Nadine Kasparian

Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, UNSW

Nadine Kasparian is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney and a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellow. She is also a clinician and Head of Psychology at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Cardiac Service, which includes both The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

Nadine’s research focusses on discovering the factors that contribute to psychological risk and resilience in children and adults with critical or chronic illness. She also has a strong interest in understanding the neurobiological effects of early life adversity, and in developing new models of care to improve outcomes for people of all ages with serious medical illness.

Nadine established Australasia’s first integrated clinical psychology program dedicated to childhood heart disease. Her team leads national and international collaborations, and supports many students, interns and international researchers each year. Her work has also been acknowledged by numerous awards, including the SCHN Team Award for Contributions to the Prevention or Management of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the International Psycho-Oncology Society Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, UNSW Australia


  • 2007 
    The University of Sydney, PhD (Medical Psychology)