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Dr Rachel Dryer Name: Dr Rachel Dryer
Associate Professor (Psychology)
Email
rachel.dryer@acu.edu.au
Phone
+612 9701 4773
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (NSW)
Location
Strathfield
Building 640 - Edward Clancy Building (167-169 Albert Road, Strathfield NSW 2135)-Ground-Room 640.G.05
Biographical Information

Associate Professor Rachel Dryer joined the Discipline of Psychology in the National School of Behavioural and Health Science (Strathfield campus, NSW) in 2019. Prior to this position, she was the Campus Academic Manager (Sydney campus, NSW) at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University (Bathurst campus, NSW).

Rachel's research and teaching expertise is psychological testing and assessment, pregnancy-related anxiety, male and female body image, intercultural psychology, and developmental learning and behavioural disorders/conditions. She is also a registered psychologist.

Publications

Books and Chapters:

Dr Marcus A. Henning, Dr Christian U. Krägeloh, Dr Rachel Dryer, Dr Fiona Moir, Professor Rex Billington, Professor Andrew G. Hill (Ed.) (2018). Wellbeing in higher education setting: Cultivating a healthy lifestyle among faculty and students. London & New York: Routledge

Dryer, R. (2018). Equity Issues for students with disability in higher education: Implications for both students and academic staff. In M. Henning, C. Krägeloh, R. Dryer, F. Moir, R. Billington & A. G. Hill (Eds.), Wellbeing in higher education setting: Cultivating a healthy lifestyle among faculty and students, pp 174-186. London & New York: Routledge.

Henning, M., Krägeloh, C., Dryer, R., Moir, F., Bellington, R., & Hill, A.G. (2018). Introduction: Developing meaning and purpose. In M. Henning, C. Krägeloh, R. Dryer, F. Moir, R. Billington & A. G. Hill (Eds.), Wellbeing in higher education setting: Cultivating a healthy lifestyle among faculty and students, pp 1-4. London & New York: Routledge.

Henning, M., Krägeloh, C., Dryer, R., Moir, F., Bellington, R., & Hill, A.G. (2018). Conclusion: Synthesising wellbeing issues and higher education. In M. Henning, C. Krägeloh, R. Dryer, F. Moir, R. Billington & A. G. Hill (Eds.), Wellbeing in higher education setting: Cultivating a healthy lifestyle among faculty and students, pp 204-213. London & New York: Routledge.

Dryer, R., Tyson, G., & Shaw, R. (2015). Motivation to learn and quality of life issues in higher education students with disability. In M. Henning, C. Krageloh, & G. Wong-Toi (Eds.) Student motivation and quality of life in higher education. Singapore: Routledge.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G. A. (2013). Do professions differ in their beliefs about ADHD? In R. Thompson & N. J. Miller (Eds.).  ADHD: Cognitive symptoms, genetics and treatment outcomes, (pp. 61-80).  Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

*Anderson, C., Brunton, R., & Dryer, R. (2019). Pregnancy?related anxiety: Re?examining its distinctiveness. Australian Psychologist, 54, 132-142. Impact Factor: 1.426. https://doi.org/10.1111/ap.12365

*Mouti, A., Dryer, R., & Kohn, M.  (2018). Differentiating Autism Spectrum Disorder from Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder using the Social Communication Questionnaire.  Journal of Attention Disorders. Impact Factor: 3.384. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1087054718781945

*Brunton, R., Dryer, R., Saliba, A., & Kohlhoff, J. (2018). The initial development and validation of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale.  Women Birth. Impact Factor: 1.822. Published online:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.05.004

*Brunton, R., Dryer, R., Saliba, A., & Kohlhoff, J.  (2018). Re-examining Pregnancy-related Anxiety: a replication study. Women and Birth. Impact Factor: 1.822. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.013

*Brunton, R., Dryer, R., Krageloh, C., Saliba, A., Kohlhoff, J., & Medvedev, O.  (2018).  The Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale: A validity examination using Rasch analysis. . Journal of Affective Disorders, 236, 127-135Impact Factor: 3.71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.04.116.

