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Dr Eyal Gringart

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5631, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.201
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5631
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.201  


Eyal is a Senior Lecturer and the Discipline Leader, Psychology within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY1111 - Psychology History and Perspectives
  • PSY1204 - Social Determinants of Behaviour
  • Undergraduate Course Coordinator - Psychology


  • BSc with First Class Honours in Psychology
  • PhD (Psychology)

Professional Memberships

  • The Oxford Round Table
  • The Australian Association of Gerontology (member of WA state committee)
  • The Australian Psychological Society

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • Australian Psychological Society Prize Winner 1999
  • Elsie Harwood Award Winner 2000
  • Dean’s Medal Winner 2003
  • Sybe Jongeling Award 2006 (Outstanding Compassion and Support to Students)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Social and Health Psychology
  • Human Rights
  • Ageing
  • Ageing and Employment
  • Attitude and Stereotype-Based Behaviour Change
  • Body Image in Older Adulthood
  • The Psychology of Terrorism
  • The Body and Mind Connection


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology with first class honours, Edith Cowan University, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • The relationship between physiological arousal during group psychotherapy, and symptom reduction.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $9,658.
  • Why Women's Economic Empowerment in Asia: Psychosocial and Anthropological Factors?,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $19,953.
  • Public Perceptions and Attitudes of the WA Police establishment of a Community Protection Website,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Strategic Research Funding ORI,  2013,  $8,000.
  • Attitudes of employers and older nurses to prolonged working life in the nursing profession in Western Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $40,402.
  • Testing interventions to promote positive attitudes toward older workers among undergraduate students: A randomised controlled trial,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $6,472.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Harris, KJ., Gringart, E., Drake, D., (2018), Leaving ideological groups behind: A model of disengagement. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, online(online), 1-19, Abingdon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2017.1299782.
  • Boafo, I., Hancock, P., Gringart, E., (2016), Sources, incidence and effects of non-physical workplace violence against nurses in Ghana. Nursing Open, 3(2), 99-109, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/nop2.4.
  • Macdonald, M., Gringart, E., Gray, J., (2016), Creating shared norms in schools – a theoretical approach. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 45(1), 56-69, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.9.
  • Harris, K., Gringart, E., Drake, D., (2013), Military Retirement: Reflections from Former Members of Special Operations Forces. Australian Army Journal, 10(3), 97-112, Land and Warfare Studies Centre.
  • Gringart, E., Helmes, E., Speelman, C., (2013), Development of a Measure of Stereotypical Attitudes towards Older Workers. Australian Psychologist, 48(2), 110-118, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00024.x.

Conference Publications

  • Moss, S., Corkill, J., Gringart, E., (2013), An exploratory study of the lived experience of being an intelligence analyst. The Procecedings of the 6th Australian Security and Intelligence Conference, 40-47, Perth WA, Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Interpersonal Psychotherapy For Depressed Retirees: Developing And Testing A Clinical Treatment Manual
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Using Discrete Trial Training With Progressive Time Delay Prompting To Teach Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder To Tact Phonemes
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Human Factors Associated With Responding To Emergency Vehicles
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Protective- Restoring To Maintain Self Integrity: A Grounded Theory Of The Human Experience Of Dog Relinquishment
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Deconstructing Sex: An In-depth, Qualitative Exploration Of Women's Sexual Difficulties
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Body Image In Older Adulthood: Development And Validation Of A New Integrative Model And Quantitative Measure
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beyond The Polarising Constructions Of Terrorism: Challenging The Discourses That Silence Public Debate In Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Construction Of Wellbeing For Sole Mothers: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Work, Welfare, Social Justice And Wellbeing For Sole Mothers.
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Kohut's Selfobject Needs: Mirroring, Idealization And Twinship
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Leaving Ideological Social Groups Behind: A Grounded Theory Of Psychological Disengagement

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gender And Nursing In A Developing Country: Workplace Violence, Career Progression, Job Satisfaction And Emigration Intentions Among Ghanaian Nurses.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Discourses Of Terrorism: The Role Of Internet Technologies (social Media And Online Propaganda) On Islamic Radicalisation, Extremism And Recruitment Post 9/11
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Examining The Perceived Benefit Of Education For Aboriginal Secondary Students In Western Australia.
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