Jeneva Ohan

Associate Professor, PhD Br.Col.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1286 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile


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 a Clinical Psychologist in Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

2015-current: Consulting Editor for Stigma and Health (published by the American Psychological Association).

2017-current: Honorary Research Associate, Telethon Kids Institute

2019-current: Director of Clinical Psychology Programs

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:

Introduction to Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Disorders (PSYC5674)

Advanced Issues in Clinical Psychology (PSYC5511)


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 publications show high academic impact (e.g., h-index of 20, >2400 citations), as well as social impact (e.g., high 'altmetric' scores, and in the media). My outputs have been incorporated into public health policy in Australia.

Broadly speaking, 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.


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

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Research Output 1999 2019

Developmental vulnerabilities in children of chronically ill parents: A population-based linked data study

Bell, M., Bayliss, D., Glauert, R. & Ohan, J., 10 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology Community Health. 73, p. 393-400

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Disease
Cancer Care Facilities
Western Australia
3 Citations (Scopus)
Empirical Research
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis

Pathways to Self-Stigma in Parents of Children with a Mental Health Disorder

Eaton, K., Stritzke, W. G. K., Corrigan, P. W. & Ohan, J. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Disorders
Mental Health
mental health

The impact of parental cancer on preadolescent children (0–11 years) in Western Australia: a longitudinal population study

Martini, A., Morris, J., Jackson, H. & Ohan, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 27, 4, p. 1229-1236

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Longitudinal Studies

Projects 2013 2021