The University of Wollongong Faculty of Social Sciences was formed in 2013 following an organisational restructure. It comprised an amalgamation of the former Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Related series: Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive); Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive).


Papers from 2020


Normal variations in personality predict eating behavior, oral health, and partial syndrome bulimia nervosa in adolescent girls, Mark S. Allen, Davina A. Robson, and Sylvain Laborde


Does sleep grow on trees? A longitudinal study to investigate potential prevention of insufficient sleep with different types of urban green space, Thomas E. Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng


International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) - EEG research workgroup: Recommendations on frequency and topographic analysis of resting state EEG rhythms. Part 1: Applications in clinical research studies, Claudio Babiloni, Robert J. Barry, Erol Basar, Katarzyna Blinowska, Andrzej Cichocki, Wilhelmus Drinkenburg, Wolfgang Klimesch, Robert T. Knight, Fernando Lopes da Silva, Paul Nunez, Robert Oostenveld, Jaeseung Jeong, Roberto Pascual-Marqui, P Valdes-Sosa, and Mark Hallett

Natural alpha frequency components in resting EEG and their relation to arousal, Robert J. Barry, Frances M. De Blasio, Jack Fogarty, and Adam R. Clarke


"A Big Influence on my Teaching Career and my Life": A Longitudinal Study of Learning to Teach English Pronunciation, Michael S. Burri and Amanda Ann Baker

Patterns of hospital utilisation in the lead up to a diagnosis of dementia: A longitudinal retrospective study of hospital dementia patients in Australia, Kara Cappetta, Luise P. Lago, and Lyn Phillipson

Under-coding of dementia and other conditions indicates scope for improved patient management: A longitudinal retrospective study of dementia patients in Australia, Kara Cappetta, Luise P. Lago, Jan M. Potter, and Lyn Phillipson


The ethical, legal and social implications of using artificial intelligence systems in breast cancer care, Stacy M. Carter, Wendy Rogers, Khin Than Win, Helen Frazer, Bernadette Richards, and Nehmat Houssami


Ending TB in Australia: Organizational challenges for regional tuberculosis programs, Christopher J. Degeling, Jane Carroll, Justin Denholm, Ben Marais, and Angus Dawson

Longitudinal Trajectories of Physical Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescent Girls in Rural South Africa: Findings From HPTN 068, Stephanie DeLong, Kimberly Powers, Brian Pence, Suzanne Maman, Kristin Dunkle, Amanda Selin, Rhian Twine, Ryan Wagner, Francesc Gomez-Olive, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Kathleen Kahn, and Audrey Pettifor


Risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in Bhutan: An analysis of the 2014 Bhutan STEPS Survey data, Tashi Dendup, Yun Zhao, Tandin Dorji, and Sonam Phuntsho

Keeping time with trees: Climate change, forest resources, and experimental relations with the future, Christopher R. Gibson and Andrew T. Warren

Forward and backward recall: Different visuospatial processes when you know what's coming, Dominic Guitard, Jean Saint-Aubin, Marie Poirier, Leonie M. Miller, and Anne Tolan

A Systematic Review of Parent and Caregiver Mental Health Literacy, Diarmuid Hurley, Christian Swann, Mark S. Allen, Helen L. Ferguson, and Stewart A. Vella

A qualitative evaluation of a mental health literacy intervention for parents delivered through community sport clubs, Diarmuid Hurley, Christian F. Swann, Mark S. Allen, and Stewart A. Vella

Working together to reduce energy poverty in Timor-Leste with environmentally sustainable community-based economic development: A transnational developmental social work approach, Lynne M. Keevers


Better Health Choices: Feasability and preliminary effectiveness of a peer delivered healthy lifestyle intervention in a community mental health setting, Peter James Kelly, Amanda Baker, Naomi Fagan, Alyna Turner, Frank P. Deane, Rebecca McKetin, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Isabella Ingram, Keren Wolstencroft, Camilla Townsend, Briony Osborne, and Adam Zimmermann

