Suzanne Dziurawiec

Teaching area

Conceptual Issues in Psychology, Human Development and Family Relations & Social Development

Research areas

Developmental psychology, infant perception & cognition; perception of unfamiliar objects.

Awards and grants

Research grants:

Reid, C., Bett, R., Ebert, A., Browne, M., Barrett-Lennard, B., Collins, M., Dziurawiec,

S. & Richardson. “Seeing is believing”: Using videoconferecing technology to provide therapeutic services to rural and remote communities. Vice-Chancellor‟s Development Fund, Murdoch University, $78,000.

Dziurawiec, S. (2008). Adolescent perceptions of the causes, consequences and potential

solutions of childhood obesity: an international comparison. Murdoch Special

Research Excellence Grants Scheme, $3,000.

Tilbury, F., Abernethie, L., Dziurawiec, S. & Gallegos, D. (2005). Finding the family

meal: Determining patterns of family meal consumption. Murdoch Special

Research Excellence Grants Scheme. $19,000.

SCASE/ISHAR, Tilbury, F., Gallegos, D. & Dziurawiec, S. (2003). Funding to

develop the project: Being a mother: the social and cultural needs of women from Africa and Iraq in Western Australia. Lotteries Commission. $5,460.40.

Events and speaking engagements

Published conference papers for the last 5 years:

Dziurawiec, S., Tilbury, F., Gallegos, D. & Abernethie, L. (2007). The demise of the family meal: Evidence from the Antipodes. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Honolulu.

Geddes, K. & Dziurawiec, S. (2007). Adolescent regulation of strong emotions: Age and gender differences. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Honolulu.

Gallegos, D., Dziurawiec, S., Tilbury, F. & Abernethie, L. (2006). Eating with your mouth shut: Family meals and etiquette. Sociology for a Mobile World, TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) Conference Proceedings. Perth: University of Western Australia.

Tilbury, F., Dziurawiec, S., Gallegos, D. & Abernethie, L. (2005). “Because we can spend quality time together”: Year 10 students‟ experiences and perceptions of „family meals‟. Community, Place and Change, TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) Conference Proceedings. Hobart: University of Tasmania.

Unpublished conference papers:

Richardson, L., Reid, C. & Dziurawiec, S. (2008). “Can you see what I mean?” Preliminary findings from a clinical telepsychology intervention to regional Western Australia and their international context. Paper resented at the World Congress of Health Professions Conference, “The Future Now: Challenges and Opportunities in Health,” Perth, March.

Geddes, K., Dziurawiec, S. & Lee, C. (2007). The Modified Affective Control Scale for Adolescents (MACS-A): Internal consistency and discriminative ability in matched clinic and non-clinic samples. Paper presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Barcelona, July.

Davey, S.J. & Dziurawiec, S. (2005). Treatment of postnatal depression: Does inclusion of male partners make a difference? Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference, “Behaviour and Health: Evidence to Practice,” Melbourne, February.

Davey, S.J., Dziurawiec, S. & O‟Brien-Malone, A. (2005). Men‟s experience of postnatal depression: How Australian blokes cope with being not “like the Barbie family”. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference, “Behaviour and Health: Evidence to Practice,” Melbourne, February.

 Ross, C., Davis, H. & Dziurawiec, S. (2005). A comparison of chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep deprivation: Effects on executive functioning. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference, “Behaviour and Health: Evidence to Practice,” Melbourne, February.

 O‟Brien-Malone, A., Dziurawiec, S. & Arnold, P. (2004). Training Bachelor of psychology students in professional teamwork skills. Paper presented at the Teaching & Learning Forum 2004, Perth, February.

Publications

Journals

  • Williams, C., Dziurawiec, S., Heritage, B., (2017), More Pain Than Gain: EffortReward Imbalance, Burnout, and Withdrawal Intentions Within a University Student Population, Journal of Educational Psychology, , , pages -.
  • Watson, S., Barber, B., Dziurawiec, S., (2016), Living situation and perceived parental financial support as protective factors against financial strain among Australian university students, Australian Journal of Psychology, 68, 2, pages 130 - 138.
  • Richardson, L., Reid, C., Dziurawiec, S., (2015), "Going the Extra Mile": Satisfaction and Alliance Findings from an Evaluation of Videoconferencing Telepsychology in Rural Western Australia, Australian Psychologist, 50, 4, pages 252 - 258.
  • Watson, S., Barber, B., Dziurawiec, S., (2014), The Role of Economizing and Financial Strain in Australian University Students' Psychological Well-Being, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 34, 4, pages On line -.
  • Edwards, G., Barber, B., Dziurawiec, S., (2014), Emotional intimacy power predicts different sexual experiences for men and women, Journal of Sex Research, 51, 3, pages 340 - 350.
  • Ryan, J., Rapley, M., Dziurawiec, S., (2014), The Meaning of Coping for Psychiatric Patients, Qualitative Health Research, 24, 8, pages 1068 - 1079.
  • Geddes, K., Dziurawiec, S., Lee, C., (2013), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for the Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation and Trauma Symptoms in Self-Injurious and Suicidal Adolescent Females: A Pilot Programme within a Community-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Psychiatry, 2013, , pages -.
  • Abbott, B., Barber, B., Dziurawiec, S., (2012), What Difference Can a Year Make? Changes in Functional and Aesthetic Body Satisfaction Among Male and Female Adolescents Over a Year, Australian Psychologist, 47, 4, pages 224 - 231.
  • Gallegos, D., Dziurawiec, S., Tilbury Fozdar, F., Abernethie, L., (2011), Adolescent experiences of 'family meals' in australia, Journal of Sociology, 47, 3, pages 243 - 260.
  • Tilbury Fozdar, F., Gallegos, D., Abernethie, L., Dziurawiec, S., (2008), 'Sperm milkshakes with poo sprinkles': The challenges of identifying family meals practices through an online survey with adolescents, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11, 5, pages 469 - 481.
  • Dziurawiec, S., Deregowski, J., (2007), The perceptual effect of eyespots: Or the devil may seem closer than she really is, Australian Journal of Psychology, 59, 2, pages 101 - 107.
  • Covic, T., Roufeil, L., Dziurawiec, S., (2007), Community beliefs about childhood obesity: its causes, consequences and potential solutions, Journal of Public Health, 29, 2, pages 123 - 131.
  • Davey, S., Dziurawiec, S., O'Brien-Malone, R., (2006), Men's Voices: Postnatal Depression From the Perspectives of Male Partners, Qualitative Health Research, 16, 2, pages 206 - 220.
  • Fernandez, I., Reid, C., Dziurawiec, S., (2006), Living with endometriosis: The perspective of male partners, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 61, , pages 433 - 438.
  • Rhodes, G., Geddes, K., Jeffery, L., Dziurawiec, S., Clark, A., (2002), Are average and symmetric faces attractive to infants? Discrimination and looking preferences., Perception, 31, , pages 315 - 321.
  • Dziurawiec, S., Deregowski, J., (2002), The eyes have it: a perceptual investigation of eyespots, Perception, 31, , pages 1313 - 1322.
  • Quayle, D., Dziurawiec, S., Roberts, C., Kane, R., Ebsworthy, G., (2001), The Effect of an Optimism and Lifeskills Program on Depressive Symptoms in Preadolescence, Behaviour Change, 18, , pages 194 - 203.
  • Ryan, L., Dziurawiec, S., (2001), Materialism and its relationship to life satisfaction, Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, 55, , pages 185 - 197.

Conference

  • Dziurawiec, S., Tilbury Fozdar, F., Gallegos, D., Abernethie, L., (2007),The demise of the family meal? - Evidence from the Antipodes,In: 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences (2007).
  • Geddes, K., Dziurawiec, S., (2007),Adolescent regulation of strong emotions: Age and gender differences,In: 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences (2007).
  • Gallegos, D., Dziurawiec, S., Tilbury Fozdar, F., Abernethie, L., (2006),Eating with your mouth shut: family meals and etiquette,In: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference (2006).
  • Tilbury Fozdar, F., Dziurawiec, S., Gallegos, D., Abernethie, L., (2005),'Because we can spend quality time together' - Year 10 Student Experiences,In: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference (2005).
  • Dziurawiec, S., Davis, H., Van, d., (1999),The myth of cooperative learning and the scourge of competition: Insights into girls' computer game,In: 11th Australasian Human Development Conference, Sydney, NSW.
  • Davis, H., Dziurawiec, S., Gardner, G., Hill, C., Monck, F., Yee, Y., (1999),Improving children's spatial ability with Croc: The Legend of the Gobbos,In: 11th Australasian Human Development Conference,Sydney, NSW.