Course Coordinator

PhD MPsychClin BSc(Hons)

Dr Moulding is an Associate Professor and course coordinator of the Master of Psychology (Clinical). He has a BSc(Hons) in psychology, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is an endorsed clinical psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is currently a member of the committee of the Clinical College of the APS in his role as Editor in Chief of the journal Clinical Psychologist.

Richard has previously been a chief investigator on a NHMRC randomised controlled trial examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel online treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and a chief investigator on a NSW government grant disseminating novel treatments for comorbid anxiety/depression and substance use disorders. He has also previously been a volunteer committee member of the community mutual self-help group, the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, for a seven year period. He set up a Hoarding Disorder treatment program at Swinburne University. He is interested in the Anxiety and OCD-Related Disorders, Emotion Regulation, and self-concept.


  • Statistics (SPSS, Stata, R)
  • Systematic reviews
  • Quantitative methodologies
  • Experimental designs

Research Interests

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self Concept in psychopathology

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Kings, C., Knight, T., & Moulding, R. (2020). Using photo-elicitation and interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore possessions as links to self-concept and the identities of others in hoarding disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 93, 326-346.
  • Cassar, G. E., Youssef, G., J., Knowles, S., Moulding, R., Wilding, H., & Austin, D. W. (2020). Health-related quality of life in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastroenterology Nursing, 43, E102-E122.
  • Fassnacht, D., Kyrios, M., Ali, K., Rodgers, B., & Moulding, R. (2020). Predicting the severity of excessive buying using the Excessive Buying Rating Scale and Compulsive Buying Scale. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders, 25, 1005009.
  • Melli, G., Moulding, R., Puccetti, C., Pinto, A., Caccico, L., Drabik, M. J., & Sica, C. (2020). Assessing beliefs about the consequences of Not Just Right Experiences: Psychometric properties of the Not Just Right Experience‐Sensitivity Scale (NJRE‐SS). Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 27, 847-857.
  • Sloan, E., Moulding, R., Weiner, C., Dowling, R.-M., & Hall, K. (in press). A qualitative examination of the relationship between rumination, distress and dysregulated behaviours in vulnerable young people. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, accepted 17/6/2020.
  • Moulding, R., Kings, C., & Knight, T. (2021). The things that make us: Self and object attachment in Hoarding and Compulsive Buying-Shopping Disorder. Current Opinion in Psychology, 39, 100-104.
  • Yang, Y.H., Moulding, R., Wynton, S. K. A., *Jaeger, T., & Anglim, J. (in press). The role of feared self and inferential confusion in obsessive compulsive symptoms. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.
  • Kings, C., Moulding, R., Yap, K., Gazzola, R., &. Knight, T. (in press). Measuring Possessions as Extensions of Self and Links to Significant Others in Hoarding: The Possessions as Others and Self Inventory Journal of Behavioural Assessment.
  • Fernandez, S., Sevil, C., & Moulding, R. (in press). “Feared self and Dimensions of Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms: Sexual Orientation-Obsessions, Relationship Obsessions, and general OCD symptoms. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.
  • Aardema, F., Radomsky, A., Moulding, R., Wong, S., Bourguignon, L, & Giraldo-O’Meara, M. (in press). Development and validation of the multidimensional version of the Fear of Self Questionnaire: Corrupted, culpable and malformed feared possible selves in obsessive-compulsive and body-dysmorphic symptoms. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.