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Committee Members

Operations Group

The operations team looks after the day to day work of Growing Minds Australia, stretching from research to service delivery and public contact.

Workgroup Members

Lucy Tully

Dr Lucy Tully is a researcher, psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic, School of Psychology, University of Sydney. She has over 20 years of research experience focussed on enhancing the reach and access of interventions to improve the mental health and well-being of children and families. She has managed several large and complex studies in government and university settings in UK and Australia and has a unique mix of experience in industry and academia.

Jaimie Northam

Dr Jaimie Northam is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She works clinically at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic and is leading the first flagship trial for Growing Minds Australia, the Growing Minds Check-Up. Dr Northam has over 15 years of experience working with children, young people and their families. She specialises in externalising disorders, with a special interest in conduct problems and youth substance use.

Olivia Liew

Olivia Liew - is a research assistant with Growing Minds Australia. In this role, she has been involved in the development of the GMA Improving Mental Health Pathways and Access to Child and Youth Treatments (GMA IMPACT) Initiative. Olivia is also a clinical psychologist who has worked with children and young people across a range of settings, including educational, private practice, and public health settings. She currently works with young people and families within a multidisciplinary community mental health team.

Lena Gibbons

Lena Gibbons is the Administrative Officer and point of contact for the Growing Minds Australia Team. She has recently completed her postgraduate study in Peace and Conflict Studies and has administration and business experience across the public, private and non-for-profit sectors in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. She is excited about working in the Child Youth Mental Health sphere and is happy to assist with any enquiries you may have.

Talia Carl

Dr Talia Carl is an early career researcher and Executive Officer of Growing Minds Australia at the University of Sydney . She has a plethora of experience in providing operational leadership and project management on a range of research projects in child and youth mental health (including anxiety and externalising problems), as a post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer. She has also been responsible for development, implementation and co-ordination of longitudinal experimental research projects and large-scale clinical trials, evaluating the efficacy of various digital and face-to-face interventions for anxiety and related disorders. Most recently, co-managing the Growing Minds Check-In project, a flagship trial of Growing Minds Australia (GMA). She is passionate about conducting research that helps improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and increasing access to evidence-based interventions. She is committed to driving innovation in research involving collaboration across organizations and with external stakeholders and has exhibited excellence in her ability to deliver world leading research.

Tom Carlick

Tom Carlick is a research assistant at the University of Sydney. He completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at the University of Sydney in 2022 and has experience in research encompassing developmental cognition, mental health, and psycho-oncology. Tom joined GMA in 2023 and is primarily involved in GMA’s first flagship trial, the Growing Minds Check-In. He is passionate about improving access to effective mental health care, mental health literacy, and early interventions for childhood psychopathology.

Rebecca Mclean

Rebecca McLean is a researcher and PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is currently investigating early interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing in young children. Rebecca is also interested in developing a multi-informant mental health screening tool, examining the effects of preschool educators/teachers’ and parent ratings of child mental health using the Growing Minds Check-In. She has experience working with at-risk adolescents and children, and has previously worked across the arts and philanthropy, at organisations including federal grant-making bodies, philanthropic family foundations and major performing arts companies.
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