Research


Postgraduate
In 2016, Daniel completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra
Daniel's PhD focused on the effectiveness of adventure therapy programs in Australia. Click here for an overview of his PhD.

Undergraduate
In 2011, Daniel completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) at Charles Sturt University, achieving First Class.

Daniel's Honours Dissertation explored variables and measures which can be used to assess and predict undergraduates’ everyday academic resilience (i.e., academic buoyancy) and confirmed the nature of some key relationships between variables. This provided important insights for researchers, higher education providers and psychological practice with specific directions for policy and praxis.

Click here for an overview and copy of Daniel's honours dissertation, and a poster presentation based on this research.

Research Assistant/Project Officer
2011: Project OfficerMinds in Transition (5-year multi-site longitudinal study)
  • The aim of this project is to identify the neurocognitive and neuroanatomical precursors of schizophrenia in a population identified to be at “ultra” high risk of developing schizophrenia on the basis of clinical criteria.
  • On this project Daniel was responsible for:
  •   Project management, including preparation of research grant applications, ethics committee applications and project reports
      Recruitment of participants
      Conducting and scoring (baseline, intermediate and final) a battery of clinical, neuropsychological and electrophysiological assessments
    □  Data management, entry and analysis
    □  Writing of psychological assessment reports
    □  Participation in research training and development activities of CRRMH

    2011: Research Assistant – for Associate Professor Graham Tyson in the School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University
  • Daniel conducted a literature review and developed an online survey for a project which aimed to 1) identify barriers to practising as a Psychologist in regional, rural and remote Australia, and 2) explore ways that these barriers can be addressed.

  • 2008 - 2010: Research Assistant  – for Professor Mark Morrison in the School of Business, Charles Sturt University
  • For multiple projects, individually and in a team context, Daniel collated, synthesised, analysed, interpreted and reported research findings.