• 73 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20152019

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Personal profile

Biography

I am a Macquarie University Research Fellow and registered Clinical Psychologist. I completed my PhD and Doctor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2018 before beginning my Macquarie University Research Fellowship in 2019.

My research is focused on understanding and treating anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents. Specifically, I investigate the cognitive and familial risk factors that underpin youth emotional health disorders and use this understanding to improve and develop transdiagnostic (i.e., common across both disorders) treatments for young people with emotional health difficulties.

Research interests

  • Anxiety and comorbid disorders in childhood and adolescents
  • Cognitive mechanisms underpinning youth anxiety and related disorders 
  • Development and environmental and familial risk factors (e.g., parenting) in youth anxiety and related disorders
  • Treatment of anxiety and comorbid disorders in youth

Research student supervision

I supervise research students on topics related to youth mental health, the role of cognitive bias in youth anxiety and comorbid disorders, familial and environmental risk factors in the development of anxiety disorders in youth, improving and developing novel treatments for anxious youth with comorbid disorders.

Teaching

I have taught a number of undergraduate Psychology units, including Statistical and Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology and Development Psychology.

Community engagement

I present to schools, parents and community groups about my research. I also run training workshops for clinicians and health workers to educate them about youth mental health and improve treatment engagement. I provide information about youth emotional health to the media in all forms (e.g., A Current Affair, SBS News). 

Research engagement

  • Reviewer Panel Member for the Education and Developmental Psychologist
  • Reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Child Adolescent Mental Health and Journal of Family and Child Studies
  • Invited Speaker and contributor to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network on psychosocial difficulties in youth.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Sydney

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Honours Class I), University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Master of Arts, Economics (Honours Class I), University of Cambridge

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Research Outputs

  • 73 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Review article

Keeping parents involved: predicting attrition in a self-directed, online program for childhood conduct problems

Dadds, M. R., Sicouri, G., Piotrowska, P. J., Collins, D. A. J., Hawes, D. J., Moul, C., Lenroot, R. K., Frick, P. J., Anderson, V., Kimonis, E. R. & Tully, L. A., 2 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 48, 6, p. 881-893 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Toward father-friendly parenting interventions: a qualitative study

    Sicouri, G., Tully, L., Collins, D., Burn, M., Sargeant, K., Frick, P., Anderson, V., Hawes, D., Kimonis, E., Moul, C., Lenroot, R. & Dadds, M., Jun 2018, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 39, 2, p. 218-231 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)

    A case series evaluation of a pilot group cognitive behavioural treatment for children with asthma and anxiety

    Sicouri, G., Sharpe, L., Hudson, J. L., Dudeney, J., Jaffe, A. & Hunt, C., Apr 2017, In : Behaviour Change. 34, 1, p. 35-47 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Attentional bias in children with Asthma with and without anxiety disorders

    Dudeney, J., Sharpe, L., Sicouri, G., Lorimer, S., Dear, B. F., Jaffe, A., Selvadurai, H. & Hunt, C., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 45, 8, p. 1635–1646 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Parent-child interactions in children with asthma and anxiety

    Sicouri, G., Sharpe, L., Hudson, J. L., Dudeney, J., Jaffe, A., Selvadurai, H. & Hunt, C., Oct 2017, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 97, p. 242-251 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation

    Early adolescent predictors of later anxiety disorders.

    Jennifer Hudson (Speaker), Gemma Sicouri (Speaker), Helen Dodd (Speaker)
    Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Cognitive predictors of anxiety and depression in adolescent girls

    Gemma Sicouri (Speaker)
    Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Maternal anxiety as a predictor of child and adolescent anxiety

    Jennifer Hudson (Speaker), Gemma Sicouri (Speaker), Helen Dodd (Speaker)
    Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Parent-child interactions in children with asthma and anxiety

    Gemma Sicouri (Speaker)
    2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    The role of parenting and interpretation bias in children with asthma and anxiety

    Gemma Sicouri (Speaker)
    2013

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation