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Associate Professor Sarb Johal

Associate Professor - Disaster Mental Health

School of Psychology

Research Expertise

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health Policy (160508):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Policy and Administration (160500):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 8

Completed Projects

Project Title: Understanding professional and personal challenges of Nursing in a post-disaster context

Health care professionals play an important role in responding to disasters and during recovery. This research explores the perspectives of nurses following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Nurses, like other health care professionals, face the additional challenge of caring for a disaster affected community while also being affected by the disaster themselves. Several studies have shown that those involved in recovery as responders can also suffer from vicarious trauma or compassion fatigue. This research involves interviewing nurses from a variety of roles about their experiences during the earthquakes and the on-going recovery process. This research will provide insights from the nurses' perspectives on the personal and professional challenges of the earthquakes and recovery. The research will provide valuable information to assist in future disaster education, preparation and planning resources for the nursing profession and the local community. Information on nursing roles in this major New Zealand disaster response contributes to the on-going recovery effort and enhances future planning.
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Date Range: 2013 - 2013

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Mooney, M., Tarrant, R., Paton, D., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2017). Getting though: Children's effective coping and adaptation in the context of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2012. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 21(1), 19-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D., Tarrant, R.Contributed to by: Tarrant, R.
Mooney, M., Tarrant, R., Paton, D., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2017). Getting through: Children's effective coping and adaptation in the context of the Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquakes of 2010-2012. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 21(1), 19-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Stevenson, JR., Becker, J., Cradock-Henry, N., Johal, S., Johnston, D., Orchiston, C., . . . Seville, E. (2017). Economic and social reconnaissance: Kaikōura earthquake 2016. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering. 50(2), 343-351
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Mounsey, Z., Johal, S., & Naswall, K. (2016). The role of the organisation following disaster: Insights from nurse experiences after the Canterbury earthquakes. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 20(1), 35-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S.
Fraser, SA., Doyle, EEH., Wright, KC., Potter, SH., McClure, J., Johnston, DM., . . . Johal, S. (2016). Tsunami response behaviour during and following two local-source earthquakes in Wellington, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 16, 123-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Hudson-Doyle, E., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Collins, S., Glavovic, B., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2011). Community Engagement Post-Disaster: Case Studies of the 2006 Matata Debris Flow and 2010 Darfield Earthquake, New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 40(4), 17-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Glavovic, B., Johal, S.
Mooney, MF., Paton, D., de Terte, I., Johal, S., Karanci, AN., Gardner, D., . . . Johnston, D. (2011). Psychosocial Recovery from Disasters: A Framework Informed by Evidence. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 40(4), 26-38
[Journal article]Authored by: de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Johal, S.
Johal, SS., Mounsey, Z., Tuohy, R., & Johnston, DM. (2014). Patient Reactions after the Canterbury Earthquakes 2010-11: A Primary Care Perspective. PLOS Currents Disasters. (2014 Oct 2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Johal, S., Mounsey, Z., Tuohy, R., & Johnston, D. (2014). Coping with Disaster: General Practitioners' Perspectives on the Impact of the Canterbury Earthquakes. PLoS Currents. (APR), 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D.
King, A., Middleton, D., Brown, C., Johnston, D., & Johal, S. (2014). Insurance: Its role in recovery from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake sequence. Earthquake Spectra. 30(1), 475-491
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Johal, S. (2012). Travelling an uncharted land. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand. 18(8), 2
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S.
Johal, S. (2012). Assessing the Impact Of Workshops Promoting Concepts of Psychosocial Support for Emergency Events. PLoS Currents.
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S.
Mooney, MF., Paton, D., De Terte, I., Johal, S., Karanci, AN., Gardner, D., . . . Johnston, D. (2011). Psychosocial recovery from disasters: A framework informed by evidence. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(4), 26-38
[Journal article]Authored by: de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Johal, S., Chambers, R., Collins, S., de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., . . . Johnston, D. (2011). Potential social and psychological consequences of the Rena incident: Lessons from an international perspective. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 124(1345), 86-88 Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1345/4959/content.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Collins, S., Glavovic, B., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2011). Community engagement post-disaster: Case studies of the 2006 matata debris flow and 2010 darfield earthquake, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(4), 17-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Glavovic, B., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Johal, SS. (2009). Psychosocial impacts of quarantine during disease outbreaks and interventions that may help to relieve strain. New Zealand Medical Journal. 122(1296), 47-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Johal, S.

