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Associate Professor Ross Flett PhD, PGDipSc, BSc

Associate Professor

School of Psychology

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Otago (1986)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science - University of Otago (1982)
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Otago (1981)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Applied Psychology
  • Social and Health
  • Welbeing
  • Bicultural Psychology

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Flett, R., Selvanathan, D., & Marsh, N. (2020). Adolescent Stress: A Multi-Ethnic Asian Perspective. Jurnal Psikologi Malaysia. 34(1), 1-16 Retrieved from http://spaj.ukm.my/ppppm/jpm/index
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.Contributed to by: Flett, R.
Ross-McAlpine, KS., Leathem, JM., & Flett, RA. (2018). A survey of psychologists administering cognitive and neuropsychological assessments with New Zealand children. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 47(1), 13-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Bejakovich, T., & Flett, R. (2018). “Are you sure?”: Relations between sexual identity, certainty, disclosure, and psychological well-being. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 22(2), 139-161
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Valentine, H., Tassell-Mataamua, N., & Flett, R. (2017). Whakairia ki runga: The many dimensions of wairua. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 64-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Bennett, ST., Flett, RA., & Babbage, DR. (2016). Considerations for culturally responsive Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Māori with depression. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 10(e8), 1-11 Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Flett, R.
Towers, A., Williams, MN., Hill, SR., Philipp, MC., & Flett, R. (2016). What makes for the most intense regrets? Comparing the effects of several theoretical predictors of regret intensity. Frontiers in Psychology. 7(DEC)
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Hill, S., Philipp, M., Towers, A., Williams, M.
Bennett, ST., Flett, RA., & Babbage, DR. (2014). Culturally adapted cognitive behaviour therapy for Māori with major depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 7
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Flett, R.
Thornton, A., Leathem, J., & Flett, R. (2014). Cognitive assessment during a course of electroconvulsive therapy - A national questionnaire survey of current practice in Aotearoa, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 43(2), 14-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Bashford, J., Copeland, J., & Flett, RA. (2013). Cannabis use and disorder transitions among a mixed community sample of at-risk adolescents and adults: A prospective New Zealand study. The Open Addiction Journal. 6, 6-15 Retrieved from http://benthamopen.com/toaddj/openaccess2.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R. (2012). 'To tell or not to tell?' Managing a concealable identity in the workplace. Vulnerable Groups and Inclusion. 3, 1-9 Retrieved from hhttp://www.vulnerablegroupsandinclusion.net/index.php/vgi/article/view/16145
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Kazantzis, N., Kennedy-Moffat, J., Flett, RA., Petrik, AM., Long, NR., & Castell, B. (2012). Predictors of Chronic Trauma-Related Symptoms in a Community Sample of New Zealand Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 36(3), 442-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA., Kazantzis, N., Long, NR., MacDonald, C., Millar, M., Clark, B., . . . Petrik, AM. (2012). The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Psychological Distress Among Women in New Zealand. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. 25(1), 25-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2011). Motivation in humanitarian health workers: A self-determination theory perspective. Development in Practice. 21(7), 959-973
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Haarhoff, BA., Flett, RA., & Gibson, KL. (2011). Evaluating the content and quality of cognitive-behavioural therapy case conceptualisations. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(3), 104-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Haarhoff, B., Gibson, K., & Flett, R. (2011). Improving the quality of cognitive behaviour therapy case conceptualization: The role of self-practice/self-reflection. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 39(3), 323-339
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Norrie, J., Heitger, M., Leathem, J., Anderson, T., Jones, R., & Flett, R. (2010). Mild traumatic brain injury and fatigue: A prospective longitudinal study. Brain Injury. 24(13-14), 1528-1538
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Tassell, NA., Flett, RA., & Gavala, JR. (2010). Individualism/collectivism and academic self-enhancement in New Zealand māori university students. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 4(2), 138-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Bashford, J., Flett, R., & Copeland, J. (2010). The Cannabis Use Problems Identification Test (CUPIT): Development, reliability, concurrent and predictive validity among adolescents and adults. Addiction. 105(4), 615-625
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Kazantzis, N., Flett, RA., Long, NR., MacDonald, C., Millar, M., & Clark, B. (2010). Traumatic events and mental health in the community: A New Zealand study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 56(1), 35-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Jury, A., & Flett, R. (2010). Stages of change for fruit and vegetable intake among New Zealand men: Readiness to eat five servings a day and impact of contextual factors. International Journal of Men's Health. 9(3), 184-200
