Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Psychology
  • Education

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Bert Oraison

Bert is a lecturer with the First Year College. Coordinating the First Year, Bert had an active role in developing and transforming materials for the Block Model.

Bert is a registered psychologist with experience in different settings, including government departments, prisons, refugee centres, rehabilitation centres and private practice.

As an Academic Teaching Researcher in the First Year College, Bert is involved in teaching all psychology units, as well as engaging in several research projects. This has included preparing three articles for publication, resulting from his PhD thesis:

  • 'The Effect of Social Support with Chronic Back Pain Sufferers: Number of Treatment Sessions and reported Level of Disability'
  • 'Psychological Indicators and their Impact on Chronic Back Pain Sufferers: Number of Treatment Sessions and reported Level of Disability'
  • 'Socio-economical Predictors of Chronic Back Pain Sufferers: Number of Treatment Sessions and reported Level of Disability'.

 

In addition, Bert is conducted research on 'Smartphone Distraction-Addiction; examining the relationship between psychosocial variables and patterns of use' with a group of external researchers. Bert is also working with Dr Laurie Chapin on a research project into the 'First in Families' students in tertiary education.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia
  • BSc Psych (Hons), Victoria University, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, Victoria University, Australia
  • Certificate IV Liberal Arts, Victoria University, Australia
  • Certificate IV in Business Management

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Oraison, H. M., & Kennedy, G. A. (190101). The effect of social support in chronic back pain: number of treatment sessions and reported level of disability. Disability and Rehabilitation,

doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1668969

2019 Oraison, H., Konjarski, L., & Howe, S. (190101). Does university prepare students for employment? Alignment between graduate attributes, accreditation requirements and industry employability criteria. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 10(1), (173-194).

doi: 10.21153/jtlge2019vol10no1art790

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
Academic Teaching Researcher, Psychology Coordinator – First Year
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Nov 2017 -
Nov 2017
Academic Teaching Researcher, Psychology Coordinator – First Year
Victoria University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Feb 2016 - Nov 2019
Psychologist
Aspire Health & Psychology – Newport
Jan 2017 - Nov 2019
Member of the Psychology Program Advisory Committee (PAC), School of Health and Biomedical Sciences,
RMIT University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2016 - Nov 2019
Psychologist
Aspire Health & Psychology – Newport
Jan 2017 - Nov 2019
Member of the Psychology Program Advisory Committee (PAC), School of Health and Biomedical Sciences,
RMIT University

Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2019

Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs of the First Year Model

STARS Conference 2019, Melbourne, Australia

2019

VU Kick Start: A pilot intervention for first-in-family university student

STARS Conference 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Professional memberships

  • MAPS, Australian Physiological Society
  • Associate member, Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counselors
  • General member, Mental Health Professional Network