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Dr Don Baken PGDipClin Psych, PhD, BA(Hons), BA

Research Consultant/Senior Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology - Massey University (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Massey University (1999)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (1998)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 11
Team Member 0 2

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 0 2
Co-supervisor 0 9

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Tamyra Matthews - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Breaking Bad News about Cancer: The Experience of Patients, Patients’ Family/Whānau Members and Healthcare Professionals
  • 2019 - Nicole Cameron - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The psychosocial interactions of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Jana Oskam - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    One parent’s advice to another: An exploration of self-care for parents of children with high-need disabilities and the development of a psychoeducational resource
  • 2020 - Sarah Malthus - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development and evaluation of an ACT-based lifestyle education intervention for patients with pre-diabetes: A randomised controlled trial
  • 2018 - Amanda Johnsen - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Understanding the Link Between Emotional Recognition and Awareness, Therapy, and Training
  • 2018 - Michael Lane - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Social-Emotional Practices of General Practice Physicians
  • 2016 - Andreas Marwick - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Organising Therapists' Emotional-Social Skills: Are Therapists that Different?
  • 2014 - Heather Heron-Speirs - Doctor of Philosophy
    Understanding the cancer-related distress and coping of men from provincial New Zealand: 'Bullet proof' meets radical prostatectomy
  • 2013 - Colette 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 Croy - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An investigation of the outcomes of Psycho-oncology interventions

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