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 Allison Clarke
I am a Health and Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. I have a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
My doctoral thesis examined the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on young people.
I have also undertaken 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.
Chair of Course Approvals Committee
Assoc Prof Marie Caltabiano
Chair of Advocacy Committee
Early Career Representative
Dr Amy Mullens
Phone: 07 3812 6153
Dr Rachel Reilly
Dr Sian Cole
Phone: 0438 058 026
Dr Sian Cole DPsych (Health) MAPS
Sian is a registered psychologist and is endorsed in health psychology. She is interested in mind and body wellness, especially for people experiencing illness, injury or disability. She has worked in both academia and clinical practice. Her experience includes working in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, helping people manage and adjust to chronic illnesses and disabilities. Sian also has experience helping individuals with trauma, persistent pain, relationship difficulties, adjustment to illness (including cancer, organ failure), addiction, self-esteem issues, assertiveness, and chronic anxiety and depression.
Sian currently works at Western Health, private practice and lecturers at Victoria University.