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Dr Ben Bullock

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Ben Bullock is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences. Ben's research encompasses two broad themes. The first theme investigates the psychosocial and chronobiological correlates of both bipolar disorder and the psychological traits that underpin vulnerability to this disorder. Ben's research has shown that people who exhibit trait vulnerability to bipolar disorder but who are otherwise psychiatrically well often have similar psychosocial and chronobiological profiles to those who have been diagnosed with the disorder. These findings are important because they demonstrate specific psychosocial and chonobiological mechanisms may be underlying risk factors for the onset of manic and depressive episodes. The second theme of Ben's research investigates ways in which psychosocial and chronobiological mechanisms can be applied in vulnerable populations, not just people with bipolar disorder but all people who experience disrupted sleep and mood. The aim is to improve sleep and psychological well-being outcomes in these vulnerable populations.

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Mood Disorders; Circadian Rhythms; Sleep

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
  • Biological Psychology - 520200
  • Social And Personality Psychology - 520500

Teaching areas

Introductory Psychology;Personality


Also published as: Bullock, Ben; Bullock, B.; Bullock, Benjamin
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Investigating melanopsin sensitivity as a biomarker for bipolar disorder *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2019: Hitting the Hay: Developing a sleep hygiene app for rural horse racing industry employees *; Racing Victoria
  • 2018: Sleep Problems in Young People: Assessing Impact on Mental Health Outcomes *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2017: Sleep Problems in Young People: Assessing Impact on Mental Health, Behaviour and Educational Outcomes. *; Australian Rotary Health
  • 2017: The Tipping Point project: Activity monitoring as an early warning technology in bipolar disorder *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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