Professor Christopher Sharpley
Professor , Neuroscience - School of Science and Technology
Phone: +61 2 6773 2596
After 10 years as a school teacher, Chris trained as a clinical psychologist and taught psychological assessment and psychotherapy at Monash University and Bond University for 20 years. He was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Health Sciences and the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine at Bond University. He then retrained as a Neuroscientist and is currently Professor of Neuroscience within the School of Science & Technology. His particular research interests are in the interface between the neurobiology and clinical manifestations of depression and clinical aspects of depression in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
BSc, BA, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip Couns, MSc, MEd(Hons), PhD, FAPS, FCCLP
NEUR330/530- A Walk through the Brain
NEUR334/534-Neurobiology of Developmental, Cognitive and Affective Disorders
NEUR335/535 - Clinical Neuroscience
NEUR538- Clinical Processes in Neuroscience
NEUR502 - Research Methods in Neuroscience
Primary Research Area/sNeurobiology of depression; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Anxiety
- Endocrinal, immunological and neurological pathways of depression.
- Anxiety and depression among prostate cancer patients and people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Depression as an adaptive behavioural response.
Research Supervision Experience
Over 20 completed PhD students; nearly 50 Minor thesis Masters students
1 Book; Over 300 peer-reviewed papers; Over 100 conference presentations.
Clinical Skills and Experience
Registered Psychologist (Clinical Psychology expertise), with over 45 years experience in clinical practice
Fellow, Australian Psychological Society.
Registered Psychologist, Australian Psychology Board
Member, Australian Neuroscience Society
Stress in organisations
Community and Advocacy Organisation Collaborations
Homes North--Homelessness and mental health.