Mr Stuart Lokhee
“I got through this relatively unscathed, I think…”
- Master of Criminology
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Hons Class 1)
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Graduate Diploma in Education
- Registered Tutor (Australian Tutoring Association)
- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
- Diploma of Government Investigations
- Detective Police Designation (Retired)
Southern Cross University: Big Data and Policing
University of New South Wales: Restorative Justice
Macquarie University: Human Trafficking
Royal Thai Police: Human Trafficking an International Response
How Stuart Contributes To Our Hub:
Stuart’s ‘Hub’ specialty is interview preparation. He is also available to consult on criminal justice issues (e.g. Policing and Criminology assignment planning). His expertise is in education, social science, policing and restorative justice.
Mr Stuart Lokhee
Stuart is currently studying a Master of Clinical Psychology, with a research interest in the mental health of Australian university students. He is currently a registered provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Professionally, Stuart’s 25 year career includes working as a Blue Beret (Peacekeeper) with the United Nations in East Timor and as a Detective and a Federal Agent within the Australian Federal Police (AFP), with a focus on the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and people smuggling offenders, narcotics investigations, family law, intelligence and security operations. Stuart held the role of mentor and welfare officer with the AFP. With the NSW Police, Stuart worked in general policing, including the investigation of domestic violence, traffic offences, and victim-related crime.
Stuart’s experience spans to University teaching and assessment (CSU and WSU), high school teaching, Juvenile Justice (Youth Justice Convener) and NSW Corrections (Group Facilitator). Stuart is a group work facilitator with Relationships Australia. He has recently chaired multicultural events for dads and kids and facilitated gender-based domestic violence education sessions across Western Sydney.
Stuart was part of a panel for recruit selection with the AFP and NSW Police, and has been trained in cognitive interviewing, role play, and behavioural interviewing methods. Stuart has recent experiences as an interviewee himself, facing panel interviews that included participating in role plays, scenario training and self-reflection questions.
Stuart hopes that students can enjoy their studies more.
Ms Adele Bergin
“Kind, patient, loves applied research, and yes, she can sing”.
- Master of Clinical Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours Class 1)
- Bachelor of Law
Bergin, A. (February, 2014). Explaining psychological distress in the legal profession: Workplace demands, resources, time-billing targets, and the role of overcommitment. Presented at the 2014 National Wellness for Law Forum, Brisbane, Australia.
Bergin, A.(September, 2013). Managing stress and building psychological resilience in law school. Presented at the Allens & The University of Queensland Law Society Mental Health Forum, Brisbane, Australia.
Bergin, A. (September, 2012). Barrister wellbeing. Paper presented at the Western Australian Bar Association 2012 CPD Conference, Perth, Australia.
How Adele Contributes To Our Hub:
Adele’s speciality is Mentoring Honours Students, but she also loves to help undergraduate psychology students.
Ms Adele Bergin
Adele is currently a registered
Her honour’s thesis: Stress and the legal profession: Explaining psychological distress, alcohol misuse and job dissatisfaction in lawyers, was published in three peer-reviewed journals, and her master’s thesis: Law student well-being: The stress-buffering role of mindfulness in the relationship between perceived stress and psychological adjustment, was published in two peer-reviewed journals (including the journal of Mindfulness).
Adele understands the challenges of completing an Honours degree in psychology and is particularly interested in helping honour’s students improve their research theses.
She has expertise in helping honour’s students with their research proposals; ethics applications; research design; power analysis; hypothesis development; conducting statistical analysis in SPSS Statistics (including data screening and assumption testing); SPSS output interpretation and reporting; and APA proofreading and editing.
Adele has particular skills in hierarchical multiple regression and moderation analysis, as well as scale development and psychometric evaluation, having developed, evaluated, and published a measure of university student stress.
Adele has provided brief psychological interventions and counselling services to employees as part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services. Adele developed and facilitated workplace training programs related to positive psychology and stress management. She has conducted legal research and provided legal advice in relation to State, Commonwealth and International legislation, and held research positions within Universities, Government and non-profit organisations.
Adele works with you by telephone, email, Skype or Zoom.
Adele’s loves applied research and to help students achieve their best. She is happy to coach students through the Honour’s thesis process.
Mr Palesh Prasad
“No question is too hard, silly or too easy, a patient man”.
- PhD Candidate
- Master of Science (MSc) in Geography and Environment
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Honours) in Geography and Environment
Dey, S., & Basak, P. (2017). Out of the shadows: Women and wage struggle in the RMG industry of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 23(2), 163-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/12259276.2017.1317702
Dey, S. & Basak, P. (2017). Rana Plaza Disaster and Thereafter: Evaluating Efforts to Manage Safety and Social Security in the RMG Workers in Bangladesh. Perspective in Social Sciences, 12, 67-85, Dhaka: University of Dhaka.
Basak, P. (2013). Book Review: Kiron Wadhera and George Koreth, Empowering Rural Women: Micro-enterprise Through Achievement Motivation. Gender, Technology and Development 17(2), 229-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/0971852413488718
How Palash Contributes To Our Hub:
Palash’s “hub” speciality is statistical methods and is an experienced university tutor in statistics.
