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Dr Sally Richmond is a Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist, with the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health (Neurodevelopment theme) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) from RMIT, a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and a PhD in Psychological Sciences from the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in 2017, which focused on exploring the role of family environments on structural brain networks in childhood.


Research interests

Dr Richmond's research aims to develop a deeper understanding of children's development, including their neurodevelopment and mental health, and the contribution of environmental factors. Her research has two related themes:

1. Artificial intelligence (AI) and mental health: Recent research has focused on investigating the potential of AI (social robots and voice technology) to support children with mental health challenges and their families.

2. Understanding enviromental factors in neurodevelopment: Recent research has explored the role of parenting in typical brain development and for children with neurodevelopmental disorders (eg. ADHD).


Monash teaching commitment

Clinical supervision of clinical psychology trainees undertaking their Introductory and Internship placements.

PSY6105 Clinical Developmental Psychology

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
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Cognitive brain training
  • developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • developmental disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • artificial intelligence
  • parenting

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