*Lambert, D. & Dryer, R. (2017). Quality of life of higher education students with learning disabilities studying online. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 27 December 2017, 1 &ndash 15. Impact Factor: 0.576. https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1410876

*McManus, D., Dryer, R., & Henning, M. A. (2017). Barriers to students with mental health disability in distance education. Distance Education. Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2017.1369348.

Dryer, R., Manalo, E., Uesaka, Y., & Tyson. (2016). Cross-cultural comparison of beliefs about the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa held by Australian and Japanese female university students. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (Issue Supplement S1), 466. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12298.

Dryer, R., Tanaka, E., Manalo, E., & Buckingham, R. (2016). The relationship between interest in science and personality dimensions of engagement. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (Issue Supplement S1), 466. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12313.

Tanaka, E., Manalo, E., & Dryer, R. (2016). Structure and comparison of Australian and Japanese junior high school students' interest in science. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (Issue Supplement S1), 517. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12313.

Dryer, R., Henning, M., Tyson, G., & Shaw, R. (2016). Academic achievement performance of university students with disability: Exploring the influence of non-academic factors. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 63(4), 419-430 Impact Factor: 0.59.

*Dryer, R., Farr, M., Hiramatsu, I., & Quinton, S. (2016). The role of sociocultural influences on symptoms of muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders in men, and the mediating effects of perfectionism. Behavioral Medicine, 42(3), 174-182. Impact Factor: 1.48.

Dryer, R., Uesaka, Y., Manalo, E., & Tyson, G. (2015). Cross-cultural examination of beliefs about the causes of Bulimia Nervosa among Australian and Japanese females.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48 (2), 176-186. Impact Factor of 2.87 Ranking 20/114 (Psychology Clinical), 22/75 (Psychology), 33/121 (Psychiatry [Social Science]), 49/135 (Psychiatry).

*Brunton, R., Dryer, R., Saliba, A., & Kohlhoff, J. (2015). Pregnancy anxiety: A systematic review of current scales. Journal of Affective Disorders, 176, 24-34. Impact Factor 3.71.

Dryer, R., & Ware, N. (2014). Beliefs about causes of weight gain, effective weight gain prevention strategies, and barriers to weight management in the Australian population.  Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, 2 66-81. Impact Factor: Evaluation Pending.

Dryer, R., Tyson, G. A., & Kiernan, M.J. (2013). Bulimia nervosa: Professional and lay people&rsquos belief about the causes.  Australian Psychologist, 48 338-344. Impact Factor: 0.93 Ranking 64/126 (Psychology Multidisciplinary).

*Firth, I., & Dryer, R. (2013). The predictors of distress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 38 163-171. Impact Factor: 1.057.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M. J., & Tyson, G. A. (2012). Parental and professional beliefs on the treatment and management of ADHD.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 16 (5), 398 &ndash 405. Impact Factor: 3.384 Ranking 8/68 (Psychology), 21/133 (Psychiatry [SSCI]), 34/140 (Psychiatry [SCI]).

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M. J., & Tyson, G. A. (2006). The effects of diagnostic labelling on the implicit theories of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder held by health professionals.  Behaviour Change, 23 (3), 177-185. Impact Factor: 0.51

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2006). Implicit theories of the characteristics and causal factors of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Explanatory models used by parents and professionals in the educational, medical, mental health and allied health fields.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 58 (2), 79 -92. Impact Factor: 0.941 Ranking: 63/126 (Psychology Multidisciplinary)

Kiernan, M., Betts, G., Dryer, R., Williamson, B., & Teng, A. (2005). Sensitivity of the sleep disturbance scale for children to the presence and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in Australian children. Internal Medicine Journal, 35 (3): A28, ISSN: 1444-0903.

