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Supervisors with this research method

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Professor Alex Yeung

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Professor Alexander Yeung is Deputy Director of IPPE and the Program Director for IPPEa??s Positive Education research program. He is an internationally acclaimed expert in educational research who has demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, and is widely published in the most prestigious journals in education studies and educational psychology. He has a strong track record of effectively and successfully conducting large-scale longitudinal research with mixed-method approaches. He has published 7 books, 15 chapters in edited books, 84 refereed journal articles, and presented over 144 papers at international conferences, and his publications are well cited. He is a registered teacher, a registered psychologist, a professional translator, a linguist, an international coach and referee in volleyball, and an educational researcher. In teaching, he has taught in various educational settings from preschool to tertiary levels, including higher degree research programs, high schools, associate degree programs, teacher education institutions, childrena??s play groups, adult education programs, and a police cadet training school. He has taught a wide range of school subjects such as English as a second language, science, physical education, and art. He has taught over 2000 students in teacher education, including more than 100 school principals, and has supervised over 10 Ph.D. students.

    Phone : 4659 (North Sydney) Email : Alexander.Yeung@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Borja del Pozo Cruz

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Dr Borja del Pozo Cruz is a mid-career research scientist working in the fields of Physical Activity and Public Health. His main research interest is in modelling the health-related outcomes of time-use, and developing optimal strategies to modify individuals??? behaviors to increase physical activity and adopt active lifestyles. Dr del Pozo Cruz???s research has a particular focus on populations known to be vulnerable to inactivity, such as individuals with chronic diseases. To address the complex challenges inherent in understanding and influencing the lifestyle behaviour-human health interaction, Dr del Pozo Cruz draws upon theory and evidence from multiple fields???including public health, psychology, human movement, sport science, and implementation science. In doing so, Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s uses a multidisciplinary approach based on the Ecological Framework for Understanding and Influencing Lifestyle behaviours and Health. This approach has been validated and is widely used in epidemiological research.
    Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s research approach embraces a dynamic and contemporary concept of health, one focused on individuals??? ability to adapt to and self-manage the personal, social, and mental changes and challenges that they face during their lives. In Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s view, physical activity and an optimal use of time have the potential to enhance individuals??? resilience to poor outcomes in all three domains: the physical, the social, and the mental domain. Optimising the time use of vulnerable populations towards active and healthy lifestyles through programs and interventions represents a significant window of opportunity to reduce the burden associated with the care of individuals with chronic diseases. Lifestyle habit modifications shift the health-care responsibilities towards individuals and the community, thereby reducing the burden on official institutions. Through deep partnerships between academia and the health-care system, strategies that optimize individuals??? time-use have the potential to improve the health of end-users in ways that are sustainable, equitable and cost-effective. This view is consistent with alternative models of care and disease prevention, where the heavy lifting is shifted from health-care systems to the community in a sustainable and coordinated manner.

    Over the past 7 years, Dr. del Pozo Cruz has participated in 4 national and international major research projects funded through competitive grant schemes as Chief Investigator to the value of $400,000. To date, he has published 63 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and disseminated this work in 43 national and international conferences. Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s h-index is 20. Considered against his career stage (6.6 years since PhD award, not counting career breaks), this equates to an m-index of 3. Hirsh [16], founder of the h-index, claimed that an m-index approaching 1 indicates a successful career, while an m-index of 2 should be considered outstanding and ???would likely be found only at the top universities???. Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s research has contributed to better understanding the impact of lifestyle behaviour on individual health in ways that have significantly advanced the field. For example, one of his international collaborations (Tremblay et al. 2017, IJBNPA) led to the standardization of the concept of Sedentary Behaviour, influencing subsequent research across the globe. Further, Dr. del Pozo Cruz???s work on time use and health outcomes over the life course has been used to develop new public health guidelines for physical activity in the UK (del Pozo Cruz, J. et al. 2018, Am J of Prev Medicine) and Australia (del Pozo Cruz et al. 2018, PLoS One). Dr. del Pozo Cruz has also recently been invited to join the Expert Committee for the development of the new 24-hour guidelines for children and adolescents in Australia (Wollongong, Nov 2018).

    Phone : +61297014644 (North Sydney ) Email : borja.delpozocruz@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Dr Valentina Lorenzetti

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Dr Lorenzetti is Senior Lecturer, Lead of the Neuroscience of Addiction & Mental Health Program and Deputy Director of the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre, at the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, Australian Catholic University.

    Her research program aims to map vulnerability to and recovery of brain and mental health harms in chronic addictions and psychopathology. An additional goal is to establish consensus-based gold standards to measure substance use and misuse in research, treatment and public health settings.

    Dr Lorenzetti' long-term vision is to carry out world-leading research on the pathophysiology of addiction and to alleviate its devastating harms on ~55M people globally, by combining advanced multimodal neuroimaging tools, global multi-site cohorts and new interventions.

    Her Program welcomes national and international student exchange.

    Examples of research questions examined by the Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program include:

    - Who is most vulnerable to brain and mental health harms, among substance users?

    - Which neurobiological mechanisms differentiate young adolescent substance users who are vulnerable to brain and mental health harms, from those who are resilient to these harms?

    - How to mitigate brain and mental health harms in chronic addictions? We explore the role of mindfulness-based strategies that target craving, and CBD-based interventions.

    - How does cannabis potency affect brain integrity, and what is the role neuroprotective and neurotoxic cannabinoids in driving and mitigating brain harms in cannabis users?

    - How does recreational and dependent substance use differ at a neurobiological level?

    - How do men and women differ in the neurobiology of substance use?

    @lorenzvnt
    https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=0UsOn-QAAAAJ&hl=en

    Phone : +61392308088 (Melbourne) Email : valentina.lorenzetti@acu.edu.au

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