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Tarrant, RA., Leathem, JM., & Flett, RA. (2010). What have sport and music performance taught us about test anxiety. Psychology Journal. 7(2), 67-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2007). Obsessive Passion as an Explanation for Burnout: An Alternative Theoretical Perspective Applied to Humanitarian Work. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 13(2), 101-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Alpass, F., Flett, R., Trlin, A., Henderson, A., North, N., Skinner, M., . . . Wright, S. (2007). Psychological Wellbeing in Three Groups of Skilled Immigrants to New Zealand. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 13(1), 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Girling-Butcher, R., Towers, A., Flett, R., & Seebeck, R. (2006). Influences on the Stages and Processes of Exercise Adoption in Women. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 12(2), 110-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Towers, A.
Morriss, S., Massey, C., Flett, R., Alpass, F., & Sligo, F. (2006). Mediating technological learning in agricultural innovation systems. Agricultural Systems. 89(1), 26-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Massey, C., Alpass, F., Flett, R., Lewis, K., Morriss, S., & Sligo, F. (2006). Crossing fields: The case of a multi-disciplinary research team. Qualitative Research. 6(2), 131-149
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Paddison, JO., Heta, H., & Flett, R. (2005). Hauora Tãne: Mãori Men, Health Behaviours, and the Stages of Change Model. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 11(2), 136-145
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Paddison, J., & Flett, R. (2005). Age and gender differences in the stages of change for six health-related behaviours: A pilot study in New Zealand. Health Education Journal. 64(4), 372-381
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Towers, AJ., Flett, RA., & Seebeck, RF. (2005). Assessing potential barriers to exercise adoption in middle-aged men: Over-stressed, under-controlled, or just too unwell?. International Journal of Men's Health. 4(1), 13-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Towers, A.
Tassell, N., & Flett, R. (2005). Stages of change for fruit and vegetable intake and dietary fat modification in Maori women: Some relationships with body attitudes and eating behaviours. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 34(1), 28-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Kingi, D., Towers, A., Seebeck, R., & Flett, R. (2005). Pacific women's decisions about exercise adoption: Utilising the stage-of-exercise-adoption model. New Zealand Medical Journal. 118(1216)
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R., Towers, A.
Hirini, P., Flett, R., Long, N., & Millar, M. (2005). Frequency of traumatic events, physical and psychological health among Maori. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 34(1), 20-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Gavala, JR., & Flett, R. (2005). Influential factors moderating academic enjoyment/motivation and psychological well-being for Maori university students at Massey University. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 34(1), 52-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA., Kazantzis, N., Long, NR., MacDonald, C., & Millar, M. (2004). Gender and ethnicity differences in the prevalence of traumatic events: Evidence from a New Zealand community sample. Stress and Health. 20(3), 149-157
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA., Hirini, PR., Long, NR., & Millar, M. (2004). Predictors of health care utilisation in community dwelling New Zealand Māori. South Pacific Journal of Psychology. 15(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Massey, C., Morriss, S., Alpass, F., & Flett, R. (2004). A framework for building technological learning: Evidence from the New Zealand dairy industry. Journal of Extension. 42(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Alpass, F., Flett, R., Humphries, S., Massey, C., Morriss, S., & Long, N. (2004). Stress in dairy farming and the adoption of new technology. International Journal of Stress Management. 11(3), 270-281
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Flett, R., Alpass, F., Humphries, S., Massey, C., Morriss, S., & Long, N. (2004). The technology acceptance model and use of technology in New Zealand dairy farming. Agricultural Systems. 80(2), 199-211
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Seebeck, RF., Johnson, MH., & Flett, RA. (2003). The Nature and Extent of Social Anxiety and Avoidance in Patients with Chronic Pain. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 9(1), 52-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R., Collinson, C., Handy, J., & Alpass, F. (2002). Skill Development and Problems in the Achievement of Transfer of Training Effects: Some New Zealand Rehabilitation Case Manager Data. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 8(2), 127-132
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Handy, J.
Flett, RA., Kazantzis, N., Long, NR., MacDonald, C., & Millar, M. (2002). Traumatic events and physical health in a New Zealand community sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 15(4), 303-312
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Alpass, F., Neville, S., & Flett, R. (2001). The role of humour as a coping strategy in an older male sample. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 20(3), 156-158
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Kazantzis, N., Flett, RA., Long, NR., MacDonald, C., & Millar, M. (2000). Domestic Violence, Psychological Distress, and Physical Illness among New Zealand Women: Results from a Community-Based Study. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 29(2), 67-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Alpass, F., Neville, S., & Flett, R. (2000). Contribution of retirement-related variables to well-being in an older male sample. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 29(2), 74-79 Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=698
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Millar, MA., Flett, RA., Kazantzis, N., Long, NR., & MacDonald, C. (1999). Physician Service Use by Older Adults in New Zealand. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 5(2), 126-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Biggs, HC., & Flett, R. (1995). Rehabilitation Counsellor Competency Studies: A Review of Praxis in a Human Service Profession. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 1(1), 1-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R., Biggs, H., & Alpass, F. (1995). Job stress and professional practice: Implications for rehabilitation educators. Rehabilitation Education. 9(4), 275-291 Retrieved from http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1996-28513-001
