Dr Liz Temple
Phone: (03) 5327 9744
- PhD (UNE)
- MSc(Hons) (UWS)
- BA (UNE)
- Health psychology
- Psychological testing and assessment
- Current issues in psychology
Grants and awards
- 2012 – SHS Seeding Grant, UB. Wellbeing in Early Childhood Settings (Temple & Emmett).
- 2011 – BCSS Seeding Grant, UNE. Predictors of mental health outcomes and quality of life in people with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (Brown, Thorsteinsson, Temple, Perrott, Ellis & Lavis)
- 2011 – BCSS Seeding Grant, UNE. Long term cancer survivors: their beliefs about their own survival (Brown, Thorsteinsson, Dunstan, Schutte, Temple & Perrott)
- 2009 – BCSS Seeding Grant, UNE. Predictors of fatigue and poor medical outcome in chronic illness (Brown, Thorsteinsson, Hine, & Temple)
- 2011 – Unit Monitoring Commendation (UNE)
I have two key research programs, which are somewhat interrelated:
Cannabis and other substance use
This research stems from my doctoral studies, which focused on cannabis use and everyday functioning in a non-clinical population, and has been expanded to include investigation of hazardous alcohol use as well as the use of other illicit substances. Recent research in this area has focused on substance use in relation to factors including attachment orientation, time perspective and identity development, within emerging adult and general adult populations.
Biopsychosocial wellbeing across the lifespan
This research includes investigating the determinants of wellbeing for different population groups and the techniques and strategies that can be used to promote the development and maintenance of wellbeing. Research in this area involves investigating various indicators of psychosocial wellbeing and physical health, as well as lifestyle and individual factors. Variables of interest include: time perspectives, attachment orientation, flow, mindfulness, basic psychological need satisfaction, identity development, positive affect, psychopathology, substance use, personality, sleep, fatigue, perceived stress, physiological stress responses, illness and burnout symptomology, nutrition and exercise. This research has involved a wide range of population groups including: general adult populations, emerging adults, university student samples, early childhood education and care educators, employees in the mining and construction sector, and MS and CFS patient groups
- The associations between stress, personality and mindfulness
- Substance use, identity and wellbeing in emerging adulthood
- Identity style, hazardous alcohol use and drinking motives in emerging adulthood
- Flow and orientation to happiness in emerging adulthood
- Childhood experiences, optimism and psychological wellbeing in emerging adulthood
- Wellbeing and cannabis use
- The impact of attitude to aging on life satisfaction in the elderly
- Basic Psychological Need satisfaction and emotional eating
- Mindfulness, mood and emotional eating
Temple, E.C. (2015). Clearing the smokescreen: The current evidence on cannabis use. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6: 40
McKay, M.T., Worrell, F.C., Temple, E.C., Perry, J., & Cole, J.C., Mello, Z. (2015). Less is not always more: The 36-item short form of The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Personality & Individual Differences, 72, 68-71.
McKay, M.T., Worrell, F.C., Temple, E.C., Perry, J., & Cole, J.C. (2014). A critical examination of the reliability and validity of the SZTPI-15 in British, American and Australian samples. Personality & Individual Differences, 69, 168-172.
Temple, E.C. (2014). Reconsidering the association between cannabis exposure and dependence (Commentary on Van der Pol et al.). Addiction, 109, 1110-1111.
Gill, P.R. & Temple, E.C. (2014). Walking the fine line between fieldwork success and failure: Advice for new ethnographers. Journal of Research Practice, 10(1), Article M2.
Temple, E.C. (2014). Associations between psychosocial wellbeing and the development of beneficial time perspectives. Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, Studia Psychologica VI, 152, 72-87.
Temple, E.C., Driver, M., & Brown, R.F. (2014). Cannabis use and anxiety: Is stress the missing piece of the puzzle? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:168.
Serafini, G., Pompili, M., Innamorati, M., Temple, E.C., Borgwardt, S., & Girardi, P. (2013). The association between cannabis use, mental illness and suicidal behaviour: What is the role of hopelessness? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 125
Hussain, R., Guppy, M., Robertson, S., & Temple, E.C. (2013). Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students. BMC Public Health, 13:848.
Temple, E.C. & Emmett, S. (2013). Promoting the development of children's social and emotional wellbeing in early childhood settings: How can we enhance the capability of educators to fulfil role expectations? Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38(1), 66-72.
Temple, E.C. & Brown, R.F. (2011). A comparison of internet-based participant recruitment methods: experiences engaging the hidden population of cannabis users in research. Journal of Research Practice, 7(2), D2.
Temple, E.C., Brown, R.F., & Hine, D.W. (2011). The 'Grass Ceiling': Limitations in the literature hinder our understanding of cannabis use and its consequences. Addiction, 106(2), 238-244.
