Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Rhonda Shaw

Dr Rhonda Shaw

Grad Dip Ed (Tertiary Teaching), BPsych (Hons), PhD (James Cook University)

Teaching

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Cognition

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Research

  • Visual working memory and ageing
  • Dedifferentiation of working memory processes across the adult life span
  • Measuring visual memory - task development
  • Verbalisability of visual stimuli
  • False memories

I am interested in all aspects of ageing but in particular, generativity, community involvement and aspects of older men's ageing.

Research Grants
  • 2009 - Shaw, R., Buckingham, R., & Hiramatsu, I. CSU Competitive Grant - $9086, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Expectations of pain and cognitive functioning.
  • 2008 - Shaw, R., & Gullifer, J. CSU Small Grant - $5988, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Community perceptions of ageing issues.
  • 2006 - School of Social Science and Liberal studies research activity funding - $2700, Charles Sturt University.
  • 2006 - Faculty of Arts Seed Grant - $2700, Charles Sturt University.
  • 2005 - Faculty Arts, Education, and Social Sciences Internal Research Grant (Doctoral) - $2500, James Cook University.

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Publications and Conferences

Journal Articles:

Shaw, R., Stevens, B., Bewert, P., & Salt, M. (accepted). Differential influences of the facets of the WHOQOL-SRPB on Salvation Army Officers quality of life. Journal for the Study of Spirituality.

Stevens, B., Shaw, R., Bewert, P., Salt, M., & Ma, J. (2017). Unique needs: Salvation Army Officers in retirement and end-of-life care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2017.1344178

Stevens, B., Shaw, R., Bewert, P., Salt, M., Alexander, R., & Loo Gee, B. (in press). A Systematic Review of Aged Care Interventions for Older Prisoners. Australasian Journal of Ageing,

Shaw, R., & Langman, M. (2017). Perceptions of being old and the ageing process. Ageing International, 42, 115 – 135. doi:10.1007/s12126-017-9279-5

Shaw, R., Gullifer, J., & Woods, K. (2016). Religion and spirituality: A qualitative study of older adults. Ageing International, March 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s12126-016-9245-7

Shaw, R. M., Gullifer, J., & Shaw R. (2014). “I think it’s a communal thing”: Men’s friendships in later life. Journal of Men’s Studies, 21, 75 – 81.

Powers, N., Gullifer, J., & Shaw, R. (2014). When the treatment stops: a qualitative study of women’s experiences post acute treatment for breast cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 1 – 12.

Shaw, R., Greig, J., Bone, Z., & Morrison, M. (2010). Mapping the Funding and Communication Practices of Aged Care Services in a Regional Australian Community. Rural Society, 21, 75-81.

Shaw, R. M., Helmes, E., & Mitchell, D. (2006). Age-related changes in visual, spatial, and verbal memory. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25, 14 – 19.

Shaw, R. M., Helmes, E., & Mitchell, D. (2004). Age-related changes in visual, spatial, and verbal memory. Brain Impairment, 5 (Supplement), 85.

Reviews (published):

Alexander, R., Stevens, B., & Shaw, R. Aged care interventions in prisons to promote healthy ageing in older inmates: protocol for a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016037825 Available from http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016037825

Conference papers (published):

Shaw, R., & Turner, J. (2008). Interference in Visual Memory for Abstract Stimuli and Everyday Objects. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual APS Conference, 279 – 282.

Shaw, R. M. (2004). Changes in the organisation of working memory processes across the adult lifespan: Behavioural and electrophysiological evidence. In M. Underwood & K. Suridge (Eds.), Australasian Centre on Ageing ERA 2004 Conference Papers. Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

Book Chapter:

Lodge, J. M., O’Connor, E. L., Shaw, R., & Burton, L (2015). Applying the cognitive science of critical critical thinking to higher education. In M. Davies, R. Barnett and R. H. Ennis (Eds.), Critical Thinking in Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reports:

Shaw, R., Sappey, J., & Gullifer J. (2010). Submission to the Productivity Commission: Caring for older Australians. Australian Government Productivity Commission. http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/100916/sub121.pdf

Conference Presentations:

Shaw, R., Stevens, B., Paget, J., & Snoyman, P. (2018). Ageing in Corrective Services: From the Perspective of Prison Chaplains. Hawaii University International Conferences, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shaw, R., Gullifer, J., &Woods, K. (2014). Religion and spirituality: A qualitative study of older adults. Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS) National Conference, 2014, Canberra, Australia.

Shaw, R., Buckingham, R., & Baker, G. (2011). The relationships between visuo-spatial working memory, short-term memory and personality. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory, York, England.

Shaw, R, Gullifer, J., & Shaw, R. (2011). Friends, mates and comrades: exploring older men’s friendships. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference.

Shaw, R. (2009). Interference and Visual Memory for Abstract and Pictorial Stimuli: The Effects of Articulatory Suppression and Spatial Tapping. Poster presented at the 16th European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) Conference, Krakow, Poland.

Shaw, R., & Turner, J. (2008). Interference in Visual Memory for Abstract Stimuli and Everyday Objects. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual APS Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Shaw, R. M., Helmes, E., & Mitchell, D. (2007). Age-related differences in visual and spatial memory: The role of processing speed. Poster presented at the 20th Cognitive Aging Conference: Down Under, Adelaide, Australia.

Shaw, R. M., Helmes, E., & Mitchell, D. (2006). The contribution of age to verbal, visual, and spatial working memory performance: The same or different? Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Memory, Sydney, Australia.

Mitchell, D. A., & Shaw, R. M. (2006). Central executive involvement with the visuo-spatial sketchpad. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Memory, Sydney, Australia.

Invited Presentations:

Shaw, R. (2008). Population Ageing and the Psychological Impact of Financial Stress. Public lecture for Rotary Cowra, NSW.

Shaw, R. (2007). Psychological impact of financial stress on older adults. Paper presented at the 2007 Financial Counsellors of New South Wales Conference, Bathurst, Australia

Grants:

Stevens, B., Shaw, R., & Gullifer, J. (2015). ARTF Inc. Grant $8,000, Project title: The experience of ageing in prison.

Stevens, B., & Shaw, R. (2015). The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus $50,000. Project title: End of life care for Salvation Army Officers.

Stevens, B., & Shaw, R. (2015). The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus $20,000. Project title: Aged care services to those living in a correctional facility.

2013 - HEPPP funding ($35,000) to develop an interactive online learning environment aimed at teaching first year students how to be university students.

2011- Islam, R., Shaw, R., Gullifer, J., & Hiramatsu, I. Faculty of Arts Research Grant, $13,567, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Perceived ageism and ageing anxiety across different age groups within a cross-cultural context.

2011 – Shaw, R. Faculty of Arts conference funding, $5,331, Charles Sturt University. 5th International Conference on Memory, York, England. Project title: The relationships between visuo-spatial working memory, short-term memory and personality.

2008 – Shaw, R., & Gullifer, J. CSU Small Grant - $5988, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Community perceptions of ageing issues.

2006 – Shaw, R. School of Social Science and Liberal studies research activity funding - $2700, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Verbalising visual memory.

2006 – Shaw, R. Faculty of Arts Seed Grant - $2700, Charles Sturt University. Project title: Verbalising visual memory.

2005 – Shaw, R. Faculty Arts, Education, and Social Sciences Internal Research Grant (Doctoral) - $2500, James Cook University.

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