School of Psychology
Rosalyn Shute retired as Professor and Head of Psychology at the University of Ballarat in 2007, and continues her research through Adjunct Professorships at both Flinders and Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat). Her early career included positions in UK university departments of psychology and optometry, and service to the British Psychological Society, including membership of its top executive committee. She immigrated to Australia in 1991 after being recruited by Flinders University, where she was on the staff (faculty) of the School of Psychology for thirteen years, prior to appointment as Head of Psychology at the University of Ballarat in 2004. Her main teaching areas were developmental and clinical child psychology, and she coordinated postgraduate programs in educational and clinical psychology, overseeing the introduction of Flinders' PhD program in Clinical Psychology. For eight years, she was also Visiting Psychologist at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide. Through her research, she remains engaged with promoting the wellbeing of children and adolescents (see below).
BSc (Hons), University of London; PhD (University of Wales); Chartered Psychologist, UK.
Rosalyn has won national awards for violence prevention and for engaging scholarly writing. Invited presentations have included the inaugural Constance Davey Memorial lecture (in memory of the woman who established psychological services for children in South Australia early in the 20th Century), and recent research presentations in Germany and Japan.
Rosalyn Shute's responsibility as an Adjunct Professor is to engage in research activities.
As an Adjunct Professor, there are no teaching responsibilities.
These lie in child and adolescent psychology, especially paediatric psychology and peer victimisation. Adjunct Professor Shute has supervised many postgraduate theses, many of which have used mixed quantitative and qualitative methods. She has over ninety publications, including five books; she and Professor Phillip Slee have been commissioned by Routledge to prepare a second edition of their book Child Development: Thinking about Theories, which covers both traditional and postmodern approaches. She has acted as advisor on the content of anti-bullying DVDs distributed to schools in South Australia and nationally. Grants/consultancies have included a Federally-funded project on bullying in preschools and primary schools. She has given invited workshops and lectures in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan, and has spent time as a visiting scholar at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Osaka University of Education.
Adjunct Professor Shute is a founding member of Flinders' research centre Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence (SWAPv) She was editor-in-chief for SWAPv's first book, on wellbeing and mental health in educational contexts, which is being followed by a second edited book on school-based mental health programs for Routledge (co-editor Phillip Slee).
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Rosalyn Shute is available as an examiner of external theses. She is also open to serving on Flinders students' thesis committees in her areas of expertise.