Alexa Kambouropoulos

Ph.D. M.Ed. (Psych) Grad Dip B.A (Double Major)

  • Course & Unit Coordinator (MPPP)
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Research & Placement Supervisor

Research Expertise

  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Adult mental health
  • Mentoring

Research Supervision

  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Masters
  • Honours


GIP1: Interpersonal Processes and Workplace Practices

INT 600: Internship Planning and Preparation

MPP & MPPP Supervised Placements

Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical supervision
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss


Alexa received her PhD in 2008 from Monash University. She is a registered psychologist with over 30 years of experience within tertiary education and the adult mental health sector. Alexa’s early career resumed as an academic at Monash in the Faculty of Education and the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Medicine. During this time, Alexa developed and implemented various teaching programs and had the privilege of delivering some of these overseas predominantly in Singapore and Hong Kong over many years. As a psychologist, Alexa worked largely with international students at a major tertiary institution in their counselling services.

Since commencing at Cairnmillar, Alexa has been responsible in developing the Workplace Education Unit across all Cairnmillar’ s programs and more importantly, integrating the Psychology Board +1 Internship Program within the institute. As former Associate Head of School (Partnerships), Alexa developed extensive external partnerships within educational setting, private practice, community, and the public health sector. This has greatly enhanced the School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy placement program.

In recent times, Alexa developed and implemented the Cairnmillar Alumni Mentoring Program to support provisional psychologists in their final year of training and developed teaching manuals for all supervisors and provisional psychologist working within the NDIS space. Dr Kambouropoulos was nominated for the Australian of the Year Award for three years running (2007 to 2009) for her service to the local community (City of Boroondara) and received the Staff Excellence Award (2016) and Students Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.

Key Publications


Kambouropoulos, A., & Harris, C. (2022). Handbook for Provisional Psychologists in Training: Psychological Practice and Supervision. Routledge, London, United Kingdom. 

Gooi C., Quinlan E., Auton J., Kambouropoulos A., & Dudley A. (2021). Recommendations for Australian Postgraduate Psychology Practicum Logbooks 

Stavropoulos V., Cokorilo S., Kambouropoulos A., Collard, J. & Gomez R. (2019). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online for Adult depression: A 10 Year Systematic Literature Review. Current Psychiatry Review, 15, 1-18. 

Kambouropoulos, (2015). The Barriers to the Utilisation of Counselling services by International Students. World Journal of Education, (5), 2-10. 

Kambouropoulos, A. (2014). An examination of the adjustment journey of international students studying in Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher, 17 (3), 349-363. 



Auton, J. C., Kambouropoulos, A. (2021, September 17-19). The Australian Postgraduate Psychology Logbook Working Group: Processes and recommendations. Australian Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference 2021, Online, Australia.   

Kambouropoulos, A. (2021, November 13-14). Challenges and Opportunities-Building Resilience During COVID-19 and Beyond. APS College of Health Psychologists National Conference, Online, Australia.  

Kambouropoulos, A., and Gopold, M., (2021, November 24). Supervision and reflective Practice. The Cairnmillar Institute 1st Biennial Conference in Professional Supervision, Online, Australia.