BA, BSc (Hons), PhD Clin Psych
Director, Centre for Health Outcomes Innovation and Clinical Education (CHOiCE)
Associate Editor, British Journal of Clinical Psychology
AHPRA Registered Clinical Psychologist, Reg #PSY0001394900
Member of the following professional associations:
I have research collaborations with organisations in the clinical, health, community, and education sectors.
MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY research
Loxton, N. J., Mitchell, R., Dingle, G. A., & Sharman, L. (2016) How to tame your BAS: Reward sensitivity and music involvement. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, 35–39. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.018
Short, A. D. L., & Dingle, G. A. (2016). Music as an auditory cue for emotions and cravings in adults with substance use disorders. Psychology of Music, 44(3), 559–573. DOI: 10.1177/0305735615577407
Dingle, G. A., Kelly, P. J., Flynn, L. M. & Baker, F. A. (2015) The influence of music on emotions and cravings in clients in addiction treatment: a study of two clinical samples. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 45, 18–25. DOI: 10.1016/j.aip.2015.05.005
Sharman, L. & Dingle, G. A. (2015). Extreme metal music and anger processing. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:272. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00272
Papinczak, Z., Dingle, G. A., Stoyanov, S., Hides, L., & Zelenko, O. (2015). Young people's use of music for wellbeing. Journal of Youth Studies, 18:9, 1119-1134. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2015.1020935
Dingle, GA., Brander, C., Ballantyne, J., & Baker, F. (2013) "To Be Heard" - the social and mental health benefits of choir singing for disadvantaged adults. Psychology of Music, 14 (4): 405-421.
Examples of my MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION, HOMELESSNESS research
Koudenberg, N., Jetten, J., & Dingle, G. (2016). Personal autonomy in group-based interventions. European Journal of Social Psychology, accepted 8 July 2016
Best, D., Haslam, C., Staiger, P, Dingle, G., et al (2016). Social Networks and Recovery (SONAR): Characteristics of a longitudinal outcome study in five Therapeutic Communities in Australia. Therapeutic Communities, accepted 7 July 2016
Perryman, C., Dingle, G. A., & Clark, D. (2016). The International Journal of Therapeutic Changes in posttraumatic stress disorders symptoms during and after therapeutic community drug and alcohol treatment. Therapeutic Communities, 37, 4, 1-14. DOI 10.1108/TC-06-2016-0013
Dingle, G. A, Cruwys, T. L., & Frings, D. (2015) Social identities as pathways into and out of addiction. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1795. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01795
Dingle, G. A., Stark, C., Cruwys, T. & Best, D. (2015) Breaking good: breaking ties with social groups may be good for recovery from substance misuse. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 236–254. DOI:10.1111/bjso.12081
Dingle, G., Cruwys, T., Jetten, J., Johnstone, M., & Walter, Z. (2014). The benefits of participation in recreational group activities for adults at risk of homelessness. Parity, vol: 18-19.
Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C., & Jetten, J. (2014). Depression and social identity: An integrative review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18 (3): 215-238.
Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C., Haslam, A. S., Jetten, J. & Morton, T. (2013). Social group memberships alleviate depression symptoms, prevent depression relapse, and protect against future depression. Social Science and Medicine, 98: 179-186.
Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.
I’m a clinical psychologist with basic and applied research interests in music and emotion. I’ve supervised 14 honours students so far, 7 of these have had their thesis published and a further 4 are in preparation for publication.
My supervision style is quite hands-on and I expect my students to attend research meetings, to communicate with me regularly throughout the year (regardless of how progress is going), and to be good team players with others involved in the project (often colleagues and clinical psychology interns). Students are expected to take charge of their own ethics applications, data collection and statistical analysis, with guidance from me (and other when necessary).
In 2017, I am able to supervise up to 3 motivated students, with a choice from the following potential projects that I think will make a significant contribution to theory or practice and give the student an interesting research experience:
The Live Wires music program to enhance cognitive and social functioning in older adults.
