Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 57295


I am an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology with a research interest in how groups and communities can influence mental health and wellbeing. This includes both formal groups (such as cognitive behaviour therapy groups, and therapeutic communities for alcohol and other drug treatment), as well as arts based groups such as choirs and creative writing groups. I obtained a science degree in biochemistry and pharmacology, and later an arts degree and PhD in psychology from the University of QLD. I worked for over a decade as a clinical psychologist in hospital and private practice settings. Currently, I teach an elective in Music Psychology to Psychology honours students, and courses on Evidence Based Psychotherapies, and Addiction Science and Practice to postgraduate psychology students. I am an AHPRA registered clinical psychologist and supervisor and a member of the APS college of clinical psychologists. In 2018 I was elected to the national executive of the Australian Music & Psychology Society.

Haslam, Jetten, Cruwys, Dingle & Haslam (2018) "The New Psychology of Health - Unlocking the Social Cure" published by Routledge

Research Interests

  • 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). I co-authored a systematic review of choir singing studies with mental health samples (Williams, Dingle & Clift, 2018).
  • Live Wires music program for older adults
    In this pilot study, 47 participants (average age 81 years) were randomly assigned to an 8 session Live Wires program or wait list control. Live Wires was developed by Genevieve Dingle and Cath Haslam from the UQ School of Psychology, Robert Davidson from UQ School of Music, and Stephen Clift from Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. Compared to the controls, the Live Wires participants showed higher social connectedness and cognitive performance on the ACE-III. Wellbeing levels trended in the same way but were not significantly different between conditions.
  • 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).
  • Breaking the cycle of homelessness through social inclusion (ARC Linkage with The Salvation Army)
    Researchers Jolanda Jetten, Catherine Philpot, Genevieve Dingle and Cameron Parsell partner with The Salvation Army to investigate factors associated with transitions out of supported accommodation services. The analysis will account for factors at three levels: Community/Service level, Social / Group level; and the Individual / Clinical level.

Research Impacts

Some evidence of the impact of my work in the social identity and addiction field includes positive reviews of two first authored papers in the Harvard Addiction Recovery Institute research newsletter

I was invited to guest edit a special issue on social identity and addiction in the journal Addictive Behavior Reports (2016); write a chapter on taking the social identity approach to addiction into practice (2018) for Alcohol Handbook: From synapse to society (Academic Press); and an article ‘Addiction and the importance of belonging’ in the British Psychological Society The Psychologist (2018)

In relation to my arts based groups and heath research, a paper on extreme metal music and anger processing has now been viewed over 130,000 times and has an Altmetric score of 199. It has been cited 37 times since publication in 2015. See

Media interviews include:

Feb 2018 - interview for ABC radio Ballarat in relation to Metal music and mental health, concurrent with the Beyond Black 2 festival (musicians raising funds for the mental health organisation Beyondblue)

June 2017 - I was interviewed on ABC Radio National program Life Matters about my Tuned In music emotion regulation program,

March 2017 - interviewed on ABC Radio National about my music and emotion research,

October 2016 - I was interviewed for ABC television and online News about the School of Hard Knocks program in Queensland upon the launch of the final report (Dingle, Williams, Sharman, & Jetten, 2016)


  • 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


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

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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. In Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best (Ed.), Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery (pp. 14-33) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315678207

  • Haslam, Catherine, Dingle, Genevieve A., Best, David, Mackenzie, Jock and Beckwith, Melinda (2016). Social identity mapping: measuring social identity change in recovery from addiction. In Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best (Ed.), Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery (pp. 155-171) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315678207

  • Dawe, Sharon, Dingle, Genevieve and Loxton, Natalie J. (2013). Screening and assessment of comorbidity. In 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. In Susan Hadley and George Yancy (Ed.), Therapeutic uses of rap and hip-hop (pp. 321-336) New York, United States: Routledge.

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

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision