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Petra Skeffington

Lecturer/ Psychologist/ PTSD Researcher, Curtin University

Dr. Petra Skeffington holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Counselling from Murdoch University and a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and PhD from Curtin University. She currently practises as a Clinical Psychologist Registrar in Perth and is a sessional academic in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University. Dr. Skeffington’s research experience includes PTSD, resilience to trauma, treatment of non-suicidal self injury, and OCD. Dr. Skeffington has worked extensively in the field of trauma, including treatment of PTSD and the impact of trauma on individuals, partners and families.


  • –present
    Research Co-ordinator, NSSI Project Brain, Behaviour & Mental Health Research Group, Curtin University