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Roslyn Galligan



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.

Research interests

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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