Our people

Our people

Head of Department

Professor Erik Reichle

Prof Erik D. Reichle is Head of the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University. He is a cognitive psychologist with research interests in the mental processes involved in reading (e.g., vision, attention, language processing, eye-movement control, etc.). His research uses computational modelling to understand how these mental processes become coordinated to support skilled reading. Prof Reichle has received fellowships from the Hanse Institute for Advanced study in Germany, the Leverhulme Trust in the United Kingdom, and in 2016 received a National 1,000-Talents Award from China.


Academic Staff By Name

Academic Staff (A-C)

Amee Baird

Dr Amee Baird

ARC/NHMRC Fellow

amee.baird@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical neuropsychology
Autobiographical and musical memory
Sense of self
Music evoked memory
Dementia

Sarah Baracz

Dr Sarah Baracz

Associate Lecturer

sarah.baracz@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Biopsychology 
Brain mechanisms involved in drug addiction
Oxytocin as a treatment for drug addiction
Brain mechanisms involved in early life stress
Brain mechanisms involved in anxiety and depression

Jenny Batchelor

Dr Jenny Batchelor

Senior Lecturer

jennifer.batchelor@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Neuropsychology
Traumatic brain injury
Developmental conditions
Neurodegenerative disorders
Dietary influences on cognition

Piers Bayl-Smith

Dr Piers Bayl-Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher

piers.bayl-smith@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Cybersecurity
Phishing detection
Human factors
Older workers

Alissa Beath

Dr Alissa Beath

Associate Lecturer

alissa.beath@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology 
Cognitive stress appraisal
Emotion regulation 
Functional gastrointestinal disorders
Chronic pain

Simon Boag

A/Prof Simon Boag

Associate Professor

simon.boag@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Personality
Dynamic systems
Attachment theory
Dreaming
Theoretical psychology

Julie Boulis

Dr Julie Boulis

Adjunct Fellow

julie.boulis@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Psychological interventions
Teaching and learning innovation
Assessment
Professional and counselling psychology

Kevin Brooks

A/Prof Kevin Brooks

Associate Professor

kevin.brooks@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Visual psychophysics
Motion perception
Depth perception
Face processing

Kay Bussey

A/Prof Kay Bussey

Associate Professor

kay.bussey@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Child and adolescent psychology
Cyberbullying and victimization
Moral disengagement
Gender identity development
Children's lie- and truth-telling

Ann Carrigan

Dr Ann Carrigan

Postdoctoral Researcher

ann.carrigan@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive psychology
Visual perception and attention
Medical image perception
Expertise
Individual differences

Trevor Case

Dr Trevor Case

Senior Lecturer

trevor.case@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social-evolutionary psychology
Disgust
Revenge
Irrational beliefs
Disease-avoidance

Jessamine Chen

Dr Jessamine Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

jessamine.chen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety and depression
Mental health in older adults
Social connectedness
Psychological interventions

Jen Cornish

A/Prof Jennifer Cornish

Associate Professor

jennifer.cornish@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Biological psychology
Neurobiology of addiction
Neurobiology of psychosis
Anxiety circuitry
Neuropsychopharmacology

Monique Crane

Dr Monique Crane

Senior Lecturer

monique.crane@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Occupational health and wellbeing
The role of self-reflection and self-insight in resilience
Military personnel resilience
Development of resilience across the life span
Occupational predictors of suicide-risk

Kim Curby

Dr Kim Curby

Senior Lecturer

kim.curby@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive psychology
Perceptual expertise
Face and object perception
Visual working memory
Attention

Academic Staff (D-J)


Blake Dear

A/Prof Blake Dear

NHMRC Career Development Fellow

blake.dear@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Innovation
Treatment evaluation
Mental health
Chronic disease

Blank

A/Prof Joanne Earl

Associate Professor

joanne.earl@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Ageing
Retirement planning
Career transition
Retirement adjustment
Well-being