Dryer, R., Beale I. L., & Lambert, A. J. (1999). The balance model of dyslexia and remedial training:  An evaluative study.  Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32, 174-186. Impact Factor: 1.901 Ranking 8/36 (Education, Special), 13/66 (Rehabilitation)

Dryer, R. (1996). Effects of hemisphere-specific and hemisphere-alluding stimulation on reading performance of dyslexic subtypes.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 48, 38.

Corballis, M. C., & Manalo, R. (1993). Effects of spatial attention on mental rotation.  Neuropsychologia, 31, 199-205. Impact Factor: 3.451

Corballis, M. C., & Manalo, R. (1993). Effect of spatial attention on mental rotation.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15 (1): 37-37 JAN. ISSN: 1380-3395.

* Publications from research student projects supervised by R. Dryer

Conference proceedings, posters and oral presentations:

Dryer, R. Benefits of Web Accessibility principles for students with and without disabilities. Educational Research Association of Singapore and Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (ERAS-APERAS), 12-14 November 2018, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Manalo, E., Dryer, R., Tsuda, A. Can diagrams enhance communicative efficacy? Understanding how diagram use affects the quality of written communication of English-as-a foreign language students. Educational Research Association of Singapore and Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (ERAS-APERAS), 12-14 November 2018, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Dryer, R., Tanaka, E., Manalo, E., Buckingham, R., & Ayabe, H. Is science more interesting if you are open-minded? The relationship between interest in science and personality dimensions. International Conference on Education and Psychology (ICEAP), November 6-9, 2017, Fukuoka, Japan. ISBN: 978-986-5654-03-0

Manalo, E., Dryer, R., & Tsuda, A. (2017). More efficacious representations? Examining the effect of diagrams in students&rsquo written explanations. EARLI (European Association for Researchers on Learning and Instruction) Conference, August 29&ndash September 2, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.

Dryer, R., Manalo, E., Uesaka, Y., & Tyson. (2017). Cross-cultural examination of Australian and Japanese female university students&rsquo beliefs about the cause & treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XII), January 3-6, Sydney, Australia.

Dryer, R., Manalo, E., Uesaka, Y., & Tyson. (2016). Cross-cultural comparison of beliefs about the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa held by Australian and Japanese female university students. 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, Yokohama Japan.

Dryer, R., Tanaka, E., Manalo, E., & Buckingham, R. (2016). The relationship between interest in science and personality dimensions of engagement. 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, Yokohama Japan.

Tanaka, E., Manalo, E., & Dryer, R. (2016). Structure and comparison of Australian and Japanese junior high school students' interest in science. 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24-29, Yokohama Japan.

Dryer, R., Manalo, E., Uesaka, Y., & Tyson, G. (2015). Australian and Japanese female university students&rsquo beliefs about the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

*Brunton, R., Dryer, R., Saliba, A., & Kolhoff, J. (2015b). Pregnancy anxiety: A systematic review of current scales. 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

*Lonergan, A., & Dryer, R. (2015). The Role of interception on maladaptive eating behaviours, body image, and weight management among Australian women. The Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference, Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Dryer, R., Uesaka, Y., Manalo, E., & Tyson G. (2014): Cross-cultural examination of beliefs about the causes of Bulimia Nervosa amongst Australian and Japanese females. Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

*Firth, I., & Dryer, R. (2012). The predictors of distress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. 47th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Perth, Australia.

*Ware, N., & Dryer, R., (2012). Implicit theories of the causes of weight gain in adults. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

Dryer, R., Tabone, M., & Kiernan, M. J. (2006). Examining the relationship between children&rsquos language ability and performance on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT). Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2004). The effects of diagnostic labelling on health professionals&rsquo beliefs about the cause and treatment of ADHD.  28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

*Hiramatsu, I., Dryer, R., & Kiernan, M.J. (2004). The effect of the cues that are not present: A re-evaluation of the Rescorla-Wagner model. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

*Hiramatsu, I., Kiernan, M.J., & Dryer, R. (2004). Independent occurrence of an outcome and its effect on causal judgments in retrospective re-evaluation. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Kiernan, M.J., Betts, G., Dryer, R., Williamson, B. & Teng, A. (2004). Sensitivity of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children to the presence and treatment of sleep- disordered breathing in Australian children. 17th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Sydney, Australia.

