After originally studying Chemistry at the University of Western Australia, and later Psychology at the University of Queensland, I went to the University of Toronto in Canada, where I completed a Masters degree after which I received a Canada Council Scholarship which allowed me to complete a PhD in Developmental Psychology. I returned to Australia and tutored and lectured at ANU for 10 years, before coming to Swinburne as a lecturer in Psychology. During this time I decided to expand my area of expertise so that I could work clinically with families, adolescents and children so I undertook a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne, which I completed in 2007. Since that time, I have expanded my teaching and research to more clinical areas.
Emotion regulation, Self Processes, Mindfulness/Self-compassion, Parenthood, Life Transitions,
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
Attachment processes, reflective functioning and transion to parenthood
Mindfulness, self-compassion and eating disorders
Self processes and/or emotion regulation and borderline personality disorder
Fields of Research
- Other Psychology - 529900
- Health Services And Systems - 420300
- Public Health - 420600
- Applied And Developmental Psychology - 520100
- Biological Psychology - 520200
- Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
- Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
- Social And Personality Psychology - 520500
Also published as: Galligan, Roslyn; Galligan, R.; Galligan, Roslyn F.
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