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Psychology and Genetics

Studies on the psychological aspects of genetic testing

 
The EDGE study

This study examines whether aspects of our personality and the way we feel about our genes impact on our health decisions.

 

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Co-I: Prof Mark Cropley, Health Psychologist

RA: Josie Niemira

Genetic testing for Breast Cancer

Our aim is to understand the role that others (friends, family members) play in  decisions to have - or not - genetic testing for BRCA 1 or 2. 

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PI: Mark Wherry, PhD candidate in Health Psychology

Sexuality and Genetics

Our aim is to understand how the way we understand sexuality influences the way we feel about certain sexual behaviours.

 

To participate: coming soon

Co-I: Dr Fabio Fasoli and Dr Patrice Rusconi, Social Psychologists 

Attitudes towards CRISPR in beta thalassemia context

This study aims to assess people's interest in gene editing technology (CRISPR-Cas9) to prevent a blood disorder before birth.

Results coming soon.

The GaP Study

Our results showed that pregnant women vary in the amount of genetic information they wish to receive about their unborn baby. 

PI: Prof Jane Halliday, Prof David Amor, at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute 

Lives with Chronic Conditions

Studies about living with chronic conditions

 
Growing up with a sibling with an autoimmune disease influence own perceptions of health 
A mixed design study
Exploration through a survey

Growing up a with sibling with an autoimmune disease may alter own views about one's health. This study aims to find out if this is the case.

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PI: Lauren Purdy, BSc Psychology student

Understanding and living with migraines

In this study, we are trying to understand how migraine sufferers make sense of their migraines and how they have learnt to live with them.

 

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PI: Jess Cox

Chronic Pain and Support group
Exploration through interviews

This is a similar study but this time, we want to meet participants and to hear about their experiences through face-to-face interviews.

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PI: Afrida Ahmed

Co-I: Lauren Purdy, BSc Psychology student

DCD/dyspraxia and well-being

Our aim is to understand if/how DCD impacts on the well-being of:

  • adults with the disorder

  • their parents, and

  • their siblings

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Co-I: Dr Judith Gentle, Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Low Moods and Social Activities

This study aims to find out if/how social support groups can influence outcomes related to chronic pain.

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PI: Emily Snushall

Here, we are trying to assess whether taking part in social activities can have an impact on low moods and psychological well-being.

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PI: Meg Sutherland

Caring for / being cared for

Studies on being looked after / looking after a loved one

 

This study explores how others can help people caring for a loved one with Parkinson's disease,.

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Co-I: Dr Anne Arber, Senior Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care

 

RA: Josie Niemira

Growing up caring

In this study, we aim to understand what it was like to grow up caring for a parent, and if/how such experiences influence own care later in life

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PI: Helena Wells

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