Carol Newall


  • 287 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Dr Carol Newall is a clinical psychologist and a lecturer in child development and mental health at the Department of Educational Studies. In her teaching, she aims to give her students an appreciation of science and the value of applying research/evidence-based approaches when working with children. Dr Newall’ research interests lie in the area of 'translational' research, using strategic basic science studies to inform interventions for childhood mental health disorders. She is currently collaborating with the Centre for Emotional Health and the E-centre Clinic to develop a teacher’s mental health literacy program to support teachers as first-responders for children with mental health disorders. Carol also heads the Pocket Rockets preschool STEM workshops with Dr Kate Highfield (Swinburne University), which aim to increase girls’ engagement in STEM in prior-to-school settings, and to deliver free workshops to children in at-risk settings (i.e., foster care) and lower SES regions. The Pocket Rockets is funded by the Ian Potter Foundation and supported by the St George Foundation. Carol is also the co-director of the research Centre for Children’s Learning in a Social World.

Beyond academic work, Carol has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist working with parents and children to improve children’s mental health outcomes. She holds a PhD and Master in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales and completed her post doctorate at Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health.

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Projects 2011 2017

Research Outputs 2005 2018

  • 287 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/opinion

Science education: adult biases because of the child's gender and gender stereotypicality

Newall, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Walker, E., Forbes, G. A., Highfield, K. & Sweller, N., Oct 2018, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 55, p. 30-41 12 p.

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Adult Education

The relative effectiveness of extinction and counter-conditioning in diminishing children's fear

Newall, C., Watson, T., Grant, K. A. & Richardson, R., 1 Aug 2017, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 95, p. 42-49 8 p.

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Anxiety Disorders
Psychological Extinction
Conditioning (Psychology)

Short message service prompts for skills practice in Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic pain - are they feasible and effective?

Gandy, M., Fogliati, V. J., Terides, M. D., Johnston, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Newall, C., Titov, N. & Dear, B. F., 1 Sep 2016, In : European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom). 20, 8, p. 1288-1298 11 p.

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Text Messaging
Cognitive Therapy
Chronic Pain
Self Care

Physical context regulates the renewal of fear in indirect pathways: an examination of fear reduction processes using verbal information provision and modelling

Newall, C., Jacomb, I., Hudson, J. L. & Broeren, S., 1 Apr 2015, In : Journal of experimental psychopathology. 6, 1, p. 13-27 15 p.

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