Lauren is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts and Humanities.
Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.
Graduate Certificate of Education, Edith Cowan University.
Bachelor of Science with Honours (Class 2A) in Psychology, Edith Cowan University, 2000.
Recent Research Grants
Settling into Foster Care: Implications for Long-Term Outcomes, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2008 - 2012, $116,292.
Contract to Investigate Mechanisms and Costs Associated with Establishing a Sustainable Road Trauma Support Service in Western Australia, Department of Health WA, Grant,
Supporting People Through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: Are Our Health Professionals Being Taught Evidence-Based Practice?, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,
2008 - 2010, $23,483.
Grief and Loss Counselling for People Affected by Cancer in Western Australia: Towards Best Practice, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant,
2008 - 2009, $21,665.
Investigating the Practice of Grief Support and Intervention Providers in Western Australia: Towards Evidence-based Practice, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,
2007 - 2008, $9,292.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Fernandez, ME., Breen, L., Simpson, T., (2014), Renegotiating Identities: Experiences of Loss and Recovery for Women With Bipolar Disorder. Qualitative Health Research, 24(7), 890-900, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1049732314538550.
O'Connor, M., Breen, L., (2014), General Practitioners' experiences of bereavement care and their educational support needs: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), article no. 59, BioMed Central Ltd, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-59.
Taylor, C., Breen, L., (2014), Exploring pet loss for survivors of child sexual abuse: A hitherto unchartered terrain of trauma impact and recovery. Child Abuse Review, 23(5), 353-360, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/car.2279.
Breen, L., O'Connor, M., Hewitt, LY., Lobb, EA., (2014), The "specter" of cancer: Exploring secondary trauma for health professionals providing cancer support and counseling. Psychological Services, 11(1), 60-67, American Psychological Association, DOI: 10.1037/a0034451.
Breen, L., O'Connor, M., (2013), Rural health professionals' perspectives on providing grief and loss support in cancer care. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(6), 765-772, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12091.
Breen, L., Fernandez, M., O'Connor, M., Pember, A., (2012), The preparation of graduate health professionals for working with bereaved clients: an Australian perspective. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 66(4), 313-332, DOI: 10.2190/OM.66.4.c.