Temple, E.C., Brown, R.F., & Hine, D.W. (2011). The grassy knoll… and an elephant. Addiction, 106(2), 251-252.
Temple, E.C., Hutchinson, I., Laing, D.G., Jinks, A.L. (2002). Taste development: Differential growth rates of tongue. Developmental Brain Research, 135(1-2), 65-70.
Temple, E.C., Laing, D.G., Hutchinson, I., Jinks, A.L. (2002). Temporal perception of sweetness by adults and children. Chemical Senses, 27(8), 729-737.
Published conference papers
Tuck, J., Temple, E.C. & Sipek, M. (2013). Wellbeing of fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out employees: Evidence from Australia. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, 30 June-3 July 2013, Milos Island, Greece.
Temple, L. (2001). To measure or not to measure: The usefulness of clinical outcome measurement in improving services for young people. Creativity and development: Services for the future. Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Service. 2000 TheMHS Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia.
Temple, E.C. (2015). Stress, health and wellbeing: Stress and its impact onphysical health and social, emotional and cognitive functioning AAIC 9th Biennial Conference, Adelaide, 11 & 12 April, 2015.
Temple, E.C. (2015). Being 'different': Impacts on identity, self-esteem andwellbeing AAIC 9th Biennial Conference, Adelaide, 11 & 12 April, 2015.
Temple, E.C., Ridgeway, N. & Iagoe, C. (2014). Is it Beer O'Clock? Time Perspective, drinking motives & problematic alcohol use; 2ndInternational Conference on Time Perspective, Warsaw, Poland, 29thJuly – 1st August 2014.
Temple, E.C. & Ridgeway, N. (2014). The self in time: is our sense of self associated with our time perspective biases? 2nd International Conference on Time Perspective, Warsaw, Poland, 29th July – 1stAugust 2014
Temple, E.C. & Emmett, S. (2013). Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings. Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference, Canberra, 30 October - 2 November, 2013
Emmett, S. & Temple, E.C. (2013). Professional identity, role expectations, and attitudes towards the promotion of social and emotional wellbeing in children in ECEC settings. Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference, Canberra, 30 October - 2 November, 2013
Tuck, J., Temple, E.C. & Sipek, M. (2013). Wellbeing of fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out employees: Evidence from Australia. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, Greece, 30 June – 3 July, 2013.
Hussain, R., Guppy, M., Robertson, S. & Temple, E.C. (2013). Physical and mental health of first year undergraduate students – insights from a rural campus. CRN Mental Health and Well-being Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 3-5 April, 2013.
Temple, E.C. (2012).The Development of Beneficial Time Perspectives; 1stInternational Conference on Time Perspective, Coimbra, Portugal, 5-8 September 2012.
Temple, L. (2010). Chained to the Past, Living in the Present, or Focusing on the Future: The relationship between time perspective and psychological well-being and distress; 11thInternational Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, 18-20 August, 2010.
Temple, L. (2009).The Cannabis Experience & Everyday Functioning: Who Needs Treatment?; 10thInternational Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, 12-14 August, 2009.
Temple, L. (2006).The Cannabis Experience & Everyday Functioning; 5thInternational Dugs and Young People Conference, Sydney, 24-26 May, 2006.
Temple, L. (2005). The Cannabis Experience & Everyday Functioning. Psychology Postgraduate Conference, University of Newcastle, 2005.
Howe, D., Temple, L., & Fraser, C. (2000). YPPI: New Century, New Directions; Creativity & Development: Services for the Future, The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 August, 2000.
Temple, L. (2000). To Measure or Not to Measure: the usefulness of clinical outcome measurement in improving services for your people; Creativity & Development: Services for the Future, The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference, Adelaide, 29-31 August, 2000
Howe, D., Temple, L., & Fraser, C. (2000). The YPPI-IA Programme; 3rd National Getting Better Conference, Sydney, 18-19 February, 2000.
Temple, L. & Howe, D. (1999). Inaugural International Cannabis and Psychosis Conference, Melbourne, 16-17 February, 1999.
Temple, L. (2014).Not missing in action: 'the enduring penalty of being female'. In J. Schultz (Ed.), GriffithREVIEW 45: The Way We Work(pp. 158-170). Melbourne, Australia: Text Publishing.
Temple, L. (2014). Not missing in action: 'the enduring penalty of being female'. The Conversation, 23rd July 2014: https://theconversation.com/not-missing-in-action-the-enduring-penalty-of-being-female-28503
Temple, L. (2012). Personal bias triumphs in argy-bargy over cannabis. The Drum Opinion, 8thJune, 2012:
Temple, L. (2012) Gendered arguments hinder progress for work-life balance. The Drum Opinion, 11th July, 2012:
Howe, D., Temple, L., Mackson, C. & Teesson, M. (1999). Catch Us If U Can: Young People & Psychiatric Illness – Intervention & Assessment, YPPI Centre, Gosford, Australia