Scholarly publications and presentations by staff from the Faculty of Society and Design.


Submissions from 2017

A magnificent gift: Jan Patocka and Vaclav Havel on dissident sacrifice, Daniel Brennan

The political thought of Vaclav Havel: Philosophical influences and contemporary applications, Daniel Brennan


Facial recognition and visual processing as we age: Using the Thatcher illusion with famous and non-famous faces, Richard Hicks, Victoria Alexander, and Mark Bahr


Self-compassion and breast cancer in 23 cancer respondents: Is the way you relate to yourself a factor in disease onset and progress?, Karen G. Kearnery and Richard E. Hicks

A loving triumph over the ravages of war, Marie-Claire Patron

Pandora's Box: Hope and the impacts of war, Marie-Claire Patron

Preface, Marie-Claire Patron

The unsung heroines of the French Resistance, Marie-Claire Patron


Women and war: Opening Pandora's Box - Intimate relationships in the shadow of traumatic experiences, Marie-Claire Patron, Roni Wildeboer, and Ami Rokach

Submissions from 2016


Does class attendance predict academic performance in first year psychology tutorials?, Victoria Alexander and Richard Hicks

Built heritage conservation: The implications of cultural racism, segregation and oppression, Johari Hussein Nassor Amar, Lynne Armitage, and Daniel O'Hare

Conservation of a groundwater-dependent mire-dwelling dragonfly: Implications of multiple threatening processes, Ian Baird and Shelley Burgin

Attitudes towards anorexia nervosa: Volitional stigma differences in a sample of pre-clinical medicine and psychology students, Amy Bannatyne and Peta Stapleton

Eating disorder patient experiences of volitional stigma within the healthcare system and views on biogenetic framing: A qualitative perspective, Amy Bannatyne and Peta Stapleton

Working with adult arsonists: Therapeutic process issues, Ryan Bell


Mixed reality in higher education: Pedagogy before technology, James Birt and Michael A. Cowling

How is challenging behaviour associated with depression in boys with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?, Vicki Bitsika and Christopher F. Sharpley

Which aspects of challenging behaviour are associated with anxiety across two age groups of young males with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?, Vicki Bitsika and Christopher F. Sharpley

A comparison of Self-vs Parent reports of Generalised Anxiety Disorder symptomatology across six age groups of high functioning boys with an ASD, Vicki Bitsika and Christopher F. Sharpley

Mothers’ depressive state ‘distorts' the ratings of depression they give for their sons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vicki Bitsika and Christopher F. Sharpley

Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis associations with self- vs. parental ratings of depression in boys with an autism spectrum disorder, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

Prevalence, structure and correlates of anxiety-depression in boys with an autism spectrum disorder, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

A test of the ‘Parent distortion’ hypothesis when assessing Generalised Anxiety Disorder in boys with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

Measuring personal and functional changes in prostate cancer survivors: Development and validation of the FADE: Data from the TROG 03.04 RADAR trial, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, David R.H. Christie, Rosemary Bradford, Allison Steigler, and James W. Denham

Disagreement between mothers' and their sons' with an ASD on ratings of sensory features, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, and Richard Mills

How are sensory features associated with seven anxiety disorders in boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder?, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, and Richard Mills

Secret Diplomacy: Concepts, contexts and cases, Corneliu Bjola and Stuart Murray

Secret Diplomacy: Concepts, contexts and cases, Corneliu Bjola and Stuart Murray

Tools and criteria for ensuring estuarine stock enhancement programs maximise benefits and minimise impacts, C. Blount, P. O'Donnell, K. Reeds, M. D. Taylor, S. Boyd, B. Van derWalt, Daryl McPhee, and M. Lincoln Smith

LISREL analyses of the RIASEC model: Confirmatory and congeneric factor analyses of Holland's Self-Directed Search, Gregory J. Boyle and Sergio Fabris


Digital Australia 2016, Jeffrey Brand and Stewart Todhunter


Digital New Zealand 2016, Jeff Brand and Stewart Todhunter

Surfing like a girl: A critique of feminine embodied movement in surfing, Daniel Brennan


