John Roodenburg


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Personal profile


Having retired as senior lecturer in Psychology, John was appoiinted an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education on 2nd July 2017. Previously for over a decade he  led the Educational and Developmental Psychology Programs and was Director of the Krongold Clinic. He is a Registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Registered Counselling Psychologist, and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, Fellow of the College of Educatuional and Developmental Psychology and Fellow of the College of Copunselling Psychology. He is also currently the National Chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. 

Research interests


  • The psychology of INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES (IDs): Differential Psychology,the study of Abilities, Personality Traits. [For succinct overview of ID research point your web browser to:].
  • Primary interest: "styles" as a way of enhancing the study of individual differences, specifically- "Ways of Thinking" (Cognitive Styles), "Ways of Knowing" (Epistemological Styles), and "Ways of Doing" (WOD).
  • Secondary interest: what IDs have to offer learning, wellbeing, adjustment, and organisations.


  • The nature, modelling, measurement, and construct validity of IDs and related constructs, as well as Cultural and Linguistic impacts.

FACTORS and VARIABLES of particular interest in relation to IDs:

  • Anxiety, Depression, Happiness, Self Efficacy, Locus of Control, Coping, Resilience,


  • Multivariate Correlational Psychology, Psychometrics, Scale Development, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, Cluster Analysis, Circumplex Representation and the Psycholexical Hypothesis. Qualitative Construct Validation, Sequential Mixed Methods, Person Centered Analysis

Research area keywords

  • Educational Psychology
  • Cognitive and Thinking Styles
  • Scale Development
  • Psychological Assessment

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Research Output 2003 2019

A systematic scoping review of adolescent mental health treatment using mobile apps

Gindidis, S., Stewart, S. & Roodenburg, J., 3 Jul 2019, In : Advances in Mental Health. 17, 2, p. 161-177 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Initial validation and refinement of the hierarchical inventory of personality for children in the Australian context

Watt, D., Hopkinson, L., Costello, S. C. & Roodenburg, J., 16 Mar 2017, In : Australian Psychologist. 52, p. 61-71 11 p.

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Psychomotor Ability and Short-term Memory, and Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Children

Murrihy, C., Bailey, M. & Roodenburg, J., 1 Aug 2017, In : Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 32, 5, p. 618-630 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The child’s voice in determining program acceptability for a school-based mindfulness intervention

McCabe, M., Costello, S. & Roodenburg, J., 20 Dec 2017, In : Social Sciences. 6, 4, 10 p., 155.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Using PeerWise to develop a contributing student pedagogy for postgraduate psychology

McKenzie, W. & Roodenburg, J., 2017, In : Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 33, 1, p. 32-47 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access