Associate Professor Richard Moulding

BSc(Hons) MPsych Ph.D

  • Course Coordinator
  • Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Richard Moulding

Research Expertise

  • Emotion Regulation
  • Self Concept
  • CBT
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder

Research Supervision

  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Masters
  • Honours


MPP503: Advanced Skills in Psychological Assessment & Psychopathology
CLN602: Adult Psychopathology and Intervention

Clinical Expertise

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • Hoarding Disorder


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.

Key Publications

Jeager, T., Moulding, R., Yang, Y.-H., David, J., Knight, T., & Norberg, M. N. (2021). A Systematic Review of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Self: Self-Esteem, Feared Self, Self-Ambivalence, Egodystonicity, Early Maladaptive Schemas, and Self Concealment. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 31, 1-47. [100665.].   

Aardema, F., Radomsky, A., Moulding, R., Wong, S., Bourguignon, L, & Giraldo-O’Meara, M. (2021). 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, 28, 1160-1180.  

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.  

Hall, K., Youssef, G., Simpson, A., Sloan, E., Graeme, L., Perry, N., Moulding, R., Baker, A. L., Beck, A. K., & Staiger, P. K. (2021). An emotion regulation and impulse control (ERIC) intervention for vulnerable young people: A multi-sectoral pilot study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1011.     

Sloan, E., Hall, K., Moulding, R., Bryce, S., Mildred, H., & Staiger, P. (2017). Emotion Regulation as a Transdiagonostic Treatment Construct Across Anxiety, Depression, Substance, Eating and Borderline Personality Disorders: A systematic Review. Clinical Psychology Review, 57, 141-163.