Jo Badcock

Professor, BA Oxf., MA PhD Melb.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 2611 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
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Personal profile


Professor Jo Badcock is a psychological scientist and Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her research examines the cognitive, social and biological processes contributing to individual symptoms of mental illness, such as auditory hallucinations. WIth Dr. Georgie Paulik-White, she co-founded Perth Voices Clinic - an integrated clinical, research and teaching facility to assist people with hallucinatory experiences. 

Professor Badcock has had numerous leadership roles on national and local committees in the fields of mental health, mental health research, and promotion of gender equity in academia. She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness.

Roles and responsibilities

• Research Director, Perth Voices Clinic
• Editor, A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis : Foundations for Clinical and    Neuropsychologists.

Future research

* Emotional reactivity and hallucinatory experiences
* Loneliness and psychosis proneness
* Perceptual anomalies and risk for psychosis

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) Hallucinations and loneliness in healthy older adults.
2) Perceptual organization and schizotypy traits.
3) Self stigma and hearing voices.

Industrial relevance

Perth Voices Clinic

Teaching overview

• Graduate supervision
• Cognitive functioning and psychotic disorders


* Cognitive mechanisms of psychosis
* Loneliness and social factors in mental health
* Schizotypal traits and psychological disorders.
* Visual functioning in psychosis and autism
* Attitudes to mental illness.


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

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Research Output 2002 2019

A look into hallucinations: the relationship between visual imagery and hallucinations in Alzheimer's disease

El Haj, M., Badcock, J. C., Jardri, R., Larøi, F., Roche, J., Sommer, I. E. & Gallouj, K., 19 Jun 2019, In : Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Alzheimer Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Evidence-Based Practice
Cognitive Therapy
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Transdiagnostic Perspective on Social Anhedonia

Barkus, E. & Badcock, J. C., 24 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 10, 15 p., 216.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
Cognitive Therapy

Projects 2002 2019


Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Jo Badcock (Recipient), Jun 2018

Prize: Honorary award


Schizophrenia Fellowship Consumer-Researcher Award

Jo Badcock (Recipient), 4 Dec 2009

Prize: Honorary award

honors and awards
mental health
communication (human)
Insurance Pools
Mental Health

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar or course

“A perfect night in Paris for a Research Revolution”

Jo Badcock (Participant)
14 Jul 2018

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar or course