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Mandy Matthewson

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

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mandy.matthewson@utas.edu.au

Dr Mandy Matthewson is a senior lecturer in psychology. She is also a practising clinical psychologist in private practice. Dr Matthewson is interested in the fields of family relationships, family violence and parental alienation.

Biography

Dr Matthewson is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Tasmania and a senior clinical psychologist in private practice. She is a mid-career academic with over 10 years of experience. Dr Matthewson is the lead researcher in the Family and Interpersonal Relationship Research Lab at UTAS and a member of Violence and Abuse Research Unit (VARU). She has been the lead or co-lead of a number of research projects of national and international significance in the area of family relationships, family violence and parental alienation. She also supervises postgraduate research students. She has conducted and published systematic literature reviews including a Cochrane review. She has highly developed skills in project management, literature searching, survey design and interviewing. She teaches advanced assessment skills, ethics and professional practice issues in psychology.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2009. Do mothers and fathers differentially contribute to sons' and daughters' anxiety?
  • BA (hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 2001. The Mediating Effects of Parents and Peers on the Development of Children's Anxiety

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered Psychologist with Clinical and Supervisory endorsement, Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency
  • Member of the Parental Alienation Study Group

Administrative expertise

Dr Matthewson is the lead researcher of the Family and Interpersonal Relationships Lab and has been the lead or co-lead of a number of research projects of national and international significance. She was the director of the postgraduate counselling and rehabilitation counselling programs (2008-2013). She has served on numerous boards and committees. She is currently a member of the social sciences human research ethics committee.

Teaching

Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological assessment, Psychology ethics, Psychology practice, Family violence, Parental alienation

Teaching expertise

Dr Matthewson’s teaching experience and expertise is in postgraduate psychology training and clinical psychology. She teaches the following topics: psychological assessment, ethics and professional practice in psychology, and clinical supervision in psychology. Dr Matthewson was also the director of the postgraduate counselling programs from 2008-2013.  She has experience in course and unit development and has a particular interest in simulated and work integrated learning.

Teaching responsibility

  • KHA721 Advanced Assessment
  • KHA734 Ethics and Professional Practice
  • KHA730 Professional Practicum 1
  • KHA305 Clinical Psychology

Research Appointments

  • Associate Editor of Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Member of the Parental Alienation Study Group Research Committee
  • Chair of the Simply Parent Research Committee

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Expertise

  • Parental alienation
  • Family relationships
  • Family violence
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Therapeutic program evaluation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Innovative teaching practices in the postgraduate professional training

Research Themes

Dr Matthewson's research aligns with the University's research themes of Better Health as well as Creativity, Culture and Society. Her areas of research include child and family psychology. Her research focuses on family relationships and how these relationships influence children's psychosocial development. Dr Matthewson has a particular interest in understanding parental alienation, family violence and their impact on psycho-social functioning. She is the lead researcher of the Family and Interpersonal Relationships Lab and a member of the Violence and Abuse Research Unit (VARU).  VARU is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the social and health sciences whose work focuses on all aspects of interpersonal violence. Dr Matthewson is also interested in chronic pain management and workplace relationships.

Collaboration

Dr Matthewson is currently involved in a number of collaborative research projects. She currently collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally in law, education, social sciences and health sciences.  Dr Matthewson’s collaborative research projects involve partnerships with Parental Alienation Australia and Relationships Australia, Tas.

Awards

  • The Psychology of Relationships Research Group Thesis Award, 2009

Current projects

A selection of Dr Mathewson’s current research projects are:

  • Targeted Parents’ experience of Parental Alienation; Adult Targeted Children’s Experience of Parental Alienation; Grandparents’ Experience of Parental Alienation; Evidence Based Interventions for Parental Alienation – in collaboration with Parental Alienation Australia: https://parentalalienation.org.au/research
  • Evaluation of the Family Violence Offender Intervention Program – with Prof Roberta Julian, Dr Romy Winter and Dr Kimberley Norris (funded by Department of Justice)
  • CALE Hothouse project: Reducing the impact of intergenerational trauma through collaborative learning – with Dr Elspeth Stephenson, Dr Sonya Stanford, Dr Helen Yost, Dr Jenny Hay, Professor Ken Walsh and Dr Ronald Frey (funded by CALE Hothouse grant)
  • The Process of Self-Reflection in Postgraduate Psychology Students: Enhancing learning through feedback – with Dr Leesa Van Niekerk and Dr Kimberley Norris
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness for Endometriosis: A pilot study – with Dr Leesa van Niekerk (funded by the College of Clinical Psychologists)
  • Measuring Legal Actor Therapeutic Contributions in Courtroom Settings – with Dr, Terese Henning, Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron, Dr Kimberely Norris and PhD candidate Rhondda Waterworth
  • Exploring the assessment of suitability for Family Dispute Resolution as an outcomes measure – with Dr Olivia Rundle and PhD candidate Mark Dickinson

