School:Psychology and Sport Science
Jane is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. She is a registered clinical psychologist with extensive international experience in clinical and academic settings. Her main research interests are hoarding disorder, eating disorders, body image, mental health and vision loss, and self-reflective practice.
Jane’s research interests are broadly within the area of clinical psychology. Her current research projects include the aetiology of hoarding disorder, predictors of orthorexia nervosa, ‘feeling fat’, and the mental health sequelae of vision loss. She maintains an interest in professional ethics and regulation, having served in the past as Chair of the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
Prior to joining ARU in 2021, Jane worked for many years in a range of clinical and academic posts in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. She has been involved in training clinical psychologists throughout her career and has a particular interest in self-reflective self-practice as a training method.
Jane supervises research projects in any of the above interest areas.
2016: APS Clinical College research award: Effectiveness of a self-practice/self-reflection approach to training in CBT
2015: ACU Learning and Teaching grant: Development of case study material for undergraduate psychology teaching.
Scott, J., Yap, K., Bunch, K., Haarhoff, B., Perry, H., and Bennett-Levy, J. (2021) Should personal practice be part of cognitive behaviour therapy training? Results from two self-practice/self-reflection cohort control pilot studies. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 28, 150-158.
Cooper, P.J. and Steere, J. (1995) A comparison of two psychological treatments for bulimia nervosa: implications for models of maintenance. Behavior Research and Therapy, 33(8).
Steere, J., and Cooper, P.J. (1993) The effects on eating of dietary restraint, anxiety and hunger. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13(2)
Steere, J. and Dowdall, T.L. (1990) On being ethical in unethical places: the dilemmas of South African clinical psychologists, Hastings Center Report, New York
Steere, J. (1984) Ethics in Clinical Psychology. Cape Town: Oxford University Press
2023: Workshop: CBT for tinnitus.
Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) conference (2018). Self-practice/self-reflection in cognitive behaviour therapy training: two pilot studies.
Australian Psychological Society Clinical College Conference (2018). Evaluation of a self-practice/self-reflection training program in postgraduate CBT training.
Australian Catholic University public webinar (2017): Body image in adolescence.
Queensland Guidance Teachers Association presentation (2017): Adolescent mental health.