Judy Proudfoot is Associate Professor in the UNSW School of Psychiatry and the Head of eHealth Implementation and Policy at the Black Dog Institute.
Having completed her PhD in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London in 1995, A/Professor Proudfoot then undertook post-doctoral research at the University of London from 1996-2001. Her research focuses on translating psychological treatments and prevention programs for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder into new settings and new applications.
She has developed four programs using digital technologies, published 85 research papers and serves on an advisory committee in e-mental health for the Australian government. Her key research interests are:
1) eHealth; the use of digital and electronic technologies for psychological treatment, psychoeducation, self-monitoring and support for people with mental and behavioural health conditions. Delivery mechanisms include mobile phones, the Internet and CD-ROM. Collaborative work with psychologists and psychiatrists in Australia and the UK.
2) The organisational capacity of general practices, including innovative treatment modalities and workforce solutions, to provide quality care to patients, especially those with chronic conditions.