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Dr Tanya Machin

Dr Tanya Machin
Name Tanya Machin
Position Associate Dean (Academic)
Section Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Office T414
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5576
Extension 5576
Qualifications BSc USQ , BSc(Psych)(Hons) USQ , GCertEd USQ , PhD USQ
Executive Support

Research interests
Social and developmental psychology specifically focused on social media and technology, rejection and exclusion in relationships, ethics

Professional memberships
Associate member of Australian Psychological Society
International affiliate of American Psychological Association
Member of Society of Australiasian Social Psychologists
Member of Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Member of the Internation Association of CyberPsychology, Training, and Rehabilitation

Industry affiliations
Division 2 APA: Society for the teaching of psychology
Division 8 APA: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Division 46 APA: Society for Media Psychology and Technology
APS Interest Group: Psychology Education

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology

Administrative responsibilities
Member of USQ Human Research Ethics Committee
Program Coordinator - 4th year BPSH, BSCH (Psychology)

Research most recent
Abel, S., Machin, T., & Brownlow, C. (2020). WhatsApp fam? Long-distance family connectedness over social media: A mixed methods systematic review. New Media and Society, 1-20. https://doi:10.1177/1461444820958717

Abel, S., Machin, T., & Brownlow, C. (2019). Support, socialise and advocate: An exploration of the stated purposes of Facebook autism groups, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 61, 10-21.

Brownlow, C., O’Dell, L., & Machin, T. M. (2017). Understanding the autistic individual: a practical guide to critical discourse analysis. In M. O’Reilly, J.N. Lester, & T Muskett. (eds.). A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Communication, Discourse and Conversation Analysis. pp.141-165. Palgrave Macmillan

Gilmour, J., Machin, T., Brownlow, C., & Jeffries, C. (2019). Facebook-based social support and health: A systematic review. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

Machin, T. (2018) Children and social media. Childhood Studies, 22 Feb 2018. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2379-934X

Machin, T. M., Brownlow, C., & Jeffries, C. H. (2018). A case study of designing artificial Facebook pages: A new approach to online research. In SAGE research methods cases- Psychology. Retrieved from

Machin, T. M. & Jeffries, C. H. (2017). Threat and opportunity: The impact of social inclusion and likeability on anonymous feedback, self-esteem, and belonging. Personality and Individual Differences, 115, 1-6.

Phillips, K., Beel, N., & Machin, T. (2020). Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors indicate they use to develop rapport with clients over the telephone. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia. 8 (1), Retrieved from

Russo, F., Brownlow, C., & Machin, T. (2020). Parental experiences of engaging with the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme for their Children: A systematic review. Journal of Disability Policies Studies, 1-9.

Research most notable
Arnett, J., Maynard, A., Brownlow, C., Chapin, L., & Machin T. (2020) Child Development: A Cultural Approach (Australian and New Zealand). Pearson Education

Publications in ePrints

Arnett, Jeffrey and Maynard, Ashley E. and Brownlow, Charlotte and Chapin, Laurie and Machin, Tanya (2020) Child development a cultural approach. Australian and New Zealand edition. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781488620744

Russo, Fiona and Brownlow, Charlotte and Machin, Tanya (2020) Parental Experiences of Engaging With the National Disability Insurance Scheme for Their Children: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1044-2073

Abel, Susan and Machin, Tanya and Brownlow, Charlotte (2020) Social media, rituals, and long-distance family relationship maintenance: a mixed-methods systematic review. New Media and Society. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1461-4448

Phillip, Karen and Beel, NathanORCID: and Machin, Tanya (2020) Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors use to develop rapport with clients through telephone counselling. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, 8 (1). pp. 1-9.

Machin, Tanya, M. and Parsons-Smith, Renee L. (2019) Experiencing the Journey Together: The Role of Social Support during the Doctorate. In: Traversing the Doctorate: Reflections and Strategies from Students, Supervisors and Administrators. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 269-285. ISBN 9783030237301

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