Ms Elizabeth Goble

Casual Professional

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Tonsley
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Elizabeth Goble is an Associate Lecturer in Health Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has a research interest in the area of neurological/psychological trauma and mental health wellbeing and coping in the emergency services. She has research expertise in clinical medicine, with a specialty in neurology. Her research experience ranges from cellular microbiology within a laboratory environment, to departmental clinical experimental studies to multinational pharmaceutical trials.

Elizabeth is nearing completion of her Doctor of Philosophy in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Title: The Culture of Coping in an Ambulance Service. The thesis identifies strategies used amongst paramedics to maintain their mental health wellbeing after presenting the occupational stressors they deem to be the most important. This qualitative research case study was undertaken using interviews from the symbolic interactionist perspective.


Master of Medical Science by Research, 2009. The University of Adelaide. Department of Psychiatry. Title: Acetylcholine and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. This quantitative medical research incorporated a medical imaging study and a pre- and post-intervention pharmaceutical trial.

Honours in Research, 1995. Flinders University. Department of Neurology. Title: Regions leading discharge in picrotoxin-induced epilepsy. This clinical experimental medical research involved stereotaxic surgical techniques and immunohistochemistry.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology major / Neurobiology minor), 1994. Flinders University.

Diploma of Nursing, 1990. South Australian College of Advanced Education (Sturt).

Research expertise
Health services research
Mental health
Other medical and health sciences
Quantitative methods
Research interests
  •      Mental health well-being
  •      Health and well-being of first responders/emergency personnel
  •      Psychological trauma
  •      Neurology
  •      Paramedics
  •      Higher education
  •      Research methods
Teaching interests
  •      Qualitative research methods
  •      Quantitative research methods
  •      Medicine / medical science
  •      Medical sociology
  •      Psychology / Neuropsychology
  •      Ethics
Topic coordinator
HLTH3102 Qualitative Methods for Social Health Research
HLTH3105 Quantitative Methods for Social Health Research
Topic lecturer
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Disability and social inclusion (1)
Expert for media contact
Medical and Social Health Research methods: qualitative and quantitative
Paramedic mental health wellbeing
Posttraumatic stress disorder
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0427 398 713
  • Medical and Social Health Research methods: qualitative and quantitative
  • Paramedic mental health wellbeing
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

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