Dr Junwen Chen

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (378)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
B.A., M.A., PhD. (Waseda, Japan).
Research interests

My research interests primarily focus on developing and evaluating treatment approaches for anxiety disorders including social anxiety disorder (SAD), excessive worry and panic disorder. I have been involved in a range of clinical studies aimed at developing and examining the effectiveness of treatment (techniques) for SAD, excessive worry as well as the factors pertaining to these disorders and behaviours. Cross-cultural study is another focus of my study. I have been involved in several cross-cultural studies on investigating the underlying cognitive and behavioural constructs associated with SAD.

Currently I am conducting several research projects on

  1. transdiagnostic approach for people with excessive worry,
  2. cognitive bias in social anxiety,
  3. cross-cultural comparison of the symptomatological structure of SAD.
Topic coordinator
PSYC9009 Abnormal psychology and psychopharmacology
Topic lecturer
PSYC7007 Applications of Psychology
PSYC9009 Abnormal Psychology and Psychopharmacology
PSYC1102 Psychology 1B
PSYC7006 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
PSYC9014 Introduction to CBT
Supervisory interests
Anxiety disorders
Cognitive processes
Cross-cultural psychiatry
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Social anxiety and perfectionism (1), Prevention of worry in children with anxiety and depression (1)
Associate supervisor: anxiety and depression in immigrants (1), sleep and worry (1)
Principal supervisor: Self-discrepancy and Fears of evaluation in social anxiety (1)
Associate supervisor: The effect of rumination on posttraumatic intrusions (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Sarah Cox

Best student poster presentation at the 36th Annual Conference of Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy - OCT 2013

Kristy Johnstone

Received an Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) Early-Mid Career Travel Grant to fund a presentation titled A pilot investigation of universal school-based prevention programs for anxiety and depression in children: A randomised controlled trial at the AACBT National Conference, 25-27 October 2018 in Brisbane - JUN 2018

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Media expertise
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour
  • Children/Youth
  • Culture
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