Famous Psychologists from Australia

List of notable or famous psychologists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top psychologists born in Australia and even some popular psychologists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian psychologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychologist from Australia is included when available.

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  • A. D. Hope
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    Alec Derwent Hope (21 July 1907 – 13 July 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic. He was referred to in an American journal as "the 20th century's greatest 18th-century poet".
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1907-2000)
    • Birthplace: Cooma, Australia
  • Amanda Rishworth
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    Amanda Louise Rishworth (born 10 July 1978) is an Australian politician serving as the Australian Labor Party member for the House of Representatives seat of Kingston in South Australia since the 2007 election. Rishworth is Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs, and Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel in the Shorten Shadow Ministry.
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
  • Bettina Arndt
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    Bettina Arndt (born 1 August 1949) is an Australian sex therapist, journalist, and author.
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Australia
  • Carmel Hill
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  • Carmen Lawrence
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    Carmen Mary Lawrence (born 2 March 1948) is an Australian academic and former politician who was the Premier of Western Australia from 1990 to 1993, the first woman to become the premier of an Australian state. A member of the Labor Party, she later entered federal politics as a member of the House of Representatives from 1994 to 2007, and served as a minister in the Keating Government. Lawrence was born in Northam, Western Australia. She studied psychology at the University of Western Australia, obtaining a doctorate in 1983, and before entering politics worked as a lecturer and researcher. Lawrence was elected to state parliament in 1986, and became a government minister in 1988. She ...more
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Northam, Australia
  • Dorothy Rowe

    Dr. Dorothy Rowe is an Australian psychologist and author, whose area of interest is depression. Dr. Rowe currently resides in the United Kingdom. Rowe came to England in her forties, working at Sheffield University and was the head of Lincolnshire Department of Clinical Psychology. In addition to her published works on depression, she is a regular columnist in the UK. She spent her time working with depressed patients and, through listening to their stories, came to reject the medical model of mental illness, instead working within personal construct theory. She believes that depression is a result of beliefs which do not enable a person to live comfortably with themselves or the world. ...more
    • Age: 92
    • Birthplace: Australia