MEET OUR TEAM

PSYCHOLOGY

Dr Susan Byrne (she/her)

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
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 (she/her)

DIRECTOR, 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 (she/her)

DIRECTOR, 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 (she/her)

DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

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

PROFILE

Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in nutrition. She is experienced in helping people to develop more helpful and healing approaches to eating and body image. She is qualified to treat a range of psychological difficulties using evidence-based treatments consistent with current psychological research. Her focus is in the treatment of eating disorders and associated issues, both in adults and adolescents, and has special interest in the areas of selective (‘fussy’) eating and excessive/compulsive exercise. She is passionate about guiding individuals and families toward the development of functional patterns of behaviours and attitudes relating to food, eating and appearance.

Bianca completed a Nutrition degree at Curtin University, and worked in the area of weight management. She then completed a Graduate Diploma of Psychology 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, compassion 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).

Dr Tiffany Calvert (she/her)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, 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 is a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about working with people experiencing disordered eating and helping them build the courage and skills to develop happier and healthier relationships with food and their bodies. Tiffany is a trauma-informed clinician and has a special interest in the intersection between trauma and eating disorders. She is trained in numerous treatment approaches including CBT-E, SSCM, MANTRA, FBT, CPT, Schema Therapy, and EMDR. Tiffany is naturally compassionate and collaborative and adopts a size-inclusive and body positive approach consistent with the Health At Every Size (HAES) principles.

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 been involved in eating disorder research projects across Australia and internationally. Tiffany has been a guest post-graduate Lecturer at UWA.

Tiffany is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and HAES Australia.

Dr Louise Andony

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – Currently on Leave
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).

Dylan Gilbey (he/him)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
EDUCATION
PROFILE

Dylan is a clinical psychologist registrar interested in working with people experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Dylan completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where he is currently working on his PhD. He has previously volunteered as a counsellor for LGBTQIA+ people in need of mental and sexual health support, and completed a placement at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where he worked with young people experiencing severe mental health difficulties.

Dylan has clinical experience working with people across the lifespan, experiencing a range of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and borderline personality disorder. He has extensive experience in working with sexuality and gender-diverse people. Dylan is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and his approach as a therapist is flexible, authentic and validating

Allegra Di Francesco (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
EDUCATION
PROFILE

Pheobe Ho (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
EDUCATION

BSc(Hons)(Psych), MPsych(Clinical)

PROFILE

Pheobe is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a strong passion for supporting individuals with eating disorders. She also has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, worry and rumination, perfectionism, and body dysmorphia. Pheobe brings a warm and empathetic approach to her practice, using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family-Based Therapy to help individuals overcome their difficulties.

Pheobe previously worked in the field of eating disorders across clinical, research, peer and consultancy capacities, at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), the WA Eating Disorder and Outreach Consultation Service (WAEDOCS), and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC). Additionally, she was the Perth site coordinator for Media Smart, a universal eating disorder prevention program. During her clinical training, she also completed one of her placements within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health hospital setting, supporting young people with complex medical conditions and young people engaging in deliberate self-harm. In addition to her position at The Swan Centre, she currently works at the only state-wide public child and adolescent eating disorder service. Pheobe’s long-standing interest in supporting young people saw her working as a National Youth Advisor for headspace prior to her clinical training.

Pheobe is on the Steering Committee of the WA Eating Disorders Subnetwork, and is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Pheobe’s contributions and work in the area eating disorders, and mental health more broadly, saw her as a Finalist in the 2019 WA Young Achiever Awards; a recipient of the 2019 Australian Psychology Society Prize; and being awarded a Fellowship with the National Mental Health Commission in 2020. Outside of clinical practice, Pheobe continues to be a regular speaker with the Butterfly Foundation at a local and national level.

Dr Shalane Sadri (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION

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

PROFILE

Shalane is a Clinical Psychologist 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).

Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd (she/her)

CLINICAL 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.

Dr Anthea Fursland (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
EDUCATION
PROFILE

Anthea has worked for 40 years in the eating disorders field, with experience in the UK and the USA. Now living in Australia, she was for many years Director of the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) and later Director of the Western Australia Eating Disorders Outreach & Consultation Service (WAEDOCS). She now works in private practice, offering psychotherapy, training and consultation.

Anthea has been involved in service development, applied clinical research and training. She has trained and supervised clinicians throughout Australia in CBT-E. She has co-authored many peer-reviewed papers and created a web-based self-help resource.

Anthea serves on the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is a member of the Australian Government Department of Health Eating Disorders Technical Advisory Group. She is past-president of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). In 2011 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); in 2015 she was awarded the ANZAED Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2019 she received the AED Outstanding Clinician Award.

