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Professor Craig Speelman

Associate Dean

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5724
Mobile: 0407 452 328
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5834
Email: c.speelman@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.203  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8629-174X

Craig is Associate Dean, Research within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • PSY3304 Cognition.

Background

  • 2008 - present: Professor, Edith Cowan University
  • 2006 - 2007: Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University
  • 2002 - February 2012: Head of School, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University
  • 2002 - 2005: Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
  • 1997 - 2001: Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
  • 1996 - 1997: Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 1994 - 1995: Lecturer, University of New England
  • 1992 - 1993: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of WA.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Australian Psychology Society
  • Fellow, Psychonomics Society.

Awards and Recognition

Other

  • 1985 - APS Prize.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Memory
  • Music.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Western Australia.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • McGann, M., Speelman, C. (2020). Two Kinds of Theory: What Psychology Can Learn From Einstein. Theory and Psychology, 30(5), 674-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354320937804.
  • Speelman, C., McGann, M. (2020). Statements About the Pervasiveness of Behavior Require Data About the Pervasiveness of Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(19 November 2020), Article number 594675. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.594675.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0098628320983231.
  • Cresswell, C., Speelman, C. (2020). Does mathematics training lead to better logical thinking and reasoning? A cross- sectional assessment from students to professors. PLoS One, 15(7), Article number e0236153. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236153.
  • Sohrabi, H., Goozee, K., Weinborn, M., Shen, K., Brown, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Salvado, O., Taddei, K., Bucks, R., Maruff, P., Laws, S., Lenzo, N., Laws, M., Deyoung, C., Speelman, C., Laske, C., Ames, D., Savage, G., Martins, R. (2020). Personality factors and cerebral glucose metabolism in community‑dwelling older adults. Brain Structure and Function, 225(5), 1511–1522. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-020-02071-0.

Journal Articles

Conference Publications

  • Speelman, C., Valli, C., Guidetti, O. (2019). Towards a Method for Examining the Effects of Cognitive Load on the Performance of Cyber First Responders. Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM) (41-47). The Steering Committee of The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WorldComp).

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Shadbolt, E. (2018). The role of awareness of repetition during the development of automaticity in a dot-counting task. PEERJ, 2018(1), article no.e4329. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4329.
  • Jayokody, D., Almeida, O., Speelman, C., Bennet, R., Moyle, T., Yiannoos, J., Friedland, P. (2018). Association between speech and high-frequency hearing loss and depression, anxiety and stress in older adults. Maturitas, 110(April 2018), 86-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.02.002.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22726-7.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Forbes, J., Giesen, K., Parkinson, M., Johnson, L. (2016). The Stability of Old Skills during Transfer. Sage Open, 6(3), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016658336.
  • Tan, B., Pooley, JA., Speelman, C. (2016). A Meta-Analytic Review of the Efficacy of Physical Exercise Interventions on Cognition in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(9), 3126-3143. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2854-x.

Journal Articles

  • Croy, G., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2015). A mediating role for anticipated regret in predicting retirement savings intention between groups with (without) past behaviour. Australian Journal of Psychology, 67(2), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajpy.12070.
  • Merema, M., Speelman, C. (2015). The Interdependence of Long- and Short- Term Components in Unmasked Repetition Priming: An Indication of Shared Resources. PLoS One, 10(12), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144747.
  • Speelman, C., Muller-Townsend, K. (2015). Attaining automaticity in the visual numerosity task is not automatic. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(2015), Article no. 1744. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01744.

Book Chapters

  • Campitelli, G., Speelman, C. (2014). Expertise and the Illusion of Expertise in Gambling. Problem Gambling: Cognition, Prevention and Treatment (41-60). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137272423_2.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C. (2014). The acquisition of expertise in the classroom: Are current models of education appropriate?. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(JUN, 2014), Article no. 580. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00580.
  • Gerrans, P., Speelman, C., Campitelli, G. (2014). The Relationship Between Personal Financial Wellness and Financial Wellbeing: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 35(2), 145-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-013-9358-z.
  • Hay, A., Speelman, C. (2014). Stability and accuracy of long-term memory for musical pitch. GSTF Journal of Psychology, 1(1), 38-44. https://doi.org/10.5176/0000-0002_1.1.6.

