Faculty of Health

Dr Denise Corboy

Phone number (03) 5327 9516
Email
 d.corboy@federation.edu.au
Room  H221

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BPsych
  • PG Dip Psych
  • MAppSc (Psychology) Ballarat

Teaching areas

  • Abnormal psychology
  • Lifespan developmental psychology
  • Personality psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Philosophical issues in psychology

Research interests

My research interests lie broadly within the field of health psychology, with a particular focus on cancer and men's health. I am interested in how factors like place of residence, stigma and gender influence health behaviours and help-seeking intentions.

I have supervised research projects that have utilised experimental, quantitative (survey) and qualitative (telephone and face to face interview) methods.

Supervised projects

  • Stoicism, self-reliance, psychological distress, mental health literacy and social support as predictors of men's mental health help-seeking behavior
  • The relationship between self-stigma, social support and attitudes to psychological help-seeking among young Australians
  • Geographic remoteness, self-reliance and psychological distress among men with prostate cancer
  • Men's awareness and perceptions of male-focused mental health services
  • Help-seeking stigma, mental illness stigma and conformity to masculinity norms
  • Sun protective behaviours in male outdoor workers
  • Predictors of cancer preventative behaviours among young adults
  • Father involvement in their children's healthcare
  • The effects of music on eye-witness testimony
  • Sleep difficulties and classroom functioning in children and adolescents with ADHD
  • Coping and integration methods as predictors of resilience

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Corboy, D., & McDonald, J. (2007). An evaluation of the CAST program using a conceptual model of school-based implementation. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 6 (1).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., & McDonald, J. (2011). Predictors of support service use by rural and regional men with cancer. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19, 185-190.

Corboy, D., McDonald, J., & McLaren, S. (2011). Barriers to accessing psychosocial support services among men with cancer living in rural Australia: Perceptions of men and health professionals. International Journal of Men's Health, 10(2), 163-183.

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., & McDonald, J. (2014). The relationship between geographic remoteness and intentions to use a telephone support service among Australian men following radical prostatectomy. Psycho-Oncology, 23(6). doi: 10.1002/pon.3559

Davidson, K., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., Gibbs, P. M., Molloy, M., & Corboy, D. (accepted). Internalized homophobia, sense of belonging and depression among Australian gay men. Journal of Homosexuality.

Gay, J., Gill, P., & Corboy, D. (in press). Parental and peer influences on emerging adult problem gambling: Does exposure to problem gambling reduce stigmatising perceptions and increase vulnerability? Journal of Gambling Issues.

Published conference presentations

Corboy, D. (2006). Evaluation of the implementation of the CAMHS and Schools Early Action (CASEA) Program. (Conference paper presented at International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions Congress on September 11, 2006. Melbourne, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., & McDonald, J. (2009).  Formal psychosocial support service use by men with cancer living in rural Australia.
(Conference paper presented at the National Men's Health Gathering on October 9, 2009. Newcastle, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., & McDonald, J. (2009).  Barriers to participation in formal psychosocial support services: Perceptions of health care professionals and men with cancer living in rural areas. (Conference paper presented at Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Supportive Care Conference on October 19, 2009. Melbourne, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., & McDonald, J.  (2009).  Masculine identity, rurality, and social support: Barriers to psychosocial support service use by rural Australian men with cancer. (Conference paper presented at University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference on November 11, Ballarat, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., McDonald, J., & Jenkins, M. (2011).  Telephone based and face to face support: A model for use by Australian men following radical prostatectomy. (Conference paper presented at the National Men's Health Gathering on September 20, 2011. Perth, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., McDonald, J., & Jenkins, M. (2011). Intended use of telephone-based and face-to-face support services by Australian men treated for prostate cancer. (Conference paper presented at University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference on November 3, Ballarat, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., McDonald, J., & Jenkins, M. (2013). It's a matter of trust: Preferences for mode of delivery of psychosocial support services among Australian men following radical prostatectomy. (Conference paper presented at Inaugural Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference on May 14, Melbourne, Australia).

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., McDonald, J., & Jenkins, M. (2013). The mobilisation of professional and personal resources by Australian men following radical prostatectomy. (Conference paper presented at the National Men's Health Gathering on October 22, 2013. Brisbane, Australia).