Jasmine Fardouly

Dr Jasmine Fardouly

Postdoctoral Research Associate

jasmine.fardouly@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Body image
Social media use 
Social comparisons
Eating disorders 
Weight stigma

Sue Ferguson

Dr Sue Ferguson

Associate Lecturer

sue.ferguson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Positive ageing 
Wellbeing in older adults 
Self-compassion 
Coping with chronic illness, pain, and stressors
Older adults and natural hazards

Julie Fitness

Prof Julie Fitness

Professor

julie.fitness@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social-evolutionary psychology
Close relationships
Emotions
Forgiveness
Revenge

R. F.

Dr Rhiannon Fogliati

Postdoctoral Researcher

rhiannon.fogliati@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Innovation
Treatment evaluation
Mental health
Chronic disease

Miri Forbes

Dr Miri Forbes

Research Fellow

miri.forbes@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Psychopathology
Empirical classification
Quantitative methods
Risks/consequences of psychopathology

Heather Francis

Dr Heather Francis

Lecturer

heather.francis@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical neuropsychology
Nutritional neuroscience
Memory
Ingestive behaviour
Interoception

Milena Gandy

Dr Milena Gandy

Research Fellow

milena.gandy@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Mental health
Internet interventions
Neurological disorders

Philippe Gilchrist

Dr Phillippe Gilchrist

Senior Lecturer

philippe.gilchrist@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychophysiology
Stress and anxiety
Health interventions
Vasovagal reactions
Blood donor recruitment and retention

Barbara Griffin

Prof Barbara Griffin

Professor

barbara.griffin@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Selection
Older workers
Retirement transition
Mistreatment at work

Jennie Hudson

Prof Jennie Hudson

Professor

jennie.hudson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychopathology
Temperament
Parenting
Early life stress
Child and adolescent anxiety disorders

Julia Irwin

Dr Julia Irwin

Senior Lecturer

julia.irwin@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Traffic psychology
Attention
Driver distraction
Human factors in regard to driving behaviour
Social marketing of road safety

Carly Johnco

Dr Carly Johnco

Research Fellow

carly.johnco@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders
Treatment
Fear conditioning and information processing (attention, memory, interpretation) biases
Child, adolescent and older adults

Mike Jones

Prof Mike Jones

Professor

mike.jones@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology
Brain-gut interactions
Somatization
Attentional bias
Quality-of-life

Academic Staff (K-O)


Rachel Kallen

A/Prof Rachel Kallen

Associate Professor

rachel.kallen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Experimental social psychology
Complex dynamical systems
Multi-agent modeling
Social coordination
Stigma and stereotypes

Maria Kangas

A/Prof Maria Kangas

Associate Professor

maria.kangas@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Stress, trauma, resiliency and growth
Clinical psychology
Emotion regulation 
Psychological therapies and exercise
Behavioural medicine and health

Theresa Kidd

Dr Theresa Kidd

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

theresa.kidd@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Anxiety disorders
Developmental disabilities
Anxiety and autism spectrum disorders
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Peer victimisation

Sachiko Kinoshita

A/Prof Sachiko Kinoshita

Associate Professor

sachiko.kinoshita@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Word recognition
Reading
Automatic processes (masked priming, Stroop effect)
Cognitive control
Writing systems

Natasha Magson

Dr Natasha Magson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

natasha.magson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social psychology 
Stigma
Peer relations
Adolescent well-being/mental health
Social capital

Mem Mahmut

Dr Mehmet Mahmut

Senior Lecturer

mem.mahmut@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Olfaction
Social impact of poor olfactory ability
Body odours and mate attraction
Olfactory correlates of personality

Lauren McLellan

Dr Lauren McLellan

Lecturer

lauren.mclellan@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Youth emotional health
Child anxiety treatment
Internet interventions
Improving access

Cathy McMahon

A/Prof Cathy McMahon

Associate Professor

cathy.mcmahon@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychology
Infant development 
Parent-child relationships 
Parenting 
Infertility

