About

The nexus between research, clinical practice and teaching drives my passion for my job.  My research group is Positive Applied Neuropsychology Singapore (PANSi).  We use positive psychology frameworks to investigate the factors that influence health and wellbeing in the community, as well as after different types of neurological injury or mental illness.  

We are working on three main programs of research at the moment.  Firstly, what do health assets tell us about how an individual recovers after a brain injury like chronic subdural haematoma (bleeding on the brain). Secondly, do brief positive psychology interventions help prevent the onset of mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, after a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury.  And last but not least, what is the best way to measure wellbeing or positive mental health?  How does it vary across cultures or change over the course of someone's life?  We have also begun to investigage how interventions like mindfulness-based strengths practice provide positive long-term benefits for individuals.  

If you are interested in positive psychology and neuropsychology, feel free to contact us!

 

Teaching
  • PY5001: Psychological Assessment (Level 5; SIN)
  • PY5006: Clinical Neuropsychology (Level 5; SIN)
  • PY6010: Evaluation and Research (Level 6; SIN)
Interests
Research
  • Positive Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Positive Health
  • Well-being
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mental Health Outcomes
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2012 to 2018 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Associate Professor, Research Leader, Community Rehabilitation North Queensland & MICCRH, JCU (Townsville, QLD)
  • 2010 to 2012 - Health Research Fellow, Queensland Health (Townsville, QLD)
  • 2006 to 2012 - Director of Psychology Services, Townsville Health Service District (Townsville, QLD)
  • 2004 to 2006 - Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
  • 2003 to 2004 - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Mind, University of Sydney (Sydney, NSW)
  • 1997 to 2003 - Lecturer in Psychology, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD)
  • 1995 to 1997 - Casual Lecturer and Tutor, Griffith University (Brisbane, QLD)
  • 1993 to 1995 - Clinical Neuropsychologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, QLD)
  • 1991 to 1993 - Casual Lecturer and Tutor, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
  • 1991 to 1992 - Research Assistant, Psychiatry, Royal Hobart Hospital (Hobart, TAS)
  • 1990 to 1991 - Research Assistant, Psychology, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
Honours
Fellowships
  • 2017 - Fellow, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • 2017 - Fellow, APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • 2010 to 2012 - Queensland Health Research Fellowship
Publications

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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.

Current
  • Development of a positive health framework to improve the understanding of recovery after chronic subdural haematoma: A prospective study. (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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