I have expertise in psychological problems that manifest and interact with physical concerns. I am a lecturer at Monash University and work as a private Clinical Psychologist at Foundation Psychology Victoria in Balwyn, Victoria.
As a neuroscientist and psychologist my work is grounded in established evidence as well as empathy. I publish scientific peer-reviewed research on the connection between brain function and behaviour, and have undertaken academic work at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Murdoch Research Institute, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and Monash University. In terms of clinical background, I have worked in the public mental health system, including Monash Medical Centre, Casey Hospital and Southern Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I hold degrees in philosophy, behavioural science and psychology. In 2010 I was awarded a scholarship and undertook the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program.
In my work I am driven by the belief that the discipline of psychology can not only have an impact on individuals in the context of mental health care, but can also elucidate the psychological factors that influence personal decision making and society as a whole. I occasionally appear on TV and radio to comment on issues related to psychology, decision making, personality and mental health public policy.