Dr Ryan Balzan


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (379)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD

Honours, awards and grants
  • South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award
  • Australian Psychological Society Early Career Research Award
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Student Scholarship
  • High Quality Journal Incentive Award (Flinders)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers (Flinders)
  • Frank Dalziel Prize for Best PhD, School of Psychology (University of Adelaide)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Flinders)
  • Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Adelaide Medal
  • Australian Psychological Society Prize in Honours Psychology
  • Max and Bette Mendelson Foundation Scholarship
Teaching interests

- Belief formation

- Clinical psychology

- Counselling

- Human development

- Delusions

- Psychosis

- Eating disorders

- Pseudoscience

Topic coordinator
PSYC3011 Ethics and Professional Practice in Psychology
PSYC3012 Interviewing and Counselling
PSYC2021 Human Development
Topic lecturer
PSYC7006 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
PSYC9009 Abnormal Psychology and Psychopharmacology
PSYC1107 Psychology of Weird and Wonderful Ideas
MHSC8025 Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychological Disorders
Supervisory interests
Clinical psychology
Cognitive biases
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Clinical psychology (1)
Associate supervisor: Clinical psychology (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Ben McLean

Best Higher Degree Research Student Publication - OCT 2016

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