1989 …2021

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Biography

My academic journey began at Monash University where I was awarded a BSc (Psychology, Pharmacology).  My first employment was as a research assistant in Clinical Pharmacology (Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC).  I moved to the United States and completed a MSc and PhD in Behavioural Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  After completing a post-doctoral placement there, I returned to Australia and completed a second post-doctoral appointment at Monash University (Physiology).  I was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology where I taught undergraduate and post-graduate students and convened the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience degree.  My current appointment is at Spectrum Personality Disorder Service (Eastern Health) as Head of Research & Innovation.  I have an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor appointment at Monash University.  

My overarching research interests concern brain and behaviour, with specialisation in mental health, psychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology and substance use.  I am currently committed to researching topics related to personality disorder and complex trauma.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Biological Psychology, PhD, University of Michigan

1 Sep 19935 Jan 1999

Award Date: 10 May 1999

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, Spectrum, Eastern Health

2 Dec 2013 → …

Research area keywords

  • Personality Disorders
  • Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Suicide Risk
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Sleep quality

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