Who is Behind Relationship Science Online?
Founder – Gery Karantzas, PhD
Gery Karantzas is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Director of the Science of Adult Relationships (SoAR) Laboratory at Deakin University and the Director of Edoctus. He is one of Australia’s leading relationships experts and has been delivering workshops, seminars and lectures in relationship science to the general public, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals for over a decade.
Gery is the past national convenor of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. He has edited and authored over 50 publications including the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (co-edited with Pat Noller) and Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction to Theory and Research (co-authored with Omri Gillath and R. Chris Fraley).
Gery’s research has investigated couple and family relationships during transitions, adult attachment, the role of coping and social support in relationships, and the role of relationships in mental health. His research has received awards from La Trobe University and the Australian Psychological Society. His research activities have been funded by grants from the Australian Research Council, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the National Medical Health and Research Council and beyondblue.
Gery’s teaching in the areas of relationship science and research methods has resulted in numerous institutional awards and national honours including awards from Deakin University, the Australian Psychological Society and a national citation (2012) and teaching excellence award (2015) by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (later known as the Office of Learning and Teaching).