• 982 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
19972019

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Suzanne’s main research interests are within the broad field of adult mental health. She is particularly interested in investigating the processes by which risk and protective factors influence mental health. Within this resilience framework, Suzanne has researched the influence that various social relationships (e.g., sense of belonging, social support, and relationship quality) have on the association between risk (e.g., depression) and outcome (e.g., suicidal ideation). Her research investigates resilience among a range of adult samples, with older adults and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans and gender diverse adults featuring prominently in her work. Recent work has focused on Joiner’s Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide. Suzanne offers postgraduate supervision within the broad context of resilience, which could include variables such as place of residence/geographical remoteness; living arrangements (alone/with others); social relationships, especially sense of belonging; depression; suicide; reasons for living; sexual and/or gender identity; and older adults.

Education/Academic qualification

BA, University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia)

BA(Hons), University of Tasmania

PhD, University of Tasmania

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Research Output

  • Exercise, Mood, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: Direct and Interaction Effects

    Miller, K. J., Mesagno, C., McLaren, S., Grace, F., Yates, M. & Gomez, R., 19 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Self-reliance and stoicism as predictors of distress following radical prostatectomy in the context of place of residence

    Corboy, D., Meier, J. & McLaren, S., 2019, In : Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 20, 4, p. 637-646 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Advancing cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with comorbid insomnia and depression

    Sadler, P., McLaren, S., Klein, B. & Jenkins, M., 04 Mar 2018, In : Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 47, 2, p. 139-154 16 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)