Researcher biography

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology with a research interest in how groups and communities can influence mental health and wellbeing of adults of all ages. AHPRA registered clinical psychologist and supervisor with 20+ years practice experience in adult mental health and addiction treatment services. Developer of Tuned In program (music listening based emotion regulation program for young people); Groups 4 Belonging program (addressing loneliness in people recovering from addiction); and Sharper Minds (stepped care package for monitoring and early intervention of university students' mental health).

Course Convenor:

  • PSYC7291 Cognitive Behaviour Therapies for Adults
  • PSYC7261 Addiction Science and Practice

Service:

  • Editor in Chief, Behaviour Change
  • QLD Representative, Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs (APSAD) national council
  • National Executive committee, Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS)
  • Member, Arts Health Network QLD (AHNQ) committee.
Featured projects Duration
Supporting General Practitioners to Discontinue Long-Term Antidepressant Use
The University of Queensland through collaborative seeding grant: Faculty of Behavioural Science and Faculty of Medicine