About Associate Professor Steven Cumming

How do psychological factors such as stress, anxiety and worry impact upon wellbeing and health, particularly among health professionals and their clients?

My expertise is in exploring and understanding the interaction between psychological variables and health-related outcomes.

I am currently in projects investigating the impact of stuttering on workplace experiences, and the cognitive mediators of Deliberate Self Harm. Previously I have examined the relationship between alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviour, and the impact of stress on diagnostic decision making.

Selected publications

Covic, T.; Cumming, S.R.; Pallant, J.F.; Manolios, N.; Emery, P.; Conaghan, P.G. & Tennant, A. (2012)  Depression and anxiety in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: prevalence rates based on a comparison of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and the hospital, Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) BMC Psychiatry  12 1-6

Harris, L.; Driscoll, P.; Lewis, M.; Matthews, L.; Russell, C. & Cumming, S. (2010)  Implementing curriculum evaluation: case study of a generic undergraduate degree in health sciences.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 35 4 477-490 2010

 Withall, A.; Harris, L.M. & Cumming, S.R.; (2010).  A longitudinal study of cognitive function in melancholic and non-melancholic subtypes of Major Depressive Disorder.  Journal of Affective Disorders  123 1 150-157

 Withall, A.; Harris, LM & Cumming, SR (2009)   The relationship between cognitive function and clinical and functional outcomes in major depressive disorder.  Psychological Medicine 39 3 393 2010

 Latimer, S.; Covic, T.; Cumming, S. &  Tennant, A. (2009)  Psychometric analysis of the Self-Harm Inventory using Rasch modelling BMC psychiatry 9 1 53

Matthews, L.R.; Harris, L.M.& Cumming, S. (2009)  Trauma-related appraisals and coping styles of injured adults with and without symptoms of PTSD and their relationship to work potential Disability & Rehabilitation 31 19 1577-1583

 Cumming, S; Covic, T; &  Murrell, (2006) Deliberate Self-Harm: Have we scratched the surface? Behaviour Change.  23 (3). 186-199

 Campbell, A.J.; Cumming, S.R. &  Hughes, I. (2006)  Internet use by the socially fearful: Addiction or therapy? CyberPsychology & Behavior 9 1 69-81

 Harris, L.M.; Cumming, S.R.& Campbell, A.J. (2006)   Stress and psychological well-being among allied health professionals. Journal of Allied Health 35 4 198-207

 Harris, L.M.; Cumming, S.R. & Menzies, R.G.; (2004) Predicting anxiety in magnetic resonance imaging scans International  Journal of Behavioral Medicine 11 1 7-Jan