Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 85 53 90
Registered Psychologist (Australia)
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Abnormal / clinical psychology
Environmental psychology - effects of environments on health and well-being
Social psychology - retirement - virtual communities
- Professional Bodies
Associate Fellow of the BPS
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Australian Psychological Society & College of Counselling Psychologists
Foreign Affiliate of the American Psychological Association
Fong, P. and Forster, P.M. (2009). Social benefits of computer games. Proceedings of the 44th Annual APS Conference, 62 - 65.
Forster, P. M., Kuruleca, S. C. and Auxier, C. R. (2007). A note on recent trends in suicide in Fiji. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 1, 1-4
Auxier, C. R., Forster, P. M. and Kuruleca, S. (2005). Counselling in Fiji. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 27, 2, 142-148.
Forster, P. M. (2005). Psychology in Vanuatu. The Psychologist, 18, 5, 288-289.
Forster, P. M. (2004). Psychological sense of community in groups on the Internet. Behaviour Change 21, 141-146
Forster, P.M. (2010). Neither ill nor well: How psychology can help prevent distress from becoming disorder. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of the Asian Psychological Association, 4th – 7th July 2010, Darwin, Australia.
Fong, P. and Forster, P.M. (2010). Female players in a male-dominated world - Do male and female computer gamers play for the same reasons? Paper presented at the 10th International Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, 28th – 30th June 2010, Emek Yezreel College, Israel.
Fong, P. and Forster, P.M. (2009). Social benefits of computer games. Paper presented at the 44th Annual APS Conference, 30th September – 4th October 2009, Darwin, Australia.
Berno, T. & Forster, P. M. (2005) Mind the gap: Understanding the gap year phenomenon - An exploratory study. Paper presented at the Council of Australian Universities in Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference, 2 - 5 February, 2005, Alice Springs.
- External Responsibilities
Founder member of the Fiji National Committee on the Prevention of Suicide
Reviewer for Community, Work & Family
Reviewer for South Pacific Journal of Psychology
Past chairman of the APS in the Northern Territory of Australia
Member of the Board of the International Communal Studies Association
Scuba Diving Instructor with PADI since 1998