Dr Susan Byrne

Clinical Director

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), Dip.Ed, BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD, DPhil (Oxon)

PROFILE

Sue is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of eating and weight disorders. She is internationally recognised for her research in the field of eating and weight disorders. Sue has studied and worked at Oxford University, developing and trialling leading treatments for eating disorders and obesity. On her return to Perth, she has continued this work where she collaborates with other leading researchers in Australia and internationally on high profile projects aiming to identify causal pathways to the development and persistence of eating disorders and obesity and to test promising new treatments for these disorders.

Sue’s role as both a researcher and a clinician providing treatment to eating disorder sufferers provides a uniquely-informed perspective to her clinical research and practice. She has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals, including 50 peer reviewed publications in the past 5 years and has held several nationally competitive grants. She was the chief investigator of a recently concluded National Health and Medical Research Council funded multi-centre randomised controlled trial of three psychological treatments for anorexia nervosa in adults (the Strong Without Anorexia Nervosa [SWAN] Study). Sue was also instrumental in setting up the first public eating disorder service for adults in Western Australia, which is now housed at the Centre for Clinical Interventions in Perth.

Sue is on the steering committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and is a member of the Clinical Oversight Committee of the Butterfly Foundation. She is also a a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), the International Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS; an invitation only membership of international eating disorder researchers). While Sue is in high demand as a speaker at local, national and international meetings and conferences, she maintains a strong presence and focus on her clinical work and is known as a caring, patient and empathic clinician.

Dr Emma Dove

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

BSc (Hons), PG Diploma (Science), MPsych (Clinical Psychology), PhD

PROFILE

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in the treatment of people with eating disorders and weight difficulties. She is also experienced in treating anxiety, perfectionism, panic, low self-esteem and depression. Emma has a compassionate and patient therapeutic approach and is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that help people to understand and address eating and weight concerns.

Emma has trained extensively in gold standard treatments for eating disorders, including Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Therapy. Emma completed her study at the University of Western Australia. For several years she was a member of the specialist eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), and also worked as a clinician on the Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme and on the national SWAN research trial of treatments for adults with anorexia nervosa.

Prior to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Emma worked as an academic researcher in the fields of obesity, mental health, diabetes and disordered eating in both Perth and the United Kingdom. Emma maintains an interest in research and has published book chapters and journal articles examining psychological assessment and treatment of disordered eating and obesity. She has also presented her research at national and international conferences, such as an invited plenary presentation on Binge Eating Disorder to the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Emma is a sessional lecturer at Curtin University, and is a current member of the ANZAED, and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Kerry Mairs

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

BA (Hon) MPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Kerry is a Clinical Psychologist. She has spent years working with individuals and families in facilitating and supporting the treatment of eating disorders and weight management issues. She has developed a profound respect for the collaborative therapeutic relationship that drives effective, positive outcomes. Kerry draws on her specialist training in evidence-based treatments, including Enhanced Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy and the Maudsley approach to Family Based Therapy, to help people address patterns that undermine a healthy relationship with food, their bodies and themselves. She remains committed to understanding and drawing on current, quality research to inform her clinical practice.

Kerry works with people of all age groups and is experienced in treating comorbidities including anxiety, mood disturbance, perfectionism and negative body image which are associated with eating disorders and weight management issues.

Kerry completed her undergraduate, Honours and Masters degrees at the University of Western Australia. She is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Dr Bianca Petterson

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), GradDipPsych (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in nutrition. She is experienced in the area of weight management and in helping people build healthy interactions with food and eating. She is qualified to treat a range of psychological difficulties using evidence-based treatments consistent with current psychological research. She specialises in the treatment of eating disorders, in adults and adolescents, and has special interest in the areas of selective (‘fussy’) eating, excessive exercise, and weight management. She is passionate about guiding individuals and families toward the development of healthful patterns of behaviours and attitudes relating to food, eating and body.

Bianca completed a Nutrition degree at Curtin University, and worked in the area of obesity and weight management. She then completed a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, with First Class Honours, at Sydney University, followed by the completion of a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Western Australia. During her post-graduate training, she completed an internship with the eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI).

Bianca’s approach to therapy is one of warmth and dedication. She believes in delivering up-to-date evidence-based treatment, and working in collaborative and respectful partnerships with clients and colleagues. She is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Dr Tiffany Calvert

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Tiffany is a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about working with individuals experiencing eating and weight issues and helping them to develop happier and healthier relationships with food and their bodies. She is also experienced in running group based interventions for emotional disorders, and treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism and trauma resulting from emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Tiffany’s goal is to help her clients develop the courage and skills required to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Tiffany graduated from The University of Western Australia (UWA), and during her training completed an internship at the Eating Disorders Section at The Maudsley Hospital in London. She has also been involved in the Strong Without Anorexia Nervosa (SWAN) study and a research trial conducted by Flinders University which involved facilitating a school based program aimed at promoting positive body image and protecting children from developing eating disorders. Tiffany has been a guest post-graduate Lecturer at UWA. She is trained in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA, and Schema Therapy.

Tiffany is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Dr Louise Andony

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

BSc (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Louise is a Clinical Psychologist, with a very keen interest in the treatment of eating disorders and weight related issues. She believes in using the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments when helping clients to enact positive, and lasting, changes to their eating patterns, mood, and body image. Her approach to therapy is centred on working closely and collaboratively with clients, and she has a warm and empathic stance.

Louise has worked as an eating disorder clinician in public and private specialist settings. In addition to her position at The Swan Centre, she works in the only state-wide public service for adults with eating disorders in Western Australia.

Louise has also previously worked in single-sex schools with children and adolescents, where she delivered individual and group treatment for a range of mental health difficulties including depression, worry, perfectionism and social anxiety.

