About

Dr Sam Teague is a Lecturer at James Cook University's Department of Psychology. Sam's research aims to explore the role of technology in family's lives, and how those technologies can be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and parents. Her program of research includes monitoring mental health via social media, mobile app-based interventions for depression and anxiety, examining children and adolescents' use of digital media, and exploring emerging intelligent technologies for mental health support. Sam completed her PhD at Monash University's Centre for Developmental Psychology & Psychiatry in 2019, and held a Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship at Deakin University from 2020-2022.

Teaching
  • PY4106: Group Project Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PY4107: Group Project Part 2 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PY4113: Design and Analysis for Professional Psychology (Level 4; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Detecting parents at risk of postpartum depression via passive social media monitoring
  • Creating and trialling app-based mental health interventions for parents
  • Examining the role of digital media (social media, streaming services, video games, etc) in children's development
  • Progressing digital mental health research methods
Teaching
  • Research methods, including observational and intervention designs, systematic review, machine learning and big data methods and applications for psychology
  • Child development
Experience
  • 2020 to 2022 - Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Research Assistant/Fellow, Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Research Scientist, Defence Science & Technology Group (Contract) (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Sessional Academic, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Deakin University's Marjory Dunlop Award for outstanding ECR applicant for Deakin Health Research Capacity Building Grant Scheme (HAtCH)
  • 2018 - Best Student Poster at the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium (Awarded $200 prize)
  • 2018 - Competitively selected to represent the Department of Psychiatry (Monash University) at the PhD Symposium Showcase (Awarded $100 prize)
  • 2017 - Three Minute Thesis Winner – Monash Health Psychiatry (Awarded $500 prize)
Fellowships
  • 2020 to 2022 - Executive Dean Health Research Fellowship, Deakin University. Project: Harnessing social media and m-health to predict, monitor, and intelligently intervene in paternal postpartum depression.
Publications

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Current Funding

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Australian Health Research Alliance - Women's Health Research Translation Network (WHRTN)

Social influences on mothers? ratings of maternal-fetal attachment

Indicative Funding
$10,000 over 1 year
Summary
This project will use an ecological momentary assessment design to examine connections between maternal mental health, social support, and maternal-fetal attachment/bond.
Investigators
Sam Teague, James Dimmock and Cate Nagle (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Keywords
Maternal; Attachment; Ecolofical Momentary Assessment; Mental Health; Bonding; Microlongtudinal
Supervision

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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.

Current
  • The smart use of smart phones: A self-determination theory intervention on social media involvement and well-being (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Indicator Wave Analysis of the events, thoughts, emotions and behaviours that precede individuals’ attrition from the teaching profession (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Exploring workplace gratitude through the lens of Self-Determination Theory (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Bamboo: A culturally responsive peer support initiative for first -time mothers in North Queensland (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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  • 4.234, Social Sciences (Townsville campus)
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