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.

  • PY4113: Design and Analysis for Research (Level 4; TSV)
  • PY4114: Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model (Level 4; TSV)
  • 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
  • Research methods, including observational and intervention designs, systematic review, machine learning and big data methods and applications for psychology
  • Child development
  • 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 Teaching, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
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  • 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)
  • 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.

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  • Hutchinson D, Di Manno L, Fransquet P and Teague S (2021) Alcohol in human milk. In: Human Milk: sampling and measurement of energy-yielding nutrients and other macromolecules. Academic Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 145-174

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Sam Teague from 2017 onwards.


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