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Dr Laura Jobson completed her PhD (Clinical Psychology) at the Australian National University in 2008. Following that she took up a post as Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom). In 2010, Dr Jobson was awarded a prestigious National Institute for Health Research Fellowship which was hosted by the University of East Anglia and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge (United Kingdom). In 2015 she moved to Monash University to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences. Since 2006 she has also been a registered Clinical Psychologist.

Dr Jobson leads two related themes in her program of research: 1) emotional and cognitive substrates of PTSD and depression, and 2) translational studies. In the emotional and cognitive substrates arm, Dr Jobson’s research has investigated the role of instrumental psychological processes, specifically, autobiographical memory, appraisals and the self, in the development and maintenance of PTSD and depression. In particular, her research has addressed a major limitation associated with cognitive models and treatments of these disorders; namely, that they have been developed based on Western cultural norms and values. In the translational arm, Dr Jobson has been involved in developing cost-effective interventions targeting disruptions in autobiographical memory for those with PTSD and depression. Dr Jobson currently has over 40 publications in the area and has received funding from several sources (e.g., National Institute for Health Research, National Health Service Trusts).

 She is currently a registered clinical psychologist, an Associate Editor for the journals Memory and Development Studies Research, and has been a grant reviewer for the NHMRC and National Institute for Health Research and the Medical Research Council.

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Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD, Australian National University

Award Date: 1 May 2008

Psychology, B. Psychology (Hons), University of New South Wales

Research area keywords

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • culture
  • autobiographical memory
  • self
  • refugee
  • Indigenous Health
  • Immigrants

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Research Output

Affective Working Memory Capacity in Refugee Adolescents

Mirabolfathi, V., Schweizer, S., Moradi, A. & Jobson, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cross-cultural exploration of the characteristics, content and themes of intrusive autobiographical memories recalled during depression

Mihailova, S. & Jobson, L., 18 May 2020, In : Memory. 28, 5, p. 701-711 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Explorando las diferencias culturales en el uso de estrategias de regulación de las emociones en el trastorno de estrés postraumático

Translated title of the contribution: Exploring cultural differences in the use of emotion regulation strategies in posttraumatic stress disorderNagulendran, A. & Jobson, L., 31 Dec 2020, In : European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 11, 1, 8 p., 1729033.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Predictors of positive and negative post-traumatic psychological outcomes in a sample of Iranian cancer survivors

MoshirPanahi, S., Moradi, A. R., Ghaderi, B., McEwen, C. & Jobson, L., 29 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Self-concept, post-traumatic self-appraisals and post-traumatic psychological adjustment: What are the relationships

Engelbrecht, A. & Jobson, L., Jul 2020, In : Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 48, 4, p. 463-480 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Istvan Tork Prize in Neuroscience

Jobson, Laura (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

PhD Excellence Award

Jobson, Laura (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Syd Lovibond Prize for Psychology Honours

Jobson, Laura (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Trauma Research Award

Jobson, Laura (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)