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Biggs, H., Flett, R., Voges, K., & Alpass, F. (1995). Job satisfaction and distress in rehabilitation professionals: The role of organisational commitment and conflict. Journal of Applied Rehabiliation Counseling. 26(1), 41-46 Retrieved from http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1995-41919-001
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Biggs, HC., & Flett, R. (1994). Vocational assessment and evaluation services in New Zealand: Contemporary perspectives and future challenges. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Bulletin. 27(3), 88-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Maxwell, GM., Flett, R., & Colhoun, H. (1990). Taking the psychological pulse: How to measure the psychological health of New Zealanders. Community Mental Health in New Zealand. 5(1), 11-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Romans-Clarkson, SE., Clarkson, JE., Dittmer, ID., Flett, R., Linsell, C., Mullen, PE., . . . Mullin, B. (1986). Impact of a handicapped child on mental health of parents. British medical journal (Clinical research ed.). 293, 1395-1397
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Bennett, STM., & Flett, RA. (2001). Te Hua O te Ao Maori. He Pukenga Korero. 6(2), 29-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Flett, R.
Bennett, ST., & Flett, RA. (2001). Te Hua o te Ao Māori. He Pukenga Krero. 6(2), 29-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Alpass, F., Neville, S., & Flett, R. (2000). Contribution of Retirement-related Variables to Well-being in an Older Male Sample. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 29(2), 74-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Collinson, C., Flett, R., Handy, J., Brook, J., & Alpass, F. (2000). Job Satisfaction in Rehabilitation Case Managers: The Role of Organisational Commitment and Climate, Occupational Self Efficacy, and Perceived Competencies. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 6(2), 67-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Handy, J.
MacDonald, C., Chamberlain, K., Long, N., & Flett, R. (1999). Posttraumatic stress disorder and interpersonal functioning in Vietnam War veterans: A mediational model. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 12(4), 701-707
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Kazantzis, N., & Flett, R. (1998). Family cohesion and age as determinants of homesickness in university students. Social Behavior and Personality. 26(2), 195-202
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Biggs, HC., Humphries, SA., & Flett, RA. (1998). Perspectives on vocational rehabilitation: A New Zealand analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 11(1), 13-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Leathem, JM., Murphy, LJ., & Flett, RA. (1998). Self- and informant-ratings on the patient Competency Rating Scale in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 20(5), 694-705
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Tofi, T., Flett, R., & Timutimu-Thorpe, H. (1996). Problems faced by Pacific Island students at University in New Zealand: Some effects on academic performance and psychological wellbeing. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 31(1), 51-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Biggs, H., Flett, R., & Voges, K. (1995). Rehabilitation practitioner competencies: Some New Zealand data. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 18(1), 56-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R., Biggs, H., & Alpass, F. (1995). Job-related tension, self-esteem and psychological distress in rehabilitation professionals. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 18(2), 123-131
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Flett, R., Biggs, H., & Alpass, F. (1995). A perspective on occupational concerns of rehabilitation service providers. Disability and Rehabilitation. 17(2), 76-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
FLETT, R., BIGGS, H., & ALPASS, F. (1994). THE EFFECTS OF PROFESSIONAL-TRAINING ON OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND PERSONAL AFFECT IN REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION. 60(3), 39-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Flett, R., Alpass, F., & Harcourt, B. (1994). Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Lower Leg Ulceration in the Elderly. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 16(2), 183-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Flett, R., & Biggs, H. (1993). Wellbeing and the rehabilitation service provider: The role of coping strategies. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 16(4), 313-315
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R., & Biggs, H. (1992). Contextual issues for vocational placement coordinators: Some preliminary findings. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 15(3), 187-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Dowall, JR., Bolter, CP., Flett, RA., & Kammann, R. (1988). Psychological well-being and its relationship to fitness and activity levels. Journal of Human Movement Studies. 14(1), 39-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, R., Casswell, S., Brasch, P., & Silva, P. (1987). Alcohol knowledge and experience in children aged 9 and 11. New Zealand Medical Journal. 100(837), 747-749
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Flett, R.
FLETT, R., & KAMMANN, R. (1986). WELLBEING - THE CRITERIA FOR A COMMUNITY-HEALTH. AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST. 21(1), 117-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Romans-Clarkson, SE., Clarkson, JE., Dittmer, ID., Flett, R., Linsell, C., Mullen, PE., . . . Mullin, B. (1986). Impact of a handicapped child on mental health of parents. British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.). 293(6559), 1395-1397
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.
Kammann, R., & Flett, R. (1983). Affectometer 2: A scale to measure current level of general happiness. Australian Journal of Psychology. 35(2), 259-265
[Journal article]Authored by: Flett, R.

