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Peter Baldwin

PhD(Clinical Psychology), M.Psychol (Clinical) Candidate

Research Interests: 

My research focuses on hoarding disorder, specifically the psychological and physiological mechanisms of decision-making in hoarding disorder. By identifying and targeting these mechanisms I hope to better understand how the disorder develops and how we can improve treatment outcomes.

More generally I am interested in how the findings of psychological science can be better delivered outside academia, especially using digital platforms.

Academic Qualification and Awards:

B. Psychol (Honours Class 1), 2012, UNSW

Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2015)

Contact details:

Phone: (02) 9385 3196

Office: Mathews Room 1302

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Alice Kesby

 

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:

Phone: 0407 250 417

Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews Building, Level 14

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Kelvin (Shiu) Wong

 

PhD/M. Psychol (Clinical) Candidate

Research Interests:

How do obsessions and compulsions develop in obsessive-compulsive disorder? How are they maintained?

I am interested in answering these questions via my current doctoral research. Specifically, I am exploring the relationship between maladaptive reasoning processes (i.e., inverse reasoning and distrust of the senses) and obsessive-compulsive symptoms using novel experimental tasks. I am also interested in examining the effectiveness of cognitive strategies, which aim to reduce one’s reliance on these reasoning processes, in ameliorating obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

My undergraduate honours research (supervised by Dr. Jessica Grisham) investigated how these reasoning processes led to immersion in obsessions.

Academic Qualifications and Awards:

B. Psychol (Honours Class 1), 2012, University of New South Wales (Ranked 10 in Psychology globally)

Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2016)

Contact Details:

Phone: (02) 9385 3196

Office: Mathews Room 1302

Email Kelvin