APS College of Health Psychologists

South Australian Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Health 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.


Miss Karen Linehan


Position vacant


Prof Anna Chur-Hansen


Dr Melissa Oxlad
Dr Melissa Oxlad is a Health and Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. She is currently the Master of Psychology (Health) Program Coordinator and the Academic Lead for Internships and Employability. In 2020, she was awarded the APS Early Career Teaching Award. Dr Oxlad also has many years experience providing clinical services in government, private practice and not-for-profit health services. Her PhD research examined psychological risk factors for adverse physical and psychological outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. Her current research focuses on the relationship between physical and mental health, including in relation to fertility and reproductive health, maternal health care, and men’s health. This includes how people make sense of, adjust to, and live with chronic illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and cardiac health issues. See https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/melissa.oxlad

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Dr Rachel Reilly

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Ms Taryn Lores

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Ms Sze Yan Cheung
Dr Sze Yan Cheung is a Health Psychology Registrar at the CALHN Pain Management Unit and Adult Burns Service (Royal Adelaide Hospital). She completed a PhD in the field of cancer survivorship, examining cancer identity and the media representation of people diagnosed with cancer. Her key areas of research interest include chronic disease, psychoneuroimmunology, and student migration.

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Miss Yee Ling Kok

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Dr Phoebe Drioli-Phillips

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Mrs Sally Goodwin