I am a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral research fellow. I am currently working within the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity with Associate Professor Theresa Betancourt, as the 2015 Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship recipient from the Australian government.
My current research interests are in the area of the mental health of children, families, and adults facing adversity. In particular I am interested in those who have experienced traumatic events, are living in low and middle income countries or conflict settings, or have a refugee background. I have clinical and research interests in the role of psychological flexibility in wellbeing, and the effectiveness of mindfulness and acceptance based therapies. Further, I am interested in broader questions in clinical psychology research including identifying the active mechanisms of evidence-based interventions, and in developing innovative methods to increase reach and scalability of evidence-based interventions in low-resource settings, such as low-intensity interventions, online interventions, and interventions delivered by non-specialists.
2014. PhD (Psychology)- University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia
2014. Masters (Clinical Psychology)- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2008. Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Honours I- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Registered clinical psychologist, Psychology Board Australia
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