Denice Meuldijk

Dr Denise Meuldijk

Postdoctoral Researcher

denise.meuldijk@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders
Depressive disorders
Stepped care treatment
Real-world driven research

Patrick Nalepka

Dr Patrick Nalepka

Postdoctoral Researcher

patrick.nalepka@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception and action
Ecological dynamics
Collaborative and joint action
Coordination
Human-machine interaction

Melissa Norberg

A/Prof Melissa Norberg

Associate Professor

melissa.norberg@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
OCD
Hoarding
Phobias
Substance use and addiction

Ella Oar

Dr Ella Oar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

ella.oar@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Psychopathology
Anxiety
Phobia
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Child and adolescent

Kirk Olsen

Dr Kirk Olsen

Postdoctoral Researcher

kirk.olsen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Auditory psychophysics
Music perception, cognition, and emotion
Loudness
Spatial hearing

Academic Staff (P-S)

Lorma Peters

Dr Lorna Peters

Senior Lecturer

lorna.peters@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders in adults
Individual differences in treatment outcome
Assessment
Social anxiety

Melanie Porter

A/Prof Melanie Porter

Associate Professor

melanie.porter@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Acquired brain injury
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental conditions

Ronald Rape

Prof Ronald Rapee

Distinguished Professor

ron.rapee@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Developmental psychology
Mental health
Emotional distress
Prevention of mental disorders

Erik Reichle

Prof Eric Reichle

Professor and Head of Department

erik.reichle@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Reading
Attention
Computer models
Eye movements
Word identification

Cele Richardson

Dr Cele Richardson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

cele.richardson@mq.edu.au

Dr Richardson's full staff profile will be available soon.

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Depression
Anxiety
Adolescent development
Sleep disorders

Mike Richardson

Prof Michael Richardson

ARC Future Fellow

michael.j.richardson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception-action
Multiagent systems
Complex systems
Dynamical and computational modelling
Human-machine systems

Carolyn Schniering

Dr Carolyn Schniering

Senior Lecturer

carolyn.schniering@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical and counselling psychology
Intentional interviewing skills
Evidence based practice
Anxiety and depression
Children and adolescents

Ben Searle

Dr Ben Searle

Senior Lecturer

ben.searle@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Work stress
Stress appraisals
Work demands and resources
Engagement and burnout

Kerry Sherman

Prof Kerry Sherman

Professor

kerry.sherman@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology and behavioural medicine
Psycho-oncology
Decision-making
Self-compassion
Chronic disease management

Gemma Sicouri

Dr Gemma Sicouri

Research Fellow

gemma.sicouri@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Child and adolescent psychology
Anxiety disorders
Cognitive bias
Cognitive behaviour therapy

Ian Stephen

Dr Ian Stephen

Senior Lecturer

ian.stephen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Person perception
Attractiveness and mate choice
Body size misperception
Evolutionary approaches
Health perception

Dick Stevenson

Prof Dick Stevenson

Professor

dick.stevenson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Behavioural neuroscience
Eating and drinking
Evolutionary psychology
Chemical senses
Disgust and disease

Naomi Sweller

A/Prof Naomi Sweller

Associate Professor

naomi.sweller@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Learning
Nonverbal communication
Gesture
Early childhood

Academic Staff (T-Z)

Mel Taylor

Dr Mel Taylor

Senior Lecturer

mel.taylor@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Risk perception
Risk communication
Emergencies and disaster
Protective behaviours

Bill Thompson

Prof Bill Thompson

Distinguished Professor

bill.thompson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception and cognition
Music psychology
Expertise
Media violence
Music and health

Natasha Todorov

Dr Natasha Todorov

Lecturer

natasha.todorov@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive assessment
Developmental psychology
Intelligence
Forgiveness
Self-forgiveness

Nick Titov

Prof Nick Titov

Professor

nick.titov@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Mental health services
Technology
Assessment 
Treatment
Evidence

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Dr Anita Turner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

anita.turner@mq.edu.au

Dr Turner's full staff profile will be available soon.

