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Professor of Psychology & Mental Health, Edith Cowan University

Joanne Dickson (Professor of Mental Health) joined the Psychology Department in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2016. Joanne was awarded two scholarships from the University of London (Royal Holloway) to undertake her PhD. She completed her PhD in 2003. In the UK she held academic posts at the University of London (Birkbeck College) and the University of Liverpool before returning to Perth in 2016.

Joanne’s main research interests are in the areas of goal-motivation, prospective cognition and emotion-regulation processes in mental health and well-being. She collaborates with national and international colleagues in Australia, the UK and USA in this field of research and is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool (UK).

Joanne has extensive professional research experience, including editorial roles (e.g., Journal of Research in Personality, Editorial Board; InPACT scientific committee, peer-review of manuscripts and research grant applications); external examination of postgraduate research; research governance. For two terms she served as Co-Chair for the Research Section of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS), Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology (2008-2011; 2014-March, 2016).


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychology, Edith Cowan University


  • 2003 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD