“I’m ecstatic about the impact our programs have on kids, and knowing that we’ve changed their lives for the better. But we need to ask ‘what about our retirees?’” says Professor Ron Rapee, ARC Laureate Fellow, and former Director of the Centre for Emotional Health.
Pairing psychology with cancer treatment has a profound impact on the wellbeing of patients, Associate Professor Maria Kangas and her team at the Centre for Emotional Health have found.
Just under half the children in Australia with a mental health issue aren’t receiving the appropriate treatment, and one third of their parents say the main impediment is a lack of access to treatment options.
For years we’ve been identifying genetic markers linked to mental disorders. Now it appears those same markers could also tell us who will best-respond to treatment.
In April 2013 Professor Jennie Hudson initiated a six-week team based writing challenge within the Centre for Emotional Health. The challenge was based on the fact that academics are more productive when they devote regular time to writing, rather than waiting for chunks of free time to materialise.
Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee AM 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.
Jennie has an exceptional track record as a leading researcher in the field of clinical child psychology, demonstrated by sustained and distinguished performance in grant funding, publications, citations and research supervision.
Viviana is a clinical psychologist and NH&MRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology.