Dr Robert Teese

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology
Location: Mt Helen Campus, Building H Room 222
Phone: (03) 5327 9615
Email: r.teese@federation.edu.au


  • Doctor of Philosophy – Griffith University - 2018
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) – Griffith University - 2005



  • Bachelor of Psychology


  • Introductory Psychology A (PSYCB1101)
  • Introductory Psychology B (PSYCB1102)
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology (PSYCB2102)
  • Social Psychology (PSYCB2104)


Robert Teese is a Lecturer in psychology at Federation University Australia.

Rob’s main research interests are within the broad area of flourishing and floundering across the lifespan. In particular, he is interested in health-risk behaviour (drug and alcohol use, sex, driving, and gambling behaviours), impulsivity, and positive and negative outcomes (e.g., depression) during the emerging and young adult periods of the lifespan and which factors best predict these outcomes and behaviours. Using a psychosocial perspective, he is interested in the impact of cognitive, personality, social, and affective factors on these outcomes.

Rob has taught extensively across the undergraduate psychology program and has supervised 40+ research projects through to completion.

Research interests

  • Flourishing and Floundering
  • Emerging and Young Adulthood
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed journal articles

Teese, R., Van Doorn, G., & Gill, P.R. (2023). Prospective associations between traditional masculinity and cannabis, hard drug, and alcohol use in Australian emerging adult men. Personality and Individual Differences

Willie, C., Gill, P. R., Teese, R., Stavropoulos, V., & Jago. A. (2022). Emotion-driven problem behaviour: The predictive utility of positive and negative urgency. Brain and Neuroscience Advances

Van Doorn, G., Teese, R., & Gill, P. (2021). Prospective associations between hegemonic masculinity and incident depression/depressive symptoms: Results from a national sample of Australian emerging adult men. Personality and Individual Differences

Teese, R., Willie, C., Jago, A., & Gill, P. R. (2021). An investigation of alternative factor models of impulsivity using the UPPS-P. Journal of Personality Assessment