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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)

  • Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 110399 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Psychology not elsewhere classified ( 170199 )

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 Sciences Research (CHSR)

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

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

3. Clough, B. A., Ireland, M. J., March, S. (2017). Development of the SOSS-D: A Scale to Measure Stigma of Occupational Stress and Burnout in Medical Doctors. Journal of Mental Health.

Research most notable
Sun, H., March, S., Ireland, M., Goodwin, B., Crawford-Williams, F., Chambers, S., Hyde, M., Aitken, J., & Dunn, J. (2017). Regional differences in participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) are associated with socio-demography of the population - An ecological analysis on the NBCSP data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

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.

Donovan, C., Conaughton, R., & March, S. (2017). Efficacy of an internet-based CBT program for children with comorbid High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and anxiety: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.032.

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.

Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H. & March, S. (2016). Does an online CBT program for anxiety impact upon sleep problems in anxious youth? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-11. DOI:10.1080/15374416.2016.1188700

Donovan C. L., March, S., Poole, C., Boyes, N., & Redgate, J. (2015). Australian Mental Health Worker Attitudes Towards cCBT: What is the role of knowledge? Are there differences? Can we change them? Internet Interventions, 2(4), 372-381.

Kassam-Adams, N., Marsac., Kohser, K., Kenardy, J., March, S., & Winston, F. (2015). Pilot randomized controlled trial of a novel web-based intervention to prevent posttraumatic stress in children following medical events. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(1), 138-148. 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv057.

Kassam-Adams, N, Marsac, M., Kohser, K., Kenardy, J., March, S., Winston, F. (2015). A new method for assessing content validity in model-based creation and iteration of eHealth interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 17(4), e95. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3811.

March, S., Kenardy, J., Cobham, V., Nixon, R., McDermott, B., & De Young, A. (2015). Feasibility of a screening program for at-risk children following accidental injury. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(1), 34-40. DOI: 10.1002/jts.21981.

Donovan, C. L., & March, S. (2014). Online CBT for Preschool Anxiety Disorders: A Randomised Control Trial. Behavior Research and Therapy, 58; 24-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.05.001.

Anderson, R., Spence, S.H., Donovan, C. L., March, S., Prosser, S., & Kenardy, R. (2012). Working Alliance in Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy, with Minimal Therapist Contact, for Anxiety Disorders in Youth: Comparison with Clinic Delivery and its Role in Prediction of Outcome. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e88.

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

Goodwin, Belinda C. and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Ireland, Michael J. and March, Sonja (2019) General practitioner endorsement of mail-out colorectal cancer screening: the perspective of nonparticipants. Translational Behavioral Medicine. pp. 1-9.

Goodwin, Belinfda C. and March, Sonja and Ireland, Michael and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Manski, Donna and Ford, Martelle and Dunn, Jeff (2019) Geographic variation in compliance With FOBT colorectal cancer screening programs: the role of attitudes toward health and help seeking. Rural and Remote Health, 19 (3 (4957)). pp. 1-10.

Crawford-Williams, F and March, S and Goodwin, B and Ireland, M and Aitken, J and Chambers, S and Dunn, J (2019) Geographic variations in stage of diagnosis and survival for colorectal cancer in Australia: A systematic review. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0961-5423

Goodwin, Belinda C. and March, Sonja and Crawford-Williams, Fiona and Chambers, Suzanne K. and Dunn, Jeff (2019) 'I’m not doing that.' An in-depth examination of nonparticipation in mail-out bowel cancer screening programs. Translational Behavioral Medicine. pp. 1-10.

Spence, Susan H. and March, Sonja and Donovan, Caroline L. (2019) New technologies to deliver CBT: computer and web-based programs, mobile applications and virtual reality. In: Innovations in CBT for childhood anxiety, OCD, and PTSD: improving access and outcomes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 73-105. ISBN 978-1-108-41602-3

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