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Dr Scott Ruddock Lecturer (Rehabilitation Counselling), Rehabilitation Counselling

In 2016, I completed my Ph.D. in psychology, investigating online motor control in primary school children with coordination difficulties. Research into children's movement problems, as seen in conditions such as Developmental Coordination Disorder, is an area that I continue to investigate. I also conduct research to evaluate the stigma associated with depression in male dominated industries such as construction, mining and Australian Rules Football, as well as the link between occupational burnout and psychological distress in AFL coaches and umpires

As an adjunct to my research, I worked as a crisis telephone counsellor for over five years; skills and knowledge from this field are integrated into subjects within the Masters of Rehabilitation Counselling course. My teaching approach is to enhance the learning experience of my students by presenting them with relevant theory, case studies and encourage critical thinking when evaluating research.

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