APS College of Organisational Psychologists

Queensland Committee Information

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


Mr Matthew Neale
Matthew is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist with many years of experience in private, public and academic organisations. He holds a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Management from the Queensland University of Technology. His current interests include employee recruitment and selection, work attitudes, employee development and applied methods.


Position vacant


Mrs Emily Douglass


Ms Cheryl Adams
Cheryl has an extensive background in organisational psychology and business management with a particular focus in the
area of leadership, resilience, emotional intelligence and influencing. She has close to 25 years experience in psychology, management and
leadership positions having worked across public, private and not for profit organisations including NSW Police Service and private consulting companies. Cheryl has established a successful consulting practice and career working with a variety of large and small customers across the health, professional service, banking, construction, retail and manufacturing arena.
Cheryl’s experience has been recognised by her profession through gaining full membership to the College of Organisational Psychology.
Cheryl is the owner and principal psychologist of ThinkTrek consulting specialising in the area of organisational psychology and human resources.

CPD Coordinator

Ms Carissa Adams
Carissa is currently studying the Master of Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland, and also holds a Diploma of Human Resources Management. With over 8 years’ experience in training and development and over 2 yeears experience in recruitment, her passion is working every day to create a positive impact. Her current interests include program development, facilitation and evaluation, recruitment, workplace wellbeing, culture change, and job design.

Committee Member

Mr Nicholas Ford
Nick is passionate about improving lives through the application of psychology in workplaces. His research interests include: decision-making, diversity and inclusion, and wise leadership. He is registered as a provisional psychologist, and is undertaking a Master of Organisational Psychology at Griffith University, Queensland.

Committee Member

Ms Karin Behrens
I am a fellow of the College of Organisational Psychology and a registered supervisor.

Currently I operate my own consultancy and provide assessment services and EAP, as well as supporting postgraduate students in organisational psychology at Griffith University.

I am passionate about providing constructive solutions to individuals and organisations and I base interventions on principles of acceptance and commitment.

In my previous employment I supported disability employment services and worked with groups and individuals aiming to gain and maintain suitable, sustainable employment.

Also I have extensive research and teaching experience through working with different universities in the past.

Student Representative

Miss Naomi Ashton
Naomi is Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Psychology candidate at Griffith University. She has a broad range of interests including employee selection and development. In particular, Naomi is interested in psychometric assessments, and how psychometric assessments can be used to aid decision making within organisations.

Student Representative

Miss Rhea Gilshenan

Student Representative

Miss Louella Bagley

Student Representative

Miss Danielle Power

Student Representative

Mr Matt Saxinger