Professor Reddy Elected as Fellow of APS

Each year the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recognises members who have made an outstanding contribution to the APS and to the advancement of psychological knowledge or practice by electing them as Fellows of the Society.

Twelve members were elected in 2013, including the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Heath's Director Professor Prasuna Reddy.

Professor Reddy's grade of Fellow of the APS recognises her substantial contribution to the APS, and the innovative and substantial contribution to the advancement of psychological knowledge and practice.

Currently, Professor Reddy is part of network of national and international researchers collaborating in cultural health research with the aim of influencing global policy on non-communicable diseases. Her research includes the investigation of clinical links between mental health and chronic disease and the adaption of population health strategies to prevent and mange adversity in rural and remote settings.

Professor Reddy has been co-investigator on several competitive grants and been awarded for her teaching, research and clinical expertise. She has co-authored eleven books, over 100 peer-reviewed papers and made 300 international and national presentations. Professor Reddy has been appointed to advisory boards of non-government organisations, Health Service ethics committees, and is currently on the NSW Mental Health Commission Research Advisory Group.