Jeneva Ohan

PhD Br.Col., Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

I completed my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, and my internship at the University of Washington's Medical School in Seattle, USA.
I am an endorsed Clinical Psychologist in Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

2020-current: Invited Member, Parenting & Family Research Alliance (PAFRA) 

2020-current: Director of Postgraduate Education, School of Psychological Science, UWA

2019-current: Director of Clinical Psychology Programs, UWA

2017-current: Consulting Editor for Stigma and Health (published by the American Psychological Association).

2017-2019: Honorary Research Associate, Telethon Kids Institute

Teaching overview

I am a dedicated and passionate teacher who delivers a socially and professional relevant curriculum. I have been nominated for teaching and research supervision awards, and won the 'Postgraduate Coursework Choice Award' in my school in 2018.

I currently teach into and coordinate:

Introduction to Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Disorders (PSYC5674)

Advanced Issues in Clinical Psychology (PSYC5511)

Research

My research is the result of local, national, and international collaborations, and uses a mix of experimental, observational, administrative linked data, and qualitative methods. My outputs have been incorporated into public health and social policy in Australia.

Broadly, my research focuses on understanding when and how to best provide children with access to prevention and intervention (i.e., treatment) services for mental health problems. As they grow, children and youth face a range of emotional and social challenges. Psychologist and allied health professionals have developed a number of effective therapies to help them, but whether or not these are useful depends on the child or youth getting to services. Only a fraction of children in need get these services. Understanding why some children do – and do not – receive services for their child will help us to better engage children, youth, and families in therapy in the future. I am especially interested in the role that stigma plays in deterring young Australians and families from accessing services, and how stigma personally impacts on them.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of British Columbia

Industry keywords

  • Children and Young People
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Child mental health
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Stigma, sterotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • Parenting
  • Social skills
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Help-seeking
  • Engagement

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