Aliza Werner-Seidler is an Early Career Researcher and Clinical Psychologist at the Black Dog Institute. She also holds a New South Wales Health Early Career Fellowship to evaluate the implementation of evidence-based mental health programs within the school system.
Dr Werner-Seidler’s research interests include the prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety in young people, the use of e-mental health technology to improve the reach and uptake of interventions, and the role of poor sleep on mental health. She is currently leading the development and trial of a sleep application (Sleep Ninja) for use by adolescents.
Dr Werner-Seidler completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD at the School of Psychology, UNSW in 2012. She completed postdoctoral training as an Investigator Scientist at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge (UK; 2012-2014), where she was involved in developing novel clinical interventions for depression, translated from basic science experiments. She took up her role at the Black Dog Institute in 2014.