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Alice Kesby

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PhD/M. Psychol (Clinical) Candidate

Research Interests:

Alice's doctoral research is aimed at examining the cognitive processes underlying anxiety and obsessive rituals in Eating Disorders, as well as examining a new pharmacological adjunct to target anxiety in this clinical population. Specifically, Alice is exploring whether difficulty tolerating uncertainty is related to core eating disorder psychopathology (i.e., restriction and ritualistic symptoms). Alice is also conducting a randomised controlled trial to determine whether a novel pharmacological agent, Oxytocin, effectively reduces meal anxiety and ritualized behaviours in inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa.

Academic Qualifications and Awards:

B. Psychol (Honours Class 1), 2013, The University of Sydney

Australian Postgraduate Award (2015-2017)

Contact details:

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Matthew Collings

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PhD/M. Psychol (Clinical) Candidate

Research Interests:

I am particularly interested in understanding the relevance of uncertainty and meaning violations in the development and maintenance of OCD symptoms.

In addition to a PhD investigating these factors, I am completing clinical training at UNSW through the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program.

Academic Qualifications and Awards:

B. Psychol (Honours Class 1), 2016, University of New South Wales

Contact Details:

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Wendy (Wenting) Chen

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PhD/M. Psychol (Clinical) Candidate

Research Interests:

Empathy is one of the key determinants of social functioning, and social functioning is an area of impairment for individuals with hoarding disorder. My project will investigate the relationship between empathy and hoarding through questionnaires and more objective measures such as measuring physiology during an interpersonal task. Following this, I am hoping to better understand how empathy may be a potential clinical target for treatment.

Academic Qualifications and Awards:

B. Psychol (Honours Class 1), 2017, University of New South Wales

Australian Postgraduate Award (2019-2021)

Contact Details:

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