Gold Coast

Committee Information

The following members of the APS Branch Committee have been elected by APS members in a particular geographical area. Please feel free to contact the  Branch Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for all APS members in this area.


Ms Matilda Mandic
Matilda Mandic is a is a registered Clinical Psychologist working full-time in her private practice on the Gold Coast. She moved from Northern NSW in 2015. Matilda’s clinical interests include working with children and adolescents providing thorough diagnostic, assessment and therapeutic services for a wide range of presenting problems (ASD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Learning Difficulties, Behavioural Concerns, and Parenting Support). Matilda works primarily from a CBT perspective.

Chair Elect CPD Co-ordinator

Dr Matthew McKenzie


Mrs Stacey Hansen
Stacey is APS QLD State Chair and Gold Coast Branch Secretary. She has over 15 years of experience and is the Owner/Principal Psychologist of two psychology clinics in the northern Gold Coast region. She is a Board-Approved Supervisor passionate about supervision and mentoring early career psychologists. Stacey is also passionate about advocating for the mental health rights of vulnerable individuals in the community.


Mr Michael Lodewyk
Michael Lodewyk is a fourth year psychology student at Griffith University, Gold Coast. Michael has a strong interest working with the younger population, in particular he does voluntary work supporting children exposed to trauma, and dealing with grief and loss. Michael thoroughly enjoys both the research and practical side of psychology, and will likely continue further postgraduate psychology training after completing his psychology honours degree this year in 2020.

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Ms Youmna Hassan
Youmna Hassan is a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) student at Bond University, set to complete her studies by December 2020. She has been enjoying her role as a student representative on the APS Gold Coast Branch committee since January 2019. Her interests include children and adolescent mental health. Following her Honours degree, Youmna strives to undergo further study by completing a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Committee Member

Ms Danielle Rancie

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Dr Moyna Glenn Goold
Dr Moyna Glenn-Goold (FAPS) is a well qualified and highly experienced psychologist, whose mature age provides her with a vast amount of life experience. The latter equips her well in her professional roles both as a psychologist and marriage celebrant. She has worked with all age groups addressing wide areas of concern. Previously she was a secondary teacher, and a school counsellor working with teachers, parents and students aged 4 to 18 years.
She was an inaugural professional member of the ACT Psychologist Registration Board and has served many years on branch committees of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Her methods are eclectic but focus mainly on: CBT, ACT and Mindfulness.
Her special interests are:
• Management of chronic illness/pain
• Geriatric issues
• Veterans’ mental health issues
• Couples counselling
• Lesbian/gay issues
• Anger management
• Adjustment disorder
• Self esteem
• Significant life transitions, and
• Parenting skills

Committee Member

Mrs Nina Horan
Phone: 0417195486
Nina Horan is a registered Psychologist currently undertaking the Clinical Registrar program and working full-time at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Nina has experience working across the lifespan servicing individuals within both the Mental and Health psychology streams. Her clinical interests include persistent pain, adjustment, health psychology, implementing behavioural intervention programs to families with children exhibiting clinically significant behaviours, and working within interdisciplinary teams to provide holistic patient-centred care. Nina is passionate about making a difference in people's lives by instilling hope where hope is lost and in supporting and empowering individuals to discover answers within themselves. Further Nina aims to reduce suffering and increase psychological wellbeing, by equipping individuals with the most up to date evidenced based tools and strategies to help them live more meaningful lives in line with what they value most.

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Mr Wesley Simpson

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Dr Gal Brown

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Mr Mark Tang

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Position vacant

Student Representative

Miss Mimirose Lorraway