We are delighted to announce that CREST.BD trainee Emma Morton has successfully defended her Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) thesis entitled Advancing the study of quality of life in bipolar disorder: A multimethod approach. The thesis defense was conducted at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.
Remarkably, Emma’s external examiners passed the thesis with no requested revisions, a very unusual occurrence, and testament to the rigour and quality of her work. Emma was supervised by Professor Greg Murray, Dr. Simone Buzwell, & Professor Erin Michalak.
Congratulations to Emma on moving from a ‘trainee’ affiliation with the CREST.BD network to a full member!
Below are links to some of the publications Emma produced as part of her PhD.
The ‘new normal’: relativity of quality of life judgments in individuals with bipolar disorder-a qualitative study.
Morton E, Michalak E, Hole R, Buzwell S, Murray G
‘Taking back the reins’ – A qualitative study of the meaning and experience of self-management in bipolar disorder.
Morton E, Michalak EE, Hole R, Buzwell S, Murray G.
Quality of life in bipolar disorder: towards a dynamic understanding.
Morton E, Murray G, Michalak EE, Lam RW, Beaulieu S, Sharma V, Cervantes P, Parikh SV, Yatham LN.