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Associate Professor Justine Dandy

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5105, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.109
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5105
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5834
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.109  


Justine is an Associate Professor in Psychology within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY3217 - Cultural Issues in Psychology
  • PSY1204 - Social Determinants of Behaviour
  • PSY2231 - Developmental Psychology


Justine Dandy has worked in teaching and research positions at Flinders University (1996-2000) and the University of Western Australia (2000-2003). She moved to Perth in 2000 and commenced at ECU in October 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • The International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychologists (IACCP)
  • The International Academy for Intercultural Research
  • Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
  • The Australian Migration Research Network (WA branch)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Cross-cultural, cultural and social psychology
  • Attitudes to immigration, diversity and multiculturalism
  • Acculturation attitudes and strategies
  • Ethnic, cultural and national identity


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide, 1993.


Recent Research Grants

  • Negotiating multicultural identities using Hybrid Identity Styles and Alternating Identity Styles as strategies: Antecedents and Outcomes,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme – 2017 Round 2,  2018 - 2019,  $7,769.
  • Enhancing parental relationships, resilience, and wellbeing in children; prenatal to 12 months,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $20,000.
  • Families and Money: Norms and behaviours between and within cultures,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016,  $17,086.
  • Research into the current and emerging drivers for social cohesion, social division and conflict in multicultural Australia,  Department of Home Affairs,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $119,377.
  • Formative study of discrimination and mental health of CALD Australian children,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $21,487.
  • Reliability and validity of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure with Australian ethno-cultural minorities,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $12,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Dandy, J., Drake, D., (2019), Immigrants and Refugees. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, ScienceDirect, Elsevier, DOI:
  • Dandy, J., Dunn, K., Jetten, J., Paradies, Y., Robinson, L., Ziaian, T., (2017), Intercultural Relations in Australia. Mutual Intercultural Relations, 333-352, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/9781316875032.

Journal Articles

  • Leviston, Z., Dandy, J., Jetten, J., Walker, I., (2020), The role of relative deprivation in majority‐culture support for multiculturalism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, -(-), 1-12, USA, Blackwell Publishing, Inc, DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12652.
  • Dandy, J., Horwitz, P., Campbell, R., Drake, D., Leviston, Z., (2019), Leaving home: Place attachment and decisions to move in the face of environmental change. Regional Environmental Change, 19(2), 615-620, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-019-01463-1.
  • Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., Allan, A., (2018), Measuring emotion regulation ability across negative and positive emotions: The Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI). Personality and Individual Differences, 135(1 December 2018), 229-241, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.07.025.
  • Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., (2018), Assessing Alexithymia: Psychometric properties and factorial invariance of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in nonclinical and psychiatric samples. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(2), 276–287, DOI: 10.1007/s10862-017-9634-6.
  • Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., Allan, A., (2018), The psychometric assessment of alexithymia: Development and validation of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 132(1 October), 32-44, NYC, NY, USA, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.011.
  • Drake, D., Dandy, J., Loh, J., Preece, D., (2018), Should parents financially support their adult children? Normative views in Australia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39(2), 348–359, United States, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10834-017-9558-z.
  • Forrest, J., Dandy, J., (2018), Proficiency in English, linguistic shift and ethnic capital: an intergenerational analysis of non-English speaking background immigrant groups in Sydney, Australia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 39(2), 111-123, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2017.1315949.
  • Preece, D., Becerra, R., Allan, A., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., (2017), Establishing the theoretical components of alexithymia via factor analysis: Introduction and validation of the attention-appraisal model of alexithymia. Personality and Individual Differences, 119(December 2017), 341-352, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon press, DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.003.
  • Owens, C., Dandy, J., Hancock, P., (2016), Perceptions of pregnancy experiences when using a community-based antenatal service: A qualitative study of refugee and migrant women in Perth, Western Australia. Women and Birth, 29(2), 128-137, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2015.09.003.
  • Dandy, J., Durkin, K., Barber, BL., Houghton, S., (2015), Academic expectations of Australian students from Aboriginal, Asian and Anglo backgrounds: Perspectives of teachers, trainee-teachers and students. International journal of disability, development and education, 62(1), 60-82, Brisbane, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2014.984591.
  • Dandy, J., Pe-Pua, R., (2015), The refugee experience of social cohesion in Australia: Exploring the roles of racism, intercultural contact, and the media. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 13(4), 339-357, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2014.974794.
  • Rauchelle, K., Dandy, J., (2015), How 'mutual' is acculturation?: Majority Australians' acculturation attitudes toward refugees. Australian Community Psychologist, 27(2), 5-18, The Australian Psychological Society Limited.

Conference Publications

  • Dandy, J., Ziaian, T., Moylan, C., (2018), Team Australia? Understanding acculturation from multiple perspectives. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, 18 pp..

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effects of parenting styles, academic self-efficacy, and achievement motivation on the academic achievement of university astudents in ethiopia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mothers' experiences of their adult child's interethnic relationship
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The development of social-emotional skills in pre-primary children: A comparison of parent, teacher and combined coaching programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The construction of identity through the dimensions of race, ethnicity and gender: The experience of 'coloured' South African women in Western Australia.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The role of culture in theory of mind

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Measuring emotional reactiity, alexithymia, and emotion regulation as clinically relevant emotional constructs: Theoretical considerations and the development of new psychometric measures
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  School's out: Adolescent 'leisure' activites, influences and consequences.
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