Dr Madelyn Pardon is a Lecturer in Psychology at the College of Healthcare Sciences.

Ms Pardon's primary research interest is on water security, natural disasters and threat perceptions. Her PhD research is focused on how individual's perceive water and how this perception influences water conservation behaviour. Her current work focuses on how vulnerable populations perceived and respond to extreme weather events and/or climate change.

Additionally, Pardon has also worked on various other projects including the relationship between Student's in Nursing/Midwifery roles and work integrated learning, online psychology educator needs, as well as the impact of medically unexplained symptoms on ED re-presentations (a project run at the Townsville University Hospital). 

Madelyn has a keen interest in community interventions that benefit community health and the environment, as well as an interest in enhancing the student learning experience.

  • PY4113: Design and Analysis for Professional Psychology (Level 4; TSV)
  • PY4205: Psychological Disorders and Interventions (Level 4; ONL)
  • PY4208: Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Futures (Level 4; ONL)
  • Data analysis
  • Fear appeals
  • Environmental threat perceptions
  • Water security
  • 2020 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Brisbane)
  • 2016 to 2020 - Sessional Tutor and Research Assistant, James Cook University (Townsville)
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Socio-Economic Objectives

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