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Dr. Adam Gerace

BPsych(Hons), PhD
Senior Lecturer/HOC - Positive Psychology
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Adelaide - 44 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA 5034
About Me

Adam is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences. He is Head of Course for the Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology, and Master of Applied Positive Psychology.

Adam's background is in social psychology, and his research interests are in the areas of perspective taking and empathy, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalisation and therapeutic relationships.


Adam's research examines the strategies individuals use to understand another person’s point of view. His work sits within social psychology, with application of this work to mental health settings. Prior to starting with CQU in December 2017, Adam was a Senior Research Fellow in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University (2009-2017), where he investigated psychiatric inpatient unit practices and the perspectives of staff and consumers regarding care.

Universities Studied At

PhD, University of South Australia (2009).

BPsych(Hons), University of South Australia (2003).

Universities Worked At

Flinders University (2009-2017).

University of South Australia (2004-2009).


CQU Student Voice Awards Commendation for Applied Positive Psychology (2018, 2019).

Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Thesis Award (2010).

Tony Winefield PhD Thesis Prize in Psychology, University of South Australia (2010).

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).

Media Citations

Fight, flight, freeze... or film? - Interview for The Quicky, Mamamia (15 August 2019).

Have you got what it takes to be a hero? Here's how you can tell - Interview for Drive with Sheridan Stewart (14 August 2019).

Why can’t we have a chilled out convo about “toxic masculinity”? - Interview for Wavelength, Fresh 92.7 (18 February 2019).

How to practise empathy - Interview for Life Matters, ABC Radio National (7 July 2017).

Professional Memberships

Convener, Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (2015-2018).

Editorial Board member, Journal of Relationships Research (Cambridge University Press).

Member, Australian Psychological Society.

Member, Australian Psychological Society Psychology of Relationships Interest Group.

Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4205 Nursing
  • 1701 Psychology

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Mental Health Nursing

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Social and Community Psychology

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