Tristan Snell


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Tristan is Course Leader of the Master of Counselling. He is an experienced Counselling Psychologist with practical experience working in private practice, employment services, psychiatric rehabilitation, university counselling, and school settings.

His research interest are in Environmental Psychology, particularly the impact of the physical environment on mental health and learning, as well as encouraging sustainable environmental behaviours. He is also interested in counselling interventions that address disadvanatages in education and the workplace. Tristan is keen to hear from students who are interested in pursing research related to Environmental Psychology.

Tristan is currently working on a range of related research projects, including:

  • Effectiveness of virtual nature for the restoration of attention and recovery from stress.
  • The impact of counselling room design on therapeutic outcomes.
  • Childhood environments and adult mental health/personality.
  • School environments and student learning/mental health.

Keep updated about my research online:

Research interests

Counselling Psychology.

Environmental Psychology.

Evolutionary Psychology.


Clinical activities

Private psychologist in Malvern East.

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Member of Scientific Program Committee, Counselling Psychology Conference, Feb 21-24, 2013.

Secretary of the APS Psychology and Environment Interest Group.

Board member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA).

Research area keywords

  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Ecopsychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Climate Change

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Research Output 2011 2019

Development of the psychologist and counsellor self-efficacy scale

Watt, H. M. G., Ehrich, J., Stewart, S. E., Snell, T., Bucich, M., Jacobs, N., Furlonger, B. & English, D., 2019, In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 9, 3, p. 485-509 25 p.

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First-time mothers' experiences of preparing for childbirth at advanced maternal age

Nottingham-Jones, J., Simmonds, J. G. & Snell, T. L., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Midwifery. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Motivations for multiple tattoo acquisition: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Mizzi, S. A. K., Snell, T. L. & Simmonds, J. G., 2019, In : Advances in Mental Health. 17, 2, p. 196-213 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Women’s experiences of positive postnatal partner support

Kirova, K. & Snell, T., 2019, In : Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 37, 2, p. 206-218 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nature streaming: contrasting the effectiveness of perceived live and recorded videos of nature for restoration

Snell, T. L., McLean, L. A., McAsey, F., Zhang, M. & Maggs, D., 1 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Environment and Behaviour. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

How does nature boost your health and happiness?

Tristan Snell


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Natural benefits

Navjot Bhullar & Tristan Snell


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