Brisbane Area

Committee Information

The following members of the APS Branch Committee have been elected by APS members in a particular geographical area. Please feel free to contact the  Branch Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for all APS members in this area.


Ms Jayne Crawley


Dr Nicola Burton
Phone: 07 3735 3315
Nicola has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in public health; and has worked as a clinician, lecturer and researcher.

She is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, where she teaches clinical health psychology and leads a research program on the psychosocial aspects of physical activity and health. Her research includes studies of physical activity patterns, influences, links with wellbeing, and interventions (e.g., behavioural counselling). She has developed a resilience training program (READY) that integrates physical activity and psychological counselling.

Nicola has held a variety of positions with APS, including chair of the Qld State Committee (2001-2006); and chair (1995-2001, 2013-2014), treasurer (2002-2007) and secretary (2010-2012, 2016-2018) of the Brisbane Area Branch. She is a member of the APS College of Health Psychologists and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. In 2007 she was elected as an APS Fellow


Mrs Kristie Clarke
Phone: 07 3256 6320
Kristie is a Clinical Psychologist, who has been working as a Psychologist for 15 years. She has worked in corporate and public landscapes and the last ten years in private practice. Kristie runs a group psychology practice and enjoys both the clinical and business aspects of her employment. She has special interest in anxiety and trauma conditions. She works with complex and severe mental health alongside a Psychiatrist and in general psychology practice. She runs mindfulness groups programs and is an approved Supervisor. Kristie enjoys improving service delivery through effective policy and financial management. She enjoys the role of Treasurer and being able to give back to the profession of Psychology.

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Ms Gail Corrigan
Gail is a Forensic Psychologist who has worked in the mental health field since her first role as a psychologist in Broken Hill, NSW over fifteen years ago. She has diverse interests, in areas of trauma, older adults and family mental health, forensic mental health, social justice and bioethics, developed over a career that has spanned Australia, England and New Zealand. Gail’s experiences have culminated in a focus on working with individuals with complex needs. Gail currently works in public and private practice, where she is able to focus on: clinical interventions with individuals with complex needs across the lifespan and provision of robust, ethical forensic and cognitive assessments in the criminal and civil fields. She has a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

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Miss Lauren Cunningham

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Dr Kylie Henderson
For the last decade Kylie has also maintained a private clinical practice on the Gold Coast with a team of medical practitioners. Here she is involved in treating patients with a range of clinical presentations. She is also involved in the Bond and Griffith University GP Registrar allied health training program.
Kylie has full registration with the national board and is an approved supervisor for the Qld Registration Board. completed her undergraduate psychology training at Monash University in 1997 and a post graduate degree at Bond University in 1998.She completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in 2012.
Kylie was previously involved with the Gold Coast APS Branch and in 2010 moved to Brisbane. She is a committee member for the APS Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group and a committee member and Queensland representative for the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Australasia (EAPAA).

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Dr Michael John

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Dr Rebecca Rainbow
Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist working as a Mental Health Clinician for Queensland Health. She enjoys working with folks across the lifespan, particularly in relation to chronic mental or physical health difficulties, disability, caregiving roles, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and adjustment to changes in life circumstances. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and other dyads/groups.

Rebecca has a keen interest in promoting and fostering healthy attitudes and practices toward the self, and has developed an ‘Ecological Model of Wellbeing’. This model forms the basis of the self-care workshops that she runs with a range of helping professionals across a number of settings. Rebecca works with people across the professional lifespan, including trainees and those in the early stages of their career. In her clinical practice and own self-care, she draws from a variety of approaches including CBT, ACT, EFT, CFT, Schema Therapy, and psychodynamic theory.

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Ms Alithea Taylor
Alithea is currently completing the Clinical Registrar program. She works as a Senior Psychologist within Metro South Hospital and Health Service, and enjoys supporting individuals and their caregivers to deal with changes in health and capacity, and in managing mental health or other psychological issues impacting on their clinical care. She also works in private practice, where she focuses on providing interventions for individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. She has special interests in anxiety related concerns, trauma, adjustment, and attachment issues. She holds Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and Business.

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Ms Miranda Watkins
Phone: 0402787931
Miranda is a counselling Psychologist with more than 17 years experience. As a Psychologist, she has extensive knowledge and applied experience working in community health, government and hospital, correctional and private organisations.
Miranda has worked in treatment of addictions, including alcohol, substance use, gambling and relationship co-dependency. She has also worked with pregnant and parenting mothers and has a keen interest in women’s health as well as grief and loss counselling.
Miranda has worked in the area of trauma focused interventions, particularly in relation to veteran and military trauma and she adopts a transdisciplinary approach model, including advocating for psychological and complementary healing as adjunct to medical interventions. She is a yoga teacher accredited with My Health Association and trained through My Health Yoga. She has pursued studies in the treatment of trauma, through trauma sensitive yoga practice.