Dr Steven Trankle


Research Fellow in the School of Medicine


PhD, BA (Honours) Psychology

Dr Trankle has an academic background in Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He has experience with a range of research methodologies and their consonant theoretical approaches. His quantitative research evaluated the predictive and cross-cultural utility of two health belief measures on health behaviour. His PhD research involved a qualitative examination of the end-of-life decisions and practices of physicians, and their subsequent experiences. Focused toward Australian critical/acute and palliative settings, this research identified strategies for better integrating broad-reaching specialised end-of-life care across settings. His expertise in areas of mental health and integrated health care has engaged him most recently in research involving a mixed methods analysis of the Partners in Recovery Program in Nepean Blue Mountains using program logic modelling and a qualitative evaluation of the Western Sydney Integrated Care Program. His current research involves a qualitative evaluation of quality improvement initiatives designed to increase cancer screening rates in the Nepean Blue Mountains region. Dr Trankle has attracted external research funding of $175,000. He has published research and presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.  Dr Trankle has also been engaged in psychology-based academic teaching roles including unit coordination at the Western Sydney University since 2010. He supervises research students including MBBS Honours and PhD.

Research Interests

  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Integrated Health Care


  • Translational Health Research Institute – THRI (2017)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (2006)
  • Australian Psychological Society (2013)
  • International Society for Critical Health Psychology (2010)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Western Sydney University

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3930
LocationBuilding 30, Campbelltown Campus