Executive Director, Mindspot, Australia
Co-Chair, eMHIC Special Interest Group on Ethics and Law
My roles include Executive Director of both the Australian national MindSpot Clinic, www.mindspot.org.au, and the Western Australian Practitioner Online Referral and Treatment Service (PORTS), www.ports.org.au, and Co-Director of the eCentre Research Clinic, www.ecentreclinic.org. I currently serve on advisory groups to several organisations.
My research and professional aims are to reduce the prevalence and burden of common mental health disorders, and reduce barriers to care. There are three parts to this research. First is research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of change during psychological therapy. Second is research concerned with the development and evaluation of new psychological treatment models. Third is research aimed at determining how these protocols can be most safely and effectively deployed in routine clinical settings.
My current research explores the behavioural and cognitive habits which predict emotional wellbeing across different groups of people. My other current research projects are concerned with developing new service models, and how to best develop standards and regulations for digital models of psychological care.