Dr Janet Conti


Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology


I have been working at Western Sydney University as a lecturer in Clinical Psychology since 2014 after graduating with a PhD from Macquarie University. My research interests are in the area of qualitative research, particularly methods using a critical discursive approach. I am also interested in the ways that narrative inquiry may be practiced within both research and clinical psychology contexts. My PhD is a longitudinal qualitative study of a group of women's experiences of anorexia nervosa.

I seek to bring a practice-based focus to teaching that draws from my current experiences in working as a clinical psychologist and previously as a dietitian. I specialise in working in the clinical area of eating disorders as a dietitian, registered psychologist (since 1999) and a clinical psychologist (since 2012). I am an endorsed supervisor of clinical and professional psychologists. Working within these professional roles has informed my clinical and research work and teaching/supervision. In teaching and supervision I am interested in scaffolding students learning through engagement and development of skills in reflective practice. My previous teaching roles have included as a casual lecturer/supervisor in Postgraduate Psychology programs at Macquarie University between 2006-2014 and in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney University between 2011-2014.

Research Interests

  • Critical discursive psychology
  • Eating disorders
  • Narrative inquiry


  • Member of the Clinical College, Australian Psychological Society (2013)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (2010)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Macquarie University
  • MClinPsy Macquarie University
  • BSc Macquarie University

Research & Publications

For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 9772 6345
LocationBuilding 24, Bankstown Campus