Dr Leanne Hides
Queensland University of Technology
Contact Details
+61 7 3138 6144
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Associate Investigator

Dr Leanne Hides is a clinical psychologist with clinical and research expertise in the assessment and treatment of primary and co-occurring substance use disorders in young people. She also has worked extensively in youth mental health. She is a Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship holder at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Leanne is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), the only youth-focused research centre of its kind in Australia. Leanne has developed brief and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) interventions for substance use and comorbid mental health issues in young people and has led seven clinical trials on these interventions. Leanne also develops web and mobile app based interventions substance use and mental health issues in young people, and is the QUT project leader of the Etools for Wellbeing project which is developing Etools for enhancing the mental health and well being young people in the $27m Young and Well Collaborative Research Centre (Young and Well CRC). Leanne is also the current National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), the peak National professional body supporting cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) training in Australia.