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Dr Ricks Allan

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5048 , Email: m.allan@ecu.edu.au, Campus: JO, Room: JO30.123,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5048  
Email: m.allan@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.123  

 

Ricks is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Social Science and has teaching and research supervision responsibilities and also manages the Psychological Test Library.

Current Teaching

Teaching Psychological Assessment (PSY5197) to 5th year students

Background

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2001: Award of Excellence in Postgraduate Support. Postgraduate and Honours Student Association of Edith Cowan University, Perth.

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 Psychology, Father Role Identity: An Exploration Of The Construct And Its Measurement.
  • Doctor Of Psychology, Mock Jurors' Judgements Of The Victim, Crime And Defendant As A Function Of Victim Race And Deliberation.
  • Doctor Of Psychology, An Examination Of Fathers' Satisfaction With The Legal System: Exploring The Concept In Relation To Fathers' Experience With The Family Law Courts Of Western Australia.
  • 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..
  • Doctor Of Psychology, Aims, Separation And Attitudinal Factors In Mediation: An Exploratory Investigation.
  • Doctor Of Psychology, An Exploration Of Perceptions Of An Offender's True Sorriness In An Interpersonal Context: An Offended Intimate Partner's Perspective.
  • Doctor Of Psychology, The Effect Of Legal Judgements On Responsibility Taking Behaviour: An Exploratory Study..
  • Doctor Of Psychology, Mental Disorder Labelling As An Extralegal Variable In Mock Jury Deliberations.
  • 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..

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,  Male Victims Of Intimate Partner Abuse: Experiences Of Disclosure And Help-seeking.
  • 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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