A Complexity Perspective on Narrative Identity Reconstruction in Mental Health Recovery, Douglas Kerr, Frank P. Deane, and Trevor P. Crowe

Integration of three investigations of Novelty, Intensity, and Significance in dishabituation paradigms: A study of the phasic Orienting Reflex, Brett MacDonald and Robert J. Barry

"When we were young, it really was a treat; now sugar is just the norm every day"-A qualitative study of parents' and young adults' perceptions and consumption of sugary drinks, Caroline Miller, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Melanie Wakefield, David Roder, Kerin O'Dea, Joanne Dono, and Kerry Ettridge

Development of a Brief Patient-Administered Screening Tool for Prescription Opioid Dependence for Primary Care Settings, Suzanne Nielsen, Louisa Picco, Gabrielle Campbell, Nicholas Lintzeris, Briony K. Larance, Michael Farrell, Louisa Degenhardt, and Raimondo Bruno


Crossing boundaries: rethinking the ways that first-in-family students navigate 'barriers' to higher education, Sarah Elizabeth O'Shea


The stereoscopic advantage for vection persists despite reversed disparity, Stephen Palmisano, Shinji Nakamura, Robert S. Allison, and Bernhard E. Riecke

Opioid use and harms associated with a sustained-release tapentadol formulation: A post-marketing surveillance study, Amy Peacock, Natasa Gisev, Sonja Memedovic, Briony K. Larance, Jared Brown, Rose Cairns, Nicholas Buckley, Michael Farrell, and Louisa Degenhardt

Examining the potential of virtual reality to deliver remote rehabilitation, Shiva Pedram, Stephen Palmisano, Pascal Perez, Rebecca Mursic, and Matthew Farrelly


Learning to dance, Skye Playsted

Types and severity of interpersonal problems in Australian mental health carers, Elly L. Quinlan, Frank P. Deane, and Trevor P. Crowe

The Mediating Role of Partner Selection in the Association Between Transactional Sex and HIV Incidence Among Young Women, Meghna Ranganathan, Kelly Kilburn, Marie Stoner, James Hughes, Catherine L. Mac Phail, Francesc Gomez-Olive, Ryan Wagner, Kathleen Kahn, Yaw Agyei, and Audrey Pettifor

Supporting the development of Pacific social work across Oceania - critical reflections and lessons learnt towards disrupting whiteness in the region, Jioji Ravulo


Social value and its impact through widening participation: A review of four programs working with primary, secondary & higher education students, Jioji Ravulo, Shannon Said, Jim Micsko, and Gayl Purchase


Self-regulation in childhood as a predictor of future outcomes: A meta-analytic review, Davina Robson, Mark S. Allen, and Steven J. Howard


Concurrent validity of the ActiGraph GT3X+ and activPAL for assessing sedentary behaviour in 2-3-year-old children under free-living conditions, Joao Rafael Rodrigues Pereira, Eduarda Sousa-Sa, Zhiguang Zhang, Dylan P. Cliff, and Rute Santos

Enhancing quality of life among epilepsy surgery patients: Interlinking multiple social and relational determinants, Patti T. Shih, Emilie Francis-Auton, Armin Nikpour, Geoffrey Herkes, Andrew Bleasel, and Frances Rapport

Intimate partner violence screening and response in New South Wales emergency departments: A multi-site feasibility study, Joanne M. Spangaro, Jacqualine Vajda, Emily Klineberg, Sen Lin, Chris Griffiths, Elham Saberi, Emma Field, Alex Miller, and Lorna McNamara

Updating goal-setting theory in physical activity promotion: a critical conceptual review, Christian Swann, Simon Rosenbaum, Alex Lawrence, Stewart A. Vella, Desmond McEwan, and Panteleimon Ekkekakis


Social anhedonia and social functioning: Loneliness as a mediator, Melody Tan, Amy Shallis, and Emma Barkus

Decolonization, popular song and Black-Pacific identity in Melanesia, Michael Webb and Camellia B. Webb-Gannon

Papers from 2019

Health professionals' involvement of parents in decision-making in interprofessional practice at the hospital, Antje Aarthun, Knut Oymar, and Kristin Akerjordet


