Dr Mia Pellizzer

Flinders Institute for Mental Health and Well-Being Research Fellow

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a Research Fellow in two roles. I work for Professor Tracey Wade under her NHMRC Investigator grant, developing and testing transdiagnostic approaches to early intervention for eating disorders in youth. I am also employed for the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing. My role is specifically focused on Co-Design research, involving consumers and people with lived experience in the entire research process.

I am also a senior clinical psychologist employed by the Statewide Eating Disorder Service where I work with young people (15-18yo) and their families. I am passionate about giving power back to those with lived and living experience of mental health concerns. My research is focused on clinical and health psychology, with a particular interest in body image and eating disorders.

My PhD (completed) focused on the effectiveness of Ten-Session Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-T) for eating disorders and predictive role of body image, supervised by Professor Tracey Wade, Professor Glenn Waller, and Professor Marika Tiggemann. I have published my PhD research in several high quality peer-reviewed journals and spoken at domestic and international conferences.


BPsych(Hons) (Flinders)

PhD(Clinical Psychology) (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants
  • Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Scholarship (ANZAED conference attendance) (2019)
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (2015 - 2018)
  • ANZAED Peter Beumont Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • PhD Publications Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • FUSA Development Grant (2017)
  • Shortlisted for the Menzies Foundation Allied Health Sciences Scholarship (2016)
  • Flinders University Medal (2015)
  • Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Summer Scholarship in Psychology with Dr Tim Windsor (2013)
  • Admission to Golden Key International Honours Society (2010)
Teaching interests


  • PSYC 2018 (Research Methods 2)
  • HLTH2105 (Health: A Psychological Perspective)


  • PSYC1101 (Psychology 1A)
  • PSYC1102 (Psychology 1B)
  • PSYC2019 (Personality & Social Psychology)
  • PSYC3009 (Lifespan Development in Cultural Perspective)
  • PSYC3012 (Interviewing and Counselling)