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Researcher: Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)

Fields of Research

Health psychology
Social psychology
Applied and developmental psychology
Behavioural neuroscience
Mental health services
Haematology
Clinical sciences

Research Objectives

Mental health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Other health
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Management
Occupational health
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions

Career Best Publications

Motives for Suicide - A Study of Australian Suicide Notes; Crisis
Motor vehicle accident trauma exposure: Personality profiles associated with posttraumatic diagnoses; Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
Psychophysiological and Psychological Correlates of Dissociation in a Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder; Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
The Psychophysiology of Repetitive Self-Mutilation; Archives of Suicide Research
Workplace Phobia: Psychological and Psychophysiological Mechanisms; International Journal of Stress Management

Research Publications

A comparison of psychophysiological and psychological responses to stressful and non-stressful events at work; 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
A comparison of the psychophysiology of self-poisoning and self-mutilation; 19th Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Cognitive profiles of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following motor vehicle accident trauma; 56th Annual Convention International Council of Psychologists
Community attitudes to suicidal behaviour: A 20 years follow-up; 19th Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Completed suicides: Is there method in their madness? Correlates of choice of method for suicide in an Australian sample of suicides; Clinical Neuropsychiatry: journal of treaments evaluation
Content differences in suicide notes by sex, age, and method: A study of Australian suicide notes; Psychological Reports
Coping and Problem Solving of Self-Mutilators; Journal of Clinical Psychology
Correlates of motives for suicide; Psychological Reports
Evidence of cognitive distortion in the content of suicide notes; 19th Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Firearm suicides among males in Australia: An analysis of Tasmanian coroners' inquest files; International Journal of Men's Health
Internally Motivated Instrumental Homicide: Psychophysiololgical and Psychological Peri-Homicidal Reactions; International Journal of Forensic Psychology
Motives for Suicide - A Study of Australian Suicide Notes; Crisis
Motor vehicle accident trauma exposure: Personality profiles associated with posttraumatic diagnoses; Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
Murder-suicide: A reaction to interpersonal crises; Forensic Science International: An International Journal Dedicated to The Applications of Science to The Administration of Justice
Psycho-legal assessment: The detection of malingering of posttrauma responses; Australia's First Forensic Psychology Conference
Psychological and psychophysiological responses to self-poisoning; 11th World Congress of Psychophysiology
Psychophysiological and Psychological Correlates of Dissociation in a Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder; Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
Psychophysiological characteristics of punitive interactions in a case of filicide; Australia's First Forensic Psychology Conference
Psychophysiological responses to binge eating in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder; 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
Psychophysiological responses to motor vehicle accident trauma and the peritraumatic death imprint; 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
Psychophysiological responses to personalised posttraumatic imagery following motor vehicle accidents; 25th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference
Psychophysiological responses to post-traumatic imagery following road trauma: A comparison of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder; 9th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
Psychophysiology and psychopathology: The clinical applications of personalised guided imagery; 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
Self-cutting: Factors associated with tension reduction; 19th Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Self-mutilation: Temporal stability of the psychophysiological tension reduction response; 11th World Congress of Psychophysiology
Severe morbid onychophagia: the classification as self-mutilation and a proposed model of maintenance; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Suicide notes from Australia and the United States; Perceptual and Motor Skills 2003
The characteristics of those who do and do not leave suicide notes: Is the method of residuals valid?; Omega: Journal of Death and Dying
The Death of a Leader: Homicide as a Means of Group Disengagement; Cultic Studies Review
The influence of imagery ability on the response to personalised guided imagery; Sixth Australasian Psychophysiology Conference
The Nature and Extent of Occupational Stress in the Tasmanian Public Sector. Part 1: Existing Occupational Stress
The Nature and Extent of Occupational Stress in the Tasmanian Public Sector. Part II: Identification of sources and consequences of occupational stressors
The Psychopathology of Incarcerated Self-Mutilators; Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
The psychophysiology of acts of murder; Australia's First Forensic Psychology Conference
The psychophysiology of binge-eating; 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The psychophysiology of dissociative identity disorder; 9th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
The psychophysiology of dissociative identity disorder; 5th Annual Conference of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
The psychophysiology of filicide: A learning theory explanation of the death of a child; 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
The Psychophysiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Behaviour Change
The Psychophysiology of Repetitive Self-Mutilation; Archives of Suicide Research
The psychophysiology of repetitive self-mutilation; 9th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
The Psychophysiology of Self-Mutilation; Journal of Abnormal Psychology
The psychophysiology of self-mutilation: Evidence of tension reduction; Archives of Suicide Research
The psychophysiology of self-mutilative behaviour; Suicide Prevention The Global Context
The psychophysiology of self-mutilative behaviour: Evidence of tension reduction; 23rd Annual Experimental Psychology Conference
The psychophysiology of work stress: A comparison between stressful and non-stressful work events; 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society
The psychophysiology of workplace phobia; 9th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
The self-mutilative nature of severe Onychophagia: A comparison with self-cutting; Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
The use of personalised guided imagery in accessing psychophysiological states; 9th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology
Workers' compensation for psychological injury: Demographic and work-related correlates; Work
Workers' compensation for psychological injury: Personal and environmental correlates; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
Workplace Phobia: Psychological and Psychophysiological Mechanisms; International Journal of Stress Management

Research Projects

Correlates of Diagnostically Distinct Posttraumatic Psychological Responses to Motor Vehicle Accidents.; MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation (MAIB)
Hyperarousal following a traumatic event: A trauma-specific or generalised response; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Lupus Research - Lupus Association of Tas Inc; Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation (DONATION)
Psychophysiological and Psychological Correlates of Binge Eating; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The psychological and psychophysiological correlates of self-poisoning; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The psychology of self-mutilation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

A cross-cultural comparison of motivation for self-mutilation
A research evaluation of GROW, a mutual help mental health organisation
An Investigation into the Psychological and Cognitive Factors Associated with the Cessation of Self-Cutting
Anxiety related cognitions in children
Childhood imaginary companions- Their role in childhood development
Investigation of the Mechanisms of Self-Mutilation
Perfectionism and Interpersonal Functioning
Perihomicidal Reactions of Homicide Offenders- A Dynamic Appraisal of the Expression and Experience of Homicide
Police Stress- The psychological and psychophysiological reactions of police officers to occupational stressors
Protective responses to trauma
Psychiatric status and quality of life of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) sufferers
Psychological and Psychophysiological Correlates of Binge Eating
Psychological and Psychophysiological Examination of the Sex Offence Process Utilising a Guided Imagery Methodology
Psychological and Psychophysiological Reactions to Personal Violation
Psychological and Psychophysiological Responses to Organisational and Interpersonal Stressors in the Workplace and the Workers' Compensation Experience
Psychological and psychophysiological responses to self-poisoning
The Generalisation of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Motor Vehicle Accidents
The psychological and psychophysiological correlates of peritrumatic dissociation
The psychological impact of motor vehicle accidents
Title- The Psychological, Psychiatric and Psychophysiological Correlates of Self-Mutiliation
To assess the attitudes and beliefs of two community groups at high risk for suicide behaviour
Workers' compensation for psychological injury