Deborah Jeppesen

PhD Scholar


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied Psychology

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Deborah Jeppesen

Deborah is a psychologist who works part time for the Department of Defence in the area of defence engagement while studying at ANU part time. Her psychological expertise is in leadership, interpersonal influence, neuropsychology, social psychology and elite level performance.

Deborah’s PhD research is a qualitative research analysis intended to gather information about the attributes of advisors who are influential when working in train, advise and assist (TAA) roles with foreign national security forces. This research focuses on identifying the specific attributes advisors and other senior military personnel specify as critical to the advising role. Specifically, Deborah is interested in identifying whether emotional intelligence - including interpersonal skills, ability to regulate emotion, and self-awareness - is critical. This research aims to directly inform selection, force preparation, and training for future security force assistance missions.

Thesis topic

An examination of the experiences and attributes of military advisors fulfilling Train, Advise and Assist roles

Deborah receiving the award (with Air Vice Marshal Roxley McLennan (Retd), who presented the award on the right, and USI President, Major General Mike Crane (Retd) on the left).

SDSC PhD candidate Deborah Jeppesen awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary

Deborah Jeppesen, who is undertaking her PhD at SDSC under Dr. Aurore Chow, has been awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary.

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