NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The University of Queensland

I am a clinical psychologist working in the addiction field. Currently, I am employed as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland. My research focuses primarily on cognitive and neuropsychological mechanisms underlying adolescent substance abuse, particularly those related to impulse control, decision-making, and personality. I also maintain my clinical practice as a Visiting Clinical Psychologist at the Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital.


  • 2012–present
    NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland
  • 2010–2012
    Postodoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2009–2010
    Lecturer, School of Psychology, Griffith University, Mt. Gravatt campus


  • 2009 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology
  • 2004 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


Early Career Research Award - Australian Psychological Society (APS); Early Career Award for Excellence in Science and Research - Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)