Personal details

Adjunct Professor Robert King
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling
Discipline *
Psychology, Public Health and Health Services
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PhD (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society

Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society

Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research

Member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Board Member for Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Member of the Research Advisory Group of the International Center for Clubhouse Development

Life Member of Stepping Stone Clubhouse

Associate Editor, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

Peer Review Editor, Psychotherapy in Australia

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


Robert commenced undergraduate life as a law student but ultimately graduated in Arts with a major in Sociology.  After a few years working as a journalist and teacher in the TAFE sector he returned to university to study psychology and in 1983 graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology.  He worked in Victoria’s mental health services and in private practice as a clinical psychologist and service manager for more than 10 years and for part of that time undertook a PhD at Monash University that was an investigation of the psychotherapeutic treatment of schizophrenia. In 1996 he took up a position in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland where he worked until the end of 2010 undertaking a broad range of research and coordinating a multidisciplinary postgraduate mental health program.  He moved to QUT at the beginning of 2011.

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Robert coordinates the postgraduate clinical psychology courses (PY18 and PY50) at QUT.

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Robert has engaged in continuous private practice over a period of approximately 30 years.

He has been a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal for more than 10 years.  In this capacity he hears appeals in relation to decisions made by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency, especially appeals in which a party is affected by mental illness.

Robert was a member of the Professional Conduct Review Tribunal for a period when there was a state jurisdiction and he has provided expert opinions in respect of a number of matters brought before this Tribunal or its more recent Commonwealth equivalent.

Robert bas  a long history of involvment with Clubhouses and in 2010 was awarded life membership of Stepping Stone Clubhouse in recognition of his service as a board member.

Robert has had substantial experience of consultancy to hospitals and other mental health services in Queensland and other states in Australia.

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