Book

Johal, SS. (2016). Stress Test: Supporting farmers in crisis. In The New Zealand Land and Food Annual. (pp. 157 - 164). : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Johal, S.

Report

Johal, SS., MacDonald, C., & Mitchell, J.(2015). National Health Emergency Plan: A framework for the health and disability sector. New Zealand: Ministry of Health
[Technical Report]Authored by: Johal, S.Contributed to by: Johal, S.

Conference

Mooney, M., Tarrant, R., Paton, D., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2016, November). How children coped effectively with the Canterbury earthquake disaster of 2010-2012.. Presented at 6th International Workshop on Psychology Interventions After Disasters (PIAD). Manila, Philippines..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D., Tarrant, R.
Johal, SS., Collins, S., Chambers, R., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Johnston, D., . . . Paton, D. (2012). Supporting psychosocial recovery from disasters: How an advisory group can help increase capacity. Proceedings of The 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference. Vol. 2 (pp. 17 - 17). New Zealand: 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Mooney, M., de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Huggins, T., Johnston, D., . . . Paton, D. (2011). An academic contribution to psychosocial recovery from disasters. In New Zealand Psychological Society [NZPsS] Conference: Peoples, Places, Paradigms: Growing and Changing: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 52 - 52). , New Zealand Psychological Society [NZPsS] Conference: Peoples, Places, Paradigms: Growing and Changing New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: de Terte, I., Gardner, D., Glavovic, B., Johal, S., Johnston, D.
Johnston, D., Becker, J., Coomer, M., Cronin, S., Daly, M., Doyle, E., . . . Wilson, T. (2011). Exploring elements of an effective recovery process. Proceedings of the Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Building an Earthquake-Resilient Society. (pp. 1 - 8). New Zealand: 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering [PCEE 2011]: Building an Earthquake-Resilient Society
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: de Terte, I., Glavovic, B., Hudson-Doyle, E., Johal, S., Johnston, D., Tarrant, R.

Other

Mooney, M., Tarrant, R., Paton, D., Johal, S., & Johnston, D. (2016, November). Avenues of support for children's coping and positive adaptation following the Canterbury earthquakes. In Ministry of Edcuation.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Johal, S., Johnston, D., Tarrant, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 1
CoSupervisor 1 0

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Maureen Frances Mooney - PhD
    Getting through: Children and youth post-disaster effective coping and adaption in the context of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2012

