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Dr Kim Shearson

BSc (Psych, Hons) (VU), Grad Cert Tertiary Education (VU), PhD (VU)

Lecturer

Kim is a Lecturer in Psychology with particular interest in Social Research Methodologies.

She recently completed her PhD: Policing Intimate Partner Violence Involving Female Victims: An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Relationship Stage on the Victim-Police Encounter.

Prior to her position at Victoria University, Kim was a research and development officer at Victoria Police where she managed one of the Chief Commissioner’s priority research projects in the area of service delivery for family violence. This resulted in 16 recommendations for legislative and procedural change being progressed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Law Reform Commissioner. Kim is committed to exploring ways in which the safety and wellbeing of women experiencing intimate partner violence can be enhanced.

Teaching responsibilities

Undergraduate unit: APP2013 Psychology 2A (Research Methods component)

Undergraduate unit: APP2014 Psychology 2B (Research Methods component)

Undergraduate unit: APP3021 Psychology of Adjustment

Undergraduate unit: APP1014 Interpersonal Skills I

Undergraduate unit: APP3029 Skills in Context

Postgraduate unit: APT6006 Research Methods in Counselling

Postgraduate unit: APC6089 Research Methods (quantitative research methods component)

Coordination

Course coordination

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Specialisation coordination

Interpersonal and Organisational Studies

Unit coordination

Undergraduate unit: APP3021 Psychology of Adjustment

Undergraduate unit: APP1014 Interpersonal Skills I

Undergraduate unit: APP2023 Interpersonal Skills 2

Undergraduate unit: APP1015 Organisational Skills 1

Undergraduate unit: APP3029 Skills in Context

Postgraduate unit: APT6006 Research Methods in Counselling

Postgraduate research students

Current supervision: 1 PhD (co-supervisor) and 1 MPsych (Community) Honours student

Completions: 1 MPsych (Clinical) and 7 Honours (Psych)

Professional memberships

  • Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society

Areas of expertise

  • Policing intimate partner violence
  • Community attitudes towards intimate partner violence

Contact details

+61 3 9919 2784