Position/s

Adjunct Professor
School of Psychology

Biography

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).

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), University of London; PhD (University of Wales); Chartered Psychologist, UK.

Honours, awards and grants

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.

Key responsibilities

Rosalyn Shute's responsibility as an Adjunct Professor is to engage in research activities.

Teaching interests

As an Adjunct Professor, there are no teaching responsibilities.

Research expertise

  • Psychology

Research interests

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).

Publications

  • Shute, R. (2011). School bullying: The role of teachers. In Shute, R. H., Slee, P. T., Murray-Harvey, R., & Dix, K. L., ed. Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives. Adelaide, SA: Shannon Research Press, pp. 131-142.
  • Shute, R. (2011). Educational perspectives on mental health and wellbeing: Themes and future directions. In Shute, R. H., Slee, P. T., Murray-Harvey, R., & Dix, K. L., ed. Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives. Adelaide, SA: Shannon Research Press, pp. 357-368.
  • Shute, R.H. (2007). Adolescents with chronic physical conditions: peer victimization in relation to school absenteeism and appearance. In Joav Merrick and Hatim A. Omar, ed. Adolescent Behavior Research. New York, USA: Nova Publishers, pp. 181-192.
  • Owens, L.D., Slee, P.T. and Shute, R.H. (2001). Victimisation among teenage girls: What can be done indirect harrasment. In Peer Harassment in School: The Plight of the Vulnerable and Victimised. New York, USA: Guilford Press, pp. 215-242.
  • Slee, P.T. and Shute, R.H. (2003). Child development: thinking about theories. London, UK: Arnold.
  • Shute, R.H., Slee, P.T. and Owens, L.D. (2009). Sexual harassment: An integral part of high school aggression. In 16th Biennial AHDA Conference. 16th Biennial AHDA Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2009.
  • Shute, R.H. (2008). Boys' sexual bullying of girls in high school: a few bad apples? In Proceedings of the 20th Biennal ISSBD Meeting. Online: University of Würzburg. 20th Biennial International Society of the Study of Behavioural Development Meeting. Würzburg , Germany. Jul 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Shute, R.H. and Dedousis-Wallace, A. (2008). What factors predict teacher intervention in indirect bullying, and how effective is teacher education about its mental health impact? In ISSBD 2008 Abstracts. 20th Biennial International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Meeting. Wurzburg, Germany. Jul 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H. and Slee, E.W. (2002). Understanding victimisation of girls by boys in coeducational high schools. Girls' perceptions. In ISSBD Conference. ISSBD 17th Biennial Meeting. Ottawa, Canada. Aug 2002, pp. 60-60.
    [Web Link]
  • Owens, L.D., Slee, P.T. and Shute, R.H. (2002). Sex and Age Differences in Aggression and Conflict Resolution Among Adolescents. In The Developmental Origins of Aggressive Behaviour. International Society for research on Aggression XV World Meeting. Montreal, Canada. Jul 2002.
    [Web Link]
  • Coetzee, H. and Shute, R.H. (2003). "I can run faster than him because I have faster shoes": Perceptions of competence and gender role stereotyping in children's imaginary friends. Child Study Journal, 33(4) pp. 257-272.
  • Shute, R., Slee, P., Murray-Harvey, R. and Dix, K.L. (2011). Co-editor. Shute, R. H., Slee, P. T., Murray-Harvey, R., & Dix, K. L., ed. Mental health and wellbeing: Educational perspectives. Adelaide: Shannon Research Press.
  • Cox, G., Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H., Slee, P.T., Wright, S. and Wotherspoon, A.J. (2006). Reducing bullying: evidence based strategies for schools. Adelaide, SA
    [Web Link]
  • Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H. and Slee, P.T. (2006). Year 9 girls', boys' and their teachers' perceptions about boys' aggression to girls. In Proceedings of the 16th World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Finland: Vasa, Finland : Abo Akademi University. 16th World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Santorini, Greece. Sep 2004, pp. 91-95.
    [Web Link]
  • Shute, R.H. (2005). Adaptation to chronic physical conditions: why should we ask the children, and how? In Proceedings of the 40th APS Annual Conference: Past reflections, future directions. Australian Psychology Society. Proceedings of the 40th APS Annual Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2005, pp. 293-297.
