Research Staff

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Louise completed her honours degree in psychology at Macquarie University in 2012, with her thesis examining the role that different cultural values play in the psychological and academic adjustment...
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Kellie Joined CRE in 2013 as a research psychologist working on the SHADE Early Psychosis project focusing on an internet based CBT intervention for problematic cannabis use in the Early Psychosis...
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Vanessa Clark is an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient and is in the final year of her PhD candidature at the University of Newcastle. Her thesis title is: Cigarette smoking and psychosis: An...
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Chloe completed her honours degree in psychology in 2016 at the University of New South Wales. Chloe's honours thesis investigated attention in individuals who scored high or low in victim...
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Hannah Deen joined NDARC as a research assistant in May 2017 and is currently working under Louise Birrell on a Department of Health funded project to disseminate and maintain an online...
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Jenny Geddes is a Clinical Psychologist and Project Coordinator for iTreAD at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales. Jenny has worked clinically for...
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Lucy Grummitt joined NDARC in 2017, after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is currently working as a Research Assistant on the...
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Erin Kelly is a registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of comorbid substance use and mental health problems. Erin is also enrolled as a doctoral student at NDARC...
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Ivana Kihas began working as a Research Assistant at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) in May 2013. She has worked across three research projects: a post-marketing surveillance...
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Siobhan joined NDARC in 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science majoring in Criminology (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. She is currently working as a Research...
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Briana joined NDARC in late 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Wollongong. Her honours thesis examined the role of semantics and phonology within verbal...
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Dana completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience in 2016. Her thesis investigated protein synthesis in memory formation. Dana is now part of the NHMRC...
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Warren Logge is a PhD student at Macquarie University. He is a previous  graduate from the University of Sydney in B.LibStud with Honours in Psychology, and has previously worked for the...
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Marius Mather is a Research Assistant at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, currently working on the CAP and CSC projects. He holds an honours degree in Psychology and is currently...
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Kristen completed her undergraduate degree in psychology (Hons I) at the University of Newcastle in 2012. She is currently undertaking her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the...
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Samantha McCrabb completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle in 2013. During this time, Samantha also worked as a Research Assistant on numerous smoking cessation projects...
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Stacey joined NDARC in 2016 as a part-time Clinical Psychologist to assist with a longitudinal study of alcohol use in adolescents (‘RADAR’). She holds a Bachelor of Advanced Science (...
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Sonja Memedovic joined NDARC in January 2009 after completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at the University of New South Wales. She initially worked on a project investigating the...
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Katrina Prior began working as a Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) in March 2013. She is currently working on the Activate Study, a randomised controlled...
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Kate joined NDARC in 2016 as a Research Program Officer and is currently working with Prof Maree Teesson, A/Prof Nicola Newton, Dr Cath Chapman, Dr Lexine Stapinski and Dr Katrina Champion to manage...
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Brad completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) majoring in Psychology in 2013. His thesis was an investigation into whether subconscious influences can determine risk attitudes. Brad is now part of...
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Anna joined NDARC in 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Macquarie University. Her honours research examined the relationship between Challenging Parenting Behaviour (CPB) on...
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Mikki Subotic is a PhD student and research assistant on the Combined Alcohol & Social Phobia program. She has completed an Honours Degree in Psychology and holds a Graduate Diploma in...
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Joel joined NDARC in 2014 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Psychology) at the University of New South Wales.    He is currently working as a Research Assistant on the...
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Emily is a registered Psychologist who joined the RADAR team in April to assist with the assessment of problematic alcohol use in adolescents and young adults across Australia. She holds a Master of...
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Rachel graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in Psychology. Her honours thesis investigated the persistence of misinformation in memory and decision-...
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Jack completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) in 2015 at the University of Newcastle. His honours thesis investigated the effect of inter-stimulus interval on electroencephalography (EEG)...