Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr James Schuurmans-Stekhoven

Dr James Schuurmans-Stekhoven

PhD (Clinical Psych.), B.Sc. (Psych.), B.Ec. (Economics), Grad. Dip. Ag. Ec.


  • PhD (Clinical Psychology), Australian National University (submitted July 2005 accepted into the degree 15 September 2006 ) Thesis: "The Optimal Ignorance Model: Development and Application to Interpersonal Inhibition"
  • B. Sc. (Psychology) First-Class Honours, Australian National University (April 2001) Dissertation Title: "Evaluation of Counterfactual Thinking and Event Simulation on Coping With Controllable Stressful Events"
  • B. Ec. (Economics) Second Class First Division Honours, University of New England (March 1991) Dissertation Title: "An Engels Curve Analysis of Defence Expenditure in Developing Economies"
  • Grad. Dip. Ag. Ec., University of New England (March 1990).
  • N.S.W. Higher School Certificate, Asquith Boys High School, Sydney (December 1984).
Work Experience
  • Research Associate (non-ongoing), School of Psychology, Division of Science, Australian National University, Acton, ACT (May 2005 - December 2005)
  • Part-time Pain Counsellor, Capital Rehabilitation, Napier Cl, Deakin, ACT (August 2003 - current)
  • Part-time Pain Counsellor, Canberra Injury Management Centre, Olympic Pool, Civic, ACT (September 2004 - current)
  • Pain Counsellor (non-ongoing), The Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT (September 2003 - August 2003)
  • Part-Time Associate Lecturer (non-ongoing), Faculty of Management, Economics Department, University of Canberra , Belconnen, ACT (June 1999 - July 2003)
  • Part-Time Associate Lecturer (non-ongoing), School of Psychology , Division of Science, Australian National University , Acton , ACT (January 2001 - July 2003)
  • Permanent Assistant Director (Executive Level 1), Revenue and Research Section, Commonwealth Grants Commission, Department of Finance and Administration, Australian

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