Book Chapters

  • Speelman, C. (2013). A test of a computer game designed to facilitate the acquisition of arithmetic skills. Enhancing Human Performance (1-21). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Clark-Murphy, M., Gerrans, P. (2013). Decision Making Clusters in Retirement Savings: Gender Differences Dominate. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 34(3), 329-339. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-012-9334-z.
  • Speelman, C., McGann, M. (2013). How mean is the mean?. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(451), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00451.
  • Merema, M., Speelman, C., Foster, J., Kaczmarek, E. (2013). Neuroticism (Not Depressive Symptoms) Predicts Memory Complaints in Some Community-Dwelling Older Adults.. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(8), 729-736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2013.01.059.
  • Campitelli, G., Speelman, C. (2013). Expertise paradigms for investigating the neural substrates of stable memories. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(November), article 740. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00740.
  • Gringart, E., Helmes, E., Speelman, C. (2013). Development of a Measure of Stereotypical Attitudes towards Older Workers. Australian Psychologist, 48(2), 110-118. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00024.x.

Conference Publications

  • Speelman, C. (2013). Facilitating the acquisition of arithmetic skills with a computer game. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2013) (1-7). Global Science & Technology Forum.

Books

  • Croy, G., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2012). Psychological determinants of retirement savings behaviour: An application of the theory of planned behaviour.. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Parkinson, M. (2012). Recovery from a transfer disruption.. GSTF Journal of Law and Sciences, 1(2), 29-34. https://doi.org/10.5176/2251-2853_1.2.32.
  • Merema, M., Speelman, C., Kaczmarek, E., Foster, J. (2012). Age and premorbid intelligence suppress complaint-performance congruency in raw score measures of memory. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(3), 397-405. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610211001918.
  • Croy, G., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2012). Normative influence on retirement savings decisions: Do people care what employers and the government want?. Australian Journal of Psychology, 64(2), 83-91. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00029.x.
  • Speelman, C., Kirsner, K., Halloy, S. (2012). A theory of the mind as a complex system.. Current Research in Psychology, 3(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3844/crpsp.2012.1.18.

Conference Publications

  • Orlando, R., Speelman, C. (2012). The Effect of Music Teaching Method on Music Reading Skills and Music Participation: An Online Study. Proceedings of the ICMPC-­‐ESCOM 2012 Joint Conference (759-765). School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Speelman, C., Sibma, S., Maclachlan, S. (2012). Memory for Sequence Order in Songs.. Proceedings of the ICMPC-­‐ESCOM 2012 Joint Conference (944-949). School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Conference Publications

  • Speelman, C., Forbes, J., Giesen, K. (2011). Performing New Tasks with Old Skills: Is Prediction Possible?. The International Conference SKILLS 2011 (1-4). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/bioconf/20110100085.

Books

  • Simpson, T., Speelman, C. (2010). Anxiety and skill acquisition: The association between anxiety, working memory and skill acquisition and transfer. Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Gringart, E., Helmes, E., Speelman, C. (2010). The Role of Stereotypes in Age Discrimination in Hiring: Evaluation and Intervention. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Croy, G., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2010). The role and relevance of domain knowledge, perceptions of planning importance, and risk tolerance in predicting savings intentions. Journal of Economic Psychology, 31(6), 860-871.
  • Gerrans, P., Clark-Murphy, M., Speelman, C. (2010). Asset allocation and age effects in retirement savings choices. Accounting & Finance, 50(2), 301- 319.
  • Croy, G., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2010). Injunctive Social Norms Primacy Over Descriptive Social Norms in Retirement Savings Decisions. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 71(4), 259-282.
  • Speelman, C., Martin, K., Flower, S., Simpson, T. (2010). Skill Acquisition in Skin Cancer Detection. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 110(1), 277-297.

