Professor Michelle Moulds

Professor Michelle Moulds

Professor Michelle Moulds

Professor

BA (Hons), 1996, Sydney
MPsych (Clinical), 1998, Sydney
PhD, 2003, UNSW

Contact details

Email: Professor Michelle Moulds
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Research Summary

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.

Current Research Projects:
Project: Rumination in Depression
Project: Repetitive Thinking: A Transdiagnostic Process

Publications

Selected publications:

Krans, J., Brown, A.D., & Moulds, M.L. (2018). Can an experimental self-efficacy induction through autobiographical recall modulate analogue posttraumatic stress symptoms? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 58, 1-11.

Samtani, S., & Moulds, M.L. (2017). Assessing repetitive thought in clinical psychology: A critical review of existing measures. Clinical Psychology Review, 53, 14-28.

McEvoy, P.M., Moulds, M.L., Grisham, J.R., Holmes, E.A., Moscovitch, D.A., Hendrie, D., Saulsman, L.M., Lipp, O.V., Kane, R.T., Rapee, R.M., Hyett, M.P., & Erceg-Hurn, D.M. (2017). Assessing the efficacy of imagery-enhanced cognitive behavioural group therapy for social anxiety disorder: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 60, 34-41.

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

For a full listing of publications, please view my UNSW Research Gateway profile.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Grants:

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.

Prizes

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

Other Information

Editorial Roles

Consulting Editor: Clinical Psychological Science

Editorial Board:

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
  • Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
  • Anxiety, Stress and Coping
  • Journal of Experimental Psychopathology