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Dr Sally Herring is the Research Manager of the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health, part of the ECIMH executive under Prof Paul Fitzgerald and Prof Kate Hoy at Epworth Camberwell. Sally is a clinical research psychologist, completing a professional research Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Monash University. Her research experience is in the University and not-for-profit sectors, particularly in assisting with clinical research into new treatments for mental health disorders. Sally has worked as a Research Psychologist on novel brain stimulation treatments for depression, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) and ECIMH, as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne on clinical trials of intensive prolonged exposure therapy and TMS for posttraumatic stress disorder. Sally has also worked with Flinders University in Central Australia as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Remote Health, and acted as a member of the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee (CAHREC), assisting in the review of human research ethics applications for projects conducted in government, non-government and academic sectors. Sally’s research interests are in the development and translation of innovative treatments for mental health disorders.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 30 Nov 2007

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Tasmania

Award Date: 30 Nov 2000

External positions

Research Manager, Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health, Epworth Foundation (trading as Epworth HealthCare)

Research area keywords

  • Mental health disorders
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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