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I completed an M.A. in Counselling Psychology (2006) and subsequently practiced in Canada, specialised in cognitive behaviour therapy.  After later obtaining a 'combined' Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McGill University (2015), I began a Research Fellowship and Visiting Lecturer position in 2015 in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.  I then undertook a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, followed by a British Heart Foundation Career Development Research Fellowship within the School of Clinical Medicine.  In 2018, I joined Macquarie University as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, and am currently the Clinical Psychology Program Director (2020-present) and an Associate Professor (2023-present).  I maintain registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the UK, Canada, and Australia (e.g., Health & Care Professions Council, Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and AHPRA, respectively), and am an AHPRA endorsed supervisor.

Research interests

My research concerns applications of Clinical Psychology to health care settings, with a focus on stress, anxiety, and cardiovascular psychophysiology.  For example, one area focuses on understanding, predicting, and preventing vasovagal reactions.  Relatedly, I also have interests in blood donor health, recruitment, and retention. Additional areas of interest include anxiety disorders, BII-fears, disgust, as well as embodied cognition.  You can read more about some of the research I'm currently involved with here:  


I am the Director of Clinical Psychology and teach Units in clinical assessment, therapy, as well as professional practice.  I also teach classes in health psychology, guest lecture across other programs, and am a member of the Department Learning & Teaching Committee.

Research student supervision

I welcome supervising both honours undergraduate and graduate students. 

Community engagement

I value and prioritise the integration of my research into the evolving needs of both the local and broader communities. For example, in collaboration with Blood Services nationally and internationally, our work aims to improve blood donor health and management, to contribute to a safer and more reliable blood supply, and to improve donor and patient well-being.

Our research also involves engagement with the public, industry, community members, and incorporates patient and public involvement where possible. 

Research engagement

Current research partners include the Australia Red Cross Lifeblood and the NIHR-BTRU at the University of Cambridge. 

I am currently a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences Ethics Sub-Committee, the  Centre for Smart Green Cities, and a member of the Centre for Emotional Health.

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., Psychophysiology of the vasovagal response, McGill University

1 Sept 20092 Jun 2015

Award Date: 2 Jun 2015

Counselling Psychology, M.A., McGill University

1 Sept 200429 May 2006

Award Date: 29 May 2006

Psychology, B.A., Concordia University

1 Sept 200121 May 2004

Award Date: 21 May 2004

External positions

Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge


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