APS College of Clinical Psychologists

South Australian Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Clinical psychologists in a particular State. This is a sub-Committee of the College National Committee. Please feel free to contact the College State Section Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College in this State.

Members only


Dr Lisa Chantler
Phone: 0882127740
I joined the APS as an MPsych student in 1988 and then joined the College as soon as I was eligible. I believe it is essential for members of our profession to be part of the single largest organisation representing psychology. I was asked to stand for my local State as the Chair, and did so, because I thought I had something to offer back to the profession that I have enjoyed so much. I organise the highly successful South Australian Seminar Series for Clinical Psychologists at which many of our members enjoy networking and excellent teaching. I am also enjoying Chairing the 2018 National College Conference, to be held in Adelaide next April 27-29. I completed a DPsych(Clin) in 2011. For 25 years I have run a clinical and consulting practice in trauma, depression and anxiety. I teach part-time in the Flinders University MPsych(clin) program. When I'm not working I enjoy Vinyasa, fine wine and gardening.


Dr Phillip Kavanagh


Ms Kathryn Collins
Kathryn has been a member of the APS since 1994. Since completing her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the Flinders University of SA in 1997, Kathryn has worked in both the private and public health sectors, in a range of administrative, clinical and research roles and she has a particular interest in psycho-oncology.

Currently she is the co-Director, Psychology within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, SA and also works within private practice. Kathryn holds endorsement in both clinical and health areas of specialist practice and holds clinical lectureship status with the University of Adelaide. She was the inaugural Co-Chair of the State-wide Psychology Advisory group (SA Health), providing advice and leadership regarding key issues for psychologists across public health services within South Australia.

Committee Member

Dr Levina Clark

Early Career Representative

Dr Nicole Williams

Website Editor

Dr Phillip Kavanagh

Student Rep - UNISA

Miss Elise Thompson
I am currently completing my Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of South Australia. As a student representative on the committee, I represent the views of UniSA postgraduate clinical psychology students as well as facilitating engagement and networking between clinical postgraduate students from all 3 South Australian universities.

Student Rep - Flinders Uni

Ms Joanna Tsirgiotis

Student Rep - Adelaide Uni

Mr David Unsworth