Our People

The Monash FEAR Lab is directed by Prof. Peter Norton, is staffed by students at various levels of training, including undergraduate, honours, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral. In addition, lab staff include a number of research assistants.

Lead:



Peter.Norton@monash.edu
+61 3 9902 1100
Curriculum Vitae

Over the past decade, Professor Norton's research has been focused on developing and evaluating transdiagnostic and diagnosis-specific factors across anxiety and other emotional disorders, and translating these factors into efficacious and efficient interventions. This work involves a combination of basic and experimental research to better understand common and unique aspects of affective psychopathology, and clinical outcomes research to develop and evaluate new or modified interventions to target these core features. As a result, Norton's research and treatment are at the forefront of an international movement toward transdiagnostic models of psychopathology. His work is wide-ranging and highly cited, and includes cross-sectional, longitudinal, and clinical trial methodologies investigating the impact of anxiety disorders, assessment and diagnosis, comorbidity, and treatment outcomes. Many of his papers on transdiagnostic CBT appear on the "most cited papers" listings of top journals in clinical psychology and psychiatry. His intervention work has focused on adults with anxiety disorders, and includes psychological clinical trials. His work investigating the impact of transdiagnostic CBT has been of major interest among academic and applied circles, and the treatment protocols derived from this work have been adopted in many private clinics and hospitals.

Postgraduate Students:


Shaun Pearl

Degree in progress
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2014   Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Ed & Dev), Monash University
2013   Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Research Interests
Shaun is interested in transdiagnostic models of emotional disorders, and their application in clinical settings. Currently he is focused on how transdiagnostic cognitive behaviour therapy can be effective for individuals with anxiety, and what are the mediatory factors that explain this efficacy.

Clinical Interests
Shaun has a keen interest in evidence based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, for the treatment of emotional disorders, trauma, health anxiety and chronic pain.

Shaun’s previous experience has been in disability support work, and he has a passion for support and advocacy for those with disabilities.



Chloe Salvaris

Degree in progress
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2016 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Psychology), Monash University
2014   Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Monash University
2005   Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University
2002   Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), Victorian College of the Arts

Research Interests
Chloe is interested in therapeutic factors associated with improved treatment response in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for emotional disorders. Chloe’s recent research investigates the utility and feasibility of transdiagnostic CBT for the concurrent treatment of children and parents with anxiety disorders, with a specific focus on child treatment outcomes.

Clinical Interests
Chloe's clinical interests centre around transdiagnostic and integrated treatment approaches for anxiety disorders, depression and trauma, in child and adult populations. She is particularly interested in the clinical utility of therapeutic processes and motivational interviewing to enhance evidence based therapies, including CBT. Chloe has previous experience providing psychological assessment and intervention to children, adolescents, and adults, in community, university, and hospital outpatient settings.


Samantha Galea

Degree in Progress
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2014   Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), La Trobe University

Research Interests
Samantha’s research interests include the treatment of emotional disorders utilising a transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy approach. Specifically her research involves the concurrent treatment of parents and children whom are simultaneously experiencing emotional disorders, with a particular focus on parent treatment outcomes.

Clinical Interests
Clinically, Samantha is interested in working with an adult population, particularly those experiencing anxiety and anxiety-related disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has a strong interest in the application of evidence-based approaches, primarily cognitive behaviour therapy, for the treatment of these disorders. Samantha’s previous experience has included working primarily with adults experiencing depression and anxiety disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings.



Charlotte Boyce

Degree in progress
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2015   Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Psychology), Swinburne University)
2014   Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Forensic Science), Swinburne University

Research Interests
Charlotte’s research interests lie in the forensic psychology area, particularly factors that influence the rehabilitative potential of mandated offender treatment and education programs. Her current research examines the relationship between features of the client-case manager working alliance and recidivism risk, in a community corrections setting.

Clinical Interests
Charlotte has a particular interest in the application of evidence-based relational therapies within the adult correctional population, and the modification of established treatment and education programs for offender groups with specific needs, including cognitive impairment, personality disorders, women, and CALD populations.

Hoang Kim Luong

Degree in Progress
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2015   Bachelor of Science (Honours - Psychology), The University of Melbourne
2014   Bachelor of Science (Psychology), The University of Melbourne

Research Interests
Kim is interested in the therapeutic relationship in group treatments for emotional disorders. Her current research examines how different elements of the therapeutic relationship, such as the alliance and group cohesion, may influence outcomes in transdiagnostic group CBT for anxiety disorders.

Clinical Interests
Kim has an interest in the use of individual and group evidence based therapies for the treatment of mood, anxiety, trauma, and somatic symptom disorders. Kim has worked in community, hospital outpatient, and area mental health settings, with specific experience in chronic pain and refugee and migrant populations. Kim is particularly passionate about improving access to treatment for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.


Michael Kreminski

Degree in progress 
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), Monash University

Current Qualifications
2016 Bachelor of Science (Honours – Psychology), Australian National University
2015 Bachelor of Science (Psychology – specialisation in neuroscience and physiology), Australian National University

Research Interests
Michael’s research interests lie in the trauma psychology area, particularly how deeper personality factors affect traumatic symptomology.  His current research examines the relationship on how certain personality characteristics are associated with different aspects of PTSD in a ADF veteran and Victoria Police population, and how treatment targeting these personality characteristics is associated with PTSD symptom change.

Clinical Interests
Michael has a particular interest in the application of evidence-based trauma therapies within the ADF veteran community, as well as the broader issues surrounding transition and re-integration of these ADF veterans into wider society.