Research Officer/Clinical Psychologist
Dr Justine Evans
Dr Justine Evans is a Clinical Psychologist who currently works as a Research Officer at Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF). She completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and went on to complete an honours year in Psychology. She was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Prize for 1st Place at the end of a four year Psychology program. Dr Evans completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 2012 at Griffith University. Since 2014, Justine has worked at the Greenslopes Private Hospital, Keith Payne Unit (KPU), providing individual and group clinical psychology assessment and intervention to patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated comorbidities. In 2016, she was part of the Keith Payne Unit (KPU) multidisciplinary team that was awarded a GMRF Innovation Grant to conduct a pilot study examining the efficacy of Cognitive Processing Therapy as an individual treatment approach within the hospital’s Trauma Recovery program. Dr Evans has presented research on the topics of trauma and PTSD at national and international conferences. Her research interests include: clinical intervention efficacy research, PTSD, veteran mental health and the mental health of war affected civilians and refugees.