Louise completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her published doctoral thesis examined whether therapists were able to adequately adhere to three eating disorder treatments under investigation in a multi-site research trial. Louise is research oriented, and as such, she has presented her research at local and national conferences. She is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Dr Fiona Cartwright

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD

PROFILE

Fiona is an experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in treating eating disorders and disordered eating. She utilises a cognitive-behavioural approach in her work and is committed to using evidence-based treatment to help her clients understand and overcome their unhelpful relationships with food, exercise and their bodies. She seeks to create a warm, empathic and respectful therapeutic space for supporting clients to change. In addition to her work at the Swan Centre, Fiona also coordinates an intensive eating disorder day program at the Hollywood Clinic. She has presented workshops on different aspects of experiential treatment at clinician conferences.

Previously Fiona has worked in the eating disorder field in private and inpatient settings. She also has experience working with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fiona completed her Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Western Australia. She is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

Dr Shalane Sadri

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

B.Sc (Hons), B.Comm (HRM&IR), MPsych (Clinical), PhD

PROFILE

Shalane is a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) with a keen interest in assessment and treatment of eating disorders. She uses gold standard and evidenced based interventions as part of treatment. Shalane has experience in treating other psychological difficulties including clinical perfectionism, anxiety, depression, worry and rumination, and self-esteem issues. Shalane is also a clinician within the Eating Disorders, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Inpatient Programs at The Hollywood Clinic in Nedlands. Shalane prioritises listening to each of her clients with compassion and empathy.  She brings a warm and collaborative approach to therapy to assist her clients to manage and overcome their difficulties.

Shalane’s doctoral thesis focused on the examination and treatment of individuals with clinical perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She has presented her research at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and taught as an academic within the undergraduate psychology program at Curtin University.

Shalane is a current member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

Michelle La Puma

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Michelle has over 14 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in both public and private practice settings. She has worked at the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders, a private hospital in Sydney across both inpatient and day programs, and has seen adults individually for eating disorders treatment. Michelle has also worked at the Centre for Clinical Interventions eating disorders team, and was a clinical supervisor for a randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focusing on excessive exercise. Michelle has presented at a number of national conferences and published in the field of eating disorders and obesity.

Michelle completed her Masters at the University of Western Australia. Her training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has also undertaken training in Acceptance and Commitment, Family-based therapy and Schema therapy. Her approach with clients and colleagues is collaborative, and she strives to develop a strong therapeutic alliance alongside delivering evidence-based treatment.

Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd

Psychologist

EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD

PROFILE

Jessica is a psychologist with a special interest in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. She completed her clinical psychology training and PhD at the University of Western Australia, conducting research exploring the experience of disgust in anorexia nervosa. She has published several papers and chapters in this area, and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences.

Before commencing work at the Swan Centre, Jessica spent two years working in an inpatient eating disorders service at the Priory Roehampton, London. In this role, she was part of a large multi-disciplinary team providing services and support to children, adolescents and their families. Prior to this, she was employed at the University of Western Australia’s Counselling and Psychology Service.

Jessica is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to her clients in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and a warm, empathic stance as the basis of positive change and therapy outcomes.

Kate Fleming

Dietitian

EDUCATION

BSc (Nut & Diet), Post Grad Dip. Diet

PROFILE

Kate Fleming is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for assisting those with disordered eating issues and weight concerns.

Kate has extensive clinical experience in the field of disordered eating; having presented at conferences, and delivered training workshops for health professionals in the field. She was a member of the specialist eating disorders team at The Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme for many years.

Kate makes up part of the team of passionate, dedicated, and expert practitioners who work collectively to help clients’ transform their relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies using the latest, evidence-based approaches in order to produce long-term, sustainable improvements in physical and emotional health.

Kate has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer; CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, CREDO Oxford University; Client centred approach to weight management, Dr Rick Kausman; and Children’s eating behaviours, Ellyn Satter.

Kate is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, the Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Perth Eating Disorders Group as a coordinator, the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).

Emily Eaton

Dietitian

EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), Post Grad Dip. Diet

PROFILE

Emily Eaton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Advanced Sports Dietitian. She is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues, pursuing recovery from an eating disorder, and health without dieting.

Emily is also experienced working with a variety of athletes and sportspeople, from recreational to elite level, and has been part of the nutrition team at the Western Australian Institute of Sport since 2014. She has worked in private practice for several years, and has an interest in diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Emily is passionate about helping clients to develop and maintain a positive relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. She has previously lectured and tutored in nutrition at Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, The University of Notre Dame and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Emily has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland; The Person-Centred Approach to Weight Management, Dr Rick Kausman; Mindful Fuelling for Athletes, Fiona Sutherland; and Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders, Marci Evans.

Emily is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA).

Russell Phillips

Dietitian

EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), Post Grad Dip. Diet

PROFILE

Russell Phillips is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Fitness Professional, experienced in working with patients to improve relationships with food and exercise. Russell values the importance of providing evidence-based personalised education and skill building to enable patients to better provide for their bodies in a sustainable way.

Russell specialises in improving the intake of patients with eating disorders of all weights and shapes. His experience includes working extensively with weight loss surgery patients before and after surgery to facilitate best outcomes in the context of varying relationships with eating. With so much misinformation regarding healthy intake, Russell recognises the need for clarifying the body’s needs for people with eating disorders or poor relationships with food.

Russell has also worked in private practice for many years with special interest in gut health, managing IBS, Coeliacs disease, Crohns disease, as well as generalised diarrhoea, constipation, and bloating.

Russell has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland; Motivational Interviewing, Tara McGregor; Health at Every Size and Binge Eating Disorder, Fiona Sutherland; and Family Based Therapy, Dr Andrew Wallis.

Russell is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and Fitness Australia.