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Dr Michele Bell

Dr Michele Bell

Dr Michele Bell is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor working with students at CMI undertaking their Doctorate or Master of Clinical Psychology programs.

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Dr Joanne Brooker

Jo is passionate about inclusivity and diversity research and is currently involved in qualitative studies on the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees and gender diverse people.

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Gregory Buck

Gregory Buck

Greg completed his undergraduate and higher degree training in psychology over the course of a decade whilst working as a full-time secondary school teacher.

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Dr David Butler

David has a healthy obsession with understanding how and why complex psychological abilities involving the ‘self’ develop and evolve.

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Linda Byrne

Professor Linda Byrne

Prof Linda Byrne is the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Cairnmillar Institute. She is an honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University.

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Jennifer Coburn

Jennifer has worked at The Cairnmillar Institute since 2018. She is passionate about learning, teaching and the experience of being a reflective practitioner.

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Dr Vivienne Colegrove

Dr Vivienne Colegrove is a family therapist and researcher currently lecturing at Cairnmillar in the Counselling and Psychotherapy degree, and supervision of research students. They have expertise in intervention research.

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James-Collard

Dr James Collard

Dr James Collard is a clinical psychologist. He has worked in mental health for over 15 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors, including hospitals and community health settings. This has included experience working with people of all ages.

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Dr Cat (Catherine) Connaughton

Dr Cat (Catherine) Connaughton

Cat is a mid-career research fellow and health psychologist who has worked part-time in research, clinical practice, teaching, and in consultancy roles for private and public organisations since graduation in 2012.

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Dr Sasha Davies

Sasha is a senior lecturer and researcher with a special interest in cognitive and developmental psychology.

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Dr Russell Deighton

Dr Russell Deighton

Russell is a lecturer and research supervisor covering a range of mental health conditions and integrative interventions, with a focus on individualised formulation, as well as trauma, loss and grief, and addiction (especially problem gambling).

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Michael Di Mattia

Michael Di Mattia

Michael is a senior lecturer and counselling psychologist with more than two decades of experience, across clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Dr Chris Kilby

Dr Chris Kilby

Chris is the Associate Head of School for Learning and Teaching. Chris employs innovative teaching strategies for online and face-to-face classes in statistics and research methods that focus on problem-focused learning, emotion-focused learning, and narrative-based learning.

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Dr Zoë Krupka

Dr Zoë Krupka

Zoë has a background in community development and education, working with refugees and asylum seekers, in homelessness support, with young parents, the federal police, and in men’s health and suicide prevention. Zoë currently works in private practice as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

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Professor Jonathan Mason

Professor Jonathan Mason

Jon is the Course Coordinator for the Level 4 Master of Clinical Psychology (post-registration) and co-director of the Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Disability.

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Dr Janine McGuinness

Dr Janine McGuinness

Dr Janine McGuinness (formerly Dr Janine Webb) is a Social Psychologist with numerous years of teaching, research and service experience who has served on the Executive of the Australasian Social Psychologists.

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Associate Professor RoseAnne Misajon

Associate Professor RoseAnne Misajon

RoseAnne’s key areas of research include quality of life and subjective wellbeing, particularly, health-related quality of life, as well as subjective wellbeing in diverse populations, particularly minority groups and marginalised populations.

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Associate Professor Richard Moulding

Associate Professor Richard Moulding

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.

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Professor Peter Norton

Professor Peter Norton

Professor Norton is the Associate Head of School (Research) at Carinmillar, research supervisor and Director of Cairnmillar’s Anxiety and Depression Clinic.

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Dr Joseph Sakdalan

Joseph Sakdalan

Dr Joseph Sakdalan is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.

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Dr Teresa Sedgley

Dr Teresa Sedgley

Teresa is an endorsed educational and developmental psychologist who has worked extensively in clinical settings.

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Dr Steven Trawley

Dr Steven Trawley

Steve gained his Psychology PhD in 2006 from the Human Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Sussex, UK. After that he spent over ten years working on a diverse range of applied projects in the UK and Ireland.

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Kelly Watt-McMahon

Kelly Watt-McMahon

Kelly is a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience.  Her roles at Cairnmillar Institute include Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of the Master of Professional Psychology program.

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