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


Submissions from 2016

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


Economic and taxation benefits of the National Rental Affordability Scheme, Isara Khanjanasthiti, George Earl, and Lynne Armitage


Impacts of the National Rental Affordability Scheme on rental housing investment: Changes in investment profiles and investor satisfaction, Isara Khanjanasthiti, Geroge Earl, and Lynne Armitage


Cellular tessellation, Chris Knapp and Jonathan Nelson

Towards an efficacious architecture through generative design and digital fabrication, Chris Knapp and Jonathan Nelson


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


A Management Maturity Model (MMM) for project-based organisational performance assessment, Craig Langston and Amir Ghanbaripour

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

Toward error management in construction: Moving beyond a zero vision, Peter E.D. Love and Jim Smith

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide and mystical experiences, Michael Lyvers


Traits associated with internet addiction in young adults: Potential risk factors, Michael Lyvers, James Karantonis, Mark S. Edwards, and Fred Arne Thorberg

Alexithymia and caffeine: The role of caffeine expectancies and craving, Michael Lyvers, Katie A. Stafford, Mark S. Edwards, and Fred Arne Thorberg


Cultural heritage in role-playing video games: A map of approaches, Jakub Majewski

International Students in Australia: What Makes Them Happy? Student Data from the Positive Education Perspective, Beata Malczewska-Webb

Breaking down the barriers of online teaching: Training TESOL teachers in a virtual environment, Beata Malczewska-Webb, Alicia Vallero, Christian Peter King, and Simon Hunter

Australian fisheries production, Daryl McPhee

Australian fisheries resources, Daryl McPhee

Aural related implications of the open place office, Vanessa Menadue and Veronica Soebarto

Alternative dwelling models to accommodate a growing city: Gold Coast, Australia, Vanessa Menadue and Justin Twohill


Authentic leadership in illness blogs: What we can learn from jaw surgery bloggers, Marilyn Mitchell


More to reading images: Motivations underlying horizontal and vertical time-related graphics, Marilyn Mitchell


Using gamification and mixed reality visualization to improve conceptual understanding in ICT system analysis and design, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Michael A. Cowling, and James Birt

Conclusion: So, does secret diplomacy still "work"?, Stuart Murray

Secret "versus" open diplomacy across the ages, Stuart Murray

Sports diplomacy, Stuart Murray


Cognitive and affective components of empathy and their relationship with personality dimensions in a Chinese sample, David L. Neumann, Raymond C. K. Chan, Yi Wang, and Gregory J. Boyle


A history of vision and plans for the transformation of a coastal tourism city into a knowledge city: Australia's Gold Coast, Daniel O'Hare

Transport: From cream cans and campers to city centres and commuters, Daniel O'Hare and Matthew Burke

A meta-analysis of theory of mind in alcohol use disorders, Roy C. Onuoha, Daniel S. Quintana, Michael Lyvers, and Adam J. Guastella

China's relations with India: great power statecraft and territory, Jonathan Ping

Introduction: Studying China and strategic priorities, Jonathan Ping


Sleep quality and mindfulness as predictors of depression, anxiety and stress, Alexis Postans and Aileen M. Pidgeon

Whole life costing of infrastructure investment: Economic and social infrastructure projects in Australia, Michael Regan, P. Love, and Jim Smith

Towards on-site collaborative robotics: Voice control, co-speech gesture & context-specific object recognition via ad-hoc communication, Thibault Schwartz, Sebastian Andraos, Jonathan Nelson, Chris Knapp, and Bertrand Arnold

The use of salivary cortisol as an index of chronic stress that correlates with depression in prostate cancer patients, Christopher Sharpley, David R.H. Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L. Agnew, Nicholas M. Adronicos, Mary E. McMillan, and Timothy M. Richards

Is afternoon cortisol more reliable than waking cortisol in association studies of children with an ASD?, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

Age-related variations in comparative testosterone concentrations between boys with autism spectrum disorder and their typically-developing peers: A challenge to the ‘Extreme male brain’ hypothesis of ASD, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

Further evidence of HPA-axis dysregulation and its correlation with depression in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Data from girls, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, Nicholas M. Andronicos, and Linda L. Agnew

Factor structure of a combined measure of major depressive disorder and male depression in prostate cancer patients, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, and David R. H. Christie

The relative influence of patients’ self-reported depressive symptoms of cognitive deficit and cognitive bias on total depression in prostate cancer patients., Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, and David R. H. Christie

Prevalence and structure of anxiety-depression in an Australian community sample, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, Emmanuel Jesulola, and Linda L. Agnew

The association between aspects of psychological resilience and subtypes of depression: Implications for focussed clinical treatment models, Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, Emmanuel Jesulola, Kerry Fitzpatrick, and Linda L. Agnew

Building Cost Planning for the Design Team (3rd ed.), Jim Smith, David Jagger, Peter Love, and Oluwole Alfred Olatunji

Food for Thought: A randomised controlled trial of emotional freedom techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of food cravings, Peta Stapleton, Amy Bannatyne, Keri-Charle Urzi, Brett Porter, and Terri Sheldon

Emotional freedom techniques in the treatment of unhealthy eating behaviors and related psychological constructs in adolescents: A randomized controlled pilot trial, Peta Stapleton, Hannah Chatwin, Mary William, Amanda Hutton, Amanda Pain, Brett Porter, and Terri Sheldon


Can health status and self-esteem predict gratitude in adult females?, Peta Stapleton, Jamaica Isles, Hannah Chatwin, and Mahima Kalla


Understanding the relationship between attachment style, relationship satisfaction, illness behaviours, and psychological distress in couples, Peta Stapleton, Anne Woodcroft-Brown, and Hannah Chatwin


Trust your instincts: The relationship between intuitive decision making and happiness, Simone Stevenson and Richard Hicks

Predicting uncertainty: The impact of risk measurement on value of real estate portfolios, Nikodem Szumilo, Pascal Gantenbein, Werner GleiBner, and Thomas Wiegelmann

Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients, Fred A. Thorberg, Ross Young, Michael Lyvers, Karen A. Sullivan, Penelope Hasking, Edythe D. London, Reidar Tyssen, Jason P. Connor, and Gerald F. X. Feeney

A longitudinal mediational study on the stability of alexithymia among alcohol-dependent outpatients in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Fred A. Thorberg, Ross Young, Karen A. Sullivan, Michael Lyvers, Reidar Tyssen, Edythe D. London, Ernest Pascal Noble, Gerald F. X. Feeney, Cameron Hurst, and Jason P. Connor

Optimal database design for the storage of financial information relating to real estate investments, Sergey Trofimov, Nikodem Szumilo, and Thomas Wiegelmann


The use of a daily diary system to promote self-monitoring and improve health-related identity and self-efficacy, Dino Urzi, Peta Stapleton, and Hannah Chatwin

Entry points for climate-informed planning for the water resources and agriculture sectors in Cambodia, Dany Va, Ros Taplin, Bhishna Bajracharya, Michael Regan, and Louis Lebel

Current directions of risk assessment in deliberate firesetters, Bruce Watt and Sabrina Ong

Arson survivors, Deborah Wilmoth and Kerrilee Hollows