Jo Badcock

Professor, BA Oxf., MA PhD Melb.

  • The University of Western Australia (M340), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Johanna Badcock is a clinical research psychologist. In 2018 she was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, in recognition of sustained and significant contributions to the science of psychology. Her research aims to get a better understanding of the causes of loneliness and its consequences for mental health - to inform policy, professional training and practice.

Professor Badcock has held numerous national leadership roles in mental health, mental health research, and promotion of gender equity in academia. She currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Ending Loneliness Together and as a member of the expert reference group for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Mental Health and Wellbeing Project.

Roles and responsibilities

* Vice Chair, Ending Loneliness Together

* Research Director, Perth Voices Clinic

* Editor, A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis

Future research

* Loneliness, psychosis and suicide

* Loneliness and perceptual anomalies in older adults

* Loneliness and its importance for hearing health professionals

* Multimodal and unimodal hallucinations and their treatment

Funding overview

Current grant support:

NH&MRC project grant 2018-2020 (APP1148055). Developmental schizotypy in the general population: Early risk factors and predictive utility. M. Green, V. Carr, K. Laurens, K. Dean and JC. Badcock. Amount: $819,480


Previous positions

Research Professor, School of Psychology, UWA.
Adjunct A/Professor, School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA.
Research Professor, Edith Cowan University.
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Research Centre, North Metropolitan Health Service -Mental Health.

Current projects

1) Loneliness and hallucinations in healthy older adults.

2) Loneliness in people with psychotic disorders

3) Exploring current and future practices for managing psychosocial distress in the audiology setting.

Industrial relevance

Perth Voices Clinic

Teaching overview

• Graduate supervision

• Cognitive functioning and psychotic disorders

• Social determinants of health and wellbeing.


* Loneliness and social factors in mental health.

* Schizotypal traits and psychological disorders.

* Visual functioning in psychotic disorders and symptoms.

* Attitudes to mental illness.

External positions

Vice Chair, Ending Loneliness Together

Research expertise keywords

  • Clinical psychology
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Individual differences
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Schizophrenia and related disorders
  • Schizotypy
  • Stigma, stereotypes and mental health
  • Perception
  • Memory
  • Executive/inhibitory control
  • Loneliness and social isolation


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