John Gardiner coordinates the selection, orientation and training program for new trainees in the clinical programs at Murdoch University, the operational aspects of the Murdoch Psychology Clinic and the external clinical placements; and provides teaching in a number of the postgraduate psychology units.
John was Chief Clinical Psychologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children for 13 years and worked in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for over 20 years. He continues to work as a consultant for the Department of Education on the identification and management of students with severe mental health conditions and in the area of disability discrimination. He has had extensive training from leading figures in family therapy, group therapy, and the clinical applications of hypnosis.
John's research interests are in the area of paediatric psychology (the application of psychology to paediatric health conditions), the collaboration between agencies in the management of children and adolescents with health conditions, and the evaluation of treatments for children and adolescent mental health.