Christina Driver - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Christina Driver

PGrad Dip Psych UNE, BSc Hons (First Class) St Mary’s University, UK.

  • Associate Lecturer: Mental Health and Neuroscience
USC Thompson Institute
Christina Driver

Christina joined USC in 2015 as a sessional academic and has taught into a number of courses in the areas of, research methods, health and human behaviour, sport and exercise psychology, and applied psychology for healthcare.

Christina recently submitted her PhD thesis which researched the implications of the psychosocial effects on injury, disability and chronic conditions, and the use of psychosocial strategies for health and rehabilitation as part of a biopsychosocial model of care. Implications of her research were primarily focused on learning and teaching of psychosocial strategies for physiotherapy practice specifically. Other research areas have included psychosocial strategies in occupational therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease, service mapping of mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs service providers, and the effects of multidisciplinary pain management programs.

Christina is also a Science Mentor for Frontiers for Young Minds (health and neuroscience) and was part of the first live review in Australia at the Society for Mental Health Research Conference in 2018.

Teaching areas

  • Associate Lecturer and Course Coordinator: Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience

Christina Driver’s specialist areas of knowledge include the psychosocial aspects of injury, disability and chronic health conditions, and the use of psychosocial strategies as part of a biopsychosocial model of care for health and rehabilitation.

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