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Marie CroweProfessor

BA(Cant) MNurs(Deakin) PhD(Griff) RPN


Research interests

Marie Crowe's current research involves:

  • Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder and other recurrent mood disorders,
  • Improving health care delivery for mental disorders, particularly bipolar disorder,
  • Clinical effectiveness studies,
  • Conduct of studies in 'real-world' clinical settings,
  • Functional recovery in mood disorders,
  • New therapies for mood disorders,
  • Cost-effectiveness of service delivery for recurrent mood disorders,
  • Psychosocial interventions for long-term health conditions,
  • Medication adherence in long-term conditions,

She has expertise in a variety of research methods but has particular expertise qualitative research methods and discourse analysis.

She has been successful in obtaining research funding from a range of sources including HRC, Lotteries and CMRF. She is an experienced project leader.

Teaching responsibilities

Marie co-convenes the Clinical Leadership programme for mental health nurses and the Specialty Entry to Mental Health Nursing and Addictions Programme (NURX 403 and NURX 409).

Thesis supervision

Marie has supervised 20 PhDs and 21 Masters theses to successful completion and is currently supervising 4 PhD students.

Marie has availability to supervise in the following PhD topics:

  • Impact of bipolar disorder on individual and family
  • Interventions for bipolar disorder
  • Psychotherapy or psychosocial interventions for recurrent mood disorders
  • Long term condition management and self management
  • Mental health nursing practice

She is currently supervising two post-doctoral students and several students who have successfully obtained competitive funding.


Manuel, J., Crengle, S., Crowe, M., Lacey, C., Cunningham, R., Clark, M., Petrović-van der Deen, F., Porter, R., & Pitama, S. (2024). Institutional pathways to psychosis for Indigenous Māori: A qualitative exploration of experiences. SSM Qualitative Research in Health, 5, 100435. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2024.100435 Journal - Research Article

Haitana, T., Clark, M. T. R., Crowe, M., Cunningham, R., Porter, R., Pitama, S., Mulder, R., & Lacey, C. (2024). The right to equal health: Best practice priorities for Māori with bipolar disorder from staff focus groups. Healthcare, 12, 793. doi: 10.3390/healthcare12070793 Journal - Research Article

Gray, V., Moot, W., Frampton, C. M. A., Douglas, K. M., Gallagher, P., Jordan, J., … Inder, M., Crowe, M., McIntosh, V. V. W., & Porter, R. J. (2024). The effect of age on emotion processing in individuals with mood disorders and in healthy individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 15, 1204204. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1204204 Journal - Research Article

Ritchie, D., Crowe, M., & Carlyle, D. (2023). How men with disabilities create and reinforce their masculinity. Journal of Men's Health, 19(12), (pp. 136). doi: 10.22514/jomh.2023.139 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Manuel, J., Pitama, S., Clark, M., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., & Lacey, C. (2023). Racism, early psychosis, and institutional contact: A qualitative study of Indigenous experiences. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00207640231195297 Journal - Research Article

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