Personal details

Name
Professor David Kavanagh
Position(s)
Professor
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
Phone
+61 7 3069 7327
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Stanford University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Current review and advisory committee memberships 

Department of Health 

  • Member, Digital Mental Health Advisory Committee and Head to Health Clinical Advisory Panel

Queensland Mental Health Commission

  • Member, Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council, 2016-18

Australian Psychological Society

  • Member, Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training (2013-14, 2016-18)

Lifeline Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • Member, advisory group (2011–)
Keywords

imagery-based motivational intervention, e-mental health, web-based interventions, mobile phone applications, alcohol use disorders, craving and desire, comorbidity, substance abuse and dependence, depression, psychosis

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

Biography

Education

  • 1983: Doctor of Philosophy Psychology Stanford University
  • 1983: Master of Arts Psychology Stanford University
  • 1977: Diploma of Psychology Clinical Psychology University of Sydney
  • 1973: Bachelor of Arts (Honours I) Psychology University of Sydney

Previous positions

  • University of Queensland (Professor, School of Medicine, 2004-8; Director of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, 2001-4; Associate Professor, School of Medicine, 1997-2003)
  • University of Sydney Department of Psychology (Head, 1995-7, Senior Lecturer, 1990-7, Lecturer, 1984-9, Associate Lecturer, 1983-4)
  • Stanford University, Department of Psychology, Teaching Fellow (1980-3)
  • Milperra College of Advanced Education (now University of Western Sydney), School of Social Work, Lecturer (1978-80)
  • N.S.W. Department of Health, Area Co-Ordinator of Bankstown Community Health Services/Clinical Psychologist, (1977-8), Psychologist (1974-6)
  • Australian Public Service Board  Administrative Trainee (1973)

Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 2016
  • Honorary Fellow (2016) and Distinguished Career Award (2011), Australian Association of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science (2015), Ian Mathew Campbell Prize (1992) and Fellow (1993), Australian Psychological Society
  • Senior Scientist Award, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, (2011)
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, 1993
  • Joint awards for research or digital products from Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Services Achievement Awards (2016, 2011), Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (2014), International Education Association of Australia (2013), Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (2010), Excellence in Research Annual National Drug and Alcohol Awards (2009), Schizophrenia Fellowship of SE Qld (2002)

Research interests

  • The nature and modification of motivation and desire
  • Web and mobile phone treatments for psychological problems
  • Dissemination of evidence-based practice to routine care.

Current project support  

  • Department of Health (2013-19, $12.72m) Kavanagh, Christensen, Nagel, Dingwall, Bennett-Levy, King. E-Mental Health in Practice
  • NHMRC Project Grant 1098311 (2016-18, 1.03m) Dingwall, Nagel, Hughes, Kavanagh, Cass, Howard, Sweet. Wellbeing intervention for chronic kidney disease: A trial of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Initiative Stay Strong app.
  • NHMRC Project Grant 1099400 (2016-19, $895k) Kavanagh, Graves., Connor, Hides, Gullo., Connolly, Andrade, & May. A new, low-cost e-health treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder using mental imagery.
  • Department of Health 088/1516 (2016-18, $211k to QUT) Milgrom, Gemmill, Eriksen, Holt, Smith, Richardson, Fisher, Rowe, Michelmore, Deeks, Darling, Kavanagh, Mani, Sanders. Provision of a perinatal depression online support tool.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs  (DVA MH EVAL 01/2016, 2016-18, $237k) Kavanagh, Quinn, Young, Hides, White, Stoyanov, Mani, Shakespeare-Finch, Zelenko. Evaluation of the PTSD Coach Australia Mobile Application.

 

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Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Senior Scientist Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Distinguished Career Award
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2010
Details
NHMRC Academy
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Honorary Fellow
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2017
Details
Member of Editorial Board, Addiction
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2007
Details
Member, Editorial Board, Clinical Psychologist
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Member of Editorial Board, Addictive Behaviors Reports
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Dual Diagnosis