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Dr Eyal Gringart

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5631, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.201
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5631
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.201  


Eyal is a Senior Lecturer and the Discipline Leader, Psychology within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY1111 - Psychology History and Perspectives
  • PSY1204 - Social Determinants of Behaviour
  • Undergraduate Course Coordinator - Psychology


  • BSc with First Class Honours in Psychology
  • PhD (Psychology)

Professional Memberships

  • The Oxford Round Table
  • The Australian Association of Gerontology (member of WA state committee)
  • The Australian Psychological Society

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • Australian Psychological Society Prize Winner 1999
  • Elsie Harwood Award Winner 2000
  • Dean’s Medal Winner 2003
  • Sybe Jongeling Award 2006 (Outstanding Compassion and Support to Students)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Social and Health Psychology
  • Human Rights
  • Ageing
  • Ageing and Employment
  • Attitude and Stereotype-Based Behaviour Change
  • Body Image in Older Adulthood
  • The Psychology of Terrorism
  • The Body and Mind Connection


  • PhD, Edith Cowan University, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • Why Women's Economic Empowerment in Asia: Psychosocial and Anthropological Factors?,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $19,953.
  • Public Perceptions and Attitudes of the WA Police establishment of a Community Protection Website,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Strategic Research Funding ORI,  2013,  $8,000.
  • Attitudes of employers and older nurses to prolonged working life in the nursing profession in Western Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $40,402.
  • Testing interventions to promote positive attitudes toward older workers among undergraduate students: A randomised controlled trial,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $6,472.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Baker, L., Gringart, E., (2012), Appearance in Later Life. The Oxford Handbook of The Psychology of Appearance , 160-171, UK.

Journal Articles

  • Harris, K., Gringart, E., Drake, D., (2013), Military Retirement: Reflections from Former Members of Special Operations Forces. Australian Army Journal , 10(3), 97-112.
  • Gringart, E., Jones, B., Helmes, E., Jansz, J., Monterosso, L., Edwards, M., (2012), Negative Stereotyping of Older Nurses Despite Contact and Mere Exposure: TheCase of Nursing Recruiters in WesternAustralia. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 24(4), 400-416, London, DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2012.735170.

Conference Publications

  • Moss, S., Corkill, J., Gringart, E., (2013), An exploratory study of the lived experience of being an intelligence analyst. The Procecedings of the 6th Australian Security and Intelligence Conference, 40-47, Perth WA.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Interpersonal Psychotherapy For Depressed Retirees: Developing And Testing A Clinical Treatment Manual
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Using Discrete Trial Training With Progressive Time Delay Prompting To Teach Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder To Tact Phonemes
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Protective- Restoring To Maintain Self Integrity: A Grounded Theory Of The Human Experience Of Dog Relinquishment
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Deconstructing Sex: An In-depth, Qualitative Exploration Of Women's Sexual Difficulties
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Body Image In Older Adulthood: Development And Validation Of A New Integrative Model And Quantitative Measure
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beyond The Polarising Constructions Of Terrorism: Challenging The Discourses That Silence Public Debate In Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Construction Of Wellbeing For Sole Mothers: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Work, Welfare, Social Justice And Wellbeing For Sole Mothers.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Kohut's Selfobject Needs: Mirroring, Idealization And Twinship
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Leaving Ideological Social Groups Behind: A Grounded Theory Of Psychological Disengagement

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gender And Nursing In A Developing Country: Workplace Violence, Career Progression, Job Satisfaction And Emigration Intentions Among Ghanaian Nurses.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Discourses Of Terrorism: The Role Of Internet Technologies (social Media And Online Propaganda) On Islamic Radicalisation, Extremism And Recruitment Post 9/11
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