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Nicholas T. Van Dam

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Dr. Nicholas Van Dam is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. He holds an appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York (USA). Nicholas completed a B.S. in Neurobiology and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA). After deciding medical training would not fulfill his career objectives, Nicholas joined the Human Behavioral Psychopharmacology Laboratory at the University of Chicago (USA) as a post-baccalaureate research assistant. He subsequently completed an MA & PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY (USA). During his 3rd year of PhD training, Nicholas joined the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (USA) to learn neuroimaging. Prior to completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology, Nicholas did a pre-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at Yale University (USA). He subsequently worked at New York University (USA) and the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, prior to returning to Mount Sinai, where he did a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience and Psychiatric Neuroimaging.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2017–2018
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2013 
    University at Albany, State University of New York, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • 2009 
    University at Albany, State University of New York , M.A. in Clinical Psychology
  • 2005 
    University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. in Neurobiology and Psychology