Professor Amanda Baker

Professor Amanda Baker


NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
University of Newcastle
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Amanda Baker is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist leading a team with the most extensive approach to treating comorbid mental and substance use disorders in the world. She is investigating novel ‘low intensity’ interventions, involving less specialist involvement (e.g., via peer workers) and flexible delivery modes (e.g., online). Uniquely, her research spans all types of mental and substance use disorders. Her outstanding contributions have resulted in numerous awards and recognition. She publishes widely, collaborates with national and international researchers, and is active on committees and boards. She is President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

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