Director of the Centre for Emotional Health and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Ronald M. Rapee is currently Director of the Centre for Emotional Health and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Prof Rapee has established an international reputation for his research into the understanding and management of anxiety and related problems in both children and adults and has published widely in some of the leading scientific journals. He has developed a number of empirically supported treatment programs that are used by researchers and therapists in countries across the world and has been honoured by awards from both scientific and consumer groups. Prof Rapee received the Distinguished Career Award from the Australian Association for CBT and the Distinguished Contribution to Science Award from the Australian Psychological Society. In June 2012, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to Australian society in clinical psychology. He serves on the editorial board and acts as associate editor for international journals, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and provides consultation to a number of government, non-government and scientific bodies. Prof Rapee’s main professional interest is to provide a blend of scientifically rigorous but practically applied research and he derives particular pleasure from mentoring new researchers.

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Education

  • 1985 
    University of NSW, PhD

Research Areas

  • Mental Health (111714)

Honours

Member of the Order of Australia; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia