Adjunct Staff

Dr Jasmine MacDonald (nee Thomas)

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor or Social Work (Hons), PhD

Adjunct Lecturer
Melbourne

Dr Jasmine B. MacDonald (BA/BSW(Hons), PhD) is an Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University and Methodological Consultant for the APS journal Australian Community Psychologist. Jasmine has held academic roles at Charles Sturt University, Australian College of Applied​ Psychology and RMIT University.

Jasmine's primary research interest is occupational stress and trauma. In particular, Jasmine is interested in exploring the nexus between journalism and psychology. Her research considers the kinds of traumatic events TV news workers are exposed to and the psychological implications of this work. Jasmine's research was the first of its kind to focus on the trauma experiences of TV news camera operators, how their experiences compare to those of other news workers, and the functional role of relationships amongst news workers of various roles.

Jasmine hosts the psychology podcast Psych Attack, having relaxed conversation with experts about the topics they are passionate about in psychological research and/or practice.

Jasmine's broader interests include: dogs, nature, sport, tea, and food.

Teaching

Jasmine has experience teaching in to a broad range of undergraduate psychology units, including introductory first year units, child and adolescent psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology, forensic psychology, biopsychology, personality, learning, and qualitative research methods. She also has experience teaching in the areas of food science and engineering, mental health nursing, social work, and social welfare.

Research

  • Trauma exposure and reactions in television news camera operators
  • The psychological implications of journalistic work
  • Work-related trauma exposure and reactions
  • Substance use
  • Burnout
  • Consumer-sensory evaluation
  • Online learning and teaching

Professional

Expert Comment Topics:
  • Trauma exposure and reactions in TV news workers.
  • Designing and conducting systematic literature reviews.
  • Consumer-sensory evaluation

Professional Website: jasminebmacdonald.com.au

Research Gate URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jasmine_Macdonald2

Twitter: @Jaz_MacDonald

Psych Attack Podcast: https://www.psychattack.com/

Research Supervision (Current and completed):

Jasmine is currently supervising students in the following research topics:

  • Physiotherapists operating near or on the boundary of their scope of practice with clients with mental health problems or psychological distress (Physiotherapy Ph.D.)
  • How do experiences of trauma exposure impact the substance use behaviours of TV news journalists? (Psychology Honours)

Jasmine has supervised the following topics to completion:

  • Relationship between Refugee or Asylum Seeker Background and Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction among Interpreters: The Moderating Roles of Organisational and Colleague Support (Psychology Clinical Masters, 2020)
  • Navigating the ‘middle space’: Physiotherapists’ experiences with clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviours (Physiotherapy Honours, 2020)
  • The Effects of Acculturation, Perceived Social Support and Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Levels of Asian Migrants (Psychology Honours, 2020)
  • Factors Contributing to Burnout in Climate Activist (Psychology Honours, 2020)
  • An Exploration of the Antecedents and Outcomes of Burnout, Work-Home Conflict and Patient Aggression on Aged Care Employees (Psychology Honours, 2019)
Professional Affiliations:
  • Australian Community Psychologist, Australian Psychological Society Journal, Methodological Consultant, 2019 – Present
  • Wagga Social Work Network, Wagga Wagga, 2018 – Present
  • Golden Key International Honour Society 2008 – present
  • Community Drug and Alcohol Team, Wagga Wagga, 2011 – 2018
  • Amnesty International, Wagga Wagga, 2010 – 2012

Publications

According to Google Scholar as of August 2021, Jasmine’s research has been cited 243 times. The h-index for her research outputs relative to citations is 7.

A full list of Jasmine’s research grants and outputs (including journal articles, book chapters, articles in periodicals, conference proceedings, dissertations and theses, and industry reports) is provided below.

Research grants

Jasmine was a Co-Investigator on a successful grant that secured over $500,000 of industry funding:

Thomas, J. B. (July 2011 – Dec 2012) OPA: 5025 - Attitudes, Drivers of Consumption and Taste Preference - A Focus on Chardonnay. GWRDC grant  2011/12 – $400k, 2012 – $164k, Total: $564k Role: (Co–Investigator).