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 May 2016 - Online
    Keynote address described in Aus national media
    The human cost of disasters was also discussed, with leading psychologist Dr Sarb Johal addressing psychosocial implications of disaster management. "The shared experience of both going through a dis
  • 31 Jul 2015 - Online, Newspaper
    MH370 wreckage dredges up psychological pain
    MH370 wreckage dredges up psychological pain for victims' families - interview for Stuff and Fairfax media with reporter, Katie Kenny
  • 30 May 2017 - Television, Online
    Interview on the psychology of sporting failure
    Interview on the psychology of sporting failure and fear of failure
  • 30 Jun 2016 - Radio, Online
    When separating parents manipulate the kids
    Parenting commentator slot on RNZ National Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
  • 30 Jan 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 10
    In this episode, I talk with Dt Toby Mundel of the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent work investigating the relationship between people
  • 28 May 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Today's children are more resilient than we think
    In terror attacks and disasters, today's children are more resilient than we think - quoted in news story here
  • 28 Mar 2012 - Community Service, Magazine, Online
    How to Tweet
    NZ Doctor feature on How to Tweet
  • 28 Jul 2017 - Television, Online
    Conspiracy theories and vaccination
    TV commentary on The Project
  • 27 Mar 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 6
    In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Sarah's work on
  • 27 Jun 2015 - Online, Newspaper
    Waitotara residents and flooding impacts
    Waitotara residents are standing firm on sodden ground. Once again Waitotara residents are dealing with the dirty aftermath of a devestating flood. Deena Coster asks what keeps people living in such a
  • 27 Jun 2013 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Post-quake struggles underlined
    Post-quake struggles underlined
  • 27 Jun 2013 - Community Service, Newspaper, Online
    Post-quake struggles underlined
    Post-quake struggles underlined - Cera has released the Canterbury Wellbeing Index (CWI) which tracks the progress of social recovery. Comments from Michelle Mitchell from Cera and Sarb Johal from Mas
  • 27 Feb 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 2
    In this episode, I talk with Rebecca Webster who is based at King's College in the University of London, UK. In this conversation, we focus on Rebecca's work on s systematic review on the 'nocebo ef
  • 27 Aug 2015 - Radio, Online
    Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
    Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan - Parenting slot on holidays with kids
  • 26 Oct 2012 - Community Service, Online
    Building Workplace Resilience Workshop
    Workshop for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
  • 26 May 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Psychology of cold and dark countries
    Why are the coldest and darkest countries always the happiest? E.g. "I reached out to two psychology and wellbeing academics – Dr Aaron Jarden, of Flinders University in Adelaide and Dr Sarb Johal, of
  • 26 Mar 2014 - Television
    BBC World News: Uncertainty for families #MH370
    Talking about uncertainty for families and the psychological impact of this on the families of those lost on Flight #MH370
  • 26 Jul 2013 - Newspaper, Online, Community Service
    Possible to beat quake-related stress
    Possible to beat quake-related stress
  • 26 Dec 2016 - Radio
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 5
    In this episode, I talk with Associate Professor Brian Sharpless of the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington DC, USA. We talk about his recent work understanding a
  • 25 May 2017 - Online
    Talking to children about terror attacks
    Helping children manage their emotions after a terrorist attack is more realistic than trying to shield them completely from what has happened, a Massey University psychologist says. Associate Profes
  • 25 Jun 2015 - Community Service, Radio, Online
    Interview with MediaWorks - dealing with floods
    Recorded news item for MediaWorks for broadcast on their network of NZ Radio Stations on morning of 25/6/15 on news bulletins) on coping with floods, in aftermath of Taranaki, Rangatikei and Whanganui
  • 25 Jul 2013 - Magazine, Online
    Reassurance for Seddon
    Reassurance for Seddon, as it bears brunt of new fault - interview with NZ Doctor magazine
  • 25 Jul 2013 - Community Service, Online
    Cook Strait earthquakes, science update 2
    Dr Sarb Johal's presentation to the Seddon community about recent earthquakes in southern Cook Strait.
  • 24 Sep 2014 - Online, Television, Community Service
    Conference to focus on disaster response lessons
    Breakfast news item on Australasian Natural Hazards Disaster Management Conference
  • 24 May 2017 - Online
    Manchester attack & trauma in young people -Expert
    My blog post featured in Expert Q&A on Science Media Centre NZ website on day of Manchester terror attack
  • 24 Jul 2013 - Online, Community Service
    Quake Pushes Blenheim to the East
    Quake Pushes Blenheim to the East
  • 23 Nov 2016 - Online
    PODCAST OF WELLBEING SESSION
    KAIKOURA QUAKE – PODCAST OF WELLBEING SESSION ON STRATEGIES FOR SELF-CARE. Session I ran and recorded for staff on Wellington Campus post Nov 14 2016 quake
  • 23 Jun 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Former soldier hopes to 'slay the stigma' of PTSD
    Interviewed for comment on this story, and published
  • 23 Jan 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 9
    In this episode, I talk with Dr Bertel Teilfeldt Hansen of the Department of Political Science at Copenhagen University in Denmark. We talk about his involvement in this project looking at the impact
  • 22 Feb 2017 - Online, Community Service, Newspaper
    Six years on from the Christchurch quake, kindness
    Six years on from the Christchurch quake, kindness is more important than ever
  • 22 Feb 2017 - Online, Community Service
    KINDNESS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT: MORE IMPORTANT TH
    Post on website commemorating anniversary of Feb 22 quake in Canterbury, 6 years on, Widely well received and published on Stuff
  • 22 Dec 2016 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 4
    In this episode, I talk with Dr Michael Philipp of the School of Psychology, Massey University in New Zealand. We talk about his recent study on emoji and emoticons in computer-based communications.
  • 21 Nov 2013 - Online, Radio, Community Service
    Building resilience in children
    Building resilience in children
  • 21 Jul 2016 - Radio, Online
    Health professionals in disasters
    On ABC Radio Capricornica in Australia - What Happens When Health Professionals Go Through The Same Natural Disasters As Us
  • 21 Dec 2015 - Community Service, Radio, Online
    Call with David Slack on Radio LIVE drivetime show
    Call on RadioLIVE with David Slack to talk about the social identity model of deindividuation effects in the context of youth being attracted to ISIS. IN 5 MINUTES
  • 21 Aug 2013 - Newspaper, Community Service, Online
    Seddon’s humbling heroes make sure the worst-off..
    Seddon’s humbling heroes make sure the worst-off..
  • 21 Aug 2013 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Fear and Triumph
    Fear and Triumph
  • 20 May 2016 - Online, Newspaper
    EgyptAir flight MS804: What could have happened?
    Provided commentary on missing Egyptair Flight #MS804 on uncertainty, risk and decision making
  • 20 Mar 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 5
    In this episode, I talk with Dr Joshua Swift, Assistant Professor in Psychology, based at Idaho State University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Joshua's work with his colleagues on trea
  • 20 Jul 2017 - Online, Radio
    Children and pets
    Psychologist Sarb Johal talks with Kathryn about what relationships with animals add to a child's life and development, as well as their family's.
  • 20 Jul 2016 - Television
    WIN TV News, Australia
    Interview for WIN TV News in Australia on disaster mental health
  • 20 Feb 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 1
    In this episode, I talk with Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis, who is based at the university of Auckland in New Zealand. Professor Corballis is an internationally acclaimed scholar and one of his
  • 19 Aug 2015 - Magazine, Online
    DHB, interrupted - Canterbury’s post-quake health
    DHB, interrupted - Canterbury’s post-quake health check - quoted in this story for NZ Doctor
  • 18 Jan 2015 - Television
    BBC World News - Searching for Flight #MH17
    Interview regarding the possible impacts on the search and rescue teams
  • 17 Nov 2016 - Online
    City-dwellers in good spirits days after earthquak
    Commentary on impacts in Wellington of Kaikoura Quake
  • 17 Jun 2014 - Community Service, Radio, Online
    Interview on Duncan Garner Drive show on ChCh
    Interview on Duncan Garner Drive show on Christchurch Recovery
  • 17 Jul 2017 - Online
    Scared behind the wheel
    Leaning to drive has been a rite of passage in many societies for decades. For many, it is a central part of their everyday lives, especially if they live in rural areas, or where other alternatives a
  • 17 Feb 2014 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    'Low-life ghetto' proposal pilloried
    'Low-life ghetto' proposal pilloried
  • 17 Feb 2014 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Low-life ghetto sites, criticised by advocates
    Low-life ghetto sites, criticised by advocates
  • 16 Jun 2013 - Online
    Earthquake impacts on people
    Earthquake impacts on people: As part of virtual field trips for schools http://www.learnz.org.nz/
  • 16 Jun 2013 - Online
    Earthquake lessons and opportunities
    Earthquake lessons and opportunities: As part of virtual field trips for schools http://www.learnz.org.nz/
  • 16 Jun 2013 - Online
    Preparing for and coping with earthquakes
    Preparing for and coping with earthquakes: As part of virtual field trips for schools http://www.learnz.org.nz/
  • 16 Jan 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 8
    In this episode, I talk with Dr Eva Neely, Lecturer at the School of Public Health at Massey University, here in Wellington, New Zealand. The abstract to her paper can be found here: http://www.eme
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Online
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Update
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Update: Armed Forces of the Philippines Contradicts Alleged Wreckage Discovery; Expert Says Ongoing Conspiracy Theories Bring More Pain
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    MH370 theories 'unhelpful' for victims, says widow
