MQ Health - Macquarie University

Psychology Clinic

Our team

The clinic is staffed by provisionally registered psychologists or registered psychologists who have completed their undergraduate training in psychology. They are undertaking post-graduate training in specialised areas to become endorsed organisational psychologists, clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.

All provisionally/registered psychologists in the clinic are supervised by qualified and experienced endorsed psychologists.

Ros Knight, Clinic Director, BSc (Psych); MPsychol (Clinical), Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education; Cert IV Frontline Management; GAICD

Ros has over 25 years of Clinical Psychology experience in varied work settings. She currently runs a private practice of general clinical clients. She has been supervising Provisional Psychologists for 20 years and has Directed the Psychology Clinic since 2007. She is involved in the Australian Psychological Society as current President. She contributes to research in Outcome measures of practical placement performance.

Michelle Player, Deputy Director and Clinical Psychology Supervisor, BA (Psych) (Hons), MPsych. (Clinical)

Michelle is an accredited clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in clinical and forensic settings with adults, adolescents, children and families.  She is highly experienced in assessment, report writing, therapy and supervision.  She currently works in private practice and has been providing Clinical Supervision to Macquarie University Masters candidates for therapy work and psychometric assessment since 2013. Michelle’s particular areas of interest in psychology and clinical work include personality function, complex presentations, and trauma.

Dr D. Vincent Oxenham, Clinical Neuropsychology Supervisor and Placement Coordinator, BSc (Hons); DPsych (Clin. Neuro); MAPS FCCN

Vince is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist with extensive experience in assisting with the diagnosis and management of various neurological conditions. He has a particular interest in the differential diagnosis of dementia, especially early-onset and atypical dementia. Vince has been supervising students at the Psychology Clinic since 2016 and also acts as the placement coordinator. He also has previous experience working on the aged care wards and the cognitive disorders clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and currently works within the neurology team at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Sharon Watt, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Student Supervisor, BA (Psych); MClinNeuro

Sharon has over 20 years of clinical neuropsychology experience in varied settings. She has been supervising provisional psychologists for over 13 years and has supervised postgraduate neuropsychology students at the Psychology Clinic for almost 11 years. She runs a private neuropsychology practice with a special interest in learning difficulties. She has been a course convenor with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Sydney (Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine) since 2000, running an external training module in clinical neuropsychology for medical graduates completing advanced training in rehabilitation medicine. She is also regularly involved in lecturing MQ postgraduate psychology students on psychological assessment in the clinical context.

Brian O'Grady, Clinical Psychologist, Placement Coordinator and Supervisor, BSc (Psych) Hons, MPsych (Clinical) Hons

Brian has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 1992 in a variety of settings including community mental health, university counselling, anxiety treatment services, and private practice. He has supervised Provisional Psychologists on placements in every setting he has worked, and has been supervising in the Psychology Clinic for the last 10 years, while also seeing clients with anxiety disorders in his private practice. Brian has coordinated the external placements for the Masters of Clinical Psychology students since 2012.

Julie Simmons, Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, BA (Psych) (Hons), MPsych. (Clinical), Grad. Cert. in Health Policy

Julie Simmons is a clinical supervisor at the Psychology Clinic. She completed her Master of Psychology at UNSW and Graduate Certificate in Health Policy at Sydney University and is a Fellow of the Clinical College of the APS. During her extensive clinical practice in adult and infant, child and adolescent mental health she provided supervision to postgraduate students on external placements and staff within the psychology department, prior to moving into private practice. Julie’s interest in developmental psychopathology is reflected in published collaborative research projects including developmental outcomes for extremely low birth weight infants, evaluation of outcomes in community child, youth and family mental health teams and effectiveness of school based early intervention program for adolescent depression.

Danya Braunstein, Placment & Skills Training Coordinator, Supervisor (Master of Professional Psychology), BA; PG Dip (Psych); Cert Prof. Practice (Psych); MA (Psych).

Danya has extensive experience working as a Psychologist across various settings. She is involved in the supervision and training of the next generation of psychology professionals, including teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervising provisional psychologists in the workforce. Danya currently runs a boutique private practice, consulting to the media industry. She is also completing a PhD in Personality Psychology and Media.

Linda Yeomans, Organisational Psychologist, Placement Coordinator and Supervisor, BSc (Psych), GradDip (Organisational Coaching), MEng Sc (Industrial Management).

Linda has over 25 years of Organisational Psychology experience in varied work settings. She ran her own consulting business for 6 years and currently delivers coaching and supervision in her private practice. Prior to her current role, Linda worked as a careers advisor both in the US and here at Macquarie University. She is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society Coaching Interest Group and the College of Organisational Psychologists.