Professor Ron Rapee has focused most of his research in the last 25 years on anxiety and its disorders. Ron is fascinated by the ways people’s lives change over time and so his work with anxiety disorders now covers the entire lifespan, from infancy to older age. This research has culminated in several books and over 300 scientific papers in some of the leading international journals.
Ron was honoured to be recognised in 2009 by awards from the two leading professional organisations in the field, the Australian Psychological Society (Distinguished Contribution to Science) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Distinguished Career Award). Ron was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for services to clinical psychology.
International recognition of Ron’s research leads to invitations to present scientific papers and professional training workshops all over the world. Ron makes a difference to people’s lives through his input to scientific, mental health, and government bodies and by developing new and effective treatments that are used by therapists all around the world.
Ron Rapee became a Macquarie University Distinguished Professor in 2010.