Dr Dan Fassnacht

Lecturer

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Research expertise

I am interested in factors influencing why people have low levels of wellbeing and develop mental illness and identifying psychological interventions that are efficacious.

My research interests include developing and evaluating technology-enhanced interventions (Internet, Apps, Podcast, SMS) to improve wellbeing and prevent and treat mental illness.

Research expertise

I am interested in factors influencing why people have low levels of wellbeing and develop mental illness and identifying psychological interventions that are efficacious.

My research interests include developing and evaluating technology-enhanced interventions (Internet, Apps, Podcast, SMS) to improve wellbeing and prevent and treat mental illness.

place Social Sciences North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I was awarded a PhD in Psychology from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 2011.

Before joining Flinders University in 2019, I held academic appointments in Germany (University Heidelberg), Portugal (University of Minho), Singapore (James Cook University, Singapore) and Australia (The Australian National University and University of Canberra).

Qualifications

Doctor of Psychology (PhD), University of Tübingen, Germany

Master of Psychology (Diplom-Psychologe), University of Tübingen, Germany

Bachelor of Psychology (Vordiplom), University of Trier, Germany

Research expertise
Body image
Digital health
Health services research
Mental health
Psychology
Public health and health services
Research interests

I am interested in factors influencing why people have low levels of wellbeing and develop mental illness and identifying psychological interventions that are efficacious. Specifically, I am examining how social and psychological risk factors lead to poor mental health (e.g., symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders or eating disorders).

My research interests include developing and evaluating technology-enhanced interventions (Internet, Apps, Podcast, SMS) to improve wellbeing and prevent and treat mental illness.

Teaching interests

I have completed a Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching) from James Cook University and have more than 10 years of teaching experience in a wide range of under- and postgraduate Psychology topics (from first year introductory psychology, to research methodologies, basic and advanced statistical methods or abnormal and clinical psychology topics).

Topic coordinator
PSYC7007 Application of Psychology
Supervisory interests
Health psychology
Mental health
Psychological wellbeing
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Clinical Psychology (4)
Expert for media contact
Anxiety
Body image
Eating disorders
Health psychology
Mental health
Technology
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  • Anxiety
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  • Eating disorders
  • Health psychology
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  • Technology

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