Professor Reg Nixon


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

+61 8 82012748
place Social Sciences North (SSN341)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Nixon has been involved in the research and treatment of PTSD and it’s co-occurring problems for over 20 years. He regularly provides training and supervision in evidence-based therapies for PTSD. This has included community mental health services and victim agencies, as well as Open Arms (formerly Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service) and the Australian Defence Force. At Flinders he leads a group of psychologists and provisional psychologists who specialise in helping individuals recover from trauma.

B.A. (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical), Ph.D. (Sydney)
Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne (2013 – current)

South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award, Australian Institute of Policy Science (2007)

Tracy Goodall Early Career Award, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (2005)

Teaching interests

In 2024 I am not co-ordinating topics or undertaking substantial teaching, but in recent years have been Topic Co-Ordinator and Lecturer for:

PSYC9005 — Advanced Applications of Evidence-Based Therapies

PSYC9035 — Psychological Assessment

PSYC9036 — Psychological Assessment

Supervisory interests
Acute stress disorder (ASD)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive processes
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Treatment outcome
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (5)
Associate supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (3)
Principal supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (10)
Associate supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (6)
Further information

For further information about the Posttraumatic Stress Clinic click here.