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Dr Shona Crabb
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BA (Hons), PhD (Psychology)
Awards & Achievements
Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Early Career Teacher), 2007
School of Population Health, Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (Peer Nomination), 2012
My research interests are primarily in the area of qualitative and critical health psychology. In particular, I have a strong interest in issues related to: risk (especially cancer risk), health promotion, and public understandings of science. I am also particularly interested in gendered health issues and gender equity more broadly.
Competitive external funding
Miller, E., Eliott, J., Olver, I., Ali, R., Braunack-Mayer, A., Crabb, S., Louise, J. & Baratiny, G. (2012-2015). Alcohol causes cancer! Public and ethical responses to mandated alcohol warning labels about increased long-term risk of cancer. Australian Research Council, Linkage Grants Program (LP120200175).
Palmer, E., Devitt, P., Chur-Hansen, A. & Crabb, S. (2009-2011). The Medici project: Developing a multi-disciplinary, sustainable resource for blended learning initiatives in tertiary medical education. Australian Learning & Teaching Council Competitive Grants Project (CG9-1068).
Augoustinos, M., LeCouteur, A. & Crabb, S. (2003-2005). Representations of genomics in the UK: Media, interest groups, and Government texts. Economic & Social Research Council (UK) grant - tender through the University of Surrey.
Refereed journal publications
Crabb, S. & Ekberg, S. (In press, accepted June 26, 2013). Retaining female postgraduate students in academia: The role of gender and prospective parenthood. Higher Education Research and Development.
Scholz, B., Crabb, S., & Wittert, G. (In press, accepted February 25, 2014). "We've got to break down the shame": Portrayals of men's depression. Qualitative Health Research.
Jones, L., Crabb, S., Turnbull, D. & Oxlad, M. (2014). Barriers and facilitators to effective type two diabetes management in a rural context: A qualitative study with diabetes patients and health professionals. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(3), 441-453.
Cosh, S., Crabb, S., & LeCouteur, A. (2013). Elite-athletes and retirement: Identity, choice and agency. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(2), 89-97.
Cosh, S., LeCouteur, A., Crabb, S., & Kettler, L. (2013). Career transitions and identity: A discursive psychological approach to exploring athlete identity in the transition back into elite sport. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 5(1), 21-42.
Scholz, B., Crabb, S., & Wittert, G. (2013). Development of Men's Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review of Prospective Cohort Studies. Journal of Men's Health, 10(3), 91-103.
Williams, K., Kurz, T., Summers, M. & Crabb, S. (2013). Discursive Constructions of Infant Feeding: the dilemma of mothers' ‘guilt'. Feminism & Psychology, 23(3), 339-358.
Xia, T., Zhang, Y., Crabb, S. & Shah, P. (2013). Co-benefits of replacing car trips with alternative transportation: A review of evidence and methodological issues. Journal of Environmental & Public Health: Special Issue on The Effect of Active Transport, Transport Systems, and Urban Design on Population Health. Vol. 2013, Article ID 797312.
Chur-Hansen, A., Devitt, P., Crabb, S., Palmer, E. & De Young, N. (2012). Online, blended learning materials in psychiatry for medical students and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(5), 445-446.
Cosh, S. & Crabb. S. (2012). Discourses of motherhood and elite sport: The case of Keli Lane. Psychology of Women Section Review (Special Feature on Sport), 14(2), 41-49.
Cosh, S. & Crabb, S. (2012). Reconceptualising the Female Athlete Triad: Locating athletes' bodies within the discursive practices of elite sporting environments. Psychology of Women Section Review (Special Feature on Sport), 14(2), 20-25.
Cosh, S., Crabb, S., LeCouteur, A., & Kettler, L. (2012). Accountability, monitoring and surveillance: Body regulation in elite-sport. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(4) 610-622.
Augoustinos, M., Crabb, S. & Shephard, R. (2010). GM food in the news: Media representations of the GM debate in the UK. Public Understandings of Science, 19(1), 98-114.
Kurz, T., Augoustinos, M. & Crabb, S. (2010). Fighting the ‘climate change election': A discursive analysis of Australian political rhetoric around climate change. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 601-625.
Crabb, S. & Chur-Hansen, A. (2009). Qualitative research: Why psychiatrists are well-placed to contribute to the literature. Australasian Psychiatry, 17(5), 398-401.
Goldney, R.D., Dunn, K.I., Dal Grande, E., Crabb, S & Taylor, A. (2009). Tracking depression related mental health literacy across South Australia: A decade of change. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(5), 476-483.
O'Doherty, K.C., Navarro, D.J. & Crabb, S.H. (2009). A qualitative approach to the study of causal reasoning in natural language: The domain of genes, risks and cancer. Theory & Psychology, 19(4), 475-500.
Crabb, S. & Augoustinos, M. (2008). Genes and families in the media: Implications of genetic discourse for constructions of the 'family'. Health Sociology Review, 17(3), 303-312.
Crabb, S. & LeCouteur, A. (2006). 'Fiona farewells her breasts': A popular magazine account of breast cancer prevention. Critical Public Health, 16(1), 5-18.
Crabb, S., Feo, R. & Hanson-Easey, S. (2012). Gender equity in the tertiary sector: A focus on senior staff recruitment. Report for the University of Adelaide's Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee.
Ekberg, S. & Crabb, S. (2010). Retaining HDR students in academia: Is gender still relevant? Report for the University of Adelaide's Equity and Diversity Committee.
Crabb, S., Winning, T., Simmons, K., & Skinner, V. (2008). Evaluation of an online learning tool to improve student understandings of citation and plagiarism in Dentistry. Report for the Faculty of Health Sciences' Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching), and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic).
LeCouteur, A., Augoustinos, M., Crabb, S., Purcell, M & Ekberg, S. (2008). Women and Research: Maximising the Research Output of Women at the University of Adelaide. Report for the Vice-Chancellor, and the Gender, Equity & Diversity Committee, The University of Adelaide.
Semmler, C., Crabb, S. & Simmons, K. (2008). Evaluation of teaching and learning of citation and plagiarism in Psychology. Report for the Faculty of Health Sciences' Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching), and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic).
Crabb, S. & Simmons, K. (2007). Online strategies for improving student understandings of citation and plagiarism in psychology. Report for the Faculty of Health Sciences' Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching), and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic).
Augoustinos, M., Crabb, S. & LeCouteur, A. (2005). Representations of genomics in the UK: Media, interest groups, and Government texts. Report for University of Surrey, and the Economic & Social Research Council, UK.
Editorial board, Psychology & Health
Chair, 2011 International Society of Critical Health Psychology conference
Public Officer, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Member of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine
Member of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender; Sexualities, Health & Identity Cluster co-convenor
Member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology; member of the Executive Committee
Member of the Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group, SA Interest Group; member of the Steering Group
Member of the Women's and Children's Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee
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