Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Jones

Professor and Head of Psychology Department

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: elizabeth.jones@monash.edu

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2767-9450

Profile Summary

Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Jones has been an academic in psychology and for over 30 years. She is currently Head of Department of Psychology at Monash Malaysia, and she previously worked for Griffith University in both Psychology and Business schools, and the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). She is also an assessor for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Her teaching expertise is in organisational and social psychology, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as research methods.  She specialises in teaching skills-based courses and has developed programs in organisational psychology.  She also consults to industry in communication, training and development, effective teams, and organisational change management.  

Her research is in organisational and health communication, as well as health service delivery. She focuses on both health professional-patient communication and interprofessional practice, including an interest in the role of stigma in healthcare.  She also researches life transitions, such as the transition to and from university study, and the transition to parenthood.  She has received funding from Australian Research Council, government departments, Menzies Health Institute and Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, along with industry funding.

Academic Qualifications

BA Hons (Psychology), PhD (U of Queensland)

Professional Affiliation

  • Registered General Psychologist (Australia),
  • President International Association of Social Psychology,
  • Member Asian Association of Social Psychology and Society for Australasian Social Psychologists

Research / Education Interests

Current research projects include:

  • How culture influences patient preferences for patient-centred care
  • Development of the working alliance between physicians and patients
  • The role of culture in the stigmatisation of health conditions
  • How institutional factors shape the implementation of relational coordination in healthcare
  • Developing effective interprofessional learning and practice
  • How age and SES influence communication between supervisors and subordinates
  • The impact on lawyers of exposure to traumatic material

Recent Publications


Book Chapters

Boag-Hodgson, C., Cole, K., & Jones, L. (in press).  Evaluating student performance across successive work integrated learning (WIL) placements using a competency trajectory.  In S. Billett (Ed.) Enriching higher education students’ learning through post-work placement interventions.  Springer.

Boag-Hodgson, C., Jones, L., & Hawkes, A. (2020).  Using Work Integrated Learning (WIL) to Identify the Strengths of Organisational Psychology Students.  In S. Morrissey & J. Cranney (Eds) Teaching psychology around the world (Vol 5).

Davis, R., Occhipinti, S., & Jones, L. (2019).  Managing missing data: Concepts, theories and methods.  In P. Brough (Ed.) Research methods for applied psychologists: Design, analysis and reporting  (pp187-200).  Routledge.

Jones, L. (2019).  Institutional talk: Extending our understanding of intergroup communication in institutional settings.  In J. Harwood, J. Gasiorek, H Pierson and c. Gallois (Eds.) Language, communication, and intergroup relations (pp. 278-282).  New York: Routledge.

Hartwig, K., Barton, G., Bennett, D., Cain, M., Campbell, M., Ferns, S., Jones, L., Joseph, D., Kavanagh, M., Kelly, A., Larkin, I., O’Connor, E., Podorova, A., Tangen, D., & Westerveld. M.  (2017).  Chapter 20 – What does internationalization or interculturalization look like in the future in the Higher Education Sector?  In G. Barton and K. Hartwig (Eds.) Professional learning in the work place for international students: Exploring theory and practice (pp. 313-324).   Springer.

Barton, G., Hartwig, K., Bennett, D., Cain, M., Campbell, M., Ferns, S., Jones, L., Joseph, D., Kavanagh, M., Kelly, S., Larkin, I., O’Connor, E., Podorova, A., Tanger, D., & Westerveld, M. (2017).  Work placements for international student programs: a model of effective practice. In G. Barton and K. Hartwig (Eds.) Professional learning in the work place for international students: Exploring theory and practice (pp 13-34).   Springer. 

Jones, L., O’Connor, E., & Boag-Hodgson, C. (2017).  Enhancing workplace learning for international students in psychology.  In G. Barton and K. Hartwig (Eds.) Professional learning in the work place for international students: Exploring theory and practice (pp 183-202).   Springer.  

