• 58 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20152022
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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 co-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. 

Research engagement

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 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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Projects 2019 2022

Research Outputs 2015 2018

  • 58 Citations
  • 4 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., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Fathers
Parenting
Parents
Single Parent
Parent-Child Relations

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Parenting
Fathers
father
Mothers
gender role

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Asthma
Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
Quality of Life
Therapeutics

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anxiety Disorders
Asthma
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Aptitude

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Asthma
Anxiety
Parenting
Parents
Parent-child Interaction

Activities 2013 2019

  • 4 Oral 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

Early adolescent predictors of later anxiety disorders.

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