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Professor Alison Garton

Alison is an Adjunct Academic at the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • MA Honours, Scotland.
  • Doctor of Philosphy, England, 1982.


Recent Research Grants

  • Optimising school nurse involvement in youth based tobacco control programs,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2005 - 2013,  $441,398.
  • Language Difficulties, Anxiety and Behaviour: A guide for parents.,  Telstra,  Grant,  2003 - 2005,  $45,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Garton, A., (2015), Competence, Capabilities and Ethical Practice. Ethics and Professional Practice for Psychologists, 54-64, Cengage Learning, Victoria Australia , Cengage Learning.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Case Study Investigation Of The Development And Treatment Of Alter Personalities In A Patient With Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy: An Assessment Of Experience, Knowledge And Attitudes Of Clinical Psychologists In Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Well-being And Identities Of 14- To 26-year-old Intercountry Adoptees And Their Non-adopted Migrant Peers In Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School's Out: Adolescent 'leisure' Activites, Influences And Consequences.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  "a Way Through" Journey To The Centre Of Your Life - The Map Of Loss.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Individual Family, Social Support And Stress Factors Affecting University Students' Generalised Self-efficacy Beliefs.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Structure Strategy Use In Children's Comprehension Of Expository Texts
  • Alcohol And Drug Related Offences: Determining Predictive Factors For Reducing Re-offending.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Demystification And Reconceptualization Of The Intricate Web Of Metacognition.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Perceptions About Goal Setting, Academic Behaviours, Academic Performance, And Psychological Distress Of University-bouind Secondary Students.
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