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Dr Ross Hollett


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5638, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.123
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5638
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.123  


Ross is a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY1102 - Research Methods in Psychology 1


Ross Hollett worked for the University of Western Australia while completing his PhD from 2010 until 2015. This has involved teaching across almost all the undergraduate Psychology units offered at UWA. His PhD investigated the role of alcohol craving on decision-making using traditional and novel forms of risk assessment. Over the course of this project he co-supervised 5 related honours projects.

Ross is currently using eye tracking technology to understand how certain types of media (namely video games and pornography) influence real world attitudes and behaviour. He conducts this research within the Gaming Analytics Laboratory as part of the Cognition Research Group at Edith Cowan University. Ross is also investigating whether the implementation of certain harm reduction strategies (e.g., pill testing) in recreational contexts (e.g., music festivals, nightclubs) would lead to safer substance use behaviour. See his Youtube channel for short clips on these research topics.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Gender representations in violent and sexual media
  • Substance use and risk taking
  • Student engagement


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2015.
  • Honours in Psychology, The University of Western Australia, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Science(Psychology), The University of Western Australia, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Using eye movements to investigate the effect of experimental exposure to video game violence against women on subsequent attentional biases to violent and sexual material,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2019,  $30,000.
  • Algorithmic Matching of Employee Attributes with Employer Contexts and Needs,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $99,998.
  • Development and validation of a new objectification scale,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $2,000.
  • Why some students attend lectures and why some do not, and how this pattern changes across the course of the semester?,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $3,600.
  • Current and national need to understand the effectiveness of implementing pill testing facilities at music festivals in Australia as a form of harm prevention,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $11,950.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Janson, D., Harms, C., Hollett, R., Segal, R., (2019), Differences between Men and Women Regarding Early Maladaptive Schemas in an Australian Adult Alcohol Dependent Clinical Sample. Substance Use and Misuse, on-line(on-line), 1-8, DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1480038.
  • Hollett, R., Stritzke, WG., Edgeworth, P., Weinborn, M., (2017), Changes in the Relative Balance of Approach and Avoidance Inclinations to Use Alcohol Following Cue Exposure Vary in Low and High Risk Drinkers. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(8), Article number 645, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00645.
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