Over the past decade, Professor Norton’s research has been focused on developing and evaluating transdiagnostic and diagnosis-specific factors across anxiety and other emotional disorders, and translating these factors into efficacious and efficient interventions. This work involves a combination of basic and experimental research to better understand common and unique aspects of affective psychopathology, and clinical outcomes research to develop and evaluate new or modified interventions to target these core features. As a result, Norton’s research and treatment are at the forefront of an international movement toward transdiagnostic models of psychopathology.

Peter received the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Outstanding Academic Mentor Award in 2019, and the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies (AACBT) Distinguished Career Award in 2020.



  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Transdiagnostic Approaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Research Interests

Professor Norton’s research interests include developing transdiagnostic interventions for emotional disorders, clinical trials, treatment processes, and basic research into underlying factors associated with the development, maintenance, and successful treatment of emotional disorders.

Area(s): Clinical

Levels: Honours, Masters of Clinical, DPsych, PhD