  • Darbyshire, P., Cleghorn, A., Downes, M., Elford, J., Gannoni, A., McCullagh, C., et al. (2013). Supporting bereaved parents: a phenomenological study of a telephone intervention programme in a paediatric oncology unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(3-4) pp. 540-549.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04266.x]
  • Maud, M., Shute, R. and McLachlan, A. (2012). Cognitive specificity in trait anger in relation to depression and anxiety in a community sample. Australian Psychologist, 47(4) pp. 254-261.
    [10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00037.x] [Scopus]
  • Roberts, R. and Shute, R. (2012). A prospective study of coping and adjustment in adolescents with craniofacial conditions. Childrens Health Care, 41(2) pp. 111-128.
    [10.1080/02739615.2012.657031] [Scopus]
  • Shute, R. (2012). Promoting mental health through schools: Is this field of development an evidence-based practice? Psychologist, 25(10) pp. 752-755.
    [Web Link]
  • Roberts, R. and Shute, R. (2011). Living with a craniofacial condition: Development of the Craniofacial Experiences Questionnaire (CFEQ) for adolescents and their parents. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 48(6) pp. 727-735.
    [10.1597/09-050] [Scopus]
  • Roberts, R.M. and Shute, R.H. (2011). Children's experience of living with a craniofacial condition: Perspectives of children and parents. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 16(3) pp. 317-334.
    [10.1177/1359104509355021] [Scopus]
  • Gannoni, A.F. and Shute, R.H. (2010). Parental and child perspectives on adaptation to childhood chronic illness: A qualitative study. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15(1) pp. 39-53.
    [10.1177/1359104509338432] [10.1177/1359104509338432] [Scopus]
  • Dedousis-Wallace, A. and Shute, R.H. (2009). Indirect bullying: predictors of teacher intervention, and outcome of a pilot educational presentation about impact on adolescent mental health. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 9 pp. 2-17.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., Owens, L.D. and Slee, P.T. (2008). Everyday victimization of adolescent girls by boys: sexual harassment, bullying or aggression? Sex Roles, 58(7-8) pp. 477-489.
    [10.1007/s11199-007-9363-5] [10.1007/s11199-007-9363-5] [Scopus]
  • Ellis, A.A. and Shute, R.H. (2007). Teacher responses to bullying in relation to moral orientation and seriousness of bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 77(3) pp. 649-663.
    [10.1348/000709906163405] [10.1348/000709906X163405] [Scopus]
  • Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H. and Slee, P.T. (2007). 'They do it just to show off': Year 9 girls', boys' and their teachers' explanation for boys' aggression to girls. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 13(4) pp. 343-360.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., McCarthy, K.R. and Roberts, R.M. (2007). Predictors of social competence in young adolescents with craniofacial anomalies. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7(3) pp. 595-613.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H. and Charlton, K. (2006). Anger or compromise? Adolescents' conflict resolution strategies in relation to gender and type of peer relationship. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 13(1-2) pp. 55-69.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Thomas, K. and Shute, R.H. (2006). The old and mentally ill in Australia: Doubly stigmatised. Australian Psychologist, 41(3) pp. 186-192.
    [10.1080/00050060600726312] [10.1080/00050060600726312] [Scopus]
  • Carroll, P. and Shute, R.H. (2005). School peer victimization of young people with craniofacial conditions: A comparative study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 10(3) pp. 291-304.
    [10.1080/13548500500093753] [10.1080/13548500500093753] [Scopus]
  • Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H. and Slee, P.T. (2005). 'In the eye of the beholder ...': Girls', boys' and teachers' perceptions of boys' aggression to girls. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 142-151.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H. and Walsh, C.D. (2005). Adolescents with chronic illnesses: school absenteeism, perceived peer aggression, and loneliness. The Scientific World Journal, 5 pp. 535-544.
    [10.1100/tsw.2005.68] [Scopus]
  • Owens, L.D., Shute, R.H. and Slee, P.T. (2004). Girls' Aggressive Behaviour. The Prevention Researcher, 11(3) pp. 9-10.
