Placement Coordinator  

MPsychClin BAPsych(Hons)

About Laura

Laura’s background is in clinical psychology and program co-ordination, working across private, public, and NGO mental health settings. She is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Laura has worked as a psychologist in private practice providing individual psychotherapy and has held supervisory, coaching, and mentor roles within an NGO. Laura also has a background in the performing arts and a special interest in the mental health and wellbeing of performers, artists, athletes, and the teams that support them. Laura holds membership with the Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) and has worked with prominent performing arts organisations in Australia, providing psychological services and workshops. 

Research Interests

  • Performance and performance anxiety.
  • Mental health and wellbeing in performers, artists, and others working in the entertainment industry.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Clarke, L. K., Osborne, M. S., & Baranoff, J. A. (2020). Examining a group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy intervention for music performance anxiety in student vocalists. Frontiers in Psychology,
  • Clarke, L. K (2020). Presentation: Australian Singer-Songwriters’ Perceptions and Experiences of Work Stress – Mental Health in the Creative Arts, Symposium – 8th International Conference of Community Psychology.
  • Clarke, L. K (2019). Presentation: ACT for Music Performance Anxiety – Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) 2019 Conference – Lasting the Distance: A Lifetime in the Performing Arts.
  • Osborne, M. S., Baranoff, J. B., & Clarke, L. K. (2019) Presentation: Exploring Psychological Flexibility as a Change Process for Performance Anxiety in Musicians and Athletes – International Symposium on Performance Science.