With dual qualifications in clinical psychology and occupational therapy, Dr Cordier has extensive clinical experience in working with children and young people at risk for more than a decade.

Reinie’s main research interest includes the promotion of social inclusion for at-risk populations. He is currently undertaking a number of research projects in the areas of childhood trauma, men’s health promotion. Since 2007, he has attracted over $250,000 in competitive grants/scholarships in support of his research.

There is mounting evidence that children with ADHD lack interpersonal empathy. Dr. Cordier’s PhD research demonstrated that this finding is supported within the context of social interactions. This is an important finding as lack of empathy has adverse implications for the development of morality and could potentially contribute to severe social problems, including social isolation, and even anti-social behaviour in adulthood.

  • Social inclusion
  • Development of psycho-social interventions
  • Instrument development
  • Psychometrics
  • Developmental disorders
  • 2012 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 2006 to 2012 - Lecturer, University of Sydney
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 to 2013 - Rising Star Early Career Research Award
  • 2006 to 2009 - International Postgraduate Award
  • 2006 to 2009 - Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • 2012 - Honorary appointment University of Sydney

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Reinie Cordier from 2009 onwards.


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.

  • What is the Difference between Indigenous Australian and Non-Indigenous Australian Undergraduate Students’ Alcohol Use, and Alcohol-Related Harms at One Regional Australian University? (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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