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

Research Consultant/Senior Clinical Psychologist

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Psychology

Professional

Qualifications

  • 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)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 11
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Cameron, N., Ross, K., Baken, D., & Bimler, D. (2021). The psychosocial interactions of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development. Cancer Nursing. 44(1), E23-E33
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Ross, K.
Brown, W., Baken, D., & Stephens, C. (2021). Advance care planning in New Zealand: A qualitative study of the motivators and barriers to uptake. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 40(2), 162-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Stephens, C.
Hodges, L., Nielsen, T., Cochrane, D., & Baken, D. (2020). The physiological timeline of post exertional malaise in ME/CFS. Translational Sports Medicine. 3(3), 243-249 Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/tsm2.133
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Cochrane, D., Hodges, L.
Matthews, T., Baken, D., Ross, K., Ogilvie, E., & Kent, L. (2019). The experiences of patients and their family members when receiving bad news about cancer: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Psycho-Oncology. 28(12), 2286-2294
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Ross, K.
Baken, DM., Harvey, ST., Bimler, DL., & Ross, KJ. (2018). Stigma in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and its association with functioning. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior. 6(1), 30-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Ross, K.
Hodges, LD., Nielsen, T., & Baken, D. (2018). Physiological measures in participants with chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and healthy controls following repeated exercise: a pilot study. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 38(4), 639-644
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Hodges, L.
Harvey, ST., Marwick, A., Baken, DM., Bimler, D., & Dickson, J. (2019). Understanding the social emotional practices of therapists. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 32(1), 39-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.
Heron-Speirs, HA., Harvey, ST., & Baken, DM. (2013). Moderators of psycho-oncology therapy effectiveness: Meta-analysis of therapy characteristics. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 31(6), 617-641
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.
Heron-Speirs, HA., Baken, DM., & Harvey, ST. (2012). Moderators of Psycho-Oncology Therapy Effectiveness: Meta-Analysis of Socio-Demographic and Medical Patient Characteristics. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 19(4), 402-416
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.
Heron-Speirs, HA., Harvey, ST., & Baken, DM. (2012). Moderators of Psycho-Oncology Therapy Effectiveness: Addressing Design Variable Confounds in Meta-Analysis. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 19(1), 49-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.
Baken, DML., & 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.
Baken, DM., Woolley, CC., & Kent, LM. (2006). Validation of the distress and impact thermometer in the new Zealand context. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY. 15(2), S166-S167
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.
Baken, D., & Stephens, C. (2005). More dimensions for the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control: Confirmatory factor analysis of competing models of the structure of control beliefs. Journal of Health Psychology. 10(5), 643-656
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Stephens, C.
Bunnell, JK., Baken, DM., & Richards-Ward, LA. (1999). The Effect of Age on Metamemory for Working Memory. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 28(1), 23-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D.

Conference

Hodges, L., Nielsen, T., Baken, D., & Sandercock, G. (2019, July). Cardiovascular physiology following repeated maximal exercise in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Presented at European Congress of Sport Science. Prague, Czech Republic.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D., Hodges, L.
Hodges, L., Nielsen, T., Cochrane, D., & Baken, D. (2018, November). The timeline of post exertional malaise in ME/CFS. Presented at International conference, research, innovation and discovery. Griffith University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D., Cochrane, D., Hodges, L.
Baken, DM. (2017, August). Development & evaluation of lifestyle intervention approaches for people with pre-diabetes: A randomised controlled trial. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D.
Baken, DM. (2017, August). Research coordination. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D.
Baken, DM. (2017, August). Massey community health psychology model and projects. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D.
Hodges, LD., Baken, D., & Tate, W. (2016, November). Physiological measures in participants with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy Controls following repeated exercise: A pilot study. Presented at Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society Annual General Meeting. Auckland Disability Action Centre, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Baken, D., Hodges, L.
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.
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.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 2
Co-supervisor 0 9

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Chantel Fewtrell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Assessing how information on digital screens can be used to provide support for cancer patients in oncology unit wait rooms.

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