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Maureen Miner, Ph.D.

Maureen Miner, Ph.D., is Excelsia College’s Director of Research and a Director of Lumen Research Institute. As well as conducting internationally recognized research, Maureen practises as a clinical psychologist in a Christian practice. She has authored several books and over 50 peer refereed publications in clinical psychology, organizational psychology, and psychology of religion.   

Selected Publications

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS, EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the 3rd annual Lumen Research Institute Conference in Sydney, Australia: CHILD.

Stevens, B. & Miner, M. (2017). Free to love: Schema therapy for Christians. Religion and Society Series. New York, NY: Nova Science.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) (2017). Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) (2016). Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and WellBeing Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia. Sydney: CHILD

Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). (2012). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Miner, M. (2018). Stronger Christian voices for the public arena through intentional identity formation. In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2018). Antecedents and outcomes of a perceived calling to work among the religious. In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Miner, M. (2017). Creativity and Spirituality: Psychological perspectives. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017). Creativity & spirituality in higher education: The case for inclusion. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017). Integrating creativity & spirituality in higher education. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Comely, C. & Miner, M. (2016). Faith in Therapy: Utilising the client’s Christian or Jewish faith as a strength in cognitive behavioural therapy. In K.A. Moore, P. Buchwald, F.Nasser & M.Israelashvili (Eds), Stress and Anxiety, strategies, opportunities and adaptation (pp.29-36). Logos Verlag Berlin. 

Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2016). Spirituality: Perspectives from psychology. In De Souza, M., Bone, J., & Watson, J. (Eds). Spirituality across disciplines: Research and practice (pp.165-178). Switzerland: Springer.

Miner, M., Dowson, M., Sterland, S. & Powell, R. (2013). Spirituality and burnout amongst church leaders: Findings from the 2011 Australian National Church Life Survey. In Doolittle, B. (Ed). Psychology of burnout: New research (pp.157-178). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Dowson, M. & Miner, M. (2013). Religion, culture, motivation & achievement. In Liem, G.A. & Bernado, A.B. (Eds.) Advancing Cross-cultural Perspectives on Educational Psychology: A Festschrift for Dennis M. McInerney (pp. ). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. Dowson, M., Miner, M. & Sterland, S. (2012). Burnout and job satisfaction among Australian Catholic clergy. In Ata, A.W. (Ed.), Catholics and Catholicism in contemporary Australia (pp.194-205). Melbourne, Australia: David Lovell.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (2012). Spirituality as a key resource for human flourishing. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.5-32). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

George, T., Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2012) . Human flourishing in education: The relationships among student attachments, attributions and self-regulation. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.109-126). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Dowson, M. & Miner, M. (2012) . Towards a theory of personal maturity: Links to spirituality and human flourishing. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.127-150). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. 

Kaldor, S. & Miner, M. (2012). Spirituality and community flourishing: A case of circular causality. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.183-198). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Brouwer, R. & Miner, M. (2012). Wholistic coaching: A case study and analysis. In Miner, M., Dowson, M. & Devenish, S. (Eds.). Beyond well-being: Spirituality and human flourishing (pp.215-230). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Miner, M. & Bickerton, G. (in submission). Relational leadership: Trinitarian theology and the job demands-resources model. Journal of Psychology & Theology.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (in press). The inter-relationships between spiritual resources and work engagement. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Riley, R. & Miner, M. (in submission). A judgment in stone: Damnation and judgment in the Don Juan plays. Religion and Literature.

Yıldız, M., Bulut, M.B., & Miner, M. (2019). Adaptation of a Muslim Spiritual Attachment Scale (God Attachment) for Turkish Muslims: A Validity and Reliability Study. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

Miner, M. (2018). Psychological Contributions to Understanding Prejudice and the Evangelical Mind. Christian Scholars Review, XLVII:4, 363-372. 

Miner, M., Ghobary-Bonab, B., & Dowson, M. (2017). Development of a measure of attachment to God for Muslims. Review of Religious Research, 59(2), 183-206. DOI: 10.1007/s13644-016-0281-2

Miner, M. (2015). A Christian attachment-based therapy can support psychological healing and spiritual growth. Counselling Connections Across Australia, 6, 7-13.

Bickerton, G. R., Miner, M. H., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2015). Spiritual resources as antecedents of clergy well-being: The importance of occupationally specific variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 123-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.01.002

Miner, M., Bickerton, G., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2015). Spirituality and work engagement amongst church leaders. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 57–71. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2014.1003168.

Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2015). Interacting religious orientations and personal well-being. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 72–84. DOI:10.1080/13674676.2014.1003167

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2014). Attachment to God, psychological need satisfaction, and well-being among Christians. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 42(4), 326-342.

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014). Spiritual resources and work engagement among religious workers: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 370-391. DOI: 10.1111/joop.12052

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014). Spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, pp.1-24 DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2014.886517

Bickerton, G.R., Miner, M.H., Dowson, M. & Griffin, B. (2014). The incremental validity of spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 7(2), 162-172. doi: 10.1037/rel0000012

Miner, M., Ghobary, B.B., Dowson, M., & Proctor,M.T. (2014). Spiritual attachment in Islam and Christianity. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 17(1), 79-93. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2012.749452

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2013). Spiritual satisfaction of basic psychological needs and psychological health. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41, 298-314.

Ghobary B.B., Miner, M., & Proctor, M.T. (2013). Attachment to God in Islamic spirituality. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7 (2), 77-104.

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