This research group investigates capacity building at the individual, community, organisation and system levels.
Our current research topics include the following.
- An evaluation for Hope Street Youth and Family Services' 'Hope to Home' program.
- Correlates of quality of life and victimisation of women on the autism spectrum: Comparing the experiences of diagnosed, self-identifying and neurotypical women.
- Evaluation of the VIVSEG Refugee Student Engagement and Support program.
- Examining interactions between enteric microbiota and symptom expression.
- Influences on affiliate stigma of siblings: Self-esteem and perceived personal control over sibling’s mental health issues.
- Investigation into the relationship between compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and self-care practices in Australian youth workers.
- Meeting the needs of young people with alcohol and other drug problems in regional Victoria: Towards the development of a service model.
- Mental health of musicians, actors and dancers: Culture and individual factors.
- Microbiot-Gut-Brian interactions in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Neuropsychological symptoms, sex comparisons and treatment potential.
- Paramedic mental health project.
- Reconceptualising the Nature of Executive Functioning: introducing a hierarchical model of skill complexity.
- Resilience and recovery after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.
- Resilience and wellbeing in men: The role of social support.
- Seeking help from police for intimate partner violence: Applying a relationship phase framework to the exploration of victims’ evolving needs.
- Self-control, emotional eating and eating behaviour.
- Self-efficacy as a mediator of health behaviour change in a gender-sensitised health intervention for men delivered through a professional sports club.
- "That Whole Macho Male Persona Thing": The role of insults in young Australian male friendships.
- Venting anger in cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self-preservation in #roadrage tweets.