Associate Professor Melissa Norberg is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Emotional Health. 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 serves on the editorial boards for international journals, is the Treasurer for the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, and served as the Convenor for its 38th National Conference. She also maintains a small private practice at the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic.