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Dr Rodrigo Becerra

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2786, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.129
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2786
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.129  


Dr Rodrigo Becerra is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities and is Director of the Psychopathology Research Group.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Do neurophysical variables predict recovery from bipolar disorder episodes?,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $17,035.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • McGillivray, L., Becerra, R., Harms, C., (2016), Prevalence and demographic correlates of alexithymia: A comparison between Australian psychiatric and community samples. Journal of Clinical Psychology, On line(On line), 12p., DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22314.
  • Becerra, R., D'andrade, C., Harms, C., (2016), Can specific attentional skills be modified with mindfulness training for novice practitioners?. Current Psychology, Article in press(Article in press), 8p., DOI: 10.1007/s12144-016-9454-y.
  • Preece, D., Allan, A., Becerra, R., (2016), A case study of the neuropsychological outcomes following microsurgery, conventional radiotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy for an adults recurrent craniopharyngioma. Brain Injury, 30(1), 104-111, England, DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1104552.
  • Becerra, R., Cruise, K., Harms, C., Allan, A., Bassett, D., Hood, S., Murray, G., (2015), Emotion regulation and residual depression predict psychosocial functioning in bipolar disorder: Preliminary study. Universitas Psychologica, 14(3), 855-864, Bogota, Columbia, DOI: 10.11144/Javeriana.upsy14-3.errp.
  • Vahey, R., Becerra, R., (2015), Galvanic Skin Response in Mood Disorders: A Critical Review. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 15(2), 275-304, Almeria, Spain.
  • Cavazzi, T., Becerra, R., (2014), Psychophysiological research of borderline personality disorder: Review and implications for biosocial theory. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 185-203, Germany, DOI: 10.5964/ejop.v10i1.677.
  • Mercer, L., Becerra, R., (2013), A unique emotional processing profile of euthymic bipolar disorder? A critical review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 146(3), 295-309, DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.10.030.
  • Becerra, R., Cruise, K., Murray, G., Bassett, D., Harms, C., Allan, A., Hood, s., (2013), Emotion regulation in bipolar disorder: Are emotion regulation abilities less compromised in euthymic bipolar disorder than unipolar depressive or anxiety disorders?. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 3(2013), 1-7, United States, DOI:
  • Becerra, R., Campitelli, G., (2013), Emotional reactivity: Critical analysis and proposal of a new scale. International Journal of Applied Psychology, 3(6), 161-168, USA, DOI: doi:10.5923/j.ijap.20130306.03.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Alexithymia In A Psychiatric Population: Stability And Relationship With Therapeutic Outcome.
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