Position

Interim Head, Student Learning Centre
Student Learning Centre

Biography

Dr Tiffany Lavis is a registered psychologist and academic in the Student Learning Centre. She holds academic affiliate status in the School of Medicine.

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons.), LL.B (Flinders), M. Psych. (Forensic) (UniSA), Ph.D. (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants

2014-2016 Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. N. Dowling, S. Rodda, D. Lubman, P. Harvey, M. Battersby, J. Cunningham, B. Rodgers, F. Lorains, T. Lavis, D. Smith. Development and Evaluation of an Online Gambling Self-Help Program: Effective Integration Into Existing Victorian Services.

4th Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addiction Conference 2015, Best Paper Award (2013) for Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Dowling, N., Lavis, T. J., Patford, J., Thomas, S., et al. (2013). Problem gambling and family violence: Family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(13). doi: 10.1186/2195-3007-3-13

Topic Lecturer:

  • CRIM3033  Psychology, Crime and the Law

Research expertise

  • Psychology

Supervisory interests

  • Forensic issues in mental health
  • Learning and teaching
  • Psychology and law

Publications

  • Lavis, T.J., Harvey, P.W., Battersby, M.W. and Smith, D.P. (2016). Problem gambling, familial violence and alcohol misuse: the triad in an Australian treatment-seeking sample. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking.
  • Lavis, T.J. (2015). Lavis, T., 2015. Psychological Well-being, Nutrition and Reproductive Health of Exercisers: A Comparison between Aesthetic Exercisers and General Exercisers. In 6th International Sport and Society Conference. 6th International Sport and Society Conference. Toronto, Canada.
  • Lavis, T.J. (2015). Psychological Well-being, Nutrition and Reproductive Health of Exercisers: A Comparison between Aesthetic Exercisers and General Exercisers. In 6th International Sport and Society Conference. 6th International Sport and Society Conference. Toronto, Canada. Jul 2015.
  • Lavis, T., Harvey, P. and Battersby, M. (2014). The role of violence in a problem gambling population: Hidden victims and perpetrators. In Registration and Program. 34th Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Annual Congress. Sydney, NSW. Nov 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Jackson, A., Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Thomas, S., Patford, J. and Lavis, T.J. (2012). The family impacts of problem gambling reported by problem gamblers. National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 22nd Annual Conference.
  • Jackson, A., Suomi, A., Lavis, T.J., Patford, J., Dowling, N. and Thomas, S. (2012). The relationship between gambling-related family impacts and coping strategies employed by family members. National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 22nd Annual Conference.
  • Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Dowling, N., Thomas, S., Patford, J. and Lavis, T.J. (2012). Gambling-related coping strategies reported by help seeking problem gamblers. National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 22nd Annual Conference.
  • Dowling, N., Jackson, A., Suomi, A., Lavis, T.J., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., et al. (2011). Patterns of problem gambling and family violence in help-seeking populations. National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 21st Annual Conference.
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T.J., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., et al. (2011). The prevalence of the co-occurence of family violence and problem gambling in help-seeking populations. National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 21st Annual Conference.
  • Lavis, T.J. and Brewer, N. (2010). Demonstrated testimonial inaccuracy and the reliability of witness testimony. In 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia. May 2010.
  • Lavis, T.J. and Brewer, N. (2008). Inaccuracy and testimonial reliability. In The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) 2008: Program Schedule. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University. 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) Adelaide, SA. Aug 2008.
  • Conduit, T.J. and Brewer, N. (2007). How a demonstrated testimonial inaccuracy affects the credibility of other testimonial elements. In SASP: Society of Australasian Social Psychologists 36th Annual Conference. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, QLD. Apr 2007.
  • Conduit, T.J. and Brewer, N. (2007). The impact of single testimonial inaccuracy on evaluations of the credibility of all testimonial elements. In 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law. 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2007.
  • Conduit, T.J., Prichard, I.J. and Gannaway, D.L. (2007). Writing for Psychology: An intervention for first-year psychology students. In 30th HERDSA Annual Conference 2007. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). HERDSA 2007: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2007.
    [Web Link]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Conduit, T.J. (2007). Writing for Psychology: Teaching First-Year University Students the Basics. In International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, Canada. Jun 2007, pp. 9-9.
  • Lavis, T.J. (2016). Sexual Functioning of Australian Exercisers: Gym Members versus Female Bodybuilders. In Seventh International Conference on Sport and Society - A Commmon Ground Conference. Champaign, Illinoise, United States of America: Common Ground Publishing LLC. Seventh International Conference on Sport and Society. Hawaii, United States of America. Jun 2016.
  • Prichard, I.J., Mclachlan, A., Lavis, T.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2018). The impact of different forms of #fitspiration imagery on body image, mood, and self-objectification among young women. Sex Roles,
    [10.1007/s11199-017-0830-3] [Scopus]
