Our people in the School of Psychology

Inside the Parramatta Science building


Leadership team

Image of Professor Tanya Meade

Professor Tanya Meade (opens in a new window)

Dean and Discipline Leader

Professor of Clinical Psychology            
Dean and Discipline Leader

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Dr Tim Griffin

Dr Tim Griffin (opens in a new window)

Deputy Dean

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

(On Leave)            
Deputy Dean

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Renu Narchal

Dr Renu Narchal (opens in a new window)

Acting Deputy Dean

Associate Dean (Engagement and International)

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Dr Renu Narchal is the Associate Dean for Engagement and International and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, whose research interests and publications delve into the area of health and wellbeing, as well as the impact of life events on development from the point of view of migratory experiences and settlement issues.

Dr Emilee Gilbert

Dr Emilee Gilbert (opens in a new window)

Associate Dean (Research) 

Associate Dean (HDR)

Equity and Diversity Chair

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

(On Leave)
Dr Emilee Gilbert is the Associate Dean in Research and HDR, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science, with expertise across a range of qualitative research methods, public health policies and practices, and the application of post-structural feminist theory to the analysis of issues surrounding gender, health and sexuality.

Dr Michael Gascoigne

Dr Michael Gascoigne (opens in a new window)

Acting Associate Dean (Research)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Michael Gascoigne is a Senior Lecturer, whose area of research investigates cognitive deficits in clinical populations.
 Dr Travis Wearne (opens in a new window)

Acting Associate Dean (HDR)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology
Dr Travis Wearne is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology, whose research investigates social cognition and emotion regulation across healthy populations and those with acquired brain conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injury).

Sandra Garrido

Dr Sandra Garrido (opens in a new window)

Acting Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science            
Dr Sandra Garrido is the Acting Director of Academic Program (Years 1 - 3), and a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science whose research interests and publications explore music as it relates to cognition and psychology, with particular focus on memory, mood, and its effects on young people and the ageing. Dr Garrido is also a member of the University's MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour and Development.          

Karen Mattock

Dr Karen Mattock (opens in a new window)

Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

(On Leave)

Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Janet Conti

Dr Janet Conti (opens in a new window)

Director of Academic Program (Honours and Postgraduate Psychology)

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology

(On Leave)

Dr Janet Conti is the Director of Academic Program (Honours and Postgraduate Psychology) and a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology with twenty years of clinical work experience whose research is focused on giving voice to the person/family touched by Eating Disorders (ED) and its treatment.
  Associate Professor Steve Cumming

Acting Director of Academic Program (Honours and Postgraduate Psychology)            
Acting Director of Academic Program (Honours and Postgraduate Psychology)

Melissa Maucort

Ms Melissa Maucort (opens in a new window)

School Manager            
School Manager

Academic staff

Craig Gonsalvez 

Professor Craig Gonsalvez (opens in a new window)

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Dr Craig Gonsalvez is a Professor in Clinical Psychology with research and scholarly contributions to clinical psychophysiology, practitioner training and supervision, and the psychopathology of anxiety disorders.
Craig McGarty  Professor Craig McGarty (opens in a new window)

Professor of Psychological Science
Dr Craig McGarty is a Professor of Psychological Science with expertise in social and political psychology, whose main work is on intergroup relations including research on social identity, collective action, group-based emotions and stereotype formation.
Phoebe Bailey  Associate Professor Phoebe Bailey (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Phoebe Bailey is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science, whose area of research investigates social cognition and emotion regulation across the adult lifespan, as well as age-related differences in social economic decision-making.
John Cass  Associate Professor John Cass (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr John Cass is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science, whose research interests include visual perception and cognition, augmented reality and human-machine interaction, time perception and the relationship between attention and body dissatisfaction.
Ahmed Moustafa  Associate Professor Ahmed Moustafa (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Ahmed Moustafa is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science. He currently teaches and contributes extensively to research in data analytics, computational modelling, and cognitive neuropsychology.
Michael Tyler  Associate Professor Michael Tyler (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Michael Tyler is an Associate Professor in Psychological Science. He investigates how speech perception is shaped by native-language experience and how natively tuned perception influences second-language acquisition.
Tamara Watson  Associate Professor Tamara Watson (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Tamara Watson is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science whose research aims to understand dynamic processing of sensory stimuli, focusing on the visual system with an interest in how and why an unchanging stimulus can look different to us depending on the context within which it is presented.
Gabrielle Weidermann  Associate Professor Gabrielle Weidemann (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Associate Professor Gabrielle Weidemann is a Psychological Scientist who investigates associative learning and classical conditioning processes in human participants, specifically assessing the role of higher order cognitive processes in the acquisition and expression of predictive learning, conditioning and instrumental learning.
David Arness  Dr David Arness (opens in a new window)

