Professor Allison Waters in Clinical Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2002 and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at The University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 before commencing her work at Griffith University.
Dr Waters’ research focuses on the cognitive-neuroscience of emotional disorders in children and aims to translate findings from laboratory and basic science research into clinical practice using current generation treatments and novel interventions.
She has published 6 book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles in this area, and her research is funded by Australian Rotary Health, the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Queensland Health, and Griffith University. She is the recipient of Griffith University Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health) Awards for Research Excellence (Team Category) and an Australian Psychological Society Early Researcher Career Award in recognition of her research. She is Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Psychology and Psychopathology Review and she serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Professor Waters has supervised to completion the research projects of 26 PhD, Doctorate, Masters and Honours level students enrolled in psychology postgraduate degree programs, and also teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in clinical psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.