I work with a range of different populations looking at the relationship between sleep and mental health, but I am particularly interested in the relationship between sleep history, trauma, and psychopathology. I specialise in mixed-methods research and data collection in field environments, and supervise multiple PhD candidates in these areas.
I completed an Honours degree in Psychology in 2006 and a PhD in Psychology in 2010, both at the Centre for Sleep Research at UniSA, with part of my PhD being completed at the Laboratory of Human Chronobiology at Cornell University in New York.
After competing my PhD I commenced a fellowship with the Rail CRC investigating fatigue and workload in Australian rail safety workers. In 2012, I moved to CQUniversity and took up a teaching and research appointment at the Appleton Institute. I currently work in this position as a Senior Lecturer, lecturing in the area of adult psychopathology and conducting research concerning trauma, sleep, fatigue, and mental health
I am also a Clinical Psychologist and work in private practice. In this setting I work primarily with children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced single incident or complex trauma.
Australian Psychological Society (APS)
APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Psychology - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychology - Industrial and Organisational Psychology