Sam Stone (he/him)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
PROFILE

Sam (Samuel) is a provisional psychologist with a keen interest in the treatment of eating disorders. He graduated from The University of Western Australia in 2017 with first-class honours and is now in his final stages of his clinical psychology training. Sam is also currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Dr Sue Byrne, exploring the effectiveness of current treatment approaches to anorexia nervosa. Sam is also conducting research on the role of gut health in anorexia. He has also been involved in Media Smart, a high-school program aimed at preventing the development of eating disorders.

Sam has three years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. He has experience working with a range of mental health difficulties including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, phobias, worry and rumination, perfectionism, and self-esteem issues. Sam uses his specialist training in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family Based Treatment, to help individuals and their families overcome their difficulties. He has a warm and empathetic therapeutic approach, and recognises the importance of working collaboratively to produce positive outcomes.

Pallas Sarney

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
PROFILE

Alise Bender (she/her)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
EDUCATION

B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

PROFILE

Alise is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a passion for working in the fields of neurodiversity and eating disorders. Alise finished her Master of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University in 2021 and has completed research exploring the role of childhood emotional abuse in the development of bulimia nervosa.

Alise has experience working with children, young people and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Specifically, she has a strong interest in helping those living with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. Additionally, Alise has a heart for young autistic people, and is currently striving to bridge the gap in the treatment for these individuals living with eating disorders. 
 
Alise uses a warm client-centred, strengths-based approach to therapy. Core to Alise’s therapeutic approach is the importance of mutual trust and connection between the therapist and client. 
 
When not working with clients, Alise loves spending her time exploring nature, going for a swim in the ocean, reading a thrilling crime novel or enjoying brunch with friends

Alison James (she/her)

MENTAL HEALTH-TRAINED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
EDUCATION
PROFILE

DIETETICS

Kate Fleming (she/her)

PRINCIPAL 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).

Belinda Salvia (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BPharm, GCertHumNutr, MDiet, APD

PROFILE

Belinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Registered Pharmacist. Belinda has experience working as a dietitian in private practice and community settings supporting adults and children with complex needs, nutritional deficiencies, gut disorders, malnutrition, chronic disease, and resistant eating. Furthermore, Belinda has 14 years of experience working as a Pharmacist in hospital and community setting, bringing a wealth of medication and medical knowledge to her practise.

Belinda is passionate about supporting individuals to improve their body image and develop a positive relationship with food. Belinda has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland), Eating Disorder Essentials and Eating Disorder Masterclass for Dietitians (WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service), and Eating Disorders Training for Dietitians (Shane Jeffrey & Fiona Sutherland).

Belinda has a special interest in working with individuals with resistant eating patterns including those with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Belinda is trained in providing food desensitisation therapy using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach and the Food Scientist Model SOS approach for children and young adults with limited food acceptance. Additionally, Belinda has completed ARFID for Dietitians: A Responsive Feeding Therapy Approach training with Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians and Professional (EDRDPro).

Belinda is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) 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).

Claire Cooper (she/her)

DIETITIAN
EDUCATION

BSc (Nutrition), GradDip.Diet

PROFILE

Claire Cooper is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues. Claire brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in evidence based approaches to help support sustained improvements in physical and emotional health.

Claire has worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and private practice in numerous states in Australia to lecturing and supervising clinical placements for Curtin University here in Perth.

Claire has years of experience also in working with all forms of diabetes, IBS, coeliac disease, chronic disease and food intolerances.

Claire has completed specialist training with the WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service (WAEDOCS) and CBT-E with The Centre of Clinical Interventions.

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

PSYCHIATRY

Dr Stuart McCormack (he/him)

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr Victor Cheng

PSYCHIATRIST

ADMIN TEAM

Michelle

PATIENT MANAGER

Michelle has been a member of our admin team from the first year we opened our doors.

Chenoa (she/her)

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Chenoa is our Operations Manager. She has a background in Sport Science, enjoying a career in this field before and around raising her family. She enjoys helping our clients and their loved ones feel comfortable when they walk into our clinic.

Claire (she/her)

RECEPTION MANAGER

Claire has been a member of our admin team for 3 years and is our Reception Manager.

Jasmine (she/her)

RECEPTION

Jasmine is one of our admin team’s clinic receptionists at The Swan Centre and is our baby swan…she is the newest and youngest addition to our team. Jasmine has just completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science and is looking forward to taking a gap year this year. Jasmine loves being a part of the Swan Centre machine and we love having her on our team. Jasmine also enjoys spending her spare time being a dancer and teaching children how to dance at a studio in Perth. You’ll see Jasmine’s bright face as soon as you walk into the clinic, and may even notice her writing with her left hand!

Elena (she/her)

RECEPTION

S.Sc (Hons), MPsych (Professional)

Elena is part of our admin team. She graduated from Murdoch University in 2021 with a Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) and is currently in her final year of study, completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University. Elena has worked with children, families and adults, conducting assessments and therapy. She loves contributing to the friendly and caring environment at the Swan Centre, and always aims to help clients as best as she can.