Academic Course Advisor (Undergraduate Psychology)

Disability Coordinator
Dr David Arness is the Academic Course Advisor, Undergraduate, and a Lecturer in Psychological Science, whose research focuses on the common themes of optimal human performance, and a special interest in mindfulness and attention.
Martin Daly  Dr Martin Daly (opens in a new window)

Academic Course Advisor (Honours)
Dr Martin Daly is a Lecturer, practicing Psychologist, and the Academic Course Advisor for the 4th year/Honours program, with broader research interests in theoretical unification and integration across the discipline, and the development of tailored ('eclectic') approaches to therapy for clients.
 Dr Kell Tremayne (opens in a new window)

Academic Course Advisor (Undergraduate Psychology)
Dr Kell Tremayne is the Academic Course Advisor, Undergraduate, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, whose areas of research and focus are in behavioural and positive psychology, resilience, as well as sustainable well-being.
Karen Moses  Mrs Karen Moses (opens in a new window)

Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)

(On Leave)
Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)
Quincy Wong  Dr Quincy Wong (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Quincy Wong is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, with a research focus on social anxiety, cognitive processes, psychometrics and suicide prevention.
Tania Perich  Dr Tania Perich (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Tania Perich is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and whose research interests include bipolar disorder, depression, menopause, mental health and wellbeing, as well as the effectiveness of psychological therapies in the treatment of bipolar disorder and depression.
Evelyn Smith  Dr Evelyn Smith (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Evelyn Smith is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology whose main research program has focused on the possible effects of obesity and associated correlates on cognition, and whether cognition and cognitive processes impact on eating behaviour and body image.
Fran Doyle 

Dr Frances Doyle (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Dr Fran Doyle is a Clinical Child Psychologist and Lecturer in Clinical Psychology whose research aims to improve the wellbeing of families by understanding the development of child and adolescent mental health problems.
Liquan Liu 

Dr Liquan Liu (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Science

Dr Liquan Liu is a Lecturer in Psychological Science whose research interests lie in the multi-dimensional effects of multilingualism and multiculturalism on infant development and the relationship between nature (internal factors) and nurture (external factors) in the course of child development.
David Mutton 

Mr David Mutton (opens in a new window)

Adjunct Fellow

Acting Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)

Senior Lecturer

Mr David Mutton is the Acting Academic Course Advisor for the Postgraduate Psychology programs, whose primary research interest is in the treatment and diagnosis of stress related conditions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and critical incident stress management, as well as being an authority on issues of crime and imprisonment.

Adjunct staff

Dr Nikki Rickard Adjunct Professor
Dr Patsy Tremayne Adjunct Associate Professor
Patricia Aguayo Adjunct Fellow
Walid Ahmad Adjunct Fellow
David Baldwin Adjunct Fellow
Angelo Barbaro Adjunct Fellow
Gregory Barker Adjunct Fellow
Dr David Bosanquet Adjunct Fellow
Michelle Button Adjunct Fellow
Veronica Clipsham Adjunct Fellow
Sandra Coles Adjunct Fellow
Dr Victor Counted Adjunct Fellow
Dr Rudi Crncec Adjunct Fellow
Ivy Feliciano Adjunct Fellow
Aniela Gokiert Adjunct Fellow
Anusha Govender Adjunct Fellow
Adam Johns Adjunct Fellow
Kirsten Johnson Adjunct Fellow
Laura Kampel Lees Adjunct Fellow
Michael MacDonald Adjunct Fellow
Allison O'Neill Adjunct Fellow
Dr Agnes Petocz Adjunct Fellow
Angela Petridis Adjunct Fellow
Jane Pineda Adjunct Fellow
Nicole Rafidi Adjunct Fellow
Monica Sekowski Adjunct Fellow
Dr Janina Szyndler Adjunct Fellow
Rhonda Ters Adjunct Fellow
Damien Tuffano Adjunct Fellow
Julia Weinstein Adjunct Fellow
Dr Michele Wiese Adjunct Fellow
Jesmine Yap Adjunct Fellow