This one will probably be based at a retirement village with independent living adults around the ages of 60-75 years (i.e. early retirement, not needing nursing care). It will involve weekly group warm ups and singing of music composed by Dr Robert Davidson at the UQ School of Music. Intern clinical and neuropsychology students will be involved to help with the pre- and post-program assessment of participants cognitive functioning, social connectedness, and mental wellbeing. Professor Cath Haslam, Dr Robert Davidson, and Professor Stephen Clift from the UK are also involved in this project.
Victor, C. R., Scambler, S. J., Bowling, A., & Bond, J. (2005). The prevalence of, and risk factor for, loneliness in later life: A survey of older people in Great Britain. Ageing & Society, 25(6), 357-375. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X04003332
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2014). “The we's have it”: Evidence for the distinctive benefits of group engagement in enhancing cognitive health in aging. Social Science & Medicine, 120, 57-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.037
Dingle, G. A., Brander, C., Ballantyne, J., & Baker, F. (2013) "To Be Heard" - the social and mental health benefits of choir singing for disadvantaged adults. Psychology of Music, 41, 4: 405–421. DOI: 10.1177/0305735611430081
2. The Groups 4 Health: Addiction Recovery project
The Groups 4 Health program developed at UQ by Professor Cath Haslam and colleagues will be modified for adults undergoing outpatient treatment for substance use disorders at Metro North Drug and Alcohol services. The brief group program involves educating participants about the important influence of their social groups and networks and social identities: "I'm a drug user"; "I'm a person in recovery", etc, and helps them to repair or build social group memberships that are likely to support their ongoing recovery. The student will be involved in assessing participants on self report and implicit identity measures at multiple time points, and co-facilitating the group sessions under my supervision, alongside other students and allied health professionals. Professor Cath Haslam, Dr Tegan Cruwys, Dr Mark Daglish (Roma Street Clinic) and several colleagues at the London South Bank University are also involved in this project.
Dingle, G. A., Stark, C., Cruwys, T. & Best, D. (2015) Breaking good: breaking ties with social groups may be good for recovery from substance misuse. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54: 236-254. DOI:10.1111/bjso.12081.
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G., & Chang, M. X-L. (2016). Groups 4 Health: Evidence that a social-identity intervention that builds and strengthens social group membership improves mental health. Journal of Affective Disorders, 194 (2016) 188–195. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.01.010
Dingle, G. A., Cruwys, T., & Frings, D. (2015). Social identities as pathways into and out of addiction. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1795. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01795
3. Tuned In music emotion regulation program with young people in residential treatment for substance misuse - co-supervised with Professor Leanne Hides.
This group program is designed to help young people increase their awareness of their emotional states and confidence to regulate their emotions and cravings using music listening and other strategies. The program has been effective with healthy teens in school and university settings as well as at risk adolescents. This study is likely to run at a residential rehabilitation at the Gold Coast, and the student will be involved in recruiting, assessing the participants, and co-facilitating the group program under my supervision.
Dingle, G. A., & Fay, C. (2017). Tuned In: the effectiveness for young adults of a group emotion regulation program using music listening. Psychology of Music, in press (copy available by email from me)
Dingle, G. A., Hodges, J. & Kunde, A. (2016), Tuned In emotion regulation program using music listening: Effectiveness in adolescents in educational contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:859. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00859
Dingle. G. A., & Carter, N. A. (2017). Smoke into Sound: A pilot randomised controlled trial of a music cravings management program for chronic smokers attempting to quit. Musicae Scientiae, in press. DOI: 10.1177/1029864916682822 (copy available by email from me)
Dingle, G. A., Kelly, P. J., Flynn, L. M. & Baker, F. A. (2015) The influence of music on emotions and cravings in clients in addiction treatment: a study of two clinical samples. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 45, 18–25. Doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2015.05.005
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