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Associate Professor Claire Thompson

BA(Hons), MClinPsych, PhD.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology; Head of Course - Master of Clinical Psychology; Clinical Psychologist.
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Rockhampton North
Rockhampton North Campus - Building 6
About Me

Associate Professor Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Bond University, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, a fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Committee member of the Central Queensland Branch of the APS, an AHPRA endorsed supervisor in psychology and a Member of the Singapore Psychological Society. Dr Thompson has over 30 years of professional experience in clinical, research and teaching psychology, including provision of mental health services to children and to older adults, training of Clinical Psychology students in Australia and Singapore and supervision of Research Higher Degree students. She has also worked in private practice, mental health service management and professional supervision of psychologists. Her research interests, publications and conference presentations are in the area of clinical psychology, particularly mental health and cognition in older age and models and processes of Clinical Psychology training programs.

Universities Studied At

University of Queensland

Bond University

University of New South Wales

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

James Cook University

University of Greenwich @ TMC Academy (Singapore)

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney


  • 2015 - James Cook University, Research Advisor of the Year Award (as member of a panel)
  • 2013 - JCU Singapore Academic of the Year
  • 2010 - Dementia Research Forum (Australia), Poster Prize winner for “Best Poster by an Early Career Researcher”.
  • 2008 to 2009 - Competitive Early Career Research Grant, Alzheimer’s Australia Research
  • 2010 - Alzheimer’s Association (USA) Travel Fellowship to attend and present poster at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Hawaii.
  • 2010 - UNSW Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Conference Travel Scholarship to present at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2008 - Centre for Research on Ageing, Curtin University, bursary to present at the ERA Conference, Perth, November 2008.
  • 2008 - ERA Collaborative Group Project First Prize Winner bursary to attend and present paper at the ERA Conference, Perth, November 2008.
  • 2013 - Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.
  • 2008 to 2013 - ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well & Australasian Centre on Ageing, Competitive bursary to attend Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Masterclass, Brisbane, March 2008.
  • 2007 to 2009 - Competitive PhD scholarship from Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW.

Professional Memberships

  • 2011 to 2022 - Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
  • 2010 to 2022 - APS Psychology & Ageing Interest Group
  • 2010 to 2022 - Singapore Psychological Society
  • 1989 to 2022 - Australian Psychological Society.
  • 2013 to 2022 - Australia and New Zealand Psychology Training Clinics Association
  • 2013 to 2016 - Associate Member, Singapore Association for Counselling
  • 2011 to 2015 - APS Teaching & Learning Psychology Interest Group
  • 2003 to 2010 - Australian Consortium of Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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