Peer-reviewed articles

MacDonald, J. B., Dale, E., Metcalf, D., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J. (In press). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in journalist samples: A systematic literature review. Traumatology. DOI: 10.1037/trm0000337

MacDonald, J. B., Backholm, K., Saliba, A. J., & Hodgins, G.(In press). Predictors of trauma reactions in TV news camera operators. Traumatology. DOI: 10.1037/trm0000332

MacDonald, J. B., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J., Metcalf, D. (2021). Journalists and depressive symptoms: A systematic literature review. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. DOI: 10.1177/15248380211016022

Sugden, N., Brunton, R., MacDonald, J. B., Hicks, B., & Yeo, M. (2021). Evaluating student engagement and deep learning in interactive online psychology learning activities. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37(2), 45–65. DOI: 10.14742/ajet.6632

McGrath, R. L., MacDonald, J. B., Verdon, S., Parnell, T., & Smith, M. (2021). Encounters between physiotherapists and clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviours: A narrative literature review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 70–81. DOI: 10.15619/NZJP/49.2.03

McGrath, R. L., Parnell, T.,Verdon, S., MacDonald, J. B., & Smith, M. (2020). Trust, conversations and the ‘middle space’: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of physiotherapists with clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviours. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238884

MacDonald, J. B., Fox, R., & Saliba, A. J. (2020). Contextualizing psychological outcomes for TV news journalists: Role differences in industry culture, organizational hierarchy and trauma exposure. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/10720537.2020.1809579

MacDonald, J. B., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J. (2017). Trauma exposure in journalists: A systematic literature review. Fusion Journal – Dangerous Journalism, Issue 11. Available online: http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/011-dangerous-journalism/trauma-exposure-in-journalists-a-systematic-literature-review/

MacDonald, J. B., Saliba, A. J., Hodgins, G., & Ovington, L. A. (2016). Burnout in journalists: A systematic literature review. Burnout Research, 3(2), 34–44.

MacDonald J. B., Saliba A. J., & Hodgins, G. (2016). Journalists and substance use: A systematic literature review. Substance Abuse, 37(3), 402–411. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1101732

Gater, B., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Are actors really real in reality TV? The changing face of performativity in reality television. Fusion Journal, Issue 7. Available online: http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/007-fusion-mask-performance-performativity-and-communication/are-actors-really-real-in-reality-tv-the-changing-face-of-performativity-in-reality-television/

Ovington, L. A., Saliba, A. J., Moran, C. C., Goldring, J., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Do people really have insights in the shower? The when, where and who of the aha! moment. Journal of Creative Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/jocb.126

Saliba, A. J., Bruwer, J., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Consumption metrics of chardonnay wine consumers in Australia. International Journal of Wine Research, 7. DOI: 10.2147/IJWR.S78268

Ovington, L., Saliba, A. J., Samuelian, S., & MacDonald, J. B. (2014). Sustainable practice in a bottle - Do consumers really care? Wine and Viticulture Journal, January/February, 55–56.

MacDonald, J. B., Saliba, A. J., & Bruwer, J. (2013). Wine choice and drivers of consumption explored in relation to generational cohorts and methodology. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20(3), 349–357.

Yoo, Y. J., Saliba, A. J., MacDonald, J. B., Prenzler, P. D., & Ryan, D. (2013). A cross-cultural study of wine consumers with respect to health benefits of wine. Food Quality and Preference, 28(2), 531–538.

Saliba, A. J., Heymann, H., Blackman, J. W., & MacDonald, J. B. (2013). Consumer-sensory evaluation of Australian Chardonnay. Wine & Viticulture Journal, 28(3), 64–66.

Saliba, A. J., Thomas, J. B., & Potts, B. (2011). Defining a style to meet consumer demand. Grapegrower & Winemaker, October – Issue 573, 63–64.

Saliba, A. J., Thomas, J. B., & Moran, C. C. (2010). Differences in wine preferences among Australian states – Testing the stereotypes. Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 25(2), 66–70.

Articles in periodicals

MacDonald, J. B. (2020). Placing the psychological outcomes for journalists into context.  College of Clinical Psychologists eNewsletter, Australian Psychological Society.

MacDonald, J. B. (2018). Journalists and Substance Use. College of Clinical Psychologists eNewsletter (July), Australian Psychological Society.

MacDonald, J. B. (2018). What Do We Know About Burnout in Journalists? College of Clinical Psychologists eNewsletter (March), Australian Psychological Society.

MacDonald, J. B. (2017). The Trauma of News. Australian Cinematographer, Issue 75, 17.

Book chapters

MacDonald, J. B., & Fox, R. (2018). Trauma Amongst TV News Crews: The protective function of crew solidarity. In M.-T. Leung, & L.-M. Tan (Eds.), Applied Psychology Readings (pp. 21–38). Singapore: Springer.

Theses and dissertations

MacDonald, J. B. (2017). A Focus on Exposure: Trauma and the psychological implications for TV news camera operators (Unpublished doctoral thesis). Charles Sturt University. Retrieved from https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/publications/a-focus-on-exposure-trauma-and-the-psychological-implications-for

Thomas, J. B. (2012). An Exploration of Student Attitudes Toward the Use of Social Marketing Campaigns to Reduce Alcohol Consumption: A grounded theory approach (Unpublished honours dissertation). Charles Sturt University.