Fields of Research

  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Forensic Psychology (170104)
  • Gender Psychology (170105)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Psychology (170199)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Family Care (111707)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Crime Prevention (940402)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Criminal Justice (940403)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Dr Matthewson’s publications have made a significant contribution to the field of parental alienation research. She reviews journal articles for high ranked journals in her field.

Total publications

38

Journal Article

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Balmer S, Matthewson M, Haines J, 'Parental alienation: Targeted parent perspective', Australian Journal of Psychology, 70, (1) pp. 91-99. ISSN 0004-9530 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12159 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Balmer S

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2018Dean A-M, Matthewson M, Buultjens M, Murphy G, 'Scoping review of claimants' experiences within Australian workers' compensation systems', Australian Health Review pp. 1-9. ISSN 0156-5788 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH17244 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dean A-M

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2018Lee Maturana SL, Matthewson M, Dwan C, Norris K, 'Characteristics and experiences of targeted parents of parental alienation from their own perspective: A systematic literature review', Australian Journal of Psychology pp. 1-9. ISSN 0004-9530 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12226 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dwan C; Norris K

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2017Templer K, Matthewson M, Haines J, Cox R, 'Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation: findings from a systematic review', Journal of Family Therapy, 39, (1) pp. 103-122. ISSN 0163-4445 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12137 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2016Madden K, Middleton P, Cyna AM, Matthewson M, Jones L, 'Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5) Article CD009356. ISSN 1469-493X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009356.pub3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 23

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2015Matthewson M, Langworthy J, Higgins D, 'Psychological predictors of vocational success for people with psychotic illness', Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 21, (1) pp. 29-64. ISSN 1323-8922 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jrc.2015.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2014Higginson J, Matthewson M, 'Working therapeutically with parents after the diagnosis of a child's cerebral palsy: issues and practice guidelines', The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 20, (1) pp. 50-66. ISSN 1323-8922 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jrc.2014.6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 10

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2012Madden K, Middleton P, Cyna AM, Matthewson M, Jones L, 'Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11 Article CD009356. ISSN 1469-493X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009356.pub2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Madden K

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2012Matthewson M, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery I, 'Does the Parent-Child Relationship Contribute to Children's and Parents' Anxiety?', Journal of Relationships Research, 3 pp. 1-9. ISSN 1838-0956 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jrr.2012.2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery I

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2011Matthewson M, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery I, 'Gender Differences in Children's and Parents' Social Support Perceptions', Journal of Relationships Research, 2 pp. 10-16. ISSN 1838-0956 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery I

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Kring AM, Kyrios M, Fassnacht D, Lambros A, Mihaljcic T, et al., 'Abnormal Psychology', Wiley & Sons, Australia ISBN 978-0-7303-4462-9 (2017) [Authored Other Book]

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Conference Publication

(22 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Matthewson ML, Dean A, 'Examining the Impacts of Involvement in the Tasmanian Workers' Compensation System from the Perspective of Long-Term Inured Workers', The Dark Side of Rehab Symposium, 16 June 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Dean A

2017Matthewson ML, Norris K, Van Niekirk L, Bruno RB, Scott JL, 'Student, staff and clinician perceptions towards the use of OSCE-based assessment in postgraduate psychology training programs', AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference, 15-17 September, Ipswich, Queensland (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Bruno RB; Scott JL

2017van Niekirk L, Norris K, Matthewson ML, Bruno RB, Scott JL, 'The relationship between self-rated CBT-delivery abilities and performance on OSCE-based assessment in postgraduate psychology students', AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference, 15-17 September, Ipswich, Queensland (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Bruno RB; Scott JL

2017Norris K, Matthewson ML, Van Niekirk L, Bruno RB, Scott JL, 'Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) in postgraduate psychology training programs: The future of competency-based assessment?', AusPLaT- Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching conference, 15-17 September, Ipswich, Queensland (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Bruno RB; Scott JL

