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Dr Shane Rogers


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5728
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.211  

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

Current Teaching

  • PSY2204 - Learning, Memory and Cognition
  • PSY2102 - Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry
  • PSY6241 - Research Project 1
  • PSY6245 - Research Project 2.


Undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Psychology at The University of Western Australia before joining the team at ECU in 2014.

Awards and Recognition

University Teaching Awards

  • 2012 – Awarded Excellence in Coursework Teaching for Early Career Staff (Faculty of Science, UWA)
  • 2010 – Awarded Excellence in Student Teaching (Faculty of Science, UWA)
  • 2007 – Awarded Excellence in Support for Student Learning (Faculty of Science, UWA)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Health and well-being.


  • Doctor of Philosphy, The University of Western Australia, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, The University of Western Australia, 2004.


Recent Research Grants

  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders’ perspectives surrounding student wellbeing 2016-2018 (NAPLAN Narratives: Studies 2 and 3),  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2016 - 2022,  $186,618.
  • Amplify: The Story of Six Schools,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2016 - 2022,  $120,605.
  • What makes a child school ready? Executive functions and self-regulation in pre-primary students,  CingleVue Pty Ltd,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Project,  2017 - 2021,  $105,000.
  • Assessing the utility of real-time virtual character puppetry for conducting interviews.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant – 2020,  2020 - 2021,  $30,000.
  • Cyberbullying: Survey, Analysis and Reporting,  Department of Justice WA,  Tender,  2019 - 2020,  $60,566.
  • Maximising student engagement for learning through teacher and student interactions,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $82,317.
  • Psycho-physiological engagement associated with self-disclosure and listening during face-to-face conversation,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $12,000.
  • Development and validation of a new objectification scale,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $2,000.
  • Applications of an online, self-completed, psychometric tool for the purposes of furthering education,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $91,487.
  • Enhancing parental relationships, resilience, and wellbeing in children; prenatal to 12 months,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $20,000.
  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders perspectives surrounding student wellbeing,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $120,353.
  • Developing an online, self-completed, psychometric tool for quantifying students' individual learning differences,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $91,427.
  • Developing social interaction research agenda within Cognition Research Group,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $9,800.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Rogers, S., Hollett, R., Li, Y., Speelman, C., (2020), An Evaluation of Virtual Reality Role-Play Experiences for Helping-Profession Courses. Teaching of Psychology, 2020(Article in press), 1-7, DOI: 10.1177/0098628320983231.
  • Berg, V., Rogers, S., McMahon, M., Garrett, M., Manley, D., (2020), A Novel Approach to Measure Executive Functions in Students: An Evaluation of Two Child-Friendly Apps. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(16 July 2020), Article number 1702, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01702.
  • Skead, N., Rogers, S., Johnson, WR., (2020), The role of place, people and perception in law student well-being. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 73(1 November 2020), Article number 101631, DOI:
  • Rogers, S., Priddis, L., Michels, N., Tieman, M., Van Winkle, L., (2019), Applications of the reflective practice questionnaire in medical education. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), article no. 47, DOI:
  • Howieson, J., Rogers, S., (2019), Rethinking the Lawyer-Client Interview: Taking a Relational Approach. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 26(4), 659-668, Oxon, UK, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2019.1618749.
  • Rogers, S., Guidetti, O., Speelman, C., Longmuir, M., Phillips, R., (2019), Contact Is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Eye Contact Illusion. Perception, 48(3), 248-252, DOI:
  • Howieson, J., Rogers, S., (2018), Using the role-play at the lectern: developing “work-ready” and confident professionals. The Law Teacher, 52(2), 190-200, DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2017.1340531.
  • Rogers, S., Speelman, C., Guidetti, O., Longmuir, M., (2018), Using dual eye tracking to uncover personal gaze patterns during social interaction. Scientific Reports, 8(1), article no.4271, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22726-7.
  • Ellis, S., Gately, N., Rogers, S., Horrigan, A., (2018), Give Them a Chance: Public Attitudes to Sentencing Young Offenders in Western Australia. Youth Justice: an international journal, 18(2), 169-187, DOI: 10.1177/1473225418791660.
  • Rogers, S., Edwards, S., Perera, R., (2018), The impact of shared versus individual office space on therapist appraisal of their work environment. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 13(1), article no. i26, DOI: 10.24083/apjhm.2018.0026.
  • Skead, N., Rogers, S., Doraisamy, J., (2018), Looking beyond the mirror: Psychological distress; disordered eating, weight and shape concerns; and maladaptive eating habits in lawyers and law students. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 61(1), 90-102, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.06.002.
  • Rogers, S., Howieson, J., Neame, C., (2018), I understand you feel that way, but I feel this way: the benefits of I-language and communicating perspective during conflict. PEERJ, 2018(5), Article no.e4831, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4831.
  • Priddis, L., Rogers, S., (2018), Development of the reflective practice questionnaire: preliminary findings. Reflective Practice, 19(1), 89-104, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2017.1379384.
  • Rogers, S., Barblett, L., Robinson, K., (2018), Parent and teacher perceptions of NAPLAN in a sample of Independent schools in Western Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher, 45(4), 493-513, Sydney, AUS, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s13384-018-0270-2.
  • Perera, R., Rogers, S., Edwards, S., Hudman, P., Malone, C., (2017), Determinants of transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services: A Western Australian pilot study. Australian Psychologist, 52(3), 184-190, United Kingdom, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1111/ap.12192.
  • Rogers, S., Barblett, L., Robinson, K., (2016), Investigating the impact of NAPLAN on student, parent and teacher emotional distress in independent schools. Australian Educational Researcher, 43(3), 327-343, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s13384-016-0203-x.
  • Rogers, S., Fay, N., (2016), Stick or switch: A selection heuristic predicts when people take the perspective of others or communicate egocentrically. PLoS One, 11(7), e0159570, United States, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159570.
  • Rogers, S., Edwards, S., Hudman, P., Perera, R., (2016), The importance of the physical environment for child and adolescent mental health services. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(1), 33-43, North Ryde, NSW, Australian College of Health Service Management.
  • Skead, N., Rogers, S., (2016), Running to well-being: A comparative study on the impact of exercise on the physical and mental health of law and psychology students. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 49(Part A), 66-74, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.05.012.

Conference Publications

  • Berg, V., McMahon, M., Rogers, S., Garrett, M., Manley, D., (2019), The eFun App: A New Tool to Measure Executive Functions to Support Learning in a Child-Friendly, Valid and Engaging Way. EdMedia 2019 proceedings, 76-85, Waynesville, United States of America, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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