Professor of Clinical Psychology in Health Equity, Flinders University

Professor Tim Carey is the Professor of Clinical Psychology in Health Equity at Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs. Tim has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland (QLD), an MSc in Statistics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and a Postgraduate Certificate of Biostatistics from Macquarie University. After he completed his PhD he spent 5 years working in the NHS in Scotland as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in Adult Primary Care. Tim has been a Director on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Regional, Rural, and Remote Advisory Group and the Indigenous Psychology Advisory Group. He has also been a Director of the Australian Rural Health Education Network. He has over 150 publications including books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and has presented his work at national and international conferences. After returning from Scotland he was the Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and the Course Convenor of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Canberra. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Mental Health Academic at Flinders University's Centre for Remote Health (CRH) in Alice Springs and, between 2014 and 2019 he was the Director of CRH. At CRH he conducted research in health service delivery, provided supervision and training on mental health issues, and has operated a clinical psychology service within the public mental health service as well as within the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and the Pain Management Service. His interests in mental health include the importance of control to psychological wellbeing and service provision, improving access to services, equity, and the historical development of our understandings of psychological distress and its treatment.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Professor, Charles Darwin University
  • 2014–2019
    Professor, Flinders University

Honours

Fulbright Scholar