Areas of Expertise
Addiction
Methamphetamine addiction
Neurochemistry of addiction
Fetal exposure to methamphetamine
Behavioural outcomes

Wayne Warburton

A/Prof Wayne Warburton

Associate Professor

wayne.warburton@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Media psychology and development
Violent and prosocial media (music and video games)
Children, teens and screens: Screen addiction 
Development of aggressive behaviour
Aggressive/callous/distrustful personality

Colin Wastell

A/Prof Colin Wastell

Associate Professor

colin.wastell@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Thinking
Decision-making
Modularity models of the mind
Choice under uncertainty
Cognitive science of religion

Mark Wiggins

Prof Mark Wiggins

Professor

mark.wiggins@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Human factors
Cognitive assessment
Training systems
Safety

Viv Wuthrich

Prof Viv Wuthrich

Professor

viviana.wuthrich@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Mental health
Ageing
Child and youth
Psychological interventions
Anxiety and depression

Academic Staff By Expertise

Clinical Psychology

Jessamine Chen

Dr Jessamine Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

jessamine.chen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety and depression
Mental health in older adults
Social connectedness
Psychological interventions

Blake Dear

A/Prof Blake Dear

NHMRC Career Development Fellow

blake.dear@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Innovation
Treatment evaluation
Mental health
Chronic disease

R. F.

Dr Rhiannon Fogliati

Postdoctoral Researcher

rhiannon.fogliati@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Innovation
Treatment evaluation
Mental health
Chronic disease

Miri Forbes

Dr Miri Forbes

Research Fellow

miri.forbes@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Psychopathology
Empirical classification
Quantitative methods
Risks/consequences of psychopathology

Milena Gandy

Dr Milena Gandy

Research Fellow

milena.gandy@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Mental health
Internet interventions
Neurological disorders

Philippe Gilchrist

Dr Phillippe Gilchrist

Senior Lecturer

philippe.gilchrist@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychophysiology
Stress and anxiety
Health interventions
Vasovagal reactions
Blood donor recruitment and retention

Jennie Hudson

Prof Jennie Hudson

Professor

jennie.hudson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychopathology
Temperament
Parenting
Early life stress
Child and adolescent anxiety disorders

Carly Johnco

Dr Carly Johnco

Research Fellow

carly.johnco@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders
Treatment
Fear conditioning and information processing (attention, memory, interpretation) biases
Child, adolescent and older adult

Maria Kangas

A/Prof Maria Kangas

Associate Professor

maria.kangas@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Stress, trauma, resiliency and growth
Clinical psychology
Emotion regulation 
Psychological therapies and exercise
Behavioural medicine and health

Theresa Kidd

Dr Theresa Kidd

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

theresa.kidd@mq.edu.au

Dr Kidd's full staff profile will be available soon.

Areas of Expertise
Anxiety disorders
Developmental disabilities
Anxiety and autism spectrum disorders
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Peer victimisation

Lauren McLellan

Dr Lauren McLellan

Lecturer

lauren.mclellan@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Youth emotional health
Child anxiety treatment
Internet interventions
Improving access

Denice Meuldijk

Dr Denise Meuldijk

Postdoctoral Researcher

denise.meuldijk@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders
Depressive disorders
Stepped care treatment
Real-world driven research

Melissa Norberg

A/Prof Melissa Norberg

Associate Professor

melissa.norberg@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
OCD
Hoarding
Phobias
Substance use and addiction

Lorma Peters

Dr Lorna Peters

Senior Lecturer

lorna.peters@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Anxiety disorders in adults
Individual differences in treatment outcome
Assessment
Social anxiety

Ronald Rape

Prof Ronald Rapee

Distinguished Professor

ron.rapee@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Developmental psychology
Mental health
Emotional distress
Prevention of mental disorders

Cele Richardson

Dr Cele Richardson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

cele.richardson@mq.edu.au

Dr Richardson's full staff profile will be available soon.

