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I am a menopause and healthy aging researcher, and a clinical psychologist with a small private practice. I completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and The University of Melbourne, and my research focuses on menopause and mental health (although my clinical practice extends to working with adults of all ages and genders). In my research and practice, I am interested in psychological resilience factors that can help people manage the inevitable challenges of life such as sickness, aging and stress. I am a predominantly a researcher/academic/lecturer at The University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. I also have a deep passion and interest in clinical practice. I help train the next generation of psychologists, teaching into the school's Masters of Psychology training programmes. 


After studying meditation in a Sri Lankan Buddhist monastery during my 20’s, I developed a lifetime interest in self-compassion and meditation. Outside of work I remain an active meditation practitioner exploring the Buddhist understanding of suffering and compassion. 

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