Journal Articles

  • Clark-Murphy, M., Gerrans, P., Speelman, C. (2009). Return Chasing as a Driver in Individual Retirement Savings Investment Choices: Evidence from Australia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 30(1), 4-19.
  • Brooks, J., Nathan, E., Speelman, C., Swalm, D., Jacques, A., Doherty, D. (2009). Tailoring screening protocols for perinatal depression: prevalence of high risk across obstetric services in Western Australia. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 12(2), 105-112.

Journal Articles

  • Buist, A., Austin, M., Hayes, B., Speelman, C., Bilszta, JL., Gemmill, AW., Brooks, J., Ellwood, D., Milgrom, J. (2008). Postnatal Mental Health of Women Giving Birth in Australia 2002-2004: Findings From the Beyond Blue National Postnatal Depression Program.. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(1), 66-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048670701732749.
  • Purnell-Webb, P., Speelman, C. (2008). Effects of Music on Memory for Text. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 106(3), 927-957. https://doi.org/10.2466/PMS.106.3.927-957.
  • Gringart, E., Helmes, E., Speelman, C. (2008). Harnessing Cognitive Dissonance to Promote Positive Attitudes Toward Older Workers in Australia. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(3), 751-778.

Journal Articles

  • Buist, A., Speelman, C., Hayes, B., Reay, R., Milgrom, J., Meyer, D., Condon, J. (2007). Impact of education on women with perinatal depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 28(1), 49-54.
  • Speelman, C., Clark-Murphy, M., Gerrans, P. (2007). Decision making clusters in retirement savings: Preliminary findings. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 10(2), 115-127.

Journal Articles

  • Gerrans, P., Clark-Murphy, M., Speelman, C. (2006). How Much Investment Choice is Enough for Members?. Australian Accounting Review, 16(3), 14-22.
  • Speelman, C., Kirsner, K. (2006). Transfer of training and its effect on learning curves. Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 2(2), 52-65.
  • Buist, A., Condon, J., Brooks, J., Speelman, C., Milgrom, J., Hayes, B., Ellwood, D., Barnett, B., Kowalenko, N., Matthey, S., Austin, M., Bilszta, J. (2006). Acceptability of routine screening for perinatal depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93(1-3), 233-237.
  • Gerrans, P., Gardner, D., Clark-Murphy, M., Speelman, C. (2006). An Investigation of Home Bias in Superannuation Investment Choices. Economic Papers, 25(1), 17-31.

Conference Publications

  • Speelman, C., Clark-Murphy, M., Gerrans, P. (2006). Decision Making Clusters and Gender Issues in Retirement Savings. Essays in Heterodox Economics 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference (337-346). Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Gerrans, P., Clark-Murphy, M., Speelman, C. (2006). Asset allocation and age effects in superannuation investment choice. Proceedings of the 35th Australian Conference of Economists (1-33). Curtin Business School.

Books

  • Speelman, C., Kirsner, K. (2005). Beyond the learning curve:The construction of mind. Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Gringart, E., Helmes, E., Speelman, C. (2005). Exploring attitudes toward older workers among Australian employers: An Empirical Study. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 17(3), 85-103.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Simpson, T., Kirsner, K. (2002). The unbearable lightness of priming. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 111, 191-204.

Conference Publications

  • Speelman, C., Landre, J. (2002). Repetition priming of melodies.. 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. (). Casual Productions.

Journal Articles

  • Speelman, C., Kirsner, K. (2001). Predicting transfer from training performance. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 108, 247-281.

