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Professor Leanne Hides

Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling

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Name
Professor Leanne Hides
Position(s)
ARC Future Fellow / Deputy Director CYSAR
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling
ARC Future Fellow / Principal Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - HDHS
Discipline *
Psychology, Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 6144
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD in Clinical Psychology (Griffith University), Bachelor of Behavioural Science with Honours in Psychology (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Mental health, Substance use, Wellbeing, Clinical trials, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Web-based interventions, Mobile applications, Young people

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Hides:

  • holds a Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-2017)
  • is Deputy Director of the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR).

Expertise

  • Professor Hides has expertise in the assessment, understanding and treatment of both primary and co-occurring mental health and substance use issues in young people.

Her current research interests include:

  • Understanding the relationship between youth wellbeing and mental health
  • Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre – Development of mobile phone and web-based interventions targeting the mental health and wellbeing of young people
  • Developing and testing new models for understanding youth substance use and comorbidity
  • Improving the treatment of youth substance use and comorbidity by:
  1. Evaluating the effectiveness of motivational interviewing/cognitive behaviour therapy approaches
  2. Identifying the mechanisms of change in CBT and brief interventions
  3. Development of innovative treatments
 including: CBT + contingency management (CM), combined psychological and pharmacological treatments, mobile phone and internet based interventions, the use of electronic gaming and online music technology.
  • Training, supervision and dissemination of evidence based practice

Current projects

  • NHMRC Project: Brief interventions to prevent future alcohol related harm in young people presenting to emergency departments.
  • NHMRC Project: Randomised controlled trial of a telephone delivered social well-being and engaged living (SWEL) intervention for disengaged at risk youth
  • NHMRC Project (lead by Prof Maree Teesson, University of NSW)- Internet-based universal prevention for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians
  • Development of mobile phone and web-based interventions targeting the mental health and wellbeing of young people including
  • Ray’s night out mobile app targeting alcohol misuse
  • Music eScape app using music to target affect regulation
  • Breakup Shakeup app for coping with relationship breakups
  • Keep it Real: website targeting psychotic like experiences in cannabis users

Track record Professor Hides has lead 10 clinical trials on the psychological treatment of substance misuse problems in young people and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Since 2004, Dr Hides’ body of work has resulted in over $13m in funding from various granting bodies including seven NHMRC project grants (2 as CIA). Dr Hides was awarded the 2008 Australasian Professional Society of Alcohol and Drugs (APSAD) Early Career Award and has presented her work at over 50 national and international conferences.

This information has been contributed by Professor Leanne Hides.

Experience

Clinical and Hospital Appointments

  • 1998-2002       Psychologist, Barrett Adolescent Centre, Wolston Park Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2002-2003      Psychologist Child and Family Therapy Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane,        Australia
  • 2003-2007       Clinical Coordinator, Substance Use Program, Orygen Youth Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital,  University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007-2010       Clinical Coordinator, Substance Use Program, Orygen Youth Health, Parkville & Western Melbourne headspace, Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007 – 2010,   Private Practice,  Western Melbourne headspace, Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010 – 2015 Private Practice, Psychology Consultants, Newmarket
This information has been contributed by Professor Leanne Hides.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Brief telephone interventions for reducing future alcohol use and related harm in young people accessing emergency departments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1044046
Start year
2012
Keywords
Alcohol Abuse, Brief Intervention, Emergency Medical Service, Telephone Counselling, Youth
Title
Promoting the positive mental health and well being of young Australians
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT120100780
Start year
2012
Keywords
positive mental health, wellbeing, technology, young people, online
Title
Internet-based universal prevention for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1047291
Start year
2013
Keywords
Title
The Ecstasy Check-Up: A Multi-Site Trial of a Brief Intervention for Ecstasy use Among Regular Ecstasy Users
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
630570
Start year
2010
Keywords
Ecstasy, Intervention Study, Behavioural Intervention, Early Intervention, Drug Abuse