Watson, B., Jones, L., & Hewett, D. (2016).  Accommodating health.  In H Giles (Ed) Communication Accommodation Theory: Negotiating Personal Relationships and Social Identities Across Contexts.  Cambridge University Press.152-168

Watson, B., & Jones, L. (2015).  Social psychology and language. Tracy, K., Ilie, C. & Sandel, T. (eds.) (2015). The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Boston: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 9781118611463


Journal Articles

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., Bernardin, S., Woods, M., & Doherty, L (In press) Stereotypes of teenage fathers: Immoral and antisocial or warm and competent? Sex Roles  

Weir, P., Jones, L., & Sheeran, N. (Published online).  Australian Lawyers’ Experience of Professional Exposure to Traumatic Material.  Psychology, Psychiatry and Law. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2020.1776650  [IF 0.74]

Pines, R., Jones, L., Sheeran, N. (2020).  Health professionals’ decision-making regarding using family members as medical interpreters.  Health Communication, 35, 902-909. doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2019.1598740

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., & Perolini, J. (2019).  Intersecting identities: How race and age influence perceptions of mothers.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 71 (3), 261-272.  

Jones, L., Sheeran, N., Pines, R., & Saunders, B. (2019).  How do health professionals decide when an interpreter is needed?  Patient Education and Counseling, 102 (9), 1629-1635.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.004  

Jones, L., Sheeran, N., Lanyon, H., Evans, K., & Martincovic, T (2018). Nurses’ perceptions of communicating with minority parents in a neonatal nursery: A communication accommodation theory approach.  Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 11, 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538068.2018.1460959   *This paper is based on our conference paper awarded Top intergroup communication paper at International Communication Association conference 2016

Jones, L., O’Connor, E., & Boag-Hodgson, C. (2018).  International psychology students use multiple strengths to enhance their learning and performance on work placements.   Australian Psychologist, 53 (6), 505-516  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12351.

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., Rowe, J., & McDonald, H. (2018).  A longitudinal investigation of the experience of mothering for adolescent women who have a preterm infant.  Family Relations, 67 (3), 428-443. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12312.  

O’Callaghan, F, Neumann, D., Jones, L., & Creed, P. (2017) The use of lecture recordings in Higher Education: A review of institutional, student, and lecturer issues. The Journal of Education and Information Technologies. 22, 399-415.   DOI 10.1007/s10639-015-9451-z  

Setchell, J., Gard, M., Jones, L., & Watson, B. (2017). Addressing weight stigma in physiotherapy: Development of a theory driven approach to rethinking weight related interactions. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 33, 597-610 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2017.1328718

Jones, L., Peters, K., Rowe, J., & Sheeran, N. (2016).  The influence of neonatal nursery design on mothers’ interactions in the nursery.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31, e301-e312, 10.1016/j.pedn.2016.05.005  

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., & Rowe, J. (2016).  Motherhood as the vehicle for change in Australian adolescent women.  Journal of Adolescent Research 31 (6), 700-724.  doi:10.1177/0743558415615942  

McWilliam, J., Brown, J., Sanders, M., & Jones. L. (2017).  The Triple P implementation framework.  Prevention Science. 17 (5), 636-645 DOI: 10.1007/s11121-016-0661-4  

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., Rowe, J. & Farnell, L. (2016). Adolescent pregnancy and motherhood in an Australian context.  Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1 (3), 41-54.  

Setchell, J., Watson, B., Gard, M., & Jones, L. (2016).  Physical therapists’ ways of talking about overweight and obesity: clinical implications.  Physical Therapy, 96 (6) 865-875.   doi:10.2522/ptj.20150286  

Jones, R., Jones, L., & Feary, A (2016).  The effects of single family rooms on parenting behavior and maternal psychological factors  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing.  45, 359-370. 10.1016/j.jogn.2015.12.015  

Hogan, C., Jones, L., & Saul, J. (2016).  The impact of special care nursery design on neonatal nurses.  Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 22, 74-80.   DOI: 10.1016/j.jnn.2015.09.001  

Jones, L., Taylor, T., Watson, B., Fenwick, J. & Dordic, T. (2015).  Negotiating care in the special care nursery: Parents’ and nurses’ perceptions of nurse-parent communication,  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30 (6), pp. e71-e80.  

Setchell, J., Watson, B., Jones, L., & Gard, M. (2015).  Weight stigma in physiotherapy practice: Insights from patient experiences of interactions with physiotherapists.  Manual Therapy, 20, 835-841.  

