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Dr Ricks Allan


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5048 , Email:, Campus: JO, Room: JO30.123,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5048  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.123  


Current Teaching

Teaching Psychological Assessment to 4th year and 5th year students


Ricks has worked for a life insurance company for 20 years - in the actuarial, product development, human resources and management information areas.

Ricks has been working in the School of Psychology and Social Science at ECU since 1998 with responsibilities in the areas indicated above.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Research Areas and Interests

  • Apology and Forgiveness
  • Developmental assessment of children
  • Psychometric properties of psychological tests

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Psychology, South Africa, 1992 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Allan, A., Allan, R., (2014), The definition and nature of domestic violence. Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue Around Vulnerable Populations, 11-27, New York.
  • Slocum, D., McKillop, D., Allan, A., Allan, R., Drake, D., (2011), Apology and acceptance in intimate partner relationships. Interpersonal acceptance and rejection: Social, emotional and educational contexts, 175-181, Boca Raton, Florida USA.

Journal Articles

  • Slocum, D., Allan, A., Allan, R., (2011), An emerging theory of apology. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(2), 83-92, Melbourne, DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00013.x.
  • Cooney, A., Allan, A., Allan, R., McKillop, D., Drake, D., (2011), The forgiveness process in primary and secondary victims of violent and sexual offences. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(2), 107-118, Melbourne, DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00012.x.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Risk Assessment And Western Australian Male Aboriginal Sexual And Violent Offenders.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Impact Of Assessment On Repeat Deliberate Self-harm..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Nature Of The Association Between Male Violent Offending And Alexithymia..
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Relationship Between Forgiveness, Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Amongst Secondary Victims..

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Psychology,  A Brief Screening Instrument For Use By Lawyers To Assess The Capacity Of Older Clients With Memory Deficits..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Australian Psychologists' Perceptions And Experiences Of Client Threats..
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Use And Potential Problems Of Neuropsychological Evidence In Australian Tort Litigation.
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