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Dr Ben Bullock

Lecturer, Psychology - Undergraduate Course Coordinator
PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Biography

Ben Bullock is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Centre for Mental Health. He is also course director of undergraduate programs in psychology. Ben's research encompasses two 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.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Chronotypes, Conscientiousness and Well-being

Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100

Teaching areas

Introductory Psychology;Personality

Publications

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

  • 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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