Prof Gerard Kennedy

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Professor Gerard Kennedy has extensive expertise in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of sleep disorders. He has developed his expertise in sleep psychology during more than 20 years of practice as a senior clinical psychologist in the Department(s) of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at both the Austin Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

He is in the position of Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Health & Biomedical Sciences, College of Science, Engineering & Health. His role is discipline leader for the Clinical Psychology section which involves overseeing the running of the master of clinical psychology program, teaching and conducting research within the school and general administrative duties overseeing the psychology clinic and associated sleep laboratories.

He has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and books, and given many conference presentations, presentations to the media and community organizations.

Many of the articles that he has written and presentations that he has made have been on issues related to sleep and health psychology. He has received over 40 grants from universities, the ARC, NHMRC and TAC. He has also supervised the research theses of more than 50 PhD, DPsych, Masters and fourth-year students, and supervised more than 20 probationary psychologists to full registration in the State of Victoria.


BBSc(Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Mntl Hlth Sci (Clin Hypn), MAPs




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