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Personal profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. I have been an academic at Macquarie University since 2002, with prior research positions at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety Disorders, St Vincent's Hospital. I received my PhD from the University of New South Wales in 1993. Across my academic career, I have conducted research on anxiety disorders (especially social anxiety) and on the development and validation of assessment techniques including structured diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. 

Research interests

Anxiety disorders; social anxiety; treatment outcome; assessment of psychological disorders

Teaching

My teaching is focused on principles and methods of psychological assessment at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. I currently convene and teach the following units:

  • PSYC332 Principles of Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC986 Clinical Psychological Asessment 1

Research student supervision

I supervise students primarily on topics related to individual differences in the expression and treatment outcome of social anxiety disorder.

Community engagement

  • Co-Director, Higher Degree Research, Department of Psychology
  • Deputy Chair, Faculty of Human Sciences Research Ethics Sub-Committee
  • Chair, Department of Psychology Test Library Committee
  • Member, Centre for Emotional Health

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Psychology, BSc(Psych; Hons 1), The University of New South Wales

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Outputs 1988 2019

Comparing scores from full length, short form, and adaptive tests of the Social Interaction Anxiety and Social Phobia Scales

Sunderland, M., Afzali, M. H., Batterham, P. J., Calear, A. L., Carragher, N., Hobbs, M., Mahoney, A., Peters, L. & Slade, T., 15 Mar 2019, In : Assessment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interpersonal Relations
Anxiety
Therapeutics
Social Phobia

Measurement equivalence of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) and Social Phobia Scale (SPS) across individuals with social anxiety disorder from Japanese and Australian sociocultural contexts

Wong, Q., Chen, J., Gregory, B., Baillie, A. J., Nagata, T., Furukawa, T. A., Kaiya, H., Peters, L. & Rapee, R. M., 15 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 243, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interpersonal Relations
Anxiety
Fear
Japan
Social Phobia

Motivational interviewing prior to cognitive behavioural treatment for social anxiety disorder: a randomised controlled trial

Peters, L., Romano, M., Byrow, Y., McLellan, L., Brockveld, K., Baillie, A., Gaston, J. & Rapee, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 256, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials
Anxiety
Social Phobia

Pre-treatment CBT-mindedness predicts CBT outcome

McLellan, L. F., Stapinski, L. A. & Peters, L., Apr 2019, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. 43, 2, p. 303–311 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive Therapy
Mental Health
Anxiety

Maladaptive self-beliefs during cognitive behavioural therapy for social anxiety disorder: a test of temporal precedence

Gregory, B., Wong, Q. J. J., Marker, C. & Peters, L., Jun 2018, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. 42, 3, p. 261-272 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive Therapy
Anxiety
Therapeutics
Social Phobia
Clinical Protocols