Head of Psychological Sciences and Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology

Associate Professor Greg Murray is Head of Psychological Sciences and Statistics (PSS) at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. The PSS group has a national reputation for quality teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology, and received a rating of 3 (world class) in the 2010 ARC research quality exercise. Associate Professor Murray is a practising clinical psychologist, and is involved nationally with the training and accreditation of clinical psychologists. His major research interest is the chronobiology of mood, especially the relationship between sleep, circadian function and positive mood states. Since taking out his PhD from University of Melbourne in 2001, he has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, won individual awards for teaching and research and been a chief investigator on more than $2.5 million of competitive grants in Australia and overseas. Recent grants focus on the neurobiology of bipolar disorder, and knowledge dissemination around psychosocial factors in bipolar disorder. He currently supervises ten Doctoral/PhD students on projects related to bipolar disorder and emotion regulation. The majority of his research is collaborative and multi-disciplinary. In Australia he works with researchers investigating psychosocial treatments (live and online) for bipolar disorder. Internationally, he is a founder member of the Canadian CREST group investigating determinants of well-being in people with bipolar disorder. He collaborates with colleagues at UC Berkeley, Harvard and University of Massachusetts on studies of sleep, circadian rhythms and mood. (Greg has a parallel life as a drummer and can be seen around Melbourne with the Elwood Dads Band).

Experience

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    Head of Psychological Sciences and Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology