Dr Sharon

Dr Sharon Hanna

Associate Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Psychology and Counselling

Room 4248, Building 4, Albury-Wodonga


PhD Griffith, BPsych (Hons) Charles Sturt



Area of study


Brief profile

Before joining La Trobe University, Dr Hanna was a sessional lecturer and tutor at Charles Sturt University for five years. At present she is the Albury-Wodonga Associate Coordinator and tutor for the units PSY1EFP, PSY1CFP, PSY1HPM, PSY2PRM, PSY2DEV, PSY2SOC, PSY3RPA, PSY3PIN, PSY3RTP, PSY3ASD, and PSY3CSI in the School of Psychological Science, Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Dr Hanna completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) degree at Charles Sturt University and then went on to complete the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree. During her Honours degree, she examined the effect of birth order on sibling’s perceptions of personality.

Dr Hanna also completed a PhD investigating the availability of paediatric surgical care at the local level, and how travelling long distances to receive appropriate care impacts on the patient and their family. Her special interests are in determinants of patient satisfaction, paediatric outcomes measurement, and family-centred care in paediatrics.

Teaching units

PSY1EFP Experimental Foundations of Psychological Science, PSY1CFP Clinical Foundations of Psychological Science, PSY1HPM History, Philosophy, and Methodology of Psychological Science, PSY2PRM Psychological Research Methods, PSY2DEV Developmental Psychology, PSY2SOC Social Psychology, PSY3RPA Research Project A, PSY3PIN Psychological Interventions, PSY3RTP Close Relationships: Theory and Practice, PSY3ASD Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders, and PSY3CSI Cultural and Social Psychological Inquiry


Member of the Science, Health and Engineering College Human Ethics Sub-Committee

Research projects

Consumption Behaviour and the Experience of Life (Honours Project Supervisor). Prostate Cancer Screening Behaviours in Australian Rural, Regional, and Metropolitan Men (Third-Year Project Supervisor).