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Dr Don Baken

Research Consultant/Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 7
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs


Baken, DM., & Woolley, C. (2011). Validation of the Distress Thermometer, Impact Thermometer and combinations of these in screening for distress. Psycho-Oncology. 20(6), 609-614
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.


Croy, P., Woolley, C., Baken, D., & Leathem, J. (2009, August). An investigation of the outcomes of psycho-oncology service interventions. Presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D., Leathem, J.
Celledoni, E., Baken, DM., McLachlan, RI., Owren, B., Quispel, G., & Wright, W.(2008). Energy-Preserving Methods and B-Series. . Trondheim, Norway
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Baken, D., McLachlan, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
CoSupervisor 3 5

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Tamyra Matthews - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Communicating bad news in health: Improving the experiences of patients, patients’ family/whanau and health professionals
  • Nicole Cameron - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The psychosocial interactions of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development

CoSupervisor of:

  • Sarah Malthus - PhD
    Development & implementation of two lifestyle intervention approaches for patients with pre-diabetes : A randomised controlled trial
  • Michael Lane - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Socio-emotional competencies of physicians
  • Amanda Johnsen - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Understanding the Link Between Emotional Awareness, Therapy, and Training

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Andreas Marwick - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Organising Therapists' Emotional-Social Skills: Are Therapists that Different?
  • 2014 - Heather Adele Heron-Speirs - PhD
    Understanding the cancer-related distress and coping of men from provincial New Zealand: 'Bullet proof' meets radical prostatectomy
  • 2013 - Colette Felicia Mary Nixon - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    A Qualitative Study Exploring Factors Impacting the Therapeutic Outcome and Experiences of Clients using a Psycho-Oncology Service
  • 2011 - Philippa Marie Croy - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An investigation of the outcomes of Psycho-oncology interventions

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