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- Cognitive Psychology
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Introduction to Psychology
- European Health Psychology Society
- European Network of Positive Psychology
My research interests are largely in the area of health psychology, coming from a positive psychology and posttraumatic growth approach. My PhD project explored positive change and posttraumatic growth (PTG) over a two year period in a group of heart attack survivors; qualitative and quantitative methods were used to investigate the relationships between impact of event, anxiety, depression, cognitive style and coping style, and PTG. I am also interested in the role/importance of sleep in maintaining mental and physical wellness.
The relationship between cognitive style and posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic depreciation in adults living on the metropolitan fringe six months after a bushfire emergency.
Exploration of the mental separation of work and personal lives in female sex workers and the impact their work has on personal romantic relationships.
Refereed journal articles
Bellhouse, C., Crebbin, S., Fairley, C. K., & Bilardi, J. E. (2015). The impact of sex work on women's personal romantic relationships and the mental separation of their work and personal lives: A mixed methods study. PloS ONE, 10(10), e0141575 190-196. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141575
Stapleton, P., Chatwin, H., Boucher, E., Crebbin, S., Scott, S., Smith, D., & Purkis, G. (2015). Use of complementary therapies by registered psychologists: An international study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46(3), 190-196. doi: 10.1037/pro0000015
Kokavec, A. & Crebbin, S. (2010). Sugar alters the level of serum insulin and plasma glucose and the serum cortisol: DHEAS ratio in female migraine sufferers, Appetite, 55 (2010)
Predictors of psychological growth in cardiac patients, 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, 2014
Second chances: Perceived benefits after a cardiac event, 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, 2014
Acute coronary syndrome patients: Resilience and psychological Growth, European Health Psychologists Society 26th annual scientific conference, Prague, 2012
Second chances: Finding a benefit following a cardiac event, Victorian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association annual conference, Nov 2011
Benefit-finding and posttraumatic growth after acute coronary syndrome: Impact of event, anxiety and depression, European Health Psychologists Society 25th annual scientific conference, Crete, 2011
Lower DHEAS concentration in female migraine sufferers, compared to controls, following ingestion of refined sugar, Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine 7th annual scientific conference, Brisbane, 2010