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Biography

Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Jones has been an academic in psychology and for over 30 years. She is currently Head of Department of Psychology at Monash Malaysia, and she previously worked for Griffith University in both Psychology and Business schools, and the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). She is also an assessor for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Her teaching expertise is in organisational and social psychology, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as research methods. She specialises in teaching skills-based courses and has developed programs in organisational psychology. She also consults to industry in communication, training and development, effective teams, and organisational change management.

Her research is in organisational and health communication, as well as health service delivery. She focuses on both health professional-patient communication and interprofessional practice, including an interest in the role of stigma in healthcare. She also researches life transitions, such as the transition to and from university study, and the transition to parenthood. She has received funding from Australian Research Council, government departments, Menzies Health Institute and Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, along with industry funding.

Research interests

Current research projects include:

  • How culture influences patient preferences for patient-centred care
  • Development of the working alliance between physicians and patients
  • The role of culture in the stigmatisation of health conditions
  • How institutional factors shape the implementation of relational coordination in healthcare
  • Developing effective interprofessional learning and practice
  • How age and SES influence communication between supervisors and subordinates
  • The impact on lawyers of exposure to traumatic material

Network

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