Professor Rosalyn Shute

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Research expertise

Child and adolescent psychology, especially school peer victimisation, girls' wellbeing and psychosocial aspects of chronic conditions.

Research expertise

Child and adolescent psychology, especially school peer victimisation, girls' wellbeing and psychosocial aspects of chronic conditions.

+61 8 82012427
place Social Sciences North (360)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Rosalyn Shute holds an Adjunct Professorship at Flinders University, where she taught for thirteen years prior to holding for several years the post of Professor and Head of Psychology at the University of Ballarat (Federation University). Her early career included positions in UK university departments of psychology and optometry, and extensive service to the British Psychological Society. Her teaching areas have been developmental psychology, clinical child psychology and health psychology. 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.

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 research presentations in Germany and Japan.

Key responsibilities
Rosalyn Shute's responsibility as an Adjunct Professor is to engage in research activities.
Research expertise
Aggressive behaviour
Anti-bullying educational resources
Gender Studies
Mental health promotion in educational settings
Research interests

These lie in child and adolescent psychology, especially paediatric psychology, peer victimisation, and mental health. Adjunct Professor Shute has supervised numerous postgraduate theses, many using mixed quantitative and qualitative methods. She has over a hundred publications in areas including chronic conditions, vision care, aggression/bullying and school-based mental health initiatives. Her book Child Development: Theories and critical perspectives (Routledge) authored with Phillip Slee (2015), uniquely, covers both traditional and postmodern approaches. She and Professor Slee also edited the 2016 book Mental health and wellbeing through schools. Recently published for Routledge is her book Clinical Psychology and Adolescent girls in a postfeminist era. She has given invited workshops and lectures in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan, and been 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).

Teaching interests
As an Adjunct Professor, there are no teaching responsibilities.
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.