Congratulations to Emma Morton for a successful thesis defense!

August 14, 2018

Congratulations to Emma Morton for a successful thesis defense!

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.

  1. 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

  2. ‘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.

  3. 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.

  4. What does quality of life refer to in bipolar disorders research? A systematic review of the construct’s definition, usage and measurement.
    Morton E, Michalak EE, Murray G.