Professors and Lecturers

Rhianydd Shakeshaft

BA(GrDes)(Hons); GradDipPsych; BA(Psych)(Hons); MPsych(Clin)

Lecturer
Wagga Wagga

Rhian is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working in mental health across the lifespan for a variety of presentations. She has worked in schools, private practice, and hospital settings. Most recently she worked in the CAMHS and Schools Early Action (CASEA) team and the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at the Royal Children’s Hospital. In these roles she provided comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments for young people with diagnostically difficult presentations. She also facilitated webinars and provided mental health support to families via Telehealth during the reoccurring lockdowns in Victoria.

Rhian has worked as a sessional academic at Federation University, where she taught into undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs, both face-to-face and online.

Teaching

Rhian is currently teaching into 5th and 6th year professional programs in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. She has previously worked as a sessional academic at Federation University, where she taught into undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs, both face-to-face and online.

Research

Rhian is currently completing her PhD. Utilising a mixed methods approach and co-design, she is investigating the use and psychometric properties of a youth digital assessment system for common mental health problems experienced by young people. She will also qualitatively explore the experience of end users who use the digital assessment system.

Rhian also has experience as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Academic Child Psychiatry Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital. In this role Rhian was part of an academic research unit where she administered full day comprehensive assessments and collected data in a standardised manner.

Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP)

Publications

Shakeshaft, R., & McLaren, S. (2021). The relations between the positive and negative components of self-compassion and depressive symptoms among sexual minority women and men. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-021-01696-4

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