Professor Michelle Moulds
Professor Michelle Moulds
BA (Hons), 1996, Sydney
MPsych (Clinical), 1998, Sydney
PhD, 2003, UNSW
Email: Professor Michelle Moulds
Fax: (02) 9385 3641
Research Areas: The goal of my research is advance our understanding of how repetitive thinking, such as rumination, maintains depression. My work is driven by a translational approach: I conduct basic science experiments in the laboratory with the long-term goal of translation to empirically supported, evidence-based interventions. My current research program is comprised of experimental and clinical studies that test questions about the consequences of rumination, particularly for memory, in individuals who are currently depressed, as well as those with a history of depression.
Samtani, S., & Moulds, M.L. (in press). Assessing repetitive thought in clinical psychology: A critical review of existing measures. Clinical Psychology Review.
Mooren N;Krans J;Näring GW B;Moulds ML;van Minnen A, 2016, 'Vantage perspective during encoding: The effects on phenomenological memory characteristics', Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 42, pp. 142 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.009
Krans J;Pearson DG;Maier B;Moulds ML, 2016, 'Contextual representations of negative images modulate intrusion frequency in an intrusion provocation paradigm', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 53, pp. 52 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.09.004
Newby, J.M., Lang, T.J., Werner-Seidler, A., Holmes, E.A., & Moulds, M.L. (2014). Alleviating distressing intrusive memories in depression: a comparison between computerised cognitive bias modification and cognitive behavioural education. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 56, 60-67.
For a full listing of publications, please view my UNSW Research Gateway profile.
McEvoy, P.M., Moulds, M.L., Grisham, J.R., Holmes, E.A., Moscovitch, D., & Hendrie, D. (2016-2018). Imagery as an enhancer of cognitive behaviour therapy outcomes for social anxiety disorder: a randomised controlled trial. NHMRC Project Grant, $481 624.
Bryant, R.A., & Moulds, M.L. (2016-2018). Early intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder. NHMRC Project Grant, $670 987.
Bryant, R.A., & Moulds, M.L. (2013-2015). Treating prolonged grief disorder. NHMRC Project Grant, $442 002.
Moulds, M.L. (2011-2013). Rumination and deficits in the recall of positive autobiographical memories in depression. NHMRC Project Grant, $254 208.
Kemp, R.I., Moulds. M.L., Paterson, H., & Mullan, B. (2011-2013). Towards a safer workplace: promoting healthy work environments through strategic research in memory and behaviour change. ARC Linkage Grant, $154 332.
Denson, T., Zadro, L., & Moulds, M.L. (2010-2013). Psychological factors that lead to risky, aggressive, and impaired driving. ARC Linkage Grant, $300 000.
Moulds, M.L. (2009-2013). Understanding and predicting the role of memory in depression recurrence. ARC Discovery Grant / Australian Research Fellowship, $350 000.
Denson, T., Grisham, J.R., & Moulds, M.L. (2009-2011). Regulating anger: Cognitive reappraisal, emotional suppression, and post-event rumination. ARC Discovery Grant, $170 000.
Bryant, R.A., & Moulds, M.L. (2007-2009). Cognitive behaviour therapy of complicated grief. NHMRC Project Grant, $378 750.
Zadro, L., & Moulds, M.L. (2006-2008). Developing strategies to ameliorate the aversive effects of ostracism. ARC Discovery Grant, $200 000.
Moulds, M.L. (2005-2007). Rumination and memory functioning in depression. ARC Discovery Grant, $150 000.
2014 Outstanding Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award, Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW
2013 Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
2013 Early Career Award, Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)
2012 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year: Runner up, Humanities and Social Sciences
2010 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science
2010 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year, Australian Institute of Policy and Science
Consulting Editor: Clinical Psychological Science
- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
- Behaviour Research and Therapy
- Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
- Anxiety, Stress and Coping
- Journal of Experimental Psychopathology