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Associate Professor Melanie White

Associate Professor
Faculty of Health
School of Psychology & Counselling
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Dr Melanie White is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counselling. Previous appointments include the University of Southern Queensland (Lecturer in Psychology) and the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q, Postdoctoral Research Fellow). Her teaching areas incude psychology units related to introductory psychology, physiological psychology, applied cognitive psychology, research design and data analysis, and addictive behaviours.


Melanie holds a PhD from QUT in the field of behaviour genetics, where she examined molecular genetic and psychosocial stress interactions on impulsivity in young adults. Melanie’s research program is broadly focused on cognitive function, its development and impairment in young adults and contribution to risky behaviours. In particular, she is interested in the interplay between physiological and psychosocial (particularly stress) influences on impulsivity, executive function, personality, and complex behaviour. Her current studies are investigating these factors with risk perceptions, risky behaviours (including substance use and addiction), message effectiveness, emotional processing, learning, and driving behaviour, in both non-clinical and clinical (e.g., ADHD) populations.

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Publications

Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/White,_Melanie.html

Research areas

Cognitive
Alcohol
Reward sensitivity
Impulsivity
Reinforcement
Stress
Substance use
Behaviour
Gene
Other psychology and cognitive sciences
Executive function

Connections

Has association with
Mobile Diet Appetite Study 1  (Research data set)
Mobile Diet Appetite Study 2  (Research data set)

Contacts

Name: Associate Professor Melanie White
Phone: +61 7 3138 4714

Other

Date record created:
2013-12-05
Date record modified:
2022-11-25T10:26:39
Record status:
Published - Open Access