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

Dr Tim Griffin

Dr Tim Griffin (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

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
Acting Associate Dean (Research)
Travis Wearne  Dr Travis Wearne (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology
Acting Associate Dean (HDR)

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 MaucortSchool Manager

Governance

Karen Mattock a

Dr Karen Mattock (opens in a new window),

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Psychology)

 

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 Course Advisor (Undergraduate Psychology)
 
Disability Coordinator

Martin Daly

Dr Martin Daly  (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychology
Academic Course Advisor (Honours)

Fran Doyle

Dr Frances Doyle  (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Acting Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Programs)

Academic staff

David Arness

Dr David Arness (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Sciences
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.

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.
 

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 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.

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.

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.
 Dr Emilee Gilbert (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science
Dr Emilee Gilbert is 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.

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.

Dr Tim Griffin

Dr Tim Griffin (opens in a new window)

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

Dr Griffin has held lead learning and teaching leadership roles over many years including Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching - School of Social Sciences; Deputy Dean (Academic); Director of Learning and Teaching, Director (Our Futures); e-DAP in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology.  He is currently also Director of the WSU Sydney City Campus.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.
 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.

Emma Walter

Dr Emma Walter (opens in a new window)

Lecturer in Psychological Science
Dr Emma Walter is 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.
Tamara Watson  Associate Professor Tamara Watson (opens in a new window)

Associate Professor in Psychological Science
Dr Tamara Watson is an Associate Professor in 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.

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
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
David Mutton 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)

Head of Clinical Services, Western Sydney University Psychology Clinic

Trinh Ha  Dr Trinh Ha (opens in a new window) Acting Head, Clinical Services
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
 Dr Robyn Boyle  (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
Ashley Gentle  Ashley Gentle (opens in a new window) Senior Administrative Officer
Joana Medina  Joana Medina (opens in a new window) Business Administrative Assistant

Professional staff

Reannen Baker

Reannen Baker (opens in a new window)Business Administrative Officer

Vicki Fox

Vicki Fox (opens in a new window)Research & HDR Coordinator

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
Sonya O'Shanna  Sonya O'Shanna (opens in a new window) Executive Assistant to the Dean
Danielle Roddick  Danielle Roddick (opens in a new window) Executive Project Officer
Ritu Talwar  Ritu Talwar (opens in a new window) Placement Officer
Angela Tanovic  Angela Tanovic (opens in a new window) Placement Officer
Sue Veen  Sue Veen (opens in a new window) Engagement Officer

Higher Degree Research candidates

CandidatePrincipal SupervisorThesis Title
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
Alina Ewald Emilee Gilbert Invisible Boundaries: An Examination of Fathers' Perspectives on Flexible Work Practices
Isabel Fraser Tania Perich Exploring the Experience of Psychological Interventions for Women with Bipolar Disorder During the Perinatal Period
Anchal Garg Ahmed Moustafa A Study of Precognition, Cognition, Metacognition and Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia
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
Muhammad 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
Tarren Leon Gabrielle Weidemann How do positive and negative emotions influence reliance on advice when making decisions in older age?
Alex MacFarlane Emilee Gilbert Psychological Type and Pathways to Self-transformation and Health
Elena Mavromoustakos Quincy Wong Simple and Cost-effective Strategies for Enhancing Prospective Memory and Functional Capacity in Mild Cognitive Impairment
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
Mohsen Paknejad Ahmed Moustafa Self-Compassion Plays a Moderator Role in the Relationships Between Pain and Adjustment of Chronic Pain Amongst Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
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.
Samuel Warren Ahmed Moustafa Using Portable Electroencephalographic Technology to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
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