Phone: (08) 8201 2427
Room: N/A Based at Flinders University, Adelaide
Position: Adjunct Professor
- PhD, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1981
- BSc (Hons), University of London, 1972
- British Psychological Society
Grants and awards
- Australian Violence Prevention Award, 2000
- Dialogica/ Co-op Book shop award for engaging scholarly writing, 2004
- Various federal, university and industry grants/consultancies
Child and adolescent mental health (especially in the school context); peer victimisation (aggression, bullying and sexual harassment); psychosocial aspects of chronic childhood conditions. Founder member of SWAPv research centre at Flinders University – Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence. Over 100 publications, including a recent co-authored book on theories of child development (Routledge, 2015). A co-edited book, on promoting mental health and wellbeing through schools, is in press (Routledge, 2016).
Examples of supervised projects
PhD topics have included psychosocial aspects of child and adolescent craniofacial anomalies and experiences of childhood chronic illness. Numerous other projects supervised at PhD, DPsych, Masters, Honours and Postgraduate Diploma levels have covered a broad range of topics in child and adolescent psychology, such as bullying, aggression, giftedness and social support. Not available as primary supervisor, but may consider distance co-supervision.
Shute, R. H. (in press, 2016). "Promotion with parents is challenging": The role of teacher communication skills and parent-teacher partnerships in school-based mental health initiatives. In R. H. Shute, & P. T. Slee (Eds.), Mental health through schools: The way forward. Oxford: Routledge.
Shute, R. H. (in press, 2016). School-based responses to youth suicide. In R. H. Shute, & P. T. Slee (Eds.), Mental health through schools: The way forward. Oxford: Routledge.
Shute, R. H., & Hogan, J. (in press, 2016). Child and adolescent development. In Thielking, M., & Terjesen, M., Eds.), Handbook of Australian School Psychology: Bridging the Gaps in International Research, Practice, and Policy. Springer.
Shute, R., Owens, L., & Slee, P. (in press, 2016). High school girls' experience of victimization by boys: Where sexual harassment meets aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.
Shute, R. H., & Slee, P. T. (Eds.) (in press, 2016). Mental health through schools: The way forward. Oxford: Routledge.
Shute, R. H., & Slee, P. T. (in press, 2016). Mental health and wellbeing through schools: Thinking big, acting wisely. In R. H. Shute, & P. T. Slee (Eds.), Mental health through schools: The way forward. Oxford: Routledge.
Page, E., Shute, R., & McLachlan, A. (2015). A Self-Categorization Theory perspective on adolescent boys' sexual bullying of girls. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(3), 371-383. doi: 10.1177/0886260514535096.
Shute, R. H. (2015). Transforming the future of learning: People, positivity and pluralism (and even the planet). Chapter 17 in H. Askell-Williams, Transforming the future of learning with educational research. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 327-36.
Shute, R. H., & Slee, P. T. (2015). Child development: Theories and critical perspectives. Hove: Routledge.
Zschorn, M., & Shute, R. H. (first online, 2015). 'We are dealing with it the best we can': Exploring parents' attributions regarding their child's disability using the 'Four Ws' framework. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1177/1359104515614071
Andronaco, J. A., Shute, R., & McLachlan, A. (2014). Exploring asynchrony as a theoretical framework for understanding giftedness: A case of cognitive dissonance? Roeper Review, 36(4), 264-272. Published online 17.09.2014. doi: 10.1080/02783193.2014.945218
Dedousis-Wallace, A., Shute, R., Varlow, M., Murrihy, R., & Kidman, A. (2013). Predictors of teacher intervention in indirect bullying at school and outcome of a professional development presentation for teachers. Educational Psychology. Published online, 13.05.2013. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2013.785385
Darbyshire, P., Cleghorn, A., Downes, M., Elford, J., Gannoni, A., McCullagh, C., & Shute, R. (2012). Supporting bereaved parents: A phenomenological study of a telephone intervention programme in a paediatric oncology unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 540-549. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04266.x
Maud, M., Shute, R., & McLachlan, A. (2012). Cognitive specificity in trait anger, in relation to depression and anxiety in a community sample. Australian Psychologist. 47, 254-261.
Roberts, R., & Shute, R. (2012). A prospective study of coping and adjustment in adolescents with craniofacial conditions. Children's Health Care, 41(2), 111-128.
Shute, R. H. (2012). Promoting mental health through schools: Is this field of development an evidence-based practice? The Psychologist, 25(10),752-755.
Roberts, R., & Shute, R. (2011). Children's experience of living with a craniofacial condition: Perspectives of children and parents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16(3), 317-334.
Roberts, R., & Shute, R. (2011). Living with a craniofacial condition: Development of the Craniofacial Experiences Questionnaire (CFEQ) for adolescents and their parents. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 48(6), 727-735.
Shute, R. H. (2011). School bullying: The role of teachers. In R.H. Shute, K. Dix, R. Murray-Harvey, & P. T. Slee (Eds.), Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives. Adelaide: Shannon Research Press.
Shute, R.H. (2011). Educational perspectives on mental health and wellbeing: Themes and future directions. In R.H. Shute, P.T. Slee, R. Murray-Harvey, & K.L. Dix (Eds.), Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives, (pp. 357-368). Adelaide: Shannon Research Press.
Shute, R. H., (Ed.), with Slee, P. T., Murray-Harvey, R., & Dix, K. (2011). Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives. Adelaide: Shannon Research Press.