Dr Beryl Buckby is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Master of Psychology (Clinical) Programs at the Townsville campus of James Cook University. Her teaching and research encompasses Clinical supervision and psychopathology, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Young-age onset dementia, mental health particularly Interventions for PTSD, and secondary traumatic stress, as well as suicide and suicide prevention in North Queensland Communities.  Her current focus is Interprofessional education and communication and the role Psychologists play in enhancing person-centred care.  She was previously a researcher for three years in the National beyondblue Postnatal Depression Program screening 4600 mothers-to-be in antenatal clinics across Queensland with follow-up at six months post-partum.

Dr Buckby is currently collaborating with Dr Wendy Li and others to investigate mental health among medical professionals in Foshan City, China.




  • PY4112: Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice (Level 4; CNS, SIN & TSV)
  • PY4114: Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • PY5001: Psychological Assessment (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • PY5003: Adult Psychopathology (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • PY5007: Health and Rehabilitation (Level 5; TSV)
  • PY5012: Methods of Intervention 2 (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • PY5017: Psychosocial Elements of Ageing (Level 5; TSV)
  • PY6001: Practicum 1 (Level 6; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6002: Practicum 2 (Level 6; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6003: Practicum 3 (Level 6; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6010: Evaluation and Research (Level 6; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6015: Child and Family Therapy (Level 6; TSV)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2015 - James Cook University Inclusive Practice Award

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 18+ research outputs authored by Dr Beryl Buckby from 2005 onwards.

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Health and Family Planning Bureau of Foshan City, China - Grant

Mental Health Among Medical Professionals in Foshan City, China

Indicative Funding
$11,000 (administered by Australia China Culture & Education Exchange Centre)
This project aims to investigate mental health among medical professionals in Foshan City, China. The mental health of physicians is now recognised as a serious issue in China after a number of high profile incidences in which doctors have been attacked by patients. Of course, being a high stress occupation, mental health issues caused by professional stress and burnout have always been present among medical professionals. This study seeks to use a mix-methods approach to explore such issues.
Wendy Li, Alan Clough, Edward Helmes, Beryl Buckby, G Xie, Xinyi Huang and Peng Li in collaboration with K Jackson (College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, The Third Peoples Hospital of Foshan City, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and Guangzhou University)
Mental Health; Anxiety; Stress; Depression; Job Satisfaction; China; Medical Professionals

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Relationship Sabotage: An Attachment and Goal Orientation Perspective on Seeking Love but Failing to Maintain Intimate Relationships (PhD , External Advisor)
  • Current Wellbeing of Visual Art Students in Australia: Cultivating Wellbeing Through Tertiary Teaching Strategies (PhD , External Advisor)

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