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Research Interests

I am a Clinical Psychologist, and an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Flinders. I am a member of the Flinders Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, and the Open Door Initiative. I am also the Director of the Sleep and Psychology Laboratory - a 4-bed sleep laboratory facility located at the Bedford Park campus. 

I have over 17 years of research experience in the field of sleep, fatigue, mental health and psychopathology. My research interest lies in the relationship between sleep, wake and work history, particularly for children, adolescents and young adults, and in the intersect between trauma and sleep – across the lifespan, as well as for anyone who routinely experiences both trauma exposure and sleep disturbance, e.g., emergency service workers. I have extensive research experience working with the health care and emergency services industries and have worked as a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (RPA Hospital, Sydney), the Laboratory of Human Chronobiology at Cornell University (NY), and the Appleton Institute at CQUniversity.

I am also a board-approved supervisor for provisional psychologists, and for registered psychologists completing their Clinical Psychology registrar program. I am particularly interested in clinical research that involves service delivery and supervision of other clinicians working in the areas of trauma and/or sleep. 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia

Award Date: 20 Apr 2020

PhD, Philosophy, Centre for Sleep Research, University of SA

Award Date: 16 Dec 2010

Bachelor (Honours), Psychology, University of South Australia

Award Date: 1 Dec 2006

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Appleton Institute

Supervision

  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology

Supervisory Interests

  • Sleep
  • Psychology
  • Trauma
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Traumatic memory

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