    The ongoing conspiracy theories surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bring only more pain to those left behind.
  • 15 Oct 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    MH370 theories 'unhelpful' for victims
    The uncertainties in the case meant all involved would suffer "unresolved grief", Sarb Johal, associate professor in disaster mental health at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University
  • 15 Feb 2014 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    'Housing crisis' for mentally ill
    'Housing crisis' for mentally ill
  • 15 Dec 2016 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 3
    In this episode, I talk with Professor Frank McAndrew of Knox College, a liberal arts college in Illinois, USA. We talk about his recent study trying to get a grip on how people understand the concept
  • 15 Apr 2013 - Community Service, Newspaper, Online
    Aftershock of depression, anger still felt
    Aftershock of depression, anger still felt
  • 14 Sep 2013 - Community Service, Newspaper, Online
    Residents still suffering from 'quake-brain'
    Residents still suffering from 'quake-brain'
  • 14 May 2013 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Droughts can become depressing
    Droughts can become depressing
  • 14 Jun 2016 - Online, Radio
    Interview with Mike Hosking on NewstalkZB
    Interview with Mike Hosking on NewstalkZB on Orlando mass murder
  • 14 Jul 2015 - Online
    Webcasting Addresses a Void for the Grieving
    Funeral Webcasting Addresses a Major Void for the Grieving - See more at: http://connectingdirectors.com/articles/46618-funeral-webcasting-addresses-a-major-void-for-the-grieving#sthash.WanoP6Gz.dpuf
  • 13 Oct 2014 - Community Service, Magazine, Online
    GPs play vital role in post-disaster recovery
    GPs continue to play a vital support role within the community during the post disaster recovery of Christchurch and are an important source of information, recent research reveals.
  • 13 Nov 2013 - Community Service, Radio
    Interview with Radio NZ National on mental health
    Interview with Radio NZ National on mental health impacts of Cook Strait earthquakes on Marlborough and Wellington populations
  • 13 May 2013 - Newspaper, Online, Community Service
    Legacy of drought a psychological burden
    Legacy of drought a psychological burden
  • 13 May 2013 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    How to cope with drought's emotional impact
    How to cope with drought's emotional impact
  • 13 Mar 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 4
    In this episode, I talk with Professor Sally Ferguson, based at the Appleton Institute in Adelaide, Australia, and Deputy Dean of Research in the School of Human Health and Social Sciences at Central
  • 13 Mar 2014 - Online, Radio, Community Service
    Children making friends
    Discusses children and making friends
  • 12 May 2017 - Magazine, Online
    NZ Doctor on quake memorial event
    Commentary on nurses actions during Canterbury quakes - Massey University associate professor of disaster mental health Sarb Johal says the issue of burnout is an ongoing problem for the nursing workf
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Can your home contribute to depression?
    Quoted throughout this story on how numerous factors contribute towards depressive illnesses, but what if our homes are part of the problem?
  • 10 Oct 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Rugby World Cup 2015: ABs exorcising the demons
    The All Blacks are on track to meet Ireland or France in the quarter-finals at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the venue of their calamitous exit in 2007. Since then, they’ve won the World Cup and forg
  • 09 Mar 2014 - Community Service, Newspaper, Online
    Flooding a further blow to shaken city
    Flooding a further blow to shaken city
  • 09 Jan 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Palmerston North the worst city in NZ for sunshine
    Commentary on sun and mental wellbeing
  • 09 Jan 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 7
    Welcome to Season 1, Episode 7 of the show. Who cares? What's the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. We find it difficult to tell the difference between fake and real news. We cr
  • 09 Aug 2012 - Radio, Online, Community Service
    Starting school and day care
    Starting school and day care and how to play with your pre-schooler to help with development
  • 08 Sep 2016 - Radio, Online
    What is your parenting style? RNZ Nine to Noon
    Clinical psychologist Sarb Johal talks about parenting styles, which roughly fall into four categories – authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and uninvolved.
  • 08 Oct 2015 - Radio, Online
    Failure to Launch - Radio NZ Parenting slot
    Clinical and health psychologist and Associate Professor at Massey University Sarb Johal discusses the challenges of adult children who can't or won't leave the nest, also known as 'failure to launch'
  • 08 May 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Studies show love addiction is real
    Commentary on study released for news: "However, when applying this to everyday life - how can we tell the difference between a healthy attachment and an addiction? It's actually hard to tell someti
  • 08 Dec 2016 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 2
    In this episode, I talk with Associate Professor Claire Vallotton of Michigan State University in the USA. We talk about the relationship father's parenting stress and language and cognitive developme
