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Dr Oscar Modesto Ramirez Name: Dr Oscar Modesto Ramirez
Senior Lecturer (Psychology)
+612 9701 4612
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (NSW)
Edward Clancy Building(Bldg.640 - 167-169 Albert Road, Strathfield NSW 2135)-Ground-RoomG.12
Biographical Information

Dr Oscar is a Senior Lecturer based at the Strathfield campus. His research interests are in sexuality, same-sex relationships, well-being, and quality of life. Furthermore, Dr Modesto has a keen interest in qualitative methodology and understanding the experiences of people in clinical settings and reflective practice in psychology.



Byrne, Tohamy, A., Kotze, B., Ramos, F., Starling, J., Karageorge, A., Bhattacharyya, T., Modesto, O., & Harris, A. (2022). Using a mobile health device to monitor physiological stress for serious mental illness: A qualitative analysis of patient and clinician-related acceptability. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Wotton, Bennett, J. M., Modesto, O., Challinor, K. L., & Prabhakharan, P. (2022). Attention all "drivers": You could be to blame, no matter your behaviour or the level of vehicle automation. Transportation Research.87, 219-235.

Trachtenberg-Ray, D. (2021). Attachment and Relationship Satisfaction Among Gay Men: the Mediating Role of Well-Being. Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC: SR & SP.

Bennett, J. M. (2020). Attribution of blame of crash causation across varying levels of vehicle automation. Safety Science, 132.

Brown, Ramirez, O. M., & Schniering, C. (2013). Finding Love: Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment in the Relationships of Gay Men. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.34(1), 32&ndash53.

Ramirez, & Brown, J. (2010). Attachment Style, Rules Regarding Sex, and Couple Satisfaction: A Study of Gay Male Couples. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.31(2), 202&ndash213.





Wellbeing and Community Participation of Gay Males

The role of community particpation and community stress in the development of Gay males. While there is a significant body of research that explores the role of community stress on gay men and their relationships, the link that community participation in their community is still an area to be explored.

Developing reflective practice in Psychology

I am interested in how to facilitate the development of reflective practice and the impact it has on the development of students across their university course.

Animal Assisted Therapy

It has been argued that the inclusion of animals in clinical settings (hospitals, nursing homes, etc) increases the effect of clinical practice. I am interested in understanding what creates change in patients&rsquo outcomes, and what can be attributed to the inclusion of the pet into the therapeutic space.


Professional Memberships

I am a registered psychologist, and a member of the APS.



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