Dr Adam Gerace

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Adam holds Academic Status in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University from 2009-2017, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University.

Adam’s background is in social and forensic psychology, and his research interests are in the areas of perspective taking and empathy, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalisation (including therapeutic relationships, restraint, and absconding).


2009: PhD (Psychology), University of South Australia.

2003: BPsych(Hons), University of South Australia.

Honours, awards and grants

2010: Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Thesis Award.

2010: Tony Winefield PhD Thesis Prize in Psychology, for the best thesis by a PhD student in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy (University of South Australia) in 2009.

2004: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).

Supervisory interests
Absconding behaviour of psychiatric patients
Empathy and self-reflection
Forensic issues in mental health
Mental health nursing
Perspective taking
Restraint and seclusion of psychiatric patients
Social psychology
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