Research Projects

  • Processing textual input at a system-wide level to elicit insights into individual user characteristics, CingleVue International Pty Ltd, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects , 2019 ‑ 2024, $64,740.
  • Physiological indicators of stress during Cybersecurity work, Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd, Cyber Security Research Centre PhD Scholarship, 2020 ‑ 2023, $180,000.
  • The effect of cognitive and exercise training on Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy Agents, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme, 2018 ‑ 2022, $49,966.
  • Measuring and Mitigating Vigilance Decrement in Cyber Network Defence Tasks, Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd, Cyber Security Research Centre PhD Scholarship, 2019 ‑ 2022, $450,000.
  • Scenario Methodology for Assessing Defence Capability Against Information Warfare Threats, Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence, Modelling Complex Warfighting, 2020 ‑ 2021, $100,000.
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, DoE - Endeavour Executive Fellowship, 2018, $9,500.
  • Individual differences in skill acquisition: Why some people fail to develop automaticity., Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2, 2017 ‑ 2018, $5,016.
  • Cyber Electronic Warfare: The effects of team dynamics, cognitive load and team mental models., Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence, Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA) Program, 2017 ‑ 2018, $99,369.
  • Researching automaticity using eye tracking equipment and software , Edith Cowan University, School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016, 2016 ‑ 2017, $13,872.
  • Screening the Score: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Presenting Music Notation on the iPad, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014, 2014 ‑ 2016, $20,000.
  • Improving the numeracy skills of children, Collier Charitable Fund, Grant, 2015 ‑ 2016, $29,973.
  • The role of practice in the acquisition of arithmetic skills., Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 1), 2013 ‑ 2015, $34,883.
  • The role of practice in the acquisition of arithmetic skills – an iPad trial., Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2014 ‑ 2015, $7,500.
  • Blast the Germs, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2010 ‑ 2013, $60,000.
  • Building Financial Literacy and Retirement Savings Engagement by Developing a Financial Education Programme for the Workplace, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Projects), 2009 ‑ 2013, $231,549.
  • Western Australian Antenatal and Postnatal Screening Study: National Postnatal Depression Prevention and Early Intervention Program, beyondblue, Scholarship, 2006 ‑ 2009, $45,000.
  • The Retirement Savings Decisions of Australian Workers: A Long-Term Study of Public Sector and Industry Fund Members, Edith Cowan University, Grant - Near miss, 2003 ‑ 2006, $219,056.
  • National Postnatal Depression Prevention and Early Intervention Program., beyondblue, Grant, 2001 ‑ 2005, $418,974.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cybernetic management of vigilance decrement in network defenders
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Developing Mock-Crime Scenarios in Virtual Reality to Enhance Participant Performance for Research in Investigative Interviewing Techniques

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Establishing the semantic emotional response to acute parameters of timbre and its implications for the compositional process

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: The role of memory in the development of musical skill
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The child knows best: the strategies and tactics of accelerated learning
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 'Fighting a losing battle': A Glaserian grounded theory of midwives' workplace stress
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive reactivity: Evidence of a regulatory mechanism that compensates for dysphoric mood and mediates depression vulnerability.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Perceptions about goal setting, academic behaviours, academic performance, and psychological distress of university-bouind secondary students.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, An examination of the relationship between positive psychological functioning and depression
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Having a known, trusted support person during labour and birth: Perceptions of Indonesian (javanese) women, their support person and midwives
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rewiring head and heart: An investigation into the efficacy of a clinical psychotherapeutic modality for the treatment of depression
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Comparing live to recorded music and stories using multiple psychoneuroendocrine and psychological measures
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychological determinants of retirment savings behaviour: An application of the theory of planned behaviour.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Duet for life: Is alexithymia a key note in couples' empathy, emotional connection, relationship dissatisfaction, and their therapy outcomes?
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Transfer of automatic skills: The role of automaticity in skill acquisition and transfer
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive fatigue: Exploring the relationship between the fatigue effect and action video-game experience
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The distinct contributions of affective distress and personality to memory complaints made in older adulthood

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The effects of exercise intensity and cognitive load on acute changes in attention and vigilance in healthy young adults
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational and psychosocial development of adolescents in specialist sports programs in low SES areas of Perth, Western Australia.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The relationship between physical exercise and cognition in children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Structure strategy use in children's comprehension of expository texts
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Perceived harms and benefits of parental cannabis use, and parents' reports regarding harm-reduction strategies
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Using discrete trial training with progressive time delay prompting to teach children with autism spectrum disorder to tact phonemes
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