APS College of Health Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Health psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.


Dr Louise Roufeil


Position vacant


Dr Helen Lindner


Dr Paul O'Halloran

Course Approvals Chair

Position vacant

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Chair 2021 Health Psychology Conference

Dr Simon Knowles

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Committee Member

Assoc Prof Marie Caltabiano

NSW representative

Ms Rebecca Norwood

Committee Member

Dr Amy Mullens
Dr Amy Mullens is a Health and Clinical Psychologist, as well as an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland in the School of Psychology and Counselling. She has many years experience working as a clinician in both the public and private sector. Her areas of interest include improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities, chronic disease (screening, prevention, management), sexual health/HIV, Diabetes, COPD, Substance Use, Health Behaviour Change; Inter-professional learning, mentoring, teaching and supervision.

Committee Member

Dr Mike Shelley

Chair of Health Psychology Subcommittee

Prof John Toumbourou

Committee Member

Dr Nicole Jeffery-Dawes
Dr Nicole Jeffery-Dawes BAppSci(Psych)(Hons), DPsych(Health)
Nicole is a registered Psychologist and Fellow of the College of Health Psychologists. She has spent most of her career living and working in some of the most remote locations in Australia with the Non-Government Organisations, State Government Health Services and the RFDS. Nicole has worked across the lifespan, providing psychological services and developing and delivering mental health and wellbeing programs, using co-design models that incorporate both evidence-based practice and the knowledge and wisdom of Indigenous Community members. She has been a strong advocate for improving equity in health and the social determinants of health in rural and remote Australia at both the State and Federal levels. Nicole has her own business providing Supervision to those working in rural and remote areas; developing and delivering workshops; and consulting to local, regional, state and national organisations.

Committee Member

Dr Lauren Brown

Committee Member

Prof Shirley Morrissey
Dr Shirley Morrissey is a Health and Clinical Psychologist. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Griffith University. Shirley has particular interest in ethics and professional practice, and interprofessional learning (IPL). She was awarded an ALTC Leadership Grant for her work on preparing students for multi-disciplinary mental health practice. Shirley is co-editor of the 2nd Edition of Ethics and Professional Practice for Psychologists, and a co-editor for Teaching Psychology Around the World (Vol 5) due to be released this year. Shirley was awarded the APS Distinguished Award for Contribution to Psychological Education in 2015 and 'retired' from her university position in Dec 2019. Shirley is currently an assessor for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and is the events co-ordinator for the APS Gold Coast Branch, Treasurer for the Psychology and Education Interest Group, and Treasurer for the College of Health Psychologists (Qld section).

Committee Member

Dr Melissa Oxlad

Committee Member

Ms Emma Salt

Social Media Coordinator

Dr Allison Clarke
I am a Health and Clinical Psychologist registered with the PsyBA. I have a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. My doctoral thesis examined the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on young people.

I have additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Hypnosis.

I work part-time in private practice and part-time in the Australian Public Service. I am particularly interested in:
the application of psychology to lifestyle risk factor modification;
treatment of psychosocial and lifestyle factors that impact chronic conditions;
increasing patient adherence to medical and lifestyle changes required for effective chronic disease management;
using psychological treatment for problems that often accompany ill health and injury; and
helping people cope with trauma, disability and rehab.

Contact: a: [email protected]

Early Career Representative

Position vacant

Student Representative

Ms Elizabeth Beasley

Chair Student/Early Career Subcommittee

Miss Bernice Chong


Dr Kyra Hamilton
Dr Kyra Hamilton is an Associate Professor in health psychology and behavioural medicine in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia. She has both psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in the health field. She has particular research interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief Psychology & Health and Associate Editor International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin, and Editorial Board member Health Psychology Review, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Stress & Health. Dr Hamilton is the State Chair (Queensland) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists and the Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society. She is also founder and director of the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) research laboratory (see https://hapiresearchlab.com/).


Miss Karen Linehan


Ms Sabina Lane


Ms Sue Yencken