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Robinson, Laura D. Dr

Lecturer, Health Psychology, Applied Psychology and Statistical Methods

  • Lecturer, School of Psychology, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Wollongong (Organization) 2016 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My major area of research expertise is vulnerable women, young people, substance use, comorbidity (eating disorders and substance use disorders), and mental health, my work intersects psychology and social science. 

    In my short research career to date, I am in the strong position of having made research and practical contributions to the literature on young people, health behaviours and vulnerable populations.A strong focus of my research has been on finding ways to reduce the health inequalities facing vulnerable populations, along with expertise on individuals with mental health issues, including psychological distress, burnout and substance use.

    I have extensive experience conducting research with large, complex longitudinal datasets, and using advanced statistical analysis techniques.  One example of my recent work, are reports on data collected using the NADA Client Outcomes Management System (COMS). Data collection was undertaken as part of the Ministry of Health Strategy, A New Direction in Mental Health for non-government drug and alcohol organisations in Australia. Reporting on these data is vital for demonstrating the effectiveness of treatment, informing interventions, and enabling advocacy for appropriate resources for the sector as a whole.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • https://twitter.com/UOW/status/1037599578969665536

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise PhD and master research students on topics relating to women's health, substance use issues and treatment, co-morobidity, and sole motherhood and employment.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Developing effective parenting programs for vulnerable families: Exploring the utility of a proposed theoretical framework Osborne, Briony
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Continuing Care in Specialist Alcohol and other Drug Services. Degan, Tayla
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring a Non Diet Approach to Weight Management Eaton, Melissa

Outreach Overview


  • My research focus is on health psychology for women, covering areas such as substance use, eating disorders, mental health, working mothers and burnout

Teaching Overview


  • 2020 - 2021

    PSYC101: Introduction to Behavioural Sciences, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC415: Honours Data Analysis, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong.

    Lecturing.

    PSYC358: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, lecturing, workshops.

    PSYC356 SIM: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, lecturing.

    2017 – 2019

    PSYC121: Foundations of Psychology A, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject Coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC101: Introduction to Behavioural Sciences,, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Lecturing.

    PSYC407: Methods and Theory, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong.

    Lecturing, Tutor.

    PSYC358/356: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC356 SIM: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My major area of research expertise is vulnerable women, young people, substance use, comorbidity (eating disorders and substance use disorders), and mental health, my work intersects psychology and social science. 

    In my short research career to date, I am in the strong position of having made research and practical contributions to the literature on young people, health behaviours and vulnerable populations.A strong focus of my research has been on finding ways to reduce the health inequalities facing vulnerable populations, along with expertise on individuals with mental health issues, including psychological distress, burnout and substance use.

    I have extensive experience conducting research with large, complex longitudinal datasets, and using advanced statistical analysis techniques.  One example of my recent work, are reports on data collected using the NADA Client Outcomes Management System (COMS). Data collection was undertaken as part of the Ministry of Health Strategy, A New Direction in Mental Health for non-government drug and alcohol organisations in Australia. Reporting on these data is vital for demonstrating the effectiveness of treatment, informing interventions, and enabling advocacy for appropriate resources for the sector as a whole.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • https://twitter.com/UOW/status/1037599578969665536

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise PhD and master research students on topics relating to women's health, substance use issues and treatment, co-morobidity, and sole motherhood and employment.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Developing effective parenting programs for vulnerable families: Exploring the utility of a proposed theoretical framework Osborne, Briony
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Continuing Care in Specialist Alcohol and other Drug Services. Degan, Tayla
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring a Non Diet Approach to Weight Management Eaton, Melissa

Outreach Overview


  • My research focus is on health psychology for women, covering areas such as substance use, eating disorders, mental health, working mothers and burnout

Teaching Overview


  • 2020 - 2021

    PSYC101: Introduction to Behavioural Sciences, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC415: Honours Data Analysis, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong.

    Lecturing.

    PSYC358: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, lecturing, workshops.

    PSYC356 SIM: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, lecturing.

    2017 – 2019

    PSYC121: Foundations of Psychology A, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject Coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC101: Introduction to Behavioural Sciences,, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Lecturing.

    PSYC407: Methods and Theory, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong.

    Lecturing, Tutor.

    PSYC358/356: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

    PSYC356 SIM: Applied Topics in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. Subject coordination, Lecturing.

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