Professor Justin Kenardy
Professor Justin Kenardy is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Over 25 years of his academic career, he has focused on the translation of applied psychology, more specifically clinical psychology, into novel cross- and interdisciplinary areas.
This has been through work at the interface between psychological and physical health, preventative, integrative and novel intervention technologies. This has led to research in diverse areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pain and musculoskeletal disease and injury, burn injury, traumatic brain injury, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress across a broad age range from infants to older adults.
He has developed a program of research on child and parent post-traumatic stress reactions related to injuries and medical emergencies. He has successfully conducted several large prospective studies enrolling children, adolescents, and parents after traumatic events, including injuries, serious illness, recent ICU admission, and other medical emergencies.
He has translated basic research on the course and predictors of psychological sequelae of child trauma to develop interventions for children and parents and has expertise in the development and evaluation of preventative intervention post-injury for children and adolescents, as well as development and evaluation of self-directed web-based interventions to promote recovery and resilience following trauma.