Our people in the School of Psychology

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Leadership and Governance

Leadership

Image of Professor Tanya Meade

Professor Tanya Meade (opens in a new window)

Professor of Clinical Psychology           
Dean and Discipline Leader

Steve Cumming

Associate Professor Steve Cumming (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor of Psychology
Deputy Dean

Renu Narchal

Dr Renu Narchal (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Associate Dean (Engagement and International)

Dr Michael Gascoigne

Dr Michael Gascoigne (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Associate Dean (Research) 

Steve Cumming

Associate Professor Steve Cumming (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean (HDR)
(Acting till end  2022)

Steve Cumming

Associate Professor Steve Cumming (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor of Psychology
Acting Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
(Acting till end  2022)

Karen Moses

Ms Karen Moses (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Head of Clinical Services, Western Sydney University Psychology Clinic

Melissa Maucort

Ms Melissa Maucort School Manager 

Governance

Karen Mattock a

Dr Karen Mattock (opens in a new window),

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology)

Steve Cumming

Associate Professor Steve Cumming (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Academic Program (Postgraduate Psychology)

David Arness

Dr David Arness (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Academic Program Advisor (Undergraduate Psychology)
 
Disability Coordinator
Emma Walter new image  Dr Emma Walter (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Science
Academic Program Advisor (Undergraduate Psychology)

Martin Daly

Dr Martin Daly  (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychology
Academic Program Advisor (4th Year Honours)

Fran Doyle

Dr Frances Doyle  (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Academic Program Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)

Emilee Gilbert Psych  Associate Professor Emilee Gilbert (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science
Equity and Diversity Chair

Academic staff

David Arness

Dr David Arness (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Sciences
Dr David Arness is the Academic Program 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.

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.

Janet Conti

Dr Janet Conti (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology

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.
Steve Cumming 

Associate Professor Steve Cumming (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr Steve Cumming is an Associate Professor in Psychology and a committed educator with extensive interprofessional teaching and learning and governance experience. As a member of the School of Psychology's External Advisory Committee, Steve has contributed to the teaching of the University's Clinical Psychology program.

Martin Daly

Dr Martin Daly (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Martin Daly is a Lecturer, practicing Psychologist, and the Academic Program 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.

Fran Doyle

Dr Frances Doyle (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Dr Fran Doyle is the Academic Program Advisor for Postgraduate Psychology. She is also a Clinical Child Psychologist and Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. Her research aims to improve the wellbeing of families by understanding the development of child and adolescent mental health problems.

Sandra Garrido

Dr Sandra Garrido (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science
Dr Sandra Garrido is 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.

Dr Michael Gascoigne

Dr Michael Gascoigne (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Michael Gascoigne is a Senior Lecturer Clinical Psychology, whose area of research investigates cognitive deficits in clinical populations.
Emilee Gilbert Psych 

Associate Professor Emilee Gilbert (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Dr Emilee Gilbert is an Associate Professor 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.

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.

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.

Karen Mattock a

Dr Karen Mattock (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Dr Karen Mattock's is a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science and Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology) whose research interests are in infant and child language development, particularly in the areas of speech perception, babbling, bilingualism and infant-directed speech, as well as word learning in infants, children and adults.

Image of Professor Tanya Meade

Professor Tanya Meade (opens in a new window)

Professor of Clinical Psychology
Dean and Discipline Leader

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Karen Moses

Mrs Karen Moses (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Karen Moses is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Head of Clinical Services with research and practice expertise in anxiety disorders, exposure-based therapy, tele-health and training and supervision of clinical psychology interns.

Renu Narchal

Dr Renu Narchal (opens in a new window)

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.

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.
Dr Kiley Seymour  Dr Kiley Seymour (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science
Dr Kiley Seymour is a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science. Her research aim is to  advance both our basic understanding of human brain function and brain dysfunction through the development, application, and translation of innovative neuroscientific methods. Kiley combines visual psychophysics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI and MR-Spectroscopy) to investigate the neural basis of conscious visual perception and the brain mechanisms underlying altered states of consciousness, such as those experienced in psychosis (e.g., hallucinations and delusions). Recently, her interests have extended to the field of neurolaw, where she aims to examine the degree to which the Australian system of criminal justice is compatible with the lessons of modern neuroscience.

Evelyn Smith

Dr Evelyn Smith (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Evelyn Smith is a clinical psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in Clinical psychology, with expertise in eating disorders and obesity.
Kell Tremayne  Dr Kell Tremayne (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in 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.

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.

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Dr Emma Walter (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Science
Dr Emma Walter is the Academic Program Advisor, Undergraduate and a Lecturer in Psychological Science with a background in individual differences and a primary focus in developing a research program based on understanding the complex nature of social and cognitive functioning in everyday life and identifying the mechanisms which may underlie impaired functioning in these areas.

Travis Wearne

Dr Travis Wearne (opens in a new window)

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).
Gabrielle Weidermann  Associate Professor Gabrielle Weidemann (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Gabrielle Weidemann is an Associate Professor in Psychological Science 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.
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.

Adjunct staff

Dr Nikki Rickard Adjunct Professor
Dr Patsy Tremayne Adjunct Associate Professor
Ms Lisa Abraham Adjunct Fellow
Mr Walid Ahmad Adjunct Fellow
Mr Gregory Barker Adjunct Fellow
Mrs Sarah Bergan Adjunct Fellow
Dr David Bosanquet Adjunct Fellow
Dr Victor Counted Adjunct Fellow
Dr Rudi Crncec Adjunct Fellow
Ms Aniela Gokiert Adjunct Fellow
Mrs Anusha Govender Adjunct Fellow
Ms Laura Kampel Lees Adjunct Fellow
Ms Allison O'Neill Adjunct Fellow
Dr Margo Orum Adjunct Fellow
Mrs Angela Petridis Adjunct Fellow
Ms Jane Pineda Adjunct Fellow
Ms Nicole Rafidi Adjunct Fellow
Ms Monica Sekowski Adjunct Fellow
Dr Janina Szyndler Adjunct Fellow
Mrs Rhonda Ters Adjunct Fellow
Dr Michele Wiese Adjunct Fellow
Ms Jesmine Yap Adjunct Fellow

Psychology Clinic

Karen Moses 

Karen Moses (opens in a new window)

Head of Clinical Services, Western Sydney University Psychology Clinic

Vanessa Croker  Vanessa Croker (opens in a new window) Senior Supervisor
 Andrea Malcolm  (opens in a new window) Day Supervisor
 May Lam  (opens in a new window) Day Supervisor
 Maria  Reboredo  (opens in a new window) Day Supervisor
 Bill Bouzianis  (opens in a new window) Day Supervisor
 Dr Phil Ray  (opens in a new window) Testing Supervisor
 Suzanne Benson  (opens in a new window) Testing Supervisor
 Anne Brown  (opens in a new window) Testing Supervisor
Joana Medina  Joana Medina (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Officer
 Miffany Gaspersic (opens in a new window)Business Administrative Assistant

Professional staff

 Cortney Alvaro (opens in a new window)Placement Assistant

Reannen Baker

Reannen Baker (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Officer
 Jody Cameron-Roy (opens in a new window)Executive Assistant (Dean & Deputy Dean)
Kate Cruchley Kate Crutchley (opens in a new window)Project Officer (Executive Support)

Vicki Fox

Vicki Fox (opens in a new window) Research & HDR Coordinator
Lee Franks-Bugeja Lee Franks-Bugeja (opens in a new window)Business Operations Assistant

Melissa Maucort

Ms Melissa Maucort (opens in a new window) School Manager
Joana Medina  Joana Medina (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Assistant
Shazia Nadan  Shazia Nadan (opens in a new window) Governance and Compliance Officer
Danielle Roddick  Danielle Roddick (opens in a new window) Executive Project Officer
Ritu Talwar  Ritu Talwar (opens in a new window) Placements Officer
Angela Tanovic  Angela Tanovic (opens in a new window) Placements Officer
 Meric Tong (opens in a new window)Business Analyst Assistant
Sue Veen  Sue Veen (opens in a new window) Engagement Officer

Higher Degree Research candidates

CandidatePrincipal SupervisorThesis Title
Zahi Alshammari Travis Wearne Autistic Adults with Depression, Anxiety and Stress: Assessing its Impact on their Behaviour and Development
Charles Ball Michael Tyler Cognitive Load in Second Language Comprehension
Jessica Bazouni Gabrielle Weidemann Positive Affect Benefiting Infant Word-Learning
Abhijatya Dhar Tanya Meade Relationships Between Symptomatology and Social and Occupational Functioning in Women with Borderline Personality Disorder: An Age Comparison Study
Simone du Toit Quincy Wong Emotional Working Memory Training and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder
Isabel Fraser Tania Perich Exploring the Experience of Psychological Interventions for Women with Bipolar Disorder During the Perinatal Period
Shannon Grassby Craig Gonsalvez A Competency-based Approach to Clinical Group Supervision in Psychology: A Systematic Investigation into Its Component Competencies, Its Assessment and the Determinants of Its Effectiveness
Samantha Hayes Evelyn Smith Investigating the Experience of Anger on an Obese Sample
Amelia Henry Craig McGarty How Advantaged Groups Respond to and Demobilize Collective Action by Disadvantaged Groups
Lauren Heywood Janet Conti How Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa Navigate Changes in Identity Throughout Treatment and the Impact That These Identity Negotiations May Have on Overall Treatment Efficacy
Johan Huda Craig McGarty Minority Group's Resilience of Cyber Racism in Indonesia Context
Mark Lathouwers Michael Tyler On the additivity of statistical and prosodic cues for spoken word segmentation
Karen Moses Tanya Meade Exposure based interventions: Optimising knowledge, skills and practice
Ceylan Okan Gabrielle Weidemann Social Media Use and Mental Health in Older Adults
Roseanne Peak Craig McGarty 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 Ahmed Moustafa Emotional Processes in Parkinsons disease: the role of dopamine medications and deep brain stimulation
Amy-Leigh Rowe Tania Perich Cognitive Functioning and Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder
Olga Soumpassakis Emilee Gilbert Australian Woman's discursive constructions of the Lived Experiences of Domestic Violence
Sonja te Braak Tania Perich The Effectiveness of a Short-term Psychosocial Therapy Intervention (PETA) for Patients with a Severe Mental Illness.
Stephanie Watts Emilee Gilbert Females and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Alana Weithaler Karen Mattock 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