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Bec is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia. Her current research investigates how cognitive and other biases can impact clinical reasoning, how these errors can alter decision-making outcomes in health and social service delivery, and, importantly, what strategies can mitigate their negative influence. Her broader research interests include areas of critical thinking and decision-making within human service systems, and particularly how theory and evidence can feed into interventions that improve real-life outcomes for human service users. Bec holds a PhD in Biosciences and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Melbourne.

Education/Academic qualification

Bioscience, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Mar 2015

Research area keywords

  • Social Work
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Child Welfare

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 3 Review Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report

A systematic review of interventions to reduce the effects of cognitive biases in the decision-making of audiologists

Galvin, K. L., Featherston, R. J., Downie, L. E., Vogel, A. P., Hamilton, B., Granger, C. & Shlonsky, A., Feb 2020, In : Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 31, 2, p. 158-165 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Interventions to Mitigate Bias in Social Work Decision-Making: A Systematic Review

Featherston, R. J., Shlonsky, A., Lewis, C., Luong, M-L., Downie, L. E., Vogel, A. P., Granger, C., Hamilton, B. & Galvin, K., Oct 2019, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 29, 7, p. 741-752 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Interventions to Mitigate Cognitive Biases in the Decision Making of Eye Care Professionals: A Systematic Review

Shlonsky, A., Featherston, R., Galvin, K. L., Vogel, A. P., Granger, C. L., Lewis, C., Luong, M. L. & Downie, L. E., Nov 2019, In : Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 96, 11, p. 818-824 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

PROTOCOL: Evidence and gap map protocol: Institutional responses to child maltreatment

Albers, B., Fiennes, C., Shlonsky, A., Finch, M., Bjørndal, L., Hennessy, J., Krapels, J., Featherston, R. & Mildon, R., 13 Sep 2019, In : The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews. 15, 3, 24 p., e1039.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Children and Families Evidence: Findings from Six Evidence Gap Maps

Shlonsky, A., Albers, B., Taylor, D., Featherston, R., Ma, J. & McCann, B., Sep 2017, Melbourne VIC Australia: University of Melbourne. 78 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access