• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I have an extensive professional, management and teaching background in applied psychology. My early history was in cross-cultural psychology and psychometrics. I have held senior research and administrative positions in the public services of Zambia and Papua New Guinea, and more recently in academia. 

I have been a member of the College of Developmental and Educational Psychologists. I was President of the Queensland Counsellors Association in the early 1990's, and also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Management Educators.

My early education was at the University College of Newcastle NSW, where I completed majors in Psychology and Mathematics. I also trained as a secondary school teacher in Rhodesia, Africa, obtaining a University of London qualification. My masters and doctoral theses were completed through the University of South Africa, while working in Southern Africa and then in Papua New Guinea.

I have taught at several universities including QUT, The University of Queensland, and the San Jose State University California, and have been teaching at Bond University since 1998.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, University of South Africa

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Research Output 2001 2019

Empathy and coping as predictors of professional quality of life in Australian Registered Migration Agents (RMAs)

Raynor, D. & Hicks, R., 2019, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 26, 4, p. 530-540 11 p.

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quality of life
Quality of Life
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Life Change Events

Transitioning to university: Coping styles as mediators between adaptive-maladaptive perfectionism and test anxiety

Vanstone, D. M. & Hicks, R. E., 15 Apr 2019, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 141, p. 68-75 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Desirability

Understanding the Recovery Process in Psychosis

Hampson, M., Watt, B. D. & Hicks, R. E., 2019, In : Journal of Recovery in Mental Health. 2, 2/3, p. 35-44 10 p.

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Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
Focus Groups
Mental Health
Research Design

Using virtual reality to reduce state anxiety and stress in University students: An experiment

Camara, D. & Hicks, R. E., 2019, In : Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) Journal of Psychology. 4, 1, 16 p.

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Open Access
Equipment and Supplies
Social Desirability
Random Allocation

Student theses

Age-related Decline: Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment

Author: Alexander, V., 14 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Bahr, M. (Supervisor) & Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Employee engagement :managing the relationship between employees and the organisation: a validated measure and model

Author: O'Reilly, G., 31 May 2008

Supervisor: Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Employment Barriers and Support Needs of People Living with Psychosis

Author: Hampson, M., 11 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor) & Watt, B. D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Is it because I'm gay? :the effect of sexual orientation on perceived discrimination: a cross-cultural study

Author: Kim, S., 14 Feb 2009

Supervisor: Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis