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Professor Alison Garton

Adjunct Professor

Staff Member Details

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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • 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
  • Doctor of Psychology,  "A way through" journey to the centre of your life - the map of loss.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A case study investigation of the development and treatment of alter personalities in a patient with dissociative identity disorder.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Electroconvulsive therapy: An assessment of experience: Knowledge and attitudes of clinical psychologists in Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Alcohol and drug related offences: Determining predictive factors for reducing re-offending
  • 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.

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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