Psychology Clinic

Karen Moses 

Karen Moses (opens in a new window)

(On Leave)

Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)
Trinh Ha  Dr Trinh Ha (opens in a new window) Acting Head, Clinical Services
 David Gilfillan (opens in a new window) Senior Supervisor, Clinical Psychology
 Vanessa Croker (opens in a new window) Clinic Supervisor
 Ashley Gentle (opens in a new window) Senior Administrative Officer
Joana Medina  Joana Medina (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Assistant

Professional staff

Melissa Maucort

Ms Melissa Maucort (opens in a new window) School Manager
Sonya O'Shanna  Sonya O'Shanna (opens in a new window) Executive Assistant to the Dean
Reannen Baker  Reannen Baker (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Officer
Joana Medina  Joana Medina (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Assistant
Orlan Nugpo  Orlan Nugpo (opens in a new window) Business Analyst
Danielle Roddick  Danielle Roddick (opens in a new window) Executive Project Officer
 Shazia Nadan (opens in a new window) Governance and Compliance Officer
 Ritu Talwar (opens in a new window) Placement Officer
Angela Tanovic  Angela Tanovic (opens in a new window) Placement Officer
Vicki Fox  Vicki Fox (opens in a new window) Research and HDR Coordinator
Sue Veen  Sue Veen (opens in a new window) Engagement Officer

Higher Degree Research candidates

Sonja te Braak The Effectiveness of a Short-term Psychosocial Therapy Intervention (PETA) for Patients with a Severe Mental Illness.
Charles Ball Cognitive Load in Second Language Comprehension
Jessica Bazouni Positive Affect Benefiting Infant Word-Learning
Abhijatya Dhar Relationships Between Symptomatology and Social and Occupational Functioning in Women with Borderline Personality Disorder: An Age Comparison Study
Simone du Toit Emotional Working Memory Training and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder
Alina Ewald Invisible Boundaries: An Examination of Fathers' Perspectives on Flexible Work Practices
Isabel Fraser Exploring the Experience of Psychological Interventions for Women with Bipolar Disorder During the Perinatal Period
Anchal Garg A Study of Precognition, Cognition, Metacognition and Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia
Samantha Hayes Investigating the Experience of Anger on an Obese Sample
Amelia Henry How Advantaged Groups Respond to and Demobilize Collective Action by Disadvantaged Groups
Lauren Heywood How Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa Navigate Changes in Identity Throughout Treatment and the Impact That These Identity Negotiations May Have on Overall Treatment Efficacy
Muhammad Huda Minority Group's Resilience of Cyber Racism in Indonesia Context
Mark Lathouwers On the additivity of statistical and prosodic cues for spoken word segmentation
Tarren Leon How do positive and negative emotions influence reliance on advice when making decisions in older age?
Alex MacFarlane Psychological Type and Pathways to Self-transformation and Health
Elena Mavromoustakos Simple and Cost-effective Strategies for Enhancing Prospective Memory and Functional Capacity in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Karen Moses Exposure based interventions: Optimising knowledge, skills and practice
Ceylan Okan Social Media Use and Mental Health in Older Adults
Mohsen Paknejad Self-Compassion Plays a Moderator Role in the Relationships Between Pain and Adjustment of Chronic Pain Amongst Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Roseanne Peak To investigate the impact of making short online messages in support of a traumatized people group, on the wellbeing of the supporter and their commitment to help others
Joseph Phillips Emotional Processes in Parkinsons disease:  the role of dopamine medications and deep brain stimulation
Amy-Leigh Rowe Cognitive Functioning and Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder
Olga Soumpassakis Australian Woman's discursive constructions of the Lived Experiences of Domestic Violence
Samuel Warren Using Portable Electroencephalographic Technology to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Stephanie Watts Females and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Alana Weithaler A Mother's use of Infant-Directed Speech to her Baby in Utero during the Second and Third Trimester of Pregnancy and the Influences of Maternal Fetal Attachment
Brittany Wilcockson Consequences of Conceptual Metaphor for Understanding Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in Australia
Jennifer Williams Understand people's perceptions of acts of cyberwarfare and how these perceptions influence support for extreme government responses