Dr Helen Correia

Senior Lecturer

About me

In the School of Psychology and Exercise Science, I contribute to both the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs, in teaching, research and clinical supervision. My main teaching and research interests are generally in the area of clinical psychology, as well as in the use of technology to enhance clinical and educational outcomes.

I am registered as a psychologist the Psychology Board of Australia, with an area of endorsed practice (Clinical Psychology). I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and the College of Clinical Psychologists.

Teaching area

At the postgraduate level, I coordinate and teach into the unit: Psychotherapy in Practice (PSY569), with a teaching focus on core skills and ethical practice. I also supervise clinical trainees in the internal placement units. In addition, in the undergraduate program, I am currently coordinating Abnormal Psychology (PSY213) , as well as contributing to other undergraduate units.

Research areas

My recent research interests have focused on aging and mental health issues, especially in improving access to mental health services. This also includes an interest in the use of technology to improve access to treatment and enhance mental health outcomes.

Current projects

  • Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D). Project in collaboration with Sharpe, L., Meade, T., Nicholas, M.K., Raue, P.J., McDonald, S. and Areán, P.A.



  • Curtis, G., Gouldthorp, B., Thomas, E., O'Brien, G., Correia, H., (2013), Online academic-integrity mastery training may improve students' awareness of, and attitudes toward, plagiarism, Psychology Learning and Teaching, 12, 3, pages 282 - 289.
  • Sharpe, L., Gittins, C., Correia, H., Meade, T., Nicholas, M., Raue, P., McDonald, S., Arean, P., (2012), Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D trial): study protocol and design, BMC Psychiatry, 12, 0, pages 0 - 0.


  • Martin-Lynch, P., Correia, H., Cunningham, C., (2015),Public speaking anxiety: the S.A.D. implications for students, transition, achievement, success and retention,In: STARS Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success.
  • Ireland, J., Correia, H. & Griffin, T. (2009). Developing Quality in e-Learning: A Framework in Three Parts. Quality Assurance in Education,17(3), 250 – 263.