School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Denise Corboy

Phone: (03) 53279516
Room: H221
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology


  • PhD
  • BPsych
  • PG Dip Psych
  • MAppSc (Psychology) Ballarat

Teaching areas

  • Health Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Supervision

Research interests

Denise’s research interests lie broadly within the fields of developmental, health and personality psychology. She is particularly interested in gendered perceptions and behaviour; specifically, gender role socialisation, gender norms and stereotypes. Another area of interest is the influence of gender on health and help-seeking behaviours, and also in the context of parenting (e.g. father involvement and parental identity). Finally, she has also worked in the research area of stigma, in the context of mental health conditions, and in relation to help-seeking.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed articles

Corboy, D., Meier, J., & McLaren, S. (2018). Self-reliance and stoicism as predictors of distress following radical prostatectomy in the context of place of residence. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, doi :10.1037/men0000197

Wong Shee, A., Nagle, C., Corboy, D., Versace, V., Robertson, C., Frawley, N., McKenzie, A., & Lodge, J. (2018). Implementing an intervention to promote normal labour and birth : A study of clinicians’ perceptions. Midwifery, 70, 46-53. Doi : 10.1016/j.midw.2018

Davidson, K., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., Corboy, D., Gibbs, P. M., & Molloy, M. (2017). Internalized homonegativity, sense of belonging and depression among Australian gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(4), 450-465.

Gay, J., Gill, P., & Corboy, D. (2016). Parental and peer influences on emerging adult problem gambling: Does exposure to problem gambling reduce stigmatising perceptions and increase vulnerability? Journal of Gambling Issues, 33, 30-51.

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., & McDonald, J. (2014). The relationship between geographic remoteness and intentions to use a telephone support service among Australian men following radical prostatectomy. Psycho-Oncology, 23(6). doi: 10.1002/pon.3559