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Ms. Davinder Gill

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Ms. Davinder Gill

Associate Lecturer, Psychology


Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Curtin University, 2010 – 2011;
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Hons), University of Southern Queensland, 2002–2005

Biography

Davinder is a registered Clinical Psychologist, fully endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA). Her responsibilities at JCU include lecturing in postgraduate and undergraduate psychology courses, providing clinical supervision to trainee clinical psychologists and research.

Prior to pursuing her postgraduate degree, Davinder worked in the Singapore Prison Service. She facilitated and managed rehabilitation programs for high-risk repeat offenders, and conducted assessment and intervention services for offenders. In Australia, she worked in Youth Justice Services, providing intervention to youth offenders as part of their supervision orders in the community. In addition, she has been working with clients across a varied range of age, gender and culture in private practice since 2012. Davinder is an advocate of evidence-based and clinically proven therapies, such as, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Transactional Analysis, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-based interventions. She has a particular interest in working with postnatal depression/anxiety, trauma-related issues, alcohol and other drug problems, family of origin issues and general psychological disorders.

Research Interests

  • Post-partum anxiety in first-time mothers
  • Associations between chronic pain and lifestyle factors/mental health issues