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Busby Grant, Dr Janie

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Health

Bldg, Floor & Room: 12, D9
Telephone: (02) 6206 3818
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5753
Janie.BusbyGrant@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Janie's research interests include cognitive psychology, in particular episodic memory and planning (mental time travel), temporal perception, and the impact of drive states on cognition and behaviour. Janie is also involved in research topics across environmental psychology, urban planning and social ecology as well as epidemiology and statistical methodology.

Areas of Teaching

  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Mental time travel, episodic memory and episodic planning
  • Temporal perception
  • Use of new tech research methodologies and social media
  • Environmental psychology and urban planning
  • Social ecology
  • Population mental health

Qualifications Obtained

  • Ph.D., School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours Class I), University of Queensland, Australia (2000)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, Australia (1999)

Recent Publications

  • Busby Grant, J. & Walsh, E. (2016). Exploring the use of experience sampling to assess episodic thought. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 472-478.  
  • Calear, A. L. Christensen, H., Freeman, A., Fenton, K., Busby Grant, J., van Spijker, B. & Donker, T. (2016). A systematic review of psychosocial suicide prevention interventions for youth. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25, 467-482.
  • Busby Grant, J., Bruce, C. P. & Batterham, P. J. (2015) Predictors of personal, perceived and self- stigma towards anxiety and depression. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 20, 1-8.
  • Donker, T., Calear, A., Busby Grant, J., van Spijker, B., Fenton, K., Kalia Hehir, K., Cuijpers, P. & Chrisensen, H. (2013). Suicide prevention in schizophrenia spectrum disorders and psychosis: A systematic review. BMC Psychology, 1 (6).
  • Christensen, H., Batterham, P. J., Busby Grant, J., Griffiths, K. & Mackinnon, A. J. (2011). A population study comparing screening performance of prototypes for depression and anxiety with standard scales. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 154.
  • Busby Grant, J. & Suddendorf, T. (2011). Production of temporal terms by 3-, 4- and 5-year- old children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 87-95.
  • Busby Grant, J . & Suddendorf, T. (2010). Young children's ability to distinguish past and future changes in physical and mental states. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28, 853- 870.
  • Grant, W. J., Moon, B. & Busby Grant, J . (2010). Digital dialogue? Australian politicians' use of the social network tool Twitter. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45, 579-604.
  • Busby Grant, J., Mackinnon, A., Christensen, H. & Walker, J. (2009). Participants' perceptions of motivation, randomisation and withdrawal in a community-based prevention randomised controlled trial. Journal of Medical Ethics, 35, 768-773.
  • Busby Grant, J. & Suddendorf, T. (2009). Preschoolers differentiate the times of events from throughout the lifespan. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 6, 746-762.
  • Busby Grant, J., Christensen, H., Batterham, P., Mackinnon, A., & Griffiths, K. (2009). The prototypes study: Developing prototypes to screen for anxiety and depression. Paper presented at the Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research, Newcastle, Australia 2-4 December 2009.
  • Busby Grant, J., Mackinnon, A., Christensen, H. & Walker, J. (2008). Participants' perceptions of motivation, randomisation and withdrawal in a community-based prevention randomised controlled trial. Paper presented at the Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research, Newcastle, Australia 3-5 December 2008.
  • Halford, G. S. & Busby, J. (2007). Acquisition of structured knowledge without instruction: The relational schema induction paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 33, 586-603.
  • Busby, J. & Suddendorf, T. (2005). Recalling yesterday and predicting tomorrow. Cognitive Development, 20, 362-372.
  • Suddendorf, T. & Busby, J. (2005). Making decisions with the future in mind: Developmental and comparative identification of mental time travel. Learning and Motivation, 36, 110-125.

Grants

  • 2015 Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Evaluation review of use of thrombolytics.
  • 2012 UC Faculty of Health Internal Research Grant. Use of technology to assess cognition in daily life.
  • 2010 UC DVCR Research Fellowships 2010. Investigating cognition in context.
  • 2008 Round 1 ANU Linkage Pilot Project Fund Grant. Reducing suicidal behaviours in at-risk populations: A pilot investigation. Industry partner: Lifeline Australia.

Awards

  • University Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, University of Canberra (2016)
  • Awarded Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2015)
  • Awarded Faculty of Health Teaching and Learning Award (2014)
  • Nominated for UC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2011)
  • Nominated for 'Last Lecture', Department of Psychology, Australian National University (2009)
  • Effective Teaching Nomination, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland (2004)
  • University Medal, University of Queensland (2001)