Ashlee Hannon graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). For the last three years, Ashlee has worked as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapist with the Lizard Centre, providing early intervention for children with Autism. She is also actively involved in volunteer work for Autism Spectrum Australia, beyondblue, Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, Wesley Mission and is a student member of the Australian Psychological Society and Red Cross Foundation.
Ashlee joined the team at the Brain and Mind Research institute in 2014 to further her research training. Her MPhil research project, conducted under the supervision of Professor Ian Hickie, targets circadian and cognitive mechanisms to improve mood disorders in people aged less than 25 years. Specifically, her research will involve the development of a revised and reworked model of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) called CBT-R, which focuses on cognitive, emotional, behavioural and circadian dysregulation. This study will be conducted in the hope of addressing significant gaps in youth-focused treatments for depression and bipolar disorder, and advancing scientific understanding of the mechanisms involved in the resolution of these psychopathologies.
Optymise Research Themes
- Clinical efficacy or stepped-care trials of available treatments