  • Kovacev, L. and Shute, R.H. (2004). Acculturation and social support in relation to psychosocial adjustment of adolescent refugees resettled in Australia. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 28(3) pp. 259-267.
    [10.1080/01650250344000497] [10.1080/01650250344000497] [Scopus]
  • Packenham, M., Shute, R.H. and Reid, R. (2004). A truncated functional behavioral assessment procedure for children with disruptive classroom behaviors. Education and Treatment of Children, 27(1) pp. 9-25.
  • Richards, J., Encel, J. and Shute, R.H. (2003). The emotional and behavioural adjustment of intellectually gifted adolescents: A multi-dimensional, multi-informant approach. High Ability Studies, 14(2) pp. 153-164.
    [10.1080/1359813032000163889] [10.1080/1359813032000163889] [Scopus]
  • Prosser, B.J., Reid, R., Shute, R.H. and Atkinson, I.M. (2002). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: special education policy and practice in Australia. Australian Journal of Education, 46(1) pp. 65-78.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., De Blasio, T. and Williamson, P.J. (2002). Social support satisfaction of Australian children. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 26(4) pp. 318-326.
    [10.1080/01650250143000201] [10.1080/01650250143000201] [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., Owens, L.D. and Slee, P.T. (2002). You just stare at them and give them daggers: Nonverbal expressions of social aggression in teenage girls. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 10 pp. 353-372.
  • Shute, R.H. and Brock, A. (2001). Group Coping Skills Program for Parents of Children With Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities. Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 6(4) pp. 15-25.
  • Darbyshire, P., Cleghorn, A., Downes, M., Elford, J., Gannoni, A., McCullagh, C., et al. (2013). Supporting bereaved parents: a phenomenological study of a telephone intervention programme in a paediatric oncology unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(3-4) pp. 540-549.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04266.x]
  • Maud, M., Shute, R. and McLachlan, A. (2012). Cognitive specificity in trait anger in relation to depression and anxiety in a community sample. Australian Psychologist, 47(4) pp. 254-261.
    [10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00037.x] [Scopus]
  • Roberts, R. and Shute, R. (2012). A prospective study of coping and adjustment in adolescents with craniofacial conditions. Childrens Health Care, 41(2) pp. 111-128.
    [10.1080/02739615.2012.657031] [Scopus]
  • Shute, R. (2012). Promoting mental health through schools: Is this field of development an evidence-based practice? Psychologist, 25(10) pp. 752-755.
    [Web Link]
  • Roberts, R. and Shute, R. (2011). Living with a craniofacial condition: Development of the Craniofacial Experiences Questionnaire (CFEQ) for adolescents and their parents. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 48(6) pp. 727-735.
    [10.1597/09-050] [Scopus]
  • Roberts, R.M. and Shute, R.H. (2011). Children's experience of living with a craniofacial condition: Perspectives of children and parents. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 16(3) pp. 317-334.
    [10.1177/1359104509355021] [Scopus]
  • Gannoni, A.F. and Shute, R.H. (2010). Parental and child perspectives on adaptation to childhood chronic illness: A qualitative study. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15(1) pp. 39-53.
    [10.1177/1359104509338432] [10.1177/1359104509338432] [Scopus]
  • Dedousis-Wallace, A. and Shute, R.H. (2009). Indirect bullying: predictors of teacher intervention, and outcome of a pilot educational presentation about impact on adolescent mental health. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 9 pp. 2-17.
    [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., Owens, L.D. and Slee, P.T. (2008). Everyday victimization of adolescent girls by boys: sexual harassment, bullying or aggression? Sex Roles, 58(7-8) pp. 477-489.
    [10.1007/s11199-007-9363-5] [10.1007/s11199-007-9363-5] [Scopus]
  • Shute, R.H., McCarthy, K.R. and Roberts, R.M. (2007). Predictors of social competence in young adolescents with craniofacial anomalies. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7(3) pp. 595-613.
    [Scopus]

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Location: Social Sciences North (360)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

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.

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