Ms Gina Fisher is a Research Coordinator for the Veteran Mental Health Initiative at Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) and is concurrently undertaking a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland. Gina is passionate about contributing to research that improves available care for individuals with mental health difficulties, particularly those experiencing challenging life transitions such as reintegrating back into civilian life after service, and those managing complex and interconnected mental and physical health conditions. She has practiced as a Provisional Psychologist in a private practice setting treating varied psychological disorders, as well as within a multidisciplinary team treating patients with chronic pain.
Joining GMRF in 2018, Gina has contributed to a number of projects including the development of a psychometric tool to assess reintegration difficulties in ex-service personnel; investigating the efficacy of sleep treatments for veterans with PTSD, insomnia, and nightmares; exploring the utility of Compassion Focused Therapy in veterans with PTSD; and examining neuroanatomical differences in veterans with and without chronic PTSD.
Gina completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) in 2016 from the University of Queensland. Prior to commencing at GMRF, she worked on a number of applied and experimental research projects at the University of Queensland in the areas of cognitive experimental psychology, health psychology, and positive parenting. She has also contributed on a volunteer basis to research on animal welfare attitudes at the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation. In volunteer roles, Gina has assisted with mental health initiatives at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, MS Queensland, Group 61, and the Happy Paws Happy Hearts Foundation at the RSPCA.