Mr Palesh Prasad
Palash Basak is a PhD Researcher at the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. He is involved in academia as a casual lecturer/tutor and worked at the University of New England (UNE) as a tutor in advanced statistics. Palesh has been a private statistics tutor for over five years.
With strong understanding and experience with statistical analysis and software packages such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, Minitab and Excel, Palash has helped Honours, Masters and PhD level students from areas of Psychology, Public Health, Chemistry, Management, and other disciplines.
He has obtained two master’s degrees – one in Geography and Environment (University of Dhaka), and another in Urban and Regional Planning (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology). Mr Basak has over 15 years of professional experience in positions such as Environmental Engineer and GIS Specialist.
Palesh can work with you in person or by email.
Palash enjoys the challenge of helping students to understand all aspects of Statistics for the social sciences.
Ms Megan Lee
“Love life, love what I do!”.
- PhD Candidate
Lee, M. F., Williams, S. L., & Burke, K. J. (2019). Striving for the thin ideal post-pregnancy: a cross-sectional study of intuitive eating in postpartum women. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1–12. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2019.1607968
Rosic, N., Bradbury, J., Lee, M., Baltrotsky, K., and Grace, S. (2019). The impact of pesticides on local waterways: A scoping review and method for identifying pesticides in local usage. Environmental Science & Policy, 106, 12-21. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2019.12.005
Contribution to our Hub
Megan’s hub specialty is helping undergraduate students to do their best work.
Ms Megan Lee
Megan is a current academic tutor and lecturer in psychology and statistics. She has a Bachelor of psychological science (honours) and is currently completing her PhD in nutritional psychiatry. This gives Megan expert knowledge in student experience, essay, report, thesis writing and applying statistics. Megan works with Zoom and Skype and Megan enjoys helping students increase their capabilities.
Dr Susan Ellis
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Philosophy)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours 1 (Psychology)
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Gerospsychology, University of Queensland
Professional Memberships and Registrations:
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Clinical Psychologist
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Clinical Supervisor
The Australian Psychological Society, Member
The Australian Psychological Society, Clinical College, Fellow
The Health and Care Professions Council, Practitioner Psychologist
The British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist
The British Psychosocial Oncology Society, Member
The Psycho-Oncology Research Group Australia, Member
The Golden Key International Honours Society for Academic Excellence, Member
Trait mindfulness, affective symptoms and quality of life in people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 5, 1114-1126.
Susan Ellis, Rhonda F. Brown, Einar B. Thorsteinsson, and Colin Perrott.
Quality of life and fear of cancer recurrence in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Susan Ellis, Rhonda F. Brown, Einar B. Thorsteinsson, Ken Pakenham and Colin Perrott.
Manuscript under review.
Contribution to our hub:
Susie’s area of expertise is providing tutoring and supervision to postgraduate psychology students. She also provides tutoring to undergraduate psychology students.
Dr Susan Ellis
Susie is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Geropsychologist with practice registrations in Australia and the United Kingdom, where she currently works in private practice. She has a broad range of experience in public mental health and private practice settings. She has worked in the areas of child and adult acute and chronic mental health and in health care settings, including Cancer Care, Cardiology, Sleep Medicine and Persistent Pain. Susie treats a range of conditions in private practice, including mood disorders, sleep disorders, dealing with chronic health conditions, and trauma. She conducts individual and group therapy, including delivery of workplace mental health programs. Susie works from a CBT based perspective with a focus on fostering insight and self-compassion.
Susie’s honours and doctoral theses were investigating psychological variables and outcomes in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society for Academic Excellence and has a range of experience in tutoring and supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate psychology students.
Susie understands the demands of clinical training and enjoys assisting students to gain a greater understanding and competence in their applied clinical and written work and is able to provide email, telephone, or video tutoring.
Ms Muriel Bergel
“Evidence based psychological services with passion, kindness and respect.”
- Master of Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Certificate IV Life Coaching
- Registered Psychologist
How Murial Contributes To Our Hub:
She can provide psychological services for students. She knows what is like to study, work and be a parent.
Ms Muriel Bergel
Muriel is an experienced Psychologist with an interest in helping you to achieve your best. Her professional background includes:
- Working with clients in a private practice setting on a range of issues and using focused psychological strategies such as CBT, ACT, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, psycho-education, coaching and positive psychology interventions as part of her therapeutic approach
- Vocational Counselling to assist clients identify transferable skills, resume presentation, interview preparation and career options
- Counselling clients through Employee Assistance Programs for work related issues such as stress, bullying, procrastination, time management, conflict management and personal issues.
Muriel can Provide brief intervention (2 – 6 sessions), goal-orientated (solution-focused) counselling to clients on a range workplace and personal issues that may adversely affect performance and well being such as
- Workplace Issues
- Anger Management
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Stress Management
- Grief and Loss
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Managing overwhelm
She can help you to set goals to increase your emotional wellbeing, ensuring workplace/study productivity and satisfaction.
Muriel enjoys her psychology practice, traveling the world and renovating her home.
Murial can be contacted on