• PY1101: Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice (Level 1; SIN & TSV)
  • PY1102: Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY1103: Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think about Weird Things (Level 1; TSV)
  • PY1106: Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating and Disseminating (Level 1; SIN & TSV)
  • I am interested in groups and organisations that aim to improve outcomes for people working in primary industries, such as agriculture and aquaculture industries. I am also interested in working with those who aim to improve outcomes for people living in rural and remote communities, particularly in Northern Australia.
  • My principal research interests lie in rural health, sustainability and development. My past research has predominantly investigated factors affecting farming sustainability and farm family health from occupational perspectives. My current research interests have evolved to investigate adaptation to sustainability challenges that have arisen from increased climate variability. As such, my research focus presently includes other unique working environments in rural and remote areas, such as the FIFO workforce in the mining industry, commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries in Northern Australia. Additionally, in line with my interest in rural communities’ capacity to adapt to and cope with climate change and variability challenges, my research also focuses on people’s ability to effectively prepare for and be resilient to extreme weather event threats (e.g. cyclones).
  • First Year Psychology Coordinator
  • 2016 to present - Lecturer (C), Discipline of Psychology,, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Early Career Development Fellow, Lecturer (B), Discipline of Psychology, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2011 - Sessional lecturer, Tutor & Research Assistant, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
  • 2012 - Award of Academic Excellence (Cum Laude) for PhD Thesis (conferred 2012)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 48+ research outputs authored by Dr Connar McShane from 2009 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Defensive Processing and the Role of Control: Storm Surge Risk Communication (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Mitigating and Adapting to Change in the Tropics: Livelihood Sustainability of North Queensland Commercial Fishers (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Investigating Effective Communication of Climate Change: The Application of a 'Story Telling' Model (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • What makes people fall for fake news? Identifying the mechanisms which make people receptive to misinformation about;;agriculture (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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