Vaclav Havel's Levinas: Timely remarks on humanism, Daniel Brennan

Brand machines, sensory media and calculative culture, Sven Brodmerkel and Nicholas Carah

Wetland loss in the transition to urbanisation: A case study from Western Sydney, Australia, Shelley Burgin, Michael J.M. Franklin, and Loren Hull

Bottled water: Why so popular? A case study from a university campus community, Shelley Burgin, Tony Webb, and Alicia Kasbarian

What about biodiversity? Redefining urban sustainable management to incorporate endemic fauna with particular reference to Australia, Shelly Burgin

Australia’s New Colombo Plan: Enhancing regional soft power through student mobility, Caitlin Byrne

Public diplomacy, Caitlin Byrne

Australian diplomacy today, Caitlin Byrne, Melissa Conley Tyler, and Susan Harris Rimmer

Soils and underground critters, Sarah Cantwell


A comparative analysis of smart city initiatives by China and India - Lessons for India, Kayalvizhi Sundarraj Chandrasekar, Bhishna Bajracharya, and Daniel O'Hare

Global shark attack hotspots: Identifying the underlying factors behind increased unprovoked shark bite incidence, Blake Chapman and Daryl McPhee

The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques in reducing depression and anxiety among adults: A pilot study, Hannah Chatwin, Peta Stapleton, Brett Porter, Sharon Devine, and Terri Sheldon

Governance of heritage buildings: Australian regulatory barriers to adaptive reuse, Sheila Conejos, Craig Langston, Edwin H W Chan, and Michael Y L Chew


Piloting mixed reality in ICT networking to visualize complex theoretical multi-step problems, Michael A. Cowling and James Birt

Augmenting reality for augmenting reality, Michael A. Cowling, Joshua Tanenbaum, James Birt, and Karen Tanenbaum

Integrity and the virtues of reason: Leading a convincing life, written by Greg Scherkoske (Book Review), Damian Cox

"Le fils" and the limits of philosophical ethics, Damian Cox


Moral beauty in the cinema of the Dardenne brothers, Damian Cox

I am not living next door to no zombie, Damian Cox and Michael Levine

Welcome to Su: The spectral university, Damian Cox and Michael P. Levine

Environmental performance focus in private family firms: The role of social embeddedness, Julie Dekker and Tim Hasso

Where next? Identifying firesetting research priorities, Geoffrey L. Dickens, Rebekah M. Doley, and Therese A. Gannon

Accommodating common mental health issues in mediation, Rebekah Doley

Working in ADR with disputants on the Autism Spectrum, Rebekah Doley

An investigation into the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coping in Australian volunteer firefighters, Rebekah Doley, Ryan Bell, and Bruce Watt

Introduction: deliberate firesetting- an overview, Rebekah Doley, Geoffrey L. Dickens, and Therese A. Gannon

The Psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters, Rebekah Doley, Geoffrey L. Dickens, and Therese A. Gannon

Interrelationships between trait anxiety, situational stress and mental effort predict phonological processing efficiency, but not effectiveness, Elizabeth Edwards, Mark Edwards, and Michael Lyvers

Individual differences in trait anxiety and goal-commitment predict updating efficiency on the reading span task, Elizabeth Edwards, Mark S. Edwards, and Michael Lyvers

Cognitive trait anxiety, stress and effort interact to predict inhibitory control, Mark S. Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, and Michael Lyvers

Suicide by self-immolation: Causal and contributing factors, Therese Ellis-Smith and Rebekah Doley

The politics and philosophy of Chinese power: The timeless and the timely, R. James Ferguson and Rosita Dellios

Female firesetters, Katarina Fritzon and Sarah Miller

Geographic profiling: Advances in arson investigation, Katarina Fritzon, Pekka Santtila, and Manne Laukkanen

A Meiji Christian Socialist Becomes a Spokesperson for Japan: Kawakami Kiyoshi’s “Pilgrimage in the Sacred Land of Liberty”, Masako Gavin


Maximising Asian ESL learners' communicative oral English via drama, Chamkaur Gill


Beauty in bulk: An examination of Performance and Image Enhancing Drug (PIED) use and attitudes, Terry Goldsworthy and Laura McGillivray

By the Numbers: Data journalism projects as a means of teaching political investigative reporting, Caroline Graham


How's the serenity? (Part 1 of 2), Mike Grenby

Office properties through the interest cycle: Performance impact and economic sustainability in Germany, Jonas Hahn, Verena Keil, Thomas Wiegelmann, and Sven Bienert


Understanding the employment barriers and support needs of people living with psychosis, Margaret Hampson, Richard Hicks, and Bruce Watt

Exploring resilience and mindfulness as preventative factors for psychological distress burnout and secondary traumatic stress among human service professionals, Rachel Harker, Aileen M. Pidgeon, Frances Klaassen, and Steven King

Fragments and fictions: An authoethnography of past and possibility, Donna Henson


Counselling and psychotherapy orientations in Australia: Responses from 24 Australian psychotherapists, Richard Hicks, Victoria Alexander, and Clive M. Jones

The analysis of customer density, tenant placement and coupling inside a shopping centre with GIS, Jens Hirsch, Matthias Segerer, Kurt Klein, and Thomas Wiegelmann

A blueprint for clean, green Australian agriculture, Tor Hundloe, S. Blasgrove, Sarah Cantwell, J. de Miranda, and H. Ditton

Crocodiles, fancy dress and zebra rock souvenirs: Triathlon the Katherine way, Jane E. Hunt

Public relations and the public interest, Jane Johnston

Public relations, the postcolonial other and the issue of asylum seekers, Jane Johnston

Climate change and economic approaches into water allocation: optimization via direct benefits of water-the case study of Rudbar Lorestan hydropower dam (Iran), Masoud Kazem, Daryl McPhee, Alireeza Torkaman Rashid, and Amir Kazem


Early nurturing experiences, self-compassion, hyperarousal and scleroderma the way we relate to ourselves may determine disease progression, Karen G. Kearney and Richard E. Hicks


The institution of intercourse: Andrea Dworkin on the Biblical foundations of violence against women, Julie Kelso

The patrilineal narrative machinery of chronicles, Julie Kelso


Lightweight material prototypes using dense bundled systems to emulate an ambient environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, and Sascha Bohnenberger


Psychological capital qualities and psychological wellbeing in Australian mental health professionals, Shawn Koller and Richard Hicks

Motivational drivers and personality variables at work in India, Trishita Kordyban, Richard Hicks, and Mark Bahr

Understanding post-colonial India's culture: A juxtaposition of modern and traditional values, Trishita Kordyban, Richard Hicks, and Mark Bahr

Understanding the post-colonial India’s culture: A juxtaposition of modern and traditional values, Trishita Kordyban, Richard Hicks, and Mark Bahr

Illness perceptions, coping, benefit finding, and adjustment in individuals with Hepatitis C, Simon Langston, Mark Edwards, and Michael Lyvers

Illness perceptions and treatment outcomes in Hepatitis C, Simon Langston, Mark Edwards, Michael Lyvers, and Peta Stapleton

Academic virtues: Site specific and under threat, Michael P. Levine and Damian Cox

Testing a PPP performance evaluation framework, J. Liu, P E.D. Love, Jim Smith, and C. P. Smith

PPP social infrastructure procurement: Examining the feasibility of a life-cycle performance measurement framework, Junxiao Liu, Peter E.D. Love, Michael C.P. Sing, Jim Smith, and Jane Matthews

Praxis of performance measurement in public-private Partnerships: Moving beyond the Iron Triangle., Junxiao Liu, Peter E.D. Love, Jim Smith, Jane Matthews, and Chun-Pong Sing

Future proofing public-private partnerships: Moving from ex post evaluation to life-cycle performance measurement of assets, Junxiao Liu, Peter E.D. Love, Jim Smith, Michael C.P. Sing, and Jane Matthews

Formes de l’autorégulation de la vie sociale des joueurs intensifs de Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs)/Forms of self-regulation of social life in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), Pascaline Lorentz and Jeffrey E. Brand PhD

Error management: Implications for construction, Peter E.D. Love and Jim Smith