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Professor Tony Machin

Professor Tony Machin
Name Tony Machin
Position Honorary Professor
Section School of Psychology and Counselling
Phone +61 7 4631 2587
Extension 2587
Email
Qualifications BA Qld , BA(Hons) Qld , BSc Qld , MA Qld , PhD USQ
Homepage http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=_LcKcUcAAAAJ
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Tony's career at USQ began in 1992. He has served as Undergrad Program Coordinator, Honours Program Coordinator, Head of Department (2008-2013) and Head of School (2013-2018) in the School of Psychology and Counselling. He was also Acting Exec Dean of the Faculty of HES for a brief time. With a team from Griffith University, he has started a 3-year ARC grant focusing on "Juggling priorities: How do tertiary students balance work and study". He is involved in the APS as a member of the APS Advisory Council, and the Fellows committee. He is also an APAC assessor. He is contributing to HDR student supervision in areas such as health and safety in the workplace, development and evaluation of interventions that assist the unemployed to return to work, and addressing mental health issues in the workplace.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 120599 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )
  • Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 170199 )
  • Urban And Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 330499 )
  • Strategy ( 350799 )
  • Other Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 529999 )

Research interests
1. I am a CI on an ARC Discovery grant with Griffith University commencing in 2018 focusing on “Juggling priorities: How do tertiary students balance work and study?”.

2. I contribute to HDR students in areas such as health and safety in the workplace, development of interventions to assist the unemployed, and addressing mental health issues in the workplace.

Professional memberships
? Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (Member since 1989).
? Member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Organisational Psychology (Member since 1992).
? Member of the International Association for Applied Psychology (Member since 1992).
? Member of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.
? Member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8 of the APA).
? Member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the APA).
? Member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the APA).
? International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)
? Chair of the organising committee for the 2017 Inaugural Australian psychology Learning and Teaching Conference (AusPLAT).
? Member of the organising committee for the 2018 Australian Psychological Society Congress
? Member of the Nominations Committee for the Australian Psychological Society Board of Directors

Industry affiliations
Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia Registration number PSY0001362866.
Member of the organising committee for the 2018 Australian Psychological Society Congress.
Chair of the organising committee for the 2017 Inaugural Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference (AusPLAT).

USQ Research affiliations

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

Administrative responsibilities
1. Head of the School of Psychology and Counselling (formerly Psychology, Counselling and Community) from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Previously Head of the Psychology Department (from 14 July 2008).
2. Psychology Fourth Year (Honours) Coordinator (2001-2004).
3. Psychology Undergraduate Coordinator (S2, 2004 - S3, 2007).
4. Director of the Career and Organisational Research (CORE) Unit from 2005 to 2014.
5. I was a member of the Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Association (HODSPA) and the Treasurer from 2008-2018. HODSPA’s purpose is to represent the discipline of psychology in universities in Australia (see www.hodspa.org.au ).

Research most recent
1. Zuscak, S., Coyle, I., Keyzer, P., & Machin, M. A., (2019). The marriage of psychology and law: Testamentary capacity. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2018.1557506
2. Parsons-Smith, R.L., Terry, P.C., & Machin, M.A. (2017). Identification and Description of Novel Mood Profile Clusters. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1958. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01958
3. Fein, E. C., Skinner, N., & Machin, M. A. (2017) Work Intensification, Work–Life Interference, Stress, and Well-Being in Australian Workers. International Studies of Management & Organization, 47(4), 360-371. doi: 10.1080/00208825.2017.1382271


Research most notable
1. Machin, M. A. & Sankey, K. S. (2008). Relationships between young drivers’ personality characteristics, risk perceptions, and driving behaviour. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 40, 541-547.

2. Machin, M. A. (2002). Planning, managing, and optimizing transfer of training. In: K. Kraiger (Ed.), Creating, implementing, and managing effective training and development (pp. 263-301). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

3. Fogarty, G. J., Machin, M. A., Albion, M. J., Sutherland, L. F., Lalor G. I., & Revitt, S. (1999). Predicting occupational strain and job satisfaction: The role of stress, coping, personality, and affectivity variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54, 429-452.


Publications in ePrints

Lys, Brendan and Tao, XiaohuiORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0020-077X and Machin, TonyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0967-6934 and Zhang, Ji and Zhong, Ning (2019) Identification of stress impact on personality density distributions. In: 12th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2019), 13-15 Dec 2019, Haikou, Hainan, China.

Machin, M. Anthony ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0967-6934 and Machin, Tanya M. (2019) Psychological Literacy: What Is It and How Do We Measure It? In: 126th Annual American Psychological Association Convention (APA 2018), 9-12 Aug, 2018, San Francisco, United States.

Machin, Tony ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0967-6934 and Winterbotham, Sonya and Creed, Peter and Hood, Michelle and Brough, Paula and Bialocerkowski, Andrea and Eastgate, Lindsay (2019) The impact of a Student vs Worker identity on work-study conflict and facilitation in university students. In: 5th Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference (STARS 2019), 7–10 July, 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Zuscak, Simon and Coyle, Ian and Keyzer, Patrick and Machin, M. AnthonyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0967-6934 (2019) The marriage of psychology and law: testamentary capacity. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 26 (4). pp. 614-643. ISSN 1321-8719

Parsons-Smith, Renee L. and Terry, Peter C. and Machin, M. AnthonyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0967-6934 (2017) Identification and description of novel mood profile clusters. Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (Article 1958). pp. 1-13.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 120599 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )
  • Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 170199 )
  • Urban And Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 330499 )
  • Strategy ( 350799 )
  • Other Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 529999 )