Kiernan, M.J., Tyson, G.A., & Dryer, R. (2004). Can structural equation models be used to examine implicit theories? 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Teng, A., Betts, G., Kiernan, M.J., & Dryer, R. (2004). The construct validity and the predictive validity of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children in an Australian sample. 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M. J., & Tyson, G. A. (2003). The effects of diagnostic labelling on the implicit theories of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder held by health professionals. International Conference on Cognitive Science, Sydney Australia.

Kiernan, M. J., Tyson, G. A., & Dryer, R. (2003). Implicit theories of ADHD amongst professionals and lay people: A structural model incorporating characteristics, causes and treatments. International Conference on Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2002). Implicit theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Treatment and long-term outcomes. Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapists Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Kiernan, M. J., Tyson, G. A., & Dryer, R. (2002). The relation between therapists&rsquo beliefs about the causes and treatment of ADHD: The scientist-practitioner model under scrutiny. Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapists Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Tyson, G.A., Dryer, R, Kiernan, M.J., & Waldron, C. (2002). Parents&rsquo causal explanations of ADHD. The British Psychological Society Division of Educational and Child Psychology Annual Conference, Bournemouth.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2001). Implicit theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Explanatory models used by parents and professionals in the educational, medical, mental health and allied health fields. Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapists Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.

*Healey, A. M., Dryer, R., Tyson, G., & Kiernan, M. (2001). Implicit theories of attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder held by primary school teachers and allied health workers. 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Adelaide, Australia.

*Hiramatsu, I., Kiernan, M.J., & Dryer, R. (2001). A simple feed-forward network with lateral projections can simulate backward blocking.  2nd Australian Learning Group Conference, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia.

Tyson, G.A., Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Waldron, C. (2001). Implicit theories of ADHD - the parental perspective. 7th Annual Conference of the Society of Australian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Australia.

Dryer, R. (1996) Effects of hemisphere-specific and hemisphere-alluding stimulation on the reading performance of dyslexic subtypes. 23rd Annual Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.

Dryer, R. (1995) Balancing the brain. Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand

Invited Research/Clinical Lectures and Presentations:

Dryer, R. (November 2018). The Impact of Hidden Forms of Disability on Higher Education Students Studying Within an Online Environment. Invited research presentation to the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore.

Dryer, R. (November 2017). Re-designing people&rsquos beliefs and attitudes about weight gain and obesity: Implications for anti-obesity campaigns. Invited research presentation to the Graduate Program in Design (Design School) and Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan. http://www.design.kyoto-u.ac.jp/event/forthcoming/9295/

Dryer, R. (January 2017). What effect does Theory of Mind ability and &lsquounpacking&rsquo information have on people&rsquos ability to critically evaluate health-related information? Mini-Symposium on Critical Thinking and Evaluation of Scientific and Health-related Information. Graduate Program in Design (Design School) and Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. http://www.design.kyoto-u.ac.jp/event/forthcoming/8767/

Dryer, R. (July 2016). Communication and explanatory frameworks. Invited research presentation and workshop to the Graduate Program in Design (Design School) and Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan http://www.design.kyoto-u.ac.jp/event/forthcoming/8198/

Dryer, R. (2012). Specific learning disabilities in university students: Implications for study and support services. Invited clinical presentation to the Centre for English Language Education in Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Dryer, R. (2012). Do professions differ in their beliefs about the causes & treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Invited research presentation to Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2001).  Implicit theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Explanatory models used by parents and professionals in the educational, medical, mental health and allied health fields.  Invited research presentation to the Psychology Department in University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2001).  Implicit theories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Invited research presentation to the Psychology Department in Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dryer, R., Kiernan, M.J., & Tyson, G.A. (2001).  Understanding causal explanations of ADHD held by parents and professionals in the educational, medical, mental health and allied health fields.  Invited research presentation to the Child and Family Specialty Service, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

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