Book

Flett, RA. (2013). Physical health and retirement. In F. Alpass, & J. Paddison (Eds.) Psychological Dimensions of Reirement. (pp. 42 - 54). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey Research Online, Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Flett, R.Edited by: Alpass, F.
Maxwell, GM., Flett, R., & Colhoun, H. (1989). Wellbeing, close relationships and psychological health. In RC. King, & JK. Collins (Eds.) Social applications and issues in psychology. (pp. 349 - 358). North Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Flett, R.
Bashford, J., Flett, RA., & Copeland J, . (2012). The Cannabis Use Problems Identification Test (CUPIT): A measure of current and developing cannabis use disorder among adolescents and adults. . Adamson, S, RN. Schroder, & J. Sheridan (Eds.)New Zealand: Addiction Treatment Research Interest Group (ATRIG)
[Monograph]Authored by: Flett, R.

Conference

Murray, JR., & Flett, RA. (2004, August). Te maaia oranga i ngaa aakonga rangatira o te maatauranga hinengaro. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society 2004 Annual Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Thornton, A., Leathem, JM., Edwards, L., & Flett, R. (2015). Introducing the CASDECT - a cognitive screening measure for use during electroconvulsive therapy. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference. Sydney, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flett, R.
Thornton, A., Leathem, JM., & Flett, R. (2015). Short term cognitive change during electroconvulsive therapy for unipolar and bipolar depression: A prospective study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference. Sydney, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flett, R.
Thornton, A., Leathem, J., & Flett, R. (2013). Monitoring cognitive function during ECT: Current New Zealand practice. In New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro Programme(pp. 51 - 51). , New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro New Zealand: The New Zealand Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Flett, R.
Thornton, A., Leathem, J., & Flett, R. (2013). Coin rotation task, a test of motor speed and dexterity: Norms for New Zealand. In New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro Programme(pp. 50 - 50). , New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro New Zealand: The New Zealand Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Flett, R.
Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Flett, R. (2012). PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON ELDER HEALTH. In GERONTOLOGIST Vol. 52 (pp. 178 - 178). : OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Stephens, C.
Bashford, J., Flett, R., & Copeland, J. (2010, September). CUPIT: A measure of current and developing cannabis-related problems. Presented at Cutting Edge 2010 3D: Development Diversity Direction for a new Decade. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Towers, AJ., Hill, SR., & Flett, RA. (2009, August). What the hell was I thinking? Understanding the precursors to real-life regret.. Presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009. Conflict ... Process ... Resolution. Papa ... Mahi ... Ratanga.. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R., Hill, S., Towers, A.
Bennett, S., Flett, R., & Babbage, D. (2008). The adaptation of cognitive behavioural therapy for adult Maori clients with depression: A pilot study. In M. Levy, LW. Nikora, B. Masters Awatere, M. Rua, & W. Waitoki (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium. (pp. 83 - 91).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Flett, R.
Towers, AJ., Flett, RA., Hill, SR., & Alpass, FM. (2008). The changing nature of life regrets. Poster session presented at the meeting of 7th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing "Shaping Research Landscapes". Fremantle, WA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Hill, S., Towers, A.
Towers, AJ., Flett, RA., & Seebeck, RF. (2005). Why so unfit?: Assessing potential barriers to exercise adoption in middle-aged men. Poster session presented at the meeting of Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine. Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flett, R., Towers, A.
Seebeck, RF., & Flett, RA. (2005, February). 'We just get trashed': An investigation into students' talk around binge drinking in New Zealand. Presented at Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Towers, AJ., Flett, RA., & Hill, SR. (2005). The decision appraisal model of regret. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Conference. Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flett, R., Hill, S., Towers, A.
Russell, C., & Flett, RA. (2005, February). The cost of striving for perfection: Perfectionism, stress, and well-being among university students. Presented at Inaugural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference. Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Biggs, H., & Flett, RA. (2005, February). Rehabilitation professionals and solution-focused brief therapy. Presented at Inaugural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference. Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Biggs, H., & Flett, RA. (2005). Rehabilitation professionals and solution-focused brief therapy. In DHE. Biggs (Ed.) Inuagural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference: Intergrating Research, Practice, and Training. (pp. 12 - 18). Carseldine, QLD
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Flett, R.
Paddison, CAM., Faimalie, M., & Flett, RA. (2004). Promoting physical and psychological wellbeing among Samoan people with diabetes in New Zealand: Does a good doctor make a difference?. In DIABETOLOGIA Vol. 47 (pp. A333 - A333). , 40th Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-Diabetes: SPRINGER
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Flett, R.
Murray, JR., & Flett, RA. (2004, August). Te māia oranga i ngā ākonga rangatira o te mātauranga hinengaro. Presented at Psychologies for Aotearoa/New Zealand 2004 Annual Confernence and AGM. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Paddison, C., Faimalie, M., & Flett, RA. (2004, September). Promoting physical and psychological wellbeing among Samoan people with diabetes in New Zealand: Does a good doctor make a difference?. Presented at 40th European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting. Munich, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Towers, A., & Flett, R. (2004). A recipe for academic paralysis: Predicting student procrastination. In AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 56 (pp. 95 - 95). : AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Flett, R., Towers, A.
Paddison, C., Vae'au, F., Flett, RA., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, CV. (2004, February). The role of family context in managing chronic illness: Are there cultural differences?. Presented at Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Scientific Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Stephens, C.
Paddison, C., Faimalie, M., Flett, RA., Alpass, FM., & Stephens, CV. (2004, February). Does a good doctor make a difference?: The role of patient-provider relationship in promoting positive self-management among Samoan people with Type 2 diabetes. Presented at Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Scientific Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R., Stephens, C.
Paddison, C., Vae'au, F., & Flett, RA. (2004, February). Diabetes health services through the patient's eyes: A Samoan study. Presented at Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Scientific Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Paddison, J., & Flett, RA. (2004, February). Changing New Zealander's health behaviours. Presented at Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Scientific Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Alpass, FM., & Flett, RA. (2004). Health disparities among older workers and retirees. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Psychological Society 2004 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting. Te Papa, Wellington, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Tarrant, RA., Leathem, JM., & Flett, RA. (2004). Butterflies: Music performance anxiety in university student musicians. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Psychological Society 2004 Annual Conference and AGM. Wellington, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA. (2002, June). Kiwiblokes. Presented at Ageing in A Diverse New Zealand/ Aotearoa. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Massey, CL., Morriss, SD., Alpass, FM., & Flett, RA. (2002). Enabling technological learning in the New Zealand dairy industry. New Zealand Agricultural Resource Economists Society Eighth Annual Conference. Vol. Discussion (pp. 163 - 174). Canterbury, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.
Massey, CL., Morriss, SD., Alpass, FM., & Flett, RA. (2002). Enabling technological learning in the New Zealand dairy industry. The Annual Conference of the New Zealand Agricultural Resource Economists Society Eighth Annual Conference. (pp. 163 - 174). Canterbury, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Alpass, F., Flett, R.

Other

Flett, RA. (2015, June). A Community Survey of Trauma: Some New Zealand Data. In Research Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA. (2013, July). Health behaviour change: Applying Prochaska and DiClemente's Stages of Change Model. In Research Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Flett, RA. (2013, July). Research ethics: A New Zealand perspective. In Research Seminar Series, Department of Psychology, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Flett, R.
Bashford, J., Flett, R., & Copeland, J. (2010). Measuring cannabis use. (pp. 351).
[Other]Authored by: Flett, R.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 2 16
Co-supervisor 1 13

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Julia Ioane - Doctor of Philosophy
    Experiences of youth court in Aotearoa NZ- through the lens of Pasifika families/ aiga
  • Renee Smith - Doctor of Philosophy
    Tangata Tonui, Tangata Mauri Ora

Co-supervisor of:

  • Jennifer Beckett - Doctor of Philosophy
    The survival skill programme: Designing, implementing and participant evaluation of an adapted DBT skill training programme for at risk tertiary students who have borderline personality disorder

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Edilburga Wulan Saptandari - Doctor of Philosophy
    Understanding Indonesian Primary School Teachers' Social-Emotional Practice
  • 2017 - Tamara Bejakovich - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    "Presumed straight until demonstrated otherwise": The relationships between sexual identity, heteronormativity, sexual identity development and psychological well-being
  • 2017 - Katie Weastell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Raising a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Experience of Stigma by Association, its Impact on Caregiver Wellbeing, the Influence of Signature Strengths, and the Experience of Growth
  • 2015 - Freya Smith - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Impact of Aggression Replacement Training on Emotion Regulation and Aggressive Behaviour
  • 2015 - Jessica Mills - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The efficacy of Aggression Replacement Training on interpersonal deficits and aggressive subtypes in New Zealand high school students
  • 2010 - Hukarere Valentine - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Kia Ngawari ki te Awatea: The relationship between Wairua and Maori wellbeing: A psychological perspective
  • 2010 - Andrew Towers - Doctor of Philosophy
    Consolidating mistakes of the heart and mind: Toward a dual process theory of regret
  • 2009 - Simon Bennett - Doctor of Philosophy
    Te Huanga o te Ao Maori: Cognitive behavioural therapy for Maori clients with depression - Development and evaluation of a culturally adapted treatment programme
  • 2009 - Natasha Tassell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Motivation and well-being in humanitarian health workers
  • 2009 - Beverly Haarhoff - Doctor of Philosophy
    The map, the navigator, and the explorer: Evaluating the content and quality of CBT case conceptualizations and the role of self-practice/self-reflection as a training intervention.
  • 2008 - Angela Jury - Doctor of Philosophy
    Fruit and vegetable intake among men in New Zealand: An evaluation and extension of a stage and continuous model of dietary behaviour
  • 2008 - Claire Russell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Multisystemic Therapy in New Zealand:Effectiveness and Predictors of Outcome
  • 2007 - Janet Bashford - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Cannabis Use Problems Identification test (CUPIT): Development and Psychometrics
  • 2001 - Rody Withers - Doctor of Philosophy
    Health and Health-care Use by New Zealand Vietnam War Veterans and Their Wives: An Examination of Andersen's Model of Health-care Utilization.
  • 2001 - Catherine Collinson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Beyond Training: An Evaluation of Transfer from the Tertiary Setting to the Corporate Environment.
  • 1999 - Gillian Madison-Smith - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Measurement and Correlates of Women's Health Care Utilization.

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Brylee Cresswell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Treatments for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Fish Oil Supplementation and Information Provision in New Zealand Health Care Services
  • 2020 - Amelia Backhouse-Smith - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    MĀ TŌ TĀTOU WHANAUNGATANGA E WHAKATAKI I TE RITENGA TIKA Māori Mental Health Service Engagement – A Narrative Woven by Tangata Whaiora, Whānau Member
  • 2018 - Kate Ross-McAlpine - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Aspects of the Neuropsychological Development and Assessment of New Zealand Children
  • 2018 - Kathryn McLennan - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: Objective and subjective assessment of executive and social functioning
  • 2018 - Pixie Armstrong-Barrington - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Treatment Barriers for Maori with Social Anxiety: A Maori Perspective
  • 2015 - Anneke Thornton - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Cognitive Change and Assessment during Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • 2013 - Keith Mowat - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Masculinity as a site of pre-emptive intervention in the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • 2012 - Taisia Huckle - Doctor of Philosophy
    Drinking patterns and harms amoung young people in the context of alcohol policy liberalisation
  • 2012 - Joan Norrie - Doctor of Philosophy
    Energy Crisis :Prevalence, Severity.Treatment and Persistence of Fatigue After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • 2009 - Alicia Moxon - Doctor of Philosophy
    The effectiveness of a brief psychoeducational intervention for people with schizophrenia and their families
  • 2005 - Ruth Tarrant - Doctor of Philosophy
    Anguish and Accolades: An Investigation of Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy for Performance Anxiety in Musicians.
  • 1997 - Christine Stephens - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Impact of Trauma on Health and the Moderating Effects of Social Support: A Study with the New Zealand Police.
  • 1995 - Carol Vincent - Doctor of Philosophy
    Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Interpersonal Functioning in Veterans of the Vietnam War.