Dr Dianne Boxall
BBSc (Hons) 1st Class, PhD (La Trobe University)
PositionLecturer, School of Psychology
CampuscampusAlbury / Wodonga
LocationIrvington Rm 106
Phone/Faxwork(02) 6051 9139
After an earlier career in business and marketing, Dianne completed the Bachelor of Behavioural Science program at La Trobe University in Melbourne. During the latter part of her studies she worked as a research assistant in the Brain Behaviour Research Institute, where she investigated and consulted on the effects of different shiftwork rosters. Dianne did her honours research on the effects of sleep deprivation in shift workers. Her doctoral research focused on how people cope with a threat to job security. This was adapted from studies of coping behaviours associated with other stressful life events such as serious medical illnesses.
Dianne came to Albury-Wodonga in 1993 to help establish the psychology program at the new regional campus of La Trobe University. She moved across the river to CSU Albury in October 2005. Dianne teaches introductory psychology in the allied health programs at the Albury campus. She also teaches health psychology to second/third year distance education students from broad range of disciplines, and Industrial/Organisational Psychology in the fourth-year psychology programs. Her specific research interests and post-graduate supervision topics focus on health, social, and industrial/organisational psychology with a particular emphasis on rural and regional applications.
Dianne is a “tree-changer” who lives out of town on a small farm between Wodonga and Yackandandah. Her husband raises beef cattle and they have a young, but productive, olive grove.
- Psychology for Health and Human Services
- Health Psychology
- Industrial/Organisational Psychology
Psychological wellbeing in respect to topics such as the nature and meaning of work and non-work, multiple life roles, negotiating the work-life interface, future intentions and expectations of regional students, living and working in inland Australia, and neighbourhood interactions with the natural environment.
Supervision topics for students’ research projects (2007 - 2009):
- Unlocking the role of the person: An integrative model of multiple life roles (PhD)
- Psychological wellbeing in new mothers returning to work (Masters)
- The art of juggling: Understanding the relationship between physical activity and psychological wellbeing for working parents (Masters)
- Time-based work-family role conflict among employed single fathers (Honours)
- Study of work-life experiences for working parents or caregivers who are community volunteers (Honours)
- Young people's anticipation for the future: Combining work and family roles (Honours)
- Multiple life roles of working parents: Links with self-concept complexity and psychological well-being (Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology)
- Generational differences on the predictors of employee commitment and willingness to turnover (Honours)
- Relocation intentions of regional university students: An exploration of the predictors in the Theory of Planned Behaviour (Honours)
- To stay or not to stay, that is the question: Relocation intentions of regional graduates from Australian universities (Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology)
- Davidson, P., Boxall, D., & Luck, G. (2009). The nature of our neighbourhoods: Links between biodiversity, human wellbeing and our connection to the environment. CSU Competitive Grant. $13,651
- Pope, R., Coyle, J., & Boxall, D. (2008). Population Health, Greater Southern Area Health Service, to provide research support to their ???Beat the Heat' heat advisory campaign, $30,000
- Thompson, T., Boxall, D., Hodgins, G., & Patrick, K. (2006-08). Key lessons from psychology: Promoting psychological well-being in everyday life. Faculty of Arts Research Development Grant, Charles Sturt University. $10,000.
- Boxall, D. (2006-08). The meaning of work and work-life balance: Developing and testing an instrument for application in regional Australia. Faculty of Arts Seed Grant, Charles Sturt University. $2500.