Associate Professor Melissa Norberg is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Emotional Health. She is also the National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.
She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living. These training experiences shaped her understanding of substance use, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, and hoarding behaviour. She is now focused on furthering her understanding of these problems, including their inter-relatedness, in order to improve treatment outcomes.
In addition to teaching and conducting research at Macquarie University, she maintains a small private practice at the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic focused on helping individuals overcome obsessive-compulsive and related problems.