Clinical Psychology-Psychopathology

Academic staff in clinical psychology and psychopathology at UNSW conduct internationally-recognised research that focuses on a range of psychological disorders and the basic processes that underlie those disorders. Research topics include:

  • behavioural medicine,
  • traumatic brain injury,
  • childhood emotional and conduct disorders, 
  • post-traumatic stress disorder, 
  • assessment of anxiety and depression, 
  • eating disorders,  
  • dissociative processes,
  • refugee mental health, and
  • schizophrenia
  • online treatments for depression and anxiety
  • anxiety disorders.

Much of the clinical research is conducted in collaboration with the Psychology Clinic located within the School. The Clinic provides assessment and intervention for clients with a wide range of clinical problems, including childhood and adult anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disabilities, brain injury, conduct disorders, eating disorders, relational problems, and many other problems. 

Research in clinical psychology and psychopathology at UNSW represents cutting edge advances in many fields of clinical psychology, and is widely acclaimed internationally. The work conducted by this research group has resulted in over $3 million in research funding in recent years, publication of over 200 journal articles, and receipt of numerous academic awards. 

People Involved

Here is a list of people within the school involved in clinical psychology or psychopathology research. Follow the links for further information including full CVs and current projects.

Jessica Grisham

Eva Kimonis

Skye McDonald

Michelle Moulds

Jill Newby

Angela Nickerson

Thomas Whitford

  • Projects: Schizophrenia and Self-Suppression to Motor Actions and Inner Speech

Other people involved in clinical psychology or psychopathology research:

Richard A. Bryant
Post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety: assessment, cognitive processes, and treatment. Experimental and clinical investigation of dissociative processes: memory, trauma, and dissociation. Clinical and experimental hypnosis. Autobiographical memory in clinical disorders.

Joel Pearson 
Post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, visual hallucinations, the cognitive neuroscience of mental imagery, translational cognitive neuroscience, new methods to control traumatic imagery.

Lenny R. Vartanian
Psychology of eating and weight, including body image, self-regulation, social influences, and weight bias and discrimination.

Ethics and Sona Resources

Please follow the links below for more information and resources on the Research Participation program for staff and graduate students. You should save each document to your network drive (z: drive) and edit it from there to avoid losing changes.