Professor, Director of the Centre for Remote Health, Flinders University

Professor Tim Carey is the Director of the Centre for Remote Health 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 is currently a Director of the Australian Rural Health Education Network. He has over 100 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. His first role at the Centre for Remote Health was as the Mental Health Academic before becoming the Director in 2014. At the Centre for Remote Health he conducts research in health service delivery, provides 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, and the historical development of our understandings of psychological distress and its treatment.


  • 2014–2019
    Professor, Flinders University


Fulbright Scholar