Researcher biography

I am an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology with a research interest in how groups and communities can influence mental health and wellbeing. This includes both formal groups (such as cognitive behaviour therapy groups, and therapeutic communities for alcohol and other drug treatment), as well as arts based groups such as choirs and creative writing groups. I obtained a science degree in biochemistry and pharmacology, and later an arts degree and PhD in psychology from the University of QLD. I worked for over a decade as a clinical psychologist in hospital and private practice settings. Currently, I teach an elective in Music Psychology to Psychology honours students, and courses on Evidence Based Psychotherapies, and Addiction Science and Practice to postgraduate psychology students. I am an AHPRA registered clinical psychologist and supervisor and a member of the APS college of clinical psychologists. In 2018 I was elected to the national executive of the Australian Music & Psychology Society.

Haslam, Jetten, Cruwys, Dingle & Haslam (2018) "The New Psychology of Health - Unlocking the Social Cure" published by Routledge