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Dr Alison Ollerenshaw

Alison Ollerenshaw

Research Fellow

Alison joined CeRDI in 2012 providing research support across a range of Centre projects and activities. Prior to this, she worked as a project officer, a research officer and coordinator, and has experience in teaching undergraduate students in psychology. Alison completed her Master of Applied Science at the University of Ballarat, and in 2007, a Diploma in Project Management. Most recently Alison completed a PhD having conducted research examining the relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants.

Experience in research and project management, impact evaluation, and in the application of mixed methods research provides Alison with a broad basis from which to contribute to research across different disciplines. In addition, Alison has an interest in writing and prepares stories and communications for the Centre, including the coordination of content for CeRDI’s quarterly newsletter, and annual reports.  

Alison's research interests include psychology, health, education, and regional community development.

Call: 03 5327 6201
Email: a.ollerenshaw@federation.edu.au
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6435-5682


The relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants
The relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants

Business incubators offer nascent businesses a protective and nurturing environment, supporting tenants to grow their businesses and be sustainable, long-term. Two studies were conducted as part of this PhD to examine the relationship between characteristic services offered at business incubators and incubator tenants’ psychological capital, hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism.

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Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Federation University Australia (Confirmed: 2020)
    • Thesis title: The relationship between business incubator services and the psychological capital of tenants.
  • Master of Applied Science (2000)
    • Thesis title: Learning through multimedia: The roles of prior knowledge and approaches to learning.
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Professional Psychology) (1996)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences) (1995)
  • Diploma of Project Management (2007)
  • Book chapters

    Selkirk, R., McLaren, S., Ollerenshaw, A., McLachlan, A.J., & Moten, J. (2010). The longitudinal effects of midwife-led postnatal debriefing on the psychological health of mothers. In 'Transitions theory: Middle range and situation specific theories in nursing research and practice'. (Ed. A Meleis) pp. 590-602. New York: Springer.

  • Conferences

    Camilleri, M., & Ollerenshaw, A. (2019). Responding to the legal needs of young people through health services. Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities, 13-16 November 2019, San Francisco, CA.

    Ollerenshaw, A. (2019). The relationship between business incubator services and the Psychological Capital of tenants. Federation University Higher Degrees by Research Conference, 25 July 2019, Federation University, Ballarat.

    Ollerenshaw, A. (2017). The relationship between business incubator services and the Psychological Capital of tenants. Federation University Higher Degrees by Research Conference: Making your Vision a Reality, 27 July 2017, Federation University, Ballarat.

    Murphy, A., & Ollerenshaw, A. (2011). Victims won't even report the crime let alone use support services: The complexities of building pathways to victim support services for marginalised people. Australian Institute of Criminology: Meeting the needs of Victims of Crime, May 18-19, 2011. Mercure Hotel, Sydney.

  • Reports

    Ollerenshaw, A., Thompson, H., Robinson, N., Channon, J., & Feely, P. (2021). Online Farm Trials: Impact Research 2020-2021. Final Report. Ballarat, Australia: Federation Unversity Australia.

    Xia, F., Ollerenshaw, A., lsmail Saleem, M., Corbett, J., Thompson, H., & Islam, S. (2020). Energy Data Roadmap: Final Report. Ballarat, Australia: Federation University.

    Camilleri, M., Ollerenshaw, A., Corbett, J., Taylor, M., & Burrows, T. (2018). Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership: Evaluation report. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Murphy, A., Parnaby, A., Corbett, J., Ollerenshaw, A., & Taylor, M. (2018). The Youth CAN project 12 month project report: Process, baseline and emerging impacts. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., & Corbett, J. (2016). Central Highlands Digital Enterprise Program: Overview of research evaluation findings. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Murphy, A., McDonald, K., & Thompson, H. (2015). Western BACE Partnership Research Report 2015. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Murphy, A., & Thompson, H. (2016). Tenancy Research Report: Documenting the initial experiences of tenants in the Business Accelerator Program at the Western BACE. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Murphy, A., Dahlhaus, P., MacLeod, A., Thompson, H., McKenna, K., Ollerenshaw, A., Corbett, J., & McDonald, K. (2015). Visualising Victoria's Groundwater: Researching and analysing impact - Phase 1. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Murphy, A., Dahlhaus, P., MacLeod, A., Thompson, H., McKenna, K., Tsilemanis, A., Ollerenshaw, A., & Corbett, J. (2015). Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and Visualising Ballarat - eResearch (first wave) extended timeframe research study. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Murphy, A., McDonald, K., & Thompson, H. (2015). Western BACE Partnership Research Report 2015. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Thompson, H., & McDonald, K. (2015). Western BACE Community Survey: Research Report 2015. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Thompson, H., & McDonald, K. (2015). Western BACE research, monitoring and evaluation: Business innovation survey report 2015. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    McDonald, K., Ollerenshaw, A., & Thompson, H. (2014). Western BACE review of regional demographics. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., Dahlhaus, P.G., McDonald, K., Courvisanos, J., Graymore, M., Thompson, H., Sheil, H., Miner, A., & Corbett, J. (2014). Understanding the 2011 Grampians natural disaster, addressing the risk and resilience. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Ollerenshaw, A., & McDonald, K. (2014). Western BACE research, monitoring and evaluation: community research - development and infrastructure (Atherstone Estate). Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Thompson, H., & Ollerenshaw, A. (2014). Year 2 research monitoring and evaluation for the Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence (BACE). Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University.

    Thompson, H. & Ollerenshaw, A. (2013). Centre of Excellence Research Group: Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence Research and Evaluation Plan. Ballarat, Australia: Centre for eCommerce and Communications, University of Ballarat.

    Murphy, A., Ollerenshaw, A., & Gregory, R. (2012). The school-community nexus: Examining the school/community link across 4 regional school communities. Ballarat, Australia: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

    Murphy, A., McDonald, J., & Ollerenshaw, A. (2011). Mapping access and referral pathways for marginalised victims of violent crime in rural and regional Victoria. Ballarat, Australia: Centacare, Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc.

Associate supervisor

  • Kerrie Bryant (PhD Candidate, Federation University) - Borderline personality disorder and criminality and what effect it has on the criminal justice system.
     
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