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Depression
Anxiety
Adolescent development
Sleep disorders

Carolyn Schniering

Dr Carolyn Schniering

Senior Lecturer

carolyn.schniering@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical and counselling psychology
Intentional interviewing skills
Evidence based practice
Anxiety and depression
Children and adolescents

Kerry Sherman

Prof Kerry Sherman

Professor

kerry.sherman@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology and behavioural medicine
Psycho-oncology
Decision-making
Self-compassion
Chronic disease management

Gemma Sicouri

Dr Gemma Sicouri

Research Fellow

gemma.sicouri@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology
Child and adolescent psychology
Anxiety disorders
Cognitive bias
Cognitive behaviour therapy

Natasha Todorov

Dr Natasha Todorov

Lecturer

natasha.todorov@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive assessment
Developmental psychology
Intelligence
Forgiveness
Self-forgiveness

Viv Wuthrich

Prof Viv Wuthrich

Professor

viviana.wuthrich@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Mental health
Ageing
Child and youth
Psychological interventions
Anxiety and depression

Cognitive Psychology

Julie Boulis

Dr Julie Boulis

Adjunct Fellow

julie.boulis@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Psychological interventions
Teaching and learning innovation
Assessment
Professional and counselling psychology

Ann Carrigan

Dr Ann Carrigan

Postdoctoral Researcher

ann.carrigan@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive psychology
Visual perception and attention
Medical image perception
Expertise
Individual differences

Kim Curby

Dr Kim Curby

Senior Lecturer

kim.curby@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive psychology
Perceptual expertise
Face and object perception
Visual working memory
Attention

Sachiko Kinoshita

A/Prof Sachiko Kinoshita

Associate Professor

sachiko.kinoshita@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Word recognition
Reading
Automatic processes (masked priming, Stroop effect)
Cognitive control
Writing systems

Erik Reichle

Prof Eric Reichle

Professor and Head of Department

erik.reichle@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Reading
Attention
Computer models
Eye movements
Word identification

Naomi Sweller

A/Prof Naomi Sweller

Associate Professor

naomi.sweller@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Learning
Nonverbal communication
Gesture
Early childhood

Colin Wastell

A/Prof Colin Wastell

Associate Professor

colin.wastell@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Thinking
Decision-making
Modularity models of the mind
Choice under uncertainty
Cognitive science of religion

Developmental Psychology

Julie Boulis

Dr Julie Boulis

Adjunct Fellow

julie.boulis@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Psychological interventions
Teaching and learning innovation
Assessment
Professional and counselling psychology

Kay Bussey

A/Prof Kay Bussey

Associate Professor

kay.bussey@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Child and adolescent psychology
Cyberbullying and victimization
Moral disengagement
Gender identity development
Children's lie- and truth-telling

Sue Ferguson

Dr Sue Ferguson

Honorary Associate Lecturer

sue.ferguson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Positive ageing 
Wellbeing in older adults 
Self-compassion 
Coping with chronic illness, pain, and stressors
Older adults and natural hazards

Jennie Hudson

Prof Jennie Hudson

Professor

jennie.hudson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychopathology
Temperament
Parenting
Early life stress
Child and adolescent anxiety disorders

Cathy McMahon

A/Prof Cathy McMahon

Associate Professor

cathy.mcmahon@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychology
Infant development 
Parent-child relationships 
Parenting 
Infertility

Melanie Porter

A/Prof Melanie Porter

Associate Professor

melanie.porter@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Acquired brain injury
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental conditions

Naomi Sweller

A/Prof Naomi Sweller

Associate Professor

naomi.sweller@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Cognitive and developmental psychology
Learning
Nonverbal communication
Gesture
Early childhood