2016Matthewson ML, Deeth L, Haines J, 'Identifying parental alienation', 2016 APS Congress, 13-16 September, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Deeth L

2016Balmer SK, Matthewson ML, Poustie C, Haines J, 'The forgotten parent: The alienated parent perspective', 2016 APS Congress, 13-16 September, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balmer SK; Poustie C

2016Templer K, Matthewson ML, Cox G, Haines J, 'Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation', 2016 APS Congress, 13-16 September, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Ward Sophie, Matthewson ML, 'The reunification experience: How can this inform practice?', 2016 APS Congress, 13-16 September, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Yaxley Robyn, Norris K, Matthewson ML, Scott JL, 'Best practice methods in the treatment of female perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Treatment Provider Perspectives', 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016, 22 June, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Scott JL

2016Yaxley Robyn, Norris K, Matthewson ML, Scott JL, 'Treatment needs of female perpetrators of Domestic Violence: What do we know?', 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016, 22-25 June, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Scott JL

2016Norris K, Matthewson ML, 'Short and Long-Term Learning Outcomes Associated with Viva Voce Assessment in Postgraduate Psychology Units', 2016 APS CONGRESS, 13-16 September 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Norris K

2015Templer K, Matthewson ML, Haines J, Cox G, 'Guidelines for best evidence based practice responses for parental alienation: a psychological and legal perspective', 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges, 30 September - 3 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Baker CM, Matthewson ML, Francis H, Ta'eed G, Pryer H, et al., 'Persistent pain and opioid dependence. The evidence for psychological treatment approaches', 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges, 30 September - 3 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Challis KM, Matthewson ML, Dean T, Brown C, 'Evaluating intervention outcomes for children who have been abused or neglected', 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges, 30 September - 3 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Challis KM; Dean T

2014Denehey H, Fick S, Green RL, Matthewson ML, Thomas M, 'Predictors of Father Involvement: Testing the Lamb-Pleck Model', 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges, 30 September - 3 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Green RL

2014Turner CM, Matthewson ML, Haines J, 'When is shared care indicated and contraindicated following separation?', 49th APS Annual Conference: Psychology meeting society's challenges, 30 September - 3 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Turner CM

2012Madden K, Matthewson ML, Middleton P, Jones L, Cyna AM, 'Hypnosis for Pain in Childbirth: A Cochrane Systematic Review', NSC Handbook, 29 September - 2 October 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 161. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Madden K

2010Matthewson ML, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery IM, 'How Does the Parent-Child Relationship Contrib ute to Children's and Parents' Anxiety', Building Resilience Through Personal, Family and Community Relationships, 6 - 7 November 2010, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 81. ISBN 978-0-909881-48-1 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery IM

2010Matthewson ML, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery IM, 'Don't Forget Father?', Abstracts for the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 July 2010, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 1450-1451. ISBN 978-0-909881-46-7 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery IM

2008Matthewson ML, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery IM, 'How Does the Parent-Child Relationship Account for Gender Differences in Children's Anxiety?', Proceedings of 43rd APS annual conference: psychology leading change, 23-27 September 2008, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 209-213. ISBN 978-0-909881-36-8 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery IM

2005Matthewson ML, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery IM, 'The mediating effects of parents and peers on the prediction of children's anxiety', Australian Journal of Psychology, 12 - 13 November 2005, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 287. ISSN 0004-9530 (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery IM

2005Matthewson ML, Burton-Smith R, Montgomery IM, 'The mediating effects of childhood anxiety', The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly in Personal, National and International Relationships, 12 - 13 November 2004, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 96-100. ISBN 0-909881-28-6 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Burton-Smith R; Montgomery IM

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Matthewson ML, 'Do Mothers and Fathers Differentially Contribute to Sons' and Daughters' Anxiety?' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Norris K, Winter R, Matthewson M, Julian RD, 'Evaluation of the Tasmania's Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP)', Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES) and University of Tasmania Division of Psychology, Final Report (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Norris K; Winter R; Julian RD

2016Matthewson ML, 'Dad's on the Air interview - Parental Alienation', Dads on the Air, 18 August, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2011Matthewson ML, 'Helping anxious children', The Mercury, (Bruce Mounster), News Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania, 2011, 7 June (2011) [Media Interview]

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2010Matthewson ML, 'Study sheds light on childhood anxiety', ABC News, ABC Hobart, Hobart, 29 June 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$232,402

Projects

Evaluation of Project Vigilance (Full Trial) (2019 - 2020)$116,357
Description
This project is an evaluation of the full trial of Project Vigilance, an initiative involving the electronic monitoring of family violence offenders by Tasmania Police. TILES will undertake an evaluation of the project for the period of the full trial i.e. from January 2019 to December 2020.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($116,357)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE; Norris K; Matthewson ML; Frey R; Lucas PV
Period
2019 - 2020
Evaluation of Project Vigilance - Electronic Monitoring of Family Violence Offenders (2018)$28,550
Description
The project involves conducting an interim evaluation of "Project Vigilance', an initiative involving the electronic monitoring of family violence offenders by Tasmania Police.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($28,550)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Winter RE; Norris K; Matthewson ML; Frey R; Lucas PV
Year
2018
Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Endometriosis: Does presentation style influence outcome? (2018)$3,000
Description
Endometriosis has been found to have a significant negative impact on psychological distress (e.g., Vannuccini et al. 2017) and quality of life (e.g., Tripoli et al. 2010). A systematic review of the effectiveness of psychological treatment (including CBT and mindfulness) in the management of Endometriosis has identified significant deficiencies in the quality of the research, including weak study design, poorly defined interventions and variability in treatment within study groups (Weaver-Pirie, Van Niekerk & Matthewson, unpublished manuscript). The access to CBT and mindfulness interventions for women diagnosed with endometriosis is complicated by a lack of evidence-based treatment protocols, cost of individual psychological treatment, and availability/access to Clinical Psychologists with specific training and knowledge of endometriosis and the interventions most suitable for this population. Based on the systematic review of the literature, a pilot program utilizing CBT and mindfulness in the management of endometriosis was developed by the researchers. The current study aims to: 1) examine the effectiveness of an 8-session group CBT and mindfulness intervention in reducing psychological distress and improving quality of life, 2) compare the efficacy of intervention delivery method (group versus self-instruction) and 3) produce a CBT and mindfulness treatment protocol that is evidence-based and cost-effective for both practitioners and clients.
Funding
APS College of Clinical Psychologists ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Collinson LM; Matthewson ML
Year
2018
Evaluation of Family Violence Offender Intervention Program (FVOIP) Outcomes (2017)$54,135
Description
This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the FVOIP in reducing family violence recidivism and identify factors predictive of family violence recidivism.
Funding
Department of Justice Tasmania ($54,135)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Norris K; Matthewson ML; Julian RD; Winter RE
Year
2017
Determining the experiences of individuals within the Tasmanian Workers Compensation System: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study - Study 2 (2016)$15,000
Description
Determining the experiences of individuals within the Tasmanian Workers Compensation SystemDetermining the experiences of individuals within the Tasmanian Workers Compensation System: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study- Study 2 The aim of this project is to explore the experiences of individuals within the Tasmanian Workers Compensation system by interviewing Tasmanians who are receiving workers compensation.
Funding
Worker Assist Tasmania Inc ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Matthewson ML; Dean A
Year
2016
Occupational Rehabilitation Providers: The Professional Landscape (2012)$11,300
Funding
WorkCover Tasmania ($6,300)
Collaborators
Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association ($2,000); Tasmanian Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers Incorporated ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Matthewson ML; Carr AR
Year
2012
How do Mothers and Fathers Differentially Contribute to Sons' and Daughters' Anxiety? (2010)$4,060
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,060)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Matthewson ML
Year
2010

Research Supervision

I am currently co-supervising 5 PhD candidates and 1 masters by research candidate. I have supervised the research projects of 28 Masters Coursework students and five honours candidates since 2012. Five of these projects involved industry partners. Prospective PhD applicants with qualifications in psychology and with an interest in parental alienation research can contact Dr Matthewson.

Current

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIntimate Partner Violence: The role of sex, sexual orientation, gender role orientation, gender role conflict and humiliation2014
PhDThe Forgotten Parents: Perspectives of and intervention for targeted parents of parental alienation2016
MastersAn Investigation into Tasmanian Teachers' Understanding of How Abuse-related Trauma Affects a Child's Capacity to Learn and Function in a Classroom Environment2017
PhDAssessment of Parental Alienation in Family Law and Child Protection2018
PhDAn Examination of Psycho-Social And Socio-Economic Factors that Influence Pain Perception and Coping in Persons with Chronic Pain: Informing group-based biopsychosocial interventions in pain management2018
PhDTo Explore the Assessment of Suitability for Family Dispute Resolution2018