  • Lavis, T. and Brewer, N. (2017). Effects of a Proven Error on Evaluations of Witness Testimony. Law and Human Behavior, 41(3) pp. 314-323.
  • Merkouris, S., Rodda, S., Austin, D., Lubman, D., Harvey, P.W., Battersby, M.W., et al. (2017). GAMBLINGLESS. FOR LIFE study protocol: A pragmatic randomised trial of an online cognitive-behavioural program for disordered gambling. BMJ Open, 2017(7) pp. Art: e014226.
    [10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014226]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A. and Lavis, T.J. (2016). Problem Gambling Family Impacts: Development of the Problem Gambling Family Impact Scale. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32 pp. 935-955.
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9582-6]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T.J., Patford, J., Cockman, S., et al. (2016). Problem gambling and intimate partner violence a systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 17(1) pp. 43-61.
    [10.1177/1524838014561269] [Scopus]
  • Lavis, T.J., Harvey, P.W., Battersby, M.W. and Smith, D.P. (2015). Problem gambling, familial violence and alcohol misuse: exploring the triad for treatment-seekers. International Gambling Studies, 15(2) pp. 273-284.
    [10.1080/14459795.2015.1042492] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Pols, R.G., Lavis, T.J., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2015). Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Gamblers on Cognitive and Exposure Therapies When Taking Part in a Randomised Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gambling Studies,
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9589-z]
  • Dowling, N., Jackson, A., Suomi, A., Lavis, T.J., Thomas, S.A., Patford, J., et al. (2014). Problem gambling and family violence: Prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers. Addictive Behaviors, 39(12) pp. 1713-1717.
    [10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.07.006] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T., Patford, J., Cockman, S., et al. (2014). Problem Gambling and Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse,
    [10.1177/1524838014561269]
  • Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Dowling, N., Lavis, T.J., Patford, J., Thomas, S., et al. (2013). Problem gambling and family violence: Family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(13)
    [10.1186/2195-3007-3-13]
  • Conduit, T.J. and Heseltine, K. (2005). Lawyers: a role to play in the detection of mental impairment? Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 12(1) pp. 50-55.
    [10.1375/pplt.2005.12.1.50] [Scopus]
  • Conduit, T.J., Byrne, S., Court, J. and Stefanovic, S. (2004). Non-attendance at a university-based psychology clinic: telephone appointment reminders versus no reminders. Australian Psychologist, 39(1) pp. 68-75.
    [10.1080/00050060410001660362] [Scopus]
  • Byrne, S., Burlock, A., Conduit, T.J. and Parton, F. (2002). Psychology at Law: Outcomes of a Legal Services Commission Placement for Trainee Psychologists. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 9(2) pp. 234-247.
    [10.1375/13218710260612091] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J., Mclachlan, A., Lavis, T.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2018). The impact of different forms of #fitspiration imagery on body image, mood, and self-objectification among young women. Sex Roles,
    [10.1007/s11199-017-0830-3] [Scopus]
  • Lavis, T. and Brewer, N. (2017). Effects of a Proven Error on Evaluations of Witness Testimony. Law and Human Behavior, 41(3) pp. 314-323.
  • Merkouris, S., Rodda, S., Austin, D., Lubman, D., Harvey, P.W., Battersby, M.W., et al. (2017). GAMBLINGLESS. FOR LIFE study protocol: A pragmatic randomised trial of an online cognitive-behavioural program for disordered gambling. BMJ Open, 2017(7) pp. Art: e014226.
    [10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014226]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A. and Lavis, T.J. (2016). Problem Gambling Family Impacts: Development of the Problem Gambling Family Impact Scale. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32 pp. 935-955.
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9582-6]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T.J., Patford, J., Cockman, S., et al. (2016). Problem gambling and intimate partner violence a systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 17(1) pp. 43-61.
    [10.1177/1524838014561269] [Scopus]
  • Lavis, T.J., Harvey, P.W., Battersby, M.W. and Smith, D.P. (2015). Problem gambling, familial violence and alcohol misuse: exploring the triad for treatment-seekers. International Gambling Studies, 15(2) pp. 273-284.
    [10.1080/14459795.2015.1042492] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Pols, R.G., Lavis, T.J., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2015). Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Gamblers on Cognitive and Exposure Therapies When Taking Part in a Randomised Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gambling Studies,
    [10.1007/s10899-015-9589-z]
  • Dowling, N., Jackson, A., Suomi, A., Lavis, T.J., Thomas, S.A., Patford, J., et al. (2014). Problem gambling and family violence: Prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers. Addictive Behaviors, 39(12) pp. 1713-1717.
    [10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.07.006] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T., Patford, J., Cockman, S., et al. (2014). Problem Gambling and Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse,
    [10.1177/1524838014561269]
  • Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Dowling, N., Lavis, T.J., Patford, J., Thomas, S., et al. (2013). Problem gambling and family violence: Family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(13)
    [10.1186/2195-3007-3-13]

Professional and community engagement

Dr Tiffany Lavis conducts psychological assessments for medico-legal reports in conjunction with the Victim Support Service. See: https://www.facebook.com/drtiffanylavis/

Expertise for media contact

Interests

  • Victimisation

Contact

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