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

Book Chapter:

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

Journal articles:                    

Shaw, R., & Langman, M. (in preparation). Perceptions of age and the ageing process: A focus group study.

Shaw, R., Gullifer, J., &Woods, K. (in preparation). Religion and spirituality: A qualitative study of older adults.

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.

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.

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.

Reports:                                 

Shaw, R., & Relf, S. (2011). Bachelor of Psychology CSU Degree Initiative Pilot Report. Charles Sturt University.

Shaw, R., Sappey, J., & Gullifer J. (2010). Submission to the Productivity Commission: Caring for older Australians. Australian Government Productivity Commission. 

Conference Presentations:

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. 

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