Conference proceedings

Broadbent, A., Holt, C., & MacDonald, J. B. (2021). From warming to burning: Assessing factors of burnout in climate activists. Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 14-18 September. Online conference, Australia. (Paper)

Nandan, C., MacDonald, J. B., & Wiener, K. K. K. (2021). Burnout in aged care workers: The impact of work-home conflict and patient aggression. Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 14-18 September. Online conference, Australia. (Paper)

Williams-Wynn, N., & MacDonald, J. B. (2021). Trauma exposure and substance use in TV news journalists. Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 14-18 September. Online conference, Australia. (Paper)

Sugden, S., Brunton, R., MacDonald, J. B., Hicks, B., Colvin, C. & Yeo, M. (2019). Delving deeper into student engagement: Conversations between academics and analysts - Part 2. Australian College of Applied Psychology Conference, 28 October, Melbourne, Australia. (Poster)

MacDonald, J. B., Saliba, A. J., & Hodgins, G. (2019). A focus on exposure: Potentially traumatic events and the psychological implications for TV news camera operators. Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 13–14 September. Sydney, Australia. (Paper)

MacDonald, J. B., Fox, R., & Saliba, A. J. (2019). Over exposure: The trauma exposure of TV news camera operators and reporters. Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, 13–14 September. Sydney, Australia. (Paper)

Sugden, S., Brunton, R., MacDonald, J. B., Hicks, B., Colvin, C., & Yeo, M. (2019). Creating interactive scenario-based activities to contextualise learning. Learning & Teaching Symposium, Faculty of Business, Justice, and Behavioural Science, Charles Sturt University, 29–30 August, Wagga Wagga, Australia. (Unsymposium presentation and discussion)

Sugden, S., Brunton, R., MacDonald, J. B., Hicks, B., Colvin, C., & Yeo, M. (2019). Delving deeper into student engagement: Conversations between academics and analytics – Part 1. Learning & Teaching Symposium, Faculty of Business, Justice, and Behavioural Science, Charles Sturt University, 29–30 August, Wagga Wagga, Australia. (Unsymposium presentation and discussion)

MacDonald, J. B., & Fox, R. (2017). Trauma amongst TV news crews: An exploration of role differences and crew solidarity. Singapore Conference of Applied Psychology, 29–30 June. Singapore. (Paper)

MacDonald, J. B., Hodgins, G., & Saliba, A. J. (2015). Trauma exposure and reactions in journalists: A systematic literature review. Dangerous Journalism: Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia, 30 Nov – 2 Dec. Bathurst, Australia. (Paper)

Gater, B., & MacDonald, J. B. (2015). Are actors really real in reality TV? The changing face of performativity in reality television. MASK: Performance, performativity and communication in the professions and creative industries, 17 April. Bathurst, Australia. (Paper)

MacDonald, J. B., Sweeting, J., Bowles, W., & Saliba, A. J. (2014). Student attitudes toward the use of social marketing campaigns to reduce alcohol consumption and promote wellbeing. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, 9–12 July. Melbourne, Australia. (Paper – Interactive Presentation)

MacDonald, J. B., Sweeting, J., Saliba, A. J., Humphries, T., & Bowles, W. (2014). Placing regional students on the agenda: A study of attitudes toward alcohol and consumption patterns. Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs Council Biennial Conference, 7–8 May. Hobart, Australia. (Paper)

Saliba, A. J., MacDonald, J. B., Schmidtke, L. M., & Blackman, J. W. (2013). Attitudes, drivers of consumption and taste preferences: A focus on Chardonnay. 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, 13–18 July. Sydney, Australia. (Paper)

Samuelian, S., Thomas, J. B., Bruwer, J., & Saliba, A. J. (2012). Influence of perceived environmental sustainability on purchase decisions: Changes from 2007 to 2011. Crush 2012: The Grape and Wine Science Symposium, 15–16 November. Adelaide, Australia. (Paper)

Ryan, D., Thomas, J. B., Dubaj, M., Patterson, J., Prenzler, P. D., & Saliba, A. J. (2011). Objective assessment of the influence of low impact odorants in mixtures via model neurological Studies. 9th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, 4–8 September. Toronto, Canada. (Poster)

Thomas, J. B., Saliba, A. J., & Bruwer, J. (2011). The research questionnaire technique: Reports of its ‘death’ have been greatly exaggerated. 9th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, 4–8 September. Toronto, Canada. (Poster)

Industry reports

Attitudes, drivers of consumption and taste preference – A focus on Chardonnay (2012)
This document is a compilation of reports from a project funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC). Accessible from: http://bit.ly/2qMiQAM

Alcohol Questionnaire 2011: Consumption and attitudes (2011)
This research was funded by Access and Counseling, Student Services, Charles Sturt University. A copy of the report is available from Access and Counselling, Student Services, Charles Sturt University.

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