Associate Professor Michelle Moulds

Clinical Psychology, University of New South Wales

Michelle has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the cognitive mechanisms that underpin depression. More specifically, her research investigates how rumination (when a person becomes stuck in a cycle of analysing their mood), prolongs depression allowing health professionals to better understand patterns of thinking that maintain depression and improve treatments. Currently she is testing whether the most effective treatment for reducing distressing memories in people who have experienced trauma is also an effective treatment of negative events for people with depression.