Associate Professor Rachel Dryer - School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor
Dr Rachel Dryer commenced her employment at ACU (Strathfield campus) on April 2019. Her research and teaching expertise are in health psychology, childhood developmental disorders and psychological test development.
Prior to ACU, she was the Campus Academic Manager at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (Sydney campus, 2018-2019), and was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University (1998-2014, 2015-2017). Dr Dryer has supervised numerous research projects. She is currently supervising two HDR students at Charles Sturt University.
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- Development of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
- Australian children, adolescents and parents' understanding of mental illness and psychological interventions (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
- Trauma-informed Care Practice: Scale Development and Validation (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
Pregnancy-related anxiety: Re-examining its distinctiveness, in Australian Psychologist, 54, 132-142.
Differentiating Autism Spectrum Disorder from Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder using the Social Communication Questionnaire., in Journal of Attention Disorders, 23 (8), 828-837.
Re-examining pregnancy-related anxiety: A replication study, in Women and Birth, 32 (1), e131-e137
The Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale: A validity examination using Rasch analysis., in Journal of Affective Disorders, 236, 127-135
The initial development and validation of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale., in Women and Birth, 32 (1), e118-e130
The role of sociocultural influences on symptoms of muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders in men, and the mediating effects of perfectionism., in Behavioral Medicine, 42(3), 174-182.
Cross-cultural examination of beliefs about the causes of Bulimia Nervosa among Australian and Japanese females., in International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48 (2), 176-186.
Pregnancy anxiety: A systematic review of current scales., in Journal of Affective Disorders, 176, 24-34