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19982022
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Biography

Jennie Hudson, BA(Hons) MClinPsych PhD, FAPS, is a Professor within the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University.  Jennie completed her clinical Masters and PhD at Macquarie University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Temple University, Philadelphia. She was a visiting fellow at Magdalen College, University of Oxford and also at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Research interests

Jennie’s research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to children’s emotional health and working to improve the services available to children experiencing anxiety and other emotional disorders. Jennie’s work at the Centre for Emotional Health impacts the lives of Australian families through the development of new ways of understanding and treating anxiety disorders. Her methodological expertise includes experimental studies, large-scale randomised clinical trials, prevention trials, school-based trials, gene-environment interaction studies, and systematic reviews.

Research student supervision

Jennie supervises research students in Honours, Masters and PhD programs. Topics include: child mental health, the role of famililal and environmental factors in the development of anxiety disorders in children and young people, improving treatment for anxious youth.

Research engagement

Jennie has made distinguished contributions to the scientific understanding and clinical treatment of anxiety disorders in young people. Her work has improved the quality of life for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Her work with the greatest impact on international practice is her involvement in the development and evaluation of the Cool Kids suite of programs, interventions programs for anxious young people used around the world.

Jennie has given a TEDx talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmJDHdicMiY) and a number of presentations on anxiety disorders available at GenerationNext (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbEAoDrT5fo). 

Community engagement

 Jennie has authored over 130 peer reviewed publications. She has co-authored the book “Treating anxious children: An evidence-based approach” (2000) and edited “Psychopathology and the Family” (2006).  Jennie is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and serves on the editorial board for a number of international journals such as Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Teaching

Jennie teaches assessment and treatment on the Masters of Clinical Psychology program at Macquarie University.

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Output 1998 2019

Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and quality of life: the role of clinical and demographic variables

Schneider, S. C., Turner, C. M., Storch, E. A. & Hudson, J. L., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 21, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Quality of Life
Demography
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Depression

Content-specific interpretation bias in children with varying levels of anxiety: the role of gender and age

Mobach, L., Rinck, M., Becker, E. S., Hudson, J. L. & Klein, A. M., 16 Mar 2019, In : Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anxiety
Spiders
Fear
Separation Anxiety
Self Report

Economic evaluation of stepped care for the management of childhood anxiety disorders: results from a randomised trial

Chatterton, M. L., Rapee, R. M., Catchpool, M., Lyneham, H. J., Wuthrich, V., Hudson, J. L., Kangas, M. & Mihalopoulos, C., 18 Jan 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anxiety Disorders
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Costs and Cost Analysis
Confidence Intervals

The association between poor reading and internalising problems: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Francis, D. A., Caruana, N., Hudson, J. & McArthur, G., Feb 2019, In : Clinical Psychology Review. 67, p. 45-60 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Meta-Analysis
Reading
Anxiety
Depression
Learning Disorders

The utility of the SCAS-C/P to detect specific anxiety disorders among clinically anxious children

Reardon, T., Creswell, C., Lester, K. J., Arendt, K., Blatter-Meunier, J., Bögels, S. M., Coleman, J. R. I., Cooper, P. J., Heiervang, E. R., Herren, C., Hogendoorn, S. M., Hudson, J. L., Keers, R., Lyneham, H. J., Marin, C. E., Nauta, M., Rapee, R. M., Roberts, S., Schneider, S., Silverman, W. K. & 4 othersThastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Wergeland, G. J. & Eley, T. C., 2019, In : Psychological Assessment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Fathers
Mothers