Tag Archives: 2015 Research Excellence Awards

Rosalind Walsh

Asking children the right questions

Questioning has been described as the single most important pedagogical technique used by teachers. However, previous research has demonstrated that in early childhood classrooms up to 95% of the questioning is at a low cognitive level.

Dr Miriam Forbes

Depression, anxiety and sexual dysfunction

Over half of the Australian population will experience sexual difficulties, low mood, and anxiety at clinically significant levels, and often at the same time. When sexual dysfunctions occur at the same time as anxiety or depression they have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life.

Jamie Nowlan

Positive reappraisal in older adults

Psychological therapeutic techniques for older adults are a neglected area of research. The number of people aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 500 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050.

Professor Joseph Pugliese

State Violence and the Execution of Law

This research exposes how the institution of law was, in the waging of the War on Terror, perverted in order to legitimate, officially, a range of violent practices that contravened US law, international law and international treaty obligations.