Milena Gandy


  • 878 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

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Personal profile


I am a clinical psychologist, a Macquarie University Research Fellow and senior member of the eCentreClinic ( My applied clinical research aims to improve the mental health and psychological care of people with chronic health conditions. I am particularly passionate about supporting people with neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injury. As an emerging researcher, I have developed several streams of research in this area, spanning mental health detection, epidemiology, treatment and policy work.

I am currently developing and evaluating a transdiagnostic internet-delivered self-management program for neurological disorders, the Wellbeing Neuro Course. This innovative program combines psychological treatment components for mental health and cognitive rehabilitation and is suitable for a variety of neurological disorders.

Research interests

Psychological Treatment; Telehealth; Anxiety; Depression; Quality of Life; Chronic Disease; Neurological Disorders; Innovative Interventions; Increasing Access; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Compensatory Cognitive Rehabilitation; Screening. 


I provide guest lectures at Macquarie University in my areas of expertise. This has included lectures for the Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology Program (PSYN 843) on and the Advanced Physiotherapy Program (PHTY817).

Community engagement

  • Early Career Research Member of the Research and Research Training Comittee (RRTC) at Macquarie University. Nov 2019 to June 2021. 
  • NHMRC Assistant Chair on a Project Grant Review Panel. September 2018.
  • Macquarie Human Research Ethics (Medical Sciences) Research Committe. April 2017 to 2019. 
  • Subcommittee member of the Department of Psychology PsychMAD (Psychology’s Monthly Academic Discussion). February 2015 and 2018.

Research engagement

  • Invited Member of The Psychology Task Force of the Medical Therapies Commission, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). June 2017 to present.
  • Advisor to NGO Epilepsy Action Australia (EAA). January 2014 to present.
  • Journal Editoral Board Member: Frontiers Neurology (2020)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Bachelor of Arts Psychology (First Class Honors)

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Acquired brain injuries - supporting emotional and cognitive health

Gandy, M., Dear, B., Titov, N., Meares, S., Staples, L., Karin, E., McDonald, S. & Fogliati, V.

1/03/17 → …

Project: Research

  • NSW Early-Mid Career Fellowship (awarded but declined)

    Dear, B., Titov, N., Sharpe, A. L., Jones, M., Cutler, H., Schroeder, L., Nielssen, O., Hadjistavropoulos, H., Staples, L. & Gandy, M.

    1/01/17 → …

    Project: Research

    Research Outputs

    • 878 Citations
    • 17 h-Index
    • 49 Article
    • 3 Review article
    • 1 Comment/opinion
  • A randomized controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy to prevent the development of depressive disorders in older adults with multimorbidity

    Read, J., Sharpe, L., Burton, A. L., Arean, P. A., Raue, P. J., McDonald, S., Titov, N., Gandy, M. & Dear, B. F., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 264, p. 464-473 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Probability of major depression diagnostic classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews controlling for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Depression subscale scores: an individual participant data meta-analysis of 73 primary studies

    Wu, Y., Levis, B., Sun, Y., Krishnan, A., He, C., Riehm, K. E., Rice, D. B., Azar, M., Yan, X. W., Neupane, D., Bhandari, P. M., Imran, M., Chiovitti, M. J., Saadat, N., Boruff, J. T., Cuijpers, P., Gilbody, S., McMillan, D., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Kloda, L. A. & 80 others, Patten, S. B., Shrier, I., Ziegelstein, R. C., Henry, M., Ismail, Z., Loiselle, C. G., Mitchell, N. D., Tonelli, M., Al-Adawi, S., Beraldi, A., Braeken, A. P. B. M., Büel-Drabe, N., Bunevicius, A., Carter, G., Chen, C. K., Cheung, G., Clover, K., Conroy, R. M., Cukor, D., da Rocha e Silva, C. E., Dabscheck, E., Daray, F. M., Douven, E., Downing, M. G., Feinstein, A., Ferentinos, P. P., Fischer, F. H., Flint, A. J., Fujimori, M., Gallagher, P., Gandy, M., Goebel, S., Grassi, L., Härter, M., Jenewein, J., Jetté, N., Julião, M., Kim, J. M., Kim, S. W., Kjærgaard, M., Köhler, S., Loosman, W. L., Löwe, B., Martin-Santos, R., Massardo, L., Matsuoka, Y., Mehnert, A., Michopoulos, I., Misery, L., Navines, R., O'Donnell, M. L., Öztürk, A., Peceliuniene, J., Pintor, L., Ponsford, J. L., Quinn, T. J., Reme, S. E., Reuter, K., Rooney, A. G., Sánchez-González, R., Schwarzbold, M. L., Senturk Cankorur, V., Shaaban, J., Sharpe, L., Sharpe, M., Simard, S., Singer, S., Stafford, L., Stone, J., Sultan, S., Teixeira, A. L., Tiringer, I., Turner, A., Walker, J., Walterfang, M., Wang, L-J., White, J., Wong, D. K., Benedetti, A. & Thombs, B. D., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 129, p. 1-9 9 p., 109892.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Systematic review and meta-analysis of anxiety and depression in youth with epilepsy

    Scott, A. J., Sharpe, L., Loomes, M. & Gandy, M., Mar 2020, In : Journal of pediatric psychology. 45, 2, p. 133–144 12 p., jsz099.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Tips for working with people with neurological disorders

    Gandy, M., Apr 2020, In-Psych, April/May, 2.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

  • Press / Media


    Milena Gandy


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Why the black dog trails epileptics - The Australian

    Milena Gandy


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities