Deputy Chair, Psychological Sciences; Convenor, Clinical Psychology Programs, Swinburne University of Technology

Sunil Bhar is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. He is Deputy Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences, and convenes the Clinical Psychology Programs at the university. He also directs the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults, coordinates the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program, and chairs the Wellbeing and Mental Health Flagship of the Brain and Psychological Research Centre. He runs an active research lab focusing on the emotional wellbeing of older adults and the mechanisms of reminiscence and cognitive-behavioural therapies. He is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapies, having spent 4 years working with Aaron Beck, MD investigating the efficacy of cognitive therapy for suicide prevention. Dr Bhar has maintained a clinical practice for the last 20 years, and has integrated his clinical experience into his teaching and research.

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    Deputy Chair, Psychological Sciences; Convenor, Clinical Psychology Programs, Swinburne University of Technology