Prior to undertaking studies in psychology Tim worked in schools as a preschool teacher then a special education teacher and, finally, a behaviour management specialist. His PhD research topic was countercontrol and he investigated the extent to which 10 to 12 year old school children in a variety of schools reported countercontroling their teachers. Between 2002 and 2007 he worked in the National Health Service in Scotland as a clinical psychologist in the area of adult primary care. In that time he developed and began evaluating an approach to psychotherapy called the Method of Levels which is based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT). Tim is interested in the change process in psychotherapy and has used qualitative methodologies to investigate this process. He also completed an MSc in Statistics at the University of St Andrews while he was working in Scotland and has since completed a postgraduate certificate of biostatistics. In central Australia Tim has worked as a clinical psychologist in the public mental health service, the alcohol and other drug service, the pain management service, and the social and emotional wellbeing service of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Postgraduate Certificate of Biostatistics
BA Hons I (Psychology)
Grad Dip Spec Ed (Severely to Profoundly Multiply Handicapped)
Dip T (Prim and Pre)
2017-18 Fulbright Northern Territory Senior Scholarship
Director, Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs
Control, countercontrol, internal conflict, Perceptual Control Theory, Method of Levels, change processes in psychotherapy, efficiency and effectiveness of psychological treatments, patient-led therapy.
Assessor for the NHMRC, Grant review panel member of the Indigenous Grant Review Panel of the NHMRC, registered psychologist, practice endorsement in clinical psychology, Director on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society, Chair of the Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training of the Australian Psychological Society, Chair of the Regional, Rural and Remote Advisory Group of the Australian Psychological Society, member of the Indigenous Psychology Advisory Group of the Australian Psychological Society, Deputy co-Chair of the Central Australia Clinical Council of the NTPHN