Griffith University - Australia | Using new technologies to deliver psychosocial interventions for anxiety and depression in youth
Using new technologies to deliver psychosocial interventions for anxiety and depression in youth.
Susan H Spence, B.Sc. (Hons), MBA, PhD (Clinical Psychology) is an Emeritus Professor in the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention and School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She also holds the positions of Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and University of Roehampton in the UK. Her research focuses on the causes, assessment, prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression in young people. She has published widely in these areas and has received extensive national competitive grant funding to support her research. She has been on the editorial boards of several international journals and has been a member of numerous State and Commonwealth advisory committees and granting bodies in Australia, in the area of mental health. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, British Psychological Society and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2016 she receive the Honour of being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her distinguished service to mental health research, particularly to prevention and treatment in young people.
Sue is the author of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale, a measure that is widely used internationally and has been translated into over 20 languages. She was one of the developers of BRAVE-ONLINE, and evidence-based internet-delivered treatment program for anxiety in children and adolescents.