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Professor Sonja March

Professor Sonja March
Name Sonja March
Position Professor (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Counselling
Office B307
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4434
Extension 4434
Qualifications PhD Qld
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Public Health and Health Services ( 111700 )
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology ( 170106 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )

Research interests
innovative solutions for mental health, child anxiety, online interventions, eHealth, cognitive behaviour therapy,youth mental health, assessment of youth emotional difficulties, child and family psychology, regional well-being and resilience

USQ Research affiliations

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

Research most recent
March, S., Donovan, C. L., Baldwin, S., Ford, M., & Spence, S. H. (accepted September 2019). Using stepped-care approaches within internet-based interventions for youth anxiety: Three case studies. Internet Interventions.

Spence, S. H., March, S., & Donovan, C. L. (accepted August 2019). Social support as a predictor of treatment adherence and response in an open-access, self-help, Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy program for child and adolescent anxiety. Internet Interventions

Clough, B., Ireland, M., Leane, S., & March, S., (accepted January 2020) Stressors and Protective Factors and Regional and Metropolitan Australian Medical Doctors. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Research most notable
Olson, J., Ireland, M., March, S., Biddle, S., & Hagger, M. (accepted August 2019). Physical Activity in Peri-Urban Communities: Testing Intentional and Implicit Processes within a Social Ecological Framework. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing. doi:10.1111/aphw.12182

Batterham, P., Calear, A., O’Dea, B., Larsen, M., Kavanagh, D., Titov, N., March, S., Hickie, I., Teeson, M., Dear, B., Reynolds, J., Thornton, L., & Gorman, P. (accepted September 2019). Evaluating the evidence base for digital mental health interventions: Implications for accreditation systems. Digital Health.

Myers, L., Goodwin, B., Dunn, J., & March, S. (2019) "Ways to Use Interventions to Increase Participation in Mail-Out Bowel Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Crawford-Williams, F., March, S., Goodwin, B. C., Ralph, N., Galvão, D. A., Newton, R. U., . . . Dunn, J. (2018). Interventions for prostate cancer survivorship: A systematic review of reviews. Psycho-Oncology, 27(10), 2339-2348. doi:10.1002/pon.4888

Goodwin, B. C., March, S., Zajdlewicz, L., Osborne, R. H., Dunn, J., & Chambers, S. K. (2018). Health literacy and the health status of men with prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 27(10), 2374-2381. doi:10.1002/pon.4834

March, S., Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., & Kenardy, J. A. (2018). Large-Scale Dissemination of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Anxiety: Feasibility and Acceptability Study. J Med Internet Res, 20(7), e234. doi:10.2196/jmir.9211

Hill, C., Creswell, C., Vigerland, S., Nauta, M. H., March, S., Donovan, C., … Kendall, P. C. (2018). Navigating the development and dissemination of internet cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for anxiety disorders in children and young people: A consensus statement with recommendations from the #iCBT Lorentz Workshop Group. Internet Interventions, 12, 1-10. DOI:10.1016/j.invent.2018.02.002

March, S., Day, J., Zieschank, K., & Ireland, M. (2018). The Interactive Child Distress Screener: Development and Preliminary Feasibility Testing. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. 6(4).

March, S., Day, J., Ritchie, R., Rowe, A., Gough, J., Hall, T., Yuen, C. Y. J., Donovan, C., and Ireland, M. (2018). Attitudes towards e-Mental health services in a community sample of adults: Predictors of preferences and intentions. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20(2)

Clough, B. A., March, S., Chan, R., Casey, L., Phillips, R., & Ireland, M. (2017). Psychosocial Interventions for Managing Occupational Stress and Burnout among Medical Doctors: A Systematic Review. BMC Systematic Reviews. DOI: 10.1186/s13643-017-0526-3.

Ireland, M. J., March, S., Crawford-Williams, F., Cassimatis, M., Aitken, J, Hyde, M., Chambers, S., Sun, J., & Dunn, J. (2017). A systematic review of geographical differences in management and outcomes for colorectal cancer in Australia. BMC Cancer. DOI:10.1186/s12885-017-3067-1.

Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., March, S., Kenardy, J., Hearn, C. (2017). Generic versus Disorder Specific Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Internet Delivery. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 90, 41-57.

Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., March, S. Gamble, A., Anderson, R. E., Prosser, S., & Kenardy, J. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of online versus clinic-based CBT for adolescent anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 6290.

March, S., Spence, S. H., & Donovan, C. L. (2009). The efficacy of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention for child anxiety disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(5), 474-487.

Spence, S. H., Holmes, J. M., March, S., & Lipp, O. V. (2006). The Feasibility and Outcome of Clinic Plus Internet Delivery of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Childhood Anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(3), 614-621.

Publications in ePrints

Dunn, Jeff and Goodwin, Belinda and Aitken, Joanne F. and March, SonjaORCID: and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Ireland, Michael and Ralph, NicholasORCID: and Zajdlewicz, Leah and Rowe, ArlenORCID: and Chambers, Suzanne (2021) Are National Cancer Control Indicators for patient experiences being met in regional and remote Australia? A cross-sectional study of cancer survivors who travelled for treatment. BMJ Open, 11 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2044-6055

Goodwin, Belinda C. and Chambers, Suzanne and Aitken, Joanne and Ralph, NicholasORCID: and March, SonjaORCID: and Ireland, Michael and Rowe, ArlenORCID: and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Zajdlewicz, Leah and Dunn, Jeff (2021) Cancer-related help seeking in cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia. Psycho-Oncology. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1057-9249

Pillay, Yosheen and Brownlow, Charlotte and March, SonjaORCID: (2021) Transition Services for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in Australia. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 56 (1). pp. 101-111. ISSN 2154-1647

Pillay, Yosheen and Brownlow, Charlotte and March, SonjaORCID: (2020) Autism and inclusive practices: mothers speak out. International Journal of Inclusive Education. ISSN 1360-3116

Viljoen, Bianca ORCID: and Chambers, Suzanne and Dunn, Jeff and Ralph, NicholasORCID: and March, SonjaORCID: (2020) Deciding to enrol in a cancer trial: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13. pp. 1257-1281.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology ( 170106 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )

Research topics