In 2011, DASSH established a Network of Associate Deans Research (ADR), to support excellence in research. The network had its inaugural meeting at the 2011 DASSH Conference in Townsville 28-30 September. Professor Sue McGinty, James Cook University was Network Chair and helped build the network for 2011-12 period.As part of DASSH’s Discipline Strategy, this network will complement the work of DASSH and its members. The network aims to provide professional skills development, knowledge sharing regarding current issues and good practice as well as an engaged collegial support network. DASSH encourages the ADR network to take a leadership role in influencing best practice research across the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). Projects It was decided at the inaugural meeting to initially focus on seven short projects over the following six months up until March 2012. The projects were:
Future MeetingsThe network plans to meet in May 2017. Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Network Convenor Professor Eva Kemps
Professor Eva Kemps has been convenor of DASSH’s Associate Deans (Research) Network since September 2016. She is a Professor of Psychology and the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Flinders University.
Professor Kemps' research activities focus primarily on applications of cognitive experimental psychology in the areas of food craving and eating behaviour. In particular, these aim to investigate: (a) the role of mental imagery in the experience and reduction of food cravings, (b) the effects of nutrition, dieting and disordered eating on cognitive performance, and (c) implicit processing of environmental food and eating cues.
She is the Associate Editor of Psychologica Belgica and is on the Editorial Board for Behaviour Research and Therapy; Frontiers in Nutrition, Psychiatry and Psychology: Eating Behavior; Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry; and the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Please contact 2016-18 Network Convenor Professor Eva Kemps or DASSH Executive Officer, Clare Sidoti.
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