COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dr Jill Newby

Dr Jill Newby (PhD) is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology, UNSW Australia, and is also a practising Clinical Psychologist. She also holds a NHMRC Early Career Australian Clinical Fellowship. Her clinical work specialises in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, in particular using technology-based interventions for depression and anxiety. She conducts clinical research into the treatment of anxiety and depression, with a focus on health anxiety, transdiagnostic interventions, and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness interventions. Jill completed her Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2011. After she completed her PhD, Jill worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital (2011-2012), before moving to Cambridge, United Kingdom where she worked as an Investigator Scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (2012-2013). Between 2013-2015, Jill has held a NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked as an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at CRUFAD. She is an Associate Investigator on the ADAPT trial, a Cancer Institute of NSW funded grant to evaluate evidence-based pathways to improve the detection and treatment of anxiety and depression in cancer care. As part of this project, Jill has collaborated with the PsychoOncology Cooperative Research Group (led by Prof. Phyllis Butow) and a team of researchers at CRUfAD (led by Prof Gavin Andrews) to collaboratively develop a new internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy program for depression and anxiety in patients with early stage cancer or cancer survivors.