Michael Steele

Dr Michael Steele

Rehua 319
Internal Phone: 92935
My ultimate professional goals centre around training the next generation of Clinical Child and Family Psychologists.

Research Interests

Dr. Steele’s research interests include the development and validation of health outcome measures for paediatric populations, paediatric adherence within the context of medical regimens, and pediatric obesity treatment. Current projects include examining the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of children with irritable bowel disease (IBD), food allergy, and obesity. Additional projects include the evaluation of distraction techniques (e.g., Virtual Reality) for alleviating distress for children undergoing painful medical procedures.

Recent Publications

  • Stewart PK., Steele MM. and Roberts MC. (2014) What Happens in Therapy? Adolescents' Expectations and Perceptions of Psychotherapy. Journal of Child and Family Studies 23(1): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-012-9680-3.
  • Steele MM., Burns L. and Whitaker B. (2013) Reliability and validity of the SE-HEPA: Examining physical activity- and healthy eating-specific self efficacy among a sample of pre-adolescents. Health Education and Behavior 40(3): 355-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198112459190.
  • Bindler RC., Goetz S., Butkus SN., Power TG., Ullrich-French S. and Steele M. (2012) The process of curriculum development and implementation for an adolescent health project in middle schools. Journal of School Nursing 28(1): 13-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059840511424414.
  • Hunt CW., Wilder B., Steele MM., Grant JS., Pryor ER. and Moneyham L. (2012) Relationships among self-efficacy, social support, social problem solving, and self-management in a rural sample living with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26(2): 126-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1541-6577.26.2.126.
  • Resmini A., Frye W. and Steele M. (2012) The Cleveland Adolescent Sleepiness Questionnaire (CASQ): Validation of a four-factor model.. National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology: 18 Oct 2012.