Faculty of Health

Robert Teese


Phone: (03) 5327 9615
Email: r.teese@federation.edu.au


  • BA (Hons) Griffith 

Teaching areas

  • Psychology

Areas of interest

My main research interests lie within the areas of developmental, social and health psychology. I have a particular focus on health risk behaviour and risk-taking (including drug and alcohol use, unsafe sexual behaviour and dangerous driving) during emerging/young adulthood (years 18 to 30). My research activity to date has therefore focused on developing models to explain the involvement of young people in these behaviours.

I am interested in further exploring some of these behaviours within a rural environment. I am also interested in investigating the impact of legal substances (e.g., alcohol, caffeine, nicotine), withdrawal symptoms, and the factors associated with use and impact of these substances. However, if a student has a clear and feasible research idea; and a strong interest within the developmental, social or health psychology areas I am willing to be flexible. Finally, I am only supervising fourth year students.


Teese, R.& Bradley, G. (2008). Predicting recklessness in emerging adults: A test of a psychosocial model. Journal of Social Psychology, 148, 105-126.

Andrews, G., Todd, J. M., Maurer, J., Beinke, K., Teese, R. & Reiestad, M. (2012). Prior exposure to words in meaningful conceptual hierarchies improves recall of randomly arranged words. In G. Andrews and D. Neumann (eds.) Beyond the Lab: Applications of Cognitive Research in Memory and Learning.

Gill, P., Teese, R. & Sonn, C. (2014). Masculine identity negotiation in everyday Australian life: An ethno-discursive study in a gym setting. International Journal of Men's Health, 13 (1), 42-59. Doi:10.3149/jmh.1301.42

Blain, B., Gill, P. R. & Teese R. (2015). Predicting problem gambling in Australian adults using a multifaceted model of impulsivity. International Gambling Studies, 15 (2), 239-255. DOI:10.1080/14459795.2015.1029960