Professors and Lecturers

Dr Robert Buckingham

BA (Unviersity of Canterbury), MA (Hons) (University of Auckland), PhD (Sydney University)

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Dr Robert Buckingham started at Charles Sturt in 2007. His research interests fall within the general area of individual differences with particular focus on:

  • The biological basis of personality
  • The relationship between personality and intelligence
  • The relationship between personality and health
  • The personality psychopathology continuum
  • Recent publications include:

    Buckingham, R. (2015). Psychoticism and perceptual processing speed: A test of Robinson’s theory. Australian Journal of Psychology, 67, pp. 115–120.

    Mackay, A. M., Buckingham, R., Schwartz, R. S., Hodgkinson, S., Beran, R., G., Cordato, D. J. (2015). The effect of biofeedback as a psychological intervention in multiple sclerosis: A randomised controlled study. International Journal of MS care, 17, pp. 101–108.


  • Psychological testing
  • Personality psychology
  • Supervision of student research


Research interests fall within the general area of individual differences. I am particularly interested in Pavlovian temperament theory, biologically based accounts of personality, the personality psychopathology continuum and the relationship between personality and intelligence.


  • Buckingham, R.M., Charles, M. & Beh, H.C. (2001). Extraversion and neuroticism, partially independent dimensions? Personality and Individual Differences, 31, 769-777.
  • Buckingham, R.M. (2002). Extraversion, neuroticism and the four temperaments of antiquity: An investigation of physiological reactivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 225-246.
  • Buckingham, R.M. (2008). Extraversion, neuroticism: An investigation of resting electrodermal activity. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60, 152-159.
  • Latimer, C.R., Smith, S., Buckigham, R., McKenzie, D. & Gerstner, E. (2002). Physical and psychophysical measures of the distinctiveness of Australian banknotes. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54, 150-156.
  • Schuurmans-Stekhoven, J & Buckingham, R.M., (2010). Ratio or length? A proposed methodology for understanding digit ratio and personality using a female sample. Journal of Individual Differences, 31, 150-157..

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