Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
g.dingle@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57295

Overview

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology with a research interest in how groups and communities can influence mental health and wellbeing of adults of all ages. AHPRA registered clinical psychologist and supervisor with 20+ years practice experience in adult mental health and addiction treatment services. Developer of Tuned In program (music listening based emotion regulation program for young people); Groups 4 Belonging program (addressing loneliness in people recovering from addiction); and Sharper Minds (stepped care package for monitoring and early intervention of university students' mental health).

Course Convenor:

PSYC7291 Cognitive Behaviour Therapies for Adults

PSYC7261 Addiction Science and Practice

Service:

Editor in Chief, Behaviour Change

QLD Representative, Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs (APSAD) national council

National Executive committee, Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS)

Member, Arts Health Network QLD (AHNQ) committee.

Research Interests

  • Sharper Minds: A stepped care package for awareness and early intervention in university students’ mental health
    This collaboration between GPs and other Health Professionals at UQ Health Centres; Undergraduate Students; and Researchers (UQ, Griffith University and Macquarie University) features co-designed materials to increase mental health literacy, student self monitoring of symptoms, and short online courses to improve mental and physical fitness for academic success. It has a strong research and practice training component, including 21 Honours in Psychology students in the research and providing training and supervision for numerous Masters in Psychology interns who will deliver the online courses.
  • A community based social identity approach to loneliness
    This ARC linkage funded project includes a longitudinal study of clients entering social prescribing programs to address loneliness (often in the context of chronic health conditions). We will apply a social identity theoretical approach in seeking to understand the psychosocial processes that determine successful engagement into meaningful community based groups. We are interested in the interplay between group based identities, use of emotion regulation strategies, and outcomes (loneliness, mental health and wellbeing).
  • Randomised controlled trial of Tuned In - a music based emotion regulation intervention
    Tuned In is a group emotion regulation intervention that uses participant selected music listening to evoke emotions in session. It has been evaluated with adolescents in mainstream schools, at risk adolescents in community services, and in university students (see Dingle et al., 2016; Dingle et al., 2017). Currently conducting an RCT of an adapted form of Tuned In for academic emotions, perfectionism and procrastination in International university students (Vidas & Dingle)
  • Mental health and social influence of choir singing
    I have completed two longitudinal studies of choirs whose participants experience chronic mental health conditions: the Reclink Transformers Choir (Dingle et al., 2013), and the School of Hard Knocks choir (Dingle et al., 2017; Willams et al., 2019; 2020). I co-authored a systematic review of choir singing studies with mental health samples (Williams, Dingle & Clift, 2018) and led a workshop attended by group singing experts from several countries, culminating in an agenda for best practice research in group singing, health and wellbeing (Dingle et al., 2019)

Research Impacts

Research: Evaluation of the Groups 4 Belonging intervention (addressing loneliness in people recovering from addiction)

  • Lead Organisations: UQ and University of Wollongong
  • Partner Organisations: We Help Ourselves residential rehabilitation services (QLD and NSW)
  • Year of Change: 2019-2021
  • Changes: Following a successful pilot in 2019, we have trained 14 WHOS staff members in the program and will provide ongoing supervisory support for the 2 year evaluation project.
  • Outcomes: Facilitator and Client manuals (Dingle, Ingram, Haslam & Kelly, 2019); Feasibility study is published https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13121

Research: A community based social identity approach to loneliness

  • Lead Organisations: UQ, ANU, Nottingham Trent University
  • Partner Organisations: Mt Gravatt Community Centre (Brisbane), Mt Gravatt Men's Shed, Inala Primary Care (Brisbane), Primary Care Community Services (Gold Coast), Highett House Neighbourhood Centre (Melbourne)
  • Year of Change: 2020-2022
  • Changes: Testing a theoretical model to explain how link worker mediated referral to community based group programs are effective for managing loneliness. Developing a network of social prescribing projects across Australia, and leading a benchmarking evaluation study.
  • Outcomes: Protocol, ARC linkage grant (2019-2022). Data collection delayed due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions in 2020.

Research: Sharper Minds - a stepped care program to support International Students' wellbeing

  • Partner Organisation: UQ Health Centres
  • Year of Change: 2019-ongoing
  • Changes: annual surveys (2019, 2020) have established the top causes of stress, coping strategies, and wellbeing levels among first year international and domestic students. Music listening is consistently rated as the top coping strategy. This underpins the Tuned In International Student program, which is being piloted in the School of Psychology (2020). Currently developing a stepped care program that will incorporate brief self monitoring, group skills programs (including Tuned In), and referral on for individual counselling and support.
  • Outcomes: Dingle, Vidas, & Hong (2020) Stress, Wellbeing, and Help Seeking in First Year University Students. Report.
    • Dingle & Fay (2017) Tuned In: The effectiveness for young adults of a group emotion regulation program using music listening. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735616668586
    • Dingle, Hodges, & Kunde (2016). Tuned In emotion regulation program using music listening: effectiveness for adolescents in educational settings. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00859

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Sciences with Honours, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Haslam, S. Alexander, Haslam, Catherine, Cruwys, Tegan, Jetten, Jolanda, Dingle, Genevieve A. and Greenaway, Katharine H. (2017). Applying the social identity approach in clinical and health domains: key principles and insights. Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery. (pp. 14-33) edited by Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Haslam, Catherine, Dingle, Genevieve A., Best, David, Mackenzie, Jock and Beckwith, Melinda (2016). Social identity mapping: measuring social identity change in recovery from addiction. Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery. (pp. 155-171) edited by Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Dawe, Sharon, Dingle, Genevieve and Loxton, Natalie J. (2013). Screening and assessment of comorbidity. Interventions for addictions: comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders. (pp. 299-308) Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-398338-1.00031-2

  • Baker, Felicity A., Dingle, Genevieve A. and Gleadhill, Libby M. (2012). "Must be the ganja": Using rap music in therapy for substance use disorders. Therapeutic uses of rap and hip-hop. (pp. 321-336) edited by Susan Hadley and George Yancy. New York, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203806012

  • Oei, T. P. S. and Dingle, G. (2002). Brief Intensive group cognitive behavior therapy in anxiety disorders. Encyclopaedia of Psychotherapy. (pp. 57-60) edited by Hersen, M. and Sledge, W.. New York: Academic Press (Elsevier Press).

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bathish, Ramez, Savic, Michael, Best, David, Haslam, Catherine, Dingle, Genevieve A., Staiger, Petra and Lubman, Dan I. (2019). Examining outcomes of individuals entering residential treatment for methamphetamine problems versus other drug and alcohol problems. APSAD, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 10-13 November 2019. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Ingram, Isabella, Kelly, Peter J., Deane, Frank P., Baker, Amanda L., Goh, Melvin C. W., Raftery, Dayle K. and Dingle, Genevieve A. (2019). Studies of loneliness across substance use populations. APSAD 2019 Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 10–13 November 2019. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/dar.12991

  • Cruwys, Tegan, Dingle, Genevieve, Jetten, Jolanda, Sani, Fabio and Wakefield, Juliet (2018). Social isolation predicts frequent attendance in primary care. 2018 APS Congress Psychology advancing into a new age, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 27-30 September 2018. Oxford, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Dingle, Genevieve, Haslam, Catherine, Best, David, Chan, Gary C. K., Staiger, Petra K., Savic, Michael, Beckwith, Melinda, Mackenzie, Jock, Bathish, Ramez and Lubman, Dan I. (2017). Social factors predict addiction treatment commitment and retention better than substance related and other individual factors. APSAD 2017 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 12–15 November 2017. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Bathish, Ramez, Savic, Michael, Best, David, Haslam, Catherine, Dingle, Genevieve, Staiger, Petra K., Mackenzie, Jock, Beckwith, Melinda and Lubman, Dan I. (2017). Social identity mapping and the effect of social group membership on wellbeing outcomes following residential treatment for alcohol and other drug problems. APSAD 2017 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 12-15 November 2017. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Bathish, Ramez, Mackenzie, Jock, Dingle, Genevieve, Savic, Michael, Best, David, Haslam, Catherine, Staiger, Petra, Beckwith, Melinda and Lubman, Dan I. (2016). Characteristics of individuals entering residential treatment at therapeutic communities for methamphetamine problems versus other drug and alcohol problems. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, Sydney, Australia, 30 October-2 November 2016. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Dingle, Genevieve A., Henry, Julie D., Taylor, Alithea and Kelly, Peter J. (2013). An Emotion Regulation Model of Substance Misuse. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 24 - 27 November 1013. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. doi: 10.1111/dar.12077

  • Stoyanov, Stoyan, Papinczak, Zoe, Dingle, Genevieve A., Zelenko, Oksana, Hides, Leanne and Tjondronegoro, Dian (2013). How do young people use music for wellbeing?. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013, Brisbane, Australia, 24‐27 November 2013. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/dar.12077

  • Stoyanov, Stoyan, Papinczak, Zoe, Dingle, Genevieve A., Zelenko, Oksana, Hides, Leanne, Kelly, Peter J., Baker, Felicity, Gleadhill, Libby, Short, Alexander and Tjondronegoro, Dian (2013). Music in the prevention and treatment of substance misuse. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013, Brisbane, Australia, 24‐27 November 2013. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/dar.12077

  • Perryman, Cassandra and Dingle, Genevieve (2012). Does interpersonal trauma influence clients' social connections and retention in residential treatment?. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, 18-21 November 2012. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x

  • Dingle, Genevieve and Perryman, Cassandra (2012). Social identification and support within the therapeutic community. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, 18-21 November 2012. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00514.x

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision