Research Fellow; Registered Psychologist; Deputy Chair, Cyberpsychology Research Group, University of Sydney

Dr Brad Ridout is a Research Fellow with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney, a PBA Registered Psychologist, and Deputy Chair and co-founder of the Cyberpsychology Research Group. Brad completed his PhD research at The University of Sydney, and was the first in the world to demonstrate that Facebook can be used to facilitate social norm interventions to reduce problem drinking in young people. Brad's main research focus is developing accessible evidence-based e-mental health treatments using social media, virtual reality and other digital health technologies. Brad is currently working with Kids Helpline to develop the world's first secure and anonymous social media platform for supporting the mental health of young people through online group counselling. In his clinical work, Brad specialises in the treatment of anxiety and depression, with a special interest in how technology can impact on the psychological well-being of children and adolescents.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow; Registered Psychologist; Deputy Chair, Cyberpsychology Research Group, University of Sydney