  • 07 Sep 2010 - Online, Radio, Community Service
    Trauma and psychosocial support after Canterbury's
    Trauma and psychosocial support after Canterbury's earthquake
  • 07 Jun 2017 - Television, Online
    Interview on mental health of children
    Interview on The Project at the start of the show commenting on antidepressant prescription rates for children.
  • 07 Jul 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Psychological damage can linger long after flood w
    Psychological damage can linger long after flood waters recede
  • 07 Feb 2014 - Newspaper, Online, Community Service
    Man-made stressors hinder Chch quake recovery
    Man-made stressors hinder Christchurch quake recovery
  • 07 Feb 2014 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Stress likely for several more years yet
    Stress likely for several more years yet - Comments from Julie Grenfell of Relationships Aotearoa, Sarb Johal of Massey University, Dr Lucy D'Aeth of the Canterbury District Health Board: The Star 201
  • 06 Mar 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S2 Episode 3
    In this episode, I talk with Dr Ute Kreplin who is based at Massey University's School of Psychology in New Zealand. In this conversation, we focus on Ute's work on the Centre Stage effect. Here is
  • 06 Aug 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    More uncertainty for MH370 families - NZ Herald
    More uncertainty for MH370 families - expert opinion for NZ Herald
  • 05 Jun 2014 - Radio, Online, Community Service
    Mindful parenting
    How not to fly off the handle with children in stressful situations
  • 05 Jun 2013 - Online, Newspaper, Community Service
    Mum's grief at loss of her son after quakes
    Mum's grief at loss of her son after quakes
  • 05 Jun 2013 - Community Service, Newspaper, Online
    Third year on will be tough
    Third year on will be tough: Coroner Sue Johnson releases her findings into Phillip Charles Cooke's death on Jan. 17 last year. He was 54 and died as a result of suicide, related to the quakes. New Ze
  • 05 Jul 2017 - Online
    We work harder for ourselves than for others
    Commentary on research article for Stuff
  • 04 Jun 2015 - Online, Radio, Community Service
    Parenting slot on Radio NZ
    Saying no to persistent children is a tough job for many parents. Clinical and health psychologist Sarb Johal, and Associate Professor at Massey University has tips
  • 03 May 2014 - Newspaper, Online, Community Service
    When grief gets no respite
    When grief gets no respite
  • 03 Jul 2017 - Online
    Creating consciousness
    Creating consciousness: Our brain's top-down, bottom-up framework for making sense of the world around & within us Consciousness is a curious and complex phenomenon. There are many ideas about what c
  • 03 Dec 2015 - Radio, Online
    When parents and their adult children fall out
    Clinical and health psychologist Sarb Johal, and Associate Professor at Massey University discusses how families can try to heal rifts. Four days after broadcast, this was the 2nd most popular downloa
  • 02 Jan 2017 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 6
    In this episode, I talk with Laurie Parma of The Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. We talk about her involvement in development if the NatureBuzz app - a citizen scien
  • 01 May 2012 - Community Service, Online
    Address the Stress - Do what you enjoy
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch recovery project - Do what you enjoy
  • 01 May 2012 - Community Service, Online
    Address the Stress - Enjoy what you do
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch Recovery Project - Enjoy what you do
  • 01 May 2012 - Community Service, Online
    Address the Stress - Impacts of disaster
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch recovery project - Impacts of disaster
  • 01 May 2012 - Community Service, Online
    Address the Stress - The importance of sleep
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch recovery project - The importance of sleep
  • 01 May 2012 - Online, Community Service
    Address the Stress - Exercise
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch Recovery Project - Exercise
  • 01 May 2012 - Online, Community Service
    Address the Stress - Stay Connected
    Address the Stress - NZ Red Cross Chch recovery project - Stay connected
  • 01 Jun 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Anxiety and identifying others' emotions
    Commentary on newly released research for news story: Kiwi clinical psychologist Sarb Johal said the findings confirmed a negative feedback loop of social interaction for naturally anxious people, and
  • 01 Jun 2017 - Online
    Az ideges emberek nehezebben értelmezik mások érze
    Hungarian report on my commentary on an anxiety paper - story originally reported by Stuff NZ
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Online
    Who cares? What’s the point? Podcast S1 Episode 1
    Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of the show. Who cares? What's the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Dr Matt Williams, Lecturer in Psychology at Mass
  • 01 Apr 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Coping with the end of daylight saving
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    On several occasions after the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake I was asked for comment on 'support after earthquakes' by the NZ Herald and Radio NZ National.

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