Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Stephanie Quinton

Dr Stephanie Quinton

PhD "Cognitive processes in women with eating disorders", (University of Manchester, UK, 1998, awarded).
MSc Psychology & Health, (University of Stirling, UK, 1995, distinction).
BSc (joint Hons) Psychology & Sports Science, (University of Birmingham, UK, 1994, 2i - upper second).
CPsychol, Chartered Health Psychologist, The British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council, UK (since January 2005).
Registered psychologist (Generalist), NSW Registration Board, Psychology Board of Australia and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (since May 2010).
MA Education (Research), "Retention of full-time single honours 1st year undergraduate psychology students", (University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2006, distinction). PGCert RSS - Postgraduate Certificate in Research (PhD) Student Supervision, (University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2006). PGCert TLHE Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & learning in Higher Education, (University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2002).

Profile

I was educated in the United Kingdom (Universities of Birmingham, Stirling and Manchester).  After completing my PhD I travelled for a while before commencing work in academia in 2000.  Whilst at The University of Central Lancashire (UK) I taught and supervised research at both undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc, PhD) levels.  I am a registered Psychologist in Australia and the UK, as well as a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).  I have facilitated various eating disorder self-help recovery groups for sufferers and carers since 1995 in both the UK and Australia.  I joined Charles Sturt University in 2007 and have since taught a variety of subjects as well as supervised students to MPsych and DPsych levels. My main research interest is the eating disorders and related areas.  Please contact me directly for my full CV.

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Teaching

Since joining Charles Sturt University I have been involved with a mixture of internal and distance education:

  • Foundations of Psychology I - PSY101
  • Foundations of Psychology II - PSY102 
  • Introduction to Psychological Enquiry - PSY103
  • Psychopathology - PSY304 
  • Cognition - PSY307 
  • Psychological Assessment - PSY404
  • Issues in Health Psychology - PSY427 
  • Psychology Advanced Topics - PSY429 (Eating Behaviour and Disorders, Sport Psychology)
  • The Clinical Psychologist in Practice - PSY527 
Research supervision
  • Honours research project - PSY424 
  • Group research project - PSY436 
  • Research dissertation PSY530 (MClinPsych, DPsych)

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Research

My main area of interest is the eating disorders and related fields.  I have various ongoing projects, some individual and some have involved both national and international collaboration (the UK - University of Central Lancashire, University of Derby, USA - Florida State University, Japan - Waseda University, Australia - Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney).  Some current interests and projects comprise:

  • Eating pathology and body shape discrepancy – cross-cultural findings in Japan and Australia. 
  • Relationship between body shape discrepancies with admired celebrities and body dissatisfaction in young men – rural and metrocentric comparisons.  
  • Relationships between body shape discrepancies with admired celebrities and disordered eating in young women – an Australian rural and metrocentric comparison.  
  • Conflict over the expression of anger, state and trait anger, and bulimic symptoms.  
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), dissociation and eating pathology in non-clinical women.   
  • Paranormal beliefs, personality type, dissociation and eating pathology in an unselected sample of women.   
Research grants
  • Faculty of Arts, research grant, Charles Sturt University ($19,947, 2012) – joint application, collaborative research with Drs Dryer and Hiramatsu. 
  • Faculty of Arts, SEED grant, Charles Sturt University ($4481, 2009) – main applicant, collaborative research with The Universities of Western Sydney (Professor Phillipa Hay) and Sydney (Professor Stephen Touyz).

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Recent Peer Reviewed Research Publications

  • Gardner, K. J., Quinton, S. & Qualter, P. (2014).  The role of trait and ability emotional intelligence in bulimic symptoms.  Eating Behaviours, 15, 237-240.
  •  Quinton, S. J., Smith, A. R. & Joiner, T. (2011).  The 2nd to 4th digit ratio (2D:4D) and eating disorder diagnosis in women.  Personality and Individual Differences, 51(4), 402-405.  
  •  Qualter, P., Quinton, S., Wagner, H. & Brown, S. (2009).  Loneliness, interpersonal distrust, and alexithymia in University students.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(6), 1461-1479. 
  •  Shorter, L., Brown, S. L., Quinton, S. J. & Hinton, L. (2008).  Relationships between body shape discrepancies with admired celebrities and disordered eating in young women.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(5), 1364 – 1377. 
  •  Manning, J. T. & Quinton, S. (2007).  Digit ratio (2D:4D) is associated with self-reported attractiveness in men and women: evidence from 255116 participants in the BBC internet survey.  Journal of Individual Differences, 28, 73 - 77. 
  •  Quinton, S. & Wagner, H. L. (2005). Emotional expression, alexithymia and characteristics associated with eating psychopathology in nonclinical women. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1163 - 1173.  
  •  Quinton, S. (2004).  Processing of five types of 'threat' information in anorexic and bulimic women.  European Eating Disorders Review, 12, 184 – 189.  
  •  Quinton, S. (1998).  The processing of threat-related information in female dieters and non-dieters.  European Eating Disorders Review, 6, 266 – 276. 
  •  Waller, G., Quinton, S. & Watson, D. (1995).  The processing of threat-related information by women with bulimic eating attitudes.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18, 189 – 193. 
  •  Waller, G., Quinton, S. & Watson, D. (1995).  Dissociation and the processing of threat-related information.  Dissociation, 8, 84 – 90. 
  •  Cockerill, I. M. & Quinton, S. J. (1995).  A review of pathogenic weight-control behaviour among athletes: A cause for concern?  Journal of the Institute of Health Education, 33, 13 – 15.   

Conference Presentations – Oral (refereed):

  • Quinton, S. J. (2012).  Relationships between body shape discrepancies with admired celebrities and disordered eating in young women – a UK and Australian comparison.   The 10th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.  Adelaide, SA, Australia, 24th – 25th August, 2012.  ACCEPTED BUT WITHDRAWN DUE TO ILLNESS.
  • Quinton, S., Gullifer, J. & Islam, M. R. (2012).  Professional identity in psychology students. The 2012 Practice-Based Education Summit. Charles Sturt University Education for Practice Institute, Homebush, Sydney Olympic Park, 3rd – 4th April, 2012.
  • Quinton, S. (2008).  Favoured Celebrities and Ideal Body Shape in Young Men.  The 6th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.  Fremantle, WA, Australia, 29th – 30th August, 2008. 
  • Shorter, L., Brown, S. L., Quinton, S. J. & Hinton, L. (2006).  Relationships Between Body Shape Discrepancies with Admired Celebrities and Disordered Eating in Young Women. Food and History: Health, Culture, Tourism and Identity.  University of Central Lancashire, UK, 29th June – 1st July, 2006. 
  • Quinton, S. J. (2005).  Competencies underlying effective independent learning: an emotional intelligence perspective with postgraduate MSc students.  International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology 10th International Conference, University of Durham, UK, 10th – 14th July, 2005. 
  • Quinton, S. J. (2005).  Digit ratio (2D:4D) in eating disordered women.  British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Conference 2005, University of Wageningen, Holland, 11th – 12thApril, 2005. 
  • Wagner, H. & Quinton, S. (2004).  Alexithymia, ambivalence over emotional expression, and eating attitudes.  28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, 8th – 13th August, 2004.  (Presented by co-author Wagner). 
  • Quinton, S. J., Caswell, N. & Manning, J. T. (2004).  Second to Fourth Digit Ratio and Eating Disorders in Women.  Human Behaviour and Evolution Society Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 26th – 30th July, 2004. 
  • Quinton, S. & Wagner, H. L. (2004).  Emotional expression, alexithymia and characteristics associated with eating psychopathology in non-clinical women.  Academy for Eating Disorders 2004 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Orlando, Florida, USA, 29th April – 2nd May, 2004. 
  • Quinton, S. (2004).  2nd to 4th digit ratio (2D:4D) and eating psychopathology in an unselected sample of women.   British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Conference 2004, University of Bristol, UK, 25th – 26th March, 2004. 

Conference Posters (refereed):

  • Quinton, S. (2009).  Predictors of body shape dissatisfaction in young men.  The 7th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.  Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 28th – 29th August, 2009. 
  • Quinton, S. & Brown, S. L. (2007).  Relationship between body shape discrepancies with favoured celebrities and disordered eating in young women.  Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Annual Conference.  The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 17th – 18th August, 2007. 
  • Quinton, S. J. (2007).  Control and self-criticism in relation to eating psychopathology in non-clinical women.  Eating Disorders 2007. Imperial College, London, UK, 29th – 31st March, 2007. 
  • Quinton, S. & Manning, J. T. (2006).  Digit ratio (2D:4D) and prenatal influences on self-reported attractiveness: evidence from the BBC internet survey.  British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Conference 2005, University of Birmingham, UK, 19th – 21st April, 2006. 
  • Quinton, S. J.  (2006). Interpersonal distrust, social loneliness, alexithymia, emotional intelligence and eating pathology in women.  Academy for Eating Disorders 2006 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 7th – 10th June, 2006. 
  • Quinton, S. J. (2006).  Retention of full-time single honours 1st year undergraduate Psychology students.  Postgraduate Research in Arts Sciences and Humanities (PRASH), University of Central Lancashire, UK, 18th January, 2006. 
  • Quinton, S. J. (2005).  2nd to 4th digit ratio (2D:4D) in clinical and non-clinical women.  European Council on Eating Disorders, 9th General Meeting, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, 7th – 9th September, 2005.
  • Quinton, S. (2004).  Successful implementation of formative assessment as preparation for summative examination in final year undergraduate Psychology students.  The Psychology Learning and Teaching Support Network Annual Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 5th – 7th April, 2004.

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Membership of professional associations

  • The Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • The British Psychological Society (BPS) – Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – UK
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) - USA
  • Israeli Academy for Eating Disorders (IAED)
  • European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED)
  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) - Australia
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - UK

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