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Dr Carol Choo

Associate Professor Clinical Psychology


  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), James Cook University
  • Master in Applied Psychology, University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Applied Psychology (Hons), University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Science, Australian National University

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Dr Carol Choo is a registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a board approved supervisor, and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.

Dr Choo has worked as a psychologist since 1999 in Australia and Singapore, and has accumulated professional experience in various sectors e.g. mental health, disability, crisis counselling and youth work. She has worked in a diverse range of settings, e.g. as Senior Psychologist on the psychiatric ward, clinician on the crisis assessment and treatment team, case manager in community mental health, and as a consultant psychologist.  She also started a pilot program for children and adolescents as principal psychologist.  In addition, Dr Choo has worked in private practice and provided research and clinical supervision.

Dr Choo has worked in tertiary education since 2007 in Singapore and Australia.  Before moving to James Cook University, Dr Choo was Director of the Psychology Wellness Centre and Associate Professor at Central Queensland University in Australia.  Prior to that she worked as Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Perth; and also helped to develop the Clinical Masters Program in Darwin.  Dr Choo has also worked as Head of Programs at SIM University in Singapore.

Research Interests

Dr Choo’s current research interests are in the area of clinical psychology, e-mental health interventions, and suicide prevention.  She is a reviewer for ‘Depression and Anxiety’, ‘Asian Journal of Psychiatry’, ‘Journal of Counselling Psychology’, and ‘Death Studies’. She has an ongoing grant submission, and has supervised theses (to completion) on suicide study, mental health, wellbeing, resilience, stress, depression, self-esteem, e-mental health interventions, trauma resilience and trauma counselling.