Wayne Warburton

A/Prof Wayne Warburton

Associate Professor

wayne.warburton@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Media psychology and development
Violent and prosocial media (music and video games)
Children, teens and screens: Screen addiction 
Development of aggressive behaviour
Aggressive/callous/distrustful personality

Health Psychology

Alissa Beath

Dr Alissa Beath

Associate Lecturer

alissa.beath@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology 
Cognitive stress appraisal
Emotion regulation 
Functional gastrointestinal disorders
Chronic pain

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A/Prof Joanne Earl

Associate Professor

joanne.earl@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Ageing
Retirement planning
Career transition
Retirement adjustment
Well-being

Sue Ferguson

Dr Sue Ferguson

Honorary Associate Lecturer

sue.ferguson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Positive ageing 
Wellbeing in older adults 
Self-compassion 
Coping with chronic illness, pain, and stressors
Older adults and natural hazards

Mike Jones

Prof Mike Jones

Professor

mike.jones@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology
Brain-gut interactions
Somatization
Attentional bias
Quality-of-life

Ella Oar

Dr Ella Oar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

ella.oar@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Psychopathology
Anxiety
Phobia
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Child and adolescent

Kerry Sherman

Prof Kerry Sherman

Professor

kerry.sherman@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology and behavioural medicine
Psycho-oncology
Decision-making
Self-compassion
Chronic disease management

Nick Titov

Prof Nick Titov

Professor

nick.titov@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Mental health services
Technology
Assessment 
Treatment
Evidence

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Dr Anita Turner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

anita.turner@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Addiction
Methamphetamine addiction
Neurochemistry of addiction
Fetal exposure to methamphetamine
Behavioural outcomes

Viv Wuthrich

Prof Viv Wuthrich

Professor

viviana.wuthrich@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Mental health
Ageing
Child and youth
Psychological interventions
Anxiety and depression

Neuropsychology & Biological Psychology

Amee Baird

Dr Amee Baird

ARC/NHMRC Fellow

amee.baird@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical neuropsychology
Autobiographical and musical memory
Sense of self
Music evoked memory
Dementia

Sarah Baracz

Dr Sarah Baracz

Associate Lecturer

sarah.baracz@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Biopsychology 
Brain mechanisms involved in drug addiction
Oxytocin as a treatment for drug addiction
Brain mechanisms involved in early life stress
Brain mechanisms involved in anxiety and depression

Jenny Batchelor

Dr Jenny Batchelor

Senior Lecturer

jennifer.batchelor@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Neuropsychology
Traumatic brain Injury
Developmental conditions
Neurodegenerative disorders
Dietary influences on cognition

Jen Cornish

A/Prof Jennifer Cornish

Associate Professor

jennifer.cornish@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Biological psychology
Neurobiology of addiction
Neurobiology of psychosis
Anxiety circuitry
Neuropsychopharmacology

Heather Francis

Dr Heather Francis

Lecturer

heather.francis@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Clinical neuropsychology
Nutritional neuroscience
Memory
Ingestive behaviour
Interoception

Melanie Porter

A/Prof Melanie Porter

Associate Professor

melanie.porter@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Acquired brain injury
Paediatric and adult intervention
Neurodevelopmental conditions

Dick Stevenson

Prof Dick Stevenson

Professor

dick.stevenson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Behavioural neuroscience
Eating and drinking
Evolutionary psychology
Chemical senses
Disgust and disease

Organisational & Applied Psychology

Piers Bayl-Smith

Dr Piers Bayl-Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher

piers.bayl-smith@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational Psychology
Cybersecurity
Phishing detection
Human factors
Older workers

Monique Crane

Dr Monique Crane

Senior Lecturer

monique.crane@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Occupational health and wellbeing
The role of self-reflection and self-insight in resilience
Military personnel resilience
Development of resilience across the life span
Occupational predictors of suicide-risk

Barbara Griffin

Prof Barbara Griffin

Professor

barbara.griffin@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Selection
Older workers
Retirement transition
Mistreatment at work

