Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sydney

I have twenty years clinical experience as a family therapist working with families, including those who have a child with developmental disabilities and who have a child with anorexia nervosa.

I spent ten years at the Children's Hospital Westmead managing the Eating Disorders Family-Based Treatment Team and have been responsible for rolling out the Maudsley model of family-based treatment across both Australia and New Zealand.

In my current role I teach clinical psychologists and am particularly interested in how we can ensure that they are equipped on a personal level for a life working as therapists.

In general I have concerns about the medicalisation of clinical psychology and psychiatry and have rejected practice that either pathologises individuals without context or fails to account for relationship and community-based solutions to mental health problems.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The University of Sydney