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Dr Eyal Gringart

Senior Lecturer

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

Eyal is a Senior Lecturer and the Coordinator of Psychology, International Programs within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY5150 - Health and Clinical Psychology
  • PSY1204 - Social Determinants of Behaviour
  • Undergraduate First Year Coordinator - Psychology.

Professional Memberships

  • The Oxford Round Table
  • The Australian Association of Gerontology
  • 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

  • Aboriginal Health,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Covid-19 Research Fund,  2020 - 2022,  $200,000.
  • A Randomised Control Trial of the City After Dark Evening Safety Educational Program,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc,  Constable Care - Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $176,940.
  • An Evaluation of the Ethical Leadership Program: A Constable Care and Primary Ethics Initiative 2020-2021,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc,  Constable Care - Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $422,471.
  • 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

  • Bright, S., Blatchford, E., Gringart, E., Bettinson, S., (2021), A quantitative exploration of the relationships between regular yoga practice, microdosing psychedelics, wellbeing and personality variables. Australian Journal of Psychology, Accepted (Accepted ), N/A, Pre-Print, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00049530.2021.1882266.
  • Reid Boyd, E., Grobbelaar, M., Gringart, E., Bender, A., Rose, W., (2019), Introducing “Intimate Civility”: towards a new concept for 21st century relationships. M/C Journal, 22(1), online.
  • Black, S., Gringart, E., (2019), The Relationship between Clients’ Preferences of Therapists’ Sex and Mental Health Support Seeking: An Exploratory Study. Australian Psychologist, 54(4), 322-335, United Kingdom, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1111/ap.12370.
  • Harris, KJ., Gringart, E., Drake, D., (2018), Leaving ideological groups behind: A model of disengagement. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 10(2), 91-109, Abingdon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2017.1299782.
  • Macdonald, M., Gringart, E., Kessaris, T., Cooper, M., Gray, J., (2018), A ‘better’ education: An examination of the utility of boarding school for Indigenous secondary students in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Education, 62(2), 192–216, Sage Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0004944118776762.
  • 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/nop2.43.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Psychology,  Kohut's selfobject needs: Mirroring, idealization and twinship
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed retirees: Developing and testing a clinical treatment manual
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The human factors associated with responding to emergency vehicles
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beyond the polarising constructions of terrorism: Challenging the discourses that silence public debate in Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Body image in older adulthood: Development and validation of a new integrative model and quantitative measure
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Protective- restoring to maintain self integrity: A grounded theory of the human experience of dog relinquishment
  • 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 Philosophy,  Using discrete trial training with progressive time delay prompting to teach children with autism spectrum disorder to tact phonemes
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Leaving ideological social groups behind: A grounded theory of psychological disengagement
  • Doctor of Psychology,  Deconstructing sex: An in-depth, qualitative exploration of women's sexual difficulties

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,  Examining the perceived benefit of education for Aboriginal secondary students in Western Australia.
  • 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
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