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Qualifications

Dr Linda Campbell smiling and talking with a client

Dr Linda Campbell

Clinical Psychologist

A Bit About Me

I started my academic journey in London, earning my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University College London, followed by a PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London. My doctoral research explored the interplay between the brain and behaviour among children and adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

After my PhD, my family and I relocated to Australia, where I embarked on a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Newcastle. Here, my focus shifted to the cognition and behaviour of young individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. My research canvas spans a wide spectrum, from the intricacies of brain imaging to understanding cognition, mental health, and the lived experiences of young people and their families. This journey has resulted in a number of scientific articles that have made an impact in the field.

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After finishing my post-doctoral fellowship, I embarked on a new path – clinical psychology. I earned a Master's in Clinical Psychology and completed a psychology registrar program at the University of Newcastle. In my clinical practice, I take immense pleasure in helping my clients embark on a journey of self-discovery, promoting presence and self-compassion. I do so by embracing strength-based and affirming approaches, allowing clients to meaningfully engage in life. My therapeutic toolbox includes cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family work. Additionally, I'm a licensed provider of Mindful Parenting, Tuning into Kids/Teens, and Cool Kids programs.

With over 15 years of experience in adult education, including a Graduate Diploma in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, I've honed my expertise in general psychology, mental health, developmental psychology, developmental conditions, neurodiversity, and clinical psychology. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of sharing my research findings with diverse audiences, ranging from fellow scientists and students to families seeking answers and insights.

Collaboration and community engagement have always been close to my heart. I've worked closely with the 22q Foundation Australia and New Zealand to provide educational opportunities for individuals, families, and professionals, fostering a deeper understanding of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. I also offer supervision to allied health professionals, including provisional psychologists and registrars in clinical psychology.

 

In my personal life, I live with my husband and two children in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. We share our home with Millie, a middle-aged Schnoodle (Poodle x Schnauser), Zlatan - a ginger cat and four scatty chooks. I love reading, gardening, bushwalking, travelling to new destinations and meeting people from different backgrounds.

Brief Work Experience

November 2022 - current

January 2021 - November 2022

January 2018 - December 2020

February 2011 - Ongoing

January 2006 - January 2011

April 2004 - December 2006

Consultant Clinical Psychologist at NeuroKind, Wyong, NSW, Australia

Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Neurodiversity, Mardi, NSW, Australia

Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Educare, Charlestown, NSW, Australia

Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Currently on leave.

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. 

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. 

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