About

 "I have always enjoyed bridging evidence to clinical practice and application - i.e., exploring factors that influence psychological fitness, mental health and well-being; including the application of these factors in real-world clinical practice."

Globally, one in seven 10-19 years olds experiences a mental health disorder. Depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders are among the leading causes of disability and illness among adolecents; with suicide being the fourth leading cause of death among youths. Failing to address mental health conditions have lasting impact, extending to adulthood. Associate Professor Lucy Tan is an Australian registered Clinical Psychologist with previous appointments in academia, public and private health industries. She has worked in child and youth mental health services in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. She has successfully translated and commercialised research; and is passionate about making a difference bringing real-world applications to both her research and teaching.

She teaches post-graduate Clinical Psychology course, provides effective clinical supervision and consultancy. Lucy is available for collaborative research, research supervision and clinical consultations. She has a personal guiding dictum: “interest grabs one’s attention, but we all know this can be fleeting; motivation sustains the interest, but action - the glue that makes it all stick.”  Lucy enjoys a smorgasbord of outdoor activities including running, intrepid travels and has recently pivoted to container gardening. 

Teaching
  • PY5305: Biopsychosocial and Cultural Models of Health (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Adolescent Development, Health and Mental Health
  • Examing Third wave Psychological Interventions and Therapies (Acceptance; Process-based; Schema; Dialactical Behavioural)
  • Examining Transdiagnostic Processes impacting on health and mental health (rumination, clinical perfectionism, anxiety, sleep, worry, etc.)
  • Evaluating Program implementation and effectiveness
Experience
  • 2016 to 2023 - Statewide Psychology Clinical Education Program & Advanced Psychologistvanced, Queensland Health (Qld, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Psychology Clinic Director, The Australian Cathoic University (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Research Fellow, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • 2010 to 2013 - Psychology Clinical Education Coordinator, Royal Children's Hospital (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Lecturer & Clinical Supervisor, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • 1999 to 2009 - Senior Clinical Psychologist, Royal Children's Hospital (Australia)
  • 1993 to 1999 - Clinical Psychologist, New Plymouth Hospital (New Zealand)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2011 - Best Research paper, Centre of Mindfulness Practice and Research, Bangor, Wales
  • 2017 to 2018 - Clinical Innovation Grant, Perpetual Philanthropy Trust
  • 2015 to 2016 - Australia Men's Shed - Ageing well grant
  • 2012 to 2014 - The Australian Prime Minister Endeavour Overseas Award
  • 2012 - Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Brisbane - Industry research grant
  • 2010 to 2011 - Innovative Research Grant, Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Brisbane
Other
  • 2017 - World Congress Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
  • 2022 to 2023 - Office of Health Ombudsman, Australia - Clinical Advisor
  • 2007 to 2023 - Psychology Board of Australia - credentialed Clinical Supervisor
  • 2006 to 2023 - Australia Family Court - credentialed expert report writer
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