Parental involvement in decision-making about their child's health care at the hospital, Antje Aarthun, Knut Oymar, and Kristin Akerjordet


Association of Dairy Product Consumption with Metabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the LabMed Study, Sandra Abreu, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Rute Santos, Carla Moreira, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Carla Goncalves, Jose Oliveira-Santos, Eduarda Sousa-Sa, Bruno Rodrigues, Jorge Mota, and Rafaela Rosario


Friday Essay: a black marlin at Port Kembla and an 8,000-year-old midden - nature in the 21st century, Michael J. Adams


Adherence to Southern European Atlantic Diet and physical fitness on the atherogenic index of plasma in adolescents, Cesar A. Agostinis-Sobrinho, Arieli Dias, Caroline Brand, Sigute Norkiene, Sandra Abreu, Adroaldo Gaya, Anelise Gaya, Luis Carlos Oliveira Lopes, Carla Moreira, Jorge Mota, and Rute Santos


How do students adapt in response to academic failure?, Rola Ajjawi, David J. Boud, Nadine Zacharias, Mary Dracup, and Sue Bennett

Physical activity as an adjunct treatment for erectile dysfunction, Mark S. Allen

The role of personality in sexual and reproductive health, Mark S. Allen

Happiness and counterfactual thinking at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Mark S. Allen, Sarah Knipler, and Amy YC Chan

Anti-doping rule violations in sport: The attractive leniency effect and attributions of guilt and punishment, Mark S. Allen, Kirsty McRae, and Emma E. Walter

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Self-Serving Attribution Biases in the Competitive Context of Organized Sport, Mark S. Allen, Davina Robson, Luc Martin, and Sylvain Laborde

Erectile Dysfunction: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analyses of Risk-Factors, Treatment, and Prevalence Outcomes, Mark S. Allen and Emma E. Walter

Sedentary behaviour and risk of anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Mark S. Allen, Emma E. Walter, and Christian F. Swann

The effectiveness of patient activation intervention on type 2 diabetes mellitus glycemic control and self-management behaviors: A systematic review of RCTs, Nasser Almutairi, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, and Vinodkumar Gopaldasani

Should we screen for frailty in primary care settings? A fresh perspective on the frailty evidence base: A narrative review, Rachel Ambagtsheer, Justin J. Beilby, Renuka Visvanathan, Elsa Dent, Solomon Yu, and Annette J. Braunack-Mayer

What is the impact of dementia on occupational competence, occupational participation and occupational identity for people who experience onset of symptoms while in paid employment? A scoping review, Catherine L. Andrew, Lyn Phillipson, and Lynnaire M. Sheridan

White noise facilitates new-word learning from context, Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, Pablo Ripolles, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Wendy Arnott, Robert J. Barry, Bonnie Cheng, Kimberley Garden, and David Copland

Does social capital and a healthier lifestyle increase mental health resilience to disability acquisition? Group-based discrete trajectory mixture models of pre-post longitudinal data, AHM Mehbub Anwar, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, and Xiaoqi Feng


Engaging with Bourdieu's theory of practice: an empirical tool for exploring school students' technology practice, Tiffani L. Apps, Karley A. Beckman, and Sue Bennett


The role of social cues in supporting students to overcome challenges in online multi-stage assignments, Tiffani L. Apps, Karley A. Beckman, Sue Bennett, Barney Dalgarno, Gregor Kennedy, and Lori Lockyer


Association of Urban Green Space with Mental Health and General Health among Adults in Australia, Thomas E. Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng


Increasing tree cover may be like a 'superfood' for community mental health, Thomas E. Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng


People living in rural areas may be at lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, Thomas E. Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng

Between disgust and indifference: Affective and emotional relations with carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Australia, Jennifer M. Atchison


Green and Blue Infrastructure in Darwin; Carbon Economies and the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Valuing Urban Mangroves in Australia, Jennifer M. Atchison


