symptom presence and distress; Journal of health psychology
Helping anxious children
How Does the Parent-Child Relationship Account for Gender Differences in Children's Anxiety?; APS: Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
How Does the Parent-Child Relationship Contrib ute to Children's and Parents' Anxiety; The 10th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Scociety
Hypnosis for Pain in Childbirth: A Cochrane Systematic Review; Australian Society of Aneasthetists 71st National Scientific Congress
Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth (Review); Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Identifying parental alienation; 2016 APS Congress
Losses experienced by Children Alienated from a Parent; Current Opinion in Psychology
Managing and mitigating suffering in the return-to-work process; Frontiers in Psychology
Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) in postgraduate psychology training programs: The future of competency-based assessment?; AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference
Parental alienating behaviours; Parental alienation: Science and Law
Parental alienating behaviours experienced by alienated grandparents; Journal of Family Issues
Parental alienation: 'It’s like a cult. I live this life in the shadows'
Parental alienation: Targeted parent experience in Turkey; American Journal of Family Therapy
Parental alienation: Targeted parent perspective; Australian Journal of Psychology
Persistent pain and opioid dependence. The evidence for psychological treatment approaches; 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges
Physical and psychological correlates of self and body compassion in women with polycystic ovary syndrome; Journal of health psychology
Predictors of Father Involvement: Testing the Lamb-Pleck Model; 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges
Predictors of self-compassion in endometriosis: the role of psychological health and endometriosis symptom burden; Human Reproduction
Psychological interventions for endometriosis-related symptoms: a systematic review with narrative data synthesis; Archives of Women's Mental Health
Psychological management of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS): a systematic review; Scandinavian journal of pain
Psychological predictors of vocational success for people with psychotic illness; Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation; 2016 APS Congress
Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation: findings from a systematic review; Journal of Family Therapy
Scoping review of claimants’ experiences within Australian workers’ compensation systems; Australian Health Review
Short and Long-Term Learning Outcomes Associated with Viva Voce Assessment in Postgraduate Psychology Units; 2016 APS CONGRESS
Social disinhibition in acquired brain injury and neurological disease: a concept analysis; Brain Impairment
Stories from the Family and Interpersonal Relationships Lab in Tasmania: A summary of the forgotten families project; PASG 2019
Student, staff and clinician perceptions towards the use of OSCE-based assessment in postgraduate psychology training programs; AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference
Study sheds light on childhood anxiety
Targeted parents surviving parental alienation: Consequences of the alienation and coping strategies; Journal of Child and Family Studies
Ten key findings on targeted parents’ experiences: towards a broader definition of parental alienation; Journal of Family Studies
The contribution of parents in childhood anxiety treatment: A meta-analytic review; Clinical Psychologist
The forgotten parent: The alienated parent perspective; 2016 APS Congress
The forgotten parent: The targeted parent perspective of parental alienation; Journal of Family Issues
The impact of parental alienating behaviours on the mental health of adults alienated in childhood; Children (Basel)
The introduction of bilateral electronic monitoring for high risk family violence perpetrators in Tasmania; 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
The mediating effects of childhood anxiety; Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Annual Conference
The mediating effects of parents and peers on the prediction of children's anxiety; 5th Annual Conference of the APS on the Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
The not-forgotten child: alienated adult children’s experience of parental alienation; American Journal of Family Therapy
The process of self-reflection in postgraduate psychology students: Does regular feedback enhance reflective skills?; Australian Psychological Society (APS) Congress Psychology advancing into a new age
The relationship between self-rated CBT-delivery abilities and performance on OSCE-based assessment in postgraduate psychology students; AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference
The reunification experience: How can this inform practice?; 2016 APS Congress
Treatment needs of female perpetrators of Domestic Violence: What do we know?; 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016
Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention; Routledge
Understanding targeted parents’ experience of parental alienation: a qualitative description from their own perspective; American Journal of Family Therapy
What is parental alienation and why is it important to know about it; Parental alienation Australia: Family violence lost in the fog conference. Conference Booklet
When is shared care indicated and contraindicated following separation?; 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges
Working therapeutically with parents after the diagnosis of a child's cerebral palsy: issues and practice guidelines; The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling

Research Projects

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness Group Intervention for Tasmanian Women Living with Persistent Pelvic Pain.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
How do Mothers and Fathers Differentially Contribute to Sons' and Daughters' Anxiety?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Endometriosis: Does presentation style influence outcome?; APS College of Clinical Psychologists (APSCCP)
Occupational Rehabilitation Providers: The Professional Landscape; WorkCover Tasmania (WCT)
Determining the experiences of individuals within the Tasmanian Workers Compensation System: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study - Study 2
Evaluation of Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP) Outcomes
Evaluation of Project Vigilance (Full Trial)
Evaluation of Project Vigilance - Electronic Monitoring of Family Violence Offenders

Research Candidate Supervision

Exploring Parental Influences on Childhood Anxiety and Self-Efficacy
Fly-in Fly-out Fathers' Psychological Well Being and Perception of their Parenting Engagement and Relationship with their Children