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Prof Amanda Baker

Clinical Psychologist, NSW

Amanda Baker is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow employed as a Professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, NSW. Her research has been supported by NHMRC fellowships continuously since 2003. Funded in 2012 by the NHMRC, Amanda is Co-Director of a Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Mental Health and Substance Use, which aims to build much needed research capacity in this area. This CRE represents a world first, bringing together the largest concentration of nationally and internationally recognised comorbidity researchers. Professor Baker has worked as a clinical psychologist in both mental health and substance abuse treatment settings in Australia and the UK.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.