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Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills

Name Andrea Lamont-Mills
Position Professor (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Counselling
Office B211
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6159
Extension 6159
Qualifications BA Tas , BA(Hons) Tas , PhD USQ
Executive Support

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )
  • Psychology ( 170100 )
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  • ( 420799 )
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Research interests
My research is centered around two program of research. The first is about learning from those with lived experience of suicide. Our current focus is on how peers support each other via online forums. Adopting the position that support is interactional in nature, this research aims to explicate how support is gained and provided to those experiencing a suicidal crisis.

The second program focuses on suicide in sport. This is a new program that is currently examining whether sport is a protective factor against suicide for Australian athletes. Its aim is to identify if there are aspects of the sport context that may protect athletes from developing suicidal thoughts and/or acting on these.

Professional memberships
Registered Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Affiliate Member of the Queensland Counselling Association

Industry affiliations
Member of the Australasian Telehealth Society
Member of the Society for Mental Health Research
Member of the Transcript and Analysis Group
Member of the UQ QualHealth Researchers Network
Member of the International Society for Conversation Analysis Research
Member of Suicide Prevention Australia
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Member of the National Tertiary Education Union

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PSY4020 Ethics and Professional Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

Research most recent
Perry, A., Lamont-Mills, A., du Plessis, C., du Preez, J & Pyle, D. (2020). Suicidal behaviours and moderator support in online health communities: Protocol for a scoping review, BMJ Open, 10:e034162. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034162

Lamont-Mills, A. & Christensen, S. (2018). Researching real-world psychological practice: Psychology consultations as data [Online case study,]. SAGE Research Methods. Sage Publications.

Lamont-Mills, A., Christensen, S., & Moses. L. (2018). Confidentiality and informed consent in counselling and psychotherapy: A systematic review [Online,]. Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, Victoria, Australia.

Research most notable
Lamont-Mills, A. & Christensen, S. (2018). Conversation analysis and research with children [Online, doi:10.1093/obo/9780199791231-0199]. Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press.

Burton, L.J., Goodwin, C. J., Goodwin, K., Jose, P., Reece, J., Gullifer, J. Lambros, A., Mussa, M., Lamont-Mills. A. (2017). Psychology Research Methods. Brisbane, Australia: Wiley Direct.

Lamont-Mills, A., & Christensen, S. (2006). Athletic identity and its relationship to sport participation levels. Journal for Science and Medicine in Sport, 9, 472-478.

Publications in ePrints

Pyle, Denise and Perry, Amanda and Lamont-Mills, Andrea and Tehan, Gerry and Chambers, Suzanne K. (2020) A scoping review of the characteristics and benefits of online prostate cancer communities. Psycho-Oncology. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1057-9249

Perry, Amanda and Lamont-Mills, Andrea and du Plessis, Carol and du Preez, Jan and Pyle, Denise (2020) Suicidal behaviours and moderator support in online health communities: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 10 (1 - Article e034162).

Lamont-Mills, Andrea and Christensen, Steven (2018) Researching real-world psychological practice: psychology consultations as data [Online case study]. Sage Publications.

McLean, Suzanne and Lamont-Mills, Andrea (2017) Doing suicidal on the internet: a discursive analysis of online suicide forums. In: 2017 National Suicide Prevention Conference: Relationships, Resilience & Respect (NSPC17), 25-29 July 2017, Brisbane.

Tynan, Belinda and Ryan, Yoni and Lamont-Mills, Andrea (2015) Examining workload models in online and blended teaching. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46 (1). pp. 5-15. ISSN 0007-1013

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