> Home  > Staff Profiles  > Professor Adrian Fisher


Professor Adrian Fisher


Email: adrian.fisher@vu.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 99195933

Location: 3N11 St Albans Campus



Ph.D., MSc, Grad Dip Psych, B App Sc(Psych)

Membership of relevant professional associations

Society for Community Research and Action
Editorial Board, Journal of Community Psychology

Research interests

Psychological sense of community – inclusion and exclusion processes
Immigration and acculturation
Applied social psychology and water behaviour

Areas of postgraduate research supervision

Psychological sense of community and wellbeing
Immigration and acculturation issues
Social support and health outcomes
Applications of social psychology to applied problems

Selected publications (last 4 years only)

Chapters in books

Morsillo, J., & Fisher, A. T. (2009). Appreciative inquiry with migrant youth for meaningful community participation. In M. F. Hindsworth and T. B. Lang (Eds). Community Participation and Empowerment. Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

Sonn, C. C., & Fisher, A. T. (2005). Immigration and adaptation: Confronting the challenges of cultural diversity. In Nelson, G., & Prilleltensky, I. Critical Community psychology: In Pursuit of Wellness and Liberation (pp. 348-363). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Refereed journal articles

Iebra Aizpura, R. & Fisher, A. T. (2008). Together but separated: The acculturation experience of Latin Americans in Australia. Australian Community Psychologist.

O'Grady, L., & Fisher, A. T. (2008). Psychological sense of community as a framework to explore adolescence and neighbourhoods. Australian Community Psychologist.

Fisher, A. T., Thomas, D., Bishop, B., & Gridley, H. (2008). Community psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Community Psychology (Special issue on history and development of community psychology), 36(5), 649-660.

Fisher, A. T., & Sonn, C. C. (2008). Psychopolitical validity: Power, culture and wellness. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(2), 261-268.

Fisher, A. T. & Sonn, C. C. (2007). Sense of community and dynamics of inclusion-exclusion by receiving communities. Australian Community Psychologist, 19(2), 26-34.

Fisher, A. T., & Sonn, C. C. (2007). Power in community psychology research and practice: An introduction. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 17, 255-257.

Fisher, A. T., Sonn, C. C., & Evans, S. D. (2007). The place and function of power in community psychology: Philosophical and practical issues. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 17, 258-267.

Gridley, H., Fisher, A. T., Thomas, D. R, & Bishop, B. (2007). The development of community psychology in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Psychologist, 42, 15-22.

Morsillo, J., & Fisher, A.T. (2007). Appreciative inquiry with youth to provide meaningful community projects. Australian Community Psychologist, 19, 47-61.

Pretty, G., Bishop, B., Fisher, A., & Sonn, C. (2007). Psychological sense of community and its relevance to well-being and everyday life in Australia. Australian Community Psychologist, 19(2), 6-25.

Hussein, T., & Fisher, A. (2005). Australian-Muslim identity. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Past Reflections, Future Directions: Proceedings of the 40th APS Annual Conference (pp. 138-142). Melbourne, VIC: APS.

Externally funded research grants and projects (last 4 years only)

Boarding Schools and Aboriginal Education: Forging and National Research Partnership. (McKenna, Sanguinetti, Mahon, Fisher and Legge). Ian Potter Foundation, 2007.

A Conceptual Model of Wellbeing: Application to General Practice (Charman, Fisher, Prilleltensky, McEvoy, and Field). ARC Linkage