Julia Irwin

Dr Julia Irwin

Senior Lecturer

julia.irwin@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Traffic psychology
Attention
Driver distraction
Human factors in regard to driving behaviour
Social marketing of road safety

Ben Searle

Dr Ben Searle

Senior Lecturer

ben.searle@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Work stress
Stress appraisals
Work demands and resources
Engagement and burnout

Mel Taylor

Dr Mel Taylor

Senior Lecturer

mel.taylor@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Risk perception
Risk communication
Emergencies and disaster
Protective behaviours

Mark Wiggins

Prof Mark Wiggins

Professor

mark.wiggins@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Human factors
Cognitive assessment
Training systems
Safety

Perception & Action

Kevin Brooks

A/Prof Kevin Brooks

Associate Professor

kevin.brooks@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Visual psychophysics
Motion perception
Depth perception
Face processing

Mem Mahmut

Dr Mehmet Mahmut

Senior Lecturer

mem.mahmut@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Olfaction
Social impact of poor olfactory ability
Body odours and mate attraction
Olfactory correlates of personality

Patrick Nalepka

Dr Patrick Nalepka

Postdoctoral Researcher

patrick.nalepka@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception and action
Ecological dynamics
Collaborative and joint action
Coordination
Human-machine interaction

Kirk Olsen

Dr Kirk Olsen

Postdoctoral Researcher

kirk.olsen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Auditory psychophysics
Music perception, cognition, and emotion
Loudness
Spatial hearing

Mike Richardson

Prof Michael Richardson

ARC Future Fellow

michael.j.richardson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception-action
Multiagent systems
Complex systems
Dynamical and computational modelling
Human-machine systems

Ian Stephen

Dr Ian Stephen

Senior Lecturer

ian.stephen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Person perception
Attractiveness and mate choice
Body size misperception
Evolutionary approaches
Health perception

Personality, Motivation, & Emotion

Alissa Beath

Dr Alissa Beath

Associate Lecturer

alissa.beath@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Health psychology 
Cognitive stress appraisal
Emotion regulation 
Functional gastrointestinal disorders
Chronic pain

Simon Boag

A/Prof Simon Boag

Associate Professor

simon.boag@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Personality
Personality dynamics
Personality disorders
Attachment theory
Dreaming

Kirk Olsen

Dr Kirk Olsen

Postdoctoral Researcher

kirk.olsen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Perception
Auditory psychophysics
Music perception, cognition, and emotion
Loudness
Spatial hearing

Ben Searle

Dr Ben Searle

Senior Lecturer

ben.searle@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Organisational psychology
Work stress
Stress appraisals
Work demands and resources
Engagement and burnout

Social Psychology

Trevor Case

Dr Trevor Case

Senior Lecturer

trevor.case@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social-evolutionary psychology
Disgust
Revenge
Irrational beliefs
Disease-avoidance

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Dr Jasmine Fardouly

Postdoctoral Research Associate

jasmine.fardouly@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Body image
Social media use 
Social comparisons
Eating disorders 
Weight stigma

Julie Fitness

Prof Julie Fitness

Professor

julie.fitness@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social-evolutionary psychology
Close relationships
Emotions
Forgiveness
Revenge

Rachel Kallen

A/Prof Rachel Kallen

Associate Professor

rachel.kallen@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Experimental social psychology
Complex dynamical systems
Multi-agent modeling
Social coordination
Stigma and stereotypes

Natasha Magson

Dr Natasha Magson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

natasha.magson@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Social psychology 
Stigma
Peer relations
Adolescent well-being/mental health
Social capital

Wayne Warburton

A/Prof Wayne Warburton

Associate Professor

wayne.warburton@mq.edu.au

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Areas of Expertise
Media psychology and development
Violent and prosocial media (music and video games)
Children, teens and screens: Screen addiction 
Development of aggressive behaviour
Aggressive/callous/distrustful personality

Professional Staff

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