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Dr David Ryder

David is an Honorary Academic at the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Master of Applied Science, Scotland.
  • PHD - Psychology, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, England.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2004.
  • , Curtin University of Technology, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • Domestic Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health, PhD,  Department for Child Protection,  Grant,  2006 - 2010,  $42,644.
  • Staff Climate Survey 2010,  Department of Corrective Services WA,  Grant,  2010,  $5,741.
  • Fit for Life Workplace Health Promotion,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $36,228.
  • Development of culturally sensitive clinical assessment compendium,  WA Transcultural Mental Health Centre,  Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $41,636.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Maynard, R., Ryder, D., Taylor, M., (2016), Adolescent-to-parent violence: A review of profession responses, the efficacy of these response and how they are viewed by parent-victims. Crime and violence prevention: Moving beyond hot-stove policing and perpetrator rehabilitation, 159-175, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • McLaughlin, B., Ryder, D., Taylor, M., (2017), Effectiveness of Interventions for Grandparent Caregivers: A Systematic Review. Marriage and Family Review, 53(6), 509-531, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2016.1177631.
  • Grbic, J., Goddard, P., Ryder, D., (2017), Observations of the role of science in the United States medical cannabis state policies: Lessons learnt. International Journal of Drug Policy, 42(April 2017), 109-114, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier B.V., DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.12.019.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Medical Cannabis In The United States: Policy, Politics And Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Utilization Of Health And Medical Service: Factors Influencing Health Care Seeking Behaviour And Unmet Health Needs In Rural Areas Of Kenya

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Interpersonal Psychotherapy For Depressed Retirees: Developing And Testing A Clinical Treatment Manual

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Health Science,  The Negotiation Practices And The Experiences Of Everyday Life With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  An Analysis Of Treatment Retention And Attrition In An Australian Therapeutic Community For Substance Abuse Treatment
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