Professor Mike Kyrios is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist who holds the position of Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
Throughout his career, Professor Kyrios has undertaken a range of academic, practice, professional & administrative roles, and currently also holds adjunct positions at the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University.
Encompassing the biopsychosocial spectrum (inclusive of behavioural, cognitive, neuropsychological, developmental and self-based conceptual frameworks and methodologies), his wide-ranging research focuses on:
Professor Kyrios has published extensively, sits on a range of national and international editorial and review committees and is a prolific presenter to conferences in Australia and internationally in his areas of expertise.He was Scientific Chair for both the 2010 International Congress of Applied Psychology and 2016 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Awarded the 2013 Ian M Campbell Memorial Prize in Clinical Psychology and 2011 Citation for Excellence, Society for General Psychology, Professor Kyrios has received $21.6 million in grant funding during his career.
Professor Kyrios has contributed significantly to professional bodies, inclusive of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (AACBT). He was APS President (2014-2016) and National Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (2004 -2006). He has also contributed to a variety of community and consumer groups throughout his career, and has been a consultant to various government bodies on matters relating to his areas of expertise.
Doctor of Philosophy, LaTrobe University (completed 1988)
Master of Psychology, LaTrobe University (completed 1983)
Diploma in Educational Psychology, Monash University (completed 1981)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne (completed 1980)
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Professor Kyrios has received total grant income as Principal or Chief Investigator (to 2018) of $21.6 million from the National Health & Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, and other sources.
Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research (2016 & 2017)
a short online treatment Eating Disorders; $20,000
a short online treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; $15,000
Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme (DAAD) (2017-2019)
pathological buying; $25,000
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (2009-2011)
Improving the retention rate for residential treatment of substance abuse by sequential intervention for social anxiety; 2009: $34,369; 2010:$69,274; 2011: $34,905.
Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing (2017-2019; 2012-2015)
“National e-Therapy Centre: Anxiety Online” $1,284,915
“National e-Therapy Centre: Anxiety Online” $2,520,000
Education Infrastructure Fund (2011)
Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) for Swinburne University; $1,550,000
Mental Illness Research Fund, Department of Human Services, Victorian Government (2013-2016)
online technology to promote self-management and recovery in people with psychosis; $1,966,610
Movember Australian Mental Health Initiative (2014-2017)
Improving men’s access to care: a national ambulance approach to reduce suicide and improve the mental health of men and boys; $2,757,000.
National Health & Medical Research Council Grant
Improving quality of life in late stage bipolar disorder: RCT of a novel psychological treatment (2016 – 2019) $1,083,620
The diamond cohort study - better management of those at risk of persistent and disabling depression ( 2011 – 2015) $1,478,404.80
Evaluation of an internet-based cognitive-behavioural treatment program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (2010 – 2012) $319,250
Science Agenda Program, Government of Victoria (2011 - 2012)
Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability consortium; $940,000.
Peer reviewed journal articles