• PY1106: Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating and Disseminating (Level 1; TSV)
  • PY3102: Social Psychology (Level 3; TSV)
  • PY4106: Group Project Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; 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).
  • 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 52+ 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.

  • Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Moderate to Late Preterm (MLPT) Infants: Biopsychosocial and Cultural Determinants (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Technology adoption by Australian farmers: understanding and supporting decision making (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Thinking about legislative action, mitigation, and insurance for extreme natural hazards. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • When do Scientists become Advocates? The Blurred line between Science and Advocacy and the Role of Social Media (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • What makes people fall for fake news? Identifying the mechanisms which make people receptive to misinformation about agriculture (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Defensive Processing and the Role of Control: Storm Surge Risk Communication (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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