Dr Areana Eivers

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Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling

Personal details


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling
Kelvin Grove Q Block Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects


Developmental psychology, Social development, Peer relationships, Parenting, Family systems, Healthy relationships, Counselling theory and practice, Clinical child psychology


Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Psychology (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Griffith University)

Professional memberships and associations

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)

Registered Psychologist (Clinical Endorsement) with Psychology Board of Australia

Board Approved Supervisor, Psychology Board of Australia


Dr Eivers is engaged in teaching across the undergraduate, Honours and coursework Masters programs in the School of Psychology and Counselling. She also provides clinical supervision to interns enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology program. Her teaching is mainly in the areas of developmental psychology - especially social development - and professional practice, but she has also taught units in the areas of counselling theory and practice and research methods. Currently Dr Eivers coordinates a social developmental psychology unit in the Honours program, and an intervention unit in the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) course. She also lectures in foundational psychology (PYB100) and developmental psychology (PYB203) units.



QUT ePrints

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Current supervisions

  • Parenting Couples' Experience of Mental Labour: How Couples Conceive, Negotiate and Explain Mental Labour Division and the Factors That Influence Division of Mental Labour
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Brooke Andrew
  • Social Factors, Belongingness, and Emotional and Behavioural Functioning in Adolescents Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Methods Study
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ian Shochet, Associate Professor Beth Saggers
  • Struggle and distress: An exploration of how the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and general Practitioners scheme has shaped service responses in Australia over the last 15 years
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards, Dr Ros Darracott