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    Dr Alex Parker

    Senior Research Fellow

    PhD, MPsych(Clin), BA(Hons)

    Dr Alex Parker is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the headspace Centre of Excellence, operated by Orygen.

    Her research explores the effectiveness and acceptability of low intensity treatments specifically targeted to young people with depression. She also is studying the changes that occur in young people after treatment in order to better understand why treatments work. 

    Alex is leading a major Australia-wide investigation into the effects of incorporating physical activity into routine clinical care for young people with depression. This program includes a large National Health and Medical Research Council-funded multi-site study as part of the national mental health service platform of headspace.

    Alex is also involved in building the capacity of people working in youth mental health through education and training.

    Research Interests

    Depression, low intensity treatments.