Sheeran, N., Jones, L., & Rowe, J. (2015). The joys and challenges of motherhood of Australian young women of preterm and full term infants. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33 (5), 515-527. DOI:10.1080/02646838.2015.1042962

Research Grants

Jones, L., Sheeran, N., Pines, R. et al Understanding the role of culture in decision-making preference patients have with their provider. School of Applied Psychology strategic research funds.  $4000 (2019/2020)

Pines, R., Jones, L., Sheeran, N., et al Understanding the role of culture in decision-making preference patients have with their provider.   Cottage Health Research Institute $5000USD (2019)

Occhipinti, S., Jones, L., Cheng, A., & Watson, B.  Lung cancer stigma in Australia and Asia.  Griffith University/Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Grant.  $20000. (2019)

‘The development of a placement trajectory (including a competency assessment tool) for postgraduate organisational psychology students to enhance their identification of employable skills’ (Lead CI Christine Boag-Hodgson) as part of OLT grant held by Prof Stephen Billett on Augmenting university students’ post placement experiences. $3000 (2017)

Brough, P., Mickan, S., Bialocerkowski, A., Buckley, R., O’Donovan, A., Cardell, E., & Jones, L. Enhancing the transition, wellbeing, and retention of new graduate allied health professionals. MHIQ Seed Funding. $45,782. (2016)

Awarded OLT grant (Lead CIs Georgina Barton and Kay Hartwig), 'A cross-disciplinary approach to improving international work placements', from the Innovation & Development Program. Reference number: ID13-2938. $220,000 (2014 - 2016)

Jones, L. The effects of single-family rooms in a neonatal nursery and the social and care environment for nurses and mothers.  School of Applied Psychology strategic research grant. $13500. (2012)

Jones, L. Queensland Health Cancer control analysis team (QCCAT):  Discovery Interview as a service improvement tool in cancer care project extension.  $96,000 (2010)

Department of Communities Strategic Research grant extension:  Teenage maternal adjustment during the transition home from hospital with a preterm or low birth weight infant: The role of community services (1st CI with Dr Jennifer Rowe and Ms Nicola Sheeran).  $8873.20 (2009)

Queensland Health Cancer control analysis team (QCCAT):  Discovery Interview project (1st CI with Ms Hazel Harden).  $100,000 (2008)

Queensland Health:  Research into Acceleration of Human Error, Patient Safety and Communication (CI with Dr Bernadette Watson).  $89,728 (2008)

Department of Communities Strategic Research grant:  Teenage maternal adjustment during the transition home from hospital with a preterm or low birth weight infant: The role of community services (1st CI with Dr Jen Rowe and Ms Nicola Sheeran).  $44444.27 (2008)

Cancer Australia and Queensland Health:  Trial of peer support for Specialist Breast Nurses (CI with Suzanne Steginga and Stefano Occhipinti).  $180,000 (2007-2008)

GURG:  Beyond Discharge: Family adjustment during the transition home with a preterm infant (1st CI with Dr Jennifer Rowe). $20,000. (2006)

Prince of Wales funding for Acute Care Surgeon project. $5000 (2005)

Australian Research Council (SPIRT grant): Communication of Organisational Change: Role of Communication and Intergroup Perceptions (CI with Callan, Gallois, Paulsen, and Rooney; industry partner is Wolston Park Hospital), $120,000. (2001-2002)

Australian Research Council ((SPIRT grant) Employee adjustment to continued organisational change.  (CI with Victor Callan and Cindy Gallois and Dr Prashant Bordia;  Industry partners Princess Alexandria Hospital and Department of Public Works and Housing).  $255,000 (1998-2000)

Research Supervision


PhD

Yvonne Brunetto (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 1995

Lyn Cundy (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 1998

Claire Brown (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 1998

Sheryl Ramsay  (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2002

Angela Martin (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2002

Jan Philamon (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2004

Kim Polistina (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2005

Arthur Poropat (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2005

Andrea Quinn (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2005

Tim Grice (University of Queensland)
Successful completion in 2005

Peter Monaghan (University of Queensland)
Successful completion in 2006

Peter Cassematis (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2006

Maddy Phillips (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2006

John Sands (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2006

Amanda Daly (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2007

Shae Rogers (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2008

Kelley Yates (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2011

Vanessa Bruce (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2012

Nicola Sheeran (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2012

Jennifer Barbour (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2014

Melissa Wiemers (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2014

Suzie Drummond (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2014

Hazel Harden (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2014

Lorraine Stokes (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2015

Tatjana Dordic (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2015

Jenny Setchell (University of Queensland)
Successful completion in 2016



Doctorate in Psychology

Melinda Chan (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2010

Dana Ashton  (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2011

Christina Podgornik (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2013

Chamelee Bogoda (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2015

Jenny Cheung (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2016

Rachelle Jones (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2016

Jenna McWilliam (Griffith University)
Successful completion in 2017

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