Faculty of Health

Nanette Gerlach

Nanette-Gerlach

Phone: (03) 5327 6106
Email: n.gerlach@federation.edu.au
Room: H224
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Health)
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Educational Psychology
  • Diploma of Adult Education: Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts

Teaching areas

  • Professional Practice
  • Health Psychology
  • Clinical Placement Supervisor
  • Research Project Supervisor
  • Fourth Year Coordinator

Professional associations

  • Registered with the AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia (Clinical endorsement)
  • Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists 
  • Child, Adolescent & Family Psychology Interest Group 
  • Personality & Individual Differences Psychology Interest Group 
  • Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychology Interest Group 
  • Psychology of Relationships Interest Group

Research interests

My main areas of interest focus on adolescence, adolescent development, personality (particularly introversion) and individual differences. I am particularly interested in the relationship between personality and coping with life experiences and challenges during adolescence and early adulthood. Other areas of interest to me are adjusting to chronic health issues, eating/weight issues, intimacy and independence and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theories. 

Examples of supervised projects

  • The relationship between stress, adult attachment, eating and body weight in adult women 
  • Determining the barriers to a healthy lifestyle in a rural Victoria population 
  • An examination of community mental health clinicians' experiences in implementing Family Consultation into routine clinical practice