The value of movement content knowledge in the training of Australian PE teachers: perceptions of teacher educators, Erik R. Backman, Philip J. Pearson, and Gregory J. Forrest


People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography (2nd Edition), Sally Baker, Georgina Ramsay, Megan Rose, Anja Wendt, Prasheela Karan, Priyanka Bose, Neriman Coskun, Skye Playsted, Simon Williams, Anna Xavier, and Angela Yang


A transdiagnostic perspective on social anhedonia, Emma Barkus and Johanna C. Badcock

Guidelines for the selection of physical literacy measures in physical education in Australia, Lisa M. Barnett, Dean Dudley, Richard Telford, David R. Lubans, Anna Bryant, William Roberts, Philip J. Morgan, Natasha K. Schranz, Juanita Weissensteiner, Stewart A. Vella, Jo Salmon, Jenny Ziviani, Anthony D. Okely, Nalda Wainwright, John Evans, and Richard J. Keegan

Understanding children's perspectives of classroom writing practices through drawings, Aspa Baroutsis, Lisa K. Kervin, Annette Woods, and Barbara Comber

Cycling Assemblages, Self-Tracking Digital Technologies and Negotiating Gendered Subjectivities of Road Cyclists On-the-Move, Lance R. Barrie, Gordon R. Waitt, and Christopher R. Brennan-Horley


Caffeine affects children's ERPs and performance in an equiprobable go/no-go task: Testing a processing schema, Robert J. Barry, Frances M. De Blasio, and Jack Fogarty


Data-driven derivation of natural EEG frequency components: An optimised example assessing resting EEG in healthy ageing, Robert J. Barry, Frances M. De Blasio, and Diana Karamacoska

Components in the P300: Don't forget the Novelty P3!, Robert J. Barry, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Frances M. De Blasio, Jack Fogarty, Diana Karamacoska, and Brett MacDonald

Self-regulation in open-ended online assignment tasks: the importance of initial task interpretation and goal setting, Karley A. Beckman, Tiffani L. Apps, Sue Bennett, Barney Dalgarno, Gregor Kennedy, and Lori Lockyer


Reproduction and transformation of students' technology practice: The tale of two distinctive secondary student cases, Karley A. Beckman, Sue Bennett, and Lori Lockyer

Will there be an Urryism? The dialectic of a plural thinker in singular times, Thomas Birtchnell

Interindividual and intraindividual variability in adolescent sleep patterns across an entire school term: A pilot study, S Blunden, C Magee, L Clarkson, A Searle, S Banks, and T Olds

Association of flavonoids and flavonoid-rich foods with all-cause mortality: The Blue Mountains Eye Study, Nicola Bondonno, Joshua Lewis, Lauren Blekkenhorst, Catherine Bondonno, John Shin, Kevin D. Croft, Richard J. Woodman, Germaine Wong, Wai Lim, Bamini Gopinath, Victoria M. Flood, Joanna Russell, Paul Mitchell, and Jonathan Hodgson


Vascular effects on the BOLD response and the retinotopic mapping of hV4, H Boyd Taylor, Alexander M. Puckett, Zoey J. Isherwood, and Mark M. Schira

The effect of an mHealth intervention for titration of insulin for type 2 diabetes: A pilot study, Siân Bramwell, Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, Caleb Ferguson, Rajini Jayaballa, Mark McLean, and Glen Maberly

Maternal perinatal mental health: Associations with bonding, mindfulness, and self-criticism at 18 months' postpartum, Alexandra Brassel, Michelle L. Townsend, Judith A. Pickard, and Brin F. S Grenyer


International consensus statement on the psychosocial and policy-related approaches to mental health awareness programmes in sport, Gavin Breslin, Andy Smith, Brad Donohue, Paul Donnelly, Stephen Shannon, Tandy Haughey, Stewart A. Vella, Christian F. Swann, Stewart Cotterill, Tadhg MacIntyre, Tim Rogers, and Gerard Leavey

Health Star Ratings: What's on the labels of Australian beverages?, Aimee L. Brownbill, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, and Caroline Miller


Moving to L2 Fluency: The Tai Ball Chi Technique, Michael S. Burri, William Acton, and Amanda Ann Baker


"I never imagined" pronunciation as "such an interesting thing": Student teacher perception of innovative practices, Michael S. Burri and Amanda Ann Baker


Proposing a Haptic Approach to Facilitating L2 Learners' Pragmatic Competence, Michael S. Burri, Amanda Ann Baker, and William Acton


Curious Kids: is it OK to listen to music while studying?, Timothy P. Byron

Improvements in psychologists' metacommunication self-efficacy, willingness, and skill following online training and a supervision exercise, Fiona L. Calvert, Frank P. Deane, and Jessica Barrett

Supervisees' experiences of a metacommunication intervention in clinical supervision, Fiona L. Calvert, Frank P. Deane, and Jessica Barrett

Regulatory and other responses to the pharmaceutical opioid problem, Gabrielle Campbell, Nicholas Lintzeris, Natasa Gisev, Briony K. Larance, Sallie-Anne Pearson, and Louisa Degenhardt

Geographies of energy transition: the case of high-performing commercial office space in the central business districts of Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Chantel A. Carr, Pauline M. McGuirk, and Robyn Dowling


Grounded theory and empirical ethics, Stacy M. Carter

Have new map, will travel?, Noel Castree

Gender Imbalance in Instructional Dynamic Versus Static Visualizations: a Meta-analysis, Juan Cristobal Castro-Alonso, Mona Wong, Olusola Adesope, Paul L. Ayres, and Fred Paas

Community views on factors affecting medicines resource allocation: Cross-sectional survey of 3080 adults in Australia, Lesley Chim, Glenn P. Salkeld, Patrick J. Kelly, Wendy Lipworth, Dyfrig A. Hughes, and Martin R. Stockler


Can digital media affect the learning approach of medical students?, Sonali Prashant Chonker, Hester Lau Chang Qi, Tam C. Ha, Melissa Lim, Mor Jack Ng, and Kok Hian Tan


Alteration to hippocampal volume and shape confined to cannabis dependence: A multi-site study, Yann Chye, Valentina Lorenzetti, Chao Suo, Albert Batalla, Janna Cousijn, Anna Goudriaan, M D. Jenkinson, Rocio Martin-Santos, Sarah Whittle, Murat Yucel, and Nadia Solowij


Subcortical surface morphometry in substance dependence: An ENIGMA addiction working group study, Yann Chye, Scott Mackey, Boris Gutman, Christopher Ching, Albert Batalla, Sara Blaine, Samantha Brooks, Elisabeth Caparelli, Janna Cousijn, Alain Dagher, John Foxe, Anna Goudriaan, Robert Hester, Kent Hutchison, Neda Jahanshad, Anne Kaag, Ozlem Korucuoglu, Chiang-Shan R. Li, Edythe D. London, Valentina Lorenzetti, Maartje Luijten, Rocio Martin-Santos, Shashwath Meda, Reza Momenan, Angelica M. Morales, Catherine Orr, Martin P. Paulus, Godfrey Pearlson, Liesbeth Reneman, Lianne Schmaal, Rajita Sinha, Nadia Solowij, Dan J. Stein, Elliot A. Stein, Deborah Tang, Anne Uhlmann, Ruth Van Holst, Dick Veltman, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Reinout Wiers, Murat Yucel, Paul M. Thompson, Patricia Conrod, and Hugh Garavan

EEG development in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From child to adult, Adam R. Clarke, Robert J. Barry, Stuart J. Johnstone, Rory McCarthy, and Mark Selikowitz

The EEG Theta/Beta Ratio: A marker of Arousal or Cognitive Processing Capacity?, Adam R. Clarke, Robert J. Barry, Diana Karamacoska, and Stuart J. Johnstone

Comfortable locomotion in VR: Teleportation is not a complete solution, Jeremy Clifton and Stephen Palmisano


Effects of steering locomotion and teleporting on cybersickness